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Welcome to IETC 2018 Sched!  Learn, explore and connect with other innovative educators to harness the power of technology and prepare future-ready students!  We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Please note that slight adjustments may be made to the Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16 General Conference schedule, so please check back periodically to ensure you’re reading the most current information.  

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1-hour Playground [clear filter]
Thursday, November 15


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!

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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


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!

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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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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

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