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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, November 15
 

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
 


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