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Wednesday, November 14
 

8:30am

It's the 4Cs
This hands-on and minds-on workshop will give educators an opportunity to explore the 4 Cs (Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity) and incorporate them into their classroom in their quest for innovation and risk taking with their students. Bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Instructional Coach
Kim Darche is a learner above all else and enjoys sharing her learningdiscoveries with other teachers, students, and administration! As an Instructional Learning Coach from Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences, she has been lucky enough to spread that learning... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Connect. Create. Collaborate: Building a Makerspace Lab
Participants will learn how to successfully design and implement a Makerspace that is articulated to foster 21st century learning skills. Topics will include: product selection and reviews, professional development ideas for educators, an arsenal of lesson plans and resources for teachers, and ideas on how to involve your local community. Come learn how District 66's integrated approach to making has helped create students who explore, tinker, invent, and create.

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Julie Tarvin

Digital Coach, Canton School District 66


Wednesday November 14, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Crash Course for Your Google “License”
Have you heard the hype about becoming Google Certified but you’re not sure where to start? At this session, Google Certified Trainers will lead through hands-on experiences that will increase your efficiency and expand student learning and creativity in your classroom. As an added bonus, we’ll give you tips and tricks to help you prepare to become a Google Level 1 Certified Educator!

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Vicki O'Boyle

Community Consolidated School District 15
avatar for Jill Schwartzers

Jill Schwartzers

LRC Teacher
Jill Schwartzers is a Library-Media Director, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a National Board Certified Teacher. She is passionate about creating and presenting professional development that is motivating, differentiated and practical. Jill thrives on collaborating with... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

CS Fundamentals - Code.org
This training will cover content for six courses of the Code.org CS Fundamentals. You will receive an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Workshop attendees will also receive a bag of Code.org swag and a printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans, as well as classroom supplies for the unplugged activities.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Phelps

Sarah Phelps

Elementary Computer Teacher, Triad CUSD 2
I have been a teacher for the last 10 years. I have always had a passion for STEM education, and recently I became the elementary computer science teacher for our whole district. This program is fairly unique for our area, so I’ve had to do a lot of research in order to produce... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

G Suite for Education Technical Retreat Overview
A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education. This one day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment. That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group. These deep dives will include Admin console settings, approaches and rollout planning as well as common use cases for each topic. The day will be completed with a showcase of tips and useful tools for G Suite administrators to more efficiently manage and gain visibility. Finally a Q&A period rounds off the day to give the opportunity to dive deeper into discussed topics or to explore other questions and aspects of G Suite for Education.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Benson

Melissa Benson

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT
A G Suite Certified Administrator with over 10 years of hands-on experience in the G Suite Admin Console within K-12 schools. Melissa brings insights from working within K-12 school districts and now at Amplified IT as a Google for Education Consultant, she continues to help schools... Read More →


Wednesday November 14, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Program Evaluation for 1:1 Instructional Models in K-12 Education (Administrator Academy #1447)
The purpose of this academy is to help administrators evaluate a One to One technology program whether currently in place or being planned. Participants will develop a program evaluation rubric that covers the following facets of a 1:1 Program: 1) the technology infrastructure and how to measure its efficiency and effectiveness; 2) the polices in place to support the program; 3) the hardware and software in place; 4) the technology support to provide for break/fix, etc.; 5) the staff development for startup and for ongoing support; 6) an instructional plan to ensure adequate access and flexibility for success; and 7) a student growth model to determine the impact of 1:1 devices.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Baule

Steve Baule

Steve has had a strong history of designing and implementing effective technology programs to support instruction in K-12 schools. He was named one of the 120 #FutureReady superintendents by President Obama in 2014. He was named as the IASA/U of Illinois Van Miller Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner... Read More →



Wednesday November 14, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:30pm

Full STEAM Ahead
Science Technology Engineering Art Math. Incorporate STEAM learning at all grade levels. Using STEAM and collaborative learning, students program and create art in the same lesson. Fully embrace STEAM activities, with hands on demonstrations using Code and Go Robot, Lego WeDo and Sphero Sprk+. Learn how to grow your STEAM program as your students grow, from picture coding, to drawing and painting with robots, to block coding and text.

All information for this presentation is available at:

https://sites.google.com/sps186.org/full-steam-ahead-ietc-2018/home 

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Wednesday November 14, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703
 
Thursday, November 15
 

7:30am

Exhibit Hall Open / Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Closed for Lunch

Thursday November 15, 2018 7:30am - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:30am

Keynote Presentation: Heart Centered Teaching in a Data Driven World
How can we balance heart centered teaching in a data driven world?  If data is in the driver’s seat, heart centered teaching is the motor that makes the data move forward.  It’s evident that data is driving educational policy and decision making; however, research tells us that teachers matter, relationships matter, and classroom culture impacts student success.  Yet, scores, data, and impersonal technology continue to be an incredibly powerful influence in and out of the classroom. How can we make the impersonal personal and leverage powerful human connections to help grow more than data, to help grow relationships with our students? Heart centered teaching in a data driven, technology driven world is a challenge we must rise to meet.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Schroeder

Shannon Schroeder

Language Arts Teacher, Homer CCSD 33C
Shannon Schroeder, ICE 2017 Educator of the Year, is a Google Certified Trainer who teaches eighth grade Language Arts at Homer Jr. High in Homer Glen. She is passionate about teaching with craftsmanship, meaningful technology integration, and candy! Shannon passionately explores... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Ballroom Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Accessibility: What is it, and why is it a law?
This session will focus on what is accessibility and the multiple areas that it covers. We discuss what are current laws and requirements along with new changes that took place early 2018. We will discuss who is responsible for accessibility, what they are responsible for, and how to best meet those responsibilities. We will discuss what are the best plans for action for schools and districts that are faced with accessibility issues.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Schlouski

TJ Schlouski

Director of Assistive Technology Services, Illinois Assistive Technology Program


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

CANCELED 11/15 due to weather: Creating a Culture of Learning in a 1:1 Environment
CANCELED

Speakers
avatar for Mike Jones

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 →
avatar for Kristi Sutter

Kristi Sutter

Instructional Facilitator, Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School
Middle School Makerspace teacher and Instructional Facilitator at Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School on the campus of Illinois State University.


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Featured Presentation: The Best PLC is TLC: Relationship Building for Teams
Together we will collaborate with each other and learn how to improve the culture in our school environments. As team members, leaders and coaches we strive to build and sustain relationships within our school communities. We will share some of our most successful strategies and activities to foster connections.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Instructional Coach
Kim Darche is a learner above all else and enjoys sharing her learningdiscoveries with other teachers, students, and administration! As an Instructional Learning Coach from Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences, she has been lucky enough to spread that learning... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

From "I can't" to "I did it!" -- Formative Assessments for Student Intervention
Take free/low-cost tech options back to your classroom to support struggling students. Ideas will be provided to identify student needs early in learning, to support student success, and to provide intervention when needed so that no student is left behind.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Priller

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 →



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Get Connected
In today’s world technology seems to be increasing our level of disconnect and harming students ability to communicate. This doesn’t have to be the case in our classroom. As educators, we can use technology to maximize our connections to students and families and to help students build communication skills. In this session, attendees will explore strategies and resources for connecting such as Seesaw, Remind, and Screencastify.

Speakers
avatar for Niki Egelhoff

Niki Egelhoff

Teacher, Jersey Community Middle School


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Google Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Workflow
Is your Drive a mess? Do you need some organizational how-tos? Come learn some Google tips and tricks to improve your workflow. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail and other Google tools will be addressed.  View my tip sheet here: http://bit.ly/GoogleTipsIETC

 


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Zumpano

Nicole Zumpano

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator, Learning Technology Center
Hi All! My name is Nicole Zumpano. I have been in education for 27 years (15 of those years as a 4th-grade teacher, 10 as a technology coach and now a RETC). I am an adjunct Instructor at Dominican, National Louis, and Michigan State teaching graduate students the power of technology... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

K-12 Cybersecurity Best Practices
We will look at some best practices that can be implemented to protect your School District's network and computer systems as well as safeguard the information of your staff, teachers, and students. The threats or attacks may be phishing, DDOS, ransomware, viruses, or just mishandling of data. School Districts need to know the risks, protect their systems, and be able to respond if something happens. Let's examine K-12 Cybersecurity Best Practices together.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wherley

Chris Wherley

Network and Technology Services Coordinator, Illinois LTC
Chris Wherley is the Network and Technology Services Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Prior to joining the LTC, Chris was the Director of Technology at an Illinois K-12 Public School District for 21 years and gained a broad knowledge of technologies... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Making Chromebooks with Neverware
Why recycle old desktops and laptops when they can be turned into Chromebooks? Many districts are turning to Cloudready by Neverware to extend the life and use of older laptops and desktops. Bringing older machines into the Google Admin Console is a sure fire plus and saving big bucks by not having to purchase new hardware is a no brainer! It's easy to install and maintain. Come see how to bring Cloudready to your district while saving valuable resources!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Brehm

Mike Brehm

Technology Consultant, Brehm Technology Consulting
After retiring from public education in 2016, I continue to provide technology services to several entities throughout my immediate geographic area. I also have time to sharpen my golf skills!


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Once You Go Paperless, You Never Go Back!
Lost in a sea of papers to grade everyday? Dreading proofreading those rough drafts? Fear stricken at the thought of the copy machine jamming again as you make your copies for the coming week? Well, fear no more! Google Classroom is here to save the day and make your life easier! Participants will learn how to get started using one of Google's most interactive applications, Classroom. Come see how Classroom can increase your productivity and free up time in your day!

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Stephanie Hill

Technology Teacher, Jonesboro Grade School
I am a middle school technology teacher who is a Google Nut! I love Google and its products. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and an ICE of Southern Illinois member.


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Set the Stage to Engage
Get all the latest (and classroom tested) tools, apps, and websites to help engage your students throughout their learning! These are the best (and FREE) tools to help your students become interactive learners in the 21st century classroom with any subject level AND any grade level! Check out the presentation! https://goo.gl/dpha31


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Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Techy Tips and Virtual Trips
Escape the classroom without leaving your seat. Open resources on the web provide virtual tours of locations all over the world. Free resources for teaching and learning - We know they exist, but which ones are the best? I will share some of my favorite educational blogs, sites etc. where you can see what others are having success with. More Google Apps and Extensions - I know you already use them, but some you may have not tried. Many integrate nicely with Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Mitchell

Connie Mitchell

Middle School Tech Staff, TCUSD3


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

The Google Infused Classroom
Experience our Google infused classroom as a student while gaining project ideas for a variety of content areas and grade levels. Personalize your learning by selecting projects of your choice that include a variety of Google apps as well as other free resources that use Google logins. Also, learn how your Google Classroom can host your students’ one-stop-shop for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Buteau

Erin Buteau

Instructional Tech Coach, Joliet Public School District 86
Erin Buteau is currently an Instructional Tech Coach with JPSD86 and has been for 10 years. In the past, she has taught middle school math and primary SpEd along with "Teaching with Technology" at Chicago State University and Lewis University. Erin is a digital native who has been... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Ozobots in the Classroom (Playground)
Ozobot is an amazing little robot that uses color sensors to follow a line or execute color codes. Find out fun ways to incorporate this robot into your classroom to increase engagement during content or teach beginning computer science skills!


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Phelps

Sarah Phelps

Elementary Computer Teacher, Triad CUSD 2
I have been a teacher for the last 10 years. I have always had a passion for STEM education, and recently I became the elementary computer science teacher for our whole district. This program is fairly unique for our area, so I’ve had to do a lot of research in order to produce... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Caching 101: What does real world data tell us about the impact of caching in schools?
Sergio Villegas - sergio.villegas@appliansys.com
Thanks to E-rate funding, schools across the United States have been able to upgrade bandwidth year-on-year as they cater for growing use of technology in class. But districts are finding that bandwidth alone isn't enough. Even the largest connections fail to guarantee delivery of web-based content and applications at the speeds required for teachers and students to benefit from personalized learning approaches.

One solution that many have turned to is web caching. Added to E-rate's Eligible Services List in 2015, caching stores web content the first time it is requested and serves repeat requests at LAN speed.

This presentation dives into web traffic data at a number of districts that have deployed caches to help technical teams understand precisely how caching helps achieve speed and eliminate classroom congestion.

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ByteSpeed

Sergio Villegas, Vendor Speaker


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:30am

Reading for Meaning with Read Naturally Live
Carol Ann Kane - ck@carolannkane.com
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies:  teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring.  Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers.  These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally™s web-based software program, Read Live.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Ann Kane

Carol Ann Kane

Reading Specialist/Consultant, Read Naturally Inc.


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Break & Prizes -- IETC.AlludoLearning.com
Complete activities to be registered for raffle prizes.
Login at:  IETC.AlludoLearning.com

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Exhibit Hall Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

#MullsMath
Think math is black and white and done only with pencil and paper? Come see ways that you can move your math class into the 21st century with daily doses of technology that enhance the learning process. Find out what apps I use, what activities the students complete and how to take previously assigned work and turn it into virtual work all using the Chromebook.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

3DX
Engage your elementary students in critical thinking 3D printing projects which meet STEM goals for your school. These tangible activities will motivate and inspire your students, and introduce them to problem solving with the Design Thinking method.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Digital Trophy Case
Experience, hands-on, how Meridian High School was able to use a digital trophy case to solve space issues in a tech-savvy way. Through the help of Nanonation, this school was able to make old yearbooks, dating back to the 1920's accessible to every school visitor. The possibilities for providing school history to your community are endless. The best part, students raised money for the entire project--two of them will be on hand to answer questions.

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Sheila Moore

English Teacher, Meridian High School


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Genetics: "Cut" out the Cutting and Pasting!
Karyotypes are an important tool for geneticists. A typical biology lesson on karyotyping involves intensive cutting and pasting chromosomes, but now you can "cut" out the middle man by using Google Drawings. Students will learn how geneticists perform a karyotype and answer questions based on the genetic mutation they are presented with. This online lab activity can be used for any basic biology class during the meiosis or genetics unit.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Hip Hop Hooray: Utilizing Flocabulary to Increase Engagement, Content Learning & Academic Language Acquisition
Flocabulary is a powerful resource for increasing student engagement, content learning, and academic language acquisition in ALL content areas, including SEL. In addition to ingenious raps created by working hip hop artists, Flocab offers a powerful Lyric Lab feature, where students write their own raps using the videos’ vocabulary. Come for a chance to see Flocab in action and to explore its intuitive, student-friendly features.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Duell

Alicia Duell

Director of Technology & Information Services, Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21
Alicia Duell is the Director of Technology and Information Services for Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21. Prior to her experience in district-level technology leadership, Alicia was a school librarian. The ever-increasing levels of technology integration in schools... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

It's All Scientific: Using iPads in the Elementary Science class
Students in 4th and 5th grade will share a variety of ways we use iPads in our science curriculum. Examples of student projects and reports will be on display as well as the student’s sharing about their iPad use during science. Some programs discussed are LeafSnap, Keynote, ShowMe, Thinglink, Tellagami, and more.


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Say goodbye to the 3 panel science fair posters - Say hello to web based science and STEM projects!
Science projects have gone viral! We will explore how utilize Google Apps for Education to design and communicate science discoveries to a global audience. Students participate in a Science Fair via multiple technological outlets through a digital platform. Each student is presenting their own personalized scientific investigation. Students can submit the following all on one platform: Videos, Slides, Spreadsheets, Documents

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Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Spark Your Story!
Are you ready to take those stories to the next level? Students use Adobe Spark and My Story to bring their everyday stories to life. Let them show you how to take the written stories and add some spark and color to them.

Speakers
avatar for Ami	Young

Ami Young

K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Dennis School
My name is Ami Young. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Integrating Technology in the Curriculum. I have twenty plus years of teaching experience. St. Dennis School has been my home for the last eight years. I currently teach kindergarten through... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Technology & the Curriculum with Padlet
One tool for it all! Experience the variety of ways that Padlet can be used across the curriculum. You can access lesson ideas for a variety of grade levels and content areas that include all of the submission types in Padlet including their updated film, voice, draw, and map features.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Technology Chains
How do the technologies of yesterday lead to the innovations of today? We will explore a resource with interactive learning materials (text and visuals) and lesson plans for teaching students about existing chains of technology. For example, an understanding of how electromagnets drive motors (which in turn drive many other machines) help students to design new solutions using technology chains of their own.


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Technology Icebreaks
Come stop by and explore various NEW technology tools that can serve as attention grabbers that will engage your students and leave them asking for more! Designed as an alternative way to boring beginnings, these can be employed immediately! Swing by and grab our handout for some quick tools!


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:30am

Technology in the Middle School Makerspace
This session will focus on the development of a middle school makerspace. Ideas for incorporating various types of technology tools as well as management procedures will be shared. Examples of student tested makerspace projects and challenges will be reviewed. Participants will have an opportunity to view and test out different tools and applications that are used within the makerspace at Monticello Middle School. Funding sources for makerspace materials will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Jennnifer Smith

Jennnifer Smith

I teach 8th grade science and am always looking for new ways to better incorporate technology into the classroom. I am also responsible for supervising our school's makerspace.


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:05am
Lobby Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Break / Build your own lunch
Grab-n-Go lunch will be available in the 2nd floor Ballroom lobby. Seating will be available in the Ballroom, or take your lunch on the go!

Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 1:15pm
Ballroom Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

4 walls to my classroom? I don’t think so….
Come and learn ways to expand your classroom beyond four walls. We will explore a variety of tools including: Nearpod, Aurasma, Metaverse, and Cospaces. Augmented and virtual reality are becoming huge platforms in the technological and educational world. Find out how to bring lessons to life, have students interact with their surroundings to learn and connect with lessons outside of the classroom, all with these tools.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Digital Citizenship Remixed
With the internet and technology resources immediately at our fingertips, delivering the message of digital citizenship to our students is more important than ever! Join Kara McFarlin and I as we remix digital citizenship by decoding creative activities, resources, and lessons you can immediately bring back to your school!
bit.ly/RemixIETC18

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland School Dist 135
I am an Instructional Technology Coach for Orland School District 135. I am a tech enthusiast who is eager to share and learn with others. One of my greatest passions is providing professional learning to staff and students. Prior to coaching, I taught 4th and 5th grade innovation... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Evaluating Technology
This session will provide an overview of the best methods to develop and implement an evaluation of the impact of educational technology within a school or district. The session will cover why evaluation is essential, how to develop key performance indicators for evaluation, where to go for additional resources and how to present your findings.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Baule

Steve Baule

Steve has had a strong history of designing and implementing effective technology programs to support instruction in K-12 schools. He was named one of the 120 #FutureReady superintendents by President Obama in 2014. He was named as the IASA/U of Illinois Van Miller Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Featured Presentation : Freaky Fast Feedback
This demo-slam style, interactive workshop will introduce participants to a variety of feedback and assessment tools to help create an effective workflow in the classroom. Tools addressed include video feedback tools (Screencastify, EDPuzzle), GSuite rubric feedback tools, and favorite digital quizzing tools designed for formative feedback. Workshop includes a discussion of effective feedback best practices. Enhance student voice and differentiate with Freaky Fast Feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Schroeder

Shannon Schroeder

Language Arts Teacher, Homer CCSD 33C
Shannon Schroeder, ICE 2017 Educator of the Year, is a Google Certified Trainer who teaches eighth grade Language Arts at Homer Jr. High in Homer Glen. She is passionate about teaching with craftsmanship, meaningful technology integration, and candy! Shannon passionately explores... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Getting Started with Google Script
For many of us non-coders, Google Script seems like a part of the G Suite world that is hard to break into. But even folks with NO CODING BACKGROUND can easily get started. Add tons of versatility to all of your favorite G Suite tools. Together we'll explore the basics and write a cool Forms script. Come join us and get your code on!

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avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Impact Your Classroom with PBS LearningMedia
Now more than ever, educators around the country are harnessing the power of technology in the classroom as a student motivator. With PBS LearningMedia, educators now have a trusted tool they can rely on to impact student achievement and drive engagement.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Lights, Camera, Broadcast!
Creating a daily broadcast may seem intimidating, however it's pretty simple to get one started. I will go over details on how to add a weatherman, using a green screen, setting up jobs and using WeVideo to make it all come together. I will also go over details on how to go on location or create a simple studio. I teach high school students, but this can be adapted to any grade level. All of this can be created using a camera/phone and a Chromebook.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Personalizing & Pumping Up Your PD (Repeated Fri. @ 8-9am)
As educators, we know that our students all come to us with different backgrounds, knowledge bases, and learning styles yet we continue to deliver in house PD in a one size fits all approach. We have redesigned our professional development structure at Peacock Middle School to build in mini-conference like sessions throughout the year which are ran by our own educators as well as individual professional development time with a menu of options.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Powell

Julie Powell

Instructional Technology Coach, Park Ridge-Niles CCSD 64
Julie is her 10th year in the education field and her 3rd year as an Instructional Technology Coach. She previously taught middle school STEM and Mathematics. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from NIU and her masters in Educational Technology Leadership... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Playing with the How and When in a Traditional School Context
Learn how a traditional high school creatively devises ways to offer a flexible, responsive Blended (F2F & Online) Learning Model that exists within the traditional school schedule. See how this model allows for personalization of instruction, flexible assessment for and of learning, and individualized learning opportunities utilizing diverse course schedules designed for particular learning purposes. This session will be interactive with collaborative activities, discussion and reflection.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

SAMR Tools in the 1:1 Environment
The SAMR Model is a framework that assists teachers in understanding how they are currently utilizing technology in their classroom, and how they can progress to the next level toward lesson transformation. Learn how free tools like Padlet, Seesaw, Pear Deck, Google Classroom, Quizlet, and Popplet can be easily integrated into the classroom curriculum to maximize student engagement and enhance learning experience.

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avatar for Kathryn Newton

Kathryn Newton

I taught middle school science for 10 years but have a passions for technology integration. I am currently a Digital Learning Coach supporting two elementary schools and one junior high school on their journey towards full digital integration into the curriculum.



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Sheets Happen!
Intimidated by Google Sheets? You don't have to be! This session will show participants how to use formulas, spanning multiple tabs to organize and sort classroom and/or school data in a way that makes sense like never before.

Speakers
avatar for Janel Comerford

Janel Comerford

Technology Teacher Instructional Leader, Springfield 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 →
avatar for Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes

Teacher Instructional Leader, Springfield 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 seven hundred 1:1 classrooms in our PreK-12 district (with continued, annual growth). We Tech TILs create and provide... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Stop Motion Movies Using Legos
Do you like to play with Legos? Do you like to be creative? Do you like to inspire students to try something new? Is so, come join the fun and learn the basics to creating stop motion animation with Legos! Please bring a phone or tablet with the following 3 free apps: Stop Motion Studio, iMotion and Minecraft Stop Motion. Lego pieces will be provided for practice and to create a short movie.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Feltes

Marcia Feltes

Technology Coordinator, St. Mary School
I have been a Technology Coordinator in the Rockford Diocese for 20 years, most of those years have been at St. Mary School in DeKalb, IL. My curriculum over the past 5 years has changed greatly! I am now teaching coding using a number of different platforms, website design, as... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Wait! There is More to Google Than Searching and Typing Papers
For years Google was thought of as just a search engine. Then people looked at them for more because of G Suite. But did you know there is more than just searching and typing? Come and take a look at some lesser known tools that Google offers. These tools can be used in multiple grade levels and subjects. This session will open your teaching toolbox to some wonderful tools to bring back to the classroom.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o1QdEQQf17jTjNCy0bgK46fW3lFO5rfbGTruAU6FQWc/present?slide=id.p

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Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Tech Tools in the 21st Century
Wanting to incorporate tech tools into your classroom but aren't sure how they can be applicable? Come check out some of the coolest tech! Hands on experiences will include Merge Cubes, Dash and Dot, Ozobots, Drones, Tomo Robots, LEGO WeDo 2.0 and many more!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Buckley

Katie Buckley

Educator, LeRoy CUSD #2
I am a special education teacher with a masters in School Social Work in a rural public school in Central Illinois. I currently teach a STEM Exploratory at the junior high level and a STEM class at the high school level as well as three math classes at an alternative school. I provide... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

Modern Video Security: Sandwich CSD #430 uses Verkada to bring video security into 2018
Glenn Bloemker, Director of Technology, Sandwich Community School District #430, speaks on his experience moving from on-premise video surveillance to Verkada. Verkada is a hybrid-cloud solution that allows you to access cameras from anywhere, anytime, and any device through an intuitive, modern browser-based web application. It eliminates the need for an NVR/DVR, Server, Thick-Clients, VMS software, and other archaic on-prem equipment – as a result, complexity and cost is greatly reduced and network security is vastly improved.  
 
Glen Bloemker – Director of Technology, Sandwich Community School District #430
Kyle Bettencourt - Verkada
Sean West – Encompass AV


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avatar for Encompass AV

Encompass AV

Glenn Bloemker, Speaker
Chris Dell             chris.dell@verkada.comKyle Bettencourt            kyle.bettencourt@verkada.comPatrick Mancenido             pmancenido@newline-interactive.comSean West We are an audio visual company with over 25 years of expertise that also provides security... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:05am

New in 2018 -SMART Learning Suite Online - Collaboration and more!
Jean Tulin - jeant@bradfields.com
SMART Learning Suite Online lets teachers open SMART Notebook lessons anywhere, and share them to any student device. With lessons on phones, tablets and PCs, students can complete interactive assignments and learn at their own pace.

Teachers can also gain valuable insights with real-time formative assessments and foster student co-creation in collaborative workspaces. It's a whole new way to spark active learning and encourage your students to challenge themselves.

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avatar for Bradfield's Computer Supply

Bradfield's Computer Supply

GOLD SPONSOR, Jean Tulin, Vendor Speaker
Jake Ketcham      jakek@bradfields.comJean Tulin          jeant@bradfields.comBen Curless     benc@bradfields.comTyler Hahn      tylerh@bradfields.comNicki HarmsBradfield's can help improve productivity in the classroom with technology solutions that make learning fun... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

CANCELED: Personalized Student Learning: The Use of Technology for Formative Assessments and to Amplify the 4 C’s
CANCELED

Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

CANCELED: Teaching High Schoolers To Create “Sellable” iPhone/iPad Apps
Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

CANCELED: Using Technology to Support Standards Based Grading
CANCELED

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Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Connected Educator and Classroom
Do you want to break down the walls of your classroom and connect with other educators and classrooms around the world? In this session, you will learn what it means to be a connected educator and how easy it is to do! You will also learn how to give your students an authentic audience so they can connect with experts and students around the globe.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Carroll

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 →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Create a Window to Your Class, Building, and District
We associate a lot of our daily activities and habits with brands. Why would education and your district be any different? “School” is a place you go to, a habit you engage in, and something you want your community to notice. Come learn how you can effectively brand your class/school/district to create a window people can see in. You’ll also receive tips on how to engage your colleagues and community for more buy-in.

Speakers
avatar for Hobbs Behrouzi

Hobbs Behrouzi

Director of Digital Learning, School District 54
I have always believed that ALL students can learn and achieve and that is where my passion for education stems from. I am a former special education educator and former art/media teacher and have taken my love for educational technology to create a bigger impact for more student... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Creating Student TECHsperts
Come explore the Joliet 86’s TECHspert program which empowers students to become technology leaders in their schools. What is a TECHspert you ask? This online program consists of student-created video tutorials and performance tasks that provide skills to support schools in the areas of computer fundamentals, basic troubleshooting, and integration of G-Suite applications. Experience the program as a future TECHspert and learn about the program inception to present day.

Presentation: tinyurl.com/IETC18TECHspert

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avatar for Erin Buteau

Erin Buteau

Instructional Tech Coach, Joliet Public School District 86
Erin Buteau is currently an Instructional Tech Coach with JPSD86 and has been for 10 years. In the past, she has taught middle school math and primary SpEd along with "Teaching with Technology" at Chicago State University and Lewis University. Erin is a digital native who has been... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Digital Escape: How to Create One (Repeated Fri. @ 9:10am)
Digital escape??? Students love doing and succeeding in a digital escape. A digital escape can be cross curricular. In this presentation, you will complete a digital escape and  learn how easy it is to create one.  Digital escapes are great ways to check a students understanding of the skills you have taught. Students LOVE digital escapes! If you are attending this session, it is important that you are familiar with creating and working with Google Sites and Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Reindl

Tammy Reindl

Technology Integration Specialist, Taylorville School District
I am currently the Technology Integration Specialist. Prior to my new position, I taught 5th grade for 4 years and 2nd grade for 20+ years.



Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Empowering Learners Through Book Trailers (NEW TIME. Was 3:50-4:50pm.)
Using the power of creating book trailers to motivate, engage, and inspire even the most reluctant and advanced readers. Learn a process of using book trailers to expose readers to new text, assess understanding, and create purposeful products that can be used for a variety of audiences.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Exploring the World Through Virtual Reality
Remember a time when we thought Virtual Reality was something that would happen in the future? Well that future is now. Gone are the days where we thought it would cost millions of dollars and computers the size of a room to transport us into the virtual realm. Now it only costs a few bucks and a cell phone. We will take a look at several tools (Such as Google Cardboard), apps (Such as Expeditions and CoSpace), and websites (such as RoundMe) that we as educators can use to take our students to places they never thought they could go before. We will also look at some other technology that is making its way into schools to make virtual learning even more hands on.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1v7DjcBO1dUofnoj8wEcBPUpahAQB4G-Fu--Rcc6jZUo/present?slide=id.p7

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Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Featured Presentation: Share Fearlessly: Authentic Audiences Impacting Engagement
Why are teachers often hesitant to share their immense impact with others? How can we begin to overcome this hesitancy and model engaged, real world learning for our students and with our students? Inviting an authentic audience into the learning equation positively impacts engagement and motivation; this workshop will examine the steps and tools to begin the exciting process of sharing fearlessly.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Schroeder

Shannon Schroeder

Language Arts Teacher, Homer CCSD 33C
Shannon Schroeder, ICE 2017 Educator of the Year, is a Google Certified Trainer who teaches eighth grade Language Arts at Homer Jr. High in Homer Glen. She is passionate about teaching with craftsmanship, meaningful technology integration, and candy! Shannon passionately explores... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Free PD and Learning Management System with Ed Leaders Network
Discover the professional development opportunities and learning management system available to Illinois public schools through a partnership between IPA and ISBE. This session will take you through a deep dive on the course content and rich learning management features available through Ed Leaders Network.

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avatar for Arlin Peebles

Arlin Peebles

Online PD Director, Illinois Principals Association (IPA)
Arlin Peebles serves as the Online Professional Development Director for the Illinois Principals Association. In this role he assists educational experts and practitioners in the development of online learning opportunities for educational leaders. He also oversees the Ed Leaders... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Google Apps, Add-ons, and Extensions, OH MY!
Participants will explore Google apps, add-ons, and extensions that can be utilized for student and educator success. Find apps that can enhance the creativity and productivity for your students in many content areas. Do you know add-ons? Whether it is for Docs, Sheets, Forms or Slides there are add-ons to make an educator’s life simpler and creativity for students at a touch of a button.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Illinois State University, Normal
Special education educator for 20+ years and currently a content specialist for learning supports with Illinois State University/ISBE. Masters degrees in Special Education and Learning and Technology. My team and I have been creating resources for Illinois teachers for 5 years. As... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Hello, My Name is ____ and I'm a Failure! Embracing the Fail in Technology & Life (Repeated Fri. @ 11am-12pm)
If we understand the role that failure plays in our learning, we can help ourselves “embrace the fail.” Hear successful people reflect on failure, learn how failure is necessary for success, create your own "Failure Resume", and consider how to use failures to inspire students, colleagues and, ultimately, ourselves.

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avatar for Alicia Duell

Alicia Duell

Director of Technology & Information Services, Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21
Alicia Duell is the Director of Technology and Information Services for Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21. Prior to her experience in district-level technology leadership, Alicia was a school librarian. The ever-increasing levels of technology integration in schools... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Moving From Integration to Creativity and Innovation
Many of the models used to describe the process of successfully including technology tools in the educational setting use "integration" as the standard or goal. This presentation explores the question, "Is technology integration enough?" As we explore answers to this question, we will take a look at disruptive innovations, how technology tools have been integrated, and how we can move forward to innovation and creativity in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Swedberg

Jerry Swedberg

Retired
I have been a teacher and technology director for more than 34 years. I have dedicated most of my career to improving instruction through the use of technology tools. I recently retired but I'm working part-time for Challenger Learning Center of Woodstock. CLC is a STEM learning environment... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Un-PD Your School (NEW TIME!)
Professional development is necessary, but why do we have to sit through Sit-N-Gets and not get anything? Un-PD your school with innovation and personalization as you embrace the skills and talents of the professionals in your building. Come learn more about these free and powerful PDs that provide growth and support for teachers as they foster 21st Century skills.

Speakers
avatar for Taneesha Thomas

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 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Video - Make and Take (Repeated Fri. @ 8am)
Come join us as we present multiple methods of video creation within the classroom. We will cover screen-casting, editing videos, YouTube, using green screens, and documenting what your administrators don’t see during a single observation. We teach you how to use these programs and how to make the videos, AND have time to play and create. You will leave our session with some hands on practice with video creation.

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avatar for Kerry Parrish

Kerry Parrish

HS Art and Design Teacher/Tech Coach, Crystal Lake Central High School
I am a High School Art and Design Instructor from NW IL. I teach beginning Digital Arts Courses, Photography and AP 2D Studio. I use Google for almost everything and try to teach my students to be more efficient by using Google and GoogleApps.



Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Writing in the Digital World
It’s time to transform your students’ digital writing process beyond the basic Substitution level of SAMR to Redefine both their purpose and their product. We will discuss a number of next-generation ideas such as blogging, collaborative work, digital storytelling, peer editing, voice-to-text, and more! This session is geared to writing across the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

CANCELED 11/15 due to weather: The Making of a MakerSpace
CANCELED

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Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

Esports Discussion:  College Scholarships, Recruitment, and STEM opportunities
Brian Hoots - bhoots@bytespeed.com,  Co-Speakers: Brock Frazier,  Jose Espin, Michael Wisnios, Justin Bragg
This interactive discussion, led by the ByteSpeed team and a panel of eSports coaches from K12 and Higher-Ed, will focus on the growing opportunities eSports offers in higher education and public schools. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about these new and exciting programs; come ready to learn how students can gain confidence, grow friendships, and earn college scholarships.

Speakers
JB

Justin Bragg

Esports Head Coach, Illinois College
JE

Jose Espin

Head Coach, Robert Morris University Esports
avatar for Brock Frazier

Brock Frazier

Esports Head Coach, Massac USD#1
I am one of the lead technicians for our I.T. department in the district, I also am a head coach for our girls soccer team, assistant coach for the boys soccer team, and head coach for our esports club and teams.
avatar for Brian Hoots

Brian Hoots

Gravity Gaming, ByteSpeed
Brian Hoots has been with ByteSpeed since 2008, working with schools in IL, TN, OK, and KS.  He is becoming heavily involved with Esports at High Schools, as well as at the college level.  In his off time, Brian enjoys playing music, hunting, fishing, and playing 90’s console... Read More →
MW

Michael Wisnios

Esports Director, Robert Morris University


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:50pm

STEM Technology in the Classroom

Stu Landburg - slandburg@daktech.com &  Jim Moriarty, Lenovo
STEM technology solutions and how the latest innovations apply to the 21st century classroom environment.

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avatar for DakTech Inc

DakTech Inc

Stu Landburg, Vendor Speaker
Matthew Bruns              mbruns@daktech.comStu Landburg                slandburg@daktech.comDakTech is a leading custom computer manufacturer and value-added distributor with 27 years of industry experience. Our engineering expertise, services, and industry leading... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:50pm

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Break & Prizes -- IETC.AlludoLearning.com
Complete activities to be registered for raffle prizes.
Login at:  IETC.AlludoLearning.com

Thursday November 15, 2018 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Exhibit Hall Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Advanced Google Forms
Google Forms is for more than just surveys and quick quizzes. Using Google Forms more advanced tools we can create a personalized learning journey for students, PARCC like reading and writing activities, or teach students to use these tools themselves to share their learning! Bring your laptop or Chromebook to learn how to validate responses, move to different sections based on responses, embed video and images, collect docs, slides, or drawings, and much more.

The link to the presentation, which contains how-to videos, can be found at http://bit.ly/IETC18AdvGoogleForms.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Fierro

Melissa Fierro

Technology Integration Specialist, Kankakee School District 111
Melissa Fierro is Kankakee School District 111's Technology Integration Specialist. Mrs. Fierro earned a Master's of Education from the University of Illinois in Leadership and Design with a focus on Instructional Technology in December of 2016. Her goals and aspirations for the district... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

CANCELED due to weather: Wait! There's a Shortcut for That!
CANCELED

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Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Choosing your 1:1 Device and Deploying Devices in a Small School
For small schools looking to go 1:1 who aren't sure where to start with choosing a device and need the know- how on how deployment works.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Connecting the Dots to Tech Integration
From identifying and outlining key tech skills at each grade level; to embedding “Tech Connections” in the curriculum guide; to providing teachers with an ever-growing Tech Toolbox, Joliet District 86 has spent the last few years connecting the dots from tech skill alignment to integration. Attend this session to hear about their journey and how they continue to "connect the dots" for teachers to integrate technology.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Creating Local Dashboards in Google Data Studio
Having trouble wrestling with multiple data sources? Dissatisfied with the paid service options or prices? Not a coder or data scientist? This workshop could be the cure for what ails you! If your schools use G Suite and you have a ounce or two of curiosity and a pound of stick with it, come past. This will be hands on learning so bring a device and a data set you're interested in working with. Participants will need a web-enabled device and a Google account.


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Ed360: Improving the Learning Process with Actionable Data
Ed360 is a free data dashboard that empowers educators by providing access to near real-time data from the ISBE Data Warehouse. Using Ed360, educators can view data to support classroom instruction and enhance student engagement. Educators also have access to professional development and instructional resources to build capacity and improve student outcomes. Attend this session to learn more about this powerful dashboard that facilitates data-informed administrative and instructional decisions.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Featured Presentation: Genius Hour - Time to get Your Hands Dirty
This workshop will move you through the steps of Genius Hour and how it really feels to go through the process. By remembering how it feels to be a learner we can understand the struggle often felt by our students. We will also chat through some tips and tricks to successful implementation of Genius Hour.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Instructional Coach
Kim Darche is a learner above all else and enjoys sharing her learningdiscoveries with other teachers, students, and administration! As an Instructional Learning Coach from Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences, she has been lucky enough to spread that learning... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Google Apps Scripting and App Maker
This session will explore Google Apps Scripting and App Maker. What can it do for you and your school?

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wherley

Chris Wherley

Network and Technology Services Coordinator, Illinois LTC
Chris Wherley is the Network and Technology Services Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Prior to joining the LTC, Chris was the Director of Technology at an Illinois K-12 Public School District for 21 years and gained a broad knowledge of technologies... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Google Apps, Add-ons, and Extensions, OH MY!
Participants will explore Google apps, add-ons, and extensions that can be utilized for student and educator success. Find apps that can enhance the creativity and productivity for your students in many content areas. Do you know add-ons? Whether it is for Docs, Sheets, Forms or Slides there are add-ons to make an educator’s life simpler and creativity for students at a touch of a button.

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Lisa Ward

Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Illinois State University, Normal
Special education educator for 20+ years and currently a content specialist for learning supports with Illinois State University/ISBE. Masters degrees in Special Education and Learning and Technology. My team and I have been creating resources for Illinois teachers for 5 years. As... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Google Slides: Thinking Outside the Presentation
We all know that Google Slides is a great tool for creating collaborative and professional-looking presentations. But Slides can be used for so much more, especially in a classroom setting. This session will introduce a variety of ideas and activities using Slides that can be used with classes of all grade levels and subjects. Participants will learn how to create digital books, infographics, interactive activities, newsletters, comics, and more.

Speakers
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Nanci Greene

Innovative Learning Coach, Bloomingdale SD 13


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Managing Inquiry to Deepen Learning
Inquiry based learning is engaging and meaningful, but it can be messy and challenging to implement. How can teachers leverage digital tools to spark and oversee inquiry learning? This session will provide practical ideas for introducing inquiry and address strategies for managing the workflow unique to this learning framework.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17fM4FOA4C0Sg_D8Jk2RqyAD-N__Oi-TB308xor-lYIU/edit?usp=sharing

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Kelli Lane

Technology Integration Specialist, Avoca School District 37
Kelli Lane is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Avoca School District. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology as well as Educational Theatre. Teaching in Kansas City, Dubai and now the suburbs of Chicago, Kelli has been a general ed and computer teacher, tech... Read More →
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Shannon Schroeder

Language Arts Teacher, Homer CCSD 33C
Shannon Schroeder, ICE 2017 Educator of the Year, is a Google Certified Trainer who teaches eighth grade Language Arts at Homer Jr. High in Homer Glen. She is passionate about teaching with craftsmanship, meaningful technology integration, and candy! Shannon passionately explores... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Parents Just Don't Understand: Helping Parents to Understand and Educate Their Students on Digital Tattoos and Social Media Responsibility
We know our students are savvy when it comes to social media and technology, but what about their parents? Some parents are not having meaningful discussions with their students about internet responsibility because they just don't know what it is. This session is aimed at helping teachers and school professionals assist parents in extending the conversation about social media and digital tattoos beyond the classroom and into the home.

Speakers
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Carissa Gillespie

Educator/Speaker, Proviso West HS
Passionate about students, parents and teachers and the ties that bind them. I have presented nationally and locally on Teens and Social Media and Classroom Management.



Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

The Path to Google Certification - Becoming a Google Certified Educator
The Google Certification landscape has grown and morphed significantly over the last several years as more and more educators seek mastery of the skills and the “badges of honor” that represents those accomplishments.  (And, of course, that steady stream of cool little tips, tricks and sneak peeks that come through sharing among peers at that level.)  Interested? Let’s talk.

Speakers
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Butch Wilson

Director of Technology, Christopher CUSD#99
Director of TechnologyChristopher Unit School District #99Google Certified TrainerG-Suite Admin Trainer


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Turning On Your YouTube Channel
300 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute! This video hosting platform enabled a generation of content creators, allowed educators to easily distribute information and has become the foundation for blended learning environments. If you've ever thought of using YouTube to host content for your classroom, but are not sure where to start, this session provides a basic understanding of how to setup your very own YouTube channel and steps inside the YouTube Creator Studio.

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James Gubbins

District Technology Coordinator, Maine Township High School District 207
James Gubbins has been on the forefront of implementing technology in the classroom for the past two decades. He maintains the blog zenodotus.net which gives succinct, helpful information on useable technology and explores current trends in educational design and pedagogy. As the... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Exploratory Art with Affordable Robotic Spheres
Come explore 20+ ways to use robotic spheres (e.g. Spheros) to make fun, interactive art! Robotic spheres can combine science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to teach key art concepts and principles alongside 21st century skills in computer programming and beyond. Imagine a robotic sphere as it traverses a sea of simple machines. As the sphere interacts with its environment, paints, pigments, and other artistic materials combine in both intentional and unexpected ways.

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Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

How to Differentiate Instruction & Make it Home by 4pm
Sean Civale - scivale@freckle.com
Attendees will get 3 free months of Freckle School Edition! Free for teachers, Freckle will help you reach every student at their level in Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science. Learn tips and tricks for implementing Freckle's adaptive math practice, inquiry based lessons, differentiated nonfiction and fiction, and more - and walk away ready to get your students learning on Freckle on Monday!

Speakers
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Freckle Education

Sean Civale, Vendor Speaker
Sean Civale            scivale@freckle.comFree for teachers, Freckle is the first and only differentiation platform! We empower teachers and administrators to meet the needs of every student across Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science. Freckle is proud to work with more than... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:40pm

Reading Is Dreaming With Eyes Wide Open!
Tom Byelick - tbyelick@amplify.com
Will your third grade students be reading to at least grade level this year?  Data suggests some significant fall-out if this is not the case.  For example:
  • One in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time, a rate four times greater than that for proficient readers.
  • The rates are highest for the low, below-basic readers: 23 percent of these children drop out or fail to finish high school on time, compared to 9 percent of children with basic reading skills and 4 percent of proficient readers.
  • The below-basic readers account for a third of the sample but three-fifths of the students who do not graduate.
Many schools and school districts are turning to Amplify for help in putting students on the path to reading success...and future successes as well! Amplify Reading is an amazing digital tool which helps struggling readers and helps proficient readers to grow even more!  Join us for a look!!

Speakers
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Amplify

Tom Byelick          tbyelick@amplify.comAmplify specializes in EdTech curriculum, both in core subjects such as Science and ELA. In addition, Amplify specializes in digital supplemental products which focus on literacy and math.


Thursday November 15, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Capital VI Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:50pm

CANCELED 11/15 due to weather: Embracing Failure in Your Instruction
CANCELED

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

3:50pm

Featured Presentation: Super Secret Google Tools
Think you know everything there is to know about G Suite and it's Goodness? Well then this is the session for you! After our time together even the advanced users going - WHAT!? This fast paced session is not for the faint of heart. We will move and groove through a multitude of Google Tools and their most hidden goodies. Attendees will leave this session feeling like they have experienced the super secrets of the G Suite!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Instructional Coach
Kim Darche is a learner above all else and enjoys sharing her learningdiscoveries with other teachers, students, and administration! As an Instructional Learning Coach from Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences, she has been lucky enough to spread that learning... Read More →


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

3:50pm

Google Classroom for Teacher Leaders
Google Classroom is a powerful tool in the classroom and in 1:1 learning. How can administrators harness that energy for themselves? See how Kankakee School District is utilizing this tool at the building and district level to increase communication amongst the administration and teachers, as well as create better communication between the students and administration.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Fierro

Melissa Fierro

Technology Integration Specialist, Kankakee School District 111
Melissa Fierro is Kankakee School District 111's Technology Integration Specialist. Mrs. Fierro earned a Master's of Education from the University of Illinois in Leadership and Design with a focus on Instructional Technology in December of 2016. Her goals and aspirations for the district... Read More →


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

3:50pm

How do you know if your stuff is accessible?
This session will show participants basic and easy ways to see if Information Communication Technology (ICT) or websites and digital documents are accessible. In this session we will show how to test for accessibility, and we will show easy to use tools that start the process of seeing if things are accessible. We will also discuss the process of checking to see if your Information Communication Technology is truly Accessible or if it is just Accessible-ish.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Schlouski

TJ Schlouski

Director of Assistive Technology Services, Illinois Assistive Technology Program


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

3:50pm

Math in the Digital World
Move your students into the digital math world! In this training, you will explore effective ways to have students collaborate digitally in math, learn how to incorporate C.R.A. online, capture students’ concrete work, flip your math classroom, and more!

Presentation: tinyurl.com/IETC18DigitalMath

Speakers
avatar for Erin Buteau

Erin Buteau

Instructional Tech Coach, Joliet Public School District 86
Erin Buteau is currently an Instructional Tech Coach with JPSD86 and has been for 10 years. In the past, she has taught middle school math and primary SpEd along with "Teaching with Technology" at Chicago State University and Lewis University. Erin is a digital native who has been... Read More →


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

3:50pm

Moving From Integration to Creativity and Innovation
Many of the models used to describe the process of successfully including technology tools in the educational setting use "integration" as the standard or goal. This presentation explores the question, "Is technology integration enough?" As we explore answers to this question, we will take a look at disruptive innovations, how technology tools have been integrated, and how we can move forward to innovation and creativity in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Swedberg

Jerry Swedberg

Retired
I have been a teacher and technology director for more than 34 years. I have dedicated most of my career to improving instruction through the use of technology tools. I recently retired but I'm working part-time for Challenger Learning Center of Woodstock. CLC is a STEM learning environment... Read More →


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

3:50pm

Navigating E-rate
As curriculum demands for digital services increase, the need to support these services with robust internet access also increase. E-rate, a federal program that supports schools and libraries with the cost of getting internet access to your students, is here to help. Applying for E-rate can be a challenging process. State E-rate Coordinator, Mindy Fiscus will share insights on the program, give updates, and answer questions for those who attend the session.

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Mindy Fiscus

Learning Technology Center
Mindy Fiscus is the Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. She was formerly the Area 6 Technology Director for Southern Illinois and has 19 years of educational technology experience. In her current role, Mindy also serves as one of the IL State... Read More →


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

3:50pm

Remodel Your PD With IKEA's Vision
IKEA didn't become a worldwide leader by doing things the same old way. They've built their business with simplicity, support, and progress in mind. Bet your PD could use some of that! Together we will look at IKEA's Vision and Culture and use it to create a new style of PD for any size district.

Speakers
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Mike Wielgus

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad CUSD #2
Mike Wielgus just began his 21st year in education and third year as a full time K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. He has led technology in-service trainings in his district for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to consult and train staff in neighboring school districts... Read More →


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

3:50pm

The Hidden Gem: Google Tips and Tricks
Explore the hidden gems of G Suite for Education. Explore Google’s news tricks and tips to help make the most of your time with your students. This session will give the participant organizational tips and tools to use in the classroom and school. Bring your own device to fully participate in this session.

Speakers
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Kari Moulton

Educational Technology Coach, Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53
Kari has been incorporating technology in her classroom for the past ten years. Starting with smartboards in the classroom to now 1:1 devices, Kari is constantly looking for ways to engage her students in technology. A technology leader in her district; leading various trainings for... Read More →


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

3:50pm

Totally Rad Tech Tidbits
Flashback through our year with our favorite tidbits that will have your students screaming "FAR OUT". In this fast-paced session attendees will fill their toolbox with some "RIGHTEOUS" techniques to get every learner engaged. Join us for 60 minutes of ideas, resources, tips, and tricks!

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Pitzer

Stefanie Pitzer

Instructional Coach, Dunlap District 323
My name is Stefanie Pitzer and I'm a former 2nd grade teacher of 11 years. I'm in my second year of being an instructional coach for the Dunlap School District. I'm also a Seesaw and Flipgrid Ambassador. I love empowering educators to create meaningful learning experiences for their... Read More →


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

3:50pm

Trek-a-Sat (Track a Satellite)
Track a satellite right now, in real time, by using your smart phone and recording data a spreadsheet. Select a satellite in which you have an interest and predict where it will be at a given time. Explore how satellites orbit and the forces involved with their orbit. Participants must bring an IOS or Android device and be able to browse the Internet in this session.

Speakers
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Bonnie Thurber

Director, iCollaboratory.org
Bonnie is CEO Educational Continuum ORG NFP; iCollaboratory Director 2008-present; President of Global Hands-on University General Assembly, 2013-2019, member of the Kidlink Association Board of Directors, 2009-current. April 1, 2008, Bonnie joined Northwestern University’s Academic... Read More →


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

3:50pm

Using WeVideo to Engage Learners
If you are a Chromebook user, there is good chance you have heard of, or have used WeVideo. Incorporating video into the classroom (both teacher and student) is a highly engaging strategy. This presentation will give ideas for incorporating WeVideo into your classroom and will provide you with tips to take you from a novice to an expert and have your students engaged in demonstrating their learning. Bring a laptop to fully participate in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Skrzypchak

Chris Skrzypchak

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Indian Prairie School District 204


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

3:50pm

Telescreen Security Software
DuPage High School 88 has developed an interactive mapping software for their security camera system. This interactive map allows the district's administration and security personnel live access to cameras through a PDF map. First responders including fire, emergency services and police also have access to this map in case of a school incident. These security features are coded as a free open-source system of access so other schools can utilize these features with web-based security cameras.

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Aaron Lenaghan

I am the Director of Technology, Teaching and Learning with DuPage High School District 88. We are a progressive high school district focused on continuous improvement of student achievement. Our technology team has implemented many innovative programs for our students and staff in... Read More →


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

3:50pm

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
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.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JNZyfBA0FBCGTj_b3RrmWmJjMM84NezyLPvp1WVLwRw/present?slide=id.p

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.


Speakers
avatar for Joanna Carroll

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 →
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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
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

3:50pm

Google Jamboard - Whiteboard Reinvented
Eric Bloomquist - sales@midwestcomputer.com
Create, collaborate, integrate, and JAM!  See how Jamboard works. It's like a whiteboard, but better.  A new way to collaborate, from Google.

Speakers
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Midwest Computer Products, Inc.

Eric Bloomquist, Vendor Speaker
Tom Warda             twarda@midwestcomputer.comDavid Perkins             dperkins@midwestcomputer.comMidwest Computer Products, your collaborative classroom expert, specializing in huddle spaces, STEM rooms, cafeterias/lunch rooms, and libraries. Contact our CTS staff... Read More →


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

3:50pm

Technology Options for Standards Based Grading in Your District
Marty Bennet - mbennet@common-goal.com
Common Goal Systems will be presenting an overview for Information Technology professionals on how to set up and use its TeacherEase Gradebook solution for Standards based Grading and Standards Based Grade Cards.  TeacherEase is integrated not only to its companion Student Information System (SIS), SchoolInsight, but also to the other popular SIS' used in Illinois districts.  The solution does automatic roster sharing using such tools as Clever and One Roster.

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Common Goal Systems, Inc.

Regional Director, Marty Bennet, Vendor Speaker
Marty Bennet          mbennet@common-goal.comMichael Lencioni             mlencioni@common-goal.comTeacherEase is software-as-a-service (SaaS) providing world-class standards-based learning tools - purpose-built SBG report cards, gradebook, planning with learning targets... Read More →


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

5:00pm

Evening Reception
After a long day of learning, join us for an evening reception in the lobby of the Ballroom on the 2nd floor. All IETC guests receive one drink ticket when entering the reception, and you can also score more tickets by visiting TRA and Troxell (our evening reception sponsors) during the exhibit hall hours Thursday (7:30am-4pm).

Sponsors: 
Technology Resource Advisors, Inc.
Troxell Communications

Thursday November 15, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom Lobby, 2nd Floor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703
 
Friday, November 16
 

7:00am

#CoffeeEDU
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

An early riser? Join the new Southern Illinois Google Educator Group for a #CoffeeEDU. Coffee + Conversation = The right way to start the day!  Please "register" by adding this to your schedule.

Sponsors: 
Google Education Group, Southern Illinois
Learning Technology Center

Speakers
avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wielgus

Mike Wielgus

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad CUSD #2
Mike Wielgus just began his 21st year in education and third year as a full time K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. He has led technology in-service trainings in his district for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to consult and train staff in neighboring school districts... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Outside Bar, 2nd Floor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

7:30am

Exhibit Hall Open / Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Friday November 16, 2018 7:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

3D Printing in the Classroom
Yes, you CAN use 3D printers in the classroom! Let’s move beyond keychains and other trinkets, and see how 3D Printers can be used to support concepts in math, science, social studies, ELA, and service learning. Good 3D printers now sell for less than the price of an iPad, so come and get some design practice with this affordable technology! Everyone leaves with sample lessons and a copy of Pete’s latest book!

Speakers
avatar for Pete Dulany

Pete Dulany

President / Founder, Dulany Consulting Inc.
After spending ten years as a high school math and technology teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, Pete Dulany has spent the last six years helping schools across the country reach their technology goals. Pete is a faculty member at Concordia University Chicago, a Google Certified Trainer... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

CANCELED 11/16 due to illness: STEMing up your Curriculum
CANCELED

Speakers
avatar for Mike Jones

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 →


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Click! Assess! Know!
How do you know if students are achieving your specific learning goals? Want to differentiate learning to ensure growth at every level? The days of before, mid, and end of the unit testing can now be assessed in minutes, all by clicking a button. Freckle, Edpuzzle, Plickers, Prodigy, and Screencastify are all exciting and engaging resources that provide immediate feedback. You can then differentiate levels to achieve individual student growth in minutes! Bring your own computer to fully participate.

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Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Coding and the Standards
Computer Science doesn't have to be separate from classroom content standards! We'll go over how computer science and coding skills align with and support standards in Math and ELA in addition to NGSS, and we'll check out some of the resources available for computer science at the elementary level.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Perry

Natalie Perry

Assistant Principal/ Technology Integration Specialist, Farmington CUSD #265


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Designing Student Portfolios with Google Sites
Set your students up for success by empowering them to create digital portfolios. Using Google Sites, they can create their own websites with no coding experience needed. These are ideal tools for class projects, student-led conferences, college or career portfolios, and more! You will leave this session having started your own Google Site that you can then use as a model for students.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1F2JgKmN5Ha1RR1XBCBB0oQwbiotr0HKZ42GJ_hygg6Q/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Callie Stanley

Callie Stanley

Instructional Specialist, Decatur Public School District #61
Apple TeacherGoogle Certified Educator, Level 1



Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Featured Session: Improving Reading Fluency with QR Codes & Augmented Reality
Do your students sound like robots when they read? Or assume that reading quickly is the same as reading fluently? See what happens when you transform your reading block or Daily 5 to a more student-led center or station. Kayla shows you how to help students record books, self-assess and peer-assess fluency, and create QR codes and Augmented Reality auras of the recordings. This is the ultimate listening center for today’s diverse learners!

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avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

Keynote Speaker
Kayla Delzer is a globally awarded 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. In fact, The New York Times named her “one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States”.She has ten years of teaching experience in second and third grade. Kayla holds her master’s... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

iPad Integration Activities
Wondering how to effectively use the students devices in your classroom? Now that they have the devices in their hands, how do we integrate them into our curriculum? Walk away from this session having learned about 20 different apps/programs that you can use with your students on their iPads. We will discuss the apps that we are using and an activity that we had our students complete using the app. When you leave at the end of this session you will have ideas that you can go back and utilize in your own classroom tomorrow. We will be using both free and paid apps that are available for the iPad as we are an iPad district.

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avatar for Valerie Kalagian

Valerie Kalagian

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Sullivan Community Unit School District #300


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Littles CAN!
Have you ever heard, "Oh they can't do that. They're too little."? We are here to bust that myth! Students can rise to the challenge of navigating, exploring, and creating via Google Apps no matter the age. In this session you'll learn strategies and ideas about how to utilize Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Drawings in your K-2 classroom. Join us not only to develop new tech inspiration, but to EMPOWER your littles!

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Alisha Knapp

2nd Grade Teacher


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Making TV: Broadcasting to your School
Learn how to turn an empty room, Library, or hallway into a television studio. Resources will be shared to show you what is needed to create a low cost broadcast center in your school that can be used with Classroom Teachers, LMC Directors, even after school clubs. Get your students involved in creating content for your school! Access to a Google account and an iPad are needed. Participants will need to download "DoInk" from the App store.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle

Instructional Coach, Central Community Unit School District 301
An educator since 1998, Michael taught 8th grade science and social studies for 16 years before moving into the position of Instructional Technologist in Central School District 301. Michael has assisted in the planning and implementation of an aggressive 1 to 1, K-12, single year... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Personalizing & Pumping Up Your PD (Also Thur. @ 11:05am-12:05pm)
As educators, we know that our students all come to us with different backgrounds, knowledge bases, and learning styles yet we continue to deliver in house PD in a one size fits all approach. We have redesigned our professional development structure at Peacock Middle School to build in mini-conference like sessions throughout the year which are ran by our own educators as well as individual professional development time with a menu of options.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Powell

Julie Powell

Instructional Technology Coach, Park Ridge-Niles CCSD 64
Julie is her 10th year in the education field and her 3rd year as an Instructional Technology Coach. She previously taught middle school STEM and Mathematics. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from NIU and her masters in Educational Technology Leadership... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Streamline the Writing Process Using Google Keep
Writing assignments can be difficult to manage. Google Keep can help students organize their brainstorming, research, and note taking. Teachers can use it for quick, easy feedback and record keeping. Join me and my colleague and friend Erin Bettenhausen to learn how to use Google Keep to streamline the writing process. Leave with strategies that can be implemented tomorrow.

Slide deck available at bit.ly/ietckeep

Speakers
avatar for Renee Bogacz

Renee Bogacz

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Channahon School District 17


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Using Innovative Technology to Engage Students in the Algebra Classroom
Learn new ways to keep students engaged during algebra class. Presenters will illustrate how they incorporated innovative technologies by coding with Sphero and Parrot drones, Breakout EDU, the ShowMe app, the Numbers app and other fun activities into algebra class. Participants will get a hands-on approach using Spheros and drones. Examples are from a co-taught algebra class with numerous special education students and is applicable to high school and middle school students.

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Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Video - Make and Take (Also Thur. @ 12:50pm)
Come join us as we present multiple methods of video creation within the classroom. We will cover screen-casting, editing videos, YouTube, using green screens, and documenting what your administrators don’t see during a single observation. We teach you how to use these programs and how to make the videos, AND have time to play and create. You will leave our session with some hands on practice with video creation.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Parrish

Kerry Parrish

HS Art and Design Teacher/Tech Coach, Crystal Lake Central High School
I am a High School Art and Design Instructor from NW IL. I teach beginning Digital Arts Courses, Photography and AP 2D Studio. I use Google for almost everything and try to teach my students to be more efficient by using Google and GoogleApps.


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

VR and AR: Experience It For Yourself
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, experience it for yourself, because experience is knowledge. Once you have, you’ll get the connection, see the vision, and join the cause. Time, effort, and resources saved makes this workshop worth the experience. After the experience, get ready to create your own realities.

Speakers
avatar for Taneesha Thomas

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 →


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

8:00am

Pear Deck and Google Slides: The Perfect Pear
Dave Frayser - dave@peardeck.com
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing.
In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of  Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We'll walk through how easy it is to:
  1. Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides
  2. Manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard
  3. Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and Takeaways
By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Free Pear Deck Premium Account! Plus, with Pear Deck's add-on for Google Slides, you have access to premade slide templates for critical thinking, exit tickets, bell ringers and more!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Frayser

Dave Frayser

Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
Pear Deck was founded by educators on a mission to help teachers engage every student, every day. Built to work with G Suite for Education, with solutions rooted in active learning and formative assessment, Pear Deck makes it easy to connect with learners of every age and ability... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Breakout Room Activities Using Forms
Participants will explore activities that allow students to work through problems in a “breakout” room situation using Google Forms as the “lock”. Work through math tasks in Math Mission Possible or decode a secret message with a cipher and locate the clues to solve the puzzles. Using Forms allows the educator to hand over the “check the answer” to the student. Students can keep persevering through the tasks to success with autonomy.

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avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Illinois State University, Normal
Special education educator for 20+ years and currently a content specialist for learning supports with Illinois State University/ISBE. Masters degrees in Special Education and Learning and Technology. My team and I have been creating resources for Illinois teachers for 5 years. As... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Classroom hacks discovered by an Instructional Coach and put into practice by a Teacher.
Have you ever thought there has to be a better way to do this? These techniques will save time, but also lead to a student-centered classroom. I taught for 15 years and was an instructional coach for 5 years. As an instructional coach, my focus was on best practices. This past year I had the opportunity to apply those practices in my own classroom. Learn what worked and what did not. Leave with ideas/activities for implementation tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Fessler

Melanie Fessler

Digital Coach, Jersey Comm School District
I have been a digital Coach in the Jersey 100 district for the last seven years. I work with all the teachers in our district K-12th grade. We are a 1:1 district for grades 2-12. The main part of my job is to model best practices for using technology in the classroom. I work to inspire... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Creating and Managing Content for Social Media
Easily create and schedule graphical and video posts for your school/district social media accounts using free apps and online tools. We will also cover required shifts in thinking when marketing your school online as well as platform demographics and ideal content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tips on analyzing follower interaction data and practical ideas for content will round out the session.  GSlides Presentation  Social Media Plan GDoc

Speakers
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.



Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Digital Escape: How to Create One (Also Thu. @ 12:50pm)
Digital escape??? Students love doing and succeeding in a digital escape. A digital escape can be cross curricular. In this presentation, you will complete a digital escape and  learn how easy it is to create one.  Digital escapes are great ways to check a students understanding of the skills you have taught. Students LOVE digital escapes! If you are attending this session, it is important that you are familiar with creating and working with Google Sites and Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Reindl

Tammy Reindl

Technology Integration Specialist, Taylorville School District
I am currently the Technology Integration Specialist. Prior to my new position, I taught 5th grade for 4 years and 2nd grade for 20+ years.


Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Do More with Google Sheets
Google Sheets has a host of built in features that will help you to do more with your data than just formatting it. This workshop will cover key features such as conditional formatting, pivot tables, charts, and web publishing to help you gain insights from your data. You'll never see Google Sheets in the same way!

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Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Featured Presentation: Wireshark 101
Demonstration and walk through using Wireshark. Topics covered include capturing techniques, filtering techniques and customization to get to problems faster when capturing packets. Follow along with sample packet captures.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Souza

Aaron Souza

Friday Featured Presenter


Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Formative Assessment Toolkit
Are you weary because online formative assessment tools seem too hard? If yes, this is the interactive session for you! It goes in-depth with the five categories of technology based formative assessment (quick feedback, quiz games, integrated presentation, video assessment, and no device) and explains what the tools does, how to use the tool, and experience the tool from the students perspective. Let this simple toolkit lead your way to becoming a pro with online formative assessment!


Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Genius Hour: Inquiry-Based Learning
Do you want to transform your classroom into a place where students want to come and learn? Do you want to empower students to become independent learners? Come join us to discover how to implement Genius Hour, an inquiry-based learning process.

Speakers
avatar for Sasha Courtney

Sasha Courtney

Teacher, Smithton CCSD 130
I am a 4th grade teacher with a passion for technology. I love to bring new ides and concepts to the classroom. I also love to train teachers to become more familiar with technology.


Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

How We Gamified Google Certification Training
After running a sit-and-get Google Certification training in our district, we decided things had to change. So we used free websites, Google Forms and Sheets, and a little creativity to immerse our teachers in a fun, self-paced, gamified Google Certification training system that prepares them for the Level 1 Exam. Come see how we did it, and add a little play to your PD.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Leveraging OER for Student Success!
There are many innovative open educational resources [OER] being developed and available for teaching different subject areas. OER offer low or no-cost peer-reviewed materials as well as cutting-edge adaptive and personalized technologies. I will present significant findings from two pilot studies [OK and IL] using the OpenStax psychology text coupled with Lrnr, which have increased student success. I will also share links to great online resources for further exploration.


Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Senior Year Podcasts: Belief Statements That You Won't Believe
Senior podcasting in a "suburban" district just outside a university town sounds like it could be all fluff. The belief statements generated in this high school English class will blow your mind! A "no holds barred" approach was taken with these casts and the emotional roller coaster that we want to share with you, will change your life. From teens struggling with self harm to coping with survivor's remorse, we'll walk you through, from the tech side to the teaching side.

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Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Technology Trends: Exploring How the 4C’s Foster an Innovative Classroom
With emerging technology trends, how do we create and facilitate a space for encouraging innovation and “failing forward” with our students and colleagues? Our goal is to provide participants with a digital toolbox that develops and enhances the implementation of technology trends revolving around the 4C’s (creativity, collaboration, communication, & critical thinking), the ISTE standards, and digital literacy. Our website link can be found here: https://goo.gl/W3RAvh​.

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Jennifer Albert

Scullen Middle School


Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Vivacious Vocabulary
Tired of hearing moans and groans when you assign vocabulary? Try these two interactive methods to inject excitement into monotonous vocabulary lessons! Make words more meaningful and easier to remember using vocabulary video and Google Slides!

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Schaeffer

Cathy Schaeffer

6th Grade Teacher, St. Mary School
I love finding new ways to get my students excited about learning! We use Vocabulary Videos and Google Slides to help us learn and remember challenging vocabulary words. One parent has told me she has heard her daughter using these words in her daily vocabulary! Music to a teacher's... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Web Apps for Younger Ones
We will show a number of web applications that work well with younger students (kindergarten through grade three). From tried and true to brand new each teacher will find at least one that they can use next week in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hess

Mark Hess

Technology Director, St. Paul's Lutheran School
Mark has been the director of technology at St. Paul's Lutheran School now in Bourbonnais since 1999. He has been a teacher since 1982. He not only is the network administrator, but teaches computing skills to kindergarten through eighth graders each week. He has led groups and sessions... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

9:10am

Vendor Session TBA
TBA

Friday November 16, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

10:10am

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Break & Prizes -- IETC.AlludoLearning.com
Complete activities to be registered for raffle prizes.
Login at:  IETC.AlludoLearning.com

Friday November 16, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Blended Learning for Everyone
Come experience first hand the way our tech coaches are using the blended learning approach with teachers to emulate the student classroom experience. We will showcase tools and techniques that mix traditional classroom instruction with online learning as a way to personalize instruction. Participants will be immersed in a blended learning experience as you engage in this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Buteau

Erin Buteau

Instructional Tech Coach, Joliet Public School District 86
Erin Buteau is currently an Instructional Tech Coach with JPSD86 and has been for 10 years. In the past, she has taught middle school math and primary SpEd along with "Teaching with Technology" at Chicago State University and Lewis University. Erin is a digital native who has been... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital V Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

CANCELED 11/16 due to illness: Why I Teach My Students to Pick Locks
CANCELED

Speakers
avatar for Mike Jones

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 →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

CANCELED due to illness: Redefining the Paperless Classroom with OneNote and Teams
CANCELED

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Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital III Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Coding Across Content Areas
Coding can easily be included in every class at your school. This 21st-Century skill is no longer just for techies or computer science class! Today, every student can code, and every teacher can teach it. Using Sphero and drones, we will demonstrate practical, high-interest coding activities for art, consumer education, English, math, physical education, science, and social science classes. Activities are high school level, but can be modified for lower grades.

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Eileen Jones

Eileen Jones has been a Media Specialist at Oak Lawn Community High School for 9 years. A graduate from Augustana University with a degree in English Education, Ms. Jones obtained her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and another master’s... Read More →
avatar for Janet Meyers

Janet Meyers

Technology Coach, Oak Lawn Community High School
Janet Meyers has been a business/technology teacher at Oak Lawn High School for 23 years. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University Business School, Mrs. Meyers obtained her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in school leadership from Olivet Nazarene... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

EASY Rubric Grading With Google Classroom
This session will present an EASY way to use Google Sheets and Google Classroom to create rubrics YOU design to give students in depth evaluation and feedback. The rubric gives you have an evaluation tool that will produce consistent feedback for students that they can use as a target for completing assignments or projects. You get a tool that does most of the clerical work for you.
Presentation URL - https://goo.gl/gJ7khN 
Join the class! - Google Classroom Class Code 8djnzf

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Niehaus

Charlie Niehaus

Technology Director, Altamont Unit #10 Schools
I have been a tech director for Altamont Schools for about 25 years and I have been teaching for about 30. Altamont is a small school unit (about 750 students) and we have been a one to one school for grades 5-12 for about 7 years and 1-1 down to 1st grade for about 5 years.This year... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Featured Presentation: Wireshark 102
Take your basic wireshark skills to a new (intermediate) level. Diagnosing problems faster using advanced filters (capture and display). Basic wireshark knowledge expected if you don't attend the "wireshark 101" presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Souza

Aaron Souza

Friday Featured Presenter


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Formative Assessment Throwdown
We'll share our favorite apps for formative assessment. YOU decide which tool you'd rather here about and what practice it informs and enhances for students. 

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avatar for Derrick Swistak

Derrick Swistak

Science Teacher/Instructional Coach, Maine Township District 207
I am a Google Education Trainer as well as a cooperative learning teacher leader. I am happy to help or learn about how technology and best practice can aid student understanding and class cohesiveness.


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Geeks Roundtable
Open Forum for any tech related questions. Someone in the room will have an answer.

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avatar for Chris Wherley

Chris Wherley

Network and Technology Services Coordinator, Illinois LTC
Chris Wherley is the Network and Technology Services Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Prior to joining the LTC, Chris was the Director of Technology at an Illinois K-12 Public School District for 21 years and gained a broad knowledge of technologies... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Hello, My Name is ____ and I'm a Failure! Embracing the Fail in Technology & Life (Also Thur. @ 12:50-1:50pm)
If we understand the role that failure plays in our learning, we can help ourselves “embrace the fail.” Hear successful people reflect on failure, learn how failure is necessary for success, create your own "Failure Resume", and consider how to use failures to inspire students, colleagues and, ultimately, ourselves.

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avatar for Alicia Duell

Alicia Duell

Director of Technology & Information Services, Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21
Alicia Duell is the Director of Technology and Information Services for Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21. Prior to her experience in district-level technology leadership, Alicia was a school librarian. The ever-increasing levels of technology integration in schools... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital I Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

How to Break in to the World of Breakout EDU
Attendees will learn and experience how they can use Breakout EDU in the elementary classroom. They will get the opportunity to experience different puzzles (regular and digital) to help understand the potential of Breakout EDU in their classroom. Breakout EDU games touch on all the 4 C’s (Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication) and can be used in all content areas. Attendees will leave with resources and confidence about using Breakout EDU in their classroom.

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Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Let's ROCK Domain 3!!! Instruction: The Core of Teaching
In this Interactive session, teachers will be introduced to instructional strategies that support their instructional practice which are strategically aligned to Domain 3 of the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Teachers will walk away with ready-to-use strategies and tools to enhance their practice which also provides evidence for evaluations.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Griffin

Monica Griffin

Educator/ Framework for Teaching Specialist, Chicago Public Schools
Monica meets the diverse needs of teachers, students and learning environments by providing educational services that will enhance performance. Her professional experience includes serving as a Special Education teacher for grades K - 12, Special Education Case Manager, Freshman Academy... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Listen Up! Start Podcasting Today!
Are you interested in starting an education podcast? Maybe a classroom podcast? Or even better, what if your students could podcast?  If you've asked yourself these questions, then you need to join this session! I'll show you how to quickly and easily start a podcast TODAY, with no special equipment necessary. Learn how to use Anchor to record, customize, edit, and publish your podcast. So easy, you and/or your students can podcast in no time at all. Bring a smartphone or a laptop and get ready to start podcasting!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bates

Brian Bates

Digital Learning Coordinator, Learning Technology Center
Brian Bates is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Brian leads and develops events, programs, and resources in support of digital learning, digital citizenship, emerging technologies, instructional issues and trends, technology integration... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Ready Player One: Gamify for Everyone
Know students who can't sit still? Look bored? Strive on competition? This is the session for you! Turn your classroom into a gamified environment with student engagement, discussion, competition, and high results! Help your students learn from their mistakes while ditching the worksheet and turning it into a hands-on game faster than you can think! Get your students to reach their goal and level up. Join us for a hands-on approach to learning while we "level up" our schools! BYOD. Check out the presentation! https://goo.gl/J6Cqvs

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Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital II Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Teaching and Learning with Alice 3D
Introduce students to an object-oriented program, free, accessible, Java-based Alice 3 environment to program games, animations, and interactive narratives for middle-school, high school to university students, for Computer Science, practically any subject! This session provides an overview of the curriculum, how to download the Alice 3 environment, strategies for teaching and learning Alice 3, tutorials, and a demonstration-walk through of programming a simple interactive scene.


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital IV Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

11:00am

Yes, you CAN use Chromebooks in the math classroom!
Are you having a hard time using Chromebooks in your math classroom? In this session, we will explore a variety of tools that will make Chromebooks work in your math classroom. Tools for centers, flipped classrooms, and student interactives will be shown, in addition to teacher resource tools. By the end of this session with Pete, a certified mathematics teacher, you’ll agree that, yes, you CAN use Chromebooks in the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Pete Dulany

Pete Dulany

President / Founder, Dulany Consulting Inc.
After spending ten years as a high school math and technology teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, Pete Dulany has spent the last six years helping schools across the country reach their technology goals. Pete is a faculty member at Concordia University Chicago, a Google Certified Trainer... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

12:00pm

Luncheon Keynote: Reimagining Education: Teachers as Learners and Students as Leaders
In this passionate talk, third grade teacher Kayla Delzer speaks about her mission to revitalize learning, relationships, and the classroom environment. Kayla explains how to release the power in the classroom by giving students ownership of their learning and making it relevant to them. Breaking down the four walls of the classroom allows her students to become globally connected – and you won’t believe the endeavors her students conquer by embracing purposeful technology. Published on Oct 13, 2015 via TEDx – This keynote is an expanded version of her popular TEDx talk.

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avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

Keynote Speaker
Kayla Delzer is a globally awarded 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. In fact, The New York Times named her “one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States”.She has ten years of teaching experience in second and third grade. Kayla holds her master’s... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:10pm
Ballroom Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

CANCELED 11/15 due to weather: Beyond the Basics with Google Classroom
CANCELED

Speakers
avatar for Jess Landes

Jess Landes

Elementary Digital Literacy, Marion Community Unit School District 2
Jess Landes is an elementary digital literacy teacher in Southern Illinois and has been teaching in the Marion Unit #2 School District for 16 years. Her teaching experiences have been in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Several years ago, Jess was asked to pilot the first 1:1... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

Choose Your Own Adventure in Learning
How to make learning more differentiated through Google Forms. I'll walk you through how to make a branched Google Form and how to use this effectively to build better learners.

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avatar for Derrick Swistak

Derrick Swistak

Science Teacher/Instructional Coach, Maine Township District 207
I am a Google Education Trainer as well as a cooperative learning teacher leader. I am happy to help or learn about how technology and best practice can aid student understanding and class cohesiveness.


Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Sangamon Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

Creating Tomorrow’s Innovators with a Genius Hour
Author Joy Kirr encourages educators to shift their thinking about how we teach and what educational experiences we provide for our students. In her book, “Shift This,” teachers are called to step outside of the conventional school experience and tap into student passion. In this session, participants will be guided through the process of Genius Hour which demands next generation skill of brainstorming, design, collaboration, and reflection. .Bring your own device to fully participate in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Moulton

Kari Moulton

Educational Technology Coach, Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53
Kari has been incorporating technology in her classroom for the past ten years. Starting with smartboards in the classroom to now 1:1 devices, Kari is constantly looking for ways to engage her students in technology. A technology leader in her district; leading various trainings for... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Illinois Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

Featured Session: Demonstrating Student Understanding Through Technology
Technology can give even the quietest students a voice and a chance to shine. This session will target different apps that help students demonstrate what they have learned using both their voice and work. Often students can show that they understand something, but have difficulty explaining how they know they have mastered a concept. Several student examples will be shown, and ample time will be provided to explore the apps.
*A list of apps will be provided beforehand to download. Please check back.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

Keynote Speaker
Kayla Delzer is a globally awarded 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. In fact, The New York Times named her “one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States”.She has ten years of teaching experience in second and third grade. Kayla holds her master’s... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

Flipped Learning for Teachers= ENGAGED PD
This session is designed to promote professional development opportunity within a collaborative digital format. We will brainstorm ideas to flip meetings, screencast resources, building PD hyperdocs for PLC discussion, create a Google Site to house information, and utilize an online learning platform to work with educators on professional growth and improvement.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Jennings

Kathryn Jennings

Principal, Nielson Elementary School
@engagedliteracyCurriculum, Instruction, New Admin, ELA, Engagement



Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

G-Suite Admin -- Google management for your school and your sanity.
The district still says: “Do more, with less.” But the teachers and students all bounce from: “Do more (in more ways) with more and more and more options.” to “Do less and get more.”  We sit in the middle of it with an ever changing environment and “bag of tricks.” Here’s a chance to talk about what’s changed, what’s improved and share tips, tricks and challenges. The goal of the session? Everybody leaves with a new resource, a new tool and a new way to put a little more time back in their own day.

Speakers
avatar for Butch Wilson

Butch Wilson

Director of Technology, Christopher CUSD#99
Director of TechnologyChristopher Unit School District #99Google Certified TrainerG-Suite Admin Trainer


Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

Google Keep: A Researchers Must Have
Throw out the paper, index cards, and post it notes! It’s time to get digital with Google Keep. Keep and the powerful Keep extension, together allow researchers to capture text, images, voice, links and video with a click. Customize to stay organized by using the color coding and labeling features. Working with a partner? Keeps got it, Collaboration made simple. Keep is an experience for grades 6+.

Speakers
avatar for Taneesha Thomas

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 →



Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

Pitch that PowerPoint!: Other Tech Tools to Engage Students
PowerPoints and other slideshow tools are overused in classrooms. Students often groan when they are assigned another slideshow and just regurgitate information. What is the benefit of that in the classroom? This presentation offers alternative tech tools to engage students in the learning process! Create new tasks and projects with various tech applications to provide chances for creativity and collaboration in the classroom!

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Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

Power Up: Empowering and Engaging with Mini Games
With time limits, non-traditional materials, and competition, mini games entice students and energize the classroom, all while developing and strengthening student skills. Whether new to gamification or looking to bring more mini games into the classroom, participants will leave with ideas to start using mini games immediately across multiple contents to engage and motivate students and reinforce learning.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Crawford

Stefanie Crawford

Instructional Coach, Dunlap CUSD 323
Stefanie Crawford taught middle school ELA for 12 years and is now an instructional coach. Stefanie is passionate about learning, creating, and inspiring other educators. She has a real passion for classroom and PD gamification, sketchnotes, trying new things, and all things Harry... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

1:20pm

Seesaw 2.0
Intermediate & Advanced Users of Seesaw join forces to explore the world of possibilities using Seesaw, the BEST TOOL for student driven portfolios & the EASIEST parent communication all in one FREE app! See how to finally ditch the worksheet entirely, engaging students actively, and promote parent involvement. Step outside the "comfortable" bubble and explore what Seesaw actually has to offer in a hands-on presentation. Please bring your own computer or tablet.

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Friday November 16, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:30pm

CANCELED 11/14 due to weather: Build your own website with Google Sites!
CANCELED

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor

Social Studies Teacher, Highland CUSD5


Friday November 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza C Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:30pm

EdPuzzle: Taking the Puzzle out of Student Engagement
Have you ever found yourself puzzled over student engagement? Asking yourself, “how do I get my students fully engaged with my lesson?” Many of those students who are not engaged in your classroom, go home and turn to instructional videos to help them complete their homework. Imagine if you could use these same videos in your classroom to increase student engagement! In this workshop you will learn how EdPuzzle can help you do all of this and so much more! Bring your own device to fully participate in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Jurkowski

Rebecca Jurkowski

TEACHER, FEA


Friday November 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza A Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:30pm

From Day 1: Coaching for Maximum Impact
Discover the foundations for an effective coaching team! Considering the factors necessary for a school-based coaching program that makes an impact. Participants will investigate ways administrators, coaches, and teachers can establish a positive collaborative culture of shared leadership converging toward a cohesive plan of school improvement focused on student learning.


Friday November 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza D Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:30pm

Getting Your Game On!: The Gamification of Professional Development
Hear the story of how Alludo Learning has transformed technology 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?

Speakers
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 →
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Jill Wollet

Technology Teacher Instructional Leader, Springfield 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 →



Friday November 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:30pm

Getting Your Google Drive Organized
Is your Google Drive out of control?  Come learn some quick and easy tips to tame your Google Drive and get it organized so that you can use Google to its fullest potential - to be collaboratively productive!

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Friday November 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza B Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:30pm

Hanging Out Across the District
Utilizing Google Hangouts and Google Classroom, Joliet Public School District 86’s students are pairing up in multiple schools to explore content without the boundaries of classroom walls. In this blended learning experience, you will learn how to use the powerful tools of Hangouts and Classroom to collaborate with others while broadening your own resources.


Presentation: tinyurl.com/IETC18Hanging

Speakers
avatar for Erin Buteau

Erin Buteau

Instructional Tech Coach, Joliet Public School District 86
Erin Buteau is currently an Instructional Tech Coach with JPSD86 and has been for 10 years. In the past, she has taught middle school math and primary SpEd along with "Teaching with Technology" at Chicago State University and Lewis University. Erin is a digital native who has been... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

2:30pm

Sketchnoting 101
Meeting the needs of all learners is a constant struggle. In this interactive experience learn a new strategy and supporting tools to help further differentiate your instruction. Learn how to share sketchnoting and give all students a voice and sense of empowerment. Come experience first hand how visual note taking can impact your classroom. You don’t have to be artistic or creative to be talented at sketchnoting!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Zilly

Lindsay Zilly

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland SD 135
I am a K-8 Instructional Technology Coach in Orland IL. I have been in education for 12 years and continue to learn something new every day. I am a teacher, coach, student, mom, Apple Learning Specialist and sketchnoter. In order for our students to think differently, we must think... Read More →



Friday November 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza F Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703
 


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