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2019 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

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Cam-Plex Multi-Event Facilities

1635 Reata Drive

Gillette, WY 82718

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The Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

Join us for the 3rd Annual Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference on November 6-8 in Gillette, WY.

The Innovations Conference is an opportunity for educators to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices for classrooms and distance learning environments, from kindergarten through higher education.

This conference is hosted by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC), the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming community colleges, and school libraries.

Registration

  • Early Bird Registration - $30 - March 15 - May 31, 2019
  • Regular Registration - $40 - June 1 - October 14, 2019
  • Late Registration - $50 - October 15 - 31, 2019

Registration is open until Oct. 31, 2018. Registration includes all pre-conference activities, entrance to the Innovations Showcase on Nov. 6 (appetizers available), lunch at the Awards Ceremony on Nov. 7, and snacks throughout the conference.

Nov. 5 Pre-Conference

Canvas Training - all day

Canvas is a Learning Management System, or LMS. It is a collaborative platform used to manage online learning—including reporting, resource-sharing, grading, feedback, discussions, content creation, outcomes and tasks. An LMS simplifies teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place. These training sessions will introduce participants to Canvas as well as provide in-depth training for those more experienced users. Whether you are a faculty member, Canvas Admin, Principal, Technical Support, or an Instructional Designer, there are sessions tailored to all audiences.


Open Educational Resources (OER) - morning

Learn how to support student success using educational content that is free, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible. Learn helpful tips on how to find high quality Open Educational Resources and incorporate them into your classroom. This pre-conference session will also focus on collaborating with other educators throughout the state through hands-on brainstorming. During the brainstorming session, resources that can be used in the classroom will be created. (Laptop required).

Future Ready - afternoon

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.

The Future Ready Framework is rooted in seven gears:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • Use of Space and Time

  • Robust Infrastructure

  • Data and Privacy

  • Community Partnerships

  • Personalized Professional Learning

  • Budget and Resources

This pre-conference session is focused on helping teachers, school leaders and districts leaders learn more about becoming Future Ready and what is could mean for your school or district. Bring your self or bring a team to work through the toolkit! (Laptop required).

Nov. 6 Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference School Visits

Campbell County School District #1 is providing pre-conference school visits to allow participants to see what interesting things are happening in elementary, middle and high schools in Gillette. The pre-conference events will kick-off at 9 a.m. on Nov. 6. Participants will be brought back by 11:30 a.m. in time for the start of the Innovations conference.


Pre-Conference ISTE Standards for Students

Calling All Innovators! In this pre-conference session, participants will explore, unpack, and fall in love with the ISTE Standards for Students. Whether you’re new to using technology in the classroom, or an “old pro” at it, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to dig deep into the standards that put teaching and learning first, technology second, and students right in the center. Join Dr. LeeAnn Lindsey, one of the principal developers of the ISTE Standards for Students (2016) and the ISTE Standards for Educators (2017), as she facilitates this one-of-a-kind workshop for teachers. Participants will walk away energized and inspired to innovate!


Area 59 Visit

Tour Area 59, the Gillette College Center for Innovation and Fabrication, and Wyoming’s largest maker space! Area 59 is equipped with a traditional wood shop, a modern machine shop, a metal working area, and a host of state-of-the-art equipment too extensive to list! Come explore all Area 59 has to offer in hands-on-learning for K-12 students, college students, and the community at large!


Innovations Showcase

The Innovations Showcase will be held in the evening on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The Innovations Showcase will allow educators and students to share the innovations and technologies that are being utilized across the state of Wyoming. The Innovations Showcase is included with your registration fee.

Follow this link to have your institution, educators and students highlighted.


Detailed Agenda

View the 2019 Wyoming Innovations in Learning schedule & directory.


Agenda At-A-Glance

Wednesday, November 6

7 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Registration Open/Vendor Set-up

9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Pre-Conference

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Food trucks available for lunch

12:30 - 1 p.m. - Welcome

1 - 2:15 p.m. - Opening Keynote

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Break

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - Breakout Session

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. - Breakout Session

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. - Breakout Session

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Innovations Showcase (included in registration, appetizers will be available)


Thursday, November 7

8 - 8:45 a.m. - Breakout Session

9 - 9:45 a.m. - Breakout Session

9:45 - 10 a.m. - Break

10 - 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Session

11 - 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Session

12 - 1:15 p.m. - Awards Ceremony Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. - Breakout Session

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - Breakout Session

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. - Break

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. - Breakout Session

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. - Breakout Session


Friday, November 8

7:30- 8 a.m. - Coffee and Networking

8 - 8:45 a.m. - Breakout Session

9 - 9:45 a.m. - Breakout Session

9:45 - 10 a.m. - Break

10 - 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Session

11 a.m. - Noon - Closing Keynote

Noon - 12:30 p.m. - Closing Comments and Prize Drawing


Keynote Speakers

Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg photo

A farm kid from Wisconsin, Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies. Laufenberg most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA). For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she was an active member of the teaching community in Flagstaff, AZ where she was named Technology Teacher of the Year for Arizona and a member of the Governor's Master Teacher Corps. Diana was featured on TED.com for her “How to Learn? From Mistakes” and recognized for earning National Board Certification. Her publications include a featured piece on the New York Times Learning blog, co-authoring a chapter in an educational leadership book, and an article in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

In 2013, Laufenberg partnered with Chris Lehmann to start Inquiry Schools, a new non-profit working to create and support learning environments that are inquiry-driven and project-based and which utilize modern technology. She currently serves as the Executive Director and Lead Teacher for Inquiry Schools.


Travel Information

Hotels

Arbuckle Lodge - 307-685-6363

1400 S Garner Lake Rd, Gillette, WY 82718

$80 per room, upgrades available


Holiday Inn Express - 307-686-9575

1908 Cliff Davis Dr, Gillette, WY 82718

$94 per night


Hampton Inn - 307-686-2000

211 Decker Ct., Gillette, WY 82716

$94 per night


Airport Information

Gillette is located in the northeast part of Wyoming. The closest airport is in Gillette and is the Gillette-Campbell County Airport.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Innovations conference is looking for businesses and partners to sponsor this event. If you have additional questions about becoming a sponsor, please contact Oksana Wasilik at oksana@uwyo.edu.


Sponsorship Levels:

Platinum - Contact Oksana for pricing
  • Two prime location exhibit tables
  • Two session presentations - 50 mins each
  • Logo displayed at conference
  • Full poster size logo and ad for digital conference program
  • Six complimentary registrations
  • Welcome comments at opening welcome/awards lunch - 3-5 minutes
  • Company recognition at general sessions (opportunity to present a raffle item)
Gold - $1000 for Birly Bird until 8/31/19
  • Prime Location Exhibit table
  • Session presentation - 50 mins
  • Logo displayed at conference
  • Full Page Logo and Ad for digital conference program
  • 4 complimentary registrations
  • Company recognition at general sessions (opportunity to present a raffle item)
Silver - $500 for Early Bird until 8/31/19
  • Exhibit table
  • 2 complimentary registrations
  • Logo displayed at conference
  • Half page Logo and Ad for digital conference program
Non- Profit - $200 for Early Bird until 8/31/19
  • Exhibit table
  • 1 complimentary registration
  • Logo displayed at conference
  • Quarter page Logo and Ad for digital conference program
Lunch Sponsor - $2000
  • Logo displayed at conference
  • 4 complimentary tickets to lunch
  • Special Lunch recognition
  • 2-5 minute presentation at lunch
Innovations Showcase - SOLD
  • Prime Location Exhibit table at Showcase
  • Logo displayed at conference
  • Company recognition at Innovations Showcase
Break/Snack Sponsor - $250 for Early Bird until 8/31/19
  • Logo displayed at conference
  • 1 complimentary registration
  • Special break recognition
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Cam-Plex Multi-Event Facilities

1635 Reata Drive

Gillette, WY 82718

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