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Thursday, November 14
 

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!

Presenters
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Director of Online Learning & Instructor, EdTechTeacher, Inc
Avra Robinson is the Director of Online Learning and an Instructor for EdTechTeacher, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member for Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois. An authorized Google Education Trainer and dedicated educational technologist, Avra has been working with teachers... Read More →


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!

Presenters
avatar for Julie Powell

Julie Powell

Instructional Technology Coach, Park Ridge-Niles CCSD 64
Julie is her 10th year in the education field and her 3rd year as an Instructional Technology Coach. She previously taught middle school STEM and Mathematics. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from NIU and her masters in Educational Technology Leadership... Read More →


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?

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Kincaid

Carrie Kincaid

Technology Teacher Instructional Leader, Springfield Public Schools Dist. 186
I am a technology integration specialist serving as a Technology Teacher Instructional Leader (TIL) for Springfield Public Schools Dist. 186. Currently, we have over four hundred 1:1 classrooms in our PreK-12 district (with continued, annual growth). We Tech TILs create and provide... Read More →


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.

Presenters
avatar for Tarah Tesmer

Tarah Tesmer

Instructional Technology Specialist, Woodridge School District 68
Tarah Tesmer is the Instructional Technology Specialist for Woodridge School District 68 in Woodridge, IL, and Google Certified Trainer.


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

9:45am

Growing Up in a Digital Age
In today’s world, students are immersed in technology. From social media to cyberbullying to fake news to strangers online, students encounter countless technological challenges on a daily basis. How can we as educators help our students be outstanding digital citizens? Are we doing all we can to teach students the skills they need to safely navigate the World Wide Web? Come gain insight into today's learners and learn how to help them “Be Internet Awesome.”

Presenters
avatar for Nicole Zumpano

Nicole Zumpano

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator, Learning Technology Center
Hi All! My name is Nicole Zumpano. I have been in education for 27 years (15 of those years as a 4th-grade teacher, 10 as a technology coach and now a RETC). I am an adjunct Instructor at Dominican, National Louis, and Michigan State teaching graduate students the power of technology... Read More →



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

9:45am

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

Presenters
EG

Erich Grauke

Principal Consultant, Illinois State Board of Education
Erich Grauke is a principal consultant in the Curriculum and Instruction department at the Illinois State Board of Education. Drawing on 21 years of experience in education with roles as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and 13 years as a district technology director... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
AS

Aaron Souza

Director of IT at Minooka 201. Enjoys talking wireless and network monitoring.


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

9:45am

Making Microsoft Work for Modern Education
Join us to learn more about what’s included in the different Microsoft bundles and education offers.  We will talk high level about the solutions we can provide to help in the classroom & with administration. This will include accessibility, collaboration, learning/training, and security.

Presenters
AG

Amy Grigsby

Commercial Executive, Microsoft


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

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!

Presenters
avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wielgus

Mike Wielgus

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad CUSD #2
Mike Wielgus just began his 21st year in education and third year as a full time K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. He has led technology in-service trainings in his district for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to consult and train staff in neighboring school districts... Read More →


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?

Presenters
RM

Rod McQuality

Project Coordinator, Innovative Curriculum Resources


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!

Presenters
avatar for Dallas Turner

Dallas Turner

Physics Teacher, Rockford Public Schools
Dallas is a high school physics teacher, former technology coach and model rocketry enthusiast. In addition, he is a board member of the StateLine Illinois Computing Educators. He enjoys finding problems and their solutions which is why he does what he does. He is a level 1 Certified... Read More →


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.

Presenters
avatar for Ramona Towner

Ramona Towner

iCoach, Berwyn South School District 100
I have been a public school educator for 30 years. I am an Instructional Coach (iCoach). I travel to eight buildings to coach teachers on integrating technology and other proven strategies in the classroom. Berwyn South is a K- 8 1:1 iPad district in suburban Chicago. I am also... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Jana Zipfel

Jana Zipfel

1St grade teacher
Have taught Kindergarten and 1st grade for 18 years. Passionate about education and technology! I love using Seesaw in my classroom, and many other technology apps/websites since we are a 1:1 district. My classroom and teaching style is flexible and set up to teach at individual levels... Read More →


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.


Presenters
avatar for Jodi Gordon

Jodi Gordon

Instructional Coach, Dunlap CUSD #323
Jodi Gordon taught high school ELA focusing on public communication for 7 years. Jodi is now an instructional coach who enjoys being able to see the \\\'entire picture\\\' of K-12 education. Jodi has a passion for instilling relational soft skills in students and loves being able... Read More →


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

11:15am

Empowering Your Classroom using Microsoft Office 365
In today's digital world, providing an engaging experience in the classroom is as important as ever. Join Microsoft's Education Team to learn how to bring your classroom into the digital age utilizing Office 365 and Microsoft Teams for Education.


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Weld

Matt Weld

Director of Innovation and Technology, Area 5 Regional Offices of Education
Curious, passionate, and interested in all things education. Leader for www.directionsconference.com www.teachillinois.com, and Teachers' Classroom podcast. Google Certified Trainer.


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.

Presenters
JK

Josh Knutson

ByteSpeed


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

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!

Presenters
avatar for Kari Moulton

Kari Moulton

Educational Technology Coach, Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53
Kari has been incorporating technology in her classroom for the past twelve 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 and coach in her district; leading various... Read More →


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.

Presenters
AS

Aaron Souza

Director of IT at Minooka 201. Enjoys talking wireless and network monitoring.


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.

Presenters

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

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.

Presenters

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

11:15am

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.

Presenters
avatar for Bethany Martino

Bethany Martino

2nd Grade Teacher, Hinsdale CCSD 181
Bethany is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught all grades K-3. She spent the majority of her teaching career with first graders but has recently found a new love in second graders. Bethany is passionate about technology and loves learning alongside her students. She... Read More →



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

11:15am

Using TikTok to Build Relationships with Students and Teachers
“Mr. Rinkel! You’re TikTok famous!” I’ve heard this phrase via email, messages and as I walked around my school. A month ago, I heard students and my children talking about TikTok, but had no clue of the app’s potential for education. This session will focus on my journey into TikTok, the app’s history, uses, cautions and how we can use it as a relationship builder with students as well as encouraging teachers across the globe.  

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy Rinkel

Jeremy Rinkel

English Teacher, Cowden Herrick High School
Jeremy is a husband, father, high school English teacher and Yoga Teacher. He has earned a Masters in Educational Policy from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Teaching from Greenville University. His goal is to inspire students, teachers and anyone he comes into contact... Read More →


TikTok pptx

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.

Presenters
avatar for Tammy Reindl

Tammy Reindl

Technology Integration Specialist, Taylorville School District
I am currently the Technology Integration Specialist. Prior to my new position, I taught 5th grade for 4 years and 2nd grade for 20+ years.



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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Breitbarth

Tyler Breitbarth

Education Technology Specialist, Eureka CUSD 140
My name is Tyler Breitbarth and I am currently a Technology Specialist for Eureka Community School District 140, as well as an online Social Studies Instructor at Illinois Virtual School. As part of my role as a Technology Specialist, I am responsible for the technology used in District... Read More →


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!

Presenters
avatar for Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor

Social Studies Teacher, Highland CUSD5


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for John Langley

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 objectives... Read More →


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.

Presenters
KM

Kara Mernaugh

Ed360 Outreach Coordinator, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
avatar for Arlin Peebles

Arlin Peebles

ELN Director, Illinois Principals Association (IPA)
ELN Director


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

12:25pm

Google Certifications 101
Do you have questions about Google certification and don't know where to get started? Come learn about Google Level 1 and 2 certification and how to get started today.

Presenters

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

12:25pm

Interactive Learning Mixtape
Teaching "sit and get"? Not after this session!  We tried two strategies: a stronger “good pedagogy” component, and including more “interactive” activities in our teachign. We will explain our transition, and then participants will engage in a “mixtape” of the best activities.


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

12:25pm

Let's Team Up! Getting Started with Microsoft Teams
How do we support teachers and students who are challenged to learn in an increasingly collaborative and mobile environments? Microsoft Teams creates an ideal digital hub for teachers to deliver instruction, enhance learning, and interact in a rich and engaging online space.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


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

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".

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Michael

Kevin Michael

Instructional Technology Coach, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64
Kevin Michael has been an educator for over 15 years, with experience ranging from pre-K through high school. He currently works as an Instructional Technology Coach in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64, and previously taught in his own classroom for 10 years (grades 4/5). Kevin... Read More →
avatar for Julie Powell

Julie Powell

Instructional Technology Coach, Park Ridge-Niles CCSD 64
Julie is her 10th year in the education field and her 3rd year as an Instructional Technology Coach. She previously taught middle school STEM and Mathematics. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from NIU and her masters in Educational Technology Leadership... Read More →


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

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!

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy Rinkel

Jeremy Rinkel

English Teacher, Cowden Herrick High School
Jeremy is a husband, father, high school English teacher and Yoga Teacher. He has earned a Masters in Educational Policy from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Teaching from Greenville University. His goal is to inspire students, teachers and anyone he comes into contact... Read More →


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

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)

Presenters
avatar for Pete Dulany

Pete Dulany

President / Founder, Dulany Consulting Inc.
President / Founder


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

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 D

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?

Presenters
avatar for Beth Rihtar

Beth Rihtar

Instructional Technology Coach, Emerson Middle School
Beth Rihtar is in her 6th year as an Instructional Technology Coach with District 64. Beth is passionate about providing relevant professional development and likes editing media and creating new things. She’s a certified music teacher, and you can follow her on Twitter @bethri... Read More →



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.

Presenters
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District\'s 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


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

1:35pm

Empowering Educators with Microsoft Innovative Educators
Join Microsoft's Education Team to learn how to create a Microsoft Innovative Educator account, access the education community, training materials and resources to create a more modern learning experience in the classroom all while becoming a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator.


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Alicia Duell

Alicia Duell

Director of Technology & Information Services, Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21
Alicia Duell is the Director of Technology and Information Services for Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21. Prior to her experience in district-level technology leadership, Alicia was a school librarian. The ever-increasing levels of technology integration in schools... Read More →


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!

Presenters
avatar for Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle

Instructional Coach, Central Community Unit School District 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 year... Read More →



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.

Presenters
AH

Angela Hebrink

Social Studies Teacher, Minooka Junior High School


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.

Presenters
avatar for Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan

Network Administrator, Trico Community Unit School Distrtict # 176
avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Illinois State University, Normal
Special education educator for 20+ years and currently a content specialist for learning supports with Illinois State University/ISBE. Masters degrees in Special Education and Learning and Technology. My team and I have been creating resources for Illinois teachers for 5 years. As... Read More →


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.

Presenters
avatar for Nanci Greene

Nanci Greene

Innovative Learning Coach, Bloomingdale SD 13



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.

Presenters

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

1:35pm

Securing your School District with Fortinet
Review technologies used to secure your environment from hackers and malware. We will discuss some best practices, tools and tips.

With more than 340,000 customers, Fortinet is the fastest-growing enterprise network security company in the world and the No. 1 most-adopted network security solution with over 198 education institutions in Illinois using Fortinet. Fortinet’s solution delivers everything needed for reliable, effective security: top-rated technology and threat intelligence, faster performance, and a unique fabric approach to cover all attack surfaces and reduce complexity. The Fortinet Security Fabric architecture consists of a wide set of technologies that work together and are supported by a single source of threat intelligence to eliminate security gaps in the network and respond to any attack vector. It can secure the core school infrastructure and ensure academic activities are uninterrupted and sustained via internal segmentation for additional protection while not degrading performance. Extending this principle beyond the core infrastructure, security is interwoven throughout the different areas of the school network, including third parties via an open API architecture that ensures complexity can be reduced and security simplified.

Presenters

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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Urbaniak

Greg Urbaniak

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment, Grant Community High School District 124, Fox Lake



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.

Presenters
avatar for Jennnifer Smith

Jennnifer Smith

I teach 8th grade science and am always looking for new ways to better incorporate technology into the classroom. I am also responsible for supervising our school's makerspace.


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 D

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!

Presenters
avatar for Aaron Celmer

Aaron Celmer

Instructional Coach, Woodstock Community Unit School District 200


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.

Presenters

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.

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 sessions... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Modern Endpoint Management (MEM) with SCCM and Intune
This overview session will cover how SCCM and Intune can easily manage your Windows, iOS, Android and MacOS devices.

Presenters

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

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
Capital V

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.

Presenters
avatar for Bridgette Nicholson

Bridgette Nicholson

Occupational Therapist/Inclusive Technology Consultant
STILL excited about the difference technology can make, after 32 years of working with kids! Technology grows and changes so quickly, we need to constantly learn and figure out how tech. can make a significant difference for student learning and achievement! Consulting in N. Illi... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters

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

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!

Presenters
avatar for Julie Powell

Julie Powell

Instructional Technology Coach, Park Ridge-Niles CCSD 64
Julie is her 10th year in the education field and her 3rd year as an Instructional Technology Coach. She previously taught middle school STEM and Mathematics. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from NIU and her masters in Educational Technology Leadership... Read More →


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.

Presenters
avatar for Lesley Grady

Lesley Grady

Computer Skills Teacher, Central Elementary School
Lesley Grady, (BSED '92, SIU-E) has been teaching in the field of technology for 24 years. Whether teaching pre-computers skills to preschoolers, advanced skills to elementary and gifted students or writing computer curriculum for Belleville AmeriCorps, she has grown from Apple 2E's... Read More →


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

Google Pro Tips - Keyboard Shortcuts, Awesome Extensions, Geek Moves and more.
Ever wonder how your tech specialist whizzes through the GSuite, solving problems in seconds, seemingly performing magic in the process? Want to learn the best keyboard shortcuts, Chrome extensions and other cool moves to save time and impress your friends? In this session, we’ll reveal some of the best pro tips around in various GSuite apps from Docs and Sheets to YouTube and Google Chrome. Walk in as an everyday educator, walk out as a certified tech geek.




Presenters
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District\'s 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Nicole Zumpano

Nicole Zumpano

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator, Learning Technology Center
Hi All! My name is Nicole Zumpano. I have been in education for 27 years (15 of those years as a 4th-grade teacher, 10 as a technology coach and now a RETC). I am an adjunct Instructor at Dominican, National Louis, and Michigan State teaching graduate students the power of technology... Read More →



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.

Presenters

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.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Waldvogel

Jennifer Waldvogel

TOSA, Yorkville School District
Jen Waldvogel fell in love with teaching because she’s an optimist at heart and believes the possibilities inside classrooms are endless. She currently serves as a Teacher on Special Assignment for Technology Integration in Yorkville District 115, working alongside students, teachers... Read More →



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.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wielgus

Mike Wielgus

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad CUSD #2
Mike Wielgus just began his 21st year in education and third year as a full time K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. He has led technology in-service trainings in his district for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to consult and train staff in neighboring school districts... Read More →


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.

Presenters
avatar for Sean Scanlon

Sean Scanlon

Director of Instructional Technology, Marian Catholic High School
I am an Apple Certified Teacher, Google Trainer and a former Schoology Ambassador. I have presented at various conferences around the country. Masters in Educational Leadership. 25 yrs of teaching Social Studies, Business, and Video/Photography. 18 years working with educational... Read More →


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.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Borst

Christine Borst

Physics Teacher / Technology and Innovation Facilitator, Sandburg High School
Christine Borst has been teaching at Carl Sandburg High School for 21 years. She is currently teaching Academic Physics and is a Technology Innovation Facilitator. Christine has her master’s degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University. Christine is a Google Certified Level... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
KR

Katie Ricketts

Special Education Teacher, Prairie Central High School


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.

Presenters
avatar for Carissa Gillespie

Carissa Gillespie

Educator/Speaker, Proviso West HS
Passionate about students, parents and teachers and the ties that bind them. I have presented nationally and locally on Teens and Social Media and Classroom Management.


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!

Presenters

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!

Presenters
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.

Presenters

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

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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Anne Kasa

Anne Kasa

Instructional Coach, Troy CCSD 30c
I am currently enjoying life as an instructional coach for Troy 30c in an elementary building. In the past, I have been a reading specialist, primary, intermediate, and middle school classroom teacher. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time traveling with my husband, seeing live... Read More →


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!

Presenters
avatar for Alex T. Valencic

Alex T. Valencic

21st Century Coordinator, Freeport School District #145


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Skinner

Amanda Skinner

Technology Integration Specialist, Pana CUSD #8


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.

Presenters
avatar for Sean Scanlon

Sean Scanlon

Director of Instructional Technology, Marian Catholic High School
I am an Apple Certified Teacher, Google Trainer and a former Schoology Ambassador. I have presented at various conferences around the country. Masters in Educational Leadership. 25 yrs of teaching Social Studies, Business, and Video/Photography. 18 years working with educational... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Zilly

Lindsay Zilly

Director of Professional Learning, IDEA
Lindsay Zilly is the Director of Professional Learning for Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. In this position, she is able to create meaningful professional learning experiences for educators, help connect teachers to experts and provide instructional support for educators in the... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Leah Herold

Leah Herold

Instructional Coach, leah.herold@central301.net
Leah Herold is in her fourth year of being an Instructional Coach in Central District #301. Prior to this position, she taught 4th grade for nine years. She enjoys supporting teachers and students in their journey of incorporating technology and other strategies to support student... Read More →
avatar for Gail Stover

Gail Stover

Instructional Coach K-5, CCUSD 301
Gail Stover is in her 18th year as an educator in Central District #301 with the last five years as an Instructional Coach Coaching position, Gail has taught Kindergarten, Second and Fifth Grade. Prior to moving into education, Gail worked in the business world for 20+ years. Gail... Read More →


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.

Presenters
avatar for Micah Miner

Micah Miner

District 89 Instructional Technology Coordinator, MAYWOOD-MELROSE PARK-BROADVIEW 89
Instructional Tech Coordinator @D89. I work with a talented InTech team who are committed to helping teachers and students use tech to help everyone learn more.


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

11:00am

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 11:00am - 11:50am
Governor

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!

Presenters
avatar for Sherry Hardy

Sherry Hardy

Westview Elementary
3rd grade teacher trying to change the world by making relationships my main priority in the classroom...and in life!


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.

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Johnson

Nancy Johnson

Teacher
Tech/Media Consultant


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.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Tombs

Matthew Tombs

Digital Learning Coach, East Maine School District 63
Matt Tombs has been a Digital Learning Coach for East Maine SD 63 since 2016, where he coaches teachers on how to effectively integrate technology tools into the classroom environment by focusing on the SAMR Model. Prior to that, he taught 4th grade in Arlington Heights SD 25, and... Read More →


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!

Presenters
avatar for Don Sturm

Don Sturm

Technology Integration Specialist/Instructional Coach, Morton CUSD #709
Don has been an educator for 29 years. He spent 23 years as a high school social studies teacher and now serves his district as a technology specialist/instructional coach. He is passionate about creating and nurturing tough conversations about education with all stakeholders.


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

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).

Presenters
KG

Kara Gehlbach

6th/7th Grade Math Teacher, Illini Central CUSD 189
avatar for Candace Morrisson

Candace Morrisson

Middle School English Teacher, Warrensburg Latham CUSD #11


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

11:00am

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.

Presenters
avatar for Kerri Young

Kerri Young

Digital Literacy Teacher, Marion Unit #2
Kerri Young is a digital literacy teacher in the Southern Illinois community of Marion. She is currently in her 15th year of teaching and loves introducing her primary students to the wonderful world of technology. Prior to this assignment, she taught one year of 4th/5th grade reading... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Borst

Christine Borst

Physics Teacher / Technology and Innovation Facilitator, Sandburg High School
Christine Borst has been teaching at Carl Sandburg High School for 21 years. She is currently teaching Academic Physics and is a Technology Innovation Facilitator. Christine has her master’s degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University. Christine is a Google Certified Level... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Jake Koniak

Jake Koniak

Technology Integrationist 9-12 and 3-4, TCUSD #3
I live and work in the community of Taylorville, IL with my wonderful wife (also a teacher) and two beautiful daughters. I have taught and coached in central Illinois for the last 12 years. My most recent move has been from the Social Studies classroom to the role of technology/innovative... Read More →



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.

Presenters

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.

Presenters
avatar for John Langley

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 objectives... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Free Turnkey Resources for E-Learning Days and Advisory
Leverage your homeroom advisory time or e-learning days to equip students with the critical life skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom. EVERFI's digital resources focus on these essential skills, including financial literacy, college and career readiness, social skills, mental wellness, bullying, substance abuse prevention, and more. They are pre-prepped, standards-aligned, and student-directed, with assessments built-in - making them perfect for e-learning days, advisory, or any time! The online lessons are aligned to state and national standards. Best of all? They're available at absolutely NO COST to schools, thanks to local sponsors.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Gwynne

Ben Gwynne

Director of K-12 Programs, EVERFI
Director of K-12 Programs


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

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!

Presenters
KG

Kara Gehlbach

6th/7th Grade Math Teacher, Illini Central CUSD 189


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!

Presenters

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.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Brehm

Mike Brehm

Technology Consultant, Brehm Technology Consulting
After retiring from public education in 2016, I continue to provide technology services to several entities throughout my immediate geographic area. I also have time to sharpen my golf skills!


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.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Borst

Christine Borst

Physics Teacher / Technology and Innovation Facilitator, Sandburg High School
Christine Borst has been teaching at Carl Sandburg High School for 21 years. She is currently teaching Academic Physics and is a Technology Innovation Facilitator. Christine has her master’s degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University. Christine is a Google Certified Level... Read More →
avatar for Desi Vuillaume

Desi Vuillaume

Teacher / Technology Integration Facilitator, Carl Sandburg High School
Carl Sandburg High School - Psychology Teacher and Technology Integration Facilitator - Level 2 Certified Google Educator


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.

Presenters
avatar for Jackie Blumer

Jackie Blumer

6-7th Grade Science Teacher, AIAA-STL STEM Chair, Greenville Jr. High School
I am a crazy 6-7th grade science teacher. I love teaching students and colleagues about anything associated with STEM. I am the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics St. Louis STEM Coordinator.



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

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!

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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.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Cipfl

Joe Cipfl

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator, Learning Technology Center of Illinois
Joe Cipfl is the Regional Educational Technology Coordinator in southern Illinois for the Learning Technology Center (LTC), the leading Illinois organization that delivers technology and educational services to all K-12 school districts in the state. He facilitates professional learning... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for John Langley

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 objectives... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Everything I know about Teaching I learned from Jimmy Fallon.
From #IETC in the heart of the Crowne Plaza this is "Everything I know about PD I learned from Jimmy Fallon." In this fun and entertaining session come learn some team building activities, brain breaks and other gamification tools a la Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, and Hollywood Game Network. Get inspired by the kings and queens of comedy and give new life to some old favorite games and tricks of the trade. Attendees will leave with an entire slidedeck of brain breaks, learning, and team building games and engaging video hooks to kick off any professional learning session the right way!

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Zilly

Lindsay Zilly

Director of Professional Learning, IDEA
Lindsay Zilly is the Director of Professional Learning for Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. In this position, she is able to create meaningful professional learning experiences for educators, help connect teachers to experts and provide instructional support for educators in the... Read More →


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

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.

Presenters
avatar for Krystal Wilson

Krystal Wilson

English Teacher, Harrisburg High School
I love all things educational technology. I teach high school English and have a special passion for at risk students and reluctant learners. I am also a Board Certified Genealogist and entrepreneur. I am an advocate for local history preservation and director of our local museum... Read More →


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

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.

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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.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Fierro

Melissa Fierro

Technology Integration Specialist, Kankakee School District 111
Melissa Fierro is Kankakee School District 111's Technology Integration Specialist. Mrs. Fierro earned a Master's of Education from the University of Illinois in Leadership and Design with a focus on Instructional Technology in December of 2016. Her goals and aspirations for the district... Read More →


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


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