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Thursday, November 14
 

9:45am

Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy in a World of Memes and Fake News
Presenters
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Senior Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 25 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. An innovator in the creation and organization of online learning... Read More →


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

9:45am

That’s The SHEET
Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Leban

Jennifer Leban

Creative Technology Teacher, Elmhurst CUSD 205
Jennifer Leban is a 2020 IL State Teacher of the Year Finalist and 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow. A National Board Certified Teacher, Jennifer teaches creative technology and visual arts classes at Sandburg Middle School in Elmhurst, IL. In 2018, Jennifer was... Read More →
avatar for Terence White

Terence White

Terence is a Technology Learning Coach at Scott School in Melrose Park, Illinois. In his 9th year of education, Terence is extremely passionate about equity, technology and instilling the love of learning in his students and teachers. As a Certified Google Educator and Innovator... Read More →



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

11:15am

GeoCraft: Google Geo Tools
This session explores Google Tour Creator, Tour Builder, and My Maps as instructional, building tools for K-12 classrooms that can be integrated into Google Earth. Tour Builder & My Maps also allow users to share places visited and relate course-specific content. Participants will also learn geeky steps in bringing Geo Tools together for powerful classroom applications.

Presenters
avatar for Micah Shippee

Micah Shippee

Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Teacher, Google Earth Education Expert
Micah Shippee, PhD is a social studies teacher and educational technology trainer with two decades of experience. Micah is listed by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in EdTech for 2019-2020. He works to bridge the gap between research and practice in the educational sector... Read More →


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

11:15am

Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences 
There are some lessons that a lecture and a slide deck just cannot teach. What do these lessons have in common? Many educational trends such as AR/VR technology, Action Civics and PBL have and their core one key idea: SITUATED COGNITION. How can we work to create more meaningful experiences for our students and tap into the great power Immersive Learning.

Presenters
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Senior Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 25 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. An innovator in the creation and organization of online learning... Read More →


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

12:25pm

Key Levers for Maximizing School Change
The best schools are using some of the same tactics to move forward in their efforts to redesign learning and schools. These tactics, based in research, allow schools to shift their work to areas that make a powerful difference for the lives of all students. This session synthesizes the work of many schools around their country and their success in supporting the whole child.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon

School District of University City
Dr. Robert Dillon has served as a thought leader in education over the last twenty years as a teacher, principal, and director of innovation. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. Dr. Dillon serves on... Read More →


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

12:25pm

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You
We all have the same 24 hours in a day - so why are some people killing it and others struggling to get by? This engaging session looks to neuroscience to help provide strategies to cure the nemesis that is time management.

Presenters
avatar for PJ Caposey

PJ Caposey

Superintendent / Author, Meridian CUSD 223
Award winning educator, author x 7, keynote speaker. https://www.amazon.com/P.-J.-Caposey/e/B00DVY1BMI%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share



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

1:35pm

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!: 360-degree virtual field trips
This session explores the exciting world of 360-degree images from all over the world. Bring a place, nearly any place, to your students! Participants will explore visual content curated through Google Street View and viewable as 360 pics and/or Google Cardboard. With hands-on experience, attendees will learn to access this information and create their own!

Presenters
avatar for Micah Shippee

Micah Shippee

Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Teacher, Google Earth Education Expert
Micah Shippee, PhD is a social studies teacher and educational technology trainer with two decades of experience. Micah is listed by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in EdTech for 2019-2020. He works to bridge the gap between research and practice in the educational sector... Read More →


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

1:35pm

Starting the Learning Space Design Conversation
Key questions are emerging in the conversations happening in schools around learning space design. This session looks at nine key questions that when considered by all stakeholders can bring a new lens to how to design spaces that impact learning. These questions support all teachers, and they are designed to be used with all school buildings from the oldest to the new build.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon

School District of University City
Dr. Robert Dillon has served as a thought leader in education over the last twenty years as a teacher, principal, and director of innovation. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. Dr. Dillon serves on... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Leading Innovation in Civic Education: Preparing Citizens for a Modern World
Presenters
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Senior Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 25 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. An innovator in the creation and organization of online learning... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza B

3:00pm

Tyranny of the Status Quo
Organizational and personal change are hard but necessary. This presentation calls on facts, figures, and trends to help provide strategies for personal, professional, and organizational growth.

Presenters
avatar for PJ Caposey

PJ Caposey

Superintendent / Author, Meridian CUSD 223
Award winning educator, author x 7, keynote speaker. https://www.amazon.com/P.-J.-Caposey/e/B00DVY1BMI%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share



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

8:00am

Healthy Grading
What is all this talk about “fair” grading? Teachers all around the world battle it out on Twitter, Facebook, blog posts, and even with parents - Let’s teach responsibility! I want to hold my students accountable! Let’s get rid of the five-paragraph essay! No more grades at all! But what is behind all of that discussion? And how can you apply solid ideas to your current situation? Key ideas about grading will be discussed by participants in this hands-on session. With the presenter as a guide, we’ll decide if certain “status quo” ideas are necessary in a classroom, nice to have, or if they should be taken out of the equation completely.

Presenters
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

7th grade ELA Teacher, Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 25th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... Read More →



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

8:00am

The Power of Gamification
Start revving up your classroom engagement by applying effective game mechanics to your course design. Begin to create playful, personalized, and powerful learning experiences for your students by thinking like a game designer by using effective game mechanics. No matter what age you teach, how much technology you have, or how much you play games this session will help you see your classroom through a new lens and begin to construct experiences that impact students forever.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

National Speaker, Author of #XPlap, Host of the #WellPlayed Podcast, @ASCD Emerging Leader, Techie, and Game-Based Learning/Gamification Sherpa
National Speaker, Author of #XPlap, Host of the #WellPlayed Podcast, @ASCD Emerging Leader, Techie, and Game-Based Learning/Gamification SherpaListen to Michael on the Westside Personalized Podcast: http://westsidepersonalized.com/podcast/a-conversation-with-michael-matera-autho... Read More →


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

9:00am

Click Here, Comrade: Navigating Online Information in the 21st Century
Come learn specific tips and tricks to verify the authenticity and origin of online information.  Our democracy depends on it!

Presenters
avatar for Julie Smith

Julie Smith

professor, Webster University
Julie Smith teaches in the Media Communications Department at Webster University in St Louis. She is the author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World" and travels extensively speaking on the media, fake news, social media and classroom engagement... Read More →


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

11:00am

Visual Literacy and Fluency Skills in the Classroom
Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Leban

Jennifer Leban

Creative Technology Teacher, Elmhurst CUSD 205
Jennifer Leban is a 2020 IL State Teacher of the Year Finalist and 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow. A National Board Certified Teacher, Jennifer teaches creative technology and visual arts classes at Sandburg Middle School in Elmhurst, IL. In 2018, Jennifer was... Read More →
avatar for Terence White

Terence White

Terence is a Technology Learning Coach at Scott School in Melrose Park, Illinois. In his 9th year of education, Terence is extremely passionate about equity, technology and instilling the love of learning in his students and teachers. As a Certified Google Educator and Innovator... Read More →



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

1:00pm

Immersive Learning
Unlock your creativity and inspire the whole child as you discover how game inspired course design can transform the landscape of learning in your classroom and beyond. Learn how to create a classroom model where students dive deep into content, develop real world skills, and collaborate to tackle challenges and reach their full potential.  This make-and-take ideas session provides a treasure trove of tools, examples, and takeaways you can implement immediately. Push play, level up, and your course will never be the same…

Presenters
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

National Speaker, Author of #XPlap, Host of the #WellPlayed Podcast, @ASCD Emerging Leader, Techie, and Game-Based Learning/Gamification Sherpa
National Speaker, Author of #XPlap, Host of the #WellPlayed Podcast, @ASCD Emerging Leader, Techie, and Game-Based Learning/Gamification SherpaListen to Michael on the Westside Personalized Podcast: http://westsidepersonalized.com/podcast/a-conversation-with-michael-matera-autho... Read More →


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

1:00pm

 26 Things Every Educator Should Know About Social Media
Time for us to go WAY beyond “be nice online” and help our students understand terms of service, Googlebombing, deep fakes and textual poaching. Let’s help them realize the role they play in social media’s economic structure, how they use social media and how social media use THEM.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Smith

Julie Smith

professor, Webster University
Julie Smith teaches in the Media Communications Department at Webster University in St Louis. She is the author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World" and travels extensively speaking on the media, fake news, social media and classroom engagement... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Once Upon a Paper: Empower, Enhance and Support Learning with a Single Drawing
There’s a an incredible learner in each of us. An inner voice, an ultimate learner, an unwavering cheerleader, a fearless risk taker...it is our Learning Mascot! This hands-on, create and use session with connect you with a single, self created doodle that empowers us to draw, enhances our visual thinking, supports positive mindset and improves our learning.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Baughcum

Carrie Baughcum

Special Education Teacher, South Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Carrie Baughcum is an inspiration junkie, idea sharer, learning enthusiast and passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how. She is the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Special Education teacher in Arlington Heights School District 25 where she uses creative... Read More →


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

2:00pm

What’s the Hoopla over Personalized Learning?
What's the big hoopla over Genius Hour and other forms of personalized learning? Why hand over precious class time to the students? This session focuses on the many reasons WHY you should be doing passion-based learning in your classroom. If you are armed with the reasons why you'll have no choice but to jump in yourself. Be ready for the journey ahead!

Presenters
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

7th grade ELA Teacher, Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights, IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 25th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t... Read More →



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


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