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Friday, January 18
 

8:00am

Coding in the Classroom
Come learn how you could start using computer science to teach problem-solving and persistence in your classroom. It can also be used to engage students and reinforce math and reading skills. The first part of the session will be spent sharing out lessons learned at Winnequah followed by short coding activity. We will then explore lessons that you can use in your classroom the following week. 

Speakers
avatar for Casey Ineichen

Casey Ineichen

Library Media Specialist, Monona Grove School District
Casey is a 4k-5th-grade librarian at Winnequah Elementary School and WETMA 18 & 19 Programs Co-Chair. One of her passions is the after-school coding club she started. It started out four years ago with just a handful of students in the 4th and 5th grade. The club currently rotates... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
HS 250
  • Grade Level K-8

8:00am

Engaging students through Video
These paired mini sessions focus on effective resource sharing.  Part One: Are you sick of always searching for the same video clips that you use every year in class?  Learn how to organize and share your YouTube videos with your students through Google Drive, Google Site, or Google Classroom.  Part Two: Looking for new ways to engage students with discussion? Flipgrid allows you to create a forum for students to create short, fun videos with nothing more than their Chromebook or their phone. You provide the prompt and direction, they provide their thoughts. 


Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Room 252
  • Grade Level K-12

8:00am

Project Based Learning Breakout Session (K-5)
Have you been wanting to launch a project, but you can't find the time or don't know how to get started? I can help you find the resources to get a project out of your head and into reality. I will also share tips that have helped me and a small team at Taylor Prairie create meaningful, hands-on learning experiences that are engaging and connected to the real world. Bring a laptop and ideas.

Speakers
LR

LeahRae Rusu

1st Grade Teacher, Taylor Prairie Elementary


Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
HS 179
  • Grade Level K-5

8:00am

Using the UDL framework and technology to help organize and implement student engagement and success with larger projects
With the UDL framework in mind and guiding the structure and implementation of class projects, we will see what the third grade in particular has worked on over the course of a couple years to encourage a high level of engagement and success with more opportunity to display individual learning and representation of that learning. Using technology as a resource rather than a hindrance we will work to create a database of resources to pull from. During this time we will also have the opportunity to work on structuring our own grade level project work and collaborate and bounce ideas off one another. Remember to bring your laptop.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
HS 171
  • Grade Level K-5

8:00am

Bring Harmony to the Mind & Body Through Meditation
Limited Capacity full

Explore three different types of meditation practices: Moment-to-moment investigation of the mind-body experiences through calm focused attention; Enhance harmony and steadiness of mind through a walking meditation within the company of others; and practicing Loving Kindness, a wise and kind way to treat yourself.  Please bring either a yoga mat or small blanket with for this session.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
HS IMC

8:00am

Eating Healthy & Creatively with Pinterest
Limited Capacity full

I will demonstrate how I use Pinterest to find recipes, ideas, inspirations for ways to eat healthfully, and adventurously based on ingredient searching. I'd like to also explore trends in healthy eating through tools & spices & look share ideas: spiralizers, vegetarian substitutions, etc.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
170

8:00am

Get on Track to Financial Security
Limited Capacity filling up

This seminar is designed to teach employees of all ages the basics of investing and retirement planning. In this session we provide information about how to achieve long-term financial goals. You will also:

Determine your retirement income needs.
Learn what retirement income sources are available to you.
Learn the importance of reducing product fees and tips about how to make your money work harder for you.
Learn about the advantages of different savings options (Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, TSA, or 403(b), and deferred compensation.
Learn how to properly diversify your investment dollars.

Speakers
SN

Scott Nelson

Worksite Benefit Consultant, WEA


Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Auditorium

8:00am

Ninja Gym Workout
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wanted to try the obstacles on American Ninja Warrior? Now's your chance! Join Fred Bartman for a Ninja Workout at his home-made Ninja Gym. Obstacles like the Salmon Ladder, Cliff Hanger, Rings, Climbing Wall, Slack Line, Peg Board, Unstable Bridge, and many more will be available for you to try out. Fred has over 40 different obstacles in his gym. Please know that many of the obstacles do require some upper body strength to complete. It is recommended that participants be able to complete at least 1 pull up and 5 push-ups in order to enjoy this work out. We want the experience to be challenging but fun for those who attend. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Fred for more information.

This session will be located off-site at Fred's home. You should plan to meet at 5116 N. Autumn Lane, McFarland, WI 53558, during your session. Participants are welcome to come and go throughout the session.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Fred's Home (see description for address)

8:00am

Pickleball
Limited Capacity full

One of the fastest growing recreation games for adults in the United States.  You are invited for an introduction of the rules and game play for Doubles Pickleball in the MG main gym.


Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Gyms 1 & 2

8:00am

Self Care Through Art: Mandalas & Coloring Pages
Limited Capacity filling up

**PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN COLORING SUPPLIES IF YOU HAVE THEM! We will provide supplies for those who are not able to bring any.** Join us to spend some time experiencing the powerful soothing effects of art by creating your own mandala (a circular image or design), or by coloring one of our pre-made mandalas or coloring pages.  Come to Room 202 for an initial presentation. Overflow space will be available in Room 204. 


Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Room 202

8:00am

Team Sports: Volleyball
Limited Capacity full

Love volleyball? Come play. All levels welcome!

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Gym 3

8:55am

Using Seesaw and Class Dojo for Family Engagement and Peer Feedback
Join us to explore how student portfolio tools like Seesaw and Class Dojo can empower students and include families in student learning. We will cover uploading and sharing student work, facilitating peer feedback and increasing family engagement. We will provide hands-on time and help in setting up your class and planning future lessons.


Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:10am
HS 209
  • Grade Level K-5

8:55am

Get Started with Code
Limited Capacity seats available

You will use Tynker and Codespark during this session. iPads will be provided for those that do not have one.

“The early years of schooling are a great time to introduce coding concepts as a way of thinking about the every day and digital world and to develop foundational skills in computational thinking. Apps specifically designed for younger learners use visual-based coding puzzles to develop problem-solving skills, encourage persistence, and promote creativity.”


Speakers
JB

Jordan Braa

Systems Engineer, Apple


Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
HS 250
  • Grade Level K-8

8:55am

Social Emotional Learning Through Hip Hop and Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to use differently online tools to promote mindfulness and movement in a classroom.


Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
HS IMC
  • Grade Level K-3

8:55am

Technology and Wellness Cafe
This cafe style workshop will help you unpack Wisconsin's new Information and Technology Literacy standards through the lens of wellness. Come to increase awareness of how our technology and information-rich society impacts staff and student wellness and then explore how we can promote the mindful use of technology in and out of the classroom. Leave with a menu of resources that'll help you incorporate ITL standards thoughtfully.

Speakers
LC

Lora Cowell

Monona Grove School District


Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
HS 205
  • Grade Level K-12

8:55am

Using Thinglink
Limited Capacity filling up

ThingLink is a free digital tool that provides teachers and students with the ability to turn a photo or Google image into an interactive assignment.  This session will get you creating, embedding videos, pasting URL resources and using digital literacy.  Works on any device with Internet access and is also accessible with the ThingLink app.  Come see and hear about this easy to use free tool with free management features and upgraded teacher subscriber account.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
HS 207
  • Grade Level K-12

8:55am

Workshop goes Digital
Let's collaborate, brainstorm and experiment with new ideas to approach the Reader's Writer's workshop curriculum to find new project ideas for students to share their literacy skills. We will explore multi-media creation options, and discuss how to assess a wide variety of projects for the same assignment/assessment.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
HS 171

8:55am

All Levels Yoga
Limited Capacity full

This Yoga offering is an all-levels flow class geared towards staff who are looking to unwind and focus inward. Time will be spent breaking down sun salutations and other poses fundamental to a Vinyasa practice. All yoga classes taught by certified instructors. Please bring either a yoga mat or small blanket for this session.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
Room 261

8:55am

Get on Track to Financial Security
Limited Capacity seats available

This seminar is designed to teach employees of all ages the basics of investing and retirement planning. In this session we provide information about how to achieve long-term financial goals. You will also:

Determine your retirement income needs.
Learn what retirement income sources are available to you.
Learn the importance of reducing product fees and tips about how to make your money work harder for you.
Learn about the advantages of different savings options (Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, TSA, or 403(b), and deferred compensation.
Learn how to properly diversify your investment dollars.

Speakers
SN

Scott Nelson

Worksite Benefit Consultant, WEA


Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
Auditorium

8:55am

Musical Jam Session
Musical Jam session to build community and reduce stress. Bring your instrument of choice!

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
139

8:55am

Read & Relax
Limited Capacity full

No time to read those assigned chapters for your class or book study? Do you have articles or journals collecting dust in your office? Didn't get enough time to finish that novel over Winter break? If so, sign up for this Read and Relax session where the time is yours. Bring your reading materials of choice!
*Come to Room 252 to sign in. Overflow space will be available in Room 217. 


Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
Room 252

8:55am

Teacher Bootcamp
Teachers will take part in a circuit training workout. They will move through stations on a time specific schedule, ex 60 seconds on- 30 seconds rest. This session is great for people of all abilities, modifications will be given for each station.


Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
Gym 1

8:55am

Team Sports: Volleyball
Limited Capacity full

Love volleyball? Come play. All levels welcome!
Gym 2 will also be used for this session due to size.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
Gym 3

8:55am

Wellness Through Crafting
Limited Capacity filling up

If you are a person that seeks personal wellness through the arts (and/or crafting), this class is for you!  Each participant will learn about and have the opportunity to experiment with alcohol ink on different materials.  You will leave with two beautifully painted tiles using “everyday” inexpensive materials. (Sharpie dyed tile coasters)

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 8:55am - 9:40am
228

9:50am

Flipgrid and Global Read Aloud
Best for students grade 3-12. Allows students to record videos that are private just to the teacher with the option of going public. Also provides opportunities between school districts or global connections.


Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
HS 171
  • Grade Level 3-12

9:50am

Future Ready, Hands-On Forum
Have you been looking for more time to integrate technology into your teaching? Do you have a tech. question you’ve been thinking about, but haven’t had the time to ask? Do you have an innovative idea that you would like to bounce off of someone, and get some suggestions on how to make it happen? We will be available for hands-on technology support and coaching. We can assist you in learning a new tool, planning for instruction, or problem-solving an existing tech. issue. We can cover digital creation tools, classroom management platforms, library resources, and the Google Suite including add-ons and extensions. Ask us anything! We’re librarians - even if we don’t know the answer, we will help you find it!



Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
HS 207
  • Grade Level K-12

9:50am

Hyperdocs 101
As educators we want students to be creative, collaborative, critical thinkers and communicators.  Hyperdocs are a tool that will allow students in your classroom to be all of those things.  During this session, Hyperdocs will be explored and time will be given to find and/or create your own to use in the classroom.


Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
HS 179
  • Grade Level 3-12

9:50am

Intro to App Development with Swift
Limited Capacity seats available

“Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps. It makes programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift is not only great for getting you started with coding, it’s also super powerful. It’s designed to scale from writing the simplest program, like “Hello, world!” 
to the world’s most advanced software.  Intro to App Development with Swift is designed to help you build a solid foundation in programming fundamentals using Swift as the language. ”

Macbooks will be provided for this session.

Speakers
JB

Jordan Braa

Systems Engineer, Apple


Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
HS 130
  • Grade Level 6-12

9:50am

Introduction to Adobe Spark 
Are you looking for different ways to add voice and choice in your classroom? Adobe Spark is a great FREE tool for students in any grade to have in thier toolbelt! Come learn how this video tool can be used with elementary all the way up to high school seniors.


Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
HS 250
  • Grade Level K-12

9:50am

Intermediate Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

In this intermediate level yoga class you will move with your breath, groove with your body and light up your soul. Postures will unfold as you synchronize breath to movement while focusing on proper alignment. Uncover your strength and flexibility as you cultivate a grounded presence and meditative awareness. All yoga classes taught by certified instructors


Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Auditorium

9:50am

Knitting
Come knit! If you've just started or can knit in your sleep, come relax to the sound of clicking needles and enjoy the company of fellow knitters. Bring your current project or start something new! Needles and yarn will not be provided but if you have extra and want to trade or share, feel free to bring along!


Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Room 202

9:50am

Read & Relax
Limited Capacity full

No time to read those assigned chapters for your class or book study? Do you have articles or journals collecting dust in your office? Didn't get enough time to finish that novel over Winter break? If so, sign up for this Read and Relax session where the time is yours. Bring your reading materials of choice!
Come to Room 252 to sign in. Overflow space will be available in Room 217.


Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Room 252

9:50am

Swimming
Whether you're new to the water or advanced, there's a lane for you! Splash into the pool for 'skills and drills' or 'interval training' and then a fun relay or two to end.

Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Pool

9:50am

Teacher Bootcamp
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers will take part in a circuit training workout. They will move through stations on a time specific schedule, ex 60 seconds on- 30 seconds rest. This session is great for people of all abilities, modifications will be given for each station.


Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Gym 3

9:50am

Team Sports: Basketball
Pickup basketball game. All levels welcome!

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Gym 1

9:50am

Wellness Through Crafting
Limited Capacity full

If you are a person that seeks personal wellness through the arts (and/or crafting), this class is for you!  Each participant will learn about and have the opportunity to experiment with alcohol ink on different materials.  You will leave with two beautifully painted tiles using “everyday” inexpensive materials. (Sharpie dyed tile coasters)

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
228

10:45am

ClassDojo- Engage and Motivate Students; Connect Families to the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

ClassDojo is a communication app/website for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students through photos, videos, and messaging. Learn how to use ClassDojo as a classroom management tool, student portfolio, family communication tool, and growth mindset/mindfulness toolkit. Even if you have learned about ClassDojo before, the portfolio section has some great updates and additions that we will share!  Also, with the portfolio component, we will demonstrate how student work can be shared with families from related arts classes as well. Please bring a portable computer, and an iPad if possible, to explore components of this program.


Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
HS 179

10:45am

Common Curriculum
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers who are looking for an online platform to plan lessons, link materials, and plan online with others would benefit from this session!

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
HS 171
  • Grade Level K-12

10:45am

Google Classroom Jumpstart
Are you just getting started in Google Classroom and want to learn how to utilize it in your classes? Want to learn about the benefits of using Classroom, or just jump in and get started? If you are new to Classroom, we'll take some time to dig in and get your sections organized and running. Bring questions, ideas and lesson plans. There will time to work and build your virtual classroom with support.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
HS 252
  • Grade Level K-12

10:45am

Learn to Code 6-8
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology has a language. It’s called code. And we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together 
in creative ways. And it helps you build apps that bring your ideas to life. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve designed a new approach to coding 
that lets anyone learn, write, and teach it.

iPads will be provided for this session.

Speakers
JB

Jordan Braa

Systems Engineer, Apple


Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
HS 250
  • Grade Level 6-12

10:45am

Power of the Pen without Paper
Limited Capacity full

Come play with the high school Art department's Wacom tablets and learn how these simple and inexpensive devices can be used to offer effective and diverse feedback to students in your classroom. Get inspired to save a tree.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
HS 130
  • Grade Level K-12

10:45am

Beginner's Yoga: Gentle Flow
Limited Capacity full

In this beginners class you will explore fundamental yoga postures and breathing techniques. Participants will learn tools to build strength and flexibility, release accumulated tension, and cultivate a calm steadiness of mind.  All yoga classes taught by certified instructors.  Please bring either a yoga mat or small blanket with for this session.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 261

10:45am

Bodycombat
Limited Capacity filling up

BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. Release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ. Bring your best fighter attitude and leave inhibitions at the door.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Auditorium

10:45am

Ninja Gym Workout
Limited Capacity full

Have you ever wanted to try the obstacles on American Ninja Warrior? Now's your chance! Join Fred Bartman for a Ninja Workout at his home-made Ninja Gym. Obstacles like the Salmon Ladder, Cliff Hanger, Rings, Climbing Wall, Slack Line, Peg Board, Unstable Bridge, and many more will be available for you to try out. Fred has over 40 different obstacles in his gym. Please know that many of the obstacles do require some upper body strength to complete. It is recommended that participants be able to complete at least 1 pull up and 5 push-ups in order to enjoy this work out. We want the experience to be challenging but fun for those who attend. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Fred for more information.

This session will be located off-site at Fred's home. You should plan to meet at 5116 N. Autumn Lane, McFarland, WI 53558, during your session. Participants are welcome to come and go throughout the session.

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TBA

10:45am

Swimming
Whether you're new to the water or advanced, there's a lane for you! Splash into the pool for 'skills and drills' or 'interval training' and then a fun relay or two to end.

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Pool

10:45am

Team Sports: Basketball
Limited Capacity full

Pickup basketball game. All levels welcome!

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Gyms 1 & 2

10:45am

Yoga with Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)
Limited Capacity full

We will begin with a yoga sequence that is intended to create a feeling of calm and stability. The physical practice will be followed by a 15 minute yoga nidra session. Also called "psychic sleep," yoga nidra is a state between sleeping and waking. The body is completely relaxed by listening to a set of instructions; much like a guided meditation. Since yoga nidra is done by laying down on the mat, you may want to bring a light blanket along with your yoga mat. 

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
HS IMC