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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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Full-Day Workshop [clear filter]
Wednesday, November 14


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.


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


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!


Vicki O'Boyle

Community Consolidated School District 15
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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


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.

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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 →

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


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.

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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


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.

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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

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