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Thursday, November 14
 

9:45am CST

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 CST
Sangamon C

9:45am CST

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 CST
Springfield

9:45am CST

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 CST
Plaza A

9:45am CST

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 the... Read More →


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

11:15am CST

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 Stefanie Crawford

Stefanie Crawford

Instructional Coach, Dunlap CUSD 323
Stefanie Crawford taught middle school ELA for 12 years and is now an instructional coach. Stefanie is passionate about learning, creating, and inspiring other educators. She has a real passion for classroom and PD gamification, sketchnotes, trying new things, and all things Harry... Read More →
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 CST
Springfield

11:15am CST

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
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Josh Knutson

ByteSpeed


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

11:15am CST

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 CST
Plaza A

11:15am CST

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 CST
Capital IV

11:15am CST

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 CST
Capital I

12:25pm CST

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 CST
Springfield

12:25pm CST

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 CST
Plaza A

12:25pm CST

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 CST
Plaza C

12:25pm CST

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 CST
Capital V

12:25pm CST

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 CST
Governor

12:25pm CST

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 CST
Sangamon C

1:35pm CST

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 CST
Capital IV

1:35pm CST

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 CST
Plaza D

1:35pm CST

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 CST
Sangamon C

1:35pm CST

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 CST
Capital V

1:35pm CST

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 Mike Doyle

Mike 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 CST
Springfield

1:35pm CST

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

Presenters
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Angela Hebrink

Social Studies Teacher, Minooka Junior High School


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

1:35pm CST

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 CST
Capital III

1:35pm CST

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 CST
Plaza C

1:35pm CST

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 CST
Governor

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Illinois

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Governor

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Plaza D

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Springfield

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Capital V

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Plaza C
 
Friday, November 15
 

8:00am CST

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 CST
Capital V

8:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza B

8:00am CST

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
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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 CST
Governor

8:00am CST

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 CST
Capital I

8:00am CST

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 CST
Capital III

8:00am CST

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 CST
Sangamon C

8:00am CST

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 Jen Waldvogel

Jen 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 CST
Springfield

8:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza C

8:00am CST

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 CST
Capital IV

8:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza A

9:00am CST

"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
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Katie Ricketts

Special Education Teacher, Prairie Central High School


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

9:00am CST

"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 CST
Sangamon C

9:00am CST

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

Music Teacher, Hoffman 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 CST
Capital IV

9:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza C

9:00am CST

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 CST
Illinois

9:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza A

9:00am CST

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 CST
Capital V

9:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza B

11:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza C

11:00am CST

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 CST
Capital IV

11:00am CST

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 CST
Capital III

11:00am CST

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 CST
Capital V

11:00am CST

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 CST
Springfield

11:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza B

11:00am CST

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 CST
Sangamon C

11:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza A

11:00am CST

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 CST
Plaza E

11:00am CST

“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 CST
Illinois

1:00pm CST

"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 CST
Springfield

1:00pm CST

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.

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

1:00pm CST

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 CST
Governor

1:00pm CST

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 CST
Capital IV

1:00pm CST

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 CST
Capital I

1:00pm CST

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 CST
Illinois

1:00pm CST

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 CST
Plaza C

2:00pm CST

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 CST
Capital I

2:00pm CST

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 CST
Plaza A

2:00pm CST

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 CST
Governor

2:00pm CST

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 CST
Capital III

2:00pm CST

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 CST
Plaza B

2:00pm CST

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 CST
Sangamon C

2:00pm CST

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 CST
Capital IV
 


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