Full Day Workshops

Full day workshops run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center on the Iowa Events Center campus. Lunch is included with a full day workshop. Credit is not available for the workshops.

GAM Google Workflows Workshop

This workshop offers a day packed full of knowledge every GSFE Admin should have.

The morning will be all about an amazing tool called GAM. Google Apps Manager is a command line tool you can leverage as a GSuite admin to make your life easier. The workshop will cover installation, updating, and running basic and complex commands to make managing your domain more manageable.

The afternoon will cover automating workflows. Create workflows from the simple to complex. This portion of the workshop will walk you through using Google tools such as Forms and Google Apps Scripting to make automating day-to-day and very complex tasks easier and more efficient.

This will be a hands on workshop, so bring a device that you can run GAM on or from!

Presenters: Karl Hehr and Chad Frerichs
Strand: Technology Infrastructure
Audience: Technical Management- IT Personnel
Max Audience Size: 30
Price:  $150

Google Certified Educator Level I Bootcamp

This session will assist educators in discovering the power of the Google Apps Suite and prepare them to pass the tests necessary to be recognized as Google Certified Educators in their respective levels. Topics include, but are not limited to, Google Docs/Drive, Sites, Gmail, Calendar, Chrome Browser and review of educational apps. Note that this is a preparation workshop series only and time to take the Google Certified Educator exams is not included in this professional development event. Workshop participants must study for and complete the exams independently.

Presenter:  Lance Lennon
Strand:  Communication and Collaboration, Professional Development
Audience: Classroom Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators
Max Audience Size:  30
Price:  $150

Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals

This workshop will provide an introduction to computer science, pedagogy, overview of Code.org’s recently updated online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Workshops will be taught by Code.org facilitators in Iowa, and will prepare you to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5. For more information about Code.org’s goals and approach to courses, please see our curriculum values and our professional learning values. See what else you’ll get from attending a workshop.

Claim your spot at https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/4153/enroll

Presenter:  Ann Nicholson
Strand:  Computer Science, Professional Development
Audience: Classroom Teachers
Max Audience Size:  32
Price:  FREE!  Code.org covers the cost of this workshop and lunch for all attendees.

A Deep Dive into Google’s Geo Tools: Earth, Maps, Street View, Expeditions, Augmented Reality

Interested in learning creative ways to bring cross-curricular content into your classroom, school, or district?  This full day workshop will be centered around Google’s Geo Tools and will teach you their ins and outs, including creative ways that they can be used for student content creation and storytelling.  It doesn’t matter which age group you work with (K-12) or the type of devices you have in your classroom, you’ll leave this workshop with new ideas and resources that you can start using right away!

Presenter: Donnie Piercey
Strand: Digital Teaching Tools, Professional Development
Audience: K-12
Max Audience Size:  30
Price:  $150

Makey Makey

Get ready for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit used by educators in all 50 states and around the world and featured in TED talks. This workshop is new and being delivered throughout the US. You’ll learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that you can use later when you work with others or teach the students you serve.

Presenter:  Amber Bridge & Mindy Cairney
Strand:  Digital Teaching Tools, Professional Development
Audience: Classroom Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators
Max Audience Size:  30
Length: Full Day
Price:  $150

Half Day Workshops

Half day workshops run from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center on the Iowa Events Center campus. Lunch is NOT included with a half day workshop. Credit is not available for the workshops.

Breakout EDU Workshop

In this workshop, attendees will work through a breakout, then learn how to build their own breakout game. Registration cost for this workshop also includes a Breakout EDU kit.

Presenter: Carrie Hillman
Strand: Communication and Collaboration, Digital Teaching Tools and Game-Based Learning, Professional Development, Instructional Design
Audience: Administrators, Classroom Implementation- PK-12 Teachers, Building Level Leadership
Max Audience Size: 30
Price:  $225 Price includes a breakout kit

Video, Audio, and Images: Telling Your Classroom’s and School’s Stories of Success

Are you up for several hours of fun with free digital media tools? If so, then join this workshop! We’ll look at how simple tools for audio, images, and video can prompt higher-order thinking with learning activities, serve as powerful tools for professional development, and promote your school’s successes to your community. You’ll need a fully-charged laptop or Chromebook (those with iPads will not be able to participate in all activities easily) and a Google account. No previous experience with digital media tools is required.

Presenter: Rushton Hurley
Strand: Communication and Collaboration, Digital Teaching Tools
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Administrators
Max Audience Size: 30
Length: Half Day
Price:  $100