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Wednesday, February 8

8:00am MST

Effective Use of Microsoft Teams Beyond Class Teams
Have you thought about the many ways you can use teams for effective collaboration district wide? Let us show you the many ways we as a small district have used Microsoft Teams throughout K-12. This includes Class Teams, Parent Teams, Teams for collaboration among teachers, Teams for curriculum storage and resources, Teams for collaboration among office staff, Teams with information regarding Human Resources, and Personal Learning Community (PLC) Teams. Join us to learn the amazing potential of Microsoft Teams.

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Joanie Arendse

Technology Integration and Instruction, Cole Valley Christian Schools
Joanie Arendse is a technology integration coach and instructor at Cole Valley Christian Schools. She has been in education 40 years. Joanie has been a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator since 2015, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2019, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator... Read More →
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Brian Carnes

Technology Integration and Instruction, Cole Valley Christian Schools
Brian Carnes is a technology integration and instructor at Cole Valley Christian Schools. He has been in education for 25 years. Brian is a Google Certified Educator and a Leading Edge Certified trainer. Brian has been instrumental in expanding the use of Microsoft Teams at CVCS over... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Everyone Can Create
Access to technology provides students with a multitude of ways to use their creativity to demonstrate what they think, what they want to know, and what they can do. This session will provide participants an opportunity to work through a student lesson from IDLA’s Everyone Can Create with iPads course, to learn how technology can be incorporated to support creativity in the learning process. Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad to the session if they have access to one. A limited number of iPads will be provided for those who do not already have access to one.

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Ashlee Kolar

Educational Technology Engineer, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
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Jeff Simmons

Director of Supervision and Instruction, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Jeff Simmons is the Director of Supervision and Instruction for the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA). In this position, Jeff works with IDLA’s Teachers, Principals, and Internal Professional Development teams. Jeff also coordinates with other teams to ensure IDLA continues... Read More →
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Robert Selzler

Program Manager, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Robert Selzler is a Program Manager for Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA). In this role, Robert works with program partners to ensure that Idaho students have equitable access to program offerings, support, and technology. Robert holds an EdS in Educational Leadership from Northwest... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

E-rate Workgroup: What’s New, and Your Feedback
Learn about what’s new with E-rate this year, and share your feedback about the program with the Idaho Program Coordinator. Daniel Vogt will host a discussion with attendees about their experience with the program, what challenges they’re currently facing, and what kind of support they would like to see from the E-rate in the near-future.

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Daniel Vogt

Broadband and E-rate Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
Daniel Vogt is the Idaho State E-rate Coordinator for schools, and manages the Broadband Program at the State Department of Education. Every year the program reviews hundreds of documents from Idaho schools and districts supporting each step of the broadband procurement process: planning... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
410C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Trends in video surveillance and school security
Designing School security measures can be a daunting task. Every month there is another incident to make us rethink our existing and future security provisions. This session will review the notable security incidents during the past few years and explore how we could do better. What areas provide the best protection for project dollars spent and how schools around the country are improving security. Time will be given at the end of the session for a group discussion on the topic.

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Robert Prady

Area Technical Manager West, Axis Communications
Robert is a security systems professional with over twenty years experience in the security, law enforcement and military arenas. His experience includes security risk analysis, security systems design, project management, security consulting, investigations and forensic video enhancement... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
110C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Technology- supported STEM learning: Perspectives from research and practice
This session will discuss why (from the research perspective) and how (from the practice perspective) technology can support STEM learning with first-hand knowledge from both STEM educational researchers and practitioners/teachers. It will begin with an overview of the advantages of technology-supported STEM learning drawing from educational technology and STEM educational research, which includes enhanced student motivation in learning as well as enhanced student learning of STEM subject content (Yang & Baldwin, 2020). The presenters will then discuss some practical approaches towards the use of technology to support STEM teaching and learning, such as using technology to provide an authentic learning environment and to create content (Yang & Baldwin, 2020). Additionally, the presenters will discuss teacher professional development on using technology to support STEM learning. Finally, the presenters will demonstrate the use of some most popular technologies such as robotics, drones and microchips that are employed in assisting students in learning STEM. Conference attendees will walk away with not only theoretical but also practical knowledge of technology-supported STEM learning.


April Burton

Instructional Technology Content Leader, Francis Howell School District
April Burton is an Instructional Technology Content Leader for the Francis Howell School District. Her role is to support PK-12 teachers to pair great teaching with great technology. April continuously works with teachers to “think differently” about instruction and assessment... Read More →

Dazhi Yang

Professor, Boise State University
Dr. Dazhi Yang is professor in educational technology with joint/adjunct appointment in the College of Engineering at Boise State University. Her current research interests include technology- supported STEM education, engineering and computing education, online and distance learning... Read More →

Dr. Kellie Taylor

Elementary Educator, Boise School District
Dr. Kellie Taylor is an elementary teacher in the Boise School District. She currently teaches 2nd and 3rd GATE at Hawthorne Elementary. Kellie served as a 2018-2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., a 2021 National Museum... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
120A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Using the CodeHS Curriculum and Platform to Teach Computer Science or Increase Computer Science Offerings at Your School.
Are you looking to teach more computer science courses at your school? In this session I will discuss how our school district has been using CodeHS to expand our computer science offerings and provide more robust curriculum in our current computer science courses. CodeHS can help you teach Cybersecurity, AP/DC Computer Science, Java, Python, Mobile Apps, Game Design, and much more. Even if you have never taught a computer science class before, CodeHS can help you make it happen.

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Clifton Weight

High School Computer Science and Social Studies Teacher, Bonneville School District No. 93
I have been in education for 11 years and hold a Master's in Educational Technology. I have taught both face to face and virtually throughout my career. I currently teach at Bonneville Online High School and IDLA.

Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
120B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Best Practices for Using an Online, Adaptive Mathematics Program
The SDE provides Imagine Math for all Idaho school districts at no cost to the district. This session will review what is available for Idaho School Districts as well as discuss best practices for implementation. We will share success stories from Idaho schools. Topics covered will include using Imagine Math as a part of providing a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) for all levels, blended learning models and credit recovery.


Catherine Beals

State Department of Education Mathematics Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
Dr. Catherine Beals is the Mathematics Coordinator at the State Department of Education. She has worked with Imagine Learning for three years to implement this program in Idaho schools. She has previously worked as a district administrator of curriculum and assessment, a building... Read More →

Tiffany Poppe

Professional Development Specialist, Imagine Learning
Tiffany Poppe is a Professional Development Specialist with Imagine Learning, working with district and school leaders to successfully implement Imagine Math in Idaho schools. Trained as an elementary school teacher, she has a unique 20-year background in coaching, school leadership... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
110D 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Leveling Up Literacy Skills with BrainPOP
So many teachers and students know the ever-popular BrainPOP movies and quizzes featuring Tim and Moby, but did you know that BrainPOP also supports literacy-building for your K-8 students across the content areas?

Join the BrainPOP team in a strategy-filled workshop focused on impactful routines that build students’ literacy skills whether they are learning about punctuation, presidential elections, or potential energy. Using BrainPOP’s learning activities as the model for the strategies discussed, we will grapple with vocabulary, summarizing, identifying and using evidence, and even using the movie’s or text’s structure to find the main idea.

Participants are assured to leave this professional learning opportunity with instructional strategies to place in their teaching toolkits while also discovering how to use BrainPOP in ways they have never considered previously to deepen instruction and students’ literacy confidence.

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Bobbi Bear

Vice President of Professional Learning, BrainPOP
With over 17 years experience providing educational thought leadership to best serve students, educators, and the educational technology marketplace, Bobbi currently serves as BrainPOP’s Vice President of Professional Learning, innovating how teachers and administrators across the... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

CSTA: Benefits, Networking & Resources, Oh My! An introduction to CSTA membership and its benefits
CSTA: Benefits, Networking & Resources, Oh My!
An introduction to CSTA membership and its benefits

We will go over the basics of CSTA membership... how to enroll; the 2 different types of memberships; their differences; what each offers; and how to get your account up and running.
We'll take a look at some of the items that you can look into and find useful for your particular position, and see how being a part of CSTA makes you a member of the world's largest CS department!
We'll provide time to join (why not?) and tweak your profile/settings. Then, we'll tour the site, and see what all this organization has to offer. Well, as much as we can in 45 minutes.

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Henry Ramirez

Central Region Chapter Support Coordinator, CSTA
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Penni Aufderheide Keck

Technology and Robotics Teacher, Jerome High School
Penni Aufderheide Keck has been a teacher for 27 years. She has presented at IETA and ISTEM. Her passion is integration of technology into all subjects. Mrs. Aufderheide Keck has received Excellence in Education Award 2018, VFW Teacher of the Year 2018 & 2019, Post VFW Teacher of... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Strengthening Your Cybersecurity Posture | Identifying and Minimizing Risk Factors
Ednetics has partnered with CI Security to bring strategies to protect and defend against cyberattacks targeting the public sector.

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Ryan Zimmerle

Regional Sales Manager, Ednetics, Inc.
Implementing technology solutions at the intersection of innovation, excellence, and simplicity.

Kevin Rolnick

VP of Field Sales, CI Security

Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
Thursday, February 9

8:00am MST

Student Driven Learning: Shifting from point gathering and compliance to owning learning and mastery
This session will interactively review the student driven learning practices that empower teachers to design and provide optimal learning experiences for their students, ultimately creating a environment where students own their learning and strive for mastery, rather than point gathering and compliance. Resources for digging deeper into the practices will be shared.

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Aaron McKinnon

Coordinator for Mastery-Based Education and Innovation, Idaho State Department of Education
After 22 years of blowing things up in a middle school science classroom, Aaron transitioned to the Idaho State Department of Education as the Science Coordinator. A short time later, he was later asked to coordinate the State’s Mastery-Based Education/Innovation efforts. From classroom... Read More →

Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110D 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Best Practices for Panic Button Deployment | Enhancing School District Safety
Join Ednetics and Singlewire to hear how districts are leveraging panic buttons to enhance student and staff safety.


Dan Motuliak

Regional Manager, Singlewire
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Scott Duchow

Ednetics Voice (Scott), Ednetics
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Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
430B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Cars, Canines, and Cadavers - Oh My! The New Reality of Workforce
Discover how districts across the northwest have taken their STEM and CTE programs and labs both in-person and virtual through creative approaches that include augmented and virtual reality. Discover how students are exploring career pathways and preparing for STEM careers and industry credentials in Health Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-Science, and Transportation pathways through various models of blended learning.

Learning Objectives:
- Understand the AR/VR landscape and which are aligned to STEM curriculum and CTE certifications.
- Discover clinical evidence supporting learning gains through learning with AR/VR.
- Identify funding sources for new technology.

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Justin Kopesky

Director of CTE Solutions, zSpace
Justin Kopesky spent five years in the classroom as a High School Social Studies and Special Education teacher, as well as 7 years in business development working in multiple industry sectors: healthcare, construction, trades, property management and many others. For the past 5 years... Read More →

Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
Friday, February 10

8:00am MST

Measuring the Value and Impact of Technology Initiatives
We know that technology can empower our instruction and operations. Most importantly though, when used correctly, it empowers our mission! Unfortunately, the work to properly implement technology often keeps us from measuring its impact. However, knowing how to measure the value and impact of technology projects can help focus us toward our desired outcome. School board members are often interested in seeing the impact of large scale purchases. Many times, those board members come from a corporate background and don’t understand that the impact on a student can’t be measured the same way we measure the manufacture and sale of a widget.

In this session, we will explore how to build processes and instruments to measure the impact of technology projects from both a financial and values based approach. Participants will receive access to examples and we will build one during our session. As a result, participants will leave the session with the tools and know-how to measure future initiatives in ways that satisfy boards and senior leadership as well as improve focus on the outcomes.

This session is for school and technology leaders at the district or whole school level. It is applicable to schools and districts of all grade levels, K-12. It would be helpful if participants have led the implementation of a large technology initiative but not required as this session is for new and experienced technology leaders.

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Alex Inman

Chief Academic Officer, STS Education
Alex Inman is the Chief Academic Officer at STS Education and the founder of Educational Collaborators (EC), a global edtech consulting and PD firm. EC is a partner of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, CDWG, Best Buy and others. A 20 year veteran of schools, Alex has... Read More →

Friday February 10, 2023 8:00am - 10:00am MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Camp You've Got Game
Welcome to Camp You've Got Game! Your camp counselors have been awaiting your arrival. Join us as we explore gamification to increase engagement and promote student-centered learning in your classroom. In this session we will model and discuss the benefits of gamification, provide templates, strategies, and best practices when creating these types of units for students. You will then have a chance to build your own gamified experience for student-centered learning. You will leave this session feeling like one happy camper!

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Paige Somoza

District Learning Coach, Boise School District
Paige Somoza encourages student creativity and choice and believes these are important skills that will serve students as 21st century problem solvers. In her role as District Learning Coach for the Boise School District she encourages and trains coaches and educators to become risk... Read More →

Lindsay Husted

French Teacher at North Junior High, Boise School District
Lindsay Husted is a tap dancing French teacher at North Junior High in Boise, Idaho. In her 18 years of teaching, Lindsay has taught dance, AVID and French at the secondary levels. She believes that inspiring students to be global citizens is the most important job she has as a teacher... Read More →

Samantha Hartman

4th Grade Teacher at Koelsch Elementary, Boise School District
Sam Hartman is a 3rd year teacher at Koelsch Elementary School and has a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Bilingual Education. In her role as a 4th grade teacher for the Boise School District, Sam encourages students to think critically and approach... Read More →

Friday February 10, 2023 8:00am - 10:00am MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Strengthening the Idaho STEM College and Careers Pipeline
This session will identify and provide examples of STEM research options for students grades 6-12. Attendees will take away standards-based materials and specific contact/support information. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop a plan for implementing meaningful student research in the school and/or classroom. In addition, attendees will receive materials demonstrating the benefits of student and teacher participation in independent STEM research, including building a culture of excellence and enhancing STEM college and career opportunities.

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Merrie Rampy

Idaho Science Fairs Director, Idaho STEM Action Center - Idaho Regional Science & Engineering Fairs
Merrie has been involved with science and engineering fairs for more than 50 years, beginning as a participant and volunteer, then mentoring students and managing local fairs as a secondary teacher, and most recently serving as the state Science & Engineering Fairs Director. 12 of... Read More →

Friday February 10, 2023 8:00am - 10:00am MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
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