This is the schedule for todays events.



Schedule Details


8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
  • Sue Anderson – Director of Professional Development Department ESU#3
  • Jeff Ingraham - 21st Century Skill Fair Coordinator

8:45-9:15 Video Keynote: “The 21st Century is Now”
  • Dr. Doug Christensen, Commissioner, Nebraska Department of Education
  • Follow-up Comments by Mike Kozak Director, Learning Technologies NDE

9:15-10:15 “Walking the Talk of 21st Century Learning” – ESU#3 PDD Staff
Janet Foss, Pat Geary, Jeff Ingraham, Pam Krambeck, Bill Menousek, Debbie Schraeder, Sheree Person-Pandil, Linda Peters, John Thomsen
http://21stcenturyskillsfair.wikispaces.com/Walking the Talk of 21st Century Learning

Please proceed to the following room assignments based on your nametag color:
  • Blue - Cass Room
  • White - Douglas Room
  • Pink - Platte/Calamus Room
  • Green - Niobrara
  • Yellow - Sarpy Washington

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:20 Breakout Session #1

Cass/Douglas Room - Mr. Cris Fishback – Westside High School A Whole New World in the World Language
Classroom: Thank You Technology!



Thanks to stiff competition amongst Web-based language learning sites and traditional textbook publishers, coupled with rapid advancements in software, there has been a cultural and linguistic revolution in the world language classroom. This session will illustrate how certain Web sites, software and the next generation of textbooks have changed world language instruction to the point that today's classroom is unrecognizable to language learners of just a decade ago. Although specifically focused on second language education, and more specifically French, the issues addressed can benefit technology implementation in all languages and even a variety of other disciplines. The session will include sample activities using a variety of Web sites and software, as well as a plethora of annotated URLs.

Niobrara Room - Dr. Neal Grandgenett (UNO), Dr. Bing Chen (PKI), and Dr. Elliott Ostler (PKI)
Robotics and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in K-12 Education)


Description: This session will overview some evolving trends in the use of educational robotics to address national standards in the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education (STEM). The session will be led by an interdisciplinary team from the University of Nebraska, undertaking a new National Science Foundation grant for developing a national curriculum in educational robotics. The project has also trained area teachers in educational robotics during the last two years. The session will share samples of teacher work, some evolving curriculum strategies, and a new educational robotics platform developed at the Peter Kiewit Institute. Future collaboration opportunities and several anticipated new funding trends, such as those being undertaken by the National Science Foundation, will also be discussed.

Calamus/Platte Room - Tom Allen and Michael Osborne – Texas Instruments Corporation
Data Collection using Texas Instruments


Hands-on presentation using TI equipment allowing for formative assessment of student progress and quick and easy ways to collect and analyze data. This presentation is directed to technologists and teachers in grades 6-12. http://www.ti.com

Sarpy/Washington Room - Dr. Lynne Herr – Educational Service Unit #6
New Literacy Skills for K-12 Students


With a majority of research on every topic being conducted online, it's vital that teachers help students learn to critique and evaluate online resources. Utilizing Alan November's information literacy resources, workshop participants will gain practical strategies and tools for teaching students to be responsible online citizens. Teachers will also leave the workshop with a better understanding of the web-based world of their students through examining blogs, social networking sites such as myspace and carepages, social bookmarking and wikis. Learn strategies for getting better results from search engines as well as how to spot plagiarized writing.
http://manila.esu6.org/sjb/webliteracy

Missouri Room - Pam Krambeck and Linda Peters ESU#3
Web 2.0 Ideafest Learning and Innovation Skills


“Learning and Innovation Skills” are the focus of this presentation on Web 2.0 tools for the classroom. Expand your learning environment by sharing and collaborating with others using Flickr, Slideshare, Google Docs, Delicious bookmarking, TeacherTube, YouTube, Blogs, Google Notebook, Wikis, Scribd, and others. Participants will be given a number of ideas and possibilities for using Web 2.0 tools in their classrooms. http://esu3web20.wikispaces.com/

11:20-11:30 Break

11:30-12:20 Breakout Session #2

Cass/Douglas Room - Troy Schutte – Elkhorn High School
Developing an On-line Course at the High School Level


In 2005 Elkhorn High School created its first on-line Technology course. Find out how the course "Career and Information Technology On-line" was developed and implemented. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of an on-line course at the high school level.

Niobrara Room - Ray Keller and Josh Allen
YouTube and Blogger in the Classroom…for Educational Purposes


Papillion-La Vista Schools are using YouTube and Blogger for innovative projects and ideas. Students in an AP Government class submitted tough questions to the November presidential debate through YouTube. Blogger is being used to open communication lines with parents, students, and staff. See how you could use these two popular websites to bring your district into the 21st century.
handouts available at http://plv.ishareinfo.org/jallen
and http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df5f7j3q_18c8gmfcd6&pli=1

Calamus/Platte Room John Thomson – Educational Service Unit #3
Collaborative Learning Projects


Collaborative learning projects that allow students to use their imagination in combination with digital resources will be presented. Resources for review will include but are not limited to Future City Competition, sponsored by National Engineers Week; Exploravision, sponsored by Toshiba and NTSA; National History Day; and eCYBERMISSION sponsored by the US Army. Participants will receive promotional materials to use with students and colleagues. Entry materials, sample software, ideas for implementation and a review of sponsoring web sites will be provided.
http://maclab.esu3.org/historyday.htm
http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/
http://www.ecybermission.com/
http://www.exploravision.org/

Sarpy/Washington Room - Dr. Becky Pasco – University of Nebraska At Omaha
A New Kind of Literacy



This session will present various definitions of information literacy and discuss/demonstrate how information literacy supports critical thinking, ethics and social responsibility, and other 21st Century Skills. The session will also introduce the new American Association of School Librarians "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" and discuss how collaborative work between teachers, administrators and school librarians can produce information literate citizens for the 21st Century

Missouri Room - Nicki Noordhoek and Dan Davenport Waverly Schools
No More Couch Potatoes: Integrate video games into the PE Curriculum


Waverly Middle School has implemented Dance, Dance Revolution, Sony's eye-toy and the Nintendo wii into their health and PE program. Come find out how this technology can be used to adapt PE activities for students with physical challenges, engage students who are reluctant to exercise, and offer healthy alternatives to traditional team sports. http://manila.esu6.org/nnoordho/stories/storyReader$214

12:20-1:20 Working Lunch

Pick up your box lunch on the counter and return to the Cass room to learn about Google’s amazing free applications for educators
OR
Head to the Missouri room and enjoy hands on time with the learning “toys” in our technology playroom.
OR
Use the time to eat in our cantina area and network with other participants or presenters.
OR
Explore online handouts and info from the sessions in our Mac or Windows labs on your own.
OR
Meet with Pat Madsen and Corky Forbes in the Lobby to find out about Nebraska Career Connections http://www.nebraskacareerconnections.org


Cass Room Mr. Chris Pultz – Lincoln Public Schools
Google Apps for Educators


Like the rest of the planet, you probably "Google" your way to websites all the time. What you may not know is that the Google Labs have cooked up an impressive array of FREE tools that can get you and your colleagues WORKING on the web! We'll explore some of the ways Google can help you get organized, collaborate with others, and produce exciting content for your classrooms.
LINK: http://cpultzlps.googlepages.com/googleappsoverview


Missouri Room Learning 2.0 Open Time For Technology Exploration in the Technology “Playroom”

Experience Hands On Learning as you Play Dance Dance revolution, explore the features of the one laptop per child laptops, explore the web on an Apple ipod touch, learn about the wide range of software available on the Edubuntu Linux laptop, play interactive games on the Nintendo Wii video game, explore web 2.0 applications on the laptops, learn about the robotics work being done at the Peter Kiewit Institute to develop a new programmable, robotic, learning platform for the National Science Foundation, and more!

Mac/Windows Labs Time to explore online resources from the 21st Century Skills web resources and handouts page.

1:20-2:10 Breakout Session #3

Cass/Douglas Room - Dan Senstock – Apple Computer
Digital Media Skills for the "Creative Economy"


The business world has stated that the Knowledge Economy is being eclipsed by something new. . . the "Creative Economy," and it is having a major impact on education in both K-12 and higher education. During an age where students are surrounded by a media centric world, skills in creativity, innovation and media literacy are giving students an edge in both the corporate world and higher education. Dan Senstock, Pro Applications Education Specialist from Apple, will discuss how K-12 institutions are developing Digital Media/Broadcast Journalism Academies as well as Apple Certification programs to prepare 21st century learners to be successful outside the K-12 classroom. http://www.apple.com

Niobrara Room - Randy Vlasin – Future Force Nebraska
FutureForce Nebraska -Supporting Nebraska's 21st Century Workforce


FutureForce Nebraska has several key initiatives that support development of Nebraska's 21st Century Workforce. Participants will learn about career pathways for Nebraska's targeted growth industries, observe the Nebraska Career Connections on-line education and career-planning website and be introduced to the Think Nebraska Scholars Program. See how this collaborative effort is supporting a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Nebraska. http://www.futureforcenebraska.org

Calamus/Platte Room - Dr. Lynnette Leonard and Dr. Jeremy Lipschultz – University of Nebraska At Omaha
Real Life Education in the Virtual World of Second Life


Dr. Leonard and Dr. Lipschultz from the UNO School of Communications explore the how and why of virtual world instruction. Second Life is a useful tool for course assignments and larger projects. This presentation also explores supplemental uses, cautions and lessons learned. http://www.secondlife.com

Sarpy/Washington Room - Erika Volker – Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Education and Workforce Management


Innovation and Learning in the K-12 Classroom. How does globalization affect learning in my classroom? How can I be innovative while meeting state and district standards? What skills are required for our students to be prepared in the workforce? http://www.omahachamber.org/

Missouri Room Learning 2.0 Open Time For Technology Exploration in the Technology “Playroom”

Experience Hands On Learning as you Play Dance Dance revolution, explore the features of the one laptop per child laptops, explore the web on an Apple ipod touch, learn about the wide range of software available on the Edubuntu Linux laptop, play on the Nintendo Wii video game, explore web 2.0 applications on the laptops, learn about the robotics work being done at the Peter Kiewit Institute to develop a new programmable, robotic, learning platform for the National Science Foundation, and lots more!

2:10-2:25 Break

2:25-3:15 Breakout Session #4

Cass/Douglas Room - Bill Daughtridge – Millard Public Schools
International Baccalaureate Program


There are three International Baccalaureate (IB) educational programs for students ranging in ages from 3 – 19: The most recent addition is the Primary Years Program (PYP), for the youngest students, preceded by the Middle Years Program (MYP), and the Diploma Program (DP), for the oldest students, which was developed first. The goal of all three programs is to help students become inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective learners, as stated in the IB Learner Profile. The IB Diploma is the most widely recognized pre-university educational credential in the world, providing a world-class education with genuine global standards.

Niobrara Room - Robin Davis, Marlo Tomich, Mary D’Angelo Westside Community Schools
Enhancing learning with Podcasting Collaboration


Podcasting has become another tool that can be used to motivate students and meet curriculum goals at all grade levels. In this session you will see examples of student work and discover the ‘ups and downs’ of using this technology in the classroom. We will show excerpts from podcasts by sixth grade students who documented their outdoor education experiences (oh the joy of horseback riding in the pouring rain) as well as audio podcasts by Career Center high school students who used a WWII webquest to research and develop scripts as if they were 1940’s reporters embedded with the troops. This session will also provide participants with access to a free downloadable PDF podcasting guide called “Making Podcasts Work for You”.

Calamus/Platte Room - Lisa Dale, Todd Lemense, Lori Shea, and Peggy R. Pavlik – Benson High School - OPS
Technology Infusion in Project Based Learning


Using 21st Century Skills and correlating to ISTE Standards, see how a new High School Magnet is infusing technology into every curricular area. Students use email, mobile computer labs, presentation stations, video, podcasts, iPods, and other technology for projects in classes. Ideas and discussion for use throughout the curriculum will be shared.

Sarpy/Washington Room - Donna Helvering – Millard Public Schools
AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner


Never has it been more important for schools to develop life-long learners. Learning and thinking skills include critical thinking and problem-solving, creativity and innovation, collaboration, and information and media literacy. The newly released AASL standards offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. They will both shape the library program and serve as a tool for library media specialists to use to shape the learning of students in the school. “Agility at learning skills is what differentiates a 21st Century citizen and learner from a 20th Century citizen and learner…The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Alvin Toffler.
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Missouri Room Learning 2.0 Open Time For Technology Exploration in the Technology “Playroom”

Experience Hands On Learning as you Play Dance Dance Revolution, explore the features of the one laptop per child laptops, explore the web on an Apple ipod touch, Use a Compaq Tablet PC with handwriting recognition, learn about the wide range of software available on the Edubuntu Linux laptop, play on the Nintendo Wii video game, explore web 2.0 and Google applications on the available computers, learn about the robotics work being done at the Peter Kiewit Institute to develop a new programmable, robotic, learning platform for the National Science Foundation, and lots more!


3:20-3:45 Closing, Evaluations, and Prize Drawing
Cass Room
One of the primary goals of this fair is to generate feedback about future follow-up workshops to offer to support 21st Century Learning. The evaluations are critical to our ability to offer workshops, which will continue the learning from today’s sessions. Please take a moment and fill out the evaluation either electronically from your laptop or from the Macintosh or Windows computer lab, or in paper form found in your packets.

Survey Link

http://tinyurl.com/288voa

Or

http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227ABVZHAD X

A Sincere Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who donated prizes and items for our prize drawing;

• Ash Grove Cement Company In Louisville for Providing the Fair Bags http://www.ashgrove.com
• Texas Instruments http://www.ti.com
• Omaha Health and Safety Council
• HyVee
• The Henry Doorly Zoo
• Omaha Steaks
• Omaha Childrens Museum
• Kelly Inn
• Lauritzen Gardens
• Tiburon Golf Course
• UNO Bookstore

ESU#3 Professional Development Department Thank You
Jeff Ingraham for Coordinating the event.
Janet Foss, Pat Geary, Jeff Ingraham, Pam Krambeck, Bill Menousek, Debbie Schraeder, Sheree Person-Pandil, Linda Peters, John Thomsen for their help planning and presenting the Gallery Walk and contacting speakers, and a thousand other things to make today possible.
Jane Patterson, Erin Zaback, Vicki Brink, Jim Brink, for Conference Center planning, logistics, and Support
Terry Wolfe for Coordinating the Video Recording of the keynote and sessions
Kathy Stein from ESU#3 for gathering all the prizes!
Susan Forslund, Mark Hansen, and the Data and Networking Department Staff for Networking and technical support
Jeff Alexander and Jorge Dionicio PDD Custodial staff for all their help setting up

Mark your calendars now for our 21st Century Skills Fair follow-up Workshops

• Follow-up #1 Technology Focus February 22, 2008 Google SketchUp
• Follow-up #2 Technology Focus February 28, 2008 Google Docs
• Follow-up #3 Curriculum Focus March 4, 2008 TBD based on recommendations from the Evaluations – Please watch the ESU#3 website for more info!
• Follow-up #4 Technology Focus March 6, 2008 Google Earth
• Follow-up #5 Technology Focus March 10, 2008 Web 2.0
• Follow-up #6 Curriculum Focus April 14, 2008 TBD based on recommendations from the Evaluations – Please watch the ESU#3 website for more info!