Loading…
Apple technology supports powerful ways to create deeper, more meaningful learning experiences. This year’s Symposium is dedicated to a deep dive into Apple’s Elements of Learning iBook.  Each chapter provides tips and tools to help you integrate and innovate with these elements.


Design lessons that resonate. Think about the learning elements the same way you might think about treble, ​bass, and volume in music—more isn’t necessarily better. Rather than trying to maximize all elements in a given lesson, focus on the ones that provide your students with the best opportunities ​to understand the topic.


Adjust for age. Age-appropriate expectations should be taken into account when applying them to lessons for students. Ideas within the rubrics, such as working independently, expressing ideas, and making choices, may look quite different depending on the maturity and abilities of the students.


Support with teaching strategies. The elements of learning can be used with any pedagogy. Typically they align best with a student-centered approach. ​Challenge-based learning, for example, often incorporates very ​effective opportunities for critical thinking and real-world engagement. Challenge-based learning, along with other pedagogical approaches, can be a natural way to embed the elements of learning.

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Monday, July 8
 

1:30pm CDT

Introduction to Event: History and Purpose
More than a one time experience, we would hope it should be more of a community.

Monday July 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

Learning Beyond the Walls (Opening Session)
"Walk and/or discover learning beyond walls
. Create —draw, photo, video, sound/music

Join us while we leverage the new Everyone Can Create program to take our learning outdoors.  We will take advantage of our proximity to the Cedar Creek and Preserve and use our iPads to document our learning using techniques from Everyone Can Create. It is recommended that everyone attend one of these outdoor sessions."

Important Info: For Mondays Learning Beyond the Walls Activity, we will be outside. It would be a good to dress casual/comfortable and might be a good idea to pack comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and bug spray. Participants will need iPad, Pages Template, Sketch School app, Apple Pencil is preferred


Monday July 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
TBA

6:00pm CDT

Dinner and Trivia!
Monday July 8, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
The Bar 10302 Market Street Rothschild, WI
 
Tuesday, July 9
 

8:30am CDT

Playground - Learning with Apple Playground
Playground - Learning with Apple Playground: Get hands-on with Apple technology and discover how innovative educators are using Apple products to create content and design engaging learning experiences. You’ll see learning activities that create new opportunities for teaching and learning.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

8:30am CDT

Job Alike - Intro Activity
This is an opportunity to network with education leaders who are on a similar journey with using Apple technology.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
TBA

8:30am CDT

Bring Student Voice to life with books on Pages
In this session, see how students from primary to secondary grades use new features in Pages and Apple Pencil on iPad to express themselves through writing, drawing and more. From memoirs to reports, student voice and ideas come to life through the creative process of authoring a book.


Speakers
BK

Brendan Kelly

Tech Integrator, West Allis - West Milwaukee SD


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

8:30am CDT

Everyone Can Create Fun and Memorable Videos "Life is Short—Capture the Moment with Clips!
In this fun and engaging session, you will learn how to create simple, yet powerful videos using the iOS app called Clips.  Clips allows you to combine photos, video and music with ease.  You also have the capability to add live titles and captions simply by talking into the app.  In addition, you can add trendy filters, speech bubbles and animated posters to create memorable moments. Your finished project can easily be shared via social media, or saved to your camera roll.  “Life is Short - so Capture the Moments with Clips!”

Speakers
avatar for Rita Mortenson

Rita Mortenson

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
A teacher for 29 years, I enjoy working with the staff, students, parents and community members of the Verona Area School District helping to integrate technology into the classrooms. I am an active Discovery STAR Educator, serves as the Events Chair for the Wisconsin DEN Leadership... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

8:30am CDT

Green Screen Apps: Animation & Drawing and Do Ink
Explore DoInk and DoInk animation and see how to use these green screen apps to create exciting book talks, an introductory hook for your next lesson, and create videos to show content knowledge. We will have the apps on our iPads to explore and create a hook for you to take back.  Lots of work time!

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ranker

Christine Ranker

Library Technology Specialist, Merrill Area Public Schools
This is my fourth year in the Merrill School District. I love integrating both library and technology skills into teacher lessons. I am a life-long learner who never has enough time to do all the learning, collaborating, and teaching.
avatar for Paula Norman

Paula Norman

Library Technology Specialist, Merrill Area Public Schools
I am a K-5 technology integration specialist/coach at 2 elementary schools. This was my second year in this position and I am eager to learn anything and everything I can to help teachers enhance their curriculum and me to improve my knowledge and teaching.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

8:30am CDT

Student photography to showcase learning via iPad camera in all content areas (basic photography)
Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Halderson

Jeanne Halderson

Seventh Grade Teacher, Longfellow Middle School
Jeanne Halderson is a seventh grade teacher at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a 1:1 iPad school. She teaches ELA and social studies and strives to create an active learning atmosphere using proven literacy strategies, personalized learning, and an authentic and... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

8:30am CDT

Supercharging the Writing Process for Learners with the Accessibility Features (Tools for Learning)
Speakers
avatar for Melissa Piette

Melissa Piette

Assistive and Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Wausau School District
Melissa Piette, is an Assistive and Instructional Technology Integration Specialist for the Wausau School District in Wausau, Wisconsin. Prior to her current role as an integration specialist, Melissa served as a Special Educator, Autism Specialist and District Program Support Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

8:30am CDT

Using Numbers to Creatively Structure Activities
Numbers is SO MUCH MORE than spreadsheets! Come to this session to examples of structured activities and have time to create your own using the Numbers app. Goal setting, the writing process, Getting to Know you activities... the opportunities are endless! Provide learners with directions, audio and video support, and a clear beginning and end to activities to set them all up for success. Get ready to see Numbers is a different light!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Morris

Laura Morris

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Wausau School District
Laura Morris is currently an Instructional Technology Integration specialist for the Wausau School District. She has taught in kindergarten and first grade classrooms, all in a 1:1 iPad environment. She is passionate about learner voice, choice and meeting every learner where they... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

8:30am CDT

What’s New for IT - Summer 2019 - Apple Education
Discover new features in iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS and tvOS.  We will discuss new management features for each OS as well as enhancements to the deployment process.  Several new Apple School Manager features will also be discussed in addition to updates for Apple Classroom and Schoolwork.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

9:45am CDT

Playground - Learning with Apple Playground
Playground - Learning with Apple Playground: Get hands-on with Apple technology and discover how innovative educators are using Apple products to create content and design engaging learning experiences. You’ll see learning activities that create new opportunities for teaching and learning.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

Analyzing your vision and Examining your practices
Apple recognizes you as a leader, responsible for the transformation of teaching and learning through a technology-rich learning environment. Join us for a series of topics that sets the stage for your school leadership team to build and or improve a results-focused readiness plan to support your implementation of Apple technology throughout your school. Learn about a project management process that sets expectations and develops and manages project scope. Create an individual project plan that helps deliver on your vision through best practice.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
TBA

9:45am CDT

AR/VR Apps
Speakers
MC

Marcy Cordova

Library Technology Specialist, Merrill Area Public Schools
LD

Lindsay Doescher

Library Technology Specialist, Merrill Area Public Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

Bring Student Voice to life with books on Pages
In this session, see how students from primary to secondary grades use new features in Pages and Apple Pencil on iPad to express themselves through writing, drawing and more. From memoirs to reports, student voice and ideas come to life through the creative process of authoring a book.


Speakers
BK

Brendan Kelly

Tech Integrator, West Allis - West Milwaukee SD


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

Elementary Coding - #EveryoneCanCode
Coding is an essential tool for students to thrive in their futures. When you incorporate coding into your classroom you are engaging your students while providing them with an abundance of skills. Coding teaches students problem-solving, critical thinking, perseverance, and so much more! Elementary coding programs are wonderful tools to have and incorporate into the everyday classroom. Many of these elementary coding programs foster student creation and are very user-friendly. Learn how to start engaging your students in creating through coding using Scratch JR and Tynker!

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

Everyone Can Create Fun and Memorable Videos "Life is Short—Capture the Moment with Clips!
In this fun and engaging session, you will learn how to create simple, yet powerful videos using the iOS app called Clips.  Clips allows you to combine photos, video and music with ease.  You also have the capability to add live titles and captions simply by talking into the app.  In addition, you can add trendy filters, speech bubbles and animated posters to create memorable moments. Your finished project can easily be shared via social media, or saved to your camera roll.  “Life is Short - so Capture the Moments with Clips!”

Speakers
avatar for Rita Mortenson

Rita Mortenson

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
A teacher for 29 years, I enjoy working with the staff, students, parents and community members of the Verona Area School District helping to integrate technology into the classrooms. I am an active Discovery STAR Educator, serves as the Events Chair for the Wisconsin DEN Leadership... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

Everyone Can Create: Music
Music is a language of human expression. In this session, you will begin to gain the confidence and skills to start creating your own music using the GarageBand Touch Instrument on iPad. We will look at the new Everyone Can Create: Music book and get hands-on with some of the included activities.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

Schoolwork and Teacher Created Templates to bring Efficiency to your Classroom
1:1 with iPads is an amazing opportunity for students and teachers, but can be overwhelming to keep up with our students and the amazing things they are creating. In this session, we will be exploring an app to help us as teachers keep up with our students' creations! That app is Schoolwork! Schoolwork gives us valuable insight into each student’s progress as we work with them, allows for easier collaboration between students, and makes your life as a teacher all around easier. We will also be digging deeper into the power of teacher creation with templates you can use in Schoolwork, that will help enhance your students’ experience within content areas.


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Teacher, DC Everest
4th grade teacher in the DC Everest School District. Have been teaching at Riverside Elementary for the past 12 years.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

9:45am CDT

Content Filtering with the iOS Plug-In
Apple Education will provide the background and benefits of the iOS Plug-In for content filtering.

Brad Modaff, Technology Director - Dodgeland School District, will share Dodgeland’s experiences using Lightspeed and their implementation of the iOS plugin.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

11:00am CDT

Playground - Learning with Apple Playground
Playground - Learning with Apple Playground: Get hands-on with Apple technology and discover how innovative educators are using Apple products to create content and design engaging learning experiences. You’ll see learning activities that create new opportunities for teaching and learning.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

T & L Session Choice
This session is to be kept open so that leaders choose a session in the other strands.  

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
TBA

11:00am CDT

Foster Creativity through Visual Storytelling with Keynote
"Learn how educators empower students to create interactive portfolios, movies and more — with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes — using the Keynote app on iPad. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas.

Speakers
BK

Brendan Kelly

Tech Integrator, West Allis - West Milwaukee SD


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Green Screen Apps: Animation & Drawing and Do Ink
Explore DoInk and DoInk animation and see how to use these green screen apps to create exciting book talks, an introductory hook for your next lesson, and create videos to show content knowledge. We will have the apps on our iPads to explore and create a hook for you to take back.  Lots of work time!

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ranker

Christine Ranker

Library Technology Specialist, Merrill Area Public Schools
This is my fourth year in the Merrill School District. I love integrating both library and technology skills into teacher lessons. I am a life-long learner who never has enough time to do all the learning, collaborating, and teaching.
avatar for Paula Norman

Paula Norman

Library Technology Specialist, Merrill Area Public Schools
I am a K-5 technology integration specialist/coach at 2 elementary schools. This was my second year in this position and I am eager to learn anything and everything I can to help teachers enhance their curriculum and me to improve my knowledge and teaching.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

SketchNotes
Various forms of doodling have all kinds of benefits. Doodling is a form of mnemonics, connecting images with information-shows a significant increase in the ability to remember what we’ve learned. Come learn some tips and tricks for using SketchNotes for you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Nugent

Beth Nugent

Art Educator, School District of La Crosse
Bethany is a visual arts educator in the School District of La Crosse with a background in graphic design and photography. She is passionate about everything ed tech and finding ways to make education more efficient and effective for teachers, and more meaningful and hands-on for... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Student photography to showcase learning via iPad camera in all content areas (basic photography)
Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Halderson

Jeanne Halderson

Seventh Grade Teacher, Longfellow Middle School
Jeanne Halderson is a seventh grade teacher at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a 1:1 iPad school. She teaches ELA and social studies and strives to create an active learning atmosphere using proven literacy strategies, personalized learning, and an authentic and... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Supercharging the Writing Process for Learners with the Accessibility Features (Tools for Learning)
Speakers
avatar for Melissa Piette

Melissa Piette

Assistive and Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Wausau School District
Melissa Piette, is an Assistive and Instructional Technology Integration Specialist for the Wausau School District in Wausau, Wisconsin. Prior to her current role as an integration specialist, Melissa served as a Special Educator, Autism Specialist and District Program Support Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Using Numbers to Creatively Structure Activities
Numbers is SO MUCH MORE than spreadsheets! Come to this session to examples of structured activities and have time to create your own using the Numbers app. Goal setting, the writing process, Getting to Know you activities... the opportunities are endless! Provide learners with directions, audio and video support, and a clear beginning and end to activities to set them all up for success. Get ready to see Numbers is a different light!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Morris

Laura Morris

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Wausau School District
Laura Morris is currently an Instructional Technology Integration specialist for the Wausau School District. She has taught in kindergarten and first grade classrooms, all in a 1:1 iPad environment. She is passionate about learner voice, choice and meeting every learner where they... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Tech Session 3: Apple Inc.
Description coming soon!

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Playground - Learning with Apple Playground
Playground - Learning with Apple Playground: Get hands-on with Apple technology and discover how innovative educators are using Apple products to create content and design engaging learning experiences. You’ll see learning activities that create new opportunities for teaching and learning.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Building Bridges and Aligning practice to vision
This session continues our discussion on your vision for learning with technology as a principal or district administrator. You’ll develop strategies for managing change within your school community. You’ll also explore best practices for enriching student learning with technology. And you’ll have the opportunity to network with education leaders who are on a similar journey.

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
TBA

1:00pm CDT

AR/VR Apps
Speakers
MC

Marcy Cordova

Library Technology Specialist, Merrill Area Public Schools
LD

Lindsay Doescher

Library Technology Specialist, Merrill Area Public Schools


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Elementary Coding - #EveryoneCanCode
Coding is an essential tool for students to thrive in their futures. When you incorporate coding into your classroom you are engaging your students while providing them with an abundance of skills. Coding teaches students problem-solving, critical thinking, perseverance, and so much more! Elementary coding programs are wonderful tools to have and incorporate into the everyday classroom. Many of these elementary coding programs foster student creation and are very user-friendly. Learn how to start engaging your students in creating through coding using Scratch JR and Tynker!

Speakers

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Everyone Can Create: Music
Music is a language of human expression. In this session, you will begin to gain the confidence and skills to start creating your own music using the GarageBand Touch Instrument on iPad. We will look at the new Everyone Can Create: Music book and get hands-on with some of the included activities.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Foster Creativity through Visual Storytelling with Keynote
"Learn how educators empower students to create interactive portfolios, movies and more — with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes — using the Keynote app on iPad. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas.

Speakers
BK

Brendan Kelly

Tech Integrator, West Allis - West Milwaukee SD


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

Schoolwork and Teacher Created Templates to bring Efficiency to your Classroom
1:1 with iPads is an amazing opportunity for students and teachers, but can be overwhelming to keep up with our students and the amazing things they are creating. In this session, we will be exploring an app to help us as teachers keep up with our students' creations! That app is Schoolwork! Schoolwork gives us valuable insight into each student’s progress as we work with them, allows for easier collaboration between students, and makes your life as a teacher all around easier. We will also be digging deeper into the power of teacher creation with templates you can use in Schoolwork, that will help enhance your students’ experience within content areas.


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Teacher, DC Everest
4th grade teacher in the DC Everest School District. Have been teaching at Riverside Elementary for the past 12 years.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

SketchNotes
Various forms of doodling have all kinds of benefits. Doodling is a form of mnemonics, connecting images with information-shows a significant increase in the ability to remember what we’ve learned. Come learn some tips and tricks for using SketchNotes for you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Nugent

Beth Nugent

Art Educator, School District of La Crosse
Bethany is a visual arts educator in the School District of La Crosse with a background in graphic design and photography. She is passionate about everything ed tech and finding ways to make education more efficient and effective for teachers, and more meaningful and hands-on for... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT