Friday, January 15, 2016

Waukesha One Plan Ahead!

Waukesha One Conference--Just One Week Away!

Final planning is underway for the Second Waukesha One Conference to be held at Waukesha West HS next Friday, January 22. We are very excited about this year's offerings. I think it will be a fabulous learning day! We have over 260 district staff that will be presenting sessions and sharing how they are using technology in their classrooms.

To make the most of this learning opportunity I highly recommend visiting the conference website at:

Once there click on the Sessions tab. If the box is blank click the link: View the The One Conference - 2016 schedule & directory. This will allow you to explore sessions being offered during the conference. Poster Sessions are all listed at 7:30AM and run the entire day.

There are four other formal session times being offered during the course of the day: 9:30AM, 10:45AM, 1:00PM & 2:15PM. Sessions are color-coded based on the "big rock" that they reinforce. If you float your mouse over the session title you will see the description of the session, presenters, time and the grade level it applies to.
Many sessions will include a link to the presentation to give you more information about what will be shared during the session. If the presenter has indicated that an app is necessary for participation it will be included in the description as well. Please plan ahead and download these apps prior to attending the conference on Friday. This will help reduce the number of wireless issues you may experience.

The next week is a great time to talk with your job-alikes in your building to "spread the wealth" and divide and conquer as many sessions as possible. We know it is great fun to attend with friends, but dividing up will allow you to cover more sessions and share with your teammates on Monday!

With SCHED you have the ability to build your learning plan in advance. Check the circle at the top left corner of a session or Add to My Schedule to make it part of your plan for the day. While we are not capping attendance based on this selection, if a session has a great deal of interest we may be able to move it to a larger room. You are still free to make your final selections the day of the conference.

We are hoping that you will see examples of ways that you can LevelUp! the use of technology in your classrooms. SAMR will be a focus throughout the day. We are looking forward to a great day of learning and technology exploration. Just a reminder that there are a great number of ways to expand your learning on this day; stop by a vendor booth, listen in at the Rock Star Stage, browse the Poster sessions in the main hallway and of course attend sessions being presented by your SDW co-workers and business partners!