November 6-8, 2019 * Gillette, Wyoming

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Online and Blended Learning [clear filter]
Wednesday, November 6

2:30pm MST

Transitioning from F2F into Innovative Online PD
This year, we created online professional development courses for teachers delivered entirely through Canvas. Learn about our journey of transitioning the delivery of professional development from face-to-face to online. We will demonstrate how we prepared for and designed these courses, including expectations and templates and receiving feedback from participants. We will also share tips and tricks we learned, including techniques for course design and participant engagement.

Upon completion of this session attendees will be able to:
1. Begin the process of transitioning from F2F to online teaching and learning.
2. Redesign their current PD courses into a more blended and/or online approach.
3. Learn techniques for course design.

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Debbie Jacobson

Debbie Jacobson is currently the Technology Integration Program Administrator for Laramie County School District #1 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  She supervises a team who is responsible for technology integration and training for the district.  She has an associate degree in Microsoft... Read More →
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Maureen Young

Technology Integration Specialist, LCSD1
I am a Technology Integration Specialist. I am passionate about helping others learn how to integrate technology into the classroom. I am excited to also be providing online professional development through Canvas for the staff in our District.

Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Old Faithful

4:30pm MST

Professional Development in the 21st Century: How Online, On-Demand Learning Can Improve Literacy Instruction
Attendees will learn about an interactive, online form of professional development designed to improve pedagogical skills for literacy instruction. They will learn what makes this approach unique and successful and how they can use it to meet their professional learning needs. They will also hear from an educator who has extensively used the platform and will share how it has enhanced her knowledge and improved her instruction.

Upon completion of this session attendees will be able to:
1. Understand the benefits of interactive, online PD,
2. Know how to access the platform,
3. Identify goals for their own professional learning related to literacy instruction

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Liisaan Cooper

English Teacher, Campbell County School District
Liisaan Cooper, a high school English teacher at Campbell County High School from Gillette, Wyoming, is a teacher leader who is constantly on the lookout for new tools and strategies to engage her students in learning.  Her goals of developing literacy have been dramatically increased... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm MST
Thursday, November 7

4:30pm MST

Digital Learning Plan and Future Ready Toolkit
Are you ready to maximize digital learning opportunities and help your school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship? The Future Ready Toolkit provides an easy to follow guide on just how to accomplish those goals.

1. Learn how your district can participate in Future Ready Wyoming.
2. Learn best practices in utilizing the Future Ready Framework.
3. Learn how to receive additional training


Alisa Cook

Personalized Learning Consultant, Wyoming Department of Education
Alisa Cook is the Personalized Learning Consultant with the Wyoming Department of Education. Alisa is passionate about meeting the needs of every student in the classroom. She provides support to districts, schools and teachers through Open Educational Resources, Digital Learning... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm MST
Boars Tusk
Friday, November 8

10:00am MST

Zooming in on Blended Learning: Student Perceptions of Engagement
Attendees will discuss and react to data gathered from surveys of blended courses (live and distance students in the same synchronous class) at Eastern Wyoming College. Distance students participated in the classes via Zoom video conferencing.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Articulate actual and predicted pros & cons of blending distance students via video conference within a ground-based course
2. Anticipate student perception of their learning experience in a blended course
3. Anticipate student satisfaction with instructor communication in a blended course

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Aaron Bahmer

Director, Instructional Technology, Eastern Wyoming College
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Brandons Semler

Communication Instructor, Eastern Wyoming College
Dr. Brandon J. Semler has a Ph.D. From the Univeristy of North Dakota emphasizing in Communication and Public Disourse.  A M.A. in Communication and IT focused in Instructional Online Development.  A B.A. from the South Dakota State University in Communication.Dr. Semler is from... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am MST
Old Faithful