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Wednesday, November 13
 

8:30am

Google Administrator Certification
A day dedicated to Google management updates, best practices and becoming a certified Google Administrator. The early part of the day will be dedicated to discussions, problem-solving and best practices for managing your. In the afternoon those wishing to challenge the Google Administrator Certification will have the room and the opportunity. This session is BYOD.

Meals: Continental breakfast is provided. Lunch is not included unless you also attend an afternoon workshop.
Cost: $75


Speakers
avatar for Butch Wilson

Butch Wilson

Director of Technology, Christopher CUSD#99
Director of TechnologyChristopher Unit School District #99Google Crrtified TrainerG-Suite Admin Trainer


Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Plaza C

8:30am

Integrating STEAM in a K-5 classroom
Participants will experience hands on strategies with integrated lesson plans for several STEAM challenges. Making connections to grade level literature and multiple content standards can help educators find the time to incorporate science, technology and engineering into the K-5 classroom. Participants will also have time to create an integrated lesson plan based on a STEAM challenge.

Meals: Continental breakfast is provided.  Lunch is not included unless you also attend an afternoon workshop.
Cost: $75

Speakers

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Governor

8:30am

iWorks Reimagined
Pages, Keynote and Numbers aren’t just word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications. They are so much more. We will share how we use them as in ELA, math science and social studies for creation, collaboration, critical thinking and communication.

Meals: Continental breakfast is provided.  Lunch is not included unless you also attend an afternoon workshop.
Cost: $75

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Capital I

8:30am

Make Your Own BreakoutEDU
Have you heard about Breakout EDU or Escape Rooms in the classroom, but not sure what the hype is all about? During this workshop, participants will experience breakouts in various ways, whole group, small group, and digital. During breakouts, your students problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills to the test.

Meals: Continental breakfast is provided.  Lunch is not included unless you also attend an afternoon workshop.
Cost: $75

Speakers

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Sangamon C

8:30am

Coaching Academy
Participants in this workshop will explore coaching strategies to engage, inspire and build community within a school or district. As interactive experiences, participants will engage in activities as their staff members would during professional growth opportunities. Participants will leave with a deep understanding of professional growth and the coaching cycle along with proven research to enhance the development of teachers.

The work we will do together provides real, rubber to the road strategies to incorporate job-embedded opportunities and creative options for strategic and ongoing support. We explore questioning techniques, unique ways to approach brainstorming, building a culture of learning and more through leveraging digital learning tools and research. We approach our time together with high energy but also allows for reflection so that participants can consider and re-imagine coaching opportunities in their own school or district.

Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch is provided.
Cost: $150


Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Plaza B

8:30am

Designing with Intention
Inertia, momentum, and tradition can cause friction in the education system in a time when change and innovation are essential. This presentation looks at how some schools and districts are using the power of intentional design to sync their efforts to design instructional practices that impact, use technology tools for creation, and create physical spaces optimized for the modern learner. It will contain practical ideas and tips for continuing this change journey in your space.

Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Cost: $150

Speakers

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Springfield

8:30am

Explore and Build in the Virtual World
Come out for a day of exploring and creating in VR. Get hands-on with tools such as Google Expedition, Tour Builder, and more. We will not just explore we will also be creating VR content. VR has proven to be a tool to increase student engagement with greater retention of content. Come and open up a world of possibilities for your students today.

Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Cost: $150

Speakers

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Capital IV

8:30am

Future Ready Leaders, Administrator Academy #3014
Future Ready Schools (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Participants will engage with the program’s FREE tools in order to meet the needs of their district. This workshop is designed to support participants in any phase of the program.

Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Cost: $150

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Fiscus

Mindy Fiscus

Learning Technology Center
Mindy Fiscus is the Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. She was formerly the Area 6 Technology Director for Southern Illinois and has 19 years of educational technology experience. In her current role, Mindy also serves as one of the IL State... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Illinois

8:30am

Leadership in Personal and Digital Learning
The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning one-day workshop provides support and resources for school leaders who want to develop and implement systems that promote personalized and digital learning. Participants will be guided through a planning process to produce a road map for transforming schools. Key questions that will be addressed include: What supports do teachers need to transition to personalized learning? What systems need to be in place for a successful personalized learning transition? How do I plan for sustainability of the personalized learning initiatives? These questions and more will be explored through online resources, activities, discussions, group activities, presentations, multimedia explorations, and hands-on experience with technology tools used in personalizing learning.

Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Cost: $150

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bates

Brian Bates

Digital Learning Coordinator, Learning Technology Center
Brian Bates is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Brian leads and develops events, programs, and resources in support of digital learning, digital citizenship, emerging technologies, instructional issues and trends, technology integration... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Capital II

8:30am

Making Magic with Code: Build a Web App Using Firebase
If you’ve got just a little HTML and JavaScript experience, you can build a superfast scalable web app FOR FREE using Firebase, Google’s awesome and easy-to-use database system! This workshop will show you how easy it is to integrate Firebase in a new project using Google single sign-on, getting info from users, and creating easily searchable data sets. Join us and leave with a working web app!

Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Cost: $150

Speakers

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Capital III

12:30pm

Cybersecurity Checklists
This workshop is meant to provide your school with checklists, tools, and resources based around the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). We will examine the NIST CSF’s 5 main areas of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover as well as the 23 categories and 108 sub-categories to make your school more cybersecure.

Meals: Lunch is not included unless you also attended a morning workshop. An afternoon beverage/snack break is provided.
Cost: $75

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wherley

Chris Wherley

Network and Technology Services Coordinator, Illinois LTC
Chris Wherley is the Network and Technology Services Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Prior to joining the LTC, Chris was the Director of Technology at an Illinois K-12 Public School District for 21 years and gained a broad knowledge of technologies... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza D

12:30pm

Making the most of eLearning Days!
Is your school taking advantage of eLearning days this winter? Not sure how to structure your lessons? Come explore the BEST tools to use on eLearning days in this interactive session, to make lessons and grading EASY! (iPads? Chromebooks? No 1:1? No problem!)

Meals: Lunch is not included unless you also attended a morning workshop.  An afternoon beverage/snack break is provided.
Cost: $75

Speakers

Wednesday November 13, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Sangamon C

12:30pm

Robots in the Classroom
Come get hands-on with various robots that are a great fit for any elementary classroom. See how these engaging tools can enhance any content as well as teach the fundamentals of computational thinking. Sphero, LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, Ozobot, and more will be available to test out.

Meals: Lunch is not included unless you also attended a morning workshop. An afternoon beverage/snack break is provided.
Cost: $75

Speakers

Wednesday November 13, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor
 
Thursday, November 14
 

8:15am

Wanderlust
In WanderlustEDU we take a deep breath, learn to re-appreciate why we became involved in education, and prepare to try new things. The courage to stay relevant in our profession is a work in progress. We can do our absolute best when we understand and nurture certain attributes: Motivation, Environment, Skills, and Knowledge. Motivation is our what drives us. Our Environment is the conditions in which we exist and embark. Skills are what we have and gain along the way. Knowledge is what we know through training and experience.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Ballroom

9:45am

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, how to properly pronounce Gif (LOL).

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Capital V

9:45am

Coaching Teachers to Student Success & Learning
As schools integrate technology, teachers need support! Taking teachers from reluctance to self-confidence is paramount in the adoption of technology into the classroom. The role of a coach is a vital piece to the authentic use of technology. Student learning is augmented when teachers feel confident and successful. Come explore strategies for success in coaching, teaching, and learning!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Illinois

9:45am

Dominating Digital Breakouts!
Come experience a digital breakout through Google Sites & Google Forms & start creating one of your own! I will share templates of the Google Forms that I use to create fun interactive digital breakouts which can be used for differentiation, to teach new content, as formative assessments, and fun review games!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Sangamon C

9:45am

Getting Your Game On!: The Gamification of Professional Development
Hear the story of how Alludo Learning has transformed tech integration professional development for this large unit district. Learning has never been so customized, self-paced, and FUN! Teachers can play multiple games and levels to complete activities, earning them points for professional development hours. Can you get your Game On?


Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Plaza E

9:45am

Google Earth: The New Mentor Text
When Google Earth is used as a mentor text, it becomes an empathy machine inspiring students to to expand outwards beyond the classroom with curiosity and care. Learn how Earth’s many applications can be used in every discipline imaginable from using Voyager for inquiry to Tour Creator to demonstrate learning.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Springfield

9:45am

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

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Plaza B

9:45am

IT: Making Work Visible
Learn different strategies on making IT work visible and easier to prioritize. We will discuss using 'Kanban boards' and how it can help you or your team do more important work for your district. This presentation is geared around I.T., but anyone can apply these strategies.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Capital III

9:45am

Spice Up Your Google Site With The Embed Tool
After Google launched the new and improved Embed Code tool, we have had the ability to add HTML, CSS and JavaScript code to enhance our sites. But you don't know how to code that stuff, you say? Never fear! We will take snippets of pre-written code, add them to our Sites, and watch the magic happen!


Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Plaza A

9:45am

Today's Education for the Careers of Tomorrow
Preparing students for their futures is no easy task. We teach, test, and train them for every possible outcome that we can think of. However, what if the actual pathway to their success results in a career that has not yet even been created? The future is sitting in front of you today and they are excited about what tomorrow has to offer. Are you?


Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Capital I

9:45am

Tools for running an Edcamp
Planning to run an Edcamp style un-conference? Does the thought of setting it up just give you the willies? I've created a Google Sheet to help on the day of the event. It automates some of the scheduling of sessions and creating of shared notes pages. I’ll show you how!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Governor

9:45am

Using Book Creator to Support Language Learners
Book Creator is the perfect app for language learning students because it supports work in all four language domains - reading, writing, speaking and listening. We will do over 14 tried and tested ideas for teachers of language learners and students acquiring a new language.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Capital IV

9:45am

Professional Development- Change PD from Prepare to Dread to Passionately Delightful
Do you dream of professional development that truly meets your needs or inspires you? Lean how other teachers are finding just the right professional development for them. Be prepared to share what has worked for you, but also to think of professional development in a new way. Twitter, Facebook, Podcast, YouTube, badge systems, book studies, Ed Camps, PD in your PJs......

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Capital II

9:45am

9:45am

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom with iPad
Firsthand experience is one of the most powerful ways to learn. With augmented reality, students can experience just about anything they can imagine. Join us to explore augmented reality apps on iPad that help students connect their learning to the world in new ways.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat - "This Won't Hurt Will It?" Teaching Students About Digital Tattoos
Collaborative Session that will allow attendees to gain and share knowledge and ideas about how to get students to understand the long lasting affects of what they post and share.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: A Monstrously Great Art and Technology Project
Mix the elements of art (color, shape, space, form to name a few), the science of clay sculptures , technology, teamwork, and lots of problem solving and exploration and you have a super fun project! Artists build a clay monster, a 3D environment and then utilize iMotion and iMovie to bring their monster to life. They then give their monster a voice, background music, sound effects and text.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Access and Acceleration: A Review of Electronically Based Academic and Mental Health Tools for Educators
This program provides school-based personnel with broad descriptions of barriers to face-to-face academic and mental health service provision, available electronically based academic and mental health tools, and pertinent considerations for the utilization of these tools.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Amazing Bots
Come and see first hand how students are learning coding, writing, math, and more by using robots. Students will demonstrate how they use the robots to learn amazing things.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Incorporating STEAM Across Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Units in Elementary School
The Lake Forest Country Day School 2nd-grade team will share how we have incorporated large, project-based learning units across disciplines. STEAM tools and technology are utilized heavily to make this authentic, experiential learning possible.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Let's #Chat
In a connected world, why not connect with other educators and learn together. Stop by to learn how utilizing EduChats on Twitter have changed my entire outlook on education and drive other educators to be better teachers/leaders on a daily basis. Come learn how this can even improve your experience at a face-to-face conference like IETC 2019.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Plugging in with Technology and Social Emotional Learning
Explore free apps and websites to implement Social Emotional Learning strategies quickly and age appropriately. Utilize mobile apps for whole class “calming” or within a calming corner in the classroom. Bring off task students back together again with a brain break supplied by technology. Participants can experiment with multiple devices and platforms.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Practical Applications of VR in the Classroom
This presentation is for all classroom teachers that are interested in using VR at their school and want to learn about research-based applications and recommendations. Attendees will walk away with a toolbox of knowledge from teachers who are currently using VR to enhance learning at their institution.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Simple Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides
Introduce elementary students to Simple Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides! This animation tool is applicable for a variety of subjects. This student-led activity allows for collaboration and performance based assessments. Students become excited about learning when sharing their stop motion videos with peers and parents!

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Student Growth Through Interactive Grammar and Writing
Are grammar and writing a struggle for you and your students? Through the use of this interactive program, students will experience growth in both grammar and writing. Engaging daily grammar and writing activities to connect with what we are already doing in the classroom. An easy addition to any ELA classroom!

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Technology Icebreakers
Come stop by and explore various NEW 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! Swing by and grab our handout for some quick tools!

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: The Nora Project: Teaching Empathy by Sparking Friendships
The Nora Project’s mission is to teach empathy by sparking friendships between students and their peers with disabilities. Learn about free programs that incorporate disability awareness, empathy education, and experiential learning. TNP Programs help students learn to break down differences, creating a more inclusive community for people of all abilities.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Using Innovative Technology to Engage Students in the Algebra Classroom
"Learn new ways to keep students engaged during Algebra class.
Presenters will illustrate how they incorporated innovative
technologies by coding with Sphero and Parrot drones, Breakout
EDU, the Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps, Apple Pencils, Desmos, GeoGebra and other fun activities into algebra class."

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: Virtual Reality in the Elementary Classroom
Be THAT teacher - the one who inspires students, takes them to worlds previously unknown, and makes their dreams turn into (virtual) reality. Come learn and experience how an elementary school is using virtual reality to help shape learning.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

9:45am

Stop and Chat: YeeHaw...Join the Rodeo of Primary Apps
Students will showcase the top iPad apps that they use throughout the curriculum in the primary grades.

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

11:15am

What’s New with iPad in Education 
iPad is a powerful way to learn, and now iOS 12 delivers powerful new productivity tools. Explore the new features in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, intuitive multitasking, built-in screen recording, and new features in the Notes app. Learn about classroom workflows using shortcuts, AR apps, and more.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Plaza E

11:15am

Building Mathematicians with a Guided Math Approach
Learn to design your math instruction with guided math groups. This instructional approach allows students to work and learn at their own level, all while working on a variety of math standards each day. Using technology, small group work, and independent practice, students will become confident mathematicians.


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Capital V

11:15am

Connect the Dots: Organize your life through Google Drawings
Organize your lessons and materials by creating hyperdocs using Google Drawings. No more chasing multiple links and documents. Engage and organize your students or staff in a way that increases productivity and visual appeal and decreases frustration. Participants will begin building a hyperdoc that can be utilized the next day.



Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Springfield

11:15am

Episode 1: How to Start an Educator Podcast
Podcasting is the new blog. If you’re looking for a way to make your own learning visible, try podcasting. In this session, veteran podcaster and host of The Teachers’ Classroom will provide resources and tips on everything from idea generation to equipment to publishing and marketing your own #edupodcast.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Illinois

11:15am

Esports Coaching 101
We’ll discuss how to administer a new Esports team, including how to run effective practices, how to improve in-game skills for individuals and teams, strategic advice on how to create game-plans for scrimmages and competition, and how to prepare your HS Esports athletes for the next step: collegiate recruiting.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sangamon C

11:15am

From Instruction to Production
Ready to put your students in the driver’s seat? Learn how students can use Numbers and Keynote to demonstrate learning. You’ll walk away with ideas to implement in your classroom that will excite and engage students. You’ll be blown away by what your students produce! Apple device needed.


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Plaza B

11:15am

Google Slides....the Boom Dot Com!
Google Slides is not just for presentations and presenting. The uses of Google Slides is ENDLESS! In this session, participants will learn about the various uses of Google Slides and come away with templates to use in their classroom!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Plaza A

11:15am

Intermediate Wireshark
Learn intermediate wireshark skills to help you troubleshoot faster. Topics include building your own rules, profiles, buttons, and common tactics to watch out for.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Capital III

11:15am

Parent Universities: Getting Parents invested in Classroom Technology
This presentation will review what we have done to get parent involved in having their students use technology.


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Capital IV

11:15am

Scratch the Surface of Coding
Scratch and Code.org, both FREE resources, have made it easier than ever to include coding in your curriculum! Come learn how to introduce coding to beginners, as well as create challenges for those students who already have experience. No coding background needed!


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Governor

11:15am

Ways to Integrate More Appealing Stem Technology in the Classroom
In this session, we will show you how a variety of technology tools are utilized to provide students with stem related opportunities. We will share the ways we have used our stem lab settings to enhance learning while providing real-world experiences and heightened classroom expectations.


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Capital I

11:15am

Real Issues Jam Session
Come discuss some real classroom issues all while learning about the newest collaborative app from Google, Jamboard. Participants will discuss and collaborate around real issues within our classrooms today.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Capital II

11:15am

GeoCraft: Google Geo Tools
This session explores Google Tour Creator, Tour Builder, and My Maps as instructional, building tools for K-12 classrooms that can be integrated into Google Earth. Tour Builder & My Maps also allow users to share places visited and relate course-specific content. Participants will also learn geeky steps in bringing Geo Tools together for powerful classroom applications.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Plaza F

11:15am

Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences 
There are some lessons that a lecture and a slide deck just cannot teach. What do these lessons have in common? Many educational trends such as AR/VR technology, Action Civics and PBL have and their core one key idea: SITUATED COGNITION. How can we work to create more meaningful experiences for our students and tap into the great power Immersive Learning.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Plaza D

12:25pm

Fortinet
Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Winter Garden Floor 14

12:25pm

Everyone Can Create- Ignite Creativity with iPad
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing. In this session, you’ll get hands-on with some of the music and drawing lessons

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Plaza E

12:25pm

Automate Your Forms with Form Publisher
Automate your schools forms, including but not limited to Mileage Sheets, Time Sheets, POs, Reimbursements, Field Trips, and more. Eliminate the paper shuffle by bringing it all online with Google Forms and Form Publisher. You can also use it to help grade classroom tests online easier.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Springfield

12:25pm

Building a Better Platform - Google Sites
As teachers we try so hard to incorporate technology as much as possible. But honestly, the struggle of having students type in URLs (most of the time incorrectly) and going to endless sites to share content is just to much hassle! There's got to be a better way. There is! Join my hands-on session to building your own google site and say hello to stress free site sharing!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Plaza A

12:25pm

Digital Discussion Design and Protocols
How are emerging technologies shaping your classroom's online discussions? Are your students engaging in rich discussions or simply agreeing or disagreeing without supporting their responses? Students love to chat, so meet them where they are and create engaging discussions. This session will assist you in designing questions and setting up protocols to keep the conversation going.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Capital IV

12:25pm

Digital Portfolios for Student-Owned Learning
The 3 types of student portfolios and their purposes will be covered. Digital portfolio tools such as SeeSaw, Google Sites, Blogger, etc. will be shown as well as examples of student portfolios.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Plaza C

12:25pm

Free PD and Data Dashboard to Drive Student Achievement
The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Principals Association bring educators free access to Ed360 and Ed Leaders Network (ELN). These two online platforms provide the necessary tools to review data and make personalized professional development decisions that drive student achievement.


Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Capital III

12:25pm

Podcasting Party- Come join the fun!
Come learn how one district used podcasting as an alternative to your traditional book review, and how another started its own podcast "for teachers, by teachers"! Students in Itasca District 10 created different podcast episodes using Anchor (web-based & app-based) to share their reviews with the school community. These podcasts are now displayed on the library website for students to get a preview of the book. Teachers and Technology Coaches in Park Ridge-Niles School DIstrict 64 used the same tool (Anchor) to edit and produce the podcast, "I'll Jump First".


Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Capital V

12:25pm

Simplify your Digital Life with the MariChanDo Method
Office Clutter got you down? Inbox Zero only in your dreams? Fear not as digital tidying experts Mina Marien and David Chan will be sharing their top tips for cleaning up your Gmail, Drive, Classroom and more with the #MariChanDo method. Part reality show, part workshop, 100% fun and useful.


Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Plaza B

12:25pm

Teach Like Woodstock
Woodstock---the concert of all concerts! What if our schools, classrooms and learning were more like this epic rock festival? This session will focus on concepts and lessons taken from Woodstock paired with strategies, tools, websites and apps our students use daily. Take one rocking idea and implement it to keep your students engaged by creating a classroom filled with peace, love and learning!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Sangamon C

12:25pm

The World is my Audience
I struggled with getting my students to invest time and effort in creative writing. I tried hundreds

of journal prompts and writing activities but nothing worked. Then, a simple idea had a profound impact on my classroom.

I realized that students are significantly more motivated when they know the content they create will reach a global audience. Rather than create a piece of homework for the teacher to mark and maybe sit on the fridge at home, they were authoring media-rich digital books for the world to see!

In this engaging and interactive session, you will hear Jon’s story and learn about how publishing had a transformative effect on the engagement of his students and the quality of their work. You will also learn Book Creator’s features, discuss how it can create a student-centered environment in your classroom and write/publish a collaborative book together.

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Illinois
  • about Jon Smith is the Teacher Success Manager for Book Creator and an Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2015. Jon was a special education teacher for 12 years before spending the past 7 years as a Technology Integration Specialist for Alliance City Schools where his digital book projects have attracted attention for their global reach and practical approaches to integrating transliteracy practices into the classroom. Jon recently organized eight global digital book projects in which classrooms from around the world wrote and published digital books.  He is married with 3 children. Jon is a scratch golfer. In his spare time, he teaches a graduate course on engaging technologies for The Communicate Institute. You can connect with Jon on Twitter at @theipodteacher

12:25pm

Yes, you CAN use 3D Printing in the Classroom - and MORE!
Yes, you CAN use 3D printers in the classroom! Move beyond keychains and other trinkets, and see how 3D Printers can be used to support concepts in math, science, social studies, ELA, and service learning. Learn how this technology is available for EVERY budget. (Features ALL NEW examples and ideas)

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Governor

12:25pm

Using Technology to Promote 21st Century Skills: Lessons from Rural High School Teachers
Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest conducted a descriptive research study on how much teachers have used technology to support the development of 21st century skills among students and how teachers perceive school support for technology use. The study has implications for how districts can improve support for effective technology use.


Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Capital II

12:25pm

Key Levers for Maximizing School Change
The best schools are using some of the same tactics to move forward in their efforts to redesign learning and schools. These tactics, based in research, allow schools to shift their work to areas that make a powerful difference for the lives of all students. This session synthesizes the work of many schools around their country and their success in supporting the whole child.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Plaza D

12:25pm

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You
We all have the same 24 hours in a day - so why are some people killing it and others struggling to get by? This engaging session looks to neuroscience to help provide strategies to cure the nemesis that is time management.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Plaza F

12:25pm

12:25pm

12:25pm

12:25pm

Stopwatch Session: Student Agency and School Culture
Adopting new instructional strategies can be more than redesigning a lesson. Sometimes it means rethinking school culture. How can we rethink our understanding of student agency and student driven learning to help them be a school wide reality, rather than an incidental part of learning.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Capital I

12:25pm

Stopwatch Session: Student ID's 2.0
Mobile ID is a cost and time saving 21st century replacement for plastic student ID’s. Learn how Mobile ID enhances school culture, improves school safety, and saves schools time and money.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Capital I

12:25pm

Stopwatch Session: Teaching 21st Century Multimedia Literacy in High School
Teaching 21st Century multimedia literacy in the classroom includes helping students become functionally literate as podcasters, videographers, social media suppliers, and providers of web content. This session will quickly review the feasibility and value of including all of these skills in one classroom experience.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 12:25pm - 1:25pm
Capital I

1:35pm

Tangible Play
Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Winter Garden Floor 14

1:35pm

Cultivate Critical Thinking Through Coding 
How can we create a new generation of critical thinkers and collaborators? The issues of tomorrow can’t be solved with the ideas of today. In this workshop, Apple Distinguished Educators introduce the Learn to Code curriculum and Swift Playgrounds as a platform to foster critical thinking.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Plaza E

1:35pm

3D Design and Printing
We will demonstrate 3D design and printing as well as describe how we have introduced it to students down to 3rd grade. Learn how to get started with Tinkercad (free 3D design software) and be introduced to 3D printing. We will have a 3D printer working during the presentation.


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Capital IV

1:35pm

Amp It Up!
Looking to use technology to amp up your Science/Social Studies instruction? This session focuses on free EdTech tools that engage your students and encourage critical thinking, specifically in these areas. Join us for an interactive journey of tools such as Mission History, Mystery Science and Curiosity Machine.


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Plaza B

1:35pm

Closing the Digital Divide: Build Empathy in School Communities Using Tech Tools
As many of us are fortunate enough to be from schools with ample technology resources, how can we use our tools to encourage global collaboration, empathy, and connections with other learners around the world? Can you connect children using VR/AR? Can you build global citizens through vlogging and journaling? Can we teach children how to care for others, simply through exposure and communication?

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Sangamon C

1:35pm

E-Learning Made Easy
Another polar vortex on its way? No problem. E-Learning makes it possible for students to continue school without interruption. Join us as we debrief how Evanston Township High School planned for and implemented a successful E-Learning day. We will share information, communications, lesson plans, resources and more.


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Illinois

1:35pm

Failing Forward Hurts (but it Doesn't Have To)
If failure is important to succeed, then why is it so hard to accept? Regardless of our roles, we all experience varying degrees of failure throughout our careers. Participants will learn how to process failure positively and how to help others in their classrooms and buildings “fail forward” toward success.


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Capital V

1:35pm

Focus on Photos w/Google Photos
Is your phone clogged with hundreds of photos, taking up precious storage space? Would you like to backup all of your photos for free, forever? Make 360 degree images of an activity in your classroom? What about sharing photos of activities in your classroom with your building admins? How about creating albums, collages, or picture animations? You can do all of this and more with Google Photos!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Springfield

1:35pm

Google Classroom
Presenter will teach attendees how to effectively use Google Classroom with their students to help them be better learners.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Plaza A

1:35pm

Implementing the Google Tablet in the a K-2 Environment
This session will highlight the training of teachers and deployment / Integration of Chrome tablets in a K-2 environment. Evaluation methods and procedures of successful year one integration will be discussed. Overview of second-year (level 2) integration and long-term goals as well as time-saving deployment tricks, cost-saving tips, and lessons learned.


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Capital III

1:35pm

Low-Prep, High-Yield Activities for Any Classroom
Looking to change up your instruction but don’t have the time to plan something new? This session can help! Participants will walk away with several engaging, classroom-ready strategies that promote collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Plaza C

1:35pm

Make Data Visible
Data is everywhere. This session will focus on utilizing the collaborative nature of Google Sheets to help visualize your formative data. Built around the data-based decision making process, you will gain access to a data workbook to increase growth for all students.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Governor

1:35pm

Twitter? Tweetdeck? What the Heck? Growing your PLN through Twitter
Twitter is an amazing resource for educators no matter the grade level. Learn to use this powerful social media tool to grow your PLN and learn how to use it to your advantage to promote the positive and amazing things happening in your classroom. During this session, learn about Twitter, how to navigate it, and how to take it a step further to provide powerful professional development.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Capital I

1:35pm

A Discussion about Student Success in Online Courses
This session will discuss how to use data in an LMSs course analytics to both guide instructional development and to provide guidance to students in how to be successful in online courses. Participants will discuss the best ways to use analytics to determine correlations between activities and student course success.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Capital II

1:35pm

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!: 360-degree virtual field trips
This session explores the exciting world of 360-degree images from all over the world. Bring a place, nearly any place, to your students! Participants will explore visual content curated through Google Street View and viewable as 360 pics and/or Google Cardboard. With hands-on experience, attendees will learn to access this information and create their own!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Plaza F

1:35pm

Starting the Learning Space Design Conversation
Key questions are emerging in the conversations happening in schools around learning space design. This session looks at nine key questions that when considered by all stakeholders can bring a new lens to how to design spaces that impact learning. These questions support all teachers, and they are designed to be used with all school buildings from the oldest to the new build. 

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Plaza D

3:00pm

Life is Short- Capture the Moment with Clips 
Clips, a free iOS app for iPhone and iPad, creates a fun way for video to redefine how students demonstrate learning. In this hands-on session with Apple Distinguished Educators, you’ll explore how to capture and share learning moments with new features like Live Titles, filters, stickers, and more.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza E

3:00pm

E-Learning Days Chat
This "birds of a feather" session will bring folks together who want to grow, build, discuss and chat about what e-learning days mean for school districts big and small. 

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom

3:00pm

A Few of My Favorite Things: A Super Duper Edtech Geek Out
Google Expeditions, Minecraft Education Edition, Quadblogging, Crossbraining, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, authentic audience, and more! After attending nearly every major edtech conference in the US, I've seen some of the coolest classroom tech around. Join me for this fast-paced, exciting and informative session on the latest and greatest edtech on the planet.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Capital V

3:00pm

Become a Bold School
Learn how to become a Bold School by using technology to enhance teaching and learning to support effective research-based instructional strategies. Based upon the work of Weston Kieschnick in his book Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New Technologies=Blended Learning That Works, you will learn how to use technology effectively to support instructional strategies.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Capital III

3:00pm

Building SEL and Technology Skills in the Makerspace
Makerspaces provide excellent opportunities for students to work collaboratively while learning new techology-related skills. Examples of how to utilize makerspace projects to help build resilience and SEL will be shared during this presentation. Various forms of technology that can be utilized in a makerspace will also be discussed and demonstrated.


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Governor

3:00pm

Calling All Gamers!
An interactive and collaborative session to find simple ways to gamify your classroom using student-centered learning opportunities and educational technology tools. Harness the power of class houses with a gamified approach to promote positive learning environments that engage students in authentic learning that focuses on cultivating student mindsets. Mischief managed!


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza B

3:00pm

Cool, I'm a tech leader! What now?
Getting started as technology leader/coach in your building can be intimidating! This session will focus on technology coaching strategies, techniques, and personal best practices to productively engage your staff in both one-on-one and whole staff sessions that will actually improve technology use in your buildings!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Capital I

3:00pm

E-Rate Updates and Form 470
Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application! This session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza A

3:00pm

Google Goodness
Google has so much to offer that you have probably forgotten is even available to you. We will start with the search bar and over 25 things you can do with it; then proceed to many great products that teachers can put to use next week in class and for themselves. A few extra minutes will focus on the Applied Digital Skills Lessons.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Springfield

3:00pm

Practical Applications of VR in the Classroom
This presentation is for all classroom teachers that are interested in using VR at their school and want to learn about research-based applications and recommendations. Attendees will walk away with a toolbox of knowledge from teachers who are currently using VR to enhance learning at their institution.


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Illinois

3:00pm

Speech Technologies: The Missing Link for Learning
For many of our struggling students, speech can mean the difference between failure and achievement. This fast moving session will show how the use of speech, combined with technologies and effective strategies, can help students become independent readers and writers. Data, case studies and resources will be shared.


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza C

3:00pm

The Power of the Grid! Using FlipGrid to create interactive news broadcasts.
Come see how students can use FlipGrid to create and share interactive news stories with the school, community and beyond! FlipGrid is an interactive video platform that is powerful and FREE!

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Capital IV

3:00pm

Living in "Perpetual Beta"
We are all works in progress. How has your thinking about teaching, learning, and the tools we use changed over time? What previously held ideas have you let go of? What lessons have you learned? What has you excited? Come share in this lively discussion and learn from others' adventures.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangamon C

3:00pm

3:00pm

Tyranny of the Status Quo
Organizational and personal change are hard but necessary. This presentation calls on facts, figures, and trends to help provide strategies for personal, professional, and organizational growth.

Speakers

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza F
 
Friday, November 15
 

7:00am

CoffeeEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Start your day with some casual chat over a fresh cup of coffee!

Moderators
avatar for Matt Jacobson

Matt Jacobson

Online Learning Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Co-Host of the Learning Through Leading Podcast. Online Learning Specialist for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. Middle school advocate. Self-proclaimed nerd supporting the learning of students and the teachers who serve them.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Jacobson

Matt Jacobson

Online Learning Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Co-Host of the Learning Through Leading Podcast. Online Learning Specialist for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. Middle school advocate. Self-proclaimed nerd supporting the learning of students and the teachers who serve them.


Friday November 15, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
2nd Floor, Outside Bar

8:00am

Deploying & Managing iPad in Education
It’s never been easier to put iPad in the hands of students and teachers and manage iPad devices in the classroom. Learn about Apple School Manager, a simple web-based portal that lets IT administrators manage people, devices, and content—all from one place. And explore how to automate device setup, manage devices over the air, and streamline content distribution.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Plaza E

8:00am

Choosing the Right Front of the Classroom Display Technology
Front of the classroom displays are just as important as ever.  Learn how to choose the right size screen for any size room as we discuss the latest display technologies available today as well as the pros and cons of Flat Panel displays vs. the traditional Projector and screen technology.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Winter Garden Floor 14

8:00am

Coding - The 5th "C" of 21st Century Skills
Developing computer coding skills requires students to reinforce the 4 Cs of 21st Century Skills by requiring them to collaborate and communicate effectively while thinking critically and creatively. Learn some ways you can incorporate coding into your classroom with or without devices! BYOD


Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Capital V

8:00am

Connected Classrooms
In a 21st century learning environment, we can connect with other classrooms & experts around the world from the confines of our own classrooms. Come Learn how you can use Google Hangouts to connect as well as how to find other classrooms wanting to connect!

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Plaza B

8:00am

Digital Safety for Little's
By age eight, ninety percent of children have experience with the internet. As such, digital safety training must begin early. Using videos, music, children's books, games and more, this session will explore practical resources for password protection, digital footprints, oversharing, social media, internet etiquette and cyber-bullying for K-4 teachers.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Governor

8:00am

Finding and Organizing Reliable Information in the Digital Age
In the digital age, it is vital for students to know how to find reliable information. This session will explore how learners can use digital tools, skills, and resources to access and use trustworthy information on the Internet, and how digital tools can be used to help effectively organize research.


Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Capital I

8:00am

Is Your Class Content Accessible?
Do you know what accessibility features are available on your digital devices? Is your online learning environment accessible to all visitors? In this session, learn about add-ons and features available from Google, Apple, and Microsoft as well as other tools to make your web presence accessible to all visitors.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Capital III

8:00am

Lights, Camera, Broadcast
Creating a daily broadcast may seem intimidating, however it's pretty simple to get one started. I will go over details on how to add a weatherman, using a green screen, setting up jobs and using WeVideo to make it all come together. I will also go over details on how to go on location or create a simple studio. I teach high school students, but this can be adapted to any grade level.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Sangamon C

8:00am

Play that Funky Playlist
When Spotify “learns” our music preferences to offer custom playlists, choice meets curation. In classrooms and workshops, learning playlists provide the same experience for instruction. Start with learners’ needs/interests to build flexible, interactive pathways. In one space, combine text, media, mindfulness, collaboration, and checkpoints. Come to explore & leave with a playlist.


Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Springfield

8:00am

Student Podcasting: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Produce Podcasts on A Chromebook
Podcasts are becoming a very popular method of sharing information among adults. Did you know that you can create professional sounding podcasts using just your Chromebook? This session will walk you through how to help students produce a podcast that is simple yet professional sounding using free tools and a Chromebook.


Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Plaza C

8:00am

The Unsung Heroes of Google Suite
Docs, Slides & Sheets are NOT the stars of this show. Come learn how the other tools in Google Suite can really amp up your game in and out of the classroom. Learn about Keep, Earth, Drawings & wait until you experience Jamboard! Explore how these tools can be used to build research skills, math skills & of course collaboration. Gonna be a (G)Suite Party going on at this session.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Capital IV

8:00am

Ways to Spark Creativity, Increase Engagement and Move Beyond the Ordinary Lesson.
We will discuss some of the uniques ways we have used video editing and Flipgrid in our classrooms. We will expand on how infographics can be used from small to a large unit project and share some of the ideas we have used for choice boards and Hyperdocs. Lastly, we will share how video conferencing has brought the real world into our classroom.


Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Plaza A

8:00am

We be Jammin' with Jamboard
What do you get when you combine the power of an interactive whiteboard with the best features of G Suite? Jamboard! Come learn experience Jamboard and start using it tomorrow! No Jamboard kiosk? No worries! All you really need is an iPad, Chromebook, or other device! Come jam with us!


Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Illinois

8:00am

A Game Plan for Instructional Coaching: More than Just the X's and O's
Discover how our district of 1000 rural Illinois students simultaneously went 1:1 with Chromebooks and pushed the boundaries of the usual classroom experience. Participate in an engaging conversation where we will share how the addition of an instructional coach, and the mindset shift of our district has changed our students' educational experience for the better.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Capital II

8:00am

Healthy Grading
What is all this talk about “fair” grading? Teachers all around the world battle it out on Twitter, Facebook, blog posts, and even with parents - Let’s teach responsibility! I want to hold my students accountable! Let’s get rid of the five-paragraph essay! No more grades at all! But what is behind all of that discussion? And how can you apply solid ideas to your current situation? Key ideas about grading will be discussed by participants in this hands-on session. With the presenter as a guide, we’ll decide if certain “status quo” ideas are necessary in a classroom, nice to have, or if they should be taken out of the equation completely.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Plaza F

8:00am

The Power of Gamification
Start revving up your classroom engagement by applying effective game mechanics to your course design. Begin to create playful, personalized, and powerful learning experiences for your students by thinking like a game designer by using effective game mechanics. No matter what age you teach, how much technology you have, or how much you play games this session will help you see your classroom through a new lens and begin to construct experiences that impact students forever.    

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Plaza D

9:00am

Has Anybody Seen My Pencil: Using Your Classroom to Sharpen Visual Thinking and Shape Learners Who Doodle
This hands-on, create to connect and doodle to learn session will have you imagining learning, experiencing visual thinking and creating ways to combine everyday classroom supplies with meaningful visual experiences to bring out the best in your teaching and student’s learning.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza D

9:00am

Everyone Can Create- Ignite Creativity with iPad
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing. In this session, you’ll get hands-on with some of the music and drawing lessons

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza E

9:00am

"A Classroom Business Approach to Teaching Special Education Outside of the Box."
This session will provide insight on starting a vocational-based in-school classroom business. PCHS Coffee Express is a transition business established and run by special education students. Through co-curricular cooperation, business and technology students (general education) are assisting in taking the business to the next level.


Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital I

9:00am

"This Won't Hurt Will It?" Teaching Students About Digital Tattoos
Collaborative Session that will allow attendees to gain and share knowledge and ideas about how to get students to understand the long lasting affects of what they post and share.


Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Sangamon C

9:00am

Classroom Collaboration
Come and chat about the challenges and the success of building a classroom of collaborators in your classroom!


Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Springfield

9:00am

Designing Visuals and Interactive Lessons Using Google
Are you interested in spicing up your graphics and visuals that you provide your students? Are you interested in learning how to create interactive and engaging lessons using Google Slides and/or Google Drawings. This session will provide you an opportunity to explore graphic design using Google Drawings and Google Slides. Come learn how to design stunning visuals/lessons for your students!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Banas

Amy Banas

Technology Integration Specialist, Crow Island Elementary School
Amy is a former music teacher who is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for grades 1-4 at Crow Island School in Winnetka School District 36. She has 11 years of experience teaching Pre-K through 5th grade and has used technology to provide students with various learning... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital IV

9:00am

Effective classroom management in a connected environment
Are you getting the most out of your devices in the classroom? Learn how Impero Education Pro can help support cross-platform device environments with classroom management, network management and student online safety tools.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Winter Garden Floor 14

9:00am

Excited, Engaged and Interactive: Increase engagement through interactive tech tools
Bueller? Bueller? Tired of blank stares as you present content? Ever feel like you are talking and no one is listening? Wondering how to engage all learners in your lessons? This session will show you how to incorporate a variety of interactive technology tools to engage students. Participants will need to bring a laptop or tablet.


Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza C

9:00am

Green with Envy? Green Screen for Beginners
Are you green with envy that other teachers have success with green screen videos? It doesn’t have to be complicated! If you have an iPad you can do it! “Green Screen” by Do Ink makes it so easy young students can do it! Safely sharing student work will be discussed.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Governor

9:00am

Nearpodizing Mathematical Problem Solving While Implementing the Three Reads Strategy
Let's explore how the Three Reads Strategy and Nearpod come together to provide the superpower of knowing what all students are thinking in real time! We will discuss how to use the formative assessment features in Nearpod to help students think and talk their way through rigorous story problems.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Illinois

9:00am

SMART Suite - Notebook 19 and Online
SMART Learning Suite offers options for student collaboration through their Internet browser, gaming and assessment, Math Tools and much more. Come see what's new in 2019!

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital III

9:00am

Tabletop Gaming: Old School Technology for New School Learning
The 21st century learning experience is built around creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. While modern technology must be a part of this, sometimes old school technology works, too. Come learn how one teacher used tabletop gaming in his classroom to help students unplug and reconnect!


Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza F

9:00am

The Full 360: Virtual Field Trips for Cultural Awareness
School district budgets are increasingly limited to the amount and distance that field trips now offer students. With low-budget technology, teachers can transport students outside of their own worlds in all curricular areas for hands on, diversified learning.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital V

9:00am

Using Student Choice to Give Student Voice
Learn effective methods of Digital Storytelling. Explore how students can use a variety of tools that offer more choice and voice. Explore tools that help students plan, tell, and share their stories with a wider audience. We will focus on creating eBooks, Movies, Podcasts, and even Comic books while exploring the use of AR/VR to bring these products to a wider audience.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza B

9:00am

Equity in Education
Through a series of questions and images participants of this workshop will openly discuss race, poverty and other issues of inequity in education. The idea is to arrive at an understanding of the urgency for a changed mindset about achievement for educations most under-served and under-represented population.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Capital II

9:00am

Click Here, Comrade: Navigating Online Information in the 21st Century
Come learn specific tips and tricks to verify the authenticity and origin of online information.  Our democracy depends on it!

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza A

11:00am

Phidgets - Take Coding to the Next Level
Phidgets are interactive USB sensors that make physical computing easy. No soldering or breadboards required—students simply plug in a sensor, code in their preferred language and start creating.

In this session, you will learn about how to deploy Phidgets in your computer science classroom.
All attendees will receive two FREE Getting Started Kits ($50 value) and a sensor
of their choice.
 
To learn more, visit our website at: https://www.phidgets.com/education


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Capital I

11:00am

Eating Our Way to Healthy Screen Time Habits
Would you give a baby cake, candy and ice cream on a daily basis? Then why do we do it with children and technology? It's time we think differently about screen time. The amount of time students spend in front of a screen is far less than the quality of how that time is spent. Join me for a different perspective on screen time and walk away with practical strategies you can use right away.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Plaza C

11:00am

11:00am

Hey, Google! How'd You Do That?
If you are looking for ways to make your Google experience more productive, this is the session for you! This fast paced session will cover many tips & tricks that will make your life easier! Google sharing, formatting, graphics, extensions, apps, and add-ons will be the focus.


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Capital IV

11:00am

Is your district technology running smoothly? Creating a technology environment that keeps student and teacher data safe, increases engagement, and streamlines PD to improve teaching and learning.
How does a district plan for 1 to 1, technology infrastructure needs & upgrades, protection of students data, & curriculum with the goal of tech integration to improve teaching and learning? Learn from our district's steps in upgrading our infrastructure for 1 to 1, keeping our student data safe, implemented online PD tracking, and other tech ways in an Office 365 environment for our 9 schools.


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Capital III

11:00am

Relationships First...Innovative 1:1 Classroom ideas
We've found innovative ways to reach ALL students,including technology,but keeping relationships with our students as our first priority.AFTER building strong & trusted relationships,students will be more passionate,determined, excited,&successful at any challenge presented to them. Join us & leave motivated to have a happy classroom where real learning takes place every day & ideas to try now!


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Capital V

11:00am

Remix Traditional Lessons with Arts Integration and a Dash of Tech
Do you need to kick learning up to the next level? ARTEC teachers in Waukegan Schools have spent the last four years remixing their instruction by incorporating the arts and tech tools. Our session will include different strategies that help students to construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Springfield

11:00am

Robots and the Common Core
Looking for new ways to integrate coding and computer science skills into your Common Core curriculum? Attend our workshop to learn how to integrate Spheros, Ozobots, Lego WeDo, and the Code & Go Robot Mice into your core subjects to support 21st century teaching and learning. Participants will be able to interact and explore with the tools and plan for integration in their own classroom setting.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Plaza B

11:00am

Social Media Made Me A Better Educator
Do you feel alone? Do you wish there were others reading the same book as you? Don will share his evolution from being an isolated educator to being actively involved in Twitter and Voxer. Let's put a positive spin on social media!

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Plaza A

11:00am

Tech Transformation: Embracing the Change
Goodbye Google, Hello Microsoft! Our district has recently made the switch! Join us (two Google lovers) as we share our journey and discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of phasing out Google for Education and implementing Microsoft Office 365.


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Sangamon C

11:00am

The Simple Guide to Online Formative Assessment Tools
This session will provide an easy to follow guide that includes both notes and examples of the various forms of online formative assessment tools. This session goes in depth with the five categories of technology based formative assessment (quick feedback, live quiz games, integrated presentation and quiz tools, video assessment, and no device tech assessment).


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Plaza F

11:00am

“Pear”ing Student Engagement with Technology - Using Pear Deck To Promote an Interactive Classroom
We will discuss the many features of Pear Deck that allows us to improve engagement in our class, school, and district. We will highlight ways to go beyond the basic presentation and get to deeper learning. We will also discuss ways to App-smash with Pear Deck and how to “Pear Deck” your existing Google Slide and PowerPoint content.


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Illinois

11:00am

Teacher Voice / Teacher Choice
Many schools have made advancements in their professional development that go beyond current PLC’s, and the ‘Sit and Get’ where we ‘sat and got’ so little for so many years. Join us as we discuss effective ways teachers have gained a voice in their professional development, how we are utilizing effective collaboration, and how you can implement these ideas in your own school/district.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Capital II

11:00am

11:15am

Turn lectures into field trips with Optoma Creative Touch Interactive Flat Panels
All in Effort to help maximize budgets while incorporating advanced audiovisual solutions in the classroom, computer labs , auditoriums & lecture halls.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Winter Garden Floor 14

12:00pm

Intentionally Driven: Creating the Identities We Want Through Goal-setting
Creating the Identities We Want Through Goal-setting

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom

12:00pm

Media Literacy
THE Survival Skill for the 21st Century

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom

12:00pm

Shift the Language
Taking risks and getting flack for it? Time to shift our language as we describe what we’re doing in our schools.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom

1:00pm

Strengthening Literacy Skills with iPad
Discover new ways to enhance students’ literacy skills with the power of iPad. Explore the built-in features on iPad and a variety of education apps that can build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Experience creativity apps that help students increase fluency and demonstrate their knowledge in creative and personal ways.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Plaza E

1:00pm

"3 D" Social Studies
Trying to use more technology in your Social Studies classroom, but don't know where to start? Searching for meaningful experiences that don't treat the tech as a toy? Give the "3 D" approach a try! Learn to utilize Data, Destinations, and Design to integrate technology into any Social Sciences classroom.


Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Springfield

1:00pm

AR and VR. Does it fit in my classroom?
Augmented and Virtual Reality seem to be big topics in Education at the moment. But do they fit in my classroom? YES. Come and see how you, too, can incorporate Augmented and Virtual Reality in your classroom to increase learning and engagement with your students. See various programs and apps to take back and use in your classroom after the conference.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Plaza B

1:00pm

Digital Badges on a Budget
See how students can meet standards and express their individuality through digital badges. Use free tools to create and curate badges. Examples of classroom use.


Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Governor

1:00pm

Google Tips and Tricks!
If your school uses Google products, this is for you! This presentation includes random tips and tricks for the various Google Suite products such as Gmail, Google Docs, Google Chrome, etc. Tips and tricks that can save you time in class!

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Capital IV

1:00pm

LASST: Language Arts, Social Science, and Technology
LASST is a new curriculum approach to fill in the gaps left by STEM. Mr. Kev Schouten designed LASST to replace the traditional "computer" class curriculum. Come see how LASST could be used in your school!

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Capital I

1:00pm

Making Chromebooks with Neverware
Why recycle old desktops and laptops when they can be turned into Chromebooks? Many districts are turning to Cloudready by Neverware to extend the life and use of older laptops and desktops. Bringing older machines into the Google Admin Console is a sure fire plus and saving big bucks by not having to purchase new hardware is a no brainer! It's easy to install and maintain.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Capital III

1:00pm

Reflections of a Teacher: Using video recording to improve practice
Looking for a new way to help teachers reflect on their craft? We challenged our teachers to videotape their lessons for 8 minutes and reflect on what they saw. Why 8 minutes? We’ll discuss why and how we implemented along with how we collectively reflected as a school.


Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Illinois

1:00pm

Simplify Your Life: Tips and Tech Every Teacher Should Know
Make the shift to a student centered science room. I'll walk you through the day on the life of a 6-7th Grade science teacher.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Plaza C

1:00pm

Student Safety in the Digital Age: Best Practices for Schools and Parents
This presentation will discuss the current trends of cyber-bullying and self-harm/suicide in US schools. The presentation will also highlight best practices for schools and parents to detect/prevent suicide or bullying, and share available technology that schools can utilize to combat these issues.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Sangamon C

1:00pm

The Math behind the Code
Computational Thinking, coding, programming, robotics.... What do they all have in common? Math- Math is a foundation of computer languages. Stop by and take a deeper look at popular coding gadgets such as Sphero and Lego Mindstorms and the math that our students practice as they program them and work through computational thinking.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Capital V

1:00pm

Your Parts Depot
Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Winter Garden Floor 14

1:00pm

Coaches Chat: Celebrations, Challenges, and Conundrums
Coaches are tasked with scaffolding instruction to teach students future-ready skills, regardless of the teacher they are assigned. Aligning technology to curriculum, promoting the value of integration, and helping teachers stop seeing tech as "extra" presents a fresh challenge daily. Come chat about challenges unique to our field, share celebrations, and get advice to improve what we do.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Plaza F

1:00pm

Rolling into Higher-Order Thinking: Learning with Spheros
Take your students beyond the confines of the classroom walls and into the world of coding, STEAM, and imagination. Join our session and learn how Spheros can be implemented across the curriculum for greater understanding and deeper thinking.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Capital II

1:00pm

Immersive Learning
Unlock your creativity and inspire the whole child as you discover how game inspired course design can transform the landscape of learning in your classroom and beyond. Learn how to create a classroom model where students dive deep into content, develop real world skills, and collaborate to tackle challenges and reach their full potential.  This make-and-take ideas session provides a treasure trove of tools, examples, and takeaways you can implement immediately. Push play, level up, and your course will never be the same…

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Plaza D

1:00pm

 26 Things Every Educator Should Know About Social Media
Time for us to go WAY beyond “be nice online” and help our students understand terms of service, Googlebombing, deep fakes and textual poaching. Let’s help them realize the role they play in social media’s economic structure, how they use social media and how social media use THEM.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Plaza A

2:00pm

What’s New with iPad in Education 
iPad is a powerful way to learn, and now iOS 12 delivers powerful new productivity tools. Explore the new features in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, intuitive multitasking, built-in screen recording, and new features in the Notes app. Learn about classroom workflows using shortcuts, AR apps, and more.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Plaza E

2:00pm

Bringing your In District PD Online
The #1 issue surrounding teacher professional development is time. What if you could offer all of your district PD to all of your staff, at any time, any place? Let's see how using G-Suite, you can create an automated online PD center that provides teachers with PD hours upon completion.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Springfield

2:00pm

Coding Through the 4Cs
Today, 21st century skills are vital to students’ success in and beyond the classroom. Come learn how we are engaging K-5 students in critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity through coding! We will share some resources (Cubetto, Sphero, Code.org, Code-a-pillar, Colby, Scratch) and leave time to test drive some too!


Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Capital I

2:00pm

Creating Digital Textbooks with CK-12
Would you like to integrate more meaningful digital resources into your curriculum, but have no budget to do so? CK-12 is an excellent Open Educational Resource that is free and easy to use. CK-12 FlexBooks are customizable online platforms aligned to CCS, NGSS, and state curriculum guidelines for assembling, authoring, and distributing interactive, multi-modal educational content.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Plaza F

2:00pm

Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century
Learn how to teach and model appropriate digital citizenship in online communications, online comments, discussion posts, photo posts, profiles, and licensing (Creative Commons and Public Domain vs. Copyright). Learn how you can share files online privately with students to avoid copyright violation.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Governor

2:00pm

Finding Your Roots: Genealogy in the Classroom
If you are constantly looking for a fun, rewarding and engaging project to do with your secondary students, you might want to consider genealogy. By using technology and online databases, you can immerse students in personally meaningful research that sharpens their critical thinking and reading skills, and leaves them with a product they can cherish for a lifetime.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Capital III

2:00pm

Unpacking Your Tech-Toolbox - from A-Z
Does your head spin at the number of classroom tech-tools available? Does it seem like there are more tools than the time you even have to use them? In this session, we will "unpack" our tech-toolbox, from A-Z, sharing our favorite tools, ways to use them in the classroom, and other tricks we've learned along the way.


Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Plaza C

2:00pm

Using Technology to Overcome Failure
All jobs are task and project-based, but the traditional classroom is not. Adults move beyond rubrics and caring teachers to workplace environments that may have unclear instructions and expectations. This presentation provides sample lessons for teaching students how to cope with unclear instructions in a project-based online learning environment.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Plaza B

2:00pm

Voice and Choice: How to Personalize Student Learning with Techology
Personalized learning using technology allows students to take ownership through voice and choice. This session provides tools, resources and classroom examples that demonstrate the benefits of personalizing learning. Start curating your arsenal of tech tools to support student-centered, student-driven learning!


Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sangamon C

2:00pm

What can't Google Drawings Do?
Tired of carrying that giant stack of papers everywhere you go? Wish that posters were smaller & could be graded at home more easily? Come see how Google Drawings can help solve these problems & more! In this 60 minute session, we will look at the hows, the whys, & the whens of Google Drawings.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Capital IV

2:00pm

Genius Hour - what works for you?
Genius Hour can be tricky to implement but very rewarding. Join this session to hear from others what has worked for them and what has not. If you want to teach your students to drive their own learning, this session is for you!


Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Capital II

2:00pm

The Unique Opportunities Which Virtual Reality Offers Educators
Whether you are a parent, teacher or student, it's getting hard to ignore the growing presence of extended reality in 2019. These technologies posit a profound shift in the way we are able to teach and learn.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Illinois

2:00pm

Once Upon a Paper: Empower, Enhance and Support Learning with a Single Drawing
There’s a an incredible learner in each of us. An inner voice, an ultimate learner, an unwavering cheerleader, a fearless risk taker...it is our Learning Mascot! This hands-on, create and use session with connect you with a single, self created doodle that empowers us to draw, enhances our visual thinking, supports positive mindset and improves our learning.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Plaza D

2:00pm

What’s the Hoopla over Personalized Learning?
What's the big hoopla over Genius Hour and other forms of personalized learning? Why hand over precious class time to the students? This session focuses on the many reasons WHY you should be doing passion-based learning in your classroom. If you are armed with the reasons why you'll have no choice but to jump in yourself. Be ready for the journey ahead!

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Plaza A

3:00pm

Deep Dives: A Way to Have Tough Conversations
Want to have productive and civil conversations about homework, grading, assessment, etc.? Don will share his experiences with running Deep Dive PD sessions as a way to get educators to think about tough education issues.

Speakers

Friday November 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Capital II

11:00pm

Keeping Your Campus Safe with Modern Video Surveillance
When every second counts, are you able to provide faculty, staff or even first responders with critical access to any camera, on any device, anywhere, at any time via a simple text message or email link?  Traditional NVR-based systems are too complicated, too costly, and require IT support to maintain. Verkada’s platform combines intelligent, plug-and-play security cameras with cloud-based software that’s easy to use on any device. Verkada eliminates legacy infrastructure — such as NVRs, DVRs and servers — and requires no configuration to work securely in any network environment. See for yourself why hundreds of schools and universities have switched to Verkada.

Friday November 15, 2019 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Governor