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Thursday, November 14


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......


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


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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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


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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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.

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


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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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


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


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.


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


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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Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86

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

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