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
Friday, November 17 • 8:00am - 8:50am
MakerSpace/Club Projects for Your Classroom

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With the recent rise of the Maker revolution, it can be overwhelming to try and sift through the commercial and free offerings available. In this session, we will present several open source projects which have nominal costs to engage students in a variety of different project activities. Several of these projects have curriculum and standards mapping done already, and provide additional opportunities for collaboration and outreach beyond your local district. Featured are the “Plastic Ants” robots that allow a deeper understanding of robotics, math, and programming which provides an opportunity for formal or informal robot war competition in your district as well as others in the state. Come join us and learn about projects that are collaborative with other teachers/districts and are just plain fun for both teachers and students.


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

Attendees (35)