The link below will take you to the agenda for the 1:1 Summit. You will also find information about how to connect to the back channel and how to make distance learning connections if you are attending virtually.
We're happy to announce the final agenda for the 1:1 Summit at ESU#10 in Kearney on January 12th. Registration is live at https://odie.esu10.org/workshops/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=4671
Policy Development, Communication, and Training
Shawn Hoppes, Jason Schmidt - Bennington Public Schools
Bennington Public Schools implemented phase one of a multi-year plan to deploy Chromebooks to all students in grades 6-12. In this session, we’ll share how we set up our deployment, why we chose the grades we did, how we addressed student and teacher training, and communication to our parents. Come ready to share your ideas and strategies for implementation as we talk about lessons learned a few months in.
Policy pivots from 1:1 iPads to BYOD
Dave Evertson, Bill Beckenhauer - Cozad Community Schools
Cozad implemented a 1:1 iPad program for high school students in 2011. Since then, local and regional developments have necessitated a change in Cozad to more of a BYOD model. Come join us for a conversation around how Cozad navigated the change in policy as well as how others might look at redeveloping and re-evaluating policy.
Managing changes to instruction based on changes in technology
Heather Callihan - Grand Island Northwest
Patty Wolfe - Cozad Community Schools
This discussion will focus on the idea of utilizing technology to enhance instruction, classroom management, and engagement in a constantly evolving environment.
Sharing teacher success stories (What works with 1:1)
Deanna Stall - Gibbon Public Schools
There are some things that just work for teachers in a 1:1 classroom. In this session, let's discuss these ideas that have worked (or not worked), including apps, plans, processes, and more!
Making the Relationship Between The Technology Department & The Teaching & Learning Department Great!
David Fringer and Devin Schoening - Council Bluffs Community School District
The relationship between departments in any organization is critical. No relationship is more important than the one between Technology and Instruction in a school district. What is the best way to nurture that relationship so that students and teachers benefit? Council Bluffs Community School District pays attention to this relationship to ensure a unified approach to instructional technology integration. Organization, Culture, Collaboration, and Cooperation are the key components of a great relationship!
Making the Switch!
Brian Gibson - Grand Island Northwest
Changing devices in your school got you scared? Northwest made the decision to change from iPads to Chromebooks after using the iOS devices for 2 years. We are on year 3 using Chromebooks and everyone loves them. I'll show you how we did it and the planning that went into making this decision.
NETA is sponsoring a FREE summit for schools running or researching 1:1 programs. Join teachers, administrators, tech coordinators, and leaders from across Nebraska and Western Iowa to learn from each other about how to build and sustain a successful 1:1 student computing initiative. Conversation strands will include topics relevant for teachers, administrators or board members, and tech coordinators.
The Summit will take place at ESU#10 in Kearney on Thursday, January 12th. Can't make it to Kearney? That's ok! We'll also live stream the summit sessions so you can join wherever you are! Whether you'll be there in person or virtually, please register through ESU#10's ODIE. Facilitators and discussion topics will be posted here soon.
We're looking forward to seeing you in Kearney! Any questions about the Summit can be sent using the contact form on this site.
The NETA Mobile Learning group will be meeting again on Thursday, March 3 at ESU#10 in Kearney beginning at 9:30AM. Register for the meeting online through ESU#10. Lunch is once again provided at ESU#10 for those who attend in person. We will also make arrangements for distance learning connections to ESUs throughout the state.
Here is a link to the agenda.
You can find the agenda to the October 29th meeting linked here.
This is an open and working agenda, so when we run out of things to talk about, the meeting is over! Feel free to prime the pump and add items if you would like.
Remember, we will be meeting at ESU10 in Kearney on Thursday, October 29th beginning at 9AM. Registration is open on ESU10 Odie. Lunch is provided by NETA, so there is no cost to attend! Remote sites will also be announced as they are made available, and we will also provide streaming and a backchannel for those who can't make it to Kearney.
Registration for the fall meeting is now open. Participation in the onsite meeting is free with lunch provided by NETA, but advance registration is requested. You can register through the ESU10 Odie site at:
The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29th at ESU10. More information on how to join remote sites will be made available in the coming weeks.
We hope to see many of you at the Nebraska Fall Ed Tech conference this week!
The Fall meeting of the NETA Mobile Learning Community will be held at ESU 10 in Kearney, Nebraska, from 9AM until we run out of things to talk about! An agenda will be posted here several days before the meeting, and remote sites will also be arranged closer to the meeting time. Registration will be opened up in September.
Contact us with any questions you might have!