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Thursday, March 2 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
So We're Future Ready, What's Next? The Continuing Journey of a Future Ready District.

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This session will feature a panel of District 56 administrators and teachers who have been key players in propelling the district into a future ready status. Not only will we share the work that it took to establish that environment, but we will focus on what is next in our journey moving forward and the initiatives that we are now able to tackle thanks to becoming Future Ready. Some of these initiatives include our Flexible Learning Environments, STEM Labs, MakerSpaces, Breakout EDU, Digital Literacies, and our Code To The Future Curriculum that embeds coding in every core subject in the district beginning with Kindergarten through 2nd grade this year and adding each grade in the next 2 years.

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Dain Elman

STEM Director, Gurnee District 56
Dain Elman taught middle school technology class for 14 years and is now the STEM Director at Gurnee District 56. He spends his time helping staff and students play with robots, build structures, print in 3D, launch rockets, Photoshop images, wire circuits, and more. He also coaches... Read More →
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Phil Hintz

Director of Technology, Gurnee School District 56
Phil Hintz is the Director of Technology for Gurnee School District 56 in Gurnee, Illinois where he has been for the past 12 years. Currently, Phil's district is in their 6th year of a district- wide, 1:1 iPad initiative for all 2400 students and teachers in grades Pre-K through 8... Read More →
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Dr. John Hutton

Dr. John Hutton has served as the superintendent at Gurnee School District 56 in Illinois for eight years. He was one of 100 superintendents to be invited to a White House Summit in November of 2014 as part of the national campaign to make all schools Future Ready and will be hosting... Read More →
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Colleen Pacatte

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Assessment, Gurnee School District 56
Colleen Pacatte is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment at Gurnee School District 56. During this time she developed a layered approach to professional development to support the highly successful 1:1 initiative in this K-8 school district.

Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Salon III

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