Welcome to the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC 2017) guide!
  • Wed., Nov. 15 Pre-Conference Workshops:  Eight pre-conference, full-day and half-day workshops are offered. Registration closed Nov. 8.  Pre-registration was required. On-site registration is unavailable.
  • Thurs., Nov. 16 & Fri., Nov. 17 General Conference:  More than 150+ 1-hour and 2-hour General Conference sessions, an exhibit hall, poster sessions, and luncheon keynote presentations are scheduled.  All general conference sessions are first come, first served seating.  (Online registration closed Nov. 8 but on-site registration will be available for the Thursday and Friday General Conference days.)

Use this resource to plan your days at the conference.  View session titles, descriptions, targeted audiences, strands, locations and times.  Note: Adding sessions to your Sched account will not register you for the conference, nor will it reserve a spot in the session. Please review registration details on the IETC 2017 conference website:  http://www.il-edtech.org
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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!

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!

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.

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Kim Darche

Instructional Coach
Kim Darche is a learner above all else and enjoys sharing her learning discoveries with other teachers, students, and administration! As a Digital Learning Coach from Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences, she has been lucky enough to spread that learning with others... Read More →

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