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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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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