Please make note of these changes.  On “Sched” (conference app), everything is correct.  If you pick up a paper schedule tomorrow, they will NOT reflect these changes.  

  • 10:15am – 11:15am (Room 312 / 313) – Patrick Larkin will be presenting the mini-keynote session.  It is titled “Social Media – Tools that Can Change You and Your School” 

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Room 311) – Sherry Leksell moved to this time slot and will be digitally bringing her students in.  Her session remains unchanged and is titled “Literacy with an iPad in Secondary English” 

  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm (Room 305) - Chris Buja will be presenting “Knowledge Management and Student Collaboration in Google Apps Classrooms with Hapara Teacher Dashboard”

  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm (Room 320) – Scott McLeod will be presenting “Help Your Administrators Help You”


Welcome to the Iowa 1:1 Institute!  We are glad you are checking on our annual institute and hope you will join us.  It is because of each one of you that the Iowa 1:1 Institute has become the largest 1:1 event in the world!  

The registration window is now open!  Early bird registration ($50) will last until February 28th, 2014.  Starting on March 1, 2014, the registration will be $65 per person.  

This year will feature the first ever Leadership Day, where school leaders will attend a special half day event on April 9, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm.  The session will be led by Patrick Larkin, the Assistant Superintendent from Burlington Public School in Massachusetts.  Register for this event in addition to your April 10th registration and read more about the day here.    

Eventbrite - 2014 Iowa 1:1 Institute

“I am coming to learn, facilitate learning, and provide a social learning experience to school leaders.” -Patrick Larkin

The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:

  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;

  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the state; and

  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.

The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  



Participants are responsible for their own travel, parking, and meal expenses (we’ll take a lunch break!).  


We will take a lunch break from 12:30pm to 1:30 pm.  A variety of eating establishments are located nearby via the Des Moines skywalk and in the lower level of the Iowa Events Center.  Participants are responsible for their own meal expense.

Internet Access:

We’ve worked with the Event Center and a private vendor in an attempt to ensure the wireless work for all attendees.  In addition, there will be a hard-wired Internet option in each room for presenters.


The social media hashtag for the institute is: #i11i (pound sign, lower-case i, number 1, number 1, lower-case i).



Presentation Resources


Submit a Presentation (Deadline February 28, 2014):

Presentation submissions are CLOSED.  You will be notified approximately 3-4 weeks before the conference to let you know whether or not your submission was accepted.  If you are selected, the lead presenter will receive a reimbursement of their registration fee for presenting.

Bring a projector and speakers:

If you can bring a projector and a set of speakers to hook up, we will assign you a room to take the equipment to and set it up.  In return, you will receive free registration!  Note that you will need to have the equipment set up by 8:30am and will have to pick up your equipment after the last session at 4:00pm.  


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