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Sunday, March 17

3:45pm CDT

PBS LearningMedia – The Gateway to America’s Most Trusted Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, David Olson, to explore PBS LearningMedia. PBS LearningMedia offers access to thousands of free, innovative digital resources designed to enrich classroom instruction and build one-of-a-kind learning experiences!
In this session, you will learn how
• To leverage PBS's free digital resources
• Your students can create dynamic presentations using a digital storyboard that incorporates videos, graphics, and text
• To create media-rich lessons with an optional quiz feature

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Kristin Leglar

Senior Education Specialist, PBS Wisconsin Education
Kristin Leglar is Senior Education Specialist at PBS Wisconsin. She is passionate about serving educators! Kristin sparks innovative teaching by sharing impactful, engaging media resources with you. Kristin received her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the University... Read More →
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David Olson

Social Studies Department Chair, James Madison Memorial High School
I am a Studies Studies teacher and Department Chair at James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, WI. I teach Modern U.S. History, Criminal Justice and AP U.S. Government and Politics. I am part of the iCivics Educator Network, a Teacher Advisory Board member for the National... Read More →

Sunday March 17, 2019 3:45pm - 4:35pm CDT
Senate A
Monday, March 18

10:10am CDT

Blended Learning: How to Flip Your Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to discuss how to leverage rich tech to make the most of the face-to-face time you have with your students.

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Ryan Bailey

Content Specialist, Houghton Mifflin

Monday March 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Room V

10:10am CDT

Learning Beyond The Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how to learn beyond your four walls by connecting with other schools, using Google Hangouts and Flipgrid. Build community by connecting with others through STEM activities, mystery hangouts and Flipgrid slow chats. Finally learn how to develop and share school news by fostering your own student news cast.

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Brittany Glad

Technology Integration Coach, Oshkosh Area School District, WI
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Teri Rucinsky

Instructional Support Teacher: Media and Information Literacy, Oshkosh Area School District
 I am a new Media Specialist for the Oshkosh Area School District, working at both North High School and Lakeside Elementary School. I'm also the mom of some pretty amazing kids. I am a first time WEMTA participant.
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Tanya Schmidt

Classroom teacher, Oshkosh Area School District
One cool chick who digs technology, reading, history, and getting her fingernails dirty. And a Rockstar 4th grade teacher. #4thgraderocks


Monday March 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Room IV

12:10pm CDT

No Text Book? No Problem! Create Your Own with Actively Learn!
Limited Capacity seats available

When budget cuts lead to skipped textbook adoptions or limited resources, how do you guarantee quality content for your students to read? How do you balance covering key content, teaching and assessing skills, AND keeping students engaged? I found my answer with Actively Learn, and you can too! Come to learn, leave with a lesson ready to go!

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Erin Patchak

Middle School Social Studies and Reading Intervention Teacher, Bay View Middle School Howard-Suamico School District
I have been teaching 7th and 8th grade social studies and reading intervention at Bay View Middle School in the Howard-Suamico School District for 15 years. I serve as Social Studies Department Head, District Peer Coach, and a District Curriculum Team Representative. I LOVE bringing... Read More →

Monday March 18, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm CDT