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Thursday, November 14
 

9:45am

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

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

11:15am

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

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

12:25pm

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

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avatar for Jonathan Margolin

Jonathan Margolin

Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research
I have been evaluating educational technology programs since 2001. I have evaluated the 1:1 roll-out of a large urban district, online learning programs, and blended learning initiatives. My most recent study examined the technology integration practices of rural educators.


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

1:35pm

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

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avatar for Steve Baule

Steve Baule

University of Wisconsin-Superior


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

3:00pm

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

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avatar for Don Sturm

Don Sturm

Technology Integration Specialist, Morton CUSD #709


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

3:00pm

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

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avatar for Joseph Tita

Joseph Tita

Manager of Instructional Technology, Lake Park High School District 108


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

8:00am

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

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Erin Legendre

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Red Bud High School
Erin is an instructional coach from Red Bud School District, which serves 1000 students in rural southern Illinois. Erin is on a mission to transform her district’s instruction to promote meaningful and impactful learning for all students. Fortunate to spend 13 years in the classroom... Read More →


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

9:00am

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

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

11:00am

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

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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 11:00am - 11:50am
Capital II

1:00pm

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

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avatar for Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86



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

1:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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


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