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Thursday, November 15 • 3:50pm - 4:50pm
5-min. IGNITES: 1) LocatEd App, 2) CANCELED: Why I Teach Students to Pick Locks, 3) From 1:1 to 100%, 4) From "I can't" to "I did it!," 5) Finding Time to Lead, 6) Memes in Education, 7) SIT Conference, 8) VR is Becoming Reality in Schools, 9) Spark Sessi

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5 minute rapid-fire, 20-slide presentations:  
1) LocatED is a free service for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, librarians, and many more that makes it easy to connect and share so innovation can take root and grow in our schools.  
2) CANCELED: From Hour of Code to informational fluency, we try to teach our students the value of becoming technologically literate. What do we really teach them about being safe? How do students learn to protect their identity and data? In this spark session, we will take a look at aspects of security, from cyber to physical, that could be incorporated in our curriculums.
3) Going 1:1 with technology is the goal...and getting there with 30,000 students, staff and families is the part of the job. This presentation sets the stage for how the ARTEC Grant is helping the large community of Waukegan go 1:1 with professional development, parent engagement and personalized learning tools and apps that develop a new environment for learning.
4) Support parents who don't think they can help with "this new homework." Take these quick digital tools back today to schools today, and provide directly to families of students who may be struggling in the classroom.  
5) 21st century administrators are called upon to perform an increasing number of complex and time-consuming tasks. A Whitney M. Young Magnet High School administrator has created several customized web applications that increase efficiencies in student/teacher scheduling, mass communication, teacher observation documentation/scheduling, and the collection of school fees and purchases.
6) Whatever the topic may be, we have all enjoyed a Meme here or there. Irony, imagery, critical thinking are just a few ways Memes can be used in education. Come learn where to find them, how to create your own using Google Drawings, and engage your students.  
7) SIT Conference.
8) Over the past few years Virtual Reality (VR) has grown in popularity in schools due to Google Cardboard.  But the question is where do we go from here? Lets take a look at where VR is going, how to make students consumers of VR content, and more importantly creators.  And we will hit on the most important question of all, WHY should be we using VR in the classroom.


9) We have a group of teachers titled "Digital Classroom Leaders" within our district that encourage the use of technology in our district. We provide mini sessions monthly at our high school known as "Spark Sessions". We present information and support teachers. Our presentation will further explain our professional development model and goals.

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Joanna Carroll

Digital Learning Coach
Joanna Carroll is the Digital Learning Coach for Princeville CUSD 326. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google for Education Certified Innovator. In addition, she is the creator of the LocatED app which is a free app for educational professionals that makes it easy... Read More →

Heather English

Jacksonville High School
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Mike Jones

Teacher, BrainPOP
Mike Jones is a middle school science teacher for Metcalf, Illinois State University’s Lab School. He formerly taught STEM and science at Bloomington Public School District 87 in Illinois. Michael received his B.S in Middle School Education at Illinois State University. He later... Read More →
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Kimberly Priller

Middle School Math Interventionist, McLean County Unit 5
I am a tenth-year educator in middle school. I have not yet taught the same thing in back to back years, so efficiency is my game! I have taught grades 5-8 math, science, and social studies in three diverse districts, and have been very technology- and data-driven to help students... Read More →
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Taneesha Thomas

Instructional Technology Specialist, River Forest School District #90
Taneesha A. Thomas, MS. ED, is a certified Instructional Technologist, a Google Trainer, an Apple Teacher, an EdTech national presenter, as well as CEO of Flutter Tech LLC. She serves as a captain for Chicago’s Google Education Group, she has also presented at EdTechTeam Summits... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 3:50pm - 4:50pm CST
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703