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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 • 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Making a Middle School MakerSpace

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This presentation will highlight the lessons learned during the first year implementation of a middle school makerspace. Information about space layout and the types of technology utilized (3D printers, LittleBits, Makey Makey, etc.) in the makerspace will be discussed. Student project ideas will be shared and participants will have an opportunity to explore some of the items available in the makerspace. Suggestions for training and certifying students to use equipment will also be shared.

Thursday November 16, 2017 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703