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Wednesday, June 21
 

4:00pm

Early Registration
Pick-up conference handouts. Lodging Guest Code: 4418


Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Lobby
 
Thursday, June 22
 

7:45am

Registration
Pick-up conference handouts. Lodging Guest Code: 4418


Thursday June 22, 2017 7:45am - 8:15am
Conference Lobby

8:15am

Opening Ceremony

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: FRANK KITCHEN 

  1. Invocation by Hector Guerro
  2. Flag Song 

Speakers
HG

Hector Guerro

Member, Alamo Navajo School Board
I was born and raised in Alamo. I ran for school board in 2012 and won my first term. I then ran for re-election in 2016 and won agian. I formulated successful campaigns thru social media. While being a board member, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. This took me to... Read More →
avatar for Frank Kitchen

Frank Kitchen

The Life and Leadership Connoisseur, Frank Kitchen Enterprises
Hello, my name is Frank Kitchen. I am a Motivational Speaker, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist and Author. | | I use my 20 years of teaching and training experience to educate,elevate and empower professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, volunteers and students to be difference mak... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 8:15am - 8:45am
General Session

8:45am

Getting You Ready for #NII2017

 


Speakers
avatar for Jerome Tsosie

Jerome Tsosie

CEO, Native Innovation Inc
I am of the Water Edge Clan and Born for the Folded Arms People. Currently, I am the CEO of Native Innovation Inc. ”Being raised in the most rural parts of the Diné reservation, in Rock Point, Az, tradition and culture remain consistent guiding principles for my life’s work... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 8:45am - 9:15am
General Session

9:15am

Keynote: Frank Kitchen
Hello, my name is Frank Kitchen. I'm known as the "Life and Leadership Connoisseur." I am a motivational speaker, benefit auctioneer specialist, consultant, enterpreneur and author. I Educate, Elevate and Empower students, educators, volunteers, entrepreneurs, and professionals around the world to be Difference Makers and Life Changers with my "I Live FRESH" philosophy. My keynotes, workshops and trainings have inspired individuals and organizations to create the positive and productive cultures people desire to be a part of.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Kitchen

Frank Kitchen

The Life and Leadership Connoisseur, Frank Kitchen Enterprises
Hello, my name is Frank Kitchen. I am a Motivational Speaker, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist and Author. | | I use my 20 years of teaching and training experience to educate,elevate and empower professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, volunteers and students to be difference mak... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
General Session

10:15am

Break
Thursday June 22, 2017 10:15am - 10:30am
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort 22181 Resort Boulevard Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

10:30am

Presentation: Joe Tohonnie Jr. & the Apache Crown Dancers
Joe Tohonnie Jr. is White Mountain Apache and Navajo. His clans are the Tenadolzhage (Eagle Clan) and Tachinii. From the age of 6 years old he has been given the gift of singing and blessing people from his grandfather Stacy Classay. Since then he has been traveling all over Navajo Nation and to varies states singing and sharing his culture at different events along with the group of dancers. Joe has been nominated for the Grammy Award in 2013 and 2014 for Best Regional Roots. He has also been nominated  for the Native American Music Award, he has also won an award for Best Native American Church Recording. 

Speakers
avatar for Joe Tohonnie Jr.

Joe Tohonnie Jr.

Joe Tohonnie Jr.
Joe Tohonnie Jr is white mountain Apache and Navajo. His clans are the Tenadolzhage (Eagle Clan) and Tachinii. From the age of 6 years old he has been given the gift of singing and blessing people from his grandfather Stacy Classay. Since then he has been traveling all over Navaj... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
General Session

11:30am

Random Impulse Taiko

Random Impulse Taiko

‘With drums we pray, in dance we trust’

Established in September 2013, Random Impulse Taiko (RIT) is Northern Arizona’s first resident taiko group.  The 2000 year old Art Form of Japanese Taiko drumming is a full body experience that combines martial arts, voice and drumming for a dramatic, high energy presentation.  RIT members are happy to share the discipline and joy of taiko with the Flagstaff community through classes, performances, workshops held at Sleeping Lion Martial Arts Academy in the Sunnyside neighborhood.

For more information feel free to visit the Random Impulse Taiko Facebook page.



Artists
avatar for Random Impulse Taiko

Random Impulse Taiko

Random Impulse Taiko
Established in September 2013, Random Impulse Taiko (RIT) is Northern Arizona’s first resident taiko group.  The 2000 year old Art Form of Japanese Taiko drumming is a full body experience that combines martial arts, voice and drumming for a dramatic, high energy presentation.  RIT members are happy to share the discipline and joy of taiko with the Flagstaff community through classes, performances, workshops held at Sleeping Lion Martial Arts Academy in the Sunnyside neighborhood. For more information feel free to visit the Random Impulse Taiko... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
General Session

11:30am

Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center | LUNCH SPONSORS
Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center proudly sponsors your conference meals.

Their Vision is Harmoniously uniting communities by engaging our customers in healthy lifestyles.

Their mission is to provide superior and compassionate healthcare to our community by raising the level of health, Hozho, and quality of life.

Core Values
  • Thinking - Being mindful and innovative.
  • Respect - For mother earth, our colleagues, and those we serve.
  • Reciprocity - To give and take with humbleness, grace, and thankfulness.
  • Discipline - We will be role models, do what we say, and respect ourselves and others.
  • Diligence - The things we do are not easy, we will not give in or give up.
  • Relationships - Build and sustain K'é and strong connections with the community, patients, and colleagues.
  • Spirituality - We will constantly think about what we believe in and acknowledge that guidance is received from reverence.
  • Impression - Put forth the best of efforts to impress upon others the strengths of character and professionalism of skills.
For more information visit http://fdihb.org/

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc.
P.O. Box 649
Corner of Routes N12 & N7
Ft. Defiance, AZ 86504



Sponsors
avatar for Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center

Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center

Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center
Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center proudly sponsors your conference meals.  | | Their Vision is Harmoniously uniting communities by engaging our customers in healthy lifestyles. | | Their mission is to provide superior and compassionate healthcare to our community by raising the level of health, Hozho, and quality of life. | | Core Values Thinking - Being mindful and innovative. Respect - For mother earth, our colleagues, and those we serve. Reciprocity - To give and take with humbleness, grace, and thankfulness. Discipline - We will be role models, do what we say, and respect ourselves and others. Diligence - The things we do are not easy, we will not give in or give up. Relationships - Build and sustain... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
General Session

12:45pm

Differentiation Made Easy with Technology and Media
Did you ever wish you had resources at your fingertips? Well, now you literally do. Come explore PBS LearningMedia; a free technology based resource that houses over 100,000 digital resources, including video, images, documents, lesson plans and interactives. Join over 30,000 Arizona Educators in putting this great system to use in your classroom. This resource will give you the tools you need to help make your one to one initiative a positive experience. You, and your students will have instant access on all devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Becker

Mark Becker

Associate Director, Educational Outreach, Arizona PBS - Arizona State University
Mark Becker is the Associate Director for AZ PBS – Education Outreach. Mark conducts educator professional development throughout the state of Arizona. He specializes in technology integration, adult learning theory and professional development models. Mark has also worked on s... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Twin Arrows (B)

12:45pm

Game On: Creating Better Educational Games
Do you struggle to find good educational games? Especially when it comes to games with cultural content? Then come to this hands-on session where we will actually make a better one! Participants will help create a new educational video game that will be available online (computer/Chromebook compatible) and as a native app for iPad and Android tablet and phone. 

Moderators
avatar for Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Project Manager, 7 Generation Games

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, 7 Generation Games
7 Generation Games creates video games that combine math, history and adventure gaming. Students can play adventure games and improve test scores. The company also provides supplemental resources on both math and Native American culture for educators, which include movies, PowerP... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Diné G

12:45pm

Getting to Know the Diné Bizaad Dictionary App
In this session, you will learn how to navigate the features in the Diné Bizaad Dictionary App by Native Innovation and discuss how this technology tool can be implemented in diverse learning environments. 
  1. Search database in English or Diné Bizaad
  2. Listen to words and phrases by selecting the audio button and hear vowel/consonant, glottal, and high tone sounds
  3. Use the Categories feature to see lists of animals, days of the week, handling verbs, colors, food, and more
  4. The Navajo Word of the Day features a calendar with daily notifications of words and phrases
  5. Organize your favorite words and phrases
  6. Use the clipboard feature to type custom Diné words and phrases using the Diné keyboard layout
  7. Share words and phrases via social networks, email, and messaging
  8. Contribute your Diné words and phrases to the database using the Feedback feature
  9. View your recent searches 

Speakers
avatar for Kialo Winters

Kialo Winters

Education Technology Specialist, Native Innovation Inc
With a record in ICT, instructional technology design, mobile app design, and business branding, Kialo understands there are creative learning opportunities existing on the World Wide Web. | | At Native Innovation, Kialo advocates culturally appropriate Diné language-based edu... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Diné C

12:45pm

Implementing Mixed Reality at Shonto Preparatory Schools to Inspire STEM
From troubleshooting circuitry to dissecting human hearts, learn how students at Shonto Preparatory Schools are inspired by mixed reality learning applications to promote and encourage STEM careers through immersive learning labs aligned to NGSS and state standards. Discover implementation strategies from Ms. Bonnie Johnson, Director of Educational Tech, who will also define the following Learning Outcomes: How mixed reality redefines learning by doing experiences in the K-12 classroom How mixed reality technology expands social engagement and collaboration How exploration and student-directed, hands-on approaches in mixed reality support active and deep learning, ultimately inspiring students into STEM careers. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Johnson

Bonnie Johnson

Director of Education Technology, Shonto Preparatory School
Bonnie Johnson has a passion to enhance educational technology experience for Navajo educators and the community as a whole. With over ten years of experience working in education, and more specifically with end-users in providing exceptional services in computer software, she ha... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Diné I

12:45pm

Language App Development (Workshop)
Follow Darrick as he shows you how to create your own Language App using Photoshop and other tips and tricks. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Darrick Baxter

Darrick Baxter

Owner & Tribal App Developer, Ogoki Learning Inc.
As North America's leading technologist in the field of language preservation, Darrick Baxter delivered a 2015 TEDx Talk on the subject of app development technology and Innovation in global language preservation. Darrick has been responsible for developing and delivering trainin... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Diné D

12:45pm

Technology Financial Management
With the remoteness of many schools how can technology help bridge gaps in your financial management? 

Speakers
avatar for Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe

Managing Member, McCabe CPA Group LLC
I am a CPA anad 100% owner of McCabe CPA Group LLC. I am a Navajo and our firm is a Tier 1 Navajo owned verified entity. We have been serving Indian Country for 11 years with accounting and consulting services and we now do audits! We are a licensed in NM and soon AZ.



Thursday June 22, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Diné A

12:45pm

Utilizing Student Devices to Deliver Interactive Lessons
You now have devices in your students’ hands… Now What?  Come see how you can build lessons in ClassFlow, which will help your lessons become interactive between the teacher and student devices.   In the middle of a lesson teachers can share content to the students’ screens.  Students can then respond on their devices and share their work back to the teacher.  Seamlessly, student work can be added to the lesson, and the teacher can use student responses to drive instruction.  Did I mention that ClassFlow is FREE!!! 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Education Consultant, Promethean
I am coming from the classroom after 12 years of teaching. I have taught in both elementary and middle school classrooms. Most of my teaching career was spent as a middle school math teacher. Four out of my twelve years I was a Math Interventionist. I worked strictly with student... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Twin Arrows (A)

12:45pm

What Does Common Core Technology Instruction REALLY Mean?
With the challenges of meeting the rigor of the Common Core State Standards, schools face the daunting task of integrating technology in their day-to-day instruction. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding how the use of technology fits within the CCSS, as well as explore interactive tools that assist with designing web-based technology projects and performance assessment. Participants will explore “quick wins” such as:
  • Generating web-based timelines. 
  • Creating online student portfolios. 
  • Connecting your students to other students worldwide. 
  • Helping students publish newspapers, magazines, posters, and newsletters online. 
  • Student-generated webpages for classroom or school. 
  • Multi-media projects 
  • And more! 
Participants will explore online resources that will make planning each of these activities simple, effective, and within the realm of their day-to-day instruction. 

Speakers


Thursday June 22, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Diné F

2:00pm

Classroom Management in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom Part 1: Make Compliance Visible
Awesome, you have all the technology you could want in your classroom! Now it's time to think about how you will manage your classroom and implement technology at the same time. This training will teach you the basics of setting up rules and expectations for students in a technology-enhanced classroom, as well as give you little hints from educators who are already doing it.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Makowske

Jessica Makowske

Native American Initiatives Trainer, Center for Student Achievement
Jess believes that all students deserve a quality education, no matter where they attend school. As Native American Initiatives Trainer, Jess helps teachers integrate proven data-driven practices into their classrooms. Pulling from her experience as rural schools educator, Jess h... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Diné F

2:00pm

Game On: Creating Better Educational Games
Do you struggle to find good educational games? Especially when it comes to games with cultural content? Then come to this hands-on session where we will actually make a better one! Participants will help create a new educational video game that will be available online (computer/Chromebook compatible) and as a native app for iPad and Android tablet and phone. 

Moderators
avatar for Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Project Manager, 7 Generation Games

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, 7 Generation Games
7 Generation Games creates video games that combine math, history and adventure gaming. Students can play adventure games and improve test scores. The company also provides supplemental resources on both math and Native American culture for educators, which include movies, PowerP... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Diné G

2:00pm

Google Forms: Digital-Age Teachers’ Most Essential Tool
The single-most useful Google tool for teachers wishing to challenge and inspire every student, every day is Google Forms, a tool that facilitates differentiated instruction, personalized teaching and learning, flipped classrooms, rapport between teachers and students, and much more. Use Google Forms to gather - and instantly share - information from and with students, parents, community members, collaborating classrooms, local and global colleagues, and/or on your classroom website. Learn how to create Google Forms and collect responses that automatically populate Google spreadsheets. With Google Forms you can create free, online surveys, quizzes, questionnaires, registration forms, and many more data collection tools. This session will help you learn how to use New Google Forms, an indispensable I can't imagine teaching without Google Forms! I’ve created hundreds - or maybe thousands - of forms to help make me a better educator! 

Speakers
avatar for Alice Christie

Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State Universit... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Twin Arrows (B)

2:00pm

Implementing Mixed Reality at Shonto Preparatory Schools to Inspire STEM
From troubleshooting circuitry to dissecting human hearts, learn how students at Shonto Preparatory Schools are inspired by mixed reality learning applications to promote and encourage STEM careers through immersive learning labs aligned to NGSS and state standards. Discover implementation strategies from Ms. Bonnie Johnson, Director of Educational Tech, who will also define the following Learning Outcomes: How mixed reality redefines learning by doing experiences in the K-12 classroom How mixed reality technology expands social engagement and collaboration How exploration and student-directed, hands-on approaches in mixed reality support active and deep learning, ultimately inspiring students into STEM careers. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Johnson

Bonnie Johnson

Director of Education Technology, Shonto Preparatory School
Bonnie Johnson has a passion to enhance educational technology experience for Navajo educators and the community as a whole. With over ten years of experience working in education, and more specifically with end-users in providing exceptional services in computer software, she ha... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Diné I

2:00pm

Language App Development (Workshop)
Follow Darrick as he shows you how to create your own Language App using Photoshop and other tips and tricks. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Darrick Baxter

Darrick Baxter

Owner & Tribal App Developer, Ogoki Learning Inc.
As North America's leading technologist in the field of language preservation, Darrick Baxter delivered a 2015 TEDx Talk on the subject of app development technology and Innovation in global language preservation. Darrick has been responsible for developing and delivering trainin... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Diné D

2:00pm

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Who should attend this workshop? Teachers and administrators curious about education and technology and who may need some hands-on explanation of the tools (phones, tablets) and the platforms (blogs, wikis, facebook, flickr, twitter, youtube ....). If your interests include conservation, culture, tourism, world heritage, then these sessions engage you, like you, too.

What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the newfangled social web, where sharing is the first step or first click, saying both 'thank you' and 'hey, i found this first.'

Among the talking points – reflections on integrating into the classroom the Year of Open and the International Year for Sustainable Tourism, as well as the tools themselves -- wikis, collaborative editing, photo and video archives and livestreaming video.

We preview upcoming event, including the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Poland, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico and Matariki and NetHui in New Zealand.

Those attending the Native Innovations Conference in person are asked to register for the event and to choose the workshop that fits your time schedule. Others are welcome to engage via the social web. We value our remote participants. If you can, please encourage others by sharing and linking and commenting. Questions and comments are welcome below.

This page will be edited and updated.

Thursday: Introductions
2-3pm Flagstaff, 5pm NYC, Durban 11pm, Friday 9am Auckland, 830am Adelaide http://sched.co/B6eq

3:15-4:15pm Flagstaff, 6:15pm NYC, Friday 12:15am Durban, 815am Sydney, 745am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9f6

Friday: Follow-Up

8:15-9:15am Flagstaff, 11:15am-12:15pm NYC, Durban 5:15pm, Saturday 3:15am Auckland http://sched.co/B9hw

2:15-3:15pm Flagstaff, 5:15pm NYC, 11:15pm Durban, Saturday 715am Sydney, 645am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9hx

Recap yesterday's interactions and evaluate steps taken and that can be taken by the individual, the community and the world.

Cue remote participants.

Preview of upcoming events: MatarikiGreat American Solar EclipseGuelaguetzaNethuiOpen Education WeekWorld Listening DayWorld Tourism Day and our annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples Week.

 


Speakers
avatar for Ron Mader

Ron Mader

Director, Planeta.com
Ron Mader is a professional speaker, communication coach and journalist. Ron’s work catalyzes meaningful conversation and action about environmental conservation, tourism, responsible travel and peacemaking. His professional focus on ecotourism and responsible travel go back to... Read More →




Thursday June 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Diné C

2:00pm

Stop Reinventing the Wheel - Utilizing Resources That Are Already Out There

Instructors do not have time to “reinvent the wheel.”  Come and discover all the digital resources, lessons, and activities that have already been created for your use.  I will show you a learning community that you can become a part of, and we will use our time together to build up your resources.  You will be able to leave this session with lessons that you will be ready to deliver in August.  I will also show you how to create interactive activities that your students will enjoy playing.  


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Education Consultant, Promethean
I am coming from the classroom after 12 years of teaching. I have taught in both elementary and middle school classrooms. Most of my teaching career was spent as a middle school math teacher. Four out of my twelve years I was a Math Interventionist. I worked strictly with student... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Twin Arrows (A)

2:00pm

Technology Financial Management
With the remoteness of many schools how can technology help bridge gaps in your financial management? 

Speakers
avatar for Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe

Managing Member, McCabe CPA Group LLC
I am a CPA anad 100% owner of McCabe CPA Group LLC. I am a Navajo and our firm is a Tier 1 Navajo owned verified entity. We have been serving Indian Country for 11 years with accounting and consulting services and we now do audits! We are a licensed in NM and soon AZ.



Thursday June 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Diné A

3:15pm

Classroom Management in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom: Part 2 What to Do When Students Don't Listen
Classroom Management in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom: Part 2 What to Do When Students Don't Listen

You have spent all summer crafting specific rules and expectations for the use of technology in your classroom. Then, on the first day, you have one student who just won't listen. This session will share classroom techniques for making sure that 100% of students are staying on task.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Makowske

Jessica Makowske

Native American Initiatives Trainer, Center for Student Achievement
Jess believes that all students deserve a quality education, no matter where they attend school. As Native American Initiatives Trainer, Jess helps teachers integrate proven data-driven practices into their classrooms. Pulling from her experience as rural schools educator, Jess h... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Diné A

3:15pm

e-Rate Update
E-Rate is constantly changing. Now, with the President of USAC vanquished to the hinterlands, what are the implications to e-Rate, and what does it mean for your school? 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Frank Vander Horst

Frank Vander Horst

e-Rate Manager, Yavapai County Education Service Agency
Mr. Vander Horst has more than 20 years’ experience in driving performance improvement and positive change for a Fortune 50 company at the officer level. Strong skill set in identifying and addressing strategic and operational issues. Results oriented experiences in budgeting... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Diné I

3:15pm

Effective Use of Media and Technology with Early Childhood
This session will discuss the use of technology, media and screen time with birth through age 5 children. Is technology appropriate for early childhood? When and how should it be used? How can we help very young children learn with and without technology. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Becker

Mark Becker

Associate Director, Educational Outreach, Arizona PBS - Arizona State University
Mark Becker is the Associate Director for AZ PBS – Education Outreach. Mark conducts educator professional development throughout the state of Arizona. He specializes in technology integration, adult learning theory and professional development models. Mark has also worked on s... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Twin Arrows (B)

3:15pm

GoogleTreks™: Use Google MyMaps to Deepen Learning and Engage, Empower Students
GoogleTreks™, student-friendly web-based lessons/units, contextualize learning by bringing together text, images, videos, audio clips, charts, graphs, primary source material, podcasts, historical or scientific data, other user-created data, and more to engage and motivate digital-age learners. Teachers and students can create GoogleTreks™ using Google My Maps and numerous other Web 2.0 tools. The goal of educators creating Web-based GoogleTreks™ is to effectively integrate technology around specific subject matter. After digital-age learners become familiar with the GoogleTreks™ format and use a variety of Web 2.0 tools, they can create GoogleTreks™ that incorporate their research, photos, podcasts, or other digital data that they wish to share with others around the world. Creating GoogleTreks™ that incorporate authentic data, digital photography, voice notes, and location-based research, which learners gather and compile, is an effective way for learners to engage in problem solving, critical thinking, visual literacy, contexts for spatial and cultural differences, and communication skills. See wwwgoogletreks.org for examples. 

Speakers
avatar for Alice Christie

Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State Universit... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Twin Arrows (A)

3:15pm

Language App Development (Workshop)
Follow Darrick as he shows you how to create your own Language App using Photoshop and other tips and tricks. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Darrick Baxter

Darrick Baxter

Owner & Tribal App Developer, Ogoki Learning Inc.
As North America's leading technologist in the field of language preservation, Darrick Baxter delivered a 2015 TEDx Talk on the subject of app development technology and Innovation in global language preservation. Darrick has been responsible for developing and delivering trainin... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Diné D

3:15pm

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Who should attend this workshop? Teachers and administrators curious about education and technology and who may need some hands-on explanation of the tools (phones, tablets) and the platforms (blogs, wikis, facebook, flickr, twitter, youtube ....). If your interests include conservation, culture, tourism, world heritage, then these sessions engage you, like you, too.

What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the newfangled social web, where sharing is the first step or first click, saying both 'thank you' and 'hey, i found this first.'

Among the talking points – reflections on integrating into the classroom the Year of Open and the International Year for Sustainable Tourism, as well as the tools themselves -- wikis, collaborative editing, photo and video archives and livestreaming video.

We preview upcoming event, including the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Poland, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico and Matariki and NetHui in New Zealand.

Those attending the Native Innovations Conference in person are asked to register for the event and to choose the workshop that fits your time schedule. Others are welcome to engage via the social web. We value our remote participants. If you can, please encourage others by sharing and linking and commenting. Questions and comments are welcome below.

This page will be edited and updated.

Thursday: Introductions
2-3pm Flagstaff, 5pm NYC, Durban 11pm, Friday 9am Auckland, 830am Adelaide http://sched.co/B6eq

3:15-4:15pm Flagstaff, 6:15pm NYC, Friday 12:15am Durban, 815am Sydney, 745am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9f6

Friday: Follow-Up

8:15-9:15am Flagstaff, 11:15am-12:15pm NYC, Durban 5:15pm, Saturday 3:15am Auckland http://sched.co/B9hw

2:15-3:15pm Flagstaff, 5:15pm NYC, 11:15pm Durban, Saturday 715am Sydney, 645am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9hx

Recap yesterday's interactions and evaluate steps taken and that can be taken by the individual, the community and the world.

Cue remote participants.

Preview of upcoming events: MatarikiGreat American Solar EclipseGuelaguetzaNethuiOpen Education WeekWorld Listening DayWorld Tourism Day and our annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples Week.

 


Speakers
avatar for Ron Mader

Ron Mader

Director, Planeta.com
Ron Mader is a professional speaker, communication coach and journalist. Ron’s work catalyzes meaningful conversation and action about environmental conservation, tourism, responsible travel and peacemaking. His professional focus on ecotourism and responsible travel go back to... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Diné C

3:15pm

What Does Common Core Technology Instruction REALLY Mean?
With the challenges of meeting the rigor of the Common Core State Standards, schools face the daunting task of integrating technology in their day-to-day instruction. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding how the use of technology fits within the CCSS, as well as explore interactive tools that assist with designing web-based technology projects and performance assessment. Participants will explore “quick wins” such as:
  • Generating web-based timelines. 
  • Creating online student portfolios. 
  • Connecting your students to other students worldwide. 
  • Helping students publish newspapers, magazines, posters, and newsletters online. 
  • Student-generated webpages for classroom or school. 
  • Multi-media projects 
  • And more! 
Participants will explore online resources that will make planning each of these activities simple, effective, and within the realm of their day-to-day instruction. 

Speakers


Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Diné F

3:15pm

“Communication is Key”…Living Your Dreams Through Effective Communication!
Our ability to communicate is the determining factor to weather our dreams become a reality or a fantasy.  Being an effective communicator increases your ability to live your personal and professional dreams. Motivational Speaker and Author Frank Kitchen will provide you with the recipe and ingredients needed to improve your written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills on stage, in person and on social media.
Participants will learn:
  • The impact communication has on personal and professional success
  • Techniques for conquering public speaking fears
  • How to utilize effective verbal and Nonverbal communication skills
  • How to avoid the “technology crutch” caused my social media and technology

Speakers
avatar for Frank Kitchen

Frank Kitchen

The Life and Leadership Connoisseur, Frank Kitchen Enterprises
Hello, my name is Frank Kitchen. I am a Motivational Speaker, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist and Author. | | I use my 20 years of teaching and training experience to educate,elevate and empower professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, volunteers and students to be difference mak... Read More →



Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Diné G
 
Friday, June 23
 

6:00am

NII2017 Fun Run!!
  • Location: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Start/End: TBD
Details: 

Sponsors
avatar for Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center

Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center

Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center
Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center proudly sponsors your conference meals.  | | Their Vision is Harmoniously uniting communities by engaging our customers in healthy lifestyles. | | Their mission is to provide superior and compassionate healthcare to our community by raising the level of health, Hozho, and quality of life. | | Core Values Thinking - Being mindful and innovative. Respect - For mother earth, our colleagues, and those we serve. Reciprocity - To give and take with humbleness, grace, and thankfulness. Discipline - We will be role models, do what we say, and respect ourselves and others. Diligence - The things we do are not easy, we will not give in or give up. Relationships - Build and sustain... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 6:00am - 7:00am
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort 22181 Resort Boulevard Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

8:15am

Building Digital Breakouts
Digital Breakouts are digital puzzles that incorporate digital and language literacy, problem solving, and collaboration based on Escape the Room games. By bringing gaming elements into your classroom, students have opportunities to learn 21st century skills mixed with content standards all while having fun. In this session, participants will learn how to create digital breakouts using the GSuite of apps: Docs, Forms, Sites, Drawings, YouTube, etc. Digital Breakouts provide challenging ways for students to engage in content and even creative ways to demonstrate their own learning. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops as you will be working on creating a product of your own. 

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Bryce

Robyn Bryce

Technology Integration Specialist, Prescott High School
Robyn teaches Media Arts and English at Prescott High School in Prescott, AZ. She also works as a freelance media designer and mass media marketing maven. She began her education career over 16 years ago teaching Gifted students at Elizabeth Forward Middle School in Pennsylvania... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Twin Arrows (A)

8:15am

Classroom Management in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom
When should I use technology? (Daily Objectives, the Common Core, and Tech)
This session will look at the standards given with Common Core and AZCCR to help teachers create Daily Objectives. From these Daily Objectives, teachers will be able to decide if their class should be using technology and which technology should be utilized each day.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Makowske

Jessica Makowske

Native American Initiatives Trainer, Center for Student Achievement
Jess believes that all students deserve a quality education, no matter where they attend school. As Native American Initiatives Trainer, Jess helps teachers integrate proven data-driven practices into their classrooms. Pulling from her experience as rural schools educator, Jess h... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Diné F

8:15am

Differentiation Made Easy with Technology and Media
Did you ever wish you had resources at your fingertips? Well, now you literally do. Come explore PBS LearningMedia; a free technology based resource that houses over 100,000 digital resources, including video, images, documents, lesson plans and interactives. Join over 30,000 Arizona Educators in putting this great system to use in your classroom. This resource will give you the tools you need to help make your one to one initiative a positive experience. You, and your students will have instant access on all devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Becker

Mark Becker

Associate Director, Educational Outreach, Arizona PBS - Arizona State University
Mark Becker is the Associate Director for AZ PBS – Education Outreach. Mark conducts educator professional development throughout the state of Arizona. He specializes in technology integration, adult learning theory and professional development models. Mark has also worked on s... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Diné D

8:15am

e-Rate Update
E-Rate is constantly changing. Now, with the President of USAC vanquished to the hinterlands, what are the implications to e-Rate, and what does it mean for your school? 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Frank Vander Horst

Frank Vander Horst

e-Rate Manager, Yavapai County Education Service Agency
Mr. Vander Horst has more than 20 years’ experience in driving performance improvement and positive change for a Fortune 50 company at the officer level. Strong skill set in identifying and addressing strategic and operational issues. Results oriented experiences in budgeting... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Diné C

8:15am

Game On: Game Content Creation (Workshop)
Participants will continue creating their new educational video game that will be available online (computer/Chromebook compatible) and as a native app for iPad and Android tablet and phone. Technical support will be available as you create your immersive video game and interactive app, while integrating Native culture and history - in English and Spanish. 

Moderators
avatar for Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Project Manager, 7 Generation Games

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, 7 Generation Games
7 Generation Games creates video games that combine math, history and adventure gaming. Students can play adventure games and improve test scores. The company also provides supplemental resources on both math and Native American culture for educators, which include movies, PowerP... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Diné I

8:15am

Language App Development (Workshop)
Follow Darrick as he shows you how to create your own Language App using Photoshop and other tips and tricks. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Darrick Baxter

Darrick Baxter

Owner & Tribal App Developer, Ogoki Learning Inc.
As North America's leading technologist in the field of language preservation, Darrick Baxter delivered a 2015 TEDx Talk on the subject of app development technology and Innovation in global language preservation. Darrick has been responsible for developing and delivering trainin... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Diné G

8:15am

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Who should attend this workshop? Teachers and administrators curious about education and technology and who may need some hands-on explanation of the tools (phones, tablets) and the platforms (blogs, wikis, facebook, flickr, twitter, youtube ....). If your interests include conservation, culture, tourism, world heritage, then these sessions engage you, like you, too.

What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the newfangled social web, where sharing is the first step or first click, saying both 'thank you' and 'hey, i found this first.'

Among the talking points – reflections on integrating into the classroom the Year of Open and the International Year for Sustainable Tourism, as well as the tools themselves -- wikis, collaborative editing, photo and video archives and livestreaming video.

We preview upcoming event, including the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Poland, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico and Matariki and NetHui in New Zealand.

Those attending the Native Innovations Conference in person are asked to register for the event and to choose the workshop that fits your time schedule. Others are welcome to engage via the social web. We value our remote participants. If you can, please encourage others by sharing and linking and commenting. Questions and comments are welcome below.

This page will be edited and updated.

Thursday: Introductions
2-3pm Flagstaff, 5pm NYC, Durban 11pm, Friday 9am Auckland, 830am Adelaide http://sched.co/B6eq

3:15-4:15pm Flagstaff, 6:15pm NYC, Friday 12:15am Durban, 815am Sydney, 745am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9f6

Friday: Follow-Up

8:15-9:15am Flagstaff, 11:15am-12:15pm NYC, Durban 5:15pm, Saturday 3:15am Auckland http://sched.co/B9hw

2:15-3:15pm Flagstaff, 5:15pm NYC, 11:15pm Durban, Saturday 715am Sydney, 645am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9hx

Recap yesterday's interactions and evaluate steps taken and that can be taken by the individual, the community and the world.

Cue remote participants.

Preview of upcoming events: MatarikiGreat American Solar EclipseGuelaguetzaNethuiOpen Education WeekWorld Listening DayWorld Tourism Day and our annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples Week.

 


Speakers
avatar for Ron Mader

Ron Mader

Director, Planeta.com
Ron Mader is a professional speaker, communication coach and journalist. Ron’s work catalyzes meaningful conversation and action about environmental conservation, tourism, responsible travel and peacemaking. His professional focus on ecotourism and responsible travel go back to... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Diné A

8:15am

Utilizing Student Devices to Deliver Interactive Lessons
You now have devices in your students’ hands… Now What?  Come see how you can build lessons in ClassFlow, which will help your lessons become interactive between the teacher and student devices.  In the middle of a lesson teachers can share content to the students’ screens.  Students can then respond on their devices and share their work back to the teacher.  Seamlessly, student work can be added to the lesson, and the teacher can use student responses to drive instruction.  Did I mention... ClassFlow is FREE!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Education Consultant, Promethean
I am coming from the classroom after 12 years of teaching. I have taught in both elementary and middle school classrooms. Most of my teaching career was spent as a middle school math teacher. Four out of my twelve years I was a Math Interventionist. I worked strictly with student... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 8:15am - 9:15am
Twin Arrows (B)

9:30am

Apps for Fast and Fun Assessment
This session will demonstrate the many Web 2.0 Tools like Kahoot, Plickers, Peardeck, and Socrative that teachers can use to quickly assess students knowledge. Many of these tools are fun and engaging for students and offer reports for teacher record keeping. 

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Bryce

Robyn Bryce

Technology Integration Specialist, Prescott High School
Robyn teaches Media Arts and English at Prescott High School in Prescott, AZ. She also works as a freelance media designer and mass media marketing maven. She began her education career over 16 years ago teaching Gifted students at Elizabeth Forward Middle School in Pennsylvania... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Twin Arrows (A)

9:30am

Conduct a Virtual Field Trip using Virtual Reality Cardboard Viewers
Speakers
avatar for Jerome Tsosie

Jerome Tsosie

CEO, Native Innovation Inc
I am of the Water Edge Clan and Born for the Folded Arms People. Currently, I am the CEO of Native Innovation Inc. ”Being raised in the most rural parts of the Diné reservation, in Rock Point, Az, tradition and culture remain consistent guiding principles for my life’s work... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Diné C

9:30am

Create a Basic Authentic Digital Book
Participants will learn about free online storyboard and media sites that they may use with their students to create personalized storybooks, videos and other materials. They will learn to upload their own pictures, do voice overs for videos, edit their images and type using the Navajo language fonts. Teachers may even produce their own projects that they can use as part of their lessons. These are online tools that can be used on tablets and laptop devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Geneva Johnson

Geneva Johnson

Navajo Language Teacher, Rock Point Community School
Yá'át'ééh. I've been working with students, PreK-Elders for many years. I've also provided parent trainings and professional development to schools. I've learned that throughout my educational work experience, people yearn for Diné language and cultural resources that they c... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Diné D

9:30am

Effective Use of Media and Technology with Early Childhood
This session will discuss the use of technology, media and screen time with birth through age 5 children. Is technology appropriate for early childhood? When and how should it be used? How can we help very young children learn with and without technology. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Becker

Mark Becker

Associate Director, Educational Outreach, Arizona PBS - Arizona State University
Mark Becker is the Associate Director for AZ PBS – Education Outreach. Mark conducts educator professional development throughout the state of Arizona. He specializes in technology integration, adult learning theory and professional development models. Mark has also worked on s... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Twin Arrows (B)

9:30am

Game On: Game Content Creation (Workshop)
Participants will continue creating their new educational video game that will be available online (computer/Chromebook compatible) and as a native app for iPad and Android tablet and phone. Technical support will be available as you create your immersive video game and interactive app, while integrating Native culture and history - in English and Spanish. 

Moderators
avatar for Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Project Manager, 7 Generation Games

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, 7 Generation Games
7 Generation Games creates video games that combine math, history and adventure gaming. Students can play adventure games and improve test scores. The company also provides supplemental resources on both math and Native American culture for educators, which include movies, PowerP... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Diné I

9:30am

Language App Development (Workshop)
Follow Darrick as he shows you how to create your own Language App using Photoshop and other tips and tricks. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Darrick Baxter

Darrick Baxter

Owner & Tribal App Developer, Ogoki Learning Inc.
As North America's leading technologist in the field of language preservation, Darrick Baxter delivered a 2015 TEDx Talk on the subject of app development technology and Innovation in global language preservation. Darrick has been responsible for developing and delivering trainin... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Diné G

9:30am

Technology Financial Management
With the remoteness of many schools how can technology help bridge gaps in your financial management? 

Speakers
avatar for Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe

Managing Member, McCabe CPA Group LLC
I am a CPA anad 100% owner of McCabe CPA Group LLC. I am a Navajo and our firm is a Tier 1 Navajo owned verified entity. We have been serving Indian Country for 11 years with accounting and consulting services and we now do audits! We are a licensed in NM and soon AZ.



Friday June 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Diné A

9:30am

“Communication is Key”…Living Your Dreams Through Effective Communication!
Our ability to communicate is the determining factor to weather our dreams become a reality or a fantasy.  Being an effective communicator increases your ability to live your personal and professional dreams. Motivational Speaker and Author Frank Kitchen will provide you with the recipe and ingredients needed to improve your written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills on stage, in person and on social media.
Participants will learn:
  • The impact communication has on personal and professional success
  • Techniques for conquering public speaking fears
  • How to utilize effective verbal and Nonverbal communication skills
  • How to avoid the “technology crutch” caused my social media and technology

Speakers
avatar for Frank Kitchen

Frank Kitchen

The Life and Leadership Connoisseur, Frank Kitchen Enterprises
Hello, my name is Frank Kitchen. I am a Motivational Speaker, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist and Author. | | I use my 20 years of teaching and training experience to educate,elevate and empower professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, volunteers and students to be difference mak... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Diné F

10:45am

Game On: Game Content Creation (Workshop)
Participants will continue creating their new educational video game that will be available online (computer/Chromebook compatible) and as a native app for iPad and Android tablet and phone. Technical support will be available as you create your immersive video game and interactive app, while integrating Native culture and history - in English and Spanish. 

Moderators
avatar for Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Project Manager, 7 Generation Games

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, 7 Generation Games
7 Generation Games creates video games that combine math, history and adventure gaming. Students can play adventure games and improve test scores. The company also provides supplemental resources on both math and Native American culture for educators, which include movies, PowerP... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Diné I

10:45am

Getting to Know the Diné Bizaad Dictionary App
In this session, you will learn how to navigate the features in the Diné Bizaad Dictionary App by Native Innovation and discuss how this technology tool can be implemented in diverse learning environments. 
  1. Search database in English or Diné Bizaad
  2. Listen to words and phrases by selecting the audio button and hear vowel/consonant, glottal, and high tone sounds
  3. Use the Categories feature to see lists of animals, days of the week, handling verbs, colors, food, and more
  4. The Navajo Word of the Day features a calendar with daily notifications of words and phrases
  5. Organize your favorite words and phrases
  6. Use the clipboard feature to type custom Diné words and phrases using the Diné keyboard layout
  7. Share words and phrases via social networks, email, and messaging
  8. Contribute your Diné words and phrases to the database using the Feedback feature
  9. View your recent searches 

Speakers
avatar for Kialo Winters

Kialo Winters

Education Technology Specialist, Native Innovation Inc
With a record in ICT, instructional technology design, mobile app design, and business branding, Kialo understands there are creative learning opportunities existing on the World Wide Web. | | At Native Innovation, Kialo advocates culturally appropriate Diné language-based edu... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Diné C

10:45am

Instructional Space, Technology, and 21st Century Learning
Revamping the classroom through, ditching desks, utilizing technology and invigorating learning.   The session will develop a dialogue based on current and best practices, culminating in a hands on session using an app that allows the user an opportunity to design using CAD a 21st century classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Tollefsen

Wendy Tollefsen

21st Century Academic Summer Camp Director / Educator, Prescott Mile High Middle School
My area of expertise; creating innovative learning spaces by ditching out desks and rows, and incorporating a coffee shop style classroom to invigorate collaboration, communication and problem solving.



Friday June 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Twin Arrows (A)

10:45am

Language App Development (Workshop)
Follow Darrick as he shows you how to create your own Language App using Photoshop and other tips and tricks. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Darrick Baxter

Darrick Baxter

Owner & Tribal App Developer, Ogoki Learning Inc.
As North America's leading technologist in the field of language preservation, Darrick Baxter delivered a 2015 TEDx Talk on the subject of app development technology and Innovation in global language preservation. Darrick has been responsible for developing and delivering trainin... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Diné G

10:45am

Spark Up Your Digital Book!

Participants will learn voice overs, narration and how to add your own music to a digital storybook project. Learn free online storyboard and media sites that they may use with their students to create personalized storybooks, videos and other materials. They will learn to upload their own pictures, do voice overs for videos, edit their images and type using the Navajo language fonts. Teachers may even produce their own projects that they can use as part of their lessons. These are online tools that can be used on tablets and laptop devices. 


Speakers
avatar for Geneva Johnson

Geneva Johnson

Navajo Language Teacher, Rock Point Community School
Yá'át'ééh. I've been working with students, PreK-Elders for many years. I've also provided parent trainings and professional development to schools. I've learned that throughout my educational work experience, people yearn for Diné language and cultural resources that they c... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Diné D

10:45am

Stop Reinventing the Wheel - Utilizing Resources That Are Already Out There

Instructors do not have time to “reinvent the wheel.”  Come and discover all the digital resources, lessons, and activities that have already been created for your use.  I will show you a learning community that you can become a part of, and we will use our time together to build up your resources.  You will be able to leave this session with lessons that you will be ready to deliver in August.  I will also show you how to create interactive activities that your students will enjoy playing.  


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Education Consultant, Promethean
I am coming from the classroom after 12 years of teaching. I have taught in both elementary and middle school classrooms. Most of my teaching career was spent as a middle school math teacher. Four out of my twelve years I was a Math Interventionist. I worked strictly with student... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Twin Arrows (B)

10:45am

Technology Financial Management
With the remoteness of many schools how can technology help bridge gaps in your financial management? 

Speakers
avatar for Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe

Managing Member, McCabe CPA Group LLC
I am a CPA anad 100% owner of McCabe CPA Group LLC. I am a Navajo and our firm is a Tier 1 Navajo owned verified entity. We have been serving Indian Country for 11 years with accounting and consulting services and we now do audits! We are a licensed in NM and soon AZ.



Friday June 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Diné A

10:45am

“Communication is Key”…Living Your Dreams Through Effective Communication!
Our ability to communicate is the determining factor to weather our dreams become a reality or a fantasy.  Being an effective communicator increases your ability to live your personal and professional dreams. Motivational Speaker and Author Frank Kitchen will provide you with the recipe and ingredients needed to improve your written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills on stage, in person and on social media.
Participants will learn:
  • The impact communication has on personal and professional success
  • Techniques for conquering public speaking fears
  • How to utilize effective verbal and Nonverbal communication skills
  • How to avoid the “technology crutch” caused my social media and technology

Speakers
avatar for Frank Kitchen

Frank Kitchen

The Life and Leadership Connoisseur, Frank Kitchen Enterprises
Hello, my name is Frank Kitchen. I am a Motivational Speaker, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist and Author. | | I use my 20 years of teaching and training experience to educate,elevate and empower professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, volunteers and students to be difference mak... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Diné F

11:45am

Random Impulse Taiko

Random Impulse Taiko

‘With drums we pray, in dance we trust’

Established in September 2013, Random Impulse Taiko (RIT) is Northern Arizona’s first resident taiko group.  The 2000 year old Art Form of Japanese Taiko drumming is a full body experience that combines martial arts, voice and drumming for a dramatic, high energy presentation.  RIT members are happy to share the discipline and joy of taiko with the Flagstaff community through classes, performances, workshops held at Sleeping Lion Martial Arts Academy in the Sunnyside neighborhood.

For more information feel free to visit the Random Impulse Taiko Facebook page.



Artists
avatar for Random Impulse Taiko

Random Impulse Taiko

Random Impulse Taiko
Established in September 2013, Random Impulse Taiko (RIT) is Northern Arizona’s first resident taiko group.  The 2000 year old Art Form of Japanese Taiko drumming is a full body experience that combines martial arts, voice and drumming for a dramatic, high energy presentation.  RIT members are happy to share the discipline and joy of taiko with the Flagstaff community through classes, performances, workshops held at Sleeping Lion Martial Arts Academy in the Sunnyside neighborhood. For more information feel free to visit the Random Impulse Taiko... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
General Session

11:45am

Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center | LUNCH SPONSORS
Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center proudly sponsors your conference meals.

Their Vision is Harmoniously uniting communities by engaging our customers in healthy lifestyles.

Their mission is to provide superior and compassionate healthcare to our community by raising the level of health, Hozho, and quality of life.

Core Values
  • Thinking - Being mindful and innovative.
  • Respect - For mother earth, our colleagues, and those we serve.
  • Reciprocity - To give and take with humbleness, grace, and thankfulness.
  • Discipline - We will be role models, do what we say, and respect ourselves and others.
  • Diligence - The things we do are not easy, we will not give in or give up.
  • Relationships - Build and sustain K'é and strong connections with the community, patients, and colleagues.
  • Spirituality - We will constantly think about what we believe in and acknowledge that guidance is received from reverence.
  • Impression - Put forth the best of efforts to impress upon others the strengths of character and professionalism of skills.
For more information visit http://fdihb.org/

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc.
P.O. Box 649
Corner of Routes N12 & N7
Ft. Defiance, AZ 86504



Sponsors
avatar for Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center

Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center

Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center
Tsé Hootsooí Medical Center proudly sponsors your conference meals.  | | Their Vision is Harmoniously uniting communities by engaging our customers in healthy lifestyles. | | Their mission is to provide superior and compassionate healthcare to our community by raising the level of health, Hozho, and quality of life. | | Core Values Thinking - Being mindful and innovative. Respect - For mother earth, our colleagues, and those we serve. Reciprocity - To give and take with humbleness, grace, and thankfulness. Discipline - We will be role models, do what we say, and respect ourselves and others. Diligence - The things we do are not easy, we will not give in or give up. Relationships - Build and sustain... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
General Session

1:00pm

Building Digital Breakouts
Digital Breakouts are digital puzzles that incorporate digital and language literacy, problem solving, and collaboration based on Escape the Room games. By bringing gaming elements into your classroom, students have opportunities to learn 21st century skills mixed with content standards all while having fun. In this session, participants will learn how to create digital breakouts using the GSuite of apps: Docs, Forms, Sites, Drawings, YouTube, etc. Digital Breakouts provide challenging ways for students to engage in content and even creative ways to demonstrate their own learning. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops as you will be working on creating a product of your own. 

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Bryce

Robyn Bryce

Technology Integration Specialist, Prescott High School
Robyn teaches Media Arts and English at Prescott High School in Prescott, AZ. She also works as a freelance media designer and mass media marketing maven. She began her education career over 16 years ago teaching Gifted students at Elizabeth Forward Middle School in Pennsylvania... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Diné G

1:00pm

Create a Basic Authentic Digital Book
Participants will learn about free online storyboard and media sites that they may use with their students to create personalized storybooks, videos and other materials. They will learn to upload their own pictures, do voice overs for videos, edit their images and type using the Navajo language fonts. Teachers may even produce their own projects that they can use as part of their lessons. These are online tools that can be used on tablets and laptop devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Geneva Johnson

Geneva Johnson

Navajo Language Teacher, Rock Point Community School
Yá'át'ééh. I've been working with students, PreK-Elders for many years. I've also provided parent trainings and professional development to schools. I've learned that throughout my educational work experience, people yearn for Diné language and cultural resources that they c... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Diné F

1:00pm

e-Rate Update
E-Rate is constantly changing. Now, with the President of USAC vanquished to the hinterlands, what are the implications to e-Rate, and what does it mean for your school? 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Frank Vander Horst

Frank Vander Horst

e-Rate Manager, Yavapai County Education Service Agency
Mr. Vander Horst has more than 20 years’ experience in driving performance improvement and positive change for a Fortune 50 company at the officer level. Strong skill set in identifying and addressing strategic and operational issues. Results oriented experiences in budgeting... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Diné C

1:00pm

Game On: Game Content Creation (Workshop)
Participants will continue creating their new educational video game that will be available online (computer/Chromebook compatible) and as a native app for iPad and Android tablet and phone. Technical support will be available as you create your immersive video game and interactive app, while integrating Native culture and history - in English and Spanish. 

Moderators
avatar for Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Project Manager, 7 Generation Games

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, 7 Generation Games
7 Generation Games creates video games that combine math, history and adventure gaming. Students can play adventure games and improve test scores. The company also provides supplemental resources on both math and Native American culture for educators, which include movies, PowerP... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Diné I

1:00pm

Getting to Know the Diné Bizaad Dictionary App
In this session, you will learn how to navigate the features in the Diné Bizaad Dictionary App by Native Innovation and discuss how this technology tool can be implemented in diverse learning environments. 
  1. Search database in English or Diné Bizaad
  2. Listen to words and phrases by selecting the audio button and hear vowel/consonant, glottal, and high tone sounds
  3. Use the Categories feature to see lists of animals, days of the week, handling verbs, colors, food, and more
  4. The Navajo Word of the Day features a calendar with daily notifications of words and phrases
  5. Organize your favorite words and phrases
  6. Use the clipboard feature to type custom Diné words and phrases using the Diné keyboard layout
  7. Share words and phrases via social networks, email, and messaging
  8. Contribute your Diné words and phrases to the database using the Feedback feature
  9. View your recent searches 

Speakers
avatar for Kialo Winters

Kialo Winters

Education Technology Specialist, Native Innovation Inc
With a record in ICT, instructional technology design, mobile app design, and business branding, Kialo understands there are creative learning opportunities existing on the World Wide Web. | | At Native Innovation, Kialo advocates culturally appropriate Diné language-based edu... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Diné D

1:00pm

Instructional Space, Technology, and 21st Century Learning
Revamping the classroom through, ditching desks, utilizing technology and invigorating learning.   The session will develop a dialogue based on current and best practices, culminating in a hands on session using an app that allows the user an opportunity to design using CAD a 21st century classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Tollefsen

Wendy Tollefsen

21st Century Academic Summer Camp Director / Educator, Prescott Mile High Middle School
My area of expertise; creating innovative learning spaces by ditching out desks and rows, and incorporating a coffee shop style classroom to invigorate collaboration, communication and problem solving.



Friday June 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Twin Arrows (A)

1:00pm

2:15pm

Apps for Fast and Fun Assessment
This session will demonstrate the many Web 2.0 Tools like Kahoot, Plickers, Peardeck, and Socrative that teachers can use to quickly assess students knowledge. Many of these tools are fun and engaging for students and offer reports for teacher record keeping. 

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Bryce

Robyn Bryce

Technology Integration Specialist, Prescott High School
Robyn teaches Media Arts and English at Prescott High School in Prescott, AZ. She also works as a freelance media designer and mass media marketing maven. She began her education career over 16 years ago teaching Gifted students at Elizabeth Forward Middle School in Pennsylvania... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Diné G

2:15pm

Conduct a Virtual Field Trip using Virtual Reality Cardboard Viewers
Speakers
avatar for Jerome Tsosie

Jerome Tsosie

CEO, Native Innovation Inc
I am of the Water Edge Clan and Born for the Folded Arms People. Currently, I am the CEO of Native Innovation Inc. ”Being raised in the most rural parts of the Diné reservation, in Rock Point, Az, tradition and culture remain consistent guiding principles for my life’s work... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Diné D

2:15pm

e-Rate Update
E-Rate is constantly changing. Now, with the President of USAC vanquished to the hinterlands, what are the implications to e-Rate, and what does it mean for your school? 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Frank Vander Horst

Frank Vander Horst

e-Rate Manager, Yavapai County Education Service Agency
Mr. Vander Horst has more than 20 years’ experience in driving performance improvement and positive change for a Fortune 50 company at the officer level. Strong skill set in identifying and addressing strategic and operational issues. Results oriented experiences in budgeting... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Diné C

2:15pm

Game On: Game Content Creation (Workshop)
Participants will continue creating their new educational video game that will be available online (computer/Chromebook compatible) and as a native app for iPad and Android tablet and phone. Technical support will be available as you create your immersive video game and interactive app, while integrating Native culture and history - in English and Spanish. 

Moderators
avatar for Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Project Manager, 7 Generation Games

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, 7 Generation Games
7 Generation Games creates video games that combine math, history and adventure gaming. Students can play adventure games and improve test scores. The company also provides supplemental resources on both math and Native American culture for educators, which include movies, PowerP... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Diné I

2:15pm

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Who should attend this workshop? Teachers and administrators curious about education and technology and who may need some hands-on explanation of the tools (phones, tablets) and the platforms (blogs, wikis, facebook, flickr, twitter, youtube ....). If your interests include conservation, culture, tourism, world heritage, then these sessions engage you, like you, too.

What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the newfangled social web, where sharing is the first step or first click, saying both 'thank you' and 'hey, i found this first.'

Among the talking points – reflections on integrating into the classroom the Year of Open and the International Year for Sustainable Tourism, as well as the tools themselves -- wikis, collaborative editing, photo and video archives and livestreaming video.

We preview upcoming event, including the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Poland, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico and Matariki and NetHui in New Zealand.

Those attending the Native Innovations Conference in person are asked to register for the event and to choose the workshop that fits your time schedule. Others are welcome to engage via the social web. We value our remote participants. If you can, please encourage others by sharing and linking and commenting. Questions and comments are welcome below.

This page will be edited and updated.

Thursday: Introductions
2-3pm Flagstaff, 5pm NYC, Durban 11pm, Friday 9am Auckland, 830am Adelaide http://sched.co/B6eq

3:15-4:15pm Flagstaff, 6:15pm NYC, Friday 12:15am Durban, 815am Sydney, 745am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9f6

Friday: Follow-Up

8:15-9:15am Flagstaff, 11:15am-12:15pm NYC, Durban 5:15pm, Saturday 3:15am Auckland http://sched.co/B9hw

2:15-3:15pm Flagstaff, 5:15pm NYC, 11:15pm Durban, Saturday 715am Sydney, 645am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9hx

Recap yesterday's interactions and evaluate steps taken and that can be taken by the individual, the community and the world.

Cue remote participants.

Preview of upcoming events: Matariki, Great American Solar Eclipse, Guelaguetza, Nethui, Open Education Week, World Listening Day, World Tourism Day and our annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples Week.


Speakers
avatar for Ron Mader

Ron Mader

Director, Planeta.com
Ron Mader is a professional speaker, communication coach and journalist. Ron’s work catalyzes meaningful conversation and action about environmental conservation, tourism, responsible travel and peacemaking. His professional focus on ecotourism and responsible travel go back to... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Diné A

2:15pm

Spark Up Your Digital Book!
Participants will learn voice overs, narration and how to add your own music to a digital storybook project. Learn free online storyboard and media sites that they may use with their students to create personalized storybooks, videos and other materials. They will learn to upload their own pictures, do voice overs for videos, edit their images and type using the Navajo language fonts. Teachers may even produce their own projects that they can use as part of their lessons. These are online tools that can be used on tablets and laptop devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Geneva Johnson

Geneva Johnson

Navajo Language Teacher, Rock Point Community School
Yá'át'ééh. I've been working with students, PreK-Elders for many years. I've also provided parent trainings and professional development to schools. I've learned that throughout my educational work experience, people yearn for Diné language and cultural resources that they c... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Diné F

2:15pm

2:15pm

What Does it Mean to be a Professional in the Field of Education in a Technology Focused World
As a part of annual evaluations, educators are expected to meet certain criteria for professional responsibilities including Maintaining Accurate Records, Communicating with Families, Participating in the Professional Community, and Showing Professionalism. This session will address all the ways that teachers and leaders can meet these expectations using technology and discuss some of the legal considerations of the use of Social Media in and outside of the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Makowske

Jessica Makowske

Native American Initiatives Trainer, Center for Student Achievement
Jess believes that all students deserve a quality education, no matter where they attend school. As Native American Initiatives Trainer, Jess helps teachers integrate proven data-driven practices into their classrooms. Pulling from her experience as rural schools educator, Jess h... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Twin Arrows (A)

3:30pm

Keynote: Building Innovation into Apps
As North America's leading technologist in the field of language preservation, Darrick Baxter delivered a 2015 TEDx Talk on the subject of app development technology and Innovation in global language preservation. Darrick has been responsible for developing and delivering training to over 230 First Nations and Native American youth in Computer Sciences. As a former computer science instructor at the University of Winnipeg, Darrick has become internationally recognized for his language revitalization efforts. He now works with tribes across North America and has appeared on ABC, CBC, KBS South Korea, Global News Canada, CTV News broadcasts, He has been written about in Indian Country Media Network, American Indian Science and Engineerings magazine and many other publications. 

Speakers
avatar for Darrick Baxter

Darrick Baxter

Owner & Tribal App Developer, Ogoki Learning Inc.
As North America's leading technologist in the field of language preservation, Darrick Baxter delivered a 2015 TEDx Talk on the subject of app development technology and Innovation in global language preservation. Darrick has been responsible for developing and delivering trainin... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
General Session

4:30pm

Conference Ending Activities
  1. Overall conference 
  2. Closing remarks

Speakers
HG

Hector Guerro

Member, Alamo Navajo School Board
I was born and raised in Alamo. I ran for school board in 2012 and won my first term. I then ran for re-election in 2016 and won agian. I formulated successful campaigns thru social media. While being a board member, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. This took me to... Read More →
avatar for Frank Kitchen

Frank Kitchen

The Life and Leadership Connoisseur, Frank Kitchen Enterprises
Hello, my name is Frank Kitchen. I am a Motivational Speaker, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist and Author. | | I use my 20 years of teaching and training experience to educate,elevate and empower professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, volunteers and students to be difference mak... Read More →
avatar for Jerome Tsosie

Jerome Tsosie

CEO, Native Innovation Inc
I am of the Water Edge Clan and Born for the Folded Arms People. Currently, I am the CEO of Native Innovation Inc. ”Being raised in the most rural parts of the Diné reservation, in Rock Point, Az, tradition and culture remain consistent guiding principles for my life’s work... Read More →



Friday June 23, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
General Session