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Welcome to the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC 2017) guide!
  • Twelve pre-conference, full-day and half-day workshops are offered Wed., Nov. 15. (Registration closes Nov. 8 or when workshops fill to capacity. On-site registration is unavailable.)
  • More than 150+ 1-hour and 2-hour General Conference sessions, and luncheon keynote presentations, will be offered Thurs., Nov. 16 - Fri., Nov. 17.  All general conference sessions are first come, first served seating.  (Online registration closes Nov. 8 but on-site registration will be available.)

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Thursday, November 16 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Featured Presentation: Unlock Innovative Thinking with Questioning

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How do we support Innovative Thinking in our classrooms and in our culture? Time, support, inspiration, mentorship but at the core of all these supports is the capacity to formulate questions. And then question your own questions! _x000B__x000B_What are the questions we ask in our classrooms? Are we supporting our student learning by teaching students how to ask questions during genius hour or in Makerspace or a book group? The fine art of asking questions which once seemed as simple as A,B,C at the age of 3 somehow loses its intensity and vigor as we grow older. Let’s start a renaissance of questioning to unlock our Innovative Thinking!_x000B__x000B_Participants will learn how to grow the art of questioning in students and colleagues while practicing techniques that can be simply integrated into instruction. We will explore questions that speak to our core: “What is your ‘stake in the ground?’” “How do you challenge your own beliefs?” “What is a successful conversation?” In this minds-on session, learners will ask the questions, explore how to leverage responses and build upon them as we flex our questioning muscles! We will modify traditional discussion techniques, understand innovative phrasing and practices that support a culture of thinkers.


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703