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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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Wednesday, November 15
 

8:30am

8:30am

Coding Across the Curriculum
Coding can easily be included in every class at your school. This 21st-Century skill is no longer just for techies or computer science class! Today, every student can code, and every teacher can teach it. Using Sphero, we will demonstrate practical, high-interest coding activities for art, consumer education, English, math, physical education, science, and social science classes. Activities are high school level, but can be modified for lower grades.

Presenters
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Eileen Jones

Eileen Jones has been a Media Specialist at Oak Lawn Community High School for 9 years. A graduate from Augustana University with a degree in English Education, Ms. Jones obtained her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and another maste... Read More →
avatar for Janet Meyers

Janet Meyers

teacher, olchs
Janet Meyers has been a business/technology teacher at Oak Lawn High School for 21 years. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University Business School, Mrs. Meyers obtained her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in school leadership from Olivet N... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Sidlow

Jennifer Sidlow

Media Specialist, Oak Lawn Community High School
Jennifer Sidlow has been a Media Specialist at Oak Lawn Community High School for 15 years. A graduate from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in English, Mrs. Sidlow obtained her master's degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and a master's i... Read More →



Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Tech Tools for K-8
Do you have access to technology in your classroom, but not sure what to use on it? Come see how various tech apps and extensions can be easily incorporated into tomorrow’s lesson with ease! PDF mergy, mysimpleshow, Adobe Spark, Linoit, answergarden and other tools will be introduced and explored by participants.

Presenters
avatar for Kari Moulton

Kari Moulton

Kari has been incorporating technology in her classroom for the past eight years. Starting with smartboards in the classroom to now 1:1 devices, Kari is constantly looking for ways to engage her students in technology. A technology leader in her district; leading various training... Read More →



Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Windows Server Health
This workshop will cover what it takes to backup, monitor, update and secure a Windows server.

Presenters
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Rick Lawsha

Director of Technology, Community Unit School District #205


Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Canceled 11/1: Supporting Design Thinking in the Classroom
Canceled 11/1:  This hands-on workshop will help you dig into the principles and processes of Design Thinking. How can you support Design Thinking in your building and help students directly approach complex problems, innovation, collaboration and creation of solutions to real-world problems?

Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:30am - 3:30pm
TBA

8:30am

How to Lead “Technology Trends in Education” (Admin Academy #1818)
This course will assist administrators exploring the latest in technology trends for improving instruction and student achievement. Participants will engage in a global analysis of their district/school’s past and current technology implementation program(s). They then will explore technological trends in order to develop an implementation plan for future improvement. How can administrators become more active leaders in the area of technology integration? Participants will develop a better understanding of the changing educational landscape and how they can address their role as a proactive leader of educational technology.

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Presenters
avatar for Mike McGowan

Mike McGowan

Technology Director, Sunnybrook School District 171
Mike is the Technology Director for Sunnybrook School District 171 and currently the Executive Board Secretary for ICE. Mike is also an instructor for Connecting Link.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:30am - 3:30pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Impactful Professional Development: Strategies to Lead and Empower

We will explore professional learning strategies to engage, inspire and build community. The following four pillars will serve as the framework: inviting investment, pushing possibilities, interesting interactions and maintaining momentum. This session is jam packed with hands-on and minds-on activities that will allow participants to transform theory into practice.

This session is device neutral.  Bring your own device, and come ready to have some fun!


Presenters
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
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 ot... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:30am - 3:30pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:30pm

G Suite in the Classroom
Have you ever wanted to incorporate more G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) into your classroom but not sure how? This hands-on workshop will focus on the various G Suite tools (Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Forms) and the ways they can be incorporated into your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Kari Moulton

Kari Moulton

Kari has been incorporating technology in her classroom for the past eight years. Starting with smartboards in the classroom to now 1:1 devices, Kari is constantly looking for ways to engage her students in technology. A technology leader in her district; leading various training... Read More →



Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:30pm

Maximizing and Protecting Your Network
This workshop is divided into two main topics: maximizing your existing wireless infrastructure and protecting your network through monitoring and hardening. First, learn strategies to enhance your current wireless infrastructure. Second, learn about tools (mostly free) and techniques that you can use to monitor your network and help harden your security.

Presenters

Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:30pm

More than Just Apps: Using the iPad as a Creation Device
Do you use iPads in your school? This session will focus on how to use the iPad for its intended purpose…student creation! This will be a hands-on session using apps like Buncee, Book Creator, and Explain Everything.

My presentation can be found here

Presenters
avatar for Don Sturm

Don Sturm

Technology Integration Specialist, Morton CUSD #709


Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703
 
Thursday, November 16
 

7:30am

Exhibit Hall Open
Closed for lunch.

Thursday November 16, 2017 7:30am - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall 1st floor

8:30am

All About the Free: Tips and Tricks Using Websites and Apps
In a time when all school funding is tight, I will give tips and tricks on how to best to use technology in the classroom. I have spent the past 5 years finding websites and apps that offer extra intervention in any subject area for free. I can give attendees ideas on how to use sites they may already be using in a fresh new way.

Presenters


Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Assessment for Learning with Digital Tools
Assessment for learning helps to increase students’ learning, to adjust instruction, to diagnosis student needs, and to improve our instructional programs. Through non-graded quizzes, pretests, quick-writes, exit-tickets, and games we can gain data to formatively assess learning. Discover digital tools to help quickly and easily formatively assess your students’ learning

Presenters
avatar for Heidi Morgan

Heidi Morgan

6th Grade Teacher, NLSD122



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Building Lessons with Online Materials
Become less reliant on textbooks. Find new materials for free online!

Presenters
avatar for Kelley Mullaney

Kelley Mullaney

Math Teacher, Meridian High School
avatar for Shiela Rambo

Shiela Rambo

Third Grade Teacher, Meridian Elementary School
23 years and still having fun. It's all about learning right along with the students. Technology is a love but certainly not considered "pro."
avatar for Phil Stielow

Phil Stielow

Technology Director, Meridian CUSD 15
I am a technology director at a 1:1 school district. I have experience in developing a 1:1 program and with professional development of teachers.


Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Crack the Code! Spheros in the Math Classroom
Introduce your students to coding through everyday Geometry! Presenters will show participants how to incorporate Sphero robots into a math classroom through various lessons in a Geometry class.  Presenters will show how a Geometry teacher can incorporate Spheros and basic coding into their curriculum and the process to make the lessons seamless. Participants will learn two Geometry lessons with the Sphero in a polygon and area unit.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Meyers

Janet Meyers

teacher, olchs
Janet Meyers has been a business/technology teacher at Oak Lawn High School for 21 years. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University Business School, Mrs. Meyers obtained her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in school leadership from Olivet N... Read More →
avatar for Sara Strelow

Sara Strelow

Math teacher, Oak Lawn Community High School
Sara Strelow has been a math teacher at Oak Lawn High School for 13 years. A graduate of St. Xavier University, Mrs. Strelow obtained her master’s degree in school leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. She has been the Geometry Team Leader for the last six years while imp... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Creating Student TECHsperts
Come see how Joliet 86 empowers students to become technology leaders by participating in a TECHspert program. What is TECHsperts you ask? This online program consists of student created video tutorials and performance tasks that provide skills to support schools in the areas of computer fundamentals, basic troubleshooting, and integration of G-Suite applications. Presenters will share the evolution of the TECHspert program from conception to a fully integrated program across the district.

Presenters
avatar for Erin Buteau

Erin Buteau

Tech Coach, Joliet Public School District 86
Erin Buteau is currently an Instructional Tech Coach with JPSD86 and has been for 9 years. In the past, she has taught middle school math and Primary Sp Ed along with "Teaching with Technology" at Chicago State University and Lewis University. Erin is a digital native who has bee... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Data Breach Response Training
Any organization with electronic records is vulnerable to security breaches, and education agencies are no exception. Using the PTAC Data Breach Response Toolkit, we will run through a scenario involving a breach of student information and other personally identifiable information. The exercise focuses on the processes, procedures, and skills needed to respond, and participants will leave with the resources to run the same exercise with their own district leadership teams.

Presentation: https://goo.gl/qU9jQj


Presenters
avatar for Tim McIlvain

Tim McIlvain

Director, Learning Technology Center
Tim McIlvain is the Director of the Learning Technology Center, a program established by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide Illinois school districts with technical support, technology-related professional development, and technology planning and consulting services... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

It's Elementary! Integrating Technology into the Elementary Classroom
Do you have access to an iPad, a set of iPads, or Chromebooks for your elementary classroom? Do you want to learn how to use them more effectively with your students? Walk away with a list of project ideas and applications that you can use to engage your students. Learn from a technology integration specialist and a second grade teacher how to plan project ideas with each app and apply them to your own classroom instruction. Methods discussed can apply to the use of other devices in the classroom as well.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller

Technology Integration Specialist, Pana CUSD 8
I have served my district as the technology integration specialist for 7 years. I work with teachers (K-12) as they integrate technology into the classroom. I have experience with iPads, Chromebooks, and other technology devices. Currently our district has a 1:1 Chromebook Pro... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Riding the Literacy Wave with Technology

Learn the many ways you can use 1:1 or lab devices to enhance your literacy instruction in reading or writing workshop. Many of the sites and apps shared are free or have nominal costs associated with them and help engage students, maximizing their ability to learn. 


Presenters
avatar for Shawn Schwerman

Shawn Schwerman

6th Grade Teacher, McLean County Unit 5 Schools
I'm a 6th grade literacy teacher in central IL who loves integrating technology and helping other teachers.



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Snapchat in the Classroom
Come and see how to use the basics of Snapchat and how this simple social media app can be used in school to demonstrate learning, build relationships and empathy.
Click here for the Google Slides version of the presentation. 

Presenters
avatar for Mike Saracini

Mike Saracini

8th Social Studies, FREEDOM MIDDLE SCHOOL
I am a 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Freedom Middle School in Berwyn Talk to me about anything iPads, White Sox baseball or College football.



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Teaching the Vietnam War and More Through PBS Learningmedia.org
This session will introduce attendees to the resources available on PBS Learningmedia.org, with a focus on video testimonies of Vietnam Veterans recorded by WILL AM-FM-TV in Urbana, IL. The testimonies, and the series of interactive lesson plans that accompany them, will help educators connect their schools to the new PBS series, “The Vietnam War,” by Ken Burns. The overview of PBS Learningmedia.org will help educators to explore the wealth of lesson plans and resources available from PBS.

Presenters
avatar for Kellie Blanden

Kellie Blanden

Coordinator for Housing Information, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Tips for Using Video in the Classroom

This session will introduce the participants to some tips on how to use Youtube videos in the classroom without the distracting ads and popups!  We will also explore a variety of websites that will allow you to create 30 second videos.  Finally, participants will learn how to embed notes, quizzes, and more into classroom videos.


Presenters
avatar for John Closen

John Closen

Co-Chair, IETC Committee



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Virtual Trips and Technology Tips
Escape the classroom without leaving your seat. Explore open resources on the web and take a tour of different locations all over the world. Free online resources for teaching and learning - We know they exist, but which ones are the best? Where do we go to find who is thriving in the 1:1 environment? More Google Apps and Extensions - I know you already use them, but there may be some you have not tried. Some of them integrate nicely with Google Classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Connie Mitchell

Connie Mitchell

Middle School Tech Staff, TCUSD3



Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Optimize your Edtech Usage (Vendor Led Session)
Join an interactive session to discuss how to use data to optimize edtech usage and spend to across your organization. CatchOn will present some key data findings and trends their software has captured from real-time Chrome, Windows, Mac, and iOS device usage. Illinois districts will be invited to join CatchOn's Illinois-specific user group Community, in partnership with ILTPP, offering them free Chrome and up to 50% discounted options to use CatchOn's digital analytics software suites.

Presenters

Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel

8:30am

Reading for Meaning with Read Naturally Live (Vendor Led Session)

Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies:  teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring.  Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers.  These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally's web-based software program, Read Live.


Presenters
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Barb Denbow

Read Naturally


Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Featured Presentation: Re-Think Your Bell Ringers
Participants will explore how to leverage technology & digital learning to increase the engagement as we explore bell ringers & morning work.

Here is the resource!

Presenters
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
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 ot... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

#WITcon - From Crazy Idea to Grass Roots Success

Dwindling resources often require innovative thinking and a willingness to challenge conventional thinking to help kids and their teachers learn and grow.  Learn how a handful of public educators, Regional Superintendents, and a community college are collaborating to turn a dream into Illinois’ next big professional learning opportunity!


Presenters
avatar for Matt Jacobson

Matt Jacobson

Tech & PD Coordinator, Galesburg CUSD #205
Google-icious life-long learner, 1:1 with 4,500 Chromebooks!



Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

10 Ways to Shake Things Up!
Are you stuck in a rut? Do you feel like your students are less than enthused with your class? In this session, we’ll count down 10 of our newest ways to integrate technology into your classroom to shake things up. These ideas are easy to use and will cost your district little or nothing to implement. Student examples will be shown for a full understanding of how to put tech into your current curriculum and make it exciting for you and your students.


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Choose Wisely and Learn
Today's presentation will look at the use of branched forms to help students learn difficult concepts. Branched forms can allow teachers to see where students are having difficulty and help students get better at difficult concepts. We will look at developing a branched form with video options. We will also have a template at the ready for participants to try their hand at making one themselves.

Learning Targets:
  • I can explain and create a branched form.
  • I can create video tutorials using a variety of tools.
  • I can create a branched form with video for formative assessment/practice.

Presenters
avatar for Derrick Swistak

Derrick Swistak

Science Teacher/Instructional Coach, Maine Township District 207



Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Chrome Extensions for the Classroom
Unlock the power of Google Chrome. There are many useful, fun, and productive extensions for Google Chrome. This session is great for those with Chromebooks.

Presenters
avatar for Kelley Mullaney

Kelley Mullaney

Math Teacher, Meridian High School
avatar for Phil Stielow

Phil Stielow

Technology Director, Meridian CUSD 15
I am a technology director at a 1:1 school district. I have experience in developing a 1:1 program and with professional development of teachers.


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

eSports – Emerging IHSA Sport Opportunity for Students
IHSA and the IlliniCloud worked to get esports as an emerging sport/activity for Illinois high schools. Come hear what’s being done to support high school students involved with competitive gaming and learn how your school can become an active participant in esports.


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Old School Home Ec. Goes 1:1 High Tech
Learn how a 25+ year veteran teacher revamped her entire teaching process to accommodate the evaluation framework and a 1:1 iPad environment. The session will provide numerous takeaways that can be incorporated into all classes, not just Family Consumer Science classes. Topics include, Google forms to assess students, self-assessments, peer assessments, enrichment activities, bell ringers, intervention steps, QR codes and much more.

Presenters
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Amy Cryan

FCS Teacher, Oak Lawn Community High School
avatar for Janet Meyers

Janet Meyers

teacher, olchs
Janet Meyers has been a business/technology teacher at Oak Lawn High School for 21 years. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University Business School, Mrs. Meyers obtained her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in school leadership from Olivet N... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

PRTG Network Monitor
Come learn how PRTG Network Monitor has helped our district simplify network monitoring. We’ll show how easy it is to install and configure, some tips and tricks we’ve found helpful, and how we use it to monitor our network. PRTG is a useful tool that can detect network issues before they become disasters. A Q&A Session will be available at the end.

Presenters
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Scott Fox

Director of IT Services, Palos School District 118
avatar for Eric Nush

Eric Nush

Network/Systems Administrator, Palos School District 118


PRTG pdf

Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Seesaw for It All
Learn how you can use one app to do it all: build community, connect with other classes, assess using standards aligned rubrics, collaboratively score work, differentiate assessment, and have students reflect and get metacognitive about their work. Using Seesaw in our 2nd grade classrooms has made learning visible.


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Showcase: Teacher Tested Student Approved High Impact Strategies
How do you keep kids engaged and excited about learning? We will share lessons and tools we have used in our middle school classes to enhance student engagement. See examples of online formative assessment tools, online student portfolios and Kagan strategies in action.
Link to the presentation

Presenters
avatar for Annie Monak

Annie Monak

Instructional Technology Coach, Skokie School District 73 1/2


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

SPARK- Online Evaluation Tools
Our district has created and implemented an internal web-based series of templates specific to the Danielson evaluation rubric. These templates allow both teachers and administrators access to ongoing evaluation tools, rubrics and Danielson resources. Our online evaluation tool (SPARK) allows for areas for online continual improvement activities as well as evaluative feedback. This rubric is Danielson-based and growth-centered.  Spark can be downloaded from https://www.dupage88.net/spark

Presenters
avatar for Chuck Syperski

Chuck Syperski

Software Engineer, DuPage High School District 88



Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

The Connected Educator and Classroom
Do you want to break down the walls of your classroom and connect with other educators and classrooms around the world? In this session, you will learn what it means to be a connected educator and how easy it is to do! You will also learn how to give your students an authentic audience so they can connect with experts and students around the globe. Being both a connected educator and having a connected classroom will lead to a positive change in your teaching that will make a powerful impact in your students’ learning.

Presenters
avatar for Joanna Carroll

Joanna Carroll

Instructional Technology Director/Coach
Joanna Carroll is the Instructional Technology Director/Coach for Princeville CUSD 326. She is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google for Education Certified Innovator. Joanna is the Illinois Computing Educators Co-Chair for TECH 2018-19; this is an event for st... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

The Making of Makerspaces
This session will showcase the creation of a 3 Makerspaces in the same school district: elementary, junior high, and high school level with the goal to increase creativity and innovation. The session will share tools and activities that provide students the opportunity to work as a team to build, create, explore, and discover. Makerspaces foster science, technology, engineering, and math skills in a collaborative environment.

Presenters
MD

Mary Dust

Technology Integration Specialist, Effingham Unit 40
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Julie Flack

technology integration specialist, Effingham Unit 40 Schools



Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

The Power of EdCampifying your Institute Days!
Tired of boring in-services and institute days? Well, EdCampify your PD! Learn how to give teachers choice and ownership in their learning without the worry of a traditional EdCamp. It is about time that we modeled the type of learning we want our students to have.

Presenters
avatar for Joy DeFors

Joy DeFors

Instructional Coach, Center Cass School District 66
As a middle school instructional coach at Lakeview Jr. High School in Downers Grove, IL., I am a cheerleader of teachers and students.
avatar for John Hummel

John Hummel

Director of Technology, Center Cass School District 66
I am the Director of Technology for Center Cass School District 66 in Downers Grove, Illinois. I strive to bring transformational change to my district through innovation and failing forward.
avatar for Theresa Strong

Theresa Strong

Instructional Coach, Center Cass School District



Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Sharpen STEM Skills and Increase Student Interest in STEM Careers (Vendor Led Session)

STEM careers are projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. How will you increase student interest in STEM and introduce them to career paths in that sector? Educators will receive access to innovative web-based, student-driven resources at NO COST which takes students into the science, technology, engineering, and math behind their world, and introduces them to inspiring careers they never knew existed. 

Endeavor: STEM Literacy and Career Exploration: (grades 6-9) this course takes students into the science, technology, engineering, and math behind their world, and introduces them to inspiring careers they never knew existed. The resource is student-driven and has assessments embedded into them enabling students to go at their own pace as the teacher can be a facilitator in the classroom and see measurable outcomes from student work.


Presenters

Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel

9:30am

The Power of (Free!) Differentiation with Front Row (Vendor Led Session)

Free for teachers, Front Row will help you reach every student at their level in Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science. Learn tips and tricks for implementing Front Row's adaptive practice, inquiry based lessons, differentiated articles and more - and walk away ready to get your students learning on Front Row on Monday!


Presenters
avatar for Front Row Education

Front Row Education

Front Row is an adaptive learning platform with a full suite of easy-to-use tools in Math, ELA, and Social Studies. We empower teachers and administrators to meet the needs of every student with adaptive math practice, differentiated ELA and Social Studies resources, and in-depth... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Featured Presentation: Hacking Leadership
Water is amazing and seemingly always finds a way. It has the ability to form, replenish our system, power equipment, and can wipe out entire cities. Leaders have the same properties. Some end up conforming to their environment as water would with a cup or bowl. Some have the power to wipe out entire populations and others lift the level of the land. The best leaders take little openings and create space for those they lead. They find the smallest cracks of opportunity and create a path that was not there before. They shape the land. They find a way. Hacking leadership is about finding innovative solutions to issues that have plagued the system for years, and implementing them tomorrow. The focus is on practical application. We all know the problems exist, but knowledge of problems does not make our daily life in schools easier. Utilizing the tools in Hacking Leadership will allow you and your team to find the openings and create space for those you lead. Space to learn. Space to teach. Space to thrive.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named 1 of 10 Innovative Districts in 2016 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Ed... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Charging Bison
Fenton students made a solar panel that is producing electricity to charge chromebooks and other mobile technologies. This helps our students to be able to charge their devices to keep Fenton Eco-Friendly and paperless.

Presenters

Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Ed Leaders Network Provides Your Staff with Free Online PD and a Learning Management System
The Illinois Principals Association has partnered with ISBE to provide free access to a growing library of online PD courses for ALL Illinois Public School Staff.  In addition, the learning management system can be used by administrators to develop and deliver locally created online PD. Stop by this poster session to receive details and how to take advantage of this opportunity, get access, and start developing on-line PD for your educators and staff. 

Presenters
avatar for Arlin Peebles

Arlin Peebles

Online PD Director, Illinois Principals Association
Arlin Peebles serves as the Online Professional Development Director for the Illinois Principals Association. In this role he assists educational experts and practitioners in the development of online learning opportunities for educational leaders. He also oversees the Ed Leaders... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Edpuzzle
Edpuzzle is a web based tool that can be used for classroom (student and teacher) learning and assessment. It is a versatile tool for all kinds of devices and meets diverse student needs. It combines digital learning in the form of video and audio with teacher guidance, input, and discretion. It has an easy to use format for both teacher and student use.


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Flexible Seating = Enhanced Learning!
Flexible seating is a wonderful way to enhance your classroom environment as well as enhance your student's learning. If students are comfortable and excited to come to class, they will no doubt perform at a higher capacity which in turn will enhance their learning! I will share ways to do this easily - even in an 8th grade science classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Schmitz

Sharon Schmitz

8th Grade Science, Highland Middle School


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Google CS First: Computer Science

Google CS First has provided our students with an opportunity to experience coding with real world application. Our students will demonstrate how the program works, showcasing their creations. Our students will express their thoughts on how coding has enriched their critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Ignite the Inner Filmmaker: Camp Reel Stories - Lincoln
Smartphones have changed the way films are made and distributed, but many of our filmmakers lack the nuances of film as art. This session will showcase the non-profit organization Camp Reel Stories - Lincoln, an interactive week-long camp where girls, ages 13-18, create films in order to better represent women behind the scenes to better reflect them on the screen. CRS-L films from its inaugural year will be presented and its media literacy component.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Keith

Jennifer Keith

CEO, Keith TEC LLC
Former High School English Teacher, technology is my jam. Hoping to do podcast soon and write a book to promote speaking engagements on resilience. Planning the Chicago 2019 AATH Conference!



Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Innovative Instruction: A Personalized Approach
We believe in the importance of creating experiences that help teachers immerse their students with more opportunities for creativity and discovery. We create self directed instruction to change the mindset of educators on how they can transform their instructional practices in their classroom which then accelerates innovation in education. “Breakout EDU” experiences that expose various curriculum and technology topics, gamification & badging, personalized learning, passion projects & more. 

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Beeler

Kristin Beeler

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland District 135
Instructional technology coach who works with staff to address the needs of teachers to help them achieve the district goal of providing our students with the best 21st century learning experiences. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer.
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Lindsay Zilly

Instructional Coach, Orland 135
Lindsay Zilly is an instructional technology coach for Orland School District 135 who works with staff to train today’s generation to be responsible and ethical life-long learners of the digital age. In many cases, today’s learners have an innate ability to navigate various l... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Integrating Social Media and Geography
See how one middle school used social media to have students learn about the world.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Eccleston

Carrie Eccleston

6th Grade Science and Social Studies, McCracken Middle School, Skokie Dist. 73.5
Integrating geography and social media to learn about the world | Differentiation
avatar for Laura Williams

Laura Williams

6th Grade Science and Social Studies, McCracken Middle School, Skokie Dist. 73.5
Integrating geography and social media to learn about the world | Differentiation



Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Providing Access to All- Implementing Universal Design for Learning
How do we provide support for struggling learners to reach the high expectations of state standards?  In this poster session, we will highlight a variety of tools and methods to ensure all learners access to the curriculum.   The focus will be upon simple ways to include technology (Flipgrid, WeVideo, etc.) to assess standards.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Teacher, BrainPOP
Mike Jones is a middle school science teacher for Metcalf, Illinois State University’s Lab School. He formerly taught STEM and science at Bloomington Public School District 87 in Illinois.   Michael received his B.S in Middle School Education at Illinois State University. He later completed his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently working on another in Educational Administration and Foundations. He is a trainer... Read More →
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Brittney Tarr

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Thomas Metcalf School


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Student driven Presentations in a 1:1 iPad class
Students in 4th and 5th grade will share a wide variety of presentation apps that they use to share their learning.   Examples of student projects and reports will be on display as well as the student’s sharing about their technology journey.  Some apps discussed are Keynote, ShowMe, Thinglink, Tellagami, and many more.  Students will also share about app-smashing to enhance their presentations.

Presenters
avatar for Shellie Brunsman

Shellie Brunsman

Teacher, Grade 4, Wilcox Elementary School
Currently in my 32 year of teaching in the Springfield Public School District. I have my master's in Technology and Education. Presently teach 4th grade. We have 1:1iPads and a SMARTBoard. This is my 12th year using a SMARTBoard and 5th year as a 1:1 iPad classroom.



Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

T.A.P. & TouchCast!
Let our T.A.P. students show you how TouchCast can bring projects to life! Students in the Technology Apprentice Program utilized the Touchcast app to build monthly newscasts for the school. In their individualized classrooms, they helped their teachers use the TouchCast app to create many other unique projects. Come and find out how you too can use the TouchCast app to spice up your everyday projects!

Presenters
avatar for Ami Young

Ami Young

K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Dennis School
My name is Ami Young. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Integrating Technology in the Curriculum. I have twenty plus years of teaching experience. St. Dennis School has been my home for the last seven years. I currently teach kindergarten throug... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Technology Icebreakers
Come join us and explore various technology tools that can serve as attention grabbers that will engage your students and leave them asking for more! Designed as an alternative way to boring beginnings, these can be employed immediately! Stop by and grab our handout for some quick tools!


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

The STEM-tastic Classroom
What makes our classroom STEM-tastic? Every day we focus our learning on interactive, real world, problem solving and skill building. We bring Science,Technology, Engineering and Math into all areas of our classroom learning. We don't ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Instead we ask, "What problem do you want to solve today?" To do this we focus on cooperative learning and critical and creative thinking skills. In a nutshell, we get things done and we have fun doing them!


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Using Epic! To Enhance a Reading Program
We used the EPIC! App to read a biography about a famous person. After that, we created timelines of their lives. Using the timelines, we wrote a summary of the significant events in their lives. Our project culminated in a biography report that we typed using Microsoft Word and a poster we made to depict our famous person.

Presenters
avatar for Kristie House

Kristie House

4th Grade Instructional Teacher, Palos CCSD 118
I have been a teacher for 20 years and have taught third, fourth and fifth grades in Florida and Illinois. I earned two Master's degrees, one in administration, the other in special education. This year I made the transition from the general education setting to the special educa... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Using MIT App Inventor in Middle School
Over the past year, our 8th grade students have been creating apps using MIT App inventor. Not only are the lessons designed to increase technology knowledge, but also in all common core subjects.

Using our Samsung tablets and a regular desktop computer, students were allowed to develop their app in any field they wish. Some choose Math, Language Arts, Music, as well as some specialty areas of Recycling and Organizations Skills. Check us out!


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Accessibility -- What is it, and why is it a law?
This session will focus on what is accessibility and the multiple areas that it covers. We discuss what are current laws and requirements along with new and upcoming changes for 2018. We will discuss who is responsible for accessibility, what they are responsible for, and how to best meet those responsibilities. We will discuss what are the best plans for action for schools and districts that are faced with accessibility issues.

Presenters
avatar for TJ Schlouski

TJ Schlouski

Director of Assistive Technology Services, Illinois Assistive Technology Program



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

11:00am

Anything You Can Do - I Can Do Too!
Is your district deciding on what platform to use for your students? Are you still in the middle of the iPad vs Chromebook debate? Join us to see what you can do, no matter the device! SD 129 is a dual platform district that uses both iPads and Chromebooks with their students. Learn about the tools we use with our students, no matter the device! Please bring a device to this session.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Cikesh

Melissa Cikesh

Instructional Technlogy Coach, West Aurora School Dist.
I'm a technology integration coach at West Aurora SD 129, a K-12 school district in the western Chicago suburbs. Come talk to me about anything #edtech!


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

11:00am

Are You Ready Player One? Join the Playful Learning Movement
Have you read the book?  Checking IMDB for details for THE movie of the Summer ’18?  Or are you a big 80’s and gaming enthusiast?  Come to this session to see how we are using Ready Player One to gamify EdTech.  Several dozen copies of Ernest Cline’s incredible book will be given away!


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

11:00am

Assess Student Learning with Kahoot and Socrative
Formative assessment is essential for assessing student learning prior to a chapter or unit test. It can also lead to competition for students! This workshop will go deeper into the pros and cons of two specific programs, Kahoot and Socrative. You will walk away with knowledge that can be utilized the very next week! Please bring a device, as you will be doing a quiz in each to learn more about their features.

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

11:00am

Cool Tools Showcase
We've done it before and we are doing it again! Attend this year's ultimate show and tell session to learn from the conference's collective think-tank. IETC has some of the best technology minds in one spot, so let's get together and pool our resources! Be prepared to share your idea in a casual easy-going format so we can take the best of the best ideas back to our schools for our students and staff. (In order to get the most out of this session, try to limit your demo to approx. 5 minutes.)


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

11:00am

Do you Buncee?
Are you looking for an easy way for students of all ages to creatively show what they know? If you answered “yes,” Buncee is for you. The beauty of Buncee is the ease and ability to work on multiple platforms...so bring a device to this hands-on session!

My presentation can be found here

Presenters
avatar for Don Sturm

Don Sturm

Technology Integration Specialist, Morton CUSD #709


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

11:00am

Going Green
Have you thought about integrating green screening into your curriculum? Your students will LOVE it and so will you! This session will teach you the ‘how to’ basics of video and image creation with the Do Ink app. ($2.99). Be prepared to participate in this session and create your own video or still image. (We will have iPads with the app and green screens available.) Leave with ideas to integrate into all content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Lange

Julie Lange

Technology Coach, Kenendy Elementary
I am a technology coach in a PreK-5 elementary building of 610 students and 85 staff members. I'm passionate about integrating technology into curriculum while meeting standards. This is my 7th year as a Tech Coach, 25th year teaching. I taught 2nd grade for 18 years prior to... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Ludovissy

Brooke Ludovissy

Instructional Coach, Dubuque Community SD


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

11:00am

Google Tools Takeover -- Instructional Ideas to Implement Tomorrow!
Google Slides and Drawings can be implemented at every grade level and in every subject. We have project ideas you have never thought of for Slides and hidden gems for Google Drawings. The presenters are: a 2nd grade student, a K-12 digital coach and a high school computer teacher. Leave with Google Slides and Drawings templates/samples - Virtual field trips, stop motion videos, Legos, interactive lessons, picture books brought to life and much more.

Presenters
avatar for Melanie Fessler

Melanie Fessler

8th Grade Math Teacher, Jersey Comm School District
I have been a digital Coach in the Jersey 100 district for the last five years. I work with all the teachers in our district K-12th grade. We are a 1:1 district for grades 5-12. The main part of my job is to model best practices for using technology in the classroom. I work to in... Read More →


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

11:00am

Hacking Digital Citizenship
With the internet and technology resources immediately at our fingertips, delivering the message of digital citizenship to our students is more important than ever! Join us as we hack into digital citizenship, decoding creative activities, resources, and lessons you can immediately bring back to your school!



Presentation Link - https://goo.gl/nXVLv3

Presenters
avatar for Kara McFarlin

Kara McFarlin

Instructional Tech Coach, Orland School District 135
Kara loves the way that technology has transformed education in her 20 years of teaching and training. Her vocational journey has included general education homeroom teacher, substitute teacher, technology club facilitator, technology teacher, staff development presenter, and ins... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland School District 135
As an Instructional Technology Coach for Orland School District 135, I am a tech enthusiast who is eager to share and learn with others. One of my greatest passions is providing professional learning to staff and students. Prior to coaching, I taught 4th and 5th grade innovation... Read More →


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

11:00am

Let's Get Techy
Differentiating in the 21st century classroom is no small feat. Are you looking for new ways to utilize Ed Tech tools to reach the needs of an increasingly diverse student population? This session will focus on today's best free Ed Tech tools to help personalize student learning while also providing educator's with freaky fast feedback. Join us as we share strategies to engage and challenge students with EdTech tools such as Front Row, Nearpod, Prodigy, EDpuzzle and Recap._x000B__x000B_



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

11:00am

Oodles of Doodles with Innovative Sketchnoting
Participants will learn how to sketchnote through innovative learning strategies. Presenters will focus on the buzz words and how to simplify the sketchnoting process. Participants will leave with a fresh new take on the "buzz words" of education and be ready to sketchnote anywhere anytime.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Beeler

Kristin Beeler

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland District 135
Instructional technology coach who works with staff to address the needs of teachers to help them achieve the district goal of providing our students with the best 21st century learning experiences. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer.
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Lindsay Zilly

Instructional Coach, Orland 135
Lindsay Zilly is an instructional technology coach for Orland School District 135 who works with staff to train today’s generation to be responsible and ethical life-long learners of the digital age. In many cases, today’s learners have an innate ability to navigate various l... Read More →



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

11:00am

Splice It Up
This session is geared toward helping teachers use Google APPs and MORE to place students on their own path of learning. How do you keep the high performing students engaged while addressing the students who do not move as fast? This session is for math grades 7-9, but strategies can transfer across any grade level and any subject. There is a very strong English example that can be stretched across multiple subjects as well.

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

11:00am

Vocabulary Instruction with Digital Tools
There is a strong connection between vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension. Effective vocabulary instruction across grade levels and content areas is key. Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral component of comprehensive instructional framework. This session will explore digital tools to help introduce, reinforce, review, and assess vocabulary instruction. _x000B_

Presenters
avatar for Heidi Morgan

Heidi Morgan

6th Grade Teacher, NLSD122



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

11:00am

Cloud-based Web Filtering, Cyber Bullying, Self Harm Detection, and Parental Involvement in K-12 (Vendor Led Session)

This session will focus on exploring a new solution to web filtering, especially for schools with mobile devices being used, increased bandwidth needs, and tight budgets. 

Securly is 100% cloud-based, and provides easy, low-cost, web filtering for any device anywhere. Being the first 100% Google Apps for Education integrator, Securly has complete Chromebook support built-in, and a solution for any mobile device and a new approach to student online safety for K-12 districts. 

Learn more about cyber bully detection, and how to better address violent self-harm topics on social media sites, and a new approach allowing parents to integrate and work with the school to help keep their kids safe and monitor their activities online in school and at home.


Presenters
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Jon Faro

Securly
Securly


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

11:00am

Technology Options for Standards Based Grading in Your District (Vendor Led Session)

Common Goal Systems will be presenting an overview for Information Technology professionals on how to set up and use its TeacherEase Gradebook solution for Standards based Grading and Standards Based Grade Cards.  TeacherEase is integrated not only to its companion Student Information System (SIS), SchoolInsight, but also to the other popular SIS used in 230 Illinois districts.  The solution does automatic roster sharing using such tools as Clever and One Roster.


Presenters
avatar for Marty Bennet

Marty Bennet

Regional Director, Common Goal Systems
Martin Bennet is responsible for over 450 existing accounts across three states, new user sales, marketing, customer implementations, and customer training. He works with 230+ Illinois districts and has been with Common Goal for 8 years.



Thursday November 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel

11:00am

Featured Presentation: Unlock Innovative Thinking with Questioning
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.

Find our Resource!

Presenters
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
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 ot... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Telling Your School’s Story
When is the last time something amazing happened in your school? How many people knew about it? The work done in schools all across the globe is spectacular. Kids gather, learn, leave and make the world we live in a better place. So…amazing things happen all the time. Telling the story of schools helps create a narrative that builds culture and gives everyone in your community an identity. Utilizing social media and being the chief storyteller in your district is a great way to celebrate the success of students with parents and the community. FIND YOUR AUDIENCE…BUILD YOUR BRAND…CELEBRATE KIDS!!

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named 1 of 10 Innovative Districts in 2016 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Ed... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:10pm
Ballroom Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Creating a Digital Playground: Websites, Apps, VR and more!
Create an engaging and creative atmosphere by exploring 50+ apps and websites. In addition to discussing websites and apps, attendees will briefly experiment with VR goggles and learn ways to implement Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to create a digital playground within the walls of the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy Rinkel

Jeremy Rinkel

English Teacher, Cowden Herrick High School
Jeremy is a teacher, journalist, self-published author, and an aspiring entrepreneur. He currently teaches English at Cowden-Herrick High School. In August 2010, Rinkel completed his Master's degree in Educational Policy Studies with specialization in Globalization at the Univers... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Easy Technology to Enhance the Elementary Classroom
Technology is constantly changing and our classrooms should be too! We will share how we have infused technology into all aspects of our day and how we use technology to keep our students focused and excited about learning. Come see how we are teaching our students the foundational skills for life-long technological literacy by incorporating it into our classroom. From Google to Apple to programs to apps, we are enhancing our curriculum with technology!

Presenters

Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Empowerment: Helping Students Build a Personal Learning Environment
Technology helps many learners take an active role in creating and cultivating a personal learning environment. Digital PLEs are places where learners take an active role in choosing learning objectives, developing competencies, sharing learning transparently with networks. We will unpack ISTE-S 1 in an effort to better understand ways in which we can empower our learners.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Schuetz

Robert Schuetz

Technology Coordinator, Township HS District 211
Robert, a National Board Certified Teacher, is the Technology Department Chair at Palatine High School. An Apple Teacher and Schoology Ambassador, Bob was named Schoology Educator of the Year in 2015. His ruminations on teaching and learning can be found on his blog, "Nocking the... Read More →


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Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Google Productivity Tools for Administrators
Participants will learn how to utilize current features of G Suite to help them be more productive. Utilize tools in Gmail to help organize your inbox and help get your message out. Use Calendar to make scheduling meetings easier. Find out how Google Classroom can help you ditch traditional faculty meetings and create online faculty meetings and PD for your staff.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Bates

Brian Bates

Professional Development Coordinator, ROE #26 and #33



Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Lansweeper Network Management
Come see how Lansweeper is used in our school district. We depend on Lansweeper for Automated Inventory, Asset Management, Software Deployment, Helpdesk, and more! We’ll show how easy it is to setup and start sweeping your network. We’ll also show tips and tricks that we have found helpful, and how Lansweeper helps us prepare for MAP, PARCC, and ISA every year. A Q&A Session will be available at the end.

Presenters
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Scott Fox

Director of IT Services, Palos School District 118
avatar for Eric Nush

Eric Nush

Network/Systems Administrator, Palos School District 118



Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Let's ROCK Domain 3!!!
In this interactive session, teacher participants will be introduced to instructional strategies as well as share successful instructional strategies with colleagues that support their instructional practice which are strategically aligned to Domain 3 of the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Participants will walk away with ready-to-use strategies and tools to enhance their practice which also provides evidence for teacher evaluations.

Presenters
avatar for Monica Griffin

Monica Griffin

Educator/ Framework for Teaching Specialist, Chicago Public Schools
Monica meets the diverse needs of teachers, students and learning environments by providing educational services that will enhance performance. Her professional experience includes serving as a Special Education teacher for grades K - 12, Special Education Case Manager, Freshman... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Out of Sight Projects with Google Sites
Are you tired of grading the same projects year after year? Rethink portfolios, research papers, poster boards and more through the use of Google Sites. This platform allows students to demonstrate knowledge and growth through various media all while personalizing their site and teaching them how to shape their digital footprints in the internet age. Come ready to explore live student examples of Sites and leave prepared to immediately implement Sites-based projects in your classroom.

To access this presentation visit bit.ly/sitesietc2017

Presenters
avatar for Aliaa Ibrahim

Aliaa Ibrahim

Technology Integration Specialist, Evanston Township High School
Aliaa Ibrahim joined the Ed Tech Team at ETHS in 2016 as a Technology Integration Specialist. Prior to that, she served as a math and social studies teacher in Prospect Heights, Illinois. Aliaa loves working in the classroom with students and collaborating with teachers to integr... Read More →
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Mina Marien is an instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. She previously taught Latin and supported teachers in the World Languages department as an instructional coach. She loves working with students in classes throughout the school... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Parent Connections: Digital and Analogue!
Connect with your students' parents in ways that work for them! In a digital, but at-times-still-analogue educational world, we must be creative in how we establish lasting connections with parents. We'll discuss proven digital connection tools such as video, Seesaw, and Google Sites, and tried and true analogue modes such as meetings and activity days. Leave with ideas you can implement right away!



Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Power Up: Personalize Your Own PD
Learn how to harness the power of social media and develop a Professional Learning Network (PLN) to engage in powerful and meaningful professional learning on your terms in your time.

Presenters
MB

Marcus Belin

Assistant Principal, Dunlap High School
High School administrator, Tenacious, Determined, Dedicated educator! Connected & engaged Learner. Driven by the knowing I WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE in education! Twitter: marcusjbelin Instagram: marcjb06 Facebook: marcusjbelin
avatar for Mandy Ellis

Mandy Ellis

Elementary Principal, Dunlap Grade School
Mandy Ellis is a K-5 Principal and Lead Learner in Dunlap, Illinois. Google Level 1 Certified Educator, Flip Grid Ambassador, and Twitter Guru. She has a BS in Elementary and Special Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction and an MA in Educational Leadership and Administra... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Social Clout: What We Can Learn from Our Students' Social Media Habits
Through student interviews, data review and research, educators will: understand how and why students use social media, learn how social media has changed the way students learn and the way educators teach, and discuss ways to incorporate elements of social media into your classroom.   _x000B_

Presenters
avatar for Lindsey Coppola

Lindsey Coppola

I have been teaching at Proviso West High School for the past 11 years. I have always been interested in incorporating technology into my classroom in any way that I can.



Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

TechTools@anyage
The best FREE technology resources to teach and supplement multiple subjects from elementary through high school. _x000B_



Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

FileWave's Endpoint Management for Windows, MacOS, iOS/Android MDM & Chromebook (Vendor Led Session)

Your IL Systems Engineer (Jerry Case) takes you through an "in-depth" look of FileWave's interface managing devices seamlessly with our all-inclusive suite. In business for 25 years, FileWave understands that multi-platform support is highly desirable and often required. We enable IT teams to take full control of their technology (Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android & Chromebooks) within a single interface. Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory. Includes our Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration.


Presenters
JC

Jerry Case

Systems Engineer Supervisor, FileWave (USA) Inc.
FileWave


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Managing 1:1 Chromebooks - How to Maximize the ROI on Your Deployment (Vendor Led Session)
Chromebooks comprise more than half of all US classroom devices sold, making them a smart solution for Illinois K12. Join ByteSpeed and Lightspeed Systems for a jam-packed session on the latest in Chromebook device tech. You’ll learn how to complement your Chromebooks with solutions built for K12 to filter and report on- and off-network, protect students with the help of real-time suspicious activity alerts, and locate your lost and stolen devices with ease. We’ll also reveal the latest advancements in safe YouTube access leveraging machine-learning AI with the power of Smart Play in Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome. If you are powering learning with Chromebooks or your district is considering it, this is a must-attend session to get your critical questions answered.

Presenters
TH

Trevor Harley

ByteSpeed
BH

Brian Hoots

ByteSpeed


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel

1:25pm

Featured Presentation: Field Trips without Permission Slips
Field Trips with your students have never been so simple. We will dig into Google Maps, VR Viewers and bringing far away places into your Classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
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 ot... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Fixer Upper: Classroom Edition

Use the 4Cs - creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking -  to renovate a lesson or classroom space to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners. Participants should come with a “fixer upper” lesson or classroom space and be ready to redesign it to engage and motivate 21st century learners. This collaborative, on-hands session will send you back to school with your dream lesson or classroom space. Bring your own device to fully participate in this session.

Presentation Link


Presenters
MD

Mary Dust

Technology Integration Specialist, Effingham Unit 40
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Julie Flack

technology integration specialist, Effingham Unit 40 Schools



Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 3:15pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:25pm

Internet of Things (IoT): What's in your classroom? Why should you care?
We plan to introduce IoT and engage the audience in discussions about why this is so critical for education. We will showcase technologies found in over a dozen different disciplines for both learning and research purposes. Our goal is that participants leave with a much better understanding of what is happening now and what they should be expecting for the future with regards to IoT in education. Come dream about the possibilities._x000B_

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Wadsworth

Andrew Wadsworth

Classroom Technologist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Andrew Wadsworth, is a teacher, technologist, and innovator. He currently promotes classroom technologies at the University of Illinois and teaches online courses for Valdosta State University. Andrew has additionally held positions with Argonne National Laboratory, Millikin Univ... Read More →
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Tracy Whittaker

Technology Support, University of Illinois



Thursday November 16, 2017 1:25pm - 3:15pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:25pm

Balancing Student Data and Differentiation
Through this BYOD presentation, teachers will utilize different online resources to gather data about their students’ level of mastery. The online resources are aligned to the new Illinois Learning Standards. The data will be used to demonstrate different forms of differentiation in the classroom to improve student growth.

Presenters
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Sasha Courtney

Teacher/ Trainer, Smithton CCSD 130
I am a 4th grade teacher with a passion for technology. I love to bring new ides and concepts to the classroom. I also love to train teachers to become more familiar with technology.
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Allison Gaubatz

I am a K-8 technology teacher with a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and Design, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Being an advocate for technology, I enjoy teaching news ways to implement technology. In addition, I enjoy learning abo... Read More →



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

2:25pm

Engaging Students with Coding and Classroom eBooks
Increase student-engagement, assess new content knowledge, and empower students to meet the rigors of Common Core by incorporating coding and multimedia ebooks into your instruction. Through coding, students practice vital skills that transfer across the curriculum. Utilizing Book Creator lets students incorporate text, audio, images, and video to demonstrate concepts. Come and exchange ideas to enhance teaching and learning in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Moylan

Michael Moylan

STEM Teacher, North Elementary, District 47
I taught fourth grade for eight years prior to becoming the STEM teacher. I've enjoyed teaching multiple grade levels for the past three years. | | If you would like to follow along with my presentation, here is the link: | https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_5WHr6Tx... Read More →


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

2:25pm

How do I choose a professional learning option that is best for me?

This session will provide participants with an opportunity to experience different types of professional development delivery models. Participants will use standards for professional development and online learning to evaluate options for professional learning.


Presenters
avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

ISBE Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Center for Educational Initiatives at ISU


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

2:25pm

Implementing 1-1 in a Small School Unit
This session will be Q&A about implementing 1-1 in a small school. We will share insights about what worked and what did not in our 7+ years of 1-1.

Presenters
avatar for Charlie Niehaus

Charlie Niehaus

Technology Director, Altamont Unit #10 Schools
I have been a tech director for Altamont Schools for about 25 years and I have been teaching for about 30. Altamont is a small school unit (about 750 students) and we have been a one to one school for grades 5-12 for about 7 years and 1-1 down to 1st grade for about 5 years... Read More →



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

2:25pm

Increasing Student Achievement: Technology & Practice
Does technology use in schools increase student achievement? Why or why not? Join us as we explore these questions. We will look at the four levels of technology integration in the SAMR model, discuss "Why the line?" separating those levels, and explore Ruben Puentedura's thoughts on teacher practice over technology tools for increasing student achievement. That said, we won't be ignoring technology tools and will look at a variety of those as well.

Presenters
avatar for Pam Olivito

Pam Olivito

Tech Specialist & District Assessment Coordinator, East Peoria Elementary School District 86
Ask me about: | - Google | - Chromebooks | - Cubetto | - Sphero SPRK+ | - OSMO | - PARCC | - ISA | - Tech Integration K-8 | - Retirement!



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

2:25pm

Making a Middle School MakerSpace
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

2:25pm

SAVE THE TEACHER
If you are bogged down or just looking for new, innovative ways to handle evaluations, benchmarks, discipline problems, uninvolved or overinvolved parents, THIS IS FOR YOU! You will learn new approaches, techniques, and teaching methods that will bring engagement and fun into your classroom. Teaching is an honorable profession and an art. You owe it to your students and yourself to attend this jam-packed-with-strategies session.

Presenters
JH

Janet Haney

Education Advocate, Save The Teacher
Janet Haney has been an educator for over 30 years. She knows what makes the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher. Her strengths are her passion for people and teaching, and her uncanny ability to motivate others to achieve beyond their expectations. She enjoys s... Read More →


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

2:25pm

ScreenCastify
Using Chrome? Then, Screencastify is for you! Screencastify is a simple screen capture software for Chrome that’s free. Chrome Extension that allows you to create digital lessons, tutorials, and video clips with a simple CLICK. You can record content from your tab, webcam, or desktop and share with students. Flip or blend your classroom with this must-have tool! (Part 1 of 2 -- “Choosy Teachers Use GIFY”)

Presenters
avatar for Taneesha Thomas

Taneesha Thomas

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lake Zurich School Dist #95
Taneesha A. Thomas, MS. ED, a 2016 Chicago Public School ‘Ones to Watch’ winner for technology innovation, is a premiere leader in the Ed Tech field. Over the past four years, she has presented at over 25 conferences around the US, including Illinois Education and Technology... Read More →



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

2:25pm

Touchcast: Making Interactive Videos...EASILY!
Touchcast is the smart video revolution!  In this session particpants will get a general overview of the app Touchcast and see a demonstration of how easy it is to create your own smart video!  Plus, particpants will see a variety of tools to enhance the Touchcast experience.

Click here to access the Google Slide presentaion of Touchcast: The Smart Video Revolution. 

Presenters
avatar for Mike Saracini

Mike Saracini

8th Social Studies, FREEDOM MIDDLE SCHOOL
I am a 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Freedom Middle School in Berwyn Talk to me about anything iPads, White Sox baseball or College football.



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

2:25pm

Video Tools 2.0 for Instructional Coaching
How can coaches use video to enhance teachers' understanding of themselves as practitioners? Come see the many ways we have used video to formatively self-assess our own effectiveness, and how it has impacted our students.


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

2:25pm

Engage, motivate, and excite your students with Nearpod! (Vendor Led Session)

Nearpod empowers teachers to facilitate lessons in a way that will spark students' curiosity, excitement, and motivation. Teachers can share multimedia activities, receive real-time feedback, and instantly gauge student understanding. In this session, you will learn how to incorporate this powerful tool in your classroom, and leave with an interactive lesson to share with your students.


Presenters

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

2:25pm

Securing Your School on a Tight Budget (Vendor Led Session)
This breakout will give you a better understanding of how to create Mass Communication that is affordable and scalable, also how to leverage your current infrastructure to support multiple devices on one cable. Learn how to add signage displays and review options for Soft and Hard Lockdown solutions.  Pace Systems.

Presenters
SM

Steve Mancione

Pace Systems
Pace Systems


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel

2:25pm

Featured Presentation: Be a Social Media Superhero
Every school needs a Social Media Superhero. The use of social media meets families, community members, and decision makers in a place where they live daily. Find out how to maximize your school’s social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more) in order to lead, inspire and inform all stakeholders. Social media is a new literacy and our schools’ leaders have to model that literacy appropriately.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named 1 of 10 Innovative Districts in 2016 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Ed... Read More →


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

2:25pm

Breakout EDU
Learn how to engage students of all ages, across a variety of subject areas, encourage teamwork and communication, and immerse them in learning!

Presenters
avatar for Mary Creek

Mary Creek

Media Specialist, Ludwig School
Google Certified Educator, Planbook.com Ambassador, Nearpod Certified Educator, National Board Certified Teacher, and complete tech nerd!



Thursday November 16, 2017 2:25pm - 4:15pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Choosy Teachers Use GIFY
Graphics Interchange Format, GIFs are animated images that replay over and over and over. GIFs are a perfect way to model steps and procedures for your students and are quicker to access than videos. Come learn more about GIFs and how to make them using the Google Chrome Extension, ScreenCastify. (Part 2 of “Screencastify”)

Presenters
avatar for Taneesha Thomas

Taneesha Thomas

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lake Zurich School Dist #95
Taneesha A. Thomas, MS. ED, a 2016 Chicago Public School ‘Ones to Watch’ winner for technology innovation, is a premiere leader in the Ed Tech field. Over the past four years, she has presented at over 25 conferences around the US, including Illinois Education and Technology... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Escape Rooms in the Classroom
This session is focused on using escape rooms in a variety of academic settings. Such settings include the special education room, social work, 1st-8th grade classrooms, and the PE room. Attendees will learn the tricks of the trade when creating their own escape room learning for their class!
Link to the presentation

Presenters
avatar for Annie Monak

Annie Monak

Instructional Technology Coach, Skokie School District 73 1/2
avatar for Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon

McCracken Middle School



Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Google Slides Magazine
Using a Google Slide template, you will learn the important steps to create a Google Classroom assignment that allows a classroom of students to collaborate on creating an 8-page news magazine. Template, tips and potential troubles will be shared.

Presenters


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Ignite Powerful Professional Development: Be the Spark in Your School
Engulf your professional development with energizing and personalized strategies. Learn how to plan and execute an EdCamp, CoffeeEDU, PatioPD, Twitter Challenges and Flipped Faculty Meetings. Be the spark to spread a burning desire in your staff to continuously learn, grow, and build a Personal Learning Network. Extinguish those boring sit and get faculty meetings and SIP days with these sure fire activities and interactive mediums.

Presenters
MB

Marcus Belin

Assistant Principal, Dunlap High School
High School administrator, Tenacious, Determined, Dedicated educator! Connected & engaged Learner. Driven by the knowing I WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE in education! Twitter: marcusjbelin Instagram: marcjb06 Facebook: marcusjbelin
avatar for Mandy Ellis

Mandy Ellis

Elementary Principal, Dunlap Grade School
Mandy Ellis is a K-5 Principal and Lead Learner in Dunlap, Illinois. Google Level 1 Certified Educator, Flip Grid Ambassador, and Twitter Guru. She has a BS in Elementary and Special Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction and an MA in Educational Leadership and Administra... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

ISBE Student Information System School Year 2018 Fall Update

Agenda:  Welcome / Introductions

•       Evidence Based Funding

•       November 17, 2017 Deadline

•       ACCESS Pre-ID labels

•       Assessment Pre-ID 2018

•       DLM-AA

•       PARCC

•       SAT

•       December 29, 2017 Deadline

•       Fall Student and Teacher Course Assignments

•       Districts’ Next Steps

•       Upcoming Key Dates

•       Where to Direct Questions



Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Let's Stop, Login, Practice and Play: Gathering Data Along the Way
This session will introduce free sites such as Socrative, Quizlet Live, EdPuzzle and Kahoot to promote 100% student engagement, create fun ways to practice skills, promote cooperative learning and gather student data at the click of a button.

Presenters
avatar for Monica Griffin

Monica Griffin

Educator/ Framework for Teaching Specialist, Chicago Public Schools
Monica meets the diverse needs of teachers, students and learning environments by providing educational services that will enhance performance. Her professional experience includes serving as a Special Education teacher for grades K - 12, Special Education Case Manager, Freshman... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Next Generation Conferences: Not just SITting Around
The Students Involved with Technology (SIT) Conference is staged simultaneously at multiple Illinois sites. Participants and presenters are students in grades 3-12 who get a professional technology conference experience. Come find out how we bring thousands of kids together.

Presenters

Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Online Interactive Notebook
Bring your class notes to life! Through the programs of TACKK, Weebly, and Google Sites, learn how to teach your students to create their own interactive notebook online. Online interactive notebooks, not only build a sense of ownership and pride for their learning, it also prepares our students for utilizing online publication programs for the future.

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Schmitz

Sharon Schmitz

8th Grade Science, Highland Middle School
avatar for Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor

Social Studies Teacher, Highland CUSD5



Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Real-time Classroom Assessment Dashboard

The Illinois Ed360TM reporting and data analytic system enables real-time retrieval and analysis of classroom assessment data.  This demonstration will present an equitable and scalable real-time assessment solution that supports classroom instruction and enhances student engagement. Attend this session to learn more about the real-time capture of data via mobile devices, a new assessment dashboard that fosters data-informed instructional decisions, and how to implement this free tool in your district.


Presenters
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John Shake

Division Supervisor, Illinois State Board of Education
John Shake is the Acting Division Administrator, Information Technology at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). John has over 25 years of information technology experience in both the private sector and the state level of the public sector. He provides statewide leadersh... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Technology Tools to Save Money
Come learn about some of our favorite tools to save money in our district. We’ll do a brief overview of some Enterprise hardware and software that saves us money. We’ll discuss hardware such as Unifi APs, Netgear Switches, VoIP Phone Systems, and eFax Rollout. We’ll also discuss software solutions such as PaperCut, DirectAccess, ClassLink, and some simple scripts to help solve problems. A Q&A Session will be available at the end.

Presenters
SF

Scott Fox

Director of IT Services, Palos School District 118
avatar for Eric Nush

Eric Nush

Network/Systems Administrator, Palos School District 118



Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

The On-Demand Teacher: Intro to Screencasting
Participants will learn how to utilize the screencasting tools, Screencastify and Screencast-o-matic to create videos for their classroom. These tools can be used to make lesson videos for substitute days, help catch up students who are absent, provide support for struggling students, create how-to videos, or even flip your classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Brian Bates

Brian Bates

Professional Development Coordinator, ROE #26 and #33



Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

What's in the bag?
Like most other activities in our modern world, teaching and learning is becoming more mobile. What are those "can't-live-without" tools that we absolutely must pack in our backpacks, briefcases, and purses? We will discuss, and create a list, of essential tools to help us be better prepared for teaching and learning in a mobile, modern world.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Schuetz

Robert Schuetz

Technology Coordinator, Township HS District 211
Robert, a National Board Certified Teacher, is the Technology Department Chair at Palatine High School. An Apple Teacher and Schoology Ambassador, Bob was named Schoology Educator of the Year in 2015. His ruminations on teaching and learning can be found on his blog, "Nocking the... Read More →


IETC Bag pptx

Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

3D Printing in the Classroom: What to expect, how to begin, and how to get your students to troubleshoot what you have. (Vendor led session)
This session will be introduction to 3D printing technology and an overview of educational 3D printing. We’ll cover free CAD programs, learn the process of 3D printing, and go over basic 3D printer maintenance and troubleshooting. We will discuss and share best practices of 3D printing in the classroom and highlight 3D printing projects that have enriched learning.

Presenters
avatar for Tim Caffrey

Tim Caffrey

NWA3D
Director of Engineering and Marketing



Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel

3:25pm

What's new SMART Learning Suite 2017 and forward? (Vendor Led Session)

The interactive add-ons in the SMART Learning Suite offer many options on student devices and at the SMART Board. Come See!!


Presenters
JT

Jean Tulin

Bradfield's
Bradfield's


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:25pm

Featured Presentation: Super Secrets of G Suite
Think you know everything there is to know about G Suite and its Goodness? Well, then this is the session for you! After our time together even the advanced users going - WHAT!? This fast-paced session is not for the faint of heart. We will move and groove through a multitude of Google Tools and their most hidden goodies. Attendees will leave this session feeling like they have experienced the super secrets of the G Suite!

Presenters
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
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 ot... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

4:15pm

Exhibit Hall Reception. Great prizes and appetizers! Must be present to win.
Incredible prize drawing and reception in the exhibit hall.  Must be present to win.

Thursday November 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall 1st floor
 
Friday, November 17
 

7:30am

Exhibit Hall Open
Friday November 17, 2017 7:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall 1st floor

8:00am

8:00am

A Few of Our Favorite Things -- G-Suite
Drawings on Google and Quizzes in Forms, Bright-Colored Slides and Empowered Students; these are a few of our favorite things...We'll share our best practices, tips and tricks for creating interactive visual models to enhance learning and understanding with Google Drawings. Also, learn to collect student data to provide immediate feedback or opportunities for reflection using Google Forms and equip students with tools to collaborate and share their creativity and ideas with Google Slides.

Presenters
avatar for Angie Etzwiler

Angie Etzwiler

Chemistry Teacher, Tech Geek & Google for Education Trainer
avatar for Anna Klein

Anna Klein

Chemistry Teacher, Maine East High School
Anna Klein has been teaching chemistry at Maine East High School for 26 years. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a Hapara Certified Educator. She is passionate about the role technology plays in inquiry and 21st century skills and loves to share her successful edtech strategi... Read More →


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

8:00am

Creating Interactive Content with Google Slides
Learn to create interactive teacher-led or student-paced activities all within Google Slides. Activities include review games, in the style of Millionaire & Jeopardy, slide narration, and entire lessons and classes. Participants will also learn to capture audio/video from their device using chrome extensions. Participants must have Chrome (or a Chromebook) with the ability to add apps and extensions as well as access to G-Suite for Education.

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Breitbarth

Tyler Breitbarth

Technology Specialist, Eureka CUSD 140
Mr. Tyler Breitbarth, is an education technology specialist for Eureka Community Unit School District 140 as well as an online social studies teacher for Illinois Virtual School. Tyler graduated from Eureka College with a Bachelors Degree in History with Teacher Certification in... Read More →


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

8:00am

Home Grown PD: Don’t Wait for your District
Budgets are tight, time is scarce! See how one school took professional development into its own hands to transform teaching and invigorate the faculty. Learn about free ways to engage in your own PD through social media by connecting with others around the world.

View the presentation here: http://zumpanotechlab.blogspot.com/2017/11/home-grown-pd-presentation-ietc-2017.html

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

8:00am

ILTPP: Become Involved with your free Member-Driven Edtech Consortium
ILTPP Program Manager, Rachael Brewer, will share background on the consortium and examples on how schools have saved an average of 30%. 

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

8:00am

Inquiry Based Learning in the Primary Classroom
In this session, attendees will learn about SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment), an engaging inquiry based learning session where students’ imaginations are sparked by a BIG question. Children organize themselves into groups, investigate online for answers and, finally, present their discoveries to an audience. The process for SOLE, and some primary based search tools, including BrainPop and PebbleGo, will be presented.


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

8:00am

Journey to a Technology-Rich Classroom
Wondering where to start on your journey to implementing authentic use of technology in your classroom? Come hear about two teachers' journeys to successfully integrate technology into an ELA and science classroom through the district's 1:1 Chromebook program. A variety of useful websites and programs will be discussed, along with time to share and collaborate with other teachers as to what's worked in their classrooms as well.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Mayhall

Lisa Mayhall

6th Grade SS/Reading, Pana Junior High School
I have been teaching reading at the sixth grade level for eight years. I am excited to add two sections of world history this year. I integrate technology as much as possible throughout all my classes as our school is 1:1.



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

8:00am

MakerSpace/Club Projects for Your Classroom
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.

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

8:00am

Mix it up! Flip your lessons with EdPuzzle, Youtube and video capture!
Free online tools make it easy to create flipped lessons that will ultimately save time, boost classroom engagement, and formatively assess students. This session will show you different ways on how to capture your own videos or use existing videos to create student-paced lessons. We will show you how to upload, crop, embed questions, and track student progress using EDpuzzle.


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

8:00am

Old School Games Used in a Techy Way
Want to find a way to spice up the lessons in your classroom? Come see how to incorporate old school games like Chutes and Ladders or Candyland as an interactive board game using Google Slides. The interactive game allows for a student paced environment, increased student engagement, and scaffolding. This can be adapted for any grade level and subject.

Presenters
avatar for Kari Moulton

Kari Moulton

Kari has been incorporating technology in her classroom for the past eight years. Starting with smartboards in the classroom to now 1:1 devices, Kari is constantly looking for ways to engage her students in technology. A technology leader in her district; leading various training... Read More →



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

8:00am

Tech Tips for Tech Day
We have tips for creating a tech day and read-a-thon. This works best for districts that have enough devices for everyone. Students sign up for technology-related breakout sessions, and then throughout the day they also participate in a school-wide discussion on books and reading-related topics. We will talk about setup, brainstorm ideas, and discuss tips for avoiding pitfalls. Collaboration slides will be used during this presentation utilizing Nearpod. 

Presenters
avatar for Valerie Kalagian

Valerie Kalagian

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Sullivan Community Unit School District #300


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

8:00am

Featured Presentation: When We Stop Playing, We All Lose
We should all enjoy what we do, we should engage in meaningful learning, we should learn from and with others. That’s the whole purpose of education, that’s what we want to do in our classrooms, and that’s what you will learn from this session. This is an introduction to the FLO pedagogy. (Fun - Learning - Others)

Presenters
avatar for Zack Gilbert

Zack Gilbert

Teacher, Thomas Metcalf School
Zack Gilbert is currently teaching 5th/6th grade social studies at Thomas Metcalf School in Normal, IL. Metcalf is the K-8 laboratory school through the College of Education at Illinois State University. Zack was the host of the EdGamer podcast, a source of cutting edge interview... Read More →


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

8:00am

Amazing Race through the 4 C's of Seesaw
Come learn how to make the 4 C's of collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking come alive in your classroom with Seesaw. Learn through this Amazing Race style experience. Have your comfy shoes ready for a step-by-step guide for implementing ideas in your classroom, idea sharing, and competing with the 4 C’s in this Seesaw Amazing Race! Bring a device that works with Seesaw (iOS, MacBook, ChromeBook, Windows) to fully participate in this session.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Beeler

Kristin Beeler

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland District 135
Instructional technology coach who works with staff to address the needs of teachers to help them achieve the district goal of providing our students with the best 21st century learning experiences. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer.
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Lindsay Zilly

Instructional Coach, Orland 135
Lindsay Zilly is an instructional technology coach for Orland School District 135 who works with staff to train today’s generation to be responsible and ethical life-long learners of the digital age. In many cases, today’s learners have an innate ability to navigate various l... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Network Monitoring: Know Before the Call
Is the phone ringing off the hook your first sign of a problem on your network? Come learn how to instrument and monitor your network so that you know before the phone rings that something needs your attention. Get super powers and stop some problems before the teachers, students and administrators even have a problem. This session will demonstrate how to use open source tools to manage a network.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Story

Ben Story

Network Engineer, Hospital Sisters Health System
Although I work in helathcare, my roots are in K12 IT. I specialize in computer networking and security and am willing to talk to anyone who wants to toss ideas around.


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Unlocking the Potential of Google Classroom
Google Classroom has endless tools to assist teachers in the organization and delivery of classroom instruction. This workshop will help you walk through, set up, and create classroom assessments that assist all students and guardians in the navigation of a flipped classroom.

Plan for TIME to BUILD your CLASSROOM, so that you can IMPLEMENT as soon as you return to your Classroom. 

THE GOAL is to COMPLETE YOUR  GOOGLE CLASSROOM!

Information will be shared on different programs/assessments that work with Google Classroom.

Follow the presenter on TWITTER: @engagedliteracy
#engagedliteracy   #IETC2017

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avatar for Kathryn Jennings

Kathryn Jennings

Curriculum Specialist, DUNLAP #323
Katie is a K-12 Curriculum Specialist at Dunlap School District #323 in Dunlap, Illinois. This year marks her 10th year in education. She has taught high school ELA, K-5 Title I Reading, and high school RtI Literacy Improvement. / Connect with her about curriculum, 21st Century L... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:50am
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Becoming a Google Certified Educator or Administrator

With four out of five K-12 districts in Illinois using G-Suite in their schools, there’s an obvious value and advantage to being a Google skilled and Certified Educator.  Besides, it makes using the tools and exploring our worlds A LOT more fun!  :)

Interested? Have questions? Come join us.  You’ll leave the conversation with answers and a plan.



Presenters
avatar for Butch Wilson

Butch Wilson

Director of Technology, Christopher CUSD#99
Director of Technology | Christopher Unit School District #99


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Branding Your Learning Environment
How are you telling the story of your school or classroom? Are you sharing the educational victories that happen in your learning environment with the world around you? This session will demonstrate multiple examples of how educators are reshaping the public perception of education and leave you with a better understanding of how social media tools can be effectively utilized to build relationships with your students, parents and the community at large.

Presentation can be found at: https://goo.gl/v2w4Q3

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avatar for James Gubbins

James Gubbins

District Technology Coordinator, Maine Township High School District 207
James Gubbins has been on the forefront of implementing technology in the classroom. He maintains the blog zenodotus.net which gives succinct, helpful information on useable technology and explores current trends in educational design and pedagogy. As the District Technology Coor... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Gamify Your Classroom with Playsheets
Who needs worksheets when you can have "playsheets"? In this session, you will learn about games you can use in your classroom tomorrow, including: Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and more! These websites work well with Google Classroom and can be used as adaptations or formative assessments for any student.

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avatar for Jessica Pilgreen

Jessica Pilgreen

English Teacher, Wesclin High School
I teach 9th & 12th grade English. I love using technology as part of my curriculum to foster student engagement, enthusiasm, and collaboration!



Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Hyping Up Hyperdocs
Hyperdocs are not just docs with links in them. Combine Google Apps, digital lesson design and great pedagogy to create a Hyperdoc: A transformational digital lesson delivery that shifts the focus from teacher based lecture to student driven inquiry based learning by exploration. Combine your best resources, apply them to the “hyperdoc” template of Engage, Explore, Explain, Apply, Share, Reflect & Extend and create a masterpiece of engaged learning!

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Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Innovative K-2 Classrooms
Have you ever been to a technology workshop or PD and wondered how to make it work in a primary classroom? K-2 teachers can innovate too! We'll go over resources to create meaningful learning experiences in primary grades and how to prepare our youngest learners for future technology use.


https://goo.gl/VyNeXz



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avatar for Natalie Perry

Natalie Perry

Teacher, East Peoria Elementary District 86


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Making Writer's Workshop Work for Students: Integrating Technology, Standards, and Authenticity to Empower Young Writers
Teachers often feel apprehensive about writing instruction, but if they know how to use writer’s workshop effectively, writing instruction can be a source of excitement and reward rather than anxiety, both for teachers and for students. In this session, teachers will learn how to use the workshop process to teach standards and empower students to take ownership and invest in the writing process no matter what subject they teach.

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Anne Krolicki

Anne Krolicki teaches English and mass communications classes and co-teaches an interdisciplinary English III/US history course at Princeville Junior/Senior High School, and has been teaching there since 2015. Previously, she taught advanced English and college prep writing cours... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Personalizing Staff and Student Technologies with Data, Identity and App Launchers
Where are you on your path to Personalization?  We have plenty of data on students, know them well and their prior knowledge, we know their interests, challenges, and styles of learning, and now we give them all a device.  But how are you bringing this information together to meet each and every student where they are on their path.  Personalization is a journey, that we are defining today with bringing the three pillars together – data, identity and presentation layer.  Welcome to those who want to learn more about status quo, or stand on the shoulders of giants to continue refining what personalization means to the community.


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Tastes Great Less Filling: How to Have the Best of Both Worlds in the Classroom
Eliminate the repeated warnings and requests without using trendy gimmicks or heavy loaded programming. The techniques provided will increase the time you spend on academics while at the same time empowering your students to take responsibility for their actions and achieve success. Teachers will find themselves with more time to teach, parents will hear more “good” things (and less “bad”) about their children, and administrators will see a significant drop in discipline referrals guaranteed!

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avatar for Marsailles Dortch

Marsailles Dortch

Behavioral Associate Trainer, Warrick County School Corportaion


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Tech Battle: How do you like them APPles?
So many apps to choose from, so little time. Come to this session and determine the best app for your classroom situation. Whether it's video production, gamification, or flipping the classroom, we will show you a plethora of competitors in our virtual arena. Got a device? Bring it!

Presenters
avatar for Ariella Abarbanel

Ariella Abarbanel

Educational Technology Coach, Champaign Unit 4 Schools
I am an Educational Technology Coach for Champaing Unit 4. My focus is to educate teachers and collaborate to improve the quality of instruction through the use of educational technology tools. In order to prepare our students to be 21st century learners, teachers must acquire 21... Read More →
avatar for Ben Kelly

Ben Kelly

Ben Kelly is the Educational Technology Coach for Champaign Unit 4 High Schools. He received a Master’s in Educational Technology from Concordia University Chicago after a brief career as a Music Teacher for Champaign Unit 4 Schools and GCMS High School and Middle School.



Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Their Digital Footprint - Digital Citizenship
Rather than buy in to the "fear of the year" let's be teachers and lead students to be responsible for their digital footprint. Resources and curriculum to teach students to take care of their footprint will be shared. All resources described are free for teachers to use. Leading students from kindergarten through eighth grade to be good digital citizens does not take great time and expense. Let's look at ways to teach these concepts.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Hess

Mark Hess

Technology Director, St. Paul's Lutheran School
Mark has been the director of technology at St. Paul's Lutheran School now in Bourbonnais since 1999. He has been a teacher since 1982. He not only is the network administrator, but teaches computing skills to kindergarten through eighth graders each week. He has led groups and s... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Why I teach my students to pick locks and you should too!
How do we teach our students to protect themselves of dangers of the world? How do students learn how to audit their own physical and data security? In this introductory session, learn about technology dangers and ways to evaluate risk. Topics covered: keylogger software, locks, wifi attacks, illegal downloading, and phishing. While these terms seem difficult, this class is open to all.

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avatar for Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Teacher, BrainPOP
Mike Jones is a middle school science teacher for Metcalf, Illinois State University’s Lab School. He formerly taught STEM and science at Bloomington Public School District 87 in Illinois.   Michael received his B.S in Middle School Education at Illinois State University. He later completed his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently working on another in Educational Administration and Foundations. He is a trainer... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Sutter

Kristi Sutter

Sheridan Library Media Specialist, Bloomington District 87



Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:00am

Featured Presentation: You Can Code!! Google Apps Scripts for Noobs
When using Google Docs have you ever wished it would do _____. Google Apps Script allows you to create custom applications for Google Docs and Drive. This session is for computer users who feel comfortable with copying and pasting. You will be AMAZED at what YOU can do! In this session you will write your own scripts and be able to brag to all your friends that you can code.  (Note:  This session will run through the 9:50-10:20am conference break.)

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Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Ah-Ha Moments for Technology
Want to make Google more grand or the web more wonderful? We will share a list of online shortcuts and hacks that have made our technological lives a breeze! Warning: This session may blow your mind!


Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Hack That App!
Which app, extension or online tool is the right “hook” that will connect your learners to the curriculum, enhance your teaching and engage our students? This interactive session will demonstrate how to find just-in-time resources which can be creatively adapted to match your specific learning targets, aligned to standards and scaled effectively to climb the SAMR ladder toward transformative and purposeful instruction. Come prepared to learn, share, challenge, discuss and explore!

Presentation: https://goo.gl/98Hd7a

Presenters
avatar for James Gubbins

James Gubbins

District Technology Coordinator, Maine Township High School District 207
James Gubbins has been on the forefront of implementing technology in the classroom. He maintains the blog zenodotus.net which gives succinct, helpful information on useable technology and explores current trends in educational design and pedagogy. As the District Technology Coor... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

How do you know if your stuff is accessible?
This session will show participants basic and easy ways to see if Information Communication Technology (ICT) or websites, digital documents, learning management systems etc., are accessible. In this session we will show how to test for accessibility, we will show easy to use tools that start the process of seeing if things are accessible. We will also discuss the process of checking to see if your Information Communication Technology is truly Accessible or if it is just Accessible-ISH.

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avatar for TJ Schlouski

TJ Schlouski

Director of Assistive Technology Services, Illinois Assistive Technology Program



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

ISBE Tech Updates
Learn about the latest technology updates and initiatives from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Presenters
avatar for Jamey Baiter

Jamey Baiter

Principal Consultant, IL State Bd of Education



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Near or Far, Nearpod Helps You Raise the Bar!
This workshop will lead participants through Nearpod, which allows teachers to see students' work in real time and share students' work live, take virtual field trips, and have the capabilities to differentiate or flip their classrooms. This presentation will be focused on the implementation of Nearpod with iPads and computers, but Nearpod is available for Chromebooks as well. Bring your own device (computers are easier to create lessons online) with the Nearpod app. Teachers will leave with their first Nearpod lesson ready to use! Five attendees will win 6 months of Nearpod Gold!

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avatar for Nicolette Harris

Nicolette Harris

I teach in a 1:1 iPad classroom. I teach Math, Science, Social Studies and AVID at the fifth grade level. I love using Nearpod throughout my day.



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Not Another Boring Presentation
Energize your classroom presentations with maps, images, videos, and more. Do you want to flip your classroom? Perhaps, take the first steps toward a blended environment? Make student projects more engaging? Turn your classroom in a learning space full of digital storytellers with Google Tour Builder. In this session, learn what Google Tour Builder is and how to create meaningful multimedia presentations. Please have a project or lesson idea in mind! Session resource at: http://bit.ly/SpringfieldTour17

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Michael Doyle

Instructional Technologist, CCUSD #301
An educator since 1998, Michael taught 8th grade science and social studies for 16 years before moving into the position of Instructional Technologist in Central School District 301. Michael has assisted in the planning and implementation of an aggressive 1 to 1, K-12, single yea... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Prodigy in the Classroom
Prodigy is an online video game with a built-in mathematics curriculum that is geared toward first through 8th grade students. The game immerses students in a fantasy world that they can freely explore as they battle enemies, collect items, upgrade their characters, and interact with other classmates and players, all while answering mathematics assessment questions that are tracked and monitored by the teacher.


Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Using Google Drawings to Enhance your Curriculum
This session will introduce ways in which we have used Google Drawings to enhance the curriculum.  Several examples in various subject areas will be shared.  Our focus is mainly toward grades 1-5, but many of the activities can be adapted to other grade levels.


Presenters
avatar for Karen Kuntzman

Karen Kuntzman

Technology Integration Specialist, Taylorville CUSD#3



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Web Apps For Our Younger Ones
We will show a number of web applications that work well with younger students (kindergarten through grade three). From tried and true to brand new, each teacher will find at least one that they can use next week in their classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Mark Hess

Mark Hess

Technology Director, St. Paul's Lutheran School
Mark has been the director of technology at St. Paul's Lutheran School now in Bourbonnais since 1999. He has been a teacher since 1982. He not only is the network administrator, but teaches computing skills to kindergarten through eighth graders each week. He has led groups and s... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

“I’m Still Standing” After a Year of STEM!
Come see “how we are still standing better than we ever did” using STEM in 3rd grade! Find out how to plan, organize, and implement a STEM program that could start tomorrow, spending next to nothing on materials. Engage hard to reach learners with hands-on activities. Just a few of the activities include sink and float, exploring robotics and computer programming with Dash and Dot, building bridges, and planning a budget.



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10am
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Network Jeopardy!
This session will discuss the jargon and application of various networking technologies. How do I reconfigure my jibulator to hand out addresses? What is a DNS record? Why is the subnet wearing a mask? Is the wall on fire? Come find out how to decipher the code and answer the questions.  This session assumes no prior networking knowledge, so fear not.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Story

Ben Story

Network Engineer, Hospital Sisters Health System
Although I work in helathcare, my roots are in K12 IT. I specialize in computer networking and security and am willing to talk to anyone who wants to toss ideas around.


Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 12:10pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Strategic Integration: Technology in the Curriculum
With countless EdTech sites available for teachers to integrate into lessons, knowing which ones are appropriate for your students’ age, the time of year, and skill level can be overwhelming. Join us for a make-and-take session where we will model a process for strategically integrating technology into the curriculum. Then, combine your curriculum map and our tried-and-true template to practice determining which tools are best suited to meet the standards and objectives taught in YOUR district.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86


Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 12:10pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

The Connected Classroom
So what place does social media have in the 21st century’s classroom? Come and be a part of the discussion of why, how, when, and what, when it comes to using social media in the classroom as you create and interact in Twitter, Tumblr, Hangouts and SnapChat.

Presenters
avatar for Taneesha Thomas

Taneesha Thomas

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lake Zurich School Dist #95
Taneesha A. Thomas, MS. ED, a 2016 Chicago Public School ‘Ones to Watch’ winner for technology innovation, is a premiere leader in the Ed Tech field. Over the past four years, she has presented at over 25 conferences around the US, including Illinois Education and Technology... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 12:10pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Featured Presentation: We Learn Best Through Play
We learn best through play and that is what we will do in this session. I have gathered some of my friends to help demonstrate some games that you can use with your students. This two hour session will be divided into three parts. Part 1 will describe the games that will be played. In part 2, you will play some games that fit your learning targets. In part 3, we will gather back and share our thoughts. This will not be your typical conference session. If you like to laugh, be loud, and have fun, then this is the place for you. The only thing I ask in return, is that you share what you have learned with your students and your school. Game on!

Presenters
avatar for Zack Gilbert

Zack Gilbert

Teacher, Thomas Metcalf School
Zack Gilbert is currently teaching 5th/6th grade social studies at Thomas Metcalf School in Normal, IL. Metcalf is the K-8 laboratory school through the College of Education at Illinois State University. Zack was the host of the EdGamer podcast, a source of cutting edge interview... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 12:10pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:20am

Manufacture Learning through X, Y, and Z
Geometry and technology are interdependent, especially in the world of manufacturing.  Hear first how technologies like lasers, 3D printing, and advanced robotics have transformed the manufacturing industry, then learn methods (both high-tech and low) to help students engage with these same ideas as they create small-scale projects of their own!

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Friday November 17, 2017 10:20am - 11:10pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Adventures in Coaching: Connect, Grow & Share
This presentation will focus on how one instructional technology coach connects with others, continues learning and shares with educators both in and outside of the building. This session is not only beneficial to those new to coaching roles but anyone that is interested in connecting, growing their own learning and sharing with others. Walk away with a list of ideas about how to get started.

View the presentation here: http://zumpanotechlab.blogspot.com/2017/11/staying-curious-connect-grow-share.html

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Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Digital Differentiation
Differentiation is not something that can be downloaded; however, thanks to digital tools like Google Drive and Google Classroom, creating differentiated learning experiences has never been more achievable. Attendees of this session will receive an overview of the basics of differentiation theory and then delve into ways technology tools can support instruction that meets the needs of a diverse audience of learners.

Link to presentation: https://goo.gl/hQX82V

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Joseph Tita

Manager of Instructional Technology, Lake Park High School District 108


Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Digital Portfolios and Seesaw
This presentation will go over how to have teachers and students create digital portfolios and how to incorporate Seesaw with it.

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Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Flip your classroom the easy way with EdPuzzle!
Wish you could flip your classroom, but don't know where to start? Want to hold your students accountable for their learning? Want an easy way to differentiate your class? Wish that your face-to-face time was more productive? If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! We will illustrate several ways to use EdPuzzle, an interactive video platform to flip and differentiate your class.

Presenters
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Angie Etzwiler

Chemistry Teacher, Tech Geek & Google for Education Trainer
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Anna Klein

Chemistry Teacher, Maine East High School
Anna Klein has been teaching chemistry at Maine East High School for 26 years. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a Hapara Certified Educator. She is passionate about the role technology plays in inquiry and 21st century skills and loves to share her successful edtech strategi... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Google Classroom Grading With A SIMPLE Rubric
We will show how to create a Google Classroom assignment with a SIMPLE grading rubric you make using Google Sheets. NO Goobric or Doctopus required!

Presenters
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Charlie Niehaus

Technology Director, Altamont Unit #10 Schools
I have been a tech director for Altamont Schools for about 25 years and I have been teaching for about 30. Altamont is a small school unit (about 750 students) and we have been a one to one school for grades 5-12 for about 7 years and 1-1 down to 1st grade for about 5 years... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Problem Solving through 3D Printing & 3D Design
3D printing can do much more than create action figures – it can actually motivate students to action!  Based on successful programming at schools, libraries, and community centers, we will explore a free, flexible curriculum integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.  Are you ready to integrate prototyping and problem-solving?

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Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Scratch the Surface of Coding
Do you have to be a genius to learn code? No way! You just have to be determined! Come learn all there is to know about Scratch, the free visual coding language that everyone can learn. You will be taught all the basics and leave with ready to go coding projects you can create with your students. Coding teaches important strategies for problem-solving, designing projects, communicating ideas, and most important -- it's fun!
We will be giving away one copy of the book Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games published by DK

Presenters
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Caren Appel

Business and Computer Science Teacher, Prairie Central High School
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Chastity Pick

Media Specialist, Prairie Central Upper Elementary



Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Technology in Action - Empowered Learner
In this session, educators will learn how students can leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating their learning. Students can become empowered learners in selecting technology tools from a wide choice to set goals, develop strategies to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process. Educators do not need to be technology “wizards” for this to be successful. Students can be empowered to be the expert in the room with these resources.

Presenters
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Jeanine Sheppard

ISBE Math/Science Content Specialist, Center for Educational Initiatives
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Lisa Ward

ISBE Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Center for Educational Initiatives at ISU



Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

The Data-Driven Classroom: Activities & Assessments to Take Learning to the Next Level!
Would you like a chance to enhance learning and entice learners? This session offers several FREE interactive ways to gauge student success, and to get them involved in the process of using their own data to drive lessons and assessments. Be ready to try it out and implement right away!

Presenters
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Kimberly Priller

Middle School Teacher, McLean County Unit 5
I am a ninth-year educator in middle school. I have not yet taught the same thing in back to back years, so efficiency is my game! I have taught grades 5-8 math, science, and social studies in three diverse districts, and have been very technology-driven to help students succeed... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

Vivacious Vocabulary
Put “vivacious” back into your vocabulary lessons! Students immerse themselves in vocabulary experiences by creating videos and Google Slides. Collaboration is key as students work together to produce storyboards and sets. Imaginations are challenged as students design slides to illustrate vocabulary words. We will walk you through each process, providing plenty of student created examples for you to enjoy! Watch your students’ grades soar with these fun, interactive lessons!

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Amy Hughes

Hello! I'm the 5th grade teacher at St. Mary School in Taylorville. My students and I are always ready for a new technology adventure. Currently, we use Google slides and videos to enhance vocabulary retention. The students are 100% involved and loving creating and watching their... Read More →
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Cathy Schaeffer

6th Grade Teacher, St. Mary School
I love finding new ways to get my students excited about learning! We use Vocabulary Videos and Google Slides to help us learn and remember challenging vocabulary words. One parent has told me she has heard her daughter using these words in her daily vocabulary! Music to a teache... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:20am

You get what you pay for? Open Source/Freeware Options
The purpose of this session is to familiarize users with open source and freeware alternatives to commonly used commercial software. Attendees will learn how to find, download, install and evaluate software from the web. In today’s economy, schools are being budget conscious in all areas of the curriculum. By using readily available freeware and open source software, schools can realize budget savings without losing the use of essential instructional tools. One of the premises this session is based on is that we are teaching a process, not a product.

Presenters
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Luke Allen

Teacher (retired), Snowbird, ICE (Illinois Computing Educators)
Luke is a retired teacher who spent over 33 years working with grade 6-8 students . For 13 years he was Computer Applications Instructor. Retired since 2004, he has stayed active in Educational Technology as a member of ICE, (Illinois Computing Educators), and had served on the p... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:15pm

Luncheon Keynote Presentation: (In the Future?) Cars Drive Themselves
The future is now, cars already drive themselves so what does that mean about the possibilities for our students? Technology influences how we live our everyday lives, so it should be a part of the everyday classroom. Students now have technology and Google Apps at their fingertips, let’s embrace these tools and use them in innovative ways to create amazing learning environments for our kids!

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Friday November 17, 2017 12:15pm - 1:20pm
Ballroom Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Create Video Tech Talks & Classroom Tutorials
This will be a demonstration on using YouTube and screencasting software to: create 3-5 minute video PD for your staff, teacher created tutorials for the classroom, and student created tutorials/video projects. Examples will be shown with things to consider in the creation of each (including student safety and digital citizenship). Participants with computers or Chromebooks will have the opportunity to create and experiment. Discussion will include potential classroom uses.

Presentation at https://goo.gl/QQbU1b

Presenters
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John Langley

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pleasant Plains CUSD#8
I was a high school English, yearbook, speech, and photography teacher for 16 years before becoming the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the district (since 2013). My role is to help teachers integrate technology into their lessons so they can focus on the learning object... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

DIY Phishing Server for Testing your Staff
Dixon Schools Tech Staff will explain how they setup the open source tool King Phisher to run a phishing campaign on their staff. The setup requires a Linux server. The phishing tool allows you to run a campaign, based on built-in or custom templates. It tracks who clicks links and who enters credentials. It's a great way to collect data to evaluate the risk level with your staff and start a phishing education campaign.

Presenters
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Paul Wilson

Tech, Dixon public schools



Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Easy, Exciting, Awesome New Google Sites!
Experience the vast and easy opportunities the New Google Sites has to offer for educators and all learners. Attendees will get hands-on experience through collaboration and meaningful discussions on bringing creativity into the classrooms. Examples will be provided. Bring your own device to fully participate.

Presenters
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Eric Hansen

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Diamond Lake School District 76
Instructional Technology Coordinator who has served for several years as classroom teacher, technology facilitator, and informational literacy coach. Mr Hansen has many years of experience in educational technology management, conference presenting, edtech coaching, training as a... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Helping the E-Rate Program Work for You
The FCC's E-Rate program offers school districts and libraries financial help with the costs involved in securing and maintaining internet access to support learning. This session will focus on the process and updates for the E-Rate program and what you need to do to help it work for you.

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Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Keeping it Together with Google Keep
In the never-ending quest to keep our daily lives organized, wouldn’t it be great if there was a tool that allowed you to collaborate on your endless personal and professional “To Do” lists? Looking for limitless access to school to do lists, notes and common feedback, while being able to share those lists with colleagues. There is a tool for that! Join this session and dive into the many ways Google Keep can be used to help keep up with and improve many daily tasks.

To access the slide deck for this session CLICK HERE

Presenters
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Aliaa Ibrahim

Technology Integration Specialist, Evanston Township High School
Aliaa Ibrahim joined the Ed Tech Team at ETHS in 2016 as a Technology Integration Specialist. Prior to that, she served as a math and social studies teacher in Prospect Heights, Illinois. Aliaa loves working in the classroom with students and collaborating with teachers to integr... Read More →
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Mina Marien

Mina Marien is an instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. She previously taught Latin and supported teachers in the World Languages department as an instructional coach. She loves working with students in classes throughout the school... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

One Login to Rule Them All
Are you tired of having to create a different username and password for every fun tool you introduce to your students? Wouldn’t it be nice to go to a website and be able to login without creating a new account? During this presentation, participants will learn a myriad of curricular websites and tools that allow teachers and students to use their G Suite credentials to log into these non-Google tools offering more possibilities than before!

Presenters
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Erin Buteau

Tech Coach, Joliet Public School District 86
Erin Buteau is currently an Instructional Tech Coach with JPSD86 and has been for 9 years. In the past, she has taught middle school math and Primary Sp Ed along with "Teaching with Technology" at Chicago State University and Lewis University. Erin is a digital native who has bee... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Reaching ALL of Your Students in Your iPad 1:1 Classroom
Integrating the iPad into the 1:1 classroom can be a rewarding and beneficial experience for the students as well as the teacher. As the content expert and facilitator, the classroom teacher can deliver highly relevant and personalized learning with the iPad. The iPads help foster productive inquiry, collaboration, assessment and differentiation. I wish to share engaging ideas, apps and techniques for pedagogy and methodology that support your standards-based classroom and, best of all, it’s fun!

Presenters
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Diane Kasparie

Dean of Academics and Curriculum, Quincy Notre Dame High School
Currently the Dean of Academics and Curriculum at Quincy Notre Dame High School, I have been in education for 37 years, which includes teaching experience in preschool through college classrooms. I have presented in local, regional, state and national conferences on 1:1 integr... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Real-World Learning
Connecting classroom units and projects to real professionals is critical for students to apply what they learn. It can sound intimidating but there are many ways to make connections to the real-world. EdTech doesn't only apply to devices, it needs to include experiences too.

Presenters
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TJ Pavlov

Real World Learning Manager
Creating a collision between education and industry.



Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Technology Tools for Student-Led Conferences
This session will include tools, both online and apps, that can be used to help you start or improve student-led conferences in your school.


Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Websites I Found So You Don’t Need To
With over 600,000,000 registered domains, how does one manage to find the websites that will be useful or of interest to them? It can be a rather daunting task to venture online, exploring link after link to find those sites. The purpose of this session is twofold. First, it will highlight some of the useful, and perhaps not so useful, sites that are out there that you may not have found yet. Then it will take a look at a few ways you can find these sites that others have found, without having to search through the 600,000,000+ sites out there.

Presenters
avatar for Luke Allen

Luke Allen

Teacher (retired), Snowbird, ICE (Illinois Computing Educators)
Luke is a retired teacher who spent over 33 years working with grade 6-8 students . For 13 years he was Computer Applications Instructor. Retired since 2004, he has stayed active in Educational Technology as a member of ICE, (Illinois Computing Educators), and had served on the p... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:30pm

Featured Presentation: Alice Keeler add-ons that will make you amazing!
We all know Google is great on its own, but did you know that using add ons can make your Google use even better? Alice Keeler has created some awesome Google apps add ons and extensions that will take your Google use to new places. Join Alice Keeler to learn about her add ons that will make you amazing!  *Please note: This session is not tablet friendly. Please bring a laptop or Chromebook. 

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Friday November 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703