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Thursday, November 15


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.

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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 8:30am - 9:20am
Ballroom Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703
Friday, November 16


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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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

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