9 WDMCS staff presenting at state technology conference

Congratulations to the following staff who have been selected to present at the state technology conference, scheduled for Oct 14th and 15th, 2013.


Jeff Ver Helst
Jordan Creek Elementary

Title: Technology in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Classroom teacher Jeff VerHelst, along with some of his students, will demonstrate some of their favorite technology tools used in daily instruction including GoogleDocs, Edmodo and different iPad APS.  See how they use it in their day to day learning.


Julie Martinez
Jordan Creek Elementary

Title: Ipad Videos for Instruction and Evaluation
Teacher created demonstration videos and the ipad for better whole-class viewing, addresses absenteeism, teaching at the student’s pace and re-teaching.  Evaluation uses and management issues like windows video on a mac platform, and transfer of files for grading addressed.


Kevin Neal and Dan Kelly
Valley High School

Title: Interacting with Online Sources and Students in High School Social Studies
Presenters will demonstrate strategies to utilize online sources, as part of class, that increase student engagement and improve student performance.  These include, but are not limited to Quizlet, Symbaloo, and Poll Everywhere.  Stimulus based learning sources will also be provided and discussed.


Adam Nidey, Brooke Von Stein, Annie Orsini
Crestview Elementary

Title: 2 Apps 2 Many?
In this ”Throwdown” session, we will be pairing apps with similar purposes.  We’ll share and discuss how we use the apps with students in the classroom, and, with audience participation, determine winning apps in a variety of categories.


 Carrie Jacobs
Walnut Creek Campus

Title: Making Connections in an Online Learning Environment
Teaching in a hybrid online learning environment for two years, Carrie will discuss the teaching strategies she uses to create the online classes, focusing on building relationships in an online learning environment.


Brian Abeling & Tim Geyer (Norwalk Schools)

Tips for new Infinite Campus districts
Is your district new to Infinite Campus? Join this session to hear from multiple districts who have been using Infinite Campus over the years as they share their tips and ideas for new Campus users.


Adam Nidey
Crestview Elementary

Adam is also conducting multiple sessions of a workshop titled “iPads – Getting BIG Results! on Sunday before the conference.

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