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Wednesday, March 1
 

3:30pm

Dedicated Exhibit Hall
Join our 130+ Exhibitors and Corporate Partners in our Exhibit Hall to learn about the many products and services they have to offer. Visit their booths to learn about ICE Conference specials and to enter vendor raffles and drawings for prizes!

Wednesday March 1, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Expo Hall

3:45pm

EdTech Leader Panel Discussion
Join us during our Exhibit Hall Openign Celebration to hear from a panel of EdTech Leaders on creating a successful edtech culture. Our panel discussion will be moderated by EdSurge CEO, Betsy Corcoran.

Moderators
avatar for Betsy Corcoran

Betsy Corcoran

Elizabeth “Betsy” Corcoran is co-founder and CEO of EdSurge , an award-winning news and information source on education technology. EdSurge delivers weekly newsletters, runs a vibrant jobs board, and a series of powerful Summits that bring together educators and entrepreneurs who are decision makers. Ms. Corcoran is an award winning journalist. She spent 10 years with Forbes, where she served as Executive Editor for technology at Forbes... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Marcie Faust

Marcie Faust

Director for Innovative Learning, District 109
With more than 10 years of teaching experience, Marcie Faust focuses on guiding teachers to rethink the way they educate today's students in an ever-changing world. She specializes in coaching teachers toward implementation of project-based learning and effective technology integration through innovative teaching practices in the 21st-century classroom. Marcie became a teacher in 2003 after realizing that she wanted to connect with kids. Since... Read More →
avatar for Stan Gorbatkin

Stan Gorbatkin

Assistant Superintendent, Technology Services, Indian Prairie School District 204
Stan Gorbatkin is in his 33rd year in Education with 29 of those years in Indian Prairie School District 204. Stan has served as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal before joining the District-level administrative team. He currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services/CTO, and has led the technology strategic planning process for Indian Prairie since 2010. While in his current role, Stan has presented at the... Read More →
avatar for Ben Grey

Ben Grey

Ben is the Assistant Superintendent for Innovative Learning and Communications in Community Consolidated School District 59. He loves the work he gets to engage as he seeks innovative ways to afford students and staff greater opportunities to experience authentic learning in the formal and informal spaces of education. Ben spent the first eight years of his career in education as a classroom teacher where he taught fifth, sixth, and seventh... Read More →
avatar for Jason Klein

Jason Klein

Assistant Superintendent for Technology & Learning, Maine Township High School District 207
Formerly a middle school teacher and principal, Jason Klein served as the Chief Information Officer in Community Consolidated School District 21 previously and is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Technology & Learning in Maine Township High School District 207. Jason’s instructional focus is to use the curriculum to provide all students with exciting, challenging, and differentiated authentic learning experiences. Jason... Read More →
avatar for Jason Markey

Jason Markey

Jason Markey was named principal at East Leyden High School starting in the 2012-13 school year after previously serving the district both as an assistant principal and as a social studies teacher.  Jason helped lead a district initiative to move the Leyden School District to 1:1, with every student issued a Google Chromebook.  In 2012 Jason became a Google Certified Teacher with the goal of continuing his own growth as a learner first... Read More →


Wednesday March 1, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Expo Hall

4:30pm

Superintendent Panel Discussion
Join us during our Exhibit Hall opening to hear from a panel of Superintendents on how they have created a collaborative school environment and utilized technology in changing instruction, redesigned classrooms and improved communication within their districts. The Superintendent Panel Discussion will be moderated by EdSurge CEO, Betsy Corcoran.

Moderators
avatar for Betsy Corcoran

Betsy Corcoran

Elizabeth “Betsy” Corcoran is co-founder and CEO of EdSurge , an award-winning news and information source on education technology. EdSurge delivers weekly newsletters, runs a vibrant jobs board, and a series of powerful Summits that bring together educators and entrepreneurs who are decision makers. Ms. Corcoran is an award winning journalist. She spent 10 years with Forbes, where she served as Executive Editor for technology at Forbes... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Jon Bartelt

Jon Bartelt

Dr. Bartelt is the Superintendent of Schools in Bloomingdale School District 13, serving nearly 1,300 K-8 students and their families in northeast DuPage County in Illinois. Bloomingdale School District 13 has maintained focus on a set of core values that have resulted in success throughout the organization: ensuring that every student will learn, treating everyone with honor and respect, and working together to achieve. The District has... Read More →
avatar for John Carver

John Carver

John is the superintendent of schools for the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District. Collaborating with business, industry, elected officials and higher education, John is leading the charge to vision and make operational a new structure of learning grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Howard-Winn is working to seamlessly embed technology into instruction and uses social media to break down classroom silos... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Duling

Shannon Duling

Mr. Duling spent two years at Eureka College before completing his degree in Elementary Education at Illinois State University in 1994, followed by his Master’s degree in Educational Administration, also from Illinois State University in 1997 and his Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois in Champaign, in 2007. Mr. Duling is currently in his 23rd year in education and has... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Courtney Orzel

Dr. Courtney Orzel

Superintendent, Lemont-Bromberek SD113A
Dr. Courtney Orzel currently serves as the superintendent of Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A. An experienced educator with 18 years in public education, Dr. Orzel previously served as a middle school principal and assistant principal as well as a middle school and high school teacher. She received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has worked as an adjunct professor at the University of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Karen Sullivan

Dr. Karen Sullivan

Superintendent, Indian Prairie District 204
Dr. Karen Sullivan was appointed as Indian Prairie District 204's superintendent in 2014. Indian Prairie is the fourth largest school district in the state of Illinois, serving 28,500 students in 33 schools in Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, and Plainfield. As Superintendent, Dr. Sullivan has overseen the launch of numerous STEM and technology initiatives including the opening of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, a collaborative... Read More →
avatar for Hank Thiele

Hank Thiele

Dr. Henry Thiele is the superintendent of District 99, which includes Downers Grove North High School and Downers Grove South High School in Illinois. These two premier High Schools high schools, serve over 5,000 students, drawing from several area communities District 99 went fully “1:1” in the 2016 school year; every student is now equipped with a Chromebook to use both inside and outside of school and to keep over the... Read More →


Wednesday March 1, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Expo Hall
 
Thursday, March 2
 

7:30am

Exhibit Hall Open
Thursday March 2, 2017 7:30am - 4:00pm
Expo Hall

8:00am

Keynote: Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning
Awe is a huge component of life—it’s hardwired in our brains. When we experience the sensation of awe, we are consumed by wonder, relevancy, emotion, engagement, inspiration, and real-world connections. Awe is a driving force for learning that will not just benefit our students now, but also well into their future. However, traditional views and functions of school deprives many students from experiencing the joy and power of awe as a catalyst for meaningful learning. During this keynote, Eric will share innovative, research-based practices that you can implement to bring back a sense of awe to learning.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger

"Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Salons I-IV

10:00am

Beyond The Hashtag: Community Engagement Through Digital Storytelling
The hashtag has been a game changer as innovative educators are now using social media to promote school success. But that's just the first step to a successful social media plan. It's time to go beyond the hashtag and take your digital storytelling to the next level.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Goins

Greg Goins

Dr. Greg Goins is a K-12 school leader, adjunct professor, writer, speaker, podcaster and passionate advocate for creating Future Ready Schools to meet the needs of a new generation of digital learners. Dr. Goins is a former principal, teacher, coach and second generation school leader with 16 years of experience in Educational Leadership. He currently serves as the Superintendent at West Frankfort CUSD No. 168 in southern Illinois. | | As... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Stage Amphitheater

10:00am

Creating Engaging Activities for Student Writers
How can you revamp and redesign writing activities to engage students to enthusiastically share their written word in diverse ways? Where and what online resources can students use to create, share, and publish? Participants will explore varied ways to transform learning based on practical and research-based concepts leading to dynamic opportunities to engage student writers. During this hands on and interactive session, participants will gain new knowledge and resources to support writing in the digital age.

Presenters
avatar for Mila Thomas-Fuller

Mila Thomas-Fuller

Mila Thomas Fuller, Ed.D., is an innovative ed tech leader with expertise in instructional technology from strategy through to implementation. She has nearly two decades of experience in learning and teaching with technology through her work with associations, districts, schools and universities. | | In her current role as assistant director of online learning for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education, Fuller... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Coral

10:00am

Social Media Interns
Social Media is how our children communicate and we must train and harness the power of their message. Empower your students to Tweet/Insta/Snap as a member of your school team. Our parents didn't throw us the keys to their car and let us drive on our own, we must show our kids the proper way to be 'social!'

Presenters
avatar for Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome is currently a Director of Innovation and Technology, and former Elementary Principal for six years. Adam also taught elementary school for seven years and set up one of the first GAFE domains in his county. Adam was Principal of the Year for his ACSA region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, ACSA and also writes his own blog on a weekly basis. Adam also consults and... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
New Orleans Ballroom

10:00am

Classroom Tips, Tricks, and Tools: From A to Z!
Join us for a fast-paced session that will introduce you to an alphabet full of classroom tools, tips and tricks. You will take away ideas for managing your classroom, grouping students, facilitating discussions, integrating Chromebooks, formatively assessing students and more. Get ready to practice your A B C's!

Presenters
avatar for Allison Gest

Allison Gest

Science Department Chair, Maine District 207
I am a Geology Teacher and Science Department Chair at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL. I am also a Google Education Trainer. I have students use all kinds of technology, especially GAFE on a daily basis in a 1:1 chromebook environment. I help provide professional development to demonstrate how technology can be infused with other research-based strategies.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon I

10:00am

Do You Want Your Students to Explain Everything?
In this session, students from Downers Grove North will demonstrate how they use the Explain Everything app on their Chromebooks. The students will describe the functionality of Explain Everything, create a new project, use the toolbar to create content, record, and export a project.

The students led this session as professional development at Downers Grove North demonstrating for the teachers how they might utilize the features of Explain Everything in the classroom. Student-led PD was a great experience for this group - join us to hear the details!

An Explain Everything representative will also join us to showcase the partnership we formed since the time of adoption.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Lichtman

Lisa Lichtman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Downers Grove North High School
Instructional technology coordinator & former CTE teacher.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Turquoise B

10:00am

Educators of the Future: Refreshing the ISTE Standards for Teachers
Help shape the future of education! The ISTE Standards provide a framework for digital age teaching and learning that is amplified by technology. The 2016 refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students both confirmed fundamental skills and also revealed key shifts in the current and coming state of education. How are teachers to be prepared for these shifts, both in terms of preparing their students and being prepared themselves? How can the ISTE Standards support and guide teacher agency, professional development, and innovative learning design? Join this interactive session to share your perspective on the future of the teaching profession and the shape of the refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers!

Presenters
avatar for Susan Larson

Susan Larson

Director of Affiliate Relations, ISTE
Susan Larson is ISTE's Director of Affiliate Relations and well-versed in the ISTE Standards.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon III

10:00am

Engage Students with CS Concepts in Your Content Area
By now, you’ve probably read at least one article explaining the importance of teaching all students to code. But, do you really understand how the careers of NOW and the future use coding? Want to learn tips on how you can incorporate skills that prepare your students for reality? Join us as we investigate computer science fundamentals so that you can apply them in math, foreign language, ELA and other contents. Learn where you can incorporate coding concepts to support the critical thinking of students.

Presenters
CW

Cathy Wojcik

Cathy has been a Business Education Teacher for the last 14 years. She has taught at Victor J. Andrew High School for the last 11 years and have focused on technology courses. Courses taught include Microsoft Certification, Web Design, App Development, Entrepreneurship, Keyboarding and General Business. She has taken summer courses at Mobile Makers to learn and practice the curriculum that is used in the classroom to better prepare herself to... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon IV

10:00am

Inquiry-starters & PBL: Constructing Digital Narratives
Student inquiry can form a basis for the development of deep understanding of a content area that will result in students having a solid grasp of the “facts” of a subject. Through inquiry facts are learned, not by rote, but by the process of in-depth exploration resulting in greater retention. Students may also develop a passion for a subject that can last a lifetime. This session explores how to present content in a way that serves as a springboard for student inquiry. Learn how to craft “hooks,” scenarios and digital narratives that highlight those events or phenomena that can lead to good questions and research. Emphasizing the use of primary sources, digital resources, and a problem-based learning approach, this session offers the opportunity to enrich curricular units and integrate technology.

Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Banach

Rebecca Banach

Library Information Teacher, Barrington CUSD 220
I am a K-12 licensed school library information specialist and technology specialist. I have my MSLIS from Dominican University and my CAS in Technology in Education from National Louis University. I am passionate about children's literature, technology integration, and meaningful learning.
avatar for Stacey Lang

Stacey Lang

Library Information Specialist, Barrington CUSD220
I am celebrating my 20th year as a library information specialist! For the past 12 years, I have been employed in Barrington 220 as an elementary library information specialist. Prior to this, I worked in Iowa, first as a K-12 specialist for three years, and then as an elementary media specialist in Ankeny for 4 years. | My background includes an undergrad degree in elementary education with a reading endorsement, and a Master's Degree in... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mary Marks

Dr. Mary Marks

Library Information Teacher, Barrington CUSD 220
For the past 26 years, I have been employed by Barrington 220 as a K-12 licensed school library information specialist. My library and classroom teaching experiences as a middle and high school social studies/history teacher have led to instructional and field study partnerships with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, National Geographic, the Field Museum, Illinois Geographic Alliance Institute, and the Library of Congress. Since... Read More →
avatar for Amy Rolain

Amy Rolain

Library Information Specialist, Arnett C. Lines Elementary
For the past twelve years, I have been employed by Barrington 220 as a K-12 licensed school library information specialist. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, I began my career in 1996 as an elementary classroom teacher and curriculum designer at Lincoln School in Mundelein. I continued as an elementary teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota, where I began my MLIS degree at the College of St. Catherine. I finished my degree at... Read More →



Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Preservation Hall

10:00am

Make Computer Science for All a Reality with Tynker.com
In January of 2016, the White House created a campaign for Computer Science for All, to push the need for the 600,000 tech jobs that were going unfilled across America. Building any STEAM program should include computer science, but there are a lot of tools out there. And what grade level do you start with? With Tynker, I’ll show you how you can start coding with kindergarten, move your way up to 8th grade, track those skills and concepts mastery with the Tynker Dashboard. With Tynker, you can control “connected toys” and so much more. The possibilities are endless. Integrating STEAM has never been so important- and so much fun!

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Rezac

Daniel Rezac

Dir. of Academic Technology, Quest Academy
Daniel Rezac is the Director of Academic Technology and STEAM Coordinator at Quest Academy in Palatine. He’s an organizer for EdCamp Illinois, and recently was the lead organizer for Palatine’s first Maker Faire. Daniel is a Google Certified Innovator and a founding organizer of EdCamp Illinois. Most recently he organized Palatine’s first official Maker Faire. This year, Daniel has been implementing computer science school-wide at Quest... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Broadway B

10:00am

Project based learning in the classroom using iPads and Chromebooks
What is Project Based Learning? Using PBL allows students to have choice in their work and to come away with a high level of engagement. Thus, they will truly learn to create products. Participants will see a variety of project based examples that have been created using iPads and Chromebooks. Additionally, they will walk away with hands on experience using such apps as stop motion, iMovie, and WeVideo that will be able to integrate into their classroom immediately.

Presenters
avatar for Rob Lightfoot

Rob Lightfoot

7th Grade Reading and Writing, CCSD15
Rob is currently teaching 7th grade reading and writing at Plum Grove Junior Rolling Meadows. He was the recipient of the Ice Educator of the Year award in 2013. Additionally, he taught technology integration in the classroom at Elmhurst College. Presently he is piloting using Chrombooks as 1:1 devices in his classroom. He also uses iPads to help integrate project based learning in the classroom.
avatar for Kelly Mollenhauer

Kelly Mollenhauer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, CCSD15
I am an instructional technology coordinator for CCSD15 in Palatine, IL. Our district has 20 schools with 12,000 students. I love learning about new ways to incorporate technology and love learning new things! I plan and present professional development sessions for administrators and teachers. I also work in classrooms directly with students and teachers.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Broadway C

10:00am

STEM Games and Art Prompts: STEAMing Up Your Classroom
Explore free lessons, activities, and online games to STEAM up your classroom and take learning to a cosmic level. We will discuss free resources covering the K-12 spectrum. Examples include traveling through space in an online game and making a scalable model of the solar system, playing a laser game and doing time-lapse photography with lasers, electrifying your classroom with activities that will light up your world, and twisting things up with tornado activities that will blow your mind. Join us for learning about these STEAM resources and many more.

Presenters
MB

Mary Baker

Mary Baker is the director of SMARTspace@NIU, which provides free standards-aligned online STEAM learning opportunities for K-12 learners. Mary promotes student creativity through problem-based learning opportunities to help learners collaborate, engage in STEAM activities, develop innovative solutions to authentic problems, and make connections across multiple disciplines. Formerly, an art and technology specialist in Louisiana, Mary made her... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Sapphire

10:00am

Unleash the Power of Open: An Introduction to OER
Open Educational Resources (OER) are gaining popularity in K-12 education. Access to free, high quality resources can be highly beneficial for districts dealing with curriculum changes and challenging budgets. In this hands-on session you will explore the new world of OER - learn what they are, where to find them, and how you and your students can take advantage of the OER movement. You will also learn about the Illinois Open Educational Resource (IOER) searchable database, an online platform designed to help Illinois educators find, curate, organize, and share high quality standards-aligned OER. In this session we will explore how you can use the powerful features in IOER to support collaboration and share resources with fellow teachers, parents, and students.

Presenters
DK

Dr. Kristin Brynteson

Kristin Brynteson is the director of professional development in Northern Illinois University’s Center for P-20 Engagement. Through the P-20 Center she is involved in a variety of state- and university-wide initiatives, partnerships, and projects working to advance education from pre-school (P) through the graduate level (20). Kristin supports interdisciplinary STEAM education through annual events such as edcamp Northern Illinois and the... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Turquoise A

10:00am

Creating a Common Instructional Language
Berwyn South School District utilized SAMR to create a common instructional technology language. They collected quantitative and qualitative data for their action research question - Is there a correlation between teachers who integrate the SAMR model in their instruction and the performance data and overall school experience reported by students and parents?

Presenters
avatar for Jordan Garrett

Jordan Garrett

iDirector, Berwyn South School District 100
Jordan Garrett joined Berwyn South School District 100 in 2010 as a 1st grade co-teacher. She also taught 4th grade before becoming one of the District’s iCoaches, traveling throughout the district, instructing and coaching staff on the use, applications and capacity of technology in the classroom. Jordan is now the iDirector, Instructional Director, for BSD100. She oversees 1:1, District iCoaches, site visits, District 100’s iEngage... Read More →
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Ramona Towner

Ramona "Mona" Towner is an Instructional Coach in Berwyn South School District 100. The district offers 4,000+ K-8 students 24/7 access to an iPad. As an Instructional Coach, she travels to 8 buildings working with teachers to help them meet the standards and integrate technology. She serves on the district's Professional Development Team, Google Apps Administrator, Social Media Manager and VPP Manager for the iPad program for the District.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon VB

10:00am

Using Internal University and Online Learning to Support Teachers and Parents
This session will look at District 214’s journey of teacher, student, and parent support for instructional technology. The primary focus will be on our online course for parents and Internal University courses for professional development.

Presenters
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Dawn Bodden

Inovative Technology Facilitator, Rolling Meadows High School
Dawn has been a math teacher for 18 years and is currently in her third year as the Teaching & Learning Facilitator (TLF) at Rolling Meadows High School. Her role as the TLF provides support to students and staff with regards to instructional technology. This includes teaching staff and students how to use various educational apps and web resources in an instructional setting, as well as collaborating with staff on the creation of engaging... Read More →
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Gabriella Jackson

District Coordinator for Teaching & Learning, District 214
Gabriella has been with District 214 for 16 years. In her current position she serves as one of the two District Coordinators for Teaching and Learning. She has developed and taught two graduate level courses on "Teaching with Technology" that have been taken by teachers across District 214 through Internal University. After spending years supporting students and teachers, Gabriella is excited to turn her attention to supporting the parent... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon V

10:00am

Getting Started with Paper Circuits!
Are you looking for low-cost ways to enhance your circuitry curriculum? Looking for ways to add technology to your elementary and middle-school art projects? Join us as we experiment with low-cost paper circuit projects. Through the use of simple LED lights, watch batteries, and copper tape, teachers can re-enforce circuitry concepts and enhance current classroom art and design projects. During this workshop you'll have the opportunity to design your own light-up greeting card and learn about a variety of ways to incorporate paper circuits into your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently runs a district-wide robotics competition for grades 4-8 and sponsors broadcasting and Minecraft clubs at his school. Bill has been recognized as a 2013 Siemens STEM Fellow, 2014 Discovery Education DENny award winner and a Google Certified Teacher.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Studio - Exhibit Hall

10:00am

EdTech Revolution (X) Now What?
There’s no denying that the EdTech Revolution has arrived and we are living in the Digital Age of Education. So now what? Join Mike Patterson, Education Strategist for Illinois as he discusses next steps for districts including transforming our learning spaces by removing the front of the classroom, and the necessary focus on the cloud/digital security and safety.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

Keynote Speaker, CDW-G
Mike Patterson is a K-12 Education Strategist who works collaboratively with district leaders throughout the U.S. helping schools move forward into the modern era of teaching & learning. Discussing and strategically planning around the “Why”, “What” and “How” of high-access devices, interactive technology and collaborative learning space for your schools. After having spent a decade as an educator in Illinois as a Business... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon II

10:00am

Engaging your Classroom through Personalized Learning with SymbalooEDU
This is a BYOD presentation. Teachers & students accumulate many resources a year, let alone in a week. SymbalooEDU is an easy bookmarking tool that helps keep track of all your favorite websites and resources in one spot. Customize with SymbalooEDU to create a personal learning environment that fits perfectly with your teaching style. Try Symbaloo Lesson Plans to create a gaming-style virtual lesson plan; using the best educational resources. Built-in analytics tools gather insightful data and improve learning outcomes while students enjoy an engaging learning environment.

Presenters
LB

Lauren Bennion

After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, I joined Symbaloo in Orange County, CA as part of the marketing and engagement team.
avatar for Kimmie Chann

Kimmie Chann

Community Director, SymbalooEDU
Leading the U.S. office for Symbaloo.com in her role as Community Director, Kimmie uses her knowledge of social media and community development to promote engagement and brand awareness with current and new users worldwide. She is very passionate about education and technology in the classroom.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Ruby

10:00am

Microsoft Technology in the Classroom
A hands on session on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom. Explore technologies such as OneNote Learning Tools to help students with specials needs. As well as new Microsoft technologies such as OneNote Class Notebook and Microsoft Classroom.

Presenters
AR

Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart is a Microsoft in Education Teacher Ambassador. He works with schools to provide professional development on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Jade

10:00am

Transforming your classroom with WeVideo
Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Leban

Jennifer Leban

Technology Teacher, Elmhurst CUSD 205 / WeVideo
Jennifer is currently a Computer Literacy Teacher at Sandburg Middle School in Elmhurst, IL. Prior to that, she taught visual arts for 13 years. At her school, they are 1:1 Chromebooks and use Google Apps for Education. | | Jennifer earned her BA from Elmhurst College and MA from St. Xavier University. In 2010, she earned National Board Teacher Certification in Early Adolescent-Young Adult Art. She earned her Technology Specialist... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon VI

10:00am

Explore the Fifty States with Google Hangouts and Virtual Field Trips
This 50 states project was done in 3rd grade.. Each student was assigned 1-2 states to be responsible for researching. The first class project was collaboration to create a Google Form to share with other classrooms across the United States. The students then used this form to gather information about each state and start their research. In addition, students worked on improving their communication and questioning skills by hosting Mystery Google Hangouts with schools from each state. After the students researched their state they created a travel video promoting tourism in each of the 50 states.

Presenters
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Melanie Fessler

I have been a digital Coach in the Jersey 100 district for the last five years. I work with all the teachers in our district K-12th grade. We are a 1:1 district for grades 5-12. The main part of my job is to model best practices for using technology in the classroom. I work to inspire all teachers to be the best they can be, while removing the fear of trying new things. Students in our district seamlessly use technology to learn everyday. We... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marsalis B

10:00am

Future City: Full STEAM Ahead
Prairie Junior High students participated in the 2017 Future City Competition. They worked with an engineer mentor and educator to imagine, research, design, and build a city of the future. Students used the engineer design process and a variety of technology tools to stay focused and organized, collaborate with one another, design a virtual city, research an authentic engineering topic, write an essay, and build a scale model city. At the regional competition, they presented their future city ideas to a panel of judges. This project-based program focused on STEM concepts and the Arts, combining the mind of a scientist/technologist with that of an artist/designer. Additionally, it taught a variety of 21st century skills essential for success: critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication, and collaboration. Full STEAM Ahead!

Presenters
avatar for Carol Baskas

Carol Baskas

Technology Coach, School District 126
My name is Carol Baskas and I have been teaching for over 20 years. Four years ago I accepted a position in School District 126 as a Technology Coach. As a Technology Coach, my responsibility is to provide leadership, assistance, and mentoring in the implementation of technology and communication tools to support 5th-8th grade teachers in their delivery of the curriculum. My goal is to help create engaging lessons that inspire learning, to... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marsalis D

10:00am

Game on! Using Interactive Google Slides to Gamify your Lessons
Are you tired of giving only worksheets as practice for your content area? Tired of seeing your students eyes roll? Come join us and see how you can gamify your lessons! We will show you how we have taken traditional practiced-based lessons and put a focus on competition and engagement. Utilizing google slides and elements of “flipping” your classroom, we have created an interactive board game that is rigorous, fast paced, and easy to manage. By implementing this, it has allowed our students to work in a self-paced environment, allowing the scaffolding necessary to help all everyone! The end result...we have seen a rise in student engagement and achievement and want to share our success with you!

Presenters
avatar for Shannon Etnyre

Shannon Etnyre

Science Teacher, Vernon Hills High School
Shannon is a graduate from Carthage College and has been teaching chemistry at Vernon Hills High School for the past 11 years. Her focus is on creating a student-centered learning environment, using hands-on experiences and instructional technology to drive instruction.


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marsalis C

10:00am

Give your Classroom some Mojo using ClassDojo!
ClassDojo will help make your classroom an even more amazing place to be for your students, your parents, and you! ClassDojo is a simple and effective (and free!) classroom management and parent communication tool. Aside from making classroom management a breeze, you can connect with parents through messaging and sharing pictures and videos on Class Story. This year, students can also build their own digital portfolios that they can brag about with friends and family! ClassDojo will bridge the gap between you and your parents, and will also promote positivity throughout your classroom. If you’re new to ClassDojo, come see how it can change the entire dynamic of your classroom. If you’re already using ClassDojo, come make sure you’re using Dojo to its full potential and learn about the new features they’ve recently released!

Presenters
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Lauren Holzhauser

Third Grade Teacher, Meadow Lane
I have been teaching for six years and I currently teach third grade at Meadow Lane School in Merrionette Park. I have been using ClassDojo for nearly 5 years and I have been able to see how much their program has grown and transformed for the needs of teachers. This is my second year as a ClassDojo Ambassador and I LOVE sharing this free program with other teachers! Aside from teaching, I spend my time running 5Ks to collect the t-shirts, not... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marsalis E

10:00am

Global Collaboration Project using the International Language of Code
We participated in a Global Collaboration project with students in the Georgia, Texas, Uruguay and Sweden based on coding. Students used SMART Amp, Google, code.org, Wonder Workshop, Ozobot, Blockly, as well as many other ways of collaborating. They started by meeting other virtually and sharing local information while overcoming language barriers. All students then participated in the Hour of Code, then created and shared codes for each other to complete with available robots or on the computer.

Presenters
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Kirsten Innes

Information Specialist, Prairieview School, CCSD #46
I am the Information Specialist at Prairieview School, PreK-4th grade, part of CCSD #46. Prior to landing my dream job, I was a 4th and 5th grade classroom teacher. I am a Smart Exemplary Educator, Google Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Tech4Learning Innovative Educator. I am passionate about learning and sharing with others!


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marsalis A

10:00am

Partnerships: A Panel Discussion
Working together is the key to making things happen. Representatives from statewide groups such as techgeeks, IETL, ICE, ICN, ISBE and Illini Cloud will come together to discuss how partnerships help to make k-12 education stronger in Illinois.

Presenters
avatar for Jim Flanagan

Jim Flanagan

Consultant, Flanagan Consulting
How can we improve the resources available to schools to better utilize appropriate technology



Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Zanies

10:00am

Read Live: Using Read Naturally Technology to Improve Reading Fluency
Learn how Read Live uses motivational curriculum on a powerful web technology platform that support fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and phonics for struggling readers. Read Naturally combines three research-based strategies (teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring) into one powerful strategy that has accelerated the reading development of struggling students nationwide for over 20 years. Read Naturally Live is a web-based intervention that applies the research-based Read Naturally Strategy to accelerate reading achievement on a PC, Mac, Chrome Book or iPad. Visual and auditory prompts guide students through the motivating steps to develop fluency and phonics skills, support comprehension, and improve vocabulary.

The presentation will include an overview of the research-based Read Naturally Strategy and a software demonstration showing how a student works through the steps of Read Naturally Live.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Ann Kane

Carol Ann Kane

Consultant, Reading Specialist, Read Naturally, Inc.
Carol Ann Kane graduated from Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA with a degree in Elementary Education. She did her graduate work in reading at Marycrest University in Davenport, IA and at the University of IA in Iowa City. She has taught kindergarten, third grade, and fourth grade classrooms, and 2nd through 6th grade Title I Reading and Math at Linn-Mar Community School District in Marion, IA. As a Reading Specialist, she has also... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Preservation Hall (B)

10:00am

Future Ready Principals and School Leaders: A Theme Based Approach (Double Session)

This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide principals and school leaders with several strategies and tools that can be taken back to their schools and incorporated into their staff development for teachers. More importantly, school leaders will be better equipped to explain the “why” and “how” to becoming Future Ready. This theme based approach will address topics such as staff development, innovation, prototyping, blended learning and more. Leaders will leave this session with the tools to help them develop their schools Future Ready Mindset.

Presenters
avatar for Allan Davenport

Allan Davenport

Director of Instructional Technology, Indian Prairie School District 204
Allan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology for the Indian Prairie School District #204. Prior to this position, Allan served District 204 as a middle school principal at both Crone and Hill Middle School. In addition, Allan coaches and consults with other professionals in the following areas: digital citizenship, future ready libraries, instructional leadership as well as building a positive climate and culture.
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Stan Gorbatkin

Assistant Superintendent, Technology Services, Indian Prairie School District 204
Stan Gorbatkin is in his 33rd year in Education with 29 of those years in Indian Prairie School District 204. Stan has served as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal before joining the District-level administrative team. He currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services/CTO, and has led the technology strategic planning process for Indian Prairie since 2010. While in his current role, Stan has presented at the... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm
Broadway A

11:15am

Creating Schools and Classrooms that are Future Ready
When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1917 and one from 2017, yields eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. What can be done? How can schools and classrooms transform from those from the industrial era where desks are in rows, students are facing forward, and have teachers always front and center to ones that are student centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology? Districts and schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as teacher empowerment, personalized professional learning, innovative learning spaces, community partnerships, digital learning initiatives, among others. This session will inspire school leaders and provide free tools and resources to empower them to transform their districts, schools, and classrooms into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.

Presenters
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Thomas C. Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement high quality digital learning while helping to lead... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
New Orleans Ballroom

11:15am

How to Tell the Story of Your Classroom
Are you tired of the outside world writing the narrative of what schools do? If so, come to this interactive session that will teach you how to capture the narrative of your classroom and share it with the outside world. Learn how to tell the story of the amazing work students do on a daily basis and how those activities are preparing them to become global citizens.

Presenters
avatar for Joseph Fatheree

Joseph Fatheree

Joe Fatheree is an award winning author, educator, and filmmaker. He has received numerous educational awards, including Illinois Teacher of the Year and the NEA's National Award for Teaching Excellence. He was recently named a Top 10 Finalist for the 2016 Global Teacher Prize. He currently serves as the Director of Strategic Projects for the National Network of State Teachers of the Year and is the instructor of Creativity and Innovation at... Read More →


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

11:15am

Professional Learning is a Workout!
Trying to tone a few PD design muscles? Feeling a little flabby in the inspiration zone? Looking to pump up your training regimen? Sometimes all it takes is a fun, creative framework. Come learn about a “workout” format that anyone can adapt to provide engaging technology-related professional development.

Presenters
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Lee Cook

Lee Cook has served as the Instructional Technology Curriculum Coordinator for Community Unit School District 200 in Wheaton, IL since 2013. As a founding member of the district’s Future of Instruction and Technology (FIT) team, she is passionate about empowering change agents among the staff. Her early years as a professional educator were spent in Oswego School District 308, with 7 years as a junior high Learning Resource Center Director... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Broadway C

11:15am

Silicon Valley Secrets: What School Leaders Need To Know about Technology
Implementing new education technologies can be done well--or it can be a painful experience for all stakeholders and have a marginal impact on outcomes. In this presentation, Betsy Corcoran, former technology editor for Forbes, The Washington Post, and Scientific American, and the cofounder and CEO of EdSurge, will share the insights and analysis from the five years of reporting and research her team has done on what educators need to know about technology before embarking on this path and what works or wastes time in edtech implementations. Betsy’s presentation examines this process from consensus building through evaluation to professional learning support. She offers insights from survey research, dozens of focus groups across the country, and the extensive reporting done by the EdSurge editorial team. Join Betsy and take away a list of things to do and things to avoid when making edtech decisions to ensure longevity and success.

Presenters
avatar for Betsy Corcoran

Betsy Corcoran

Elizabeth “Betsy” Corcoran is co-founder and CEO of EdSurge , an award-winning news and information source on education technology. EdSurge delivers weekly newsletters, runs a vibrant jobs board, and a series of powerful Summits that bring together educators and entrepreneurs who are decision makers. Ms. Corcoran is an award winning journalist. She spent 10 years with Forbes, where she served as Executive Editor for technology at Forbes... Read More →


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

11:15am

So We're Future Ready, What's Next? The Continuing Journey of a Future Ready District.
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.

Presenters
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Mr. Dain Elman

I taught technology class at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, IL for 14 years and am now the District 56 STEM Director leading the setup of STEM Labs and makerspaces throughout the district, along with STEM curriculum. I also coordinate the Destination Imagination program for District 56 and am a member of the Destination Imagination regional board.
avatar for Phil Hintz

Phil Hintz

Director of Technology for Gurnee SD 56, Gurnee School District 56
Gurnee School District 56, is a high-performing, Future-Ready District that has transformed teaching and learning to meet the needs of 21st century students. District 56 has held the honor of being an Apple Distinguished Program for the past 4 years for it's ground breaking work with their district-wide, 1 to 1 iPad initiative for every teacher and student in the district in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. The program has been so successful... 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 a regional event at Prairie Trail School in June of 2015 as a follow up to the White House Summit. In March, he was named by the NSBA as one of the 20 educational... Read More →
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Colleen Pacatte

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Assessment, Gurnee School District 56
Dr. Colleen M. Pacatte is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment for Gurnee School District 56. Dr. Pacatte has facilitated the transition to becoming a successful 1:1 school district by providing ongoing, job embedded, professional development. Along with district staff, she designed a gamified approach to professional development intended to support the use of the SAMR model when integrating technology in the classroom... Read More →


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

11:15am

What's the Hoopla Over Personalized Learning?
What's the big hoopla over Genius Hour and other forms of personalized learning? Why hand over precious class time to the students? This session focuses on the many reasons WHY you should be doing passion-based learning in your classroom. If you are armed with the reasons why, you'll have no choice but to jump in yourself. Be ready for the journey ahead!

Presenters
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr currently teaches 7th grade English Language Arts at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights, IL. She was first a special education teacher working with deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. She is passionate about students owning their own learning. One of her blogs resides at http://geniushour.blogspot.com/.


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Main Stage Amphitheater

11:15am

Developing and Building Software Simulations for the Classroom (with Free Tools)
This session is an introduction to (a) designing software simulations, (b) incorporating tutorial supports, and (c) building actual programs (apps) for multiple computing platforms (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android).

Software simulations are technology tools that can support “learning by doing” in many content areas including math, science, and social studies. Science simulations for example are freely available from places like https://phet.colorado.edu. While free pre-built simulations are highly useful, there are times when the type of simulation a teacher wants, is just not available.

Designing and building small custom simulations for use on multiple computing platforms, used to be very difficult and expensive. However, the free availability of app development tools like Unity, make the possibility much more accessible. This session will introduce design strategies and technical development steps, to help teachers learn how to create their own working simulations that students can use on their iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs.

Presenters
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Samuel Kwon

Dr. Samuel Kwon is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Concordia University Chicago. He teaches graduate level courses on instructional design and the effective use of technology in the classroom. His research interests include the design of learning environments, using technology to support teaching and learning, urban school reform, science curriculum development, and educational software design. Prior to serving at Concordia... Read More →



Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Turquoise A

11:15am

Green Screens in the Classroom, Let the Magic Begin!
Turn your classroom into a room full of movie producers with the magic of a Green Screen! Come join us in learning how students and staff can create green screen movies to demonstrate their content knowledge in multiple curricular areas. We will walk you through the setup process, view examples and provide hands on learning experience so you can feel confident bringing this idea back to your classroom as a new creative choice for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Kara McFarlin

Kara McFarlin

4th and 5th Grade Technology Teacher in Orland School District 135.
avatar for Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne

4th and 5th grade technology teacher, Orland School District 135
I am a 4th and 5th grade Innovation Lab Teacher from 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 development to staff and students. Prior to instructing in the innovation lab, I was a 4th and 5th grade teacher in a 1:1 classroom. I am proud to be an Apple Teacher for 2016 and a Google Certified Educator Level 2.



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

11:15am

I Came, I Seesaw’d, I Conquered
Are you ready to conquer the world of digital portfolios, classroom blogging and connecting your classroom to the world around you? Come and explore Seesaw…a student-driven learning journal. In this session, you will discover how students can document their learning, share their classroom experiences and achievements with their families, and communicate digitally with their classmates and other classrooms around the world. Together, we will explore ways to integrate Seesaw into your classroom while allowing your students to collaborate with one another, produce and share work digitally and use self- and peer-assessments to take their learning to the next level. We will also provide teachers with tips on how to use Seesaw for formative assessments, managing classroom routines and as a resource for effective and efficient parent communication. Come and conquer Seesaw, the digital tool that will transform your classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Cann

Ashley Cann

Instructional Coach, Troy Craughwell Elementary
I am an instructional coach at Troy Craughwell Elementary school in Joliet, IL. I have been teaching for 12 years and continue to love learning and working with students and colleagues. I am passionate about technology integration and helping students share their learning adventures and experiences within their classrooms and with the world around them.
avatar for Kristi Walker

Kristi Walker

First Grade Teacher, Seesaw/Troy 30C CCSD


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Preservation Hall

11:15am

Maximize & Organize Your Google Drive
You have Google Drive… Now What? Learning more about how to organize and maximize your Google Drive space can take your teaching to the next level! This is not only a time saver for you, but it can help your students too. Just like a messy desk at the end of the day, Google Drive can be full of papers and work that needs to be sorted. Learn about features that Google has available to help you Maximize & Organize!

Presenters
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Nina Espinos

EL Teacher, School District 23
I am an EL teacher, currently working with students in grades 4 and 5. For the past 9 years, I have worked with students in grades K-5. I am a sponsor of our after-school Robotics and Computer Club. I am also a coach of the First Lego League team, Udderly Unstoppable! @MrsEspinos23
avatar for Kelly Funk

Kelly Funk

4th Grade Teacher, District 23
Fourth grade teacher who loves to create, innovate, and learn new things. Been teaching for 9 years in District 23- Prospect Heights. Currently completing a masters in technology integration through National Louis. Pioneer Educator for Ultimaker 3D Printing. Co-Leader of our Tech Club after school and Co-Coach of our school's First Lego League competition team. Presented at NICE conference for Lego Robotics. Excited to share and learn with... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Turquoise B

11:15am

Spirit Media! Using social media to grow school spirit and empower extracurriculars.
Everyone knows that school spirit impacts student success. However, building spirit in a school without it is difficult, so short of winning the State Championship, what can be done? We have found that we can leverage some of our social media resources to improve this weak link in our school. Come to learn from and/or contribute to our successes.

Presenters
avatar for Douglas McArthur

Douglas McArthur

Teacher - Coach - Tech Specialist, Rockford Public School District 205
Douglas McArthur is primarily an English teacher at Jefferson High School in Rockford, IL. In addition to his content area duties, he is a Teacher Technology Support Specialist for the district, the head coach of the JHS Speech Team, and one of the founding officers of SLICE - the State Line chapter of the Illinois Computing Educators. He has been a contributing member on numerous district technology initiatives as well as the primary... Read More →
avatar for Dallas Turner

Dallas Turner

Instructional Technologies Integration Specialist, Rockford Public Schools
Physics teacher turned to the dark-side as a technology mentor; theologian, computer geek, rocket enthusiast, wannabe early adopter of technology. My interests are diverse, but my passion runs across all of these.


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

11:15am

What Do You See?
Why are surgeons, FBI agents, police officers, and others signing up for art appreciation classes? Well, they are finding that analyzing images helps them find hidden clues in their work. Wouldn’t it be great if we could sharpen our students’ visual thinking skills and help them become better critical thinkers and problem solvers? This session will provide practical strategies and digital tools for using images with classes of all grade levels and content areas to help students become more active observers of the world around them. Activities will center on three areas of working with images: finding quality images to use in the classroom (includes copyright/fair use), using online tools for editing images, and using images and visual cues to promote higher level thinking in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Nanci Greene

Nanci Greene

Technology Coordinator and Coach, Bloomingdale School District 13
Nanci is the Technology Coordinator for Bloomingdale District 13. In addition, she is an instructional tech coach for their Middle School. She has a true passion for integrating technology into every subject possible for an advanced level of education. Helping students and teachers learn to use digital tools successfully and seamlessly is what she enjoys most about her job. She loves to experiment with technology and learn new things, both at... Read More →
avatar for Jon Perry

Jon Perry

Teacher, Westfield Middle School
Jon works at Westfield Middle School in Bloomingdale District 13. Jon is a Spanish and writing teacher. He has a true passion for integrating technology into his subjects for an advanced level of education. Helping students learn to use digital tools successfully and seamlessly is now second nature in his teaching. He loves to experiment with technology at school and in his personal live to always be on top of the technology game.
avatar for Mariela Siegert

Mariela Siegert

School Librarian, Westfield Middle School
Mariela works at Westfield Middle School in Bloomingdale District 13 as the school librarian. She has a true passion for integrating technology into every subject possible for an advanced level of education. Helping students learn to use digital tools successfully and seamlessly is now second nature in her teaching. She loves to experiment with technology at school and in her personal life to always be on top of the technology game.



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

11:15am

Would You Like to Develop and Place Your Staff Professional Development Online at No Charge?
Ed Leaders Network is currently offering access to their online, PD delivery platform at no cost to Illinois schools. Stop by this (poster session/session/booth) to receive details and how to take advantage of this opportunity, get access and start developing on-line PD for your educators and staff.

Presenters
avatar for Arlin Peebles

Arlin Peebles

Online PD Director, Illinois Principals Association
Arlin is the Online Professional Development Director at the Illinois Principals Association. In this role he serves IPA members and Illinois educators by overseeing the creation of online learning experiences on Ed Leaders Network.


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

11:15am

Enhancing NGSS with 3D Printing
Let’s take science instruction to the next level with 3D printing. We will share ways to infuse 3D printing into our 6th-8th grade science classes to increase the depths of learning aligned to NGSS. We’ll take you on the technological journey where our 7th graders are designing seeds and 8th graders are designing turbine blade prototypes using 123Design on their iPads. We’ll walk you through the process of helping students to print, test, modify, and re-print their designs. We’ll discuss how students analyzed the various aspects of their designs, creating the most effective prototypes based on the criteria and constraints. Leave with strategies to increase student engagement through the implementation of real-world tasks via the 3D printer.

Presenters
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Michelle Garlick

Michelle currently works as a Science Instructional Coach in Blue Ribbon Award winning Kildeer District 96 which has recently been named an Apple Distinguished School. In her role, she has supported the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards K-8. She is committed to improving student learning through STEM exploration. For the past 9 years, she has served on the Teacher Advisory Board for the NEED Project.


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

11:15am

Using Schoology Outside the Classroom
Schoology is a versatile Learning Management System that can be a powerful tool for organization, communication, and assessment in multiple grade levels and content areas. However, this is not the limit of Schoology's applications. Come find out how Schoology can help enhance Staff Meetings, District Professional Development, and Sharing of Resources to be more efficient and accessible!

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Mandell

Jessica Mandell

Technology Coach, Kildeer District 96
I've been a technology coach for 5 years in an elementary building. Prior to this role, I taught 3rd grade for 5 years.
avatar for Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Technology Coach, Country Meadows Elementary School - District 96
Jason has a B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University, a M.Ed. in Curriculum Technology and Education Reform from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and is currently working on a second M.Ed. in Literacy Education with an emphasis in English Language Learning and Bilingual Education through Northern Illinois University. He is a former 7th grade Science teacher and is currently the Technology Coach at Country... Read More →


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

11:15am

Building your dreams!!
Participants will read the Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater, and build the house that "looks like their dreams" based on the mentor text. Participants will blueprint, discuss materials and work as architects to go through the building process. This unit is appropriate for a k-2 classroom. Note: limited number of kits available for hands on session but others are encouraged to come, watch, learn.

Presenters

Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Tinker Studio - Exhibit Hall

11:15am

Formative Assessment Tools to Rock Your World
Are you looking for ways to integrate technology into your classroom? Join us as we take a look at formative assessment tools and how to use them safely. Best practices can give us great feedback on students’ learning and help inform instruction. Participants will walk away with a list of the best apps and websites and effective ways to use them to increase student engagement.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Garton

Steve Garton

Senior Manager, Common Sense Education
Steve Garton is a Senior Manager for Common Sense Education in the Learning Solutions program. He is an expert in meaningful technology integration, particularly in large-scale initiatives. He supports districts with professional development planning, program monitoring, student assessment, and communication across stakeholder groups.


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Preservation Hall (B)

11:15am

The Internet as an Essential Tool for 21st Century & Economic Engagement
Should someone be cut off from a world of opportunities and knowledge just because they aren’t connected to the internet at home? Despite the ever-increasing role and importance of connectivity in our lives, 25% of Americans still do not have access to a home high-speed internet connection. This harsh reality, known as the digital divide, disproportionally affects low-income and minority households who are often the ones who stand to benefit the most from this transformative technology. When students don’t have home connectivity, they face incredible challenges in meeting their school obligations, a significant inequality known as the homework gap.

Presenters
avatar for Nicolas Jimenez

Nicolas Jimenez

Outreach & Partnerships, Internet Essentials from Comcast
Nicolas Jimenez is Senior Manager of Outreach & Partnerships for Internet Essentials, Comcast’s signature community investment initiative aimed at connecting low-income Americans to the power of the internet. In this capacity, he works with an extensive network of community, nonprofit and government partners. Nicolas joined Comcast in 2007 as an External Affairs Intern and was most recently Senior Manager of Political Affairs. Passionate... Read More →


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

11:15am

Unifying education through a standards based approach
The union of technology and education is making it possible to reimagine K-12 education in America. This session will show how a standards based approach to education can make education more efficient and increase learning and student achievement through non-linear techniques and integrated technology.

Presenters
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Phillip Adam

Innovation & Accountability Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
Phillip is an Accountability and Innovation Specialist for McGraw Hill Education. Phillip got his doctorate degree from the University of Kansas while working as the coordinator for assessment in a school district in Kansas City.


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

11:15am

Learning environments on steroids; using digital tools to actively stimulate Thinking and Knowledge
Our AU student teacher team will use a slide presentation platform to introduce Buncee and engage participants in discussion of how this app could be effectively used in their classrooms to engage students in informative learning. Newer Buncee features, i.e. “clip and stitch”, Buncee updates including adding of new backgrounds, stickers, and animations, will also be explored and explained. The first 20 attendees will receive access to a Buncee Plus account for a one-year term FREE.
Come prepared to participate as one lucky participant will be selected to assist in a demonstration of creating a Buncee for their classroom presentation and/or students use. We will provide a handout with the website, link to our Buncee presentation along with ideas for creative Buncee’s.
To close attendees will experience and discuss the possibilities of using Quizizz and Kahoot type quizzes for the measurement of student understanding

Presenters
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Tom Jackson

Dr. Jackson has engaged learners in classroom technology, and encouraged their use of classroom technology in multiple settings including elementary, middle school, university, and corporate environments. Most recently he has coached university students in learning, and teaching using technology with K-8 students and teachers. He envisions a sharing of classroom learning strategies that allow students to research and go beyond daily... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Marsalis C

11:15am

Plot Student Learning w Google MyMaps
Google My Maps allows users to build, share, and publish custom maps. Learn to use this Drive based app with students, building context and background knowledge across all content areas. Plot locations from fiction and non-fiction texts or build a tour of a location. Build collaborative maps between students, classes, and schools, importing data such as locations, place names, or latitude and longitude. Participants will build a map, learning the tools in this hands-on session.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Hartman

Ben Hartman

Instructional Coach, Elmhurst CUSD 205
Ben Hartman connects teachers to empowering ideas and resources, bringing engaging learning to students. A classroom teacher for 13 years, Ben is now Instructional Coach at Churchville Middle School, Elmhurst, Illinois. Focusing on instructional design and authentic integration of technology, he teaches graduate courses on technology integration and has presented at education conferences including ICE , USM Summer SPARK, Leyden Innovative... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Marsalis E

11:15am

Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse in Ancient Egypt
This is a Project Based Learning lesson that allows students to explore different aspects of Ancient Egypt by trying to survive being attacked by zombies. Students work on map skills, problem solving and research skills within the project. Students are given information through QR codes located throughout the building in order to have information regarding their survival for the next class period. In addition, students will study the class systems, population, landforms, and religion throughout the lesson.

Presenters
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Shelly Robinson

Digital Coach, JCUSD #100
Currently I am a Digital Coach within the Jersey #100 school district. I am responsible for helping teachers implement digital curriculum into their classrooms. We are modeling after the SAMR model and do not just want to be in the substitution phase but truly using technology to allow students the freedom to explore topics and be in charge of their own education. I work on modeling classroom lessons, providing professional development and... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Marsalis A

11:15am

Tinkering Through Time!
Students will showcase how a MakerSpace can be incorporated through Guided Reading stations. Students will demonstrate how the following components enhance STEM within our classroom: LittleBits, Ozobot, Ozobot Blockly, BristleBots, MakeyMakey, and Osmo (Tangram and Coding).

Presenters
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Toni Hotzfield

I teach 4th grade at Palos West Elementary School and enjoy learning and implementing many forms of technology into our classroom routines! I have been an active member of ICE since 2012 and am currently the President of ICE CHIP and co-chair of TECH 20XX. I enjoy attending conferences and "tinkering" with the latest and greatest Techy craze and finding a way to bring it to my students!


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Marsalis B

11:15am

Using Audio Feedback to Improve Student Writing
Audio feedback gives teachers an adaptable and meaningful alternative to pen and paper comments. It's not merely a tech substitute for the tactile. Students annotate their essays in response to what they hear in the feedback, shifting the ownership of revision from teacher to writer. The feedback teachers prepare for students is overwhelming due to the demands of the curriculum and assessment. Audio feedback is a way to engineer this conferencing--or simulate it--with students. They can hear the tone in a teacher's voice and students can listen again and again until they get it right, and they are far more likely to fix their mistakes with audio feedback. It's not nearly as time consuming as it might seem. Once you have a system in place it is often faster--and certainly more efficient--than written comments.

Presenters
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Jennifer Mitchell

Alison Witt & Jennifer Mitchell have been co-teaching freshman and sophomore English for four years. These classes are integrated classes with 30% special education students. Both Alison & Jen are obtaining their masters in technology through Aurora University. It is through this program that they discovered more ways to implement 1:1 iPads in their classroom more effectively. Their implementation of audio feedback has moved their classroom... Read More →
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Alison Witt

Alison Witt & Jennifer Mitchell have been co-teaching freshman and sophomore English for four years. These classes are integrated classes with 30% special education students. Both Alison & Jen are obtaining their masters in technology through Aurora University. It is through this program that they discovered more ways to implement 1:1 iPads in their classroom more effectively. Their implementation of audio feedback has moved their classroom... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Marsalis D

11:15am

Where do Tech Geeks get help?
Where do Tech Geeks get help? Tech-Geeks.org of course! We’re always thinking… so you don’t have to. Tech Geeks is an active community of Illinois K-12 technology professionals. It’s used to give advice, get advice, share technical experiences, broadcast security issues… the list is endless. On any given day, there may be twenty to thirty different conversation threads and technical discussions distributed to hundreds of Tech-Geeks.org members. Come learn how to join, share, and learn.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Wherley

Chris Wherley

Director of Technology, Williamsvile-Sherman CUSD #15


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

11:15am

21st Century Learning: System Design Essentials - The Howard Winn SD Story
Facing declining enrollment, decreased funding, 48% free and reduced lunch, this 426 square mile, rural NE Iowa school district of 1,200 students this District has “stepped through the looking glass” and is transforming teaching and learning. 

Embedding technology into learning, a synchronicity has occurred. From teachers to students to cooks to parents to patrons, everyone within the organization now thinks differently. New realities have emerged that have become part of the school culture. 

In partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College, Howard-Winn students are discovering their passion and professions, earning college credit, gaining a competitive edge. 

Creating urgency and capacity for change, overcoming traditional thinking, along with building infrastructure and human recourses, the experiences from the journey and what we see up ahead will be shared. 

Presenters
avatar for John Carver

John Carver

John is the superintendent of schools for the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District. Collaborating with business, industry, elected officials and higher education, John is leading the charge to vision and make operational a new structure of learning grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Howard-Winn is working to seamlessly embed technology into instruction and uses social media to break down classroom silos... Read More →
avatar for Sara Grimm

Sara Grimm

Elementary Principal, Howard-Winneshiek CSD
Love of Learning-Passion for Education-Obsession with Technology-Reading Addict | Elementary Principal
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Terese Jurgensen

Director of Special Education & Student Services PK-12, Howard Winneshiek Community School District
My name is Terese Jurgensen & I have an interesting background where I have been involved in social work as well as education. I have been a missionary with inner-city youth in Poland as well as Montreal, Canada. My passion is to create bridges to build on the unique strengths of individuals who struggle on the very broad spectrum of autism and social thinking struggles. I have a degree in Psychology, English/Psychology Instructor as well... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 1:30pm
Broadway B

12:30pm

A Digital Vision for Digital Times: Building A Culture of Student Voice and Choice
Presenters
avatar for Katrina Keene

Katrina Keene

Katrina Keene, EdD, is a National and International speaker and has spent the last 16 years in K-12 technology education. She is currently working as an Education Strategist for DellEDU and is thrilled to bring her expertise and research to thousands of schools across the nation. Katrina loves staying connected with educators through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope and other social media platforms and can be found @teachintechgal as... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Main Stage Amphitheater

12:30pm

A Journey to Future Ready: Getting it Done thru Vision, Collaboration & Leadership
Presenters
avatar for Allan Davenport

Allan Davenport

Director of Instructional Technology, Indian Prairie School District 204
Allan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology for the Indian Prairie School District #204. Prior to this position, Allan served District 204 as a middle school principal at both Crone and Hill Middle School. In addition, Allan coaches and consults with other professionals in the following areas: digital citizenship, future ready libraries, instructional leadership as well as building a positive climate and culture.
avatar for Paul Gamboa

Paul Gamboa

President, Indian Prairie Education Association
Indian Prairie Education Association President
avatar for Stan Gorbatkin

Stan Gorbatkin

Assistant Superintendent, Technology Services, Indian Prairie School District 204
Stan Gorbatkin is in his 33rd year in Education with 29 of those years in Indian Prairie School District 204. Stan has served as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal before joining the District-level administrative team. He currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services/CTO, and has led the technology strategic planning process for Indian Prairie since 2010. While in his current role, Stan has presented at the... Read More →
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Brad Hillman

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning, Indian Prairie School District #204
Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning (Middle Schools) at Indian Prairie School District 204
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Kathy Pease

Chief Academic Officer at Indian Prairie School District 204
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Dr. Karen Sullivan

Superintendent, Indian Prairie District 204
Dr. Karen Sullivan was appointed as Indian Prairie District 204's superintendent in 2014. Indian Prairie is the fourth largest school district in the state of Illinois, serving 28,500 students in 33 schools in Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, and Plainfield. As Superintendent, Dr. Sullivan has overseen the launch of numerous STEM and technology initiatives including the opening of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, a collaborative... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Broadway A

12:30pm

Are You Ready to #GoOpen?
#GoOpen is a national movement that encourages states, school districts, and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. Openly licensed educational resources have enormous potential to increase access to high-quality educational opportunities in the United States. Let’s look at how transitioning to openly licensed educational materials has enabled school districts to empower teachers, keep content relevant and timely, and repurpose funding typically spent on static textbooks for other pressing needs, such as investing in the transition to digital learning.

Presenters
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

K-12 Open Education Fellow, U.S. Department of Education
As the K-12 Open Education Fellow, Kristina leads the #GoOpen movement, in the perfect culmination of her passion for removing roadblocks for student access to resources and providing professional learning for educators. Previously, she worked as the Digital Learning Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education where she collaborated with 245 public school districts and 17 Educational Service Units, lead professional learning, and... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon II

12:30pm

Building Campus/Classroom Culture
As we all know a strong culture is necessary to instigate any real change. Come learn from one Principal who started a school from scratch and built it into one that celebrates innovation, embraces change, and has all members working together. It isn't easy, but it can be done!

Presenters
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney (often referred to as TechNinjaTodd) is the Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring "Kids Deserve It!" and “Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class” as well as his children’s book “Spruce & Lucy”. Todd has also been recognized by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in Education, by the Center for... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon I

12:30pm

Future Ready, What's Next...Journey to STEM/MakerSpaces
This session will focus on the Future Ready aspect of Innovative Teaching & Learning and the journey to implementing district-wide elementary STEM and MakerSpace programs that lead to innovative opportunities and improved student achievement. The purpose of this snapshot session is to offer a chance for the audience to get their questions answered by a district that is on the bleeding edge of innovative teaching and learning.

Presenters
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Mr. Dain Elman

I taught technology class at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, IL for 14 years and am now the District 56 STEM Director leading the setup of STEM Labs and makerspaces throughout the district, along with STEM curriculum. I also coordinate the Destination Imagination program for District 56 and am a member of the Destination Imagination regional board.
avatar for Phil Hintz

Phil Hintz

Director of Technology for Gurnee SD 56, Gurnee School District 56
Gurnee School District 56, is a high-performing, Future-Ready District that has transformed teaching and learning to meet the needs of 21st century students. District 56 has held the honor of being an Apple Distinguished Program for the past 4 years for it's ground breaking work with their district-wide, 1 to 1 iPad initiative for every teacher and student in the district in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. The program has been so successful... Read More →
avatar for Dr. John Hutton

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 a regional event at Prairie Trail School in June of 2015 as a follow up to the White House Summit. In March, he was named by the NSBA as one of the 20 educational... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Pacatte

Colleen Pacatte

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Assessment, Gurnee School District 56
Dr. Colleen M. Pacatte is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment for Gurnee School District 56. Dr. Pacatte has facilitated the transition to becoming a successful 1:1 school district by providing ongoing, job embedded, professional development. Along with district staff, she designed a gamified approach to professional development intended to support the use of the SAMR model when integrating technology in the classroom... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon III

12:30pm

Silicon Valley Secrets: What School Leaders Need To Know about Technology (Repeat)
Implementing new education technologies can be done well--or it can be a painful experience for all stakeholders and have a marginal impact on outcomes. In this presentation, Betsy Corcoran, former technology editor for Forbes, The Washington Post, and Scientific American, and the cofounder and CEO of EdSurge, will share the insights and analysis from the five years of reporting and research her team has done on what educators need to know about technology before embarking on this path and what works or wastes time in edtech implementations. Betsy’s presentation examines this process from consensus building through evaluation to professional learning support. She offers insights from survey research, dozens of focus groups across the country, and the extensive reporting done by the EdSurge editorial team. Join Betsy and take away a list of things to do and things to avoid when making edtech decisions to ensure longevity and success.

Presenters
avatar for Betsy Corcoran

Betsy Corcoran

Elizabeth “Betsy” Corcoran is co-founder and CEO of EdSurge , an award-winning news and information source on education technology. EdSurge delivers weekly newsletters, runs a vibrant jobs board, and a series of powerful Summits that bring together educators and entrepreneurs who are decision makers. Ms. Corcoran is an award winning journalist. She spent 10 years with Forbes, where she served as Executive Editor for technology at Forbes... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Coral

12:30pm

What Does an Innovator in a School or District Look Like?
When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1917 and 2017 yield eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. Some schools are creating dynamic cultures of innovation, while others still resemble those from the industrial area. Why this dichotomy? How are today’s innovators different and what qualities make their schools stand out? Future Ready’s Thomas C. Murray will share key factors in how district leaders are creating cultures of innovation that empower both teachers and students. Murray will also share a variety of districts and leaders who have gained national attention for creating unique learning experiences for all students, who are working to overcome obstacles against all odds, and how all districts can create cultures of innovation inside their schools.

Presenters
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Thomas C. Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement high quality digital learning while helping to lead... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
New Orleans Ballroom

12:30pm

30 Ways to Leave the Teacher-Centered Classroom ft. Google Classroom
Learn the ins and outs of this very simple, yet powerful tool. We will show you thirty ways to make learning individualized and student-centered. Learn how to boost student agency by incorporating class discussions, student choice, screen sharing and whole-class collaboration using Google Classroom to enhance Google Apps (Slides, Sheets, Docs and Forms). Google Classroom can not only empower your students, it can completely organize your classroom and allow you to go completely paperless. Participants and/or their students will be able to:
-create differentiated assignments.
-implement the Share To Classroom extension.
-create questions and monitor resulting discussion.
-upload authentic student work or products.

Presenters
avatar for Angie Etzwiler

Angie Etzwiler

Chemistry Teacher, Tech Geek & Google for Education Trainer
avatar for Anna Klein

Anna Klein

Chemistry Teacher, Maine East High School
Anna Klein has been teaching chemistry at Maine East High School for 26 years. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a Hapara Certified Educator. She is passionate about the role technology plays in inquiry and 21st century skills and loves to share her successful edtech strategies and tools through presenting at conferences and sharing through social media. She uses web tools and apps to enrich her classroom and students' learning process by... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Preservation Hall

12:30pm

Come Up and See Me Sometime: Appointment Slots and Calendar Sharing with Google.edu Accounts
Whether you're scheduling student help sessions or parent meeting sign ups, Google for Education users can use the Calendar appointment slot feature for free! Sharing calendars among students, families, department members, or the general public is easy as well--even if it's a class Calendar.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Raemont

Amy Raemont

Technology Integration Facilitator, Carmel Catholic High School
A former high school English and journalism teacher, current Technology Integration Facilitator, and lifelong organization nut, Amy Raemont likes to keep things simple.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Turquoise A

12:30pm

Not Another Paper! Innovative Video Creation
As more and more devices enter into our classrooms, teachers are presented with an opportunity to expand the way students are able to demonstrate their learning. Traditionally, teachers have opted for the essay, but with all of the technology currently available to students, alternate ways of presenting knowledge are readily available. Video creation can be a powerful alternative to written composition. In this session, participants will be presented with the benefits of student created videos, along with tools for creating those videos on both the iPad and Chromebook. Potential tools may include include: iMovie, DoInk, WeVideo, YouTube Creator Studio, and Screencastify.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In this capacity, he led the district’s technology committee through the process of implementing a 1:1 environment of iPads and Chromebooks in grades K-12. | | As an... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sapphire

12:30pm

The Power of Place: Learning Spaces & Instructional Design
As K-12 continues to move away from the traditional teacher-centered setting and to more hands-on scenarios, classrooms will start to resemble real-world work environments that facilitate organic interactions and cross-disciplinary problem solving. Join our panel discussion on how innovative learning spaces have helped our teachers design instruction for the 21st century. We will discuss our hurdles, our outcomes, and best of all...our students!

Presenters
avatar for Megan Preis

Megan Preis

Park Ridge - Niles District 64, Park Ridge - Niles District 64
| Megan Preis is an Instructional Technology Coach in the Chicago suburbs. She is a former 5th grade, Elementary STEM, and Middle School PLTW teacher. She has a passion for learning and instructional design. Connect on Twitter @meganpreis


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Broadway C

12:30pm

Two Bookworms and a Makerspace
Learn to best utilize and market your MakerSpace into a place where students and staff don’t want to leave. Discover how to use your MakerSpace to maximize your audience, make content connections with a variety of curricular areas and empower students with cool tech tools. Makerbot, Makey Makey, littleBits, Osmo and Sphero will be highlighted. Leave session with lesson ideas you can implement immediately. No previous tech training required.

Presenters
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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 degree in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon IV

12:30pm

Utilizing the Digital Resources of Genealogists in the Social Studies Classroom
Technology has revolutionized the study of genealogy over the past twenty years through the digitization of records. The digitization of genealogical sources can be utilized in the Social Studies classroom to meet the new ISBE standards in the areas of Inquiry Skills and History Standards. Not only can students use these tools to learn about their own family history, but they can also be used to study history on a larger scale. Learn about how genealogical sources such as census records, vital records, land records, and more can be used in the Social Studies classroom to study historical events as primary sources. These sources which were previously difficult for most people to obtain are now readily accessible to all via the internet, and can enhance the Social Studies classroom by giving students the opportunity to learn about those who lived in the past with the documents that they left behind.

Presenters
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Jason Kruski

Jason Kruski is a seventh grade Social Studies teacher at Mannheim Middle School as well as a professional genealogical researcher, author, and lecturer. He has also taught eighth grade Social Studies and fourth through eight grade Spanish in both the public school and private school setting. He has presented at both educational and genealogical events and has spoken on topics ranging from tips for new teachers to DNA testing for genealogical... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Turquoise B

12:30pm

iPads going home with primary students?!?
Our time together will outline our district's journey through implementation of 1:1 iPads, with an emphasis on the school to home connection and practical ways to use iPads across the content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

I am a second grade teacher using 1:1 iPads in the classroom in the first year of a district-wide implementation. I was part of the pilot program (LaunchPad) in the previous year. I've been teaching in a primary classroom for 19 years and am excited to share my experiences using iPads with fellow educators.
avatar for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Director of Instructional Technology, Barrington School District 220
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Jennifer Siegel

I am a second grade teacher using 1:1 iPads in the classroom in the first year of district-wide implementation. Was part of the pilot program (LaunchPad) in the previous year. I've been teaching for 15 years and have been a part of several technology initiatives in my district.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon VB

12:30pm

Swift Playground, Kids & Clubs!
Using iPads and Apple's Swift programming to start a coding club! This session will introduce you to Apple's Swift Playgrounds. Swift Playgrounds is a real-time coding language that introduces real coding to students with practical applications. This session will introduce you to Swift, as well as show how we integrated it with programmable robots. We will also share tips, tricks and traps of starting your own coding club. Participants will need an iPad running iOS 10.0 or later and have Swift Playground, iTunesU, & iBooks (all free) downloaded.

Presenters
avatar for Ted deBruin

Ted deBruin

4th Grade Teacher at Lines Elementary in Barrington, IL
avatar for Diane Powell

Diane Powell

Instructional Technology Coach, Daniel Wright Jr High
Instructional Technology Coach


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon V

12:30pm

Ornaments and Jewelry with Wire Jigs
Try your hand at making your own wire jig. Use a hammer, block of wood, nails, and wire to create various wire forms. The inexpensive jigs can be designed to create jewelry, ornaments, and other outlines of shapes/figures with curricular connections. If your students could handle a hammer, this learning opportunity is for you.

Presenters
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Julie Lettner

Technology Coodinator, Science & Arts Academy
Over eight years of educational technology experience in public and private school settings. Prior to this, Julie taught middle school math. Within her current position, she has many responsibilities including teaching a Maker/STEM course.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tinker Studio - Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Beyond Multiple Choice: Powerful & Interactive Assessment with Otus
Learn how to design assessments in Otus with 60+ technology enhanced item types to support powerful, interactive student learning. Not only does Otus provide teachers and school leaders with a single place to gather and analyze classroom management, student growth, and proficiency data, but its tools support differentiation and learning like never before.

Presenters
avatar for Zach Fodor

Zach Fodor

Technology Coach, Otus
Zach has experience as a Technology Curriculum Specialist in a Florida Charter School system. Zach is also a graduate of the Boise State University Master of Educational Technology program and a current Ed.D. student.
avatar for Jeremy Wickham

Jeremy Wickham

Technology Coach, Otus
Jeremy is a Google for Education Certified Trainer with eight years of experience integrating technology into the classroom. He enjoys helping students from all backgrounds learn the 21st Century skills to make them successful in school and beyond. Jeremy currently works as a Technology Coach helping teachers all around the country utilize the Otus Student Performance Platform to understand and improve student performance and engagement. He has... Read More →



Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon VI

12:30pm

Encouraging Creative, Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Over 60% of jobs our students will have have not been created yet. Students need to be challenged to think and adapt in the modern world.

Presenters
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Joseph McAllister

After six years in a High School Mathematics classroom, I recently became I am a Learning Environment Advisor at CDWG. In this position I help our customers make the best decisions in the classroom. I am passionate about finding best practices in education for educators across the nation.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jade

12:30pm

Microsoft Technology in the Classroom
A hands on session on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom. Explore technologies such as OneNote Learning Tools to help students with specials needs. As well as new Microsoft technologies such as OneNote Class Notebook and Microsoft Classroom.

Presenters
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Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart is a Microsoft in Education Teacher Ambassador. He works with schools to provide professional development on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ruby

12:30pm

Everyone Can Code!
With our future in their hands, come learn how to celebrate coding in your classroom! Gather ideas that you can bring back to your school to get students excited and engaged in coding. As a recipient of a 2016 ICE Mini-Grant, I'm excited to share various coding rotations that have taken place in our school's innovation lab that encourage the 4C's.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne

4th and 5th grade technology teacher, Orland School District 135
I am a 4th and 5th grade Innovation Lab Teacher from 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 development to staff and students. Prior to instructing in the innovation lab, I was a 4th and 5th grade teacher in a 1:1 classroom. I am proud to be an Apple Teacher for 2016 and a Google Certified Educator Level 2.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marsalis C

12:30pm

Flexible Seating: It's not just about getting rid of desks
Creating a "Starbucks Classroom" is about more than just getting rid of some furniture. We will explore the how and why of the physical space and how it can change your teaching practice.

Presenters
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Ramona Towner

Ramona "Mona" Towner is an Instructional Coach in Berwyn South School District 100. The district offers 4,000+ K-8 students 24/7 access to an iPad. As an Instructional Coach, she travels to 8 buildings working with teachers to help them meet the standards and integrate technology. She serves on the district's Professional Development Team, Google Apps Administrator, Social Media Manager and VPP Manager for the iPad program for the District.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marsalis A

12:30pm

In an Information Overload Age-How To Get Your Information to Stand Out!
Are you having a difficult time getting your message to stand out and get read by the parents in your classroom? Come join us to find out how to use technology to help your information take centerstage in our information overloaded world. We will be exploring Twitter and Seesaw as tools to help you open a window into your classroom! Come find out how easy it is to get your information to stand out.

Presenters
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Suzanne Weider

Elementary Teacher, Lake Zurich CUSD #95
I have been a classroom teacher for twenty-five years. For the last two years I co-taught in a First Grade Technology Demonstration Classroom. I taught part of the day and spent the rest working with teachers to help make the bridge between the curriculum and technology. Recently I accepted a full-time job as an Instructional Technology Coach for my district. Fot the past few years I have had the privelege of offering a wide variety of technology... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marsalis E

12:30pm

K-2 Can Do That?
This snapshot gives an overview of what a 1:1 district has done with technology and K-2 students. Many times you hear, my students can't do that! This snapshot proves that students of all ages are able to do much more than we give them credit for... Let's be honest they are better at technology than us! Come see examples of K-2 student work on chromebooks and the tools that we use to maximize their potential.

Presenters
avatar for Libby Blumer

Libby Blumer

Instructional Coach
I taught 3rd grade for many years before becoming an Instructional Coach. I am currently at a K-2 building in Huntley Community School District 158. I presented at Raising Student Achievement and IETC when I was a classroom teacher. I have a passion for technology and all that it has to offer both teachers and students.
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Kristi Wise

Libby Blumer and Kristi Wise both taught 3rd grade for many years before becoming Instructional Coaches. They are each at K-2 buildings in Huntley Community School District 158. They presented at Raising Student Achievement and IETC when they were classroom teachers. Both have a passion for technology and all that it has to offer both teachers and students.


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marsalis B

12:30pm

Seesaw Isn't Just for the Playground: Student-Created Digital Portfolios
Student driven online portfolios are a quick and easy way to showcase student work. This session will offer you three different ways to give your students the opportunity to During this session we will explore portfolios through the apps Showbie, Seesaw, and Class Dojo.

Presenters
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Kimberly Sendelbach

This is my 6th year teaching. I am currently teaching 3rd grade, but I have also taught 1st and 2nd grade. I teach at a Title 1 diverse school right outside of Chicago, IL. We are currently in our second year of being 1:1 with iPads. I am one of our schools technology leaders and love incorporating technology into my everyday teaching practices. I help plan technology PD breakout sessions for our staff. Technology and literacy are my two passions... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marsalis D

12:30pm

IlliniCloud Open Mic Partner Spotlight
We promise to keep you engaged and enlightened with ideas and resources for your classroom. Come on up to Zanies Comedy – education isn’t always a laugh a minute but the time you spend at our Open Mic Partner Spotlight will keep you smiling as you consider all the ways to integrate innovative technologies into your schools. Each of our partners will give a brief overview of their resource and you will get hands-on time exploring their tools and resources. Come on up and join the fun with the IlliniCloud and their partners!

Presenters

Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zanies

12:30pm

FileWave: Managing MacOS, Windows, iOS, & Android devices within our single interface.
FileWave’s IL Systems Engineer, Jerry Case, shares how we help districts throughout the U.S. manage their Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android devices. Since 1992, FileWave understands that in most all organizations, multi-platform support is critical. We enable IT teams to take full control of their technology within our single interface as our Endpoint Management delivers: Dual imaging, patented file-level management with pre & post-deployment, Self-healing, Rollback and timed deployments, Kiosk, Inventory of assets, Dashboard, license management, Device Discovery and "Engage" Classroom Tool with SIS integration & MDM.

Presenters
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Jerry Case

Systems Engineer Supervisor, FileWave (USA) Inc.
Systems Engineering Supervisor


Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Preservation Hall (B)

1:30pm

Dedicated Exhibit Hall
Join our 130+ Exhibitors and Corporate Partners in our Exhibit Hall to learn about the many products and services they have to offer. Visit their booths to learn about ICE Conference specials and to enter vendor raffles and drawings for prizes!

Thursday March 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Expo Hall

2:30pm

Adventurers in Podcasting
As the host of The Goin' Digital Show podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has connected with many of the nation's top school leaders, authors, film makers and innovators in K-12 education. Learn what all of these guests have in common as Dr. Goins reflects on digital leadership strategies and offers tips on how to start your very own school or classroom podcast.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Goins

Greg Goins

Dr. Greg Goins is a K-12 school leader, adjunct professor, writer, speaker, podcaster and passionate advocate for creating Future Ready Schools to meet the needs of a new generation of digital learners. Dr. Goins is a former principal, teacher, coach and second generation school leader with 16 years of experience in Educational Leadership. He currently serves as the Superintendent at West Frankfort CUSD No. 168 in southern Illinois. | | As... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage Amphitheater

2:30pm

Are You Up for the Challenge to Become a Future Ready Educator?
Getting a classroom full of Chromebooks can be overwhelming. But the good news is….it doesn’t have to be overwhelming at all. Actually, it is a great opportunity to do something amazing in your classroom! This session will walk you through some steps you can take that will help you transform your students’ learning. The possibilities are endless, but are you up for the challenge that can lead to tremendous professional growth?

Presenters
avatar for Joanna Carroll

Joanna Carroll

Instructional Technology Director/Coach
Joanna Carroll is the Instructional Technology Director for Princeville CUSD 326. She is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Prior to joining the Princeville school district, she was an educator for 17 years. She taught 5th, 6th, 7th , and 8th grades. Joanna has a B.A.in Education from Bradley University.


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Preservation Hall

2:30pm

Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times
The educational landscape is changing as a result of continuous advances in technology and a changing learner. As a result educators must recognize this shift, anticipate needed changes, and lead by example in order to meet the diverse needs of key stakeholders in the 21st Century. Attendees will learn how to harness the power of digital tools and social media accessible today to improve communications, enhance public relations, establish a brand presence, increase student engagement, transform learning spaces, discover opportunity, and grow professionally like never before.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger

"Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
New Orleans Ballroom

2:30pm

Inclusive Technology Decision Making
As technology becomes more deeply ingrained in all aspects of education, decisions about district-wide technology must include all stakeholder voices. In this session, District 109 leaders (administrators, teachers and students) will share how their voices influence the future of technology in the district. Learn how Deerfield Public Schools District 109 promotes an inclusive decision making process for all aspects of technology throughout the organization.

Presenters
avatar for Marcie Faust

Marcie Faust

Director for Innovative Learning, District 109
With more than 10 years of teaching experience, Marcie Faust focuses on guiding teachers to rethink the way they educate today's students in an ever-changing world. She specializes in coaching teachers toward implementation of project-based learning and effective technology integration through innovative teaching practices in the 21st-century classroom. Marcie became a teacher in 2003 after realizing that she wanted to connect with kids. Since... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon III

2:30pm

The Educator Behind the Profile Pic: Digging Deeper into PLC's
Presenters
avatar for Katrina Keene

Katrina Keene

Katrina Keene, EdD, is a National and International speaker and has spent the last 16 years in K-12 technology education. She is currently working as an Education Strategist for DellEDU and is thrilled to bring her expertise and research to thousands of schools across the nation. Katrina loves staying connected with educators through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope and other social media platforms and can be found @teachintechgal as... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon I

2:30pm

21st century learning: a virtual tour of the Howard-Winnesheik CSD
In the fall of 2013, the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District "stepped through the looking glass" deploying every students K-12 a digital device. Moving into the fourth year of deployment, technology is now seamlessly embedded into instruction. Participants will be taken on a virtual tour of Howard-Winn, stepping into classrooms and being to interact with learners (both adults and students).

Presenters
avatar for John Carver

John Carver

John is the superintendent of schools for the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District. Collaborating with business, industry, elected officials and higher education, John is leading the charge to vision and make operational a new structure of learning grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Howard-Winn is working to seamlessly embed technology into instruction and uses social media to break down classroom silos... Read More →
avatar for Sara Grimm

Sara Grimm

Elementary Principal, Howard-Winneshiek CSD
Love of Learning-Passion for Education-Obsession with Technology-Reading Addict | Elementary Principal
avatar for Heather Suckow

Heather Suckow

Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Broadway B

2:30pm

Effectively Integrating Project Based Learning From the Ground Up
Many teachers assign projects, but are they really doing project based learning? This session will focus on the shift from traditional project based tasks to authentic project based learning in the middle/high school classroom. An emphasis on creating clear meaningful learning targets and checkpoints throughout the learning process will be an integral focus in the shift. Through PBL, we will explore how to empower learners to be creative communicators by increasing student voice and choice, leveraging authentic products, encouraging reflective practices, and fostering student growth and engagement. Participants will see several classroom-ready examples of students’ PBL projects, and have access to PBL resources (planning guide, graphic organizer and rubric) to transform their own students into knowledge constructors through PBL.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Lazar

Jennifer Lazar

Literacy Teacher/Reading Specialist, Leyden High School District 212
Jennifer Lazar is a high school literacy teacher/reading specialist at West Leyden High School in Northlake, IL. She has been a teacher/instructional coach for fourteen years and has a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in both Curriculum and Instruction and Reading. She is a Google Certified Educator and has previously presented at NCLB on the topic of text selection/complexity.


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon IV

2:30pm

Flexing Fandoms: How to leverage what kids care about to supercharge STEAM learning.
Fandom is a powerful motivational force that can connects kids who have deep, obsessive interests with wider communities and inspire them to produce original projects. Whether it's Minecraft, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or Pokémon GO, popular culture is filled with potent fandoms and its important that classrooms reflect these shared contemporary interests. In this session, we will look at how to create classroom structures that allow for students to express shared passions and discover new ones and review three rigorous STEAM projects that were supercharged by allowing students to flex their fandoms.

Presenters
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Sam Phillips

Lead Instructor, MetaMedia
Sam Phillips is the Manager of MetaMedia, a digital media lab and hang-out space open exclusively to middle-school youth at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, Illinois, where he oversees curriculum development across multiple modes of making, including audio and video production, video games, papercraft, circuitry, and digital fabrication. Prior to MetaMedia, Phillips was a video and animation teaching-artist at Street-Level Youth Media and Marwen in... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Coral

2:30pm

Getting Techie: How we’re flipping PD
We work every day to prepare our students for jobs that do not yet exist, in a world we cannot yet imagine due to ever changing technology. Why would our Professional Development be any different? We spend so much time teaching our staff how to use specific devices and software when we know that they will be upgraded, redesigned and rendered obsolete just around the corner. I will talk about the PD that I created for my district to empower staff to be “Techie”. A term that means a person who is confident, excited and self sufficient with tech and technology related challenges. I will be highlighting the structure of the trainings and tools used. We will discuss the reasoning behind those decisions and how people can create interesting, engaging tech PD of their own, no matter the tools available to them.

Presenters
avatar for Tim Higgins

Tim Higgins

Techretary, Arlington Heights School District 25
I am Tim Higgins, the Techretary. A position named for the unique assortment of responsibilities it encompasses: Tech Support, Training and Professional Development, Administrative Assistant duties, Media Production work and more. I have worked in education technology for five years, three at the D25 Central Office and two in one of our middle schools. Prior to that I spent two years as a trainer and technician at the Apple Store in Skokie, IL... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Broadway C

2:30pm

Increasing Chrome Accessibility with Apps and Extensions
Looking for ways to address the learning and accessibility needs of your students when using Google Chrome and Chromebooks? This session will explore free and subscription options that can be added to Google Drive and the Chrome browser to increase student independence and engagement with reading, writing, and research tasks. See how Learning Ally, Bookshare Web Reader, and Don Johnston’s Snap & Read can open up the world of reading to students with print disabilities. Learn how easy it is to provide in-the-moment access to worksheets, quizzes and tests to all your learners by uploading or sharing documents that can be completed with the added supports of text-to-speech, word prediction, and even speech recognition. Include students with more significant literacy challenges in literacy activities through the use of Crick software apps now available in the Chrome Store.

Presenters
avatar for Ellen Deutsch

Ellen Deutsch

Assistive Technology Consultant, LADSE
I am a special education consultant with 26 years of experience in special education, assistive technology, and educational technology. As a member of the LADSE assistive technology guidance team, I work with district teams to identify technology supports to maximize student engagement and participation within the school and community. I provide professional development to our staff and districts on assistive technology, UDL, Google Apps for... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Turquoise B

2:30pm

SAMRizing with Diverse Teaching Experiences
Teachers with a wide range of technology abilities and comfort levels will share their approaches and reflections on 1:1 Chromebook integration at the elementary grade levels. Favorite tools and applications will be spotlighted for educators and district leaders of all technology levels to explore and discuss.

Presenters
avatar for Jackie Juhas

Jackie Juhas

3rd Grade Teacher, Erickson Elementary School
The third grade unit teachers at Erickson Elementary school are leaders in the area of technology integration into primary grades with a 1:1 setting. At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year Bloomingdale District 13 adopted a 1:1 initiative in all grades K-8. With a diverse range of teaching experiences and technological comfort levels this unit has led the way in technology adoption and integration.
avatar for Ashley Patla

Ashley Patla

Teacher, Bloomingdale School District 13
I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with endorsements in Language Arts and Social Sciences. I concluded my master's degree program in July 2016 in Educational Technology at Aurora University with a technology specialist endorsement. I have a passion for infusing technology within classrooms to prepare 21st century learners. | | Currently at Erickson Elementary, I work as... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Sliwa

Rachel Sliwa

Third Grade Teacher, Erickson Elementary
The third grade unit teachers at Erickson Elementary school are leaders in the area of technology integration into primary grades with a 1:1 setting. At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year Bloomingdale District 13 adopted a 1:1 initiative in all grades K-8. With a diverse range of teaching experiences and technological comfort levels this unit has led the way in technology adoption and integration.
avatar for Susanne Stankoskey

Susanne Stankoskey

The third grade unit teachers at Erickson Elementary school are leaders in the area of technology integration into primary grades with a 1:1 setting. At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year Bloomingdale District 13 adopted a 1:1 initiative in all grades K-8. With a diverse range of teaching experiences and technological comfort levels this unit has led the way in technology adoption and integration.


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Marsalis A

2:30pm

Step Into Google Classroom!
If you are looking for an easy, intuitive, clean design to keep student work organized, then Google Classroom is the tool for you! With full integration of Google Drive, Google Classroom simple way to create a paperless classroom and enhance communication with students and parents. Google Classroom provides an efficient way to distribute, collect, organize and grade student work all in one location. Teachers can quickly see students work completion and provide live feedback and grading.

Presenters
avatar for Sam Reisman

Sam Reisman

6th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Waukegan Public Schools District 60
I am in my 2nd year of teaching 6th grade ELA at Robert Abbott Middle School where I was a pilot teacher in our 1:1 Chromebook program. I am also a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2. I attempt to use tech in as much of my classroom as I can through the use of GAFE and other sites and programs. This is my 2nd time attending ICE and I am excited to learn some new things to bring back to my school and classroom.
avatar for Heather Spaulding

Heather Spaulding

6th Grade Science/Social Studies Teacher, Robert E. Abbott Middle School
Heather Spaulding currently teaches sixth grade students science and social studies at Robert E. Abbott Middle School in Waukegan Community Unit School District #60. She has been an educator in Waukegan for the last six years, and for the last two years has been one of the leads in pilot team working with students in a 1:1 learning initiative pilot. Heather is part of the school’s tech team where she collaborates to plan and deliver educational... Read More →



Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sapphire

2:30pm

Technology and the Impact on Classroom Design
When utilizing the workshop model in Reading, Writing, and Math space can be at a premium. Finding ways to group students and finding places for them to work in partnerships can be difficult. When technology is added to the mix things can get very messy. This class will discuss the impact of classroom design on the workshop model, focusing specifically on the impact of technology. Other topics that will be discussed are: Ipads impact on students eyes and necks, students with ADHD, and Social Emotional Issues. We will look at current brain research, best practice, and examples found in professional books. Restructuring your room (desks vs. tables), reorganizing supplies, looking at color choices for bulletin boards, and techniques to lessen strain on student’s eyes and necks.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Crandall

Heather Crandall

3rd Grade, Barrington District 220
Heather Crandall is a Nationally Board Certified teacher. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in Social Studies and Kindergarten Education. She has a Masters Degree from National Lewis University. Heather has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade for the last 18 years. She was gifted with the opportunity to have Ipads in her classroom four years ago. Since then she has been on a journey to... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Broadway A

2:30pm

What’s the Hype about Hyperdocs?
Hyperdocs are not just docs with links in them. Based on the 4 C’s of Collaboration, Creativity, Communication & Critical Thinking; hyperdocs allow you to include one or all of the C’s in every lesson you create. Combine Google Apps, digital lesson design and great pedagogy to create a Hyperdoc: A transformational digital lesson delivery that shifts the focus from teacher based lecture to student driven inquiry based learning by exploration. Combine your best resources, apply them to the “hyperdoc” template of Engage, Explore, Explain, Apply, Share, Reflect & Extend and create a masterpiece of engaged learning! Sound complicated? It’s not, come and learn the basics of a “Hyperdoc” lesson.

Presenters
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Lynn Lambert

Teacher/Tech Coordinator, Ohio School District
This is only my 4th year of teaching after leaving the private sector where I was a Network Administrator for a nonprofit agency. I began my teaching career at a K-8 school where I taught Computer classes to all ages. After 2 years I moved up to a K-12 school (2 districts-1 building) where I currently teach Microsoft Office classes & Consumer Ed to HS, and computer tech to Jr High. We rolled out Chromebooks in Feb 2016 and I have been in love... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon II

2:30pm

Engaging, Equipping and Empowering Teachers and Students: A 5 Year Journey
Tri-Creek School Corporation has been on a 5 year journey to transform learning in a small rural community outside of Chicago. Join us as we discuss how we've taken a dream of creating learning opportunities for students and teachers and built it into a program that incorporates project-based learning, 1 to 1 technology, shared leadership, innovative teaching and learning, and student agency. We'll discuss the headaches, roadblocks, and failures that it takes to get to where you want to be while sharing some of the successes of our students and faculty and tips for how you can foster growth in your own programs.

Presenters
avatar for Jay Blackman

Jay Blackman

Director of Educational Technology, Tri-Creek School Corporation
Jay Blackman is the Director of Educational Technology for Tri-Creek School Corporation in Lowell, IN. During his 6 year tenure Jay has been part of a Tri-Creek team that has overseen the adoption of collaborative project-based learning as a primary instructional focus along with a K-12 1 to 1 program. Tri-Creek has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and Jay has been recognized as a NSBA 20 To Watch in Educational Technology. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Deal

Kevin Deal

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Tri-Creek School Corporation
Kevin Deal is an inspired educator. Prior to becoming Tri-Creek School Corporation's Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Kevin spent ten years as a high school English teacher. During those years, Kevin spent a considerable amount of time teaching AP Literature and Film Literature in addition to the majority of other department offerings. While transitioning to an administrative position, Kevin served as both a secondary literacy... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon VB

2:30pm

Automaticity with Math Facts: How It’s Changing Classrooms
With research showing that automaticity of math facts is essential to higher order math, schools around the country are seeking out a solution. This session will introduce educators to a program that provides customized instruction, motivating games, and assessments that will prepare students for the challenges of advanced mathematics---all while having students asking for more. See how automaticity with math facts is changing classrooms, test scores, even attitudes, and hear what teachers have to say about it.

Presenters
avatar for Thom OBrien

Thom OBrien

National Educational Consultant, ExploreLearning
As a former educator with a love for science and math, I have worked with elementary, middle, and high school teachers from around the country, implementing Common Core and Next Generation State Standards: modeling lessons, coaching, and planning.


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon VI

2:30pm

Getting to Know the new SMART Learning Suite!
Come and find out how you can leverage your students' devices while using
the new SMART Learning Suite AND your SMART Board! I will introduce you to the four main components of the SMART Learning Suite:
SMART Notebook, SMART lab, SMART Response 2, SMART amp.

Presenters
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Sarah Caruthers

Sarah Caruthers is an Education Solutions Manager for SMART Technologies. As a former elementary and special education teacher, Sarah utilized SMART solutions in her classroom daily. With experience in the classroom, and in the world of assistive technology, Sarah came to SMART Technologies to fulfill her passion of enhancing student learning through technology.


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Skybox

2:30pm

The Internet as an Essential Tool for 21st Century & Economic Engagement
Should someone be cut off from a world of opportunities and knowledge just because they aren’t connected to the internet at home? Despite the ever-increasing role and importance of connectivity in our lives, 25% of Americans still do not have access to a home high-speed internet connection. This harsh reality, known as the digital divide, disproportionally affects low-income and minority households who are often the ones who stand to benefit the most from this transformative technology. When students don’t have home connectivity, they face incredible challenges in meeting their school obligations, a significant inequality known as the homework gap.

Presenters
avatar for Nicolas Jimenez

Nicolas Jimenez

Outreach & Partnerships, Internet Essentials from Comcast
Nicolas Jimenez is Senior Manager of Outreach & Partnerships for Internet Essentials, Comcast’s signature community investment initiative aimed at connecting low-income Americans to the power of the internet. In this capacity, he works with an extensive network of community, nonprofit and government partners. Nicolas joined Comcast in 2007 as an External Affairs Intern and was most recently Senior Manager of Political Affairs. Passionate... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ruby

2:30pm

Using your data to improve student achievement
With all the data available, how are we able to effect learning? This session will discuss how data should drive instruction by showing easy, effective ways of using teaching and assessment to improve learning.

Presenters
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Phillip Adam

Innovation & Accountability Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
Phillip is an Accountability and Innovation Specialist for McGraw Hill Education. Phillip got his doctorate degree from the University of Kansas while working as the coordinator for assessment in a school district in Kansas City.


Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Jade

2:30pm

Gaming in Education
We know it’s not always fun and games when you are trying to integrate gaming in the classroom, but let the IlliniCloud and its gaming partners bring a win to your students and your school. In this listen, and learn hands-on session, you will hear from IlliniCloud districts how zSpace, Filament Games, and Games One introduce “playful learning” in the classroom. Join us – we promise you’ll score some cool ideas, gain some innovative practices, and experiment with some neat tools.

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Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Zanies

2:30pm

CANCELED - Grit and Growth Mindset Empowers Content Fluency
Can you create unstoppable standards mastery and content fluency for all students? Yes, you can, by tapping into students' grit and building passionate perseverance. As educators, we have the power to create a classroom culture where struggle and risk-taking is valued more than just getting the right answer. And, we have the power to support all students in finding academic achievement and fluency no matter the content area, assessment, or outcome expectation.
Students need individualized strategies that allow them to own standards down to the micro-skill level utilizing grit and individualized learning. All students deserve personal, adaptive math, reading, and writing process strategies that help them to tap into grit. Join us for an interactive blended learning discussion where easy to apply content strategies that can help all students to deeply comprehend will be discussed.

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Thursday March 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Preservation Hall (B)

3:45pm

Digging into the #GoOpen District Launch Packet
#GoOpen is a national movement that encourages states, school districts, and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. But what does this really look like in your district? The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology published the #GoOpen District Launch Packet that outlines the phases in the process of this transition. Let’s dig into this guiding document to learn from #GoOpen districts that have already made this transition.

Presenters
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

K-12 Open Education Fellow, U.S. Department of Education
As the K-12 Open Education Fellow, Kristina leads the #GoOpen movement, in the perfect culmination of her passion for removing roadblocks for student access to resources and providing professional learning for educators. Previously, she worked as the Digital Learning Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education where she collaborated with 245 public school districts and 17 Educational Service Units, lead professional learning, and... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Coral

3:45pm

Redesigning Learning to Prepare Student for Success in Life
In order to truly prepare students for life, we need to fundamentally rethink and rebuild our curriculum. What are the most important aspects of learning that our students need us to help them cultivate and develop? How do we take those aspects of learning and craft meaningful, powerful learning experiences across an entire district? What does it take to truly create future ready students? It takes a commitment and willingness to rethink a lot of what we think about education. This session will focus on creating and implementing a process and framework for rebuilding a curriculum based on the most important part of modern education- powerful learning.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Grey

Ben Grey

Ben is the Assistant Superintendent for Innovative Learning and Communications in Community Consolidated School District 59. He loves the work he gets to engage as he seeks innovative ways to afford students and staff greater opportunities to experience authentic learning in the formal and informal spaces of education. Ben spent the first eight years of his career in education as a classroom teacher where he taught fifth, sixth, and seventh... Read More →



Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon III

3:45pm

Shift the Culture of Your Classroom
It all started when I gave students time to read - and then share what they were reading. Simple enough, right?! This was the catalyst that sparked the change in everything I did in the classroom. Four years later, you wouldn't recognize my classes. I don't decorate the room, student choice is ubiquitous, we have time built in to personalize learning, students teach each other, and we use feedback in lieu of grades. Join me as I share valuable lessons learned when I dedicated time during the week for students to learn what THEY wanted to learn.

Presenters
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr currently teaches 7th grade English Language Arts at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights, IL. She was first a special education teacher working with deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. She is passionate about students owning their own learning. One of her blogs resides at http://geniushour.blogspot.com/.


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Main Stage Amphitheater

3:45pm

Student Led Learning with Minecraft Education Edition: Get Inspired!
Presenters
avatar for Kolsten Keene

Kolsten Keene

Kolsten Keene is a 7th grader at Signal Mountain Middle High School in Chattanooga,TN. Kolsten has been an avid gamer most of his life but took an extreme interest in Minecraft since the beginning of its launch. Kolsten takes gaming to the next level through connecting with students across the world in an effort to create collaborative videos for his YouTube Channel. | He is better known on social media as DD1Gaming. The "DD" is for "Diamond... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon I

3:45pm

Breakout EDU: Using Escape Rooms in the Classroom
There is a new trend in the entertainment world: escape rooms. Basically, a group is locked in a room, and they are asked to work together to solve a series of clues to escape. We can offer that same fun, with an educational twist, to our kids for FREE! Breakout EDU offers numerous educational, content-based breakout games for K-12. This session will run participants through a breakout session and share helpful tips to implement this activity in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Johnson

HS English Teacher, ROWVA CUSD 208
I teach high school English at a rural school in Illinois. This is my 8th year. I have my M.A. in English, I am Level 1 Google Certified, and I love learning innovative strategies to implement in my classroom.


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Turquoise B

3:45pm

Demystifying Microphones and Audio: An Introduction
It is easier than ever to make a great video, but how can you improve your audio? By learning list a little bit about microphones, microphone placement, accessories, and software, you can take your videos to the next level. Computer and iPad audio recording scenarios will be discussed

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avatar for Jason Meltzer

Jason Meltzer

Technology Teacher and Coach, Oak Grove School District #68
Jason Meltzer is currently an Arts Technology Teacher and Technology Coach at Oak Grove School District #68 in Green Oaks Illinois. Dr. Meltzer teacher a variety of classes including “Multimedia”, “Digital Broadcasting, and “Filmmaking”. He is also responsible for the district’s Greenscreen Production Room where classroom teachers and students use the video and audio equipment to improve instruction and create unique projects.


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Jade

3:45pm

Fantastic Formative Assessment Tools with Tech
Formative Assessments Can Be Fantastic! Find out how technology can simplify your assessments and cut back on your stack of papers to grade. In this session, participants will be introduced to a variety of formative assessment tools that can provide data to drive instruction. You will become familiar with both the teacher and student side of each tech tool. We will experience both sides of these assessments and how to use the tools in their daily instruction. Find out how formative assessments can be fantastic and support your classroom!

Presenters
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Nina Espinos

EL Teacher, School District 23
I am an EL teacher, currently working with students in grades 4 and 5. For the past 9 years, I have worked with students in grades K-5. I am a sponsor of our after-school Robotics and Computer Club. I am also a coach of the First Lego League team, Udderly Unstoppable! @MrsEspinos23
avatar for Kelly Funk

Kelly Funk

4th Grade Teacher, District 23
Fourth grade teacher who loves to create, innovate, and learn new things. Been teaching for 9 years in District 23- Prospect Heights. Currently completing a masters in technology integration through National Louis. Pioneer Educator for Ultimaker 3D Printing. Co-Leader of our Tech Club after school and Co-Coach of our school's First Lego League competition team. Presented at NICE conference for Lego Robotics. Excited to share and learn with... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Broadway B

3:45pm

GAFE for Supporting Executive Function
Google Tools for Supporting Executive Function: Executive function issues present serious challenges for many populations of students (and adults). This BYOD session will provide you with knowledge of how to work with specific apps to help students use their GAFE tools to develop powerful habits and strategies to develop their executive functioning system. Bring a laptop and a smartphone to best leverage the strengths of different apps to design individualized, agile student (adult) centered systems of support.

Presenters
avatar for Philip Lacey

Philip Lacey

Dr. Phil Lacey is the Director of Instructional Technology for Niles District 219 in Skokie, IL. In this capacity he serves students and faculty by working closely with classroom instructors and curriculum development to integrate dynamic tech tools into courses to develop student centered 21st century learning environments. His latest project involves piloting a self-paced Digital Literacy Program for incoming freshman to provide a common... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ruby

3:45pm

Hack That App!
We have all been there. We have the perfect lesson for our favorite unit planned but which app, extension or online tool is the right “hook” that will connect our learners to the curriculum, enhance our teaching and engage our students? Maybe you need to adapt it just a bit or even blend it with a secondary program! This fun, fast paced, interactive session will demonstrate how to find just in time resources which can be creatively adapted to match your specific learning targets, aligned to standards and scaled effectively to climb the SAMR ladder towards transformative and purposeful instruction. Come prepared to learn, share, challenge, discuss and explore!

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Baughcum

Carrie Baughcum

Carrie Baughcum is an inspiration junkie, idea sharer, learning enthusiast and passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how. She is the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Extended Resource Special Education teacher in Arlington Heights School District 25 where she uses creative thinking, a fearless attitude, the power of gamification, endless doodles and the power of technology to enable her students to access information and... Read More →
avatar for James Gubbins

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 nearly 20 years. 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 District Technology Coordinator for a High School District, he has been involved in education and technology in multiple capacities and has a passion for helping educators... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
New Orleans Ballroom

3:45pm

Help! I Need Tech For My English Language Learners
Struggling to meet the needs of students who are new to the U.S.? Do you have students that are just starting their English Language acquisition? Come and collaborate with two ESL teachers that think outside the box! During this session, teachers will acquire a "virtual" backpack of tech resources to use with English Language Learners, specifically in the early and emergent stages of language. Discover technology that will help students both acquire and demonstrate their new language, AND learn to evaluate tech tools for learning and academic language.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Harder

Amy Harder

EL / Bilingual Specialist, Arlington Heights SD25
EL / Bilingual Specialist for 14 years. Experience with K - 8 + adult education. Interested in technology, parent engagement, collaboration, ELs and disabilities. Avid reader.
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Jasmine Myalil

EL/Bilingual Specialist, Arlington Heights District #25
A Chicago-land native, Jasmine Myalil earned a B.S. from University of Miami (FL) in Elementary Education and Spanish, with an ESL endorsement. Upon returning to Illinois, she started her career as an ELL Specialist. In addition to her teaching role, she focuses on parent engagement, collaboration, and cultural awareness in the school community. In 2010, she graduated with a M.S. in Instructional Leadership with an endorsement in Bilingual... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Broadway A

3:45pm

Life as a Coach: Build Relationships and Support Growth in 1:1 Environments
Instructional coaches are collaborators, co-teachers, co-learners, & co-analyzers of data. Participants will hear the story of Megan Ryder's journey from the classroom to an instructional coach in a K-8 district. Strategies for building relationships, staying organized, & supporting both teacher & student growth will be featured in this session. This session will include an optional hands on activity where participants listen, learn, and contribute to the global education community via Twitter. Throughout the presentation, the speaker will pose a question to Twitter. Participants will be encouraged to tweet their responses to these questions to the hashtag #ICE2017coach. Participants will be connected to a global learning community through multiple hashtags. After the session, tweets will be organized in Storify to provide an additional resource for the global education community. Participants should bring their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to participate in the collaborative session. A Twitter account is recommended, but not required.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Ryder

Megan Ryder

Instructional Coach, Downers Grove District 58
Megan Ryder started her educational career on figure skates, teaching basic skills to skaters of all ages while working on her elementary education degree at Western Michigan University. Megan completed her masters degree in Instructional Technology from Lewis University in 2012. After teaching fifth grade for seven years in Oswego Community School District 308, she joined Downers Grove District 58 where she is an instructional coach for two... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon VI

3:45pm

Making Virtual Reality (VR) a Reality in Your Classroom
Imagine spending an afternoon in the Roman Colosseum, floating around a Caribbean reef, or even exploring the structure of an atom from the inside--all without ever leaving the comfort of your classroom! Through the power of Virtual Reality (VR), learn how to transport your students to different times and places, creating engaging, unforgettable experiences that transform learning. We’ll show you the tools and apps you can use to experience pre-made VR worlds, and you’ll also learn how to create your own with your students, unleashing their understanding and creativity. This hands-on session will allow you to experience VR for yourself and help you understand how to make it a reality in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Maria (Galanis) Arfanakis

Maria (Galanis) Arfanakis

Instructional Coach, Shepard Middle School
Hi! I'm Maria and I'm currently an iCoach for grades 6-8 in a suburb north of Chicago. My role in education for the past 16 years began as Tech Coordinator which evolved to Tech Coach. My current role as an iCoach integrates instructional coaching with an emphasis in innovation. I received my M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction in Tech because I love the possibilities that technology brings to learning, connecting people, and the world. When I... Read More →
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Andrea Trudeau

Library Information Specialist, Shepard Middle School/Deerfield District 109
Andrea Trudeau is a NBCT, Google Educator, and 19-year veteran in education with a variety of teaching roles at Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield District 109. Most recently, she became the school's library information specialist and hit the ground running in order to create an active learning commons that breaks free of the stereotype of a traditional library and embraces creativity, collaboration, and risk-taking. Andrea is... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon II

3:45pm

Media Managed!
Want to use media in your instruction, but feel like finding and showing videos takes away precious (and needed) prep time? Dealing with media can be overwhelming, but you can use a variety of tools that are free and easily accessible to spice up your teaching, engage your students, and help increase understanding. In this session, we'll discuss tools to help you streamline your media and get your students fired up. Get efficient with your videos/media, and never have to search again!

Presenters
avatar for Beth Rihtar

Beth Rihtar

Instructional Tech Coah, D64 Park Ridge-Niles
Beth Rihtar is in in her third year as an instructional technology coach at a suburban Chicago district. Prior to coaching, she taught music in Indiana for 18 years. As a former middle school teacher, she’s committed to team teaching, coteaching, collaborating as a team, formative assessment, and engaging students through contemporary media. She’s dedicated her coaching to promote the 4Cs among teachers and students, and is passionate about... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Turquoise A

3:45pm

Primary Sources + Minecraft = Learning
Examine how 8th grade students worked together to create a digital replica of the 1609 Jamestown colony through careful reading of primary documents, group work, and Minecraft Education Edition. This session will provide an outline of how this activity worked with 8th graders and ideas for extension into different grades and topics.

Presenters
avatar for Mr. Johnson

Mr. Johnson

JH/HS History Teacher, ROWVA CUSD 208
The 2016-2017 school year will be 11th year teaching history and government at ROWVA Jr/Sr high school in Oneida IL - ROWVA school district. I also coach varsity track and cross country. As an educator, I strive to make the teaching of history and civics relevant and authentic to students through the use of technology, primary documents, and current events. One of my goals as a teacher is to bring opportunities to our students at ROWVA that... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon IV

3:45pm

Targeting TPACK to Redefine Learning
This session will highlight how Barrington 220 elementary schools use the TPACK model to target instructional growth in teachers. We will discuss and share how our TPACK team works as a cohesive unit to benefit our students' learning experiences.

Presenters
avatar for Eliza Aliotta

Eliza Aliotta

Digital Age Learning Coach, Barrington CUSD 220
I am an instructional digital age learning coach at a K-5 elementary school, Barbara Rose Elementary School, in Barrington 220. I spend most of my time working with teachers to grow their instructional practice, knowledge of curriculum, and transformational use of technology.
avatar for Heather Crandall

Heather Crandall

3rd Grade, Barrington District 220
Heather Crandall is a Nationally Board Certified teacher. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in Social Studies and Kindergarten Education. She has a Masters Degree from National Lewis University. Heather has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade for the last 18 years. She was gifted with the opportunity to have Ipads in her classroom four years ago. Since then she has been on a journey to... Read More →
avatar for Neva Hillard

Neva Hillard

2nd Grade Teacher, Barrington CUSD #220
I am a second grade classroom teacher at Barbara Rose School.
avatar for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Director of Instructional Technology, Barrington School District 220
avatar for Kim Ryder

Kim Ryder

2nd Grade Teacher, Barrington CUSD 220
avatar for Derek Straight

Derek Straight

Principal, Barrington CUSD 220


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Broadway C

3:45pm

Technology Coach Roundtable & Networking
Be a collaborator and co-learner during this fast-paced conversation on coaching! Network with other technology coaches while discovering strategies for building relationships, staying focused, and supporting both teacher and student growth. Roundtable topics will include supporting a vision for coaching, fostering shared responsibility, pursuing professional development for coaches, defining roles, and supporting healthy coaching cultures. 

Presenters
avatar for Tim McIlvain

Tim McIlvain

Tim McIlvain, Learning Technology Center 4
Tim McIlvain is the Director of one of the six regional technology centers established by the Illinois State Board of Education that provide Illinois school districts with technical support, technology-related professional development, and technology planning and consulting services. Tim is a frequent presenter on educational technology topics and is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL... Read More →
avatar for Lori Whitman

Lori Whitman

Director, Learning Technology Center 2
Lori Whitman is the Director of one of the six regional technology centers established by the Illinois State Board of Education that provide Illinois school districts with technical support, technology-related professional development, and technology planning and consulting services. Lori has been serving schools in this capacity through the Illinois Learning Technology Hubs and Centers for the past 24 years. LTC2 offers training, networking... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Marsalis A

3:45pm

Visual Literacy Hacks: Putting the Pic in Picasso

In an age where students are able to create and share their own content, we need to develop their ability to create visual messages that convey and extend meaning, not take away from it. Text, content, and design are equal partners in the effective delivery of a message. Common Core even suggests that students need to be able to express themselves and interpret ideas through visual literacy. Visual Literacy is not just for students! Want to step up your design game and make professional looking materials? Come learn how to design like Picasso or at least fake it through some basic visual literacy hacks.

Presenters
avatar for Katie Diebold

Katie Diebold

Katie is an Instructional Coach at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois and has twelve years of experience in education. She is a former Applied Arts and Technology teacher and is passionate about non-traditional grading, visual literacy, and helping teachers move beyond substitution to make the focus student-centered learning. Katie is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, you can follow her on Twitter at @katiediebold.


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Preservation Hall

3:45pm

Empowering All Students though Personalized Learning and Apple Tools
Supporting students in their learning process is the goal of every educator, and personalized learning with technology is at the forefront. This presentation will take a fresh look and offer new ideas and strategies for teaching and learning by using Apple’s Accessibility features and tools in today’s diverse classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Dohn

Mark Dohn

Mark Dohn is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher and Digital Learning Consultant. He holds an MS in Education, Media Design and Technology and was a classroom and technology teacher/coordinator for fifteen years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. With other Apple Distinguished Educators, Mark advocates for equity and accessibility to content for all students. Mark has been honored for his innovative and creative learning... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon V

3:45pm

i-Ready is one of Fastest Growing Products in Education. Here's Your Chance to Learn all About it!
i-Ready answers “why?” and delivers “what's next?”

During this session, a detailed overview and demo of i-Ready's Reading and Math online diagnostic and instruction. The session will also include a walk-through of available reports including: student, parent, class, school and district. Finally, attendees will also have a chance to see the Teacher Toolbox which provides immediate access to all grade levels of instructional resources.

Presenters
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Jeff Brill

Available to present Curriculum Associates programs to schools and districts throughout Illinois.


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Sapphire

3:45pm

Going 1 to 1? Learn from the comedy of errors we made so you can be successful!
Best strategies, best practices, and policies that have worked for successful districts that have gone 1:1 with iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablet devices. 

Presenters
avatar for Phil Hintz

Phil Hintz

Director of Technology for Gurnee SD 56, Gurnee School District 56
Gurnee School District 56, is a high-performing, Future-Ready District that has transformed teaching and learning to meet the needs of 21st century students. District 56 has held the honor of being an Apple Distinguished Program for the past 4 years for it's ground breaking work with their district-wide, 1 to 1 iPad initiative for every teacher and student in the district in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. The program has been so successful... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Zanies

6:30pm

Executive Board Meeting and ICE Awards
Thursday March 2, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
New Orleans Ballroom

7:00pm

Evening Social: Emoji-Themed ICE Party (Sponsored by SHI & Kensington)
More info/signup: bit.ly/ICE17Social
Event Social sponsored by SHI & Kensington 
Photo Booth sponsored by Common Sense 


Thursday March 2, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
New Orleans Ballroom
 
Friday, March 3
 

7:30am

Exhibit Hall Open
Friday March 3, 2017 7:30am - 1:00pm
Expo Hall

8:00am

Keynote: Changing the Narrative
When is the last time something amazing happened in your school? How many people knew about it? The work done in schools all across the globe is spectacular. Kids gather…learn…leave…and make the world we live in a better place. So…amazing things happen all the time. Telling the story of schools helps create a narrative that builds culture and gives everyone in your community an identity. Utilizing social media and being the chief storyteller in your district is a great way to celebrate the success of students with parents and the community. FIND YOUR AUDIENCE...BUILD YOUR BRAND...CELEBRATE KIDS!!

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named 1 of 9 Innovative Districts in 2016 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College, a MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a MS in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Leadership... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Salons I-IV

9:30am

Dedicated Exhibit Hall
Join our 130+ Exhibitors and Corporate Partners in our Exhibit Hall to learn about the many products and services they have to offer. Visit their booths to learn about ICE Conference specials and to enter vendor raffles and drawings for prizes!

Friday March 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Expo Hall

10:30am

Adventurers in Podcasting
As the host of The Goin' Digital Show podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has connected with many of the nation's top school leaders, authors, film makers and innovators in K-12 education. Learn what all of these guests have in common as Dr. Goins reflects on digital leadership strategies and offers tips on how to start your very own school or classroom podcast.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Goins

Greg Goins

Dr. Greg Goins is a K-12 school leader, adjunct professor, writer, speaker, podcaster and passionate advocate for creating Future Ready Schools to meet the needs of a new generation of digital learners. Dr. Goins is a former principal, teacher, coach and second generation school leader with 16 years of experience in Educational Leadership. He currently serves as the Superintendent at West Frankfort CUSD No. 168 in southern Illinois. | | As... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Stage Amphitheater

10:30am

Ed Tech Talk: Conversations with the ISTE President
Participate in a dialogue on what’s new in the student standards and approaches to integrating the ISTE Standards for Students in classrooms. Broaden your understanding of ISTE’s unique network while learning more about opportunities to get involved and engaged within ISTE and how to tap into our face-to-face and online communities.

Presenters
avatar for Mila Thomas-Fuller

Mila Thomas-Fuller

Mila Thomas Fuller, Ed.D., is an innovative ed tech leader with expertise in instructional technology from strategy through to implementation. She has nearly two decades of experience in learning and teaching with technology through her work with associations, districts, schools and universities. | | In her current role as assistant director of online learning for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education, Fuller... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Coral

10:30am

A Family Engagement Web
This session will provide an overview of some available web based resources aligned to the Illinois State Board of Education’s Framework for Family Engagement. From apps to videos, electronic project management of your FE initiatives, and some newly developed blended technology approaches to support family engagement conversations with all sizes of stakeholders. Presented by Kevin McClure, ISBE content specialist for Learning Supports and a member of the core planning team for Family Engagement efforts across the state.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin McClure

Kevin McClure

Statewide Content Specialist - Learning Supports, Illinois State Board of Education
Kevin McClure is a statewide Content Specialist - Learning Supports, with the Illinois Center for School Improvement connected with the work of the Illinois State Board of Education’s development and dissemination of educator professional learning. His work within the K-12 educational system over the last decade has included, classroom instruction, development and delivery of professional development, and district leadership and systemic... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

Content Specialist, ISBE



Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon III

10:30am

Build What Matters Ignite Talk
Our team of Barrington 220 district administrators as well as building level digital age learning coaches will present an ignite talk. We will focus on instructional technology practices centered on our theme of "Build What Matters!" Come and learn what has worked for us in 220!

Presenters
avatar for Eliza Aliotta

Eliza Aliotta

Digital Age Learning Coach, Barrington CUSD 220
I am an instructional digital age learning coach at a K-5 elementary school, Barbara Rose Elementary School, in Barrington 220. I spend most of my time working with teachers to grow their instructional practice, knowledge of curriculum, and transformational use of technology.
avatar for Loretta Johnson

Loretta Johnson

Digital Age Learning Coach, Barrington CUSD 220
avatar for Sharon Kranz

Sharon Kranz

Digital Age Instructional Coach, BSD220
avatar for Becky McDowell

Becky McDowell

K-5 STEM Teacher, Barrington 220
I am a passionate STEM educator that finds joy in preparing kids for our ever-changing world through development of problem solving skills. Currently I teach K-5 STEM in Barrington, IL and regularly use 1:1 iPads to program LEGO robotics to complete engineering challenges with students. I have a BA in Elementary Education, a MS in Natural Science Education, and a STEM certificate from Tufts University. I have been an instructional coach for... Read More →
avatar for Laura  Meehan

Laura Meehan

Instructional Digital Age Learning Coach, Barrington CUSD 220
avatar for Katie Muhtaris

Katie Muhtaris

Literacy Coach, Barrington CUSD 220
Katie Muhtaris is an Instructional Digital Age Learning Coach in Barrington IL and Co-Author of the book Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom.
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Kelly Pinta

Digital Age Learning Coach, Barrington CUSD 220
avatar for Lisa Riley

Lisa Riley

Instructional Coach, Barrington CUSD 220
avatar for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Director of Instructional Technology, Barrington School District 220
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Becky Wiegel

My name is Becky Wiegel and I am currently serving as the interim director of elementary education for Barrington CUSD 220. I have experience as an elementary teacher, instructional coach and digital age learning coach.


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon I

10:30am

Creating Innovators: Leveraging Google Apps for Education and Design Process
Looking for a way to frame your content for 21st century learners? Research tells us that confidence in one's creative capacity leads to innovation. If we are preparing our students for their future, we need to utilize technology to allow them to be creators rather than consumers.  In this session, I will show you how I use the GSuite (Classroom, Docs, Forms, Slides and Sheets) and the design process to facilitate innovation in my classroom, and how you can do the same in any content area. Everyone will leave this session with new tips and tricks to take back to the classroom tomorrow!

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Buelow

Jennifer Buelow

Jen is in her fifteenth year of teaching junior high English/Language Arts, including co-taught special education and advanced/gifted learners in the Chicago suburbs. She led the 1:1 Chromebook pilot in Community Consolidated School District 15 which is now embracing a full 1:1 initiative for junior highs. As a National Board Certified Teacher and a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and Google Certified Trainer, she is passionate about the... Read More →



Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Broadway B

10:30am

Exploring Instructional Uses of YouTube
In this session, we will investigate classroom uses of YouTube videos and tools. YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine, yet many educators discount this video repository as a source of useful educational content. Come discover how to curate content from educational YouTube channels and publish videos to your own channel. Find out about little known features that will allow you to creatively incorporate YouTube into your classroom!

Presenters
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Lucy Gray

Currently an education consultant advising a variety of organizations, Lucy Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Preservation Hall

10:30am

G-Slides and G-Draw Exploded: An Eruption of Instructional Ideas!
Have you fallen victim to viewing the same old Slides presentations from your students? Looking for new and innovative ways of using technology tools to extend student learning? Then we’ve got the solution for you! There’s so much our students can do with Google Slides and Google Draw that truly digs way beneath the surface. 21st Century opportunities with these tools can really transform the way our students learn. Stop Motion Stories, Comics, Sorts… you name it! Join us to hear from both the teacher AND student perspective and to learn some creative ways students of all ages can take their learning to the next level!

Presenters
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Jennifer Eggert

Jennifer Eggert is currently the Instructional Technology Coach at DuJardin Elementary School. She works with teachers and students to create exciting 21st Century learning experiences. She draws upon her classroom teaching background and Master’s Degree in New Learning and Design to help students find success and a love for learning. She enjoys learning from the staff she works with and can be found dancing when she’s not at school!


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon IV

10:30am

Lessons Learned From Flipping In The Middle School: Tech Tools and Tactics For Success
Just as 1:1 learning has grown in the past five years, so too has the flipped learning movement. But what makes some flipped lessons successful and some not? What new tools are out there for teachers, as well as for students, to use to flip lessons? And what REALLY is flipped learning? In this session, Suzanne Molloy will share her own experience flipping her lessons in the language arts classroom, her successes and failures along the way, as well as what tech tools are readily available to use in your school tomorrow.

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Molloy

Suzanne Molloy

iCoach, Caruso
Suzanne is an Instructional Coach at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield as well as an Edmodo Ambassador and Certified Trainer. She began her career as an ELA and social studies teacher in 1996. She began flipping many of her language arts lessons in 2013 and tracked her successes and failures along the way on her blog, Flipping Out In The Middle School. She is an advocate for infusing technology in the classroom and using data to drive lesson... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Broadway C

10:30am

Redesigning Learning Spaces with Your Students’ Brains in Mind
If you find yourself debating on colors, desk/table set up, themes, or what to put on your classroom walls, this is the session for you. We will discuss brain-friendly and effective ways to design a classroom environment that promotes student choice, flexibility, and learning for all students. Though aesthetics will be a focus, we will also discuss how digital learning can play a part in the physical layout of a learning space.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Wever

Mary Wever

Graduate Certificate Program Director - MAET, Michigan State University
Mary Wever is a former elementary teacher who is now the Graduate Certificate Program Director in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. She is one of the winners of the Classroom Cribs Challenge, a national classroom design contest that focused on brain-friendly learning spaces that promote deep learning and engagement through design. With that and her work designing a blended learning environment... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon II

10:30am

STEM Quickfire Challenges
We are all familiar with Quickfire challenges on the show Top Chef, but how can you use these challenges to improve student communication, collaboration, and critical thinking? This sessions will explore how to bring these tech-based, low-risk challenges into your own classroom. Participants will also be given a Quickfire to work on in a small group to experience a challenge from a student's perspective.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Kosko

Michael Kosko

Science Chair, CTE Coordinator, Al Raby High School, CPS
Michael Kosko is the Career and Technical Education Coordinator and Science Chair at Al Raby School for Community and Environment in Chicago Public Schools. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan and completed his graduate work and earned his teacher leadership certification at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. His master's project explored how digital feedback on student writing affected their... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Turquoise B

10:30am

GSuite Jr. Tips and Tricks to Use with Elementary Students
Looking for something new, relevant, and instructionally sound? Look no further! At our Google Playground, walk around & explore many concrete examples of how to use chromebooks & iPads in the elementary school. This session focuses on lessons driven by instruction and enhanced with technology.

Presenters
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Vicky O’Boyle

Engaged Learning Specialist, Gower 62
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Jill Schwartzers

LRC Teacher, Community Consolidated School District 15


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon V

10:30am

You too can solder!!
If you've never soldered before, this workshop will give you the confidence to solder. Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. Come & solder your own electronics Blinkie light up kit. Make and take your project home with you. Note: limited number of kits available for hands on session but others are encouraged to come, watch, learn.

Presenters
avatar for Tricia Lazzaro

Tricia Lazzaro

Special Education Teacher, District 225
Tricia is a High School Special Educator & Science teacher and the building Instructional Technology Coach/Facilitator working to make learning fun! In class activities emphasize hands-on, active learning that ignites curiosity. My focus is on job and skill development such as critical thinking, problem solving, organization, executive functioning, collaboration, teamwork, and technical job skills (eg coding). The goal is to for students to... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Tinker Studio - Exhibit Hall

10:30am

CommDigital Citizenship Certification: The Foundation to Building Tech-Rich Classrooms
As technology becomes more pervasive in our schools, educators and parents need support with issues related to digital citizenship including: Internet safety, relationships, cyberbullying, information literacy, self image, digital reputation, and creative credit. This interactive session will provide educators with immersive K-12 digital citizenship learning resources from Common Sense Education, best practices for implementation, how to become digital citizenship certified, and opportunities to extend your professional learning network around these issues on Sense Media.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Garton

Steve Garton

Senior Manager, Common Sense Education
Steve Garton is a Senior Manager for Common Sense Education in the Learning Solutions program. He is an expert in meaningful technology integration, particularly in large-scale initiatives. He supports districts with professional development planning, program monitoring, student assessment, and communication across stakeholder groups.


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Broadway A

10:30am

Everyone Can Code
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive, and you’ll get a first look at the accompanying teacher guide. You’ll also explore App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.

Presenters

Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Sapphire

10:30am

Microsoft Technology in the Classroom
A hands on session on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom. Explore technologies such as OneNote Learning Tools to help students with specials needs. As well as new Microsoft technologies such as OneNote Class Notebook and Microsoft Classroom.

Presenters
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Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart is a Microsoft in Education Teacher Ambassador. He works with schools to provide professional development on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom.


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Ruby

10:30am

Producing a Personal Documentary
Filmmaking is a powerfully collaborative art form which allows students to express themselves in new and exciting ways. By exploring the personal narrative exercise in the video medium, an educator can help students express themselves and their unique experiences in new and exciting ways.

This session will show teachers how to leverage online tools such as WeVideo, Soundtrap, as well as word processing and presentation software, which will help students tell their story, from the planning stage on through to post-production.

*Please Bring a device, as this will be a “hands-on” session 

Presenters
avatar for Santino Martinez

Santino Martinez

Santino Martinez is a K-12 Learning Environment Advisor for CDW-G. | Having spent a decade as an Area Director for a boutique, activity based, education solutions firm, Santino worked closely with the primary stakeholders of Chicago Public Schools in order to offer quality, after school instruction to their students. | Now in collaboration with key K-12 solution partners at CDW-G, Santino has the opportunity to advise educators in school... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Turquoise A

10:30am

Supporting a 1 to 1 Infrastructure - The Do’s, The Don’ts, and Everything in Between
Join Aruba and the top IT leadership from your peer school districts around the great state of Illinois as we dive deep into the best practices in deploying and supporting a 1 to 1 infrastructure. This panel discussion will explore:
• The network / network devices - both wired and wireless
• Student / faculty devices
• The impact of technology on education

Presenters
avatar for Bill Chapin

Bill Chapin

Educational Technology Specialist, Technology Coaching And Consulting
Bill now splits his time between jazz piano and tech consulting. The jazz part consists of teaching jazz piano and offering workshops on improvisation at Chapin Jazz Studio in Grayslake as well as performing regularly with multiple jazz groups. The consulting part involves assisting schools with the PowerSchool student information system, with most of his work focusing on helping administrators with scheduling, building standards-based report... Read More →
avatar for Rico D'Amore

Rico D'Amore

Director of Educational Technology, Warren Township SD 121
Rico is the Director of Technology at Warren Township High School District 121 since 2009. WTHS is in the second year of 1:1 Chromebook Initiative. Rico is a Planning Committee member and presenter at Tech & Learning Live Chicago (2016 & 2017). He is also the Co-founder and Co-leader of the Northern Illinois Aruba Users Group.
avatar for Phil Hintz

Phil Hintz

Director of Technology for Gurnee SD 56, Gurnee School District 56
Gurnee School District 56, is a high-performing, Future-Ready District that has transformed teaching and learning to meet the needs of 21st century students. District 56 has held the honor of being an Apple Distinguished Program for the past 4 years for it's ground breaking work with their district-wide, 1 to 1 iPad initiative for every teacher and student in the district in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. The program has been so successful... Read More →
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Sheldon Luo

Aroura East SD 131
Many years of experience in business and technology with expertise expanding to engineering, finance, manufacturing & distribution, international operations, and IT. Extensive hands-on experience in IT infrastructure, software programming and architecture, database architecture, design, development and integration. An expert in cutting-edge technology with experience in both individual and collaborative work and excellent communication... Read More →
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Michael Marassa

Director of Technology, Grayslake SD 127
Michael is the Director of Technology at Grayslake Community High School District 127 since June 2011. Michael is currently completing his Doctorate at National Louis University and will finish December 2017. Michael is the past Co-Chair Tech 2011 and Tech 2012 for Illinois Computer Educators. He is an ICE and IETL Member and Co-leader of the Northern Illinois Aruba Users Group. He is married with two daughters, Rebekah (Freshman at Alabama... Read More →
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Bob Niedermeyer

J Sterling Morton SD 201
IT Director at J Sterling Morton SD 201 since 2011
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Don Ringelestein

Aurora West SD 129
Director of Technology of West Aurora School District 129 since 2010 (CUSD 303 for 2 years prior). Don has been in educational tech for 8 years and is a board member of IETL. He has spent most of his active career in the private sector, Ringelestein pioneered repair and service delivery strategies for Best Buy, including the Geek Squad in store services format, company-fulfilled in-home appliance and AV installation, and Geek Squad City... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Jade

10:30am

The NEW and IMPROVED SMART Board!
SMART Technologies is the industry leader in interactive technology for education. Join me to learn about SMART's line of Interactive Flat panels, and how you can use student devices with them!

Presenters
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Sarah Caruthers

Sarah Caruthers is an Education Solutions Manager for SMART Technologies. As a former elementary and special education teacher, Sarah utilized SMART solutions in her classroom daily. With experience in the classroom, and in the world of assistive technology, Sarah came to SMART Technologies to fulfill her passion of enhancing student learning through technology.


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Skybox

10:30am

WeDo STEM
Come and see how students can build, explore and test ideas and solutions using the LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics kits. These materials are closely correlated with the NGSS Disciplinary Core ideas and the Engineering and Science practices. Kindergarten thru 5th grade students build simple robots and devices as tools to investigate, model and collect data. The presenters, Stephen Meehan and Colleen Cannon-Ruffo - LEGO Education Academy Certified Trainers, will share some of the builds and lessons learned from teaching STEM rich lessons to students in the primary grades both in the classroom and in the Makerspace. This resource can also be used to support Social Emotional Learning goals.The iPad, Chromebook and PC compatible software will be presented and modeled during the presentation

Presenters
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Stephen Meehan

Technology Integration Specialist, Naperville CUSD203
Stephen Meehan has been an elementary school educator for 37 years. Currently he works as a Technology Integration Specialist for Naperville District 203. Stephen has worked with students and teachers in integrating technology to develop rich and valuable learning tasks. As a lover of math, science and technology he has promoted and co-taught STEM lessons with teachers. Stephen has a passion for Robotics education and the types of learning and... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon VI

10:30am

EdTechpalooza-Resources you can usse today!
Are you looking for a way to make your lessons more dynamic? Are you just getting started and need some ideas? Let me show you a collection of tools and resources that you can use today. Geared toward teachers at all grade levels and content areas, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Presenters
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Ariella Abarbanel

Educational Technology Coach, Champaign Unit 4 Schools
I am an Educational Technology Coach for Champaing Unit 4. My focus is to educate teachers and collaborate to improve the quality of instruction through the use of educational technology tools. In order to prepare our students to be 21st century learners, teachers must acquire 21st century skills. I currently hold Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science (LIS), and Mathematics Education, and certifications in School Administration, LIS... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Marsalis A

10:30am

Getting Techie: How we’re flipping PD
We work every day to prepare our students for jobs that do not yet exist, in a world we cannot yet imagine due to ever changing technology. Why would our Professional Development be any different? We spend so much time teaching our staff how to use specific devices and software when we know that they will be upgraded, redesigned and rendered obsolete just around the corner. I will talk about the PD that I created for my district to empower staff to be “Techie”. A term that means a person who is confident, excited and self sufficient with tech and technology related challenges. I will be highlighting the structure of the trainings and tools used. We will discuss the reasoning behind those decisions and how people can create interesting, engaging tech PD of their own, no matter the tools available to them.

Presenters
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Tim Higgins

Techretary, Arlington Heights School District 25
I am Tim Higgins, the Techretary. A position named for the unique assortment of responsibilities it encompasses: Tech Support, Training and Professional Development, Administrative Assistant duties, Media Production work and more. I have worked in education technology for five years, three at the D25 Central Office and two in one of our middle schools. Prior to that I spent two years as a trainer and technician at the Apple Store in Skokie, IL... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Marsalis E

10:30am

Professional Learning, Amazing Race Style
Come explore this team-based, Amazing Race Style learning experience where teachers work together to complete tasks while enhancing their skills with Google Apps for Education and related tools.

Presenters
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Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett is an Instructional Technologist for Batavia Public School District. She works with teachers across a variety of disciplines to integrate technology into their classrooms.
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Kristen Stern

Instructional Technologist, Batavia High School
Kristen Stern is an Instructional Technologist for Batavia Public School District. She works with teachers in K-12 support technology integration in a 1:1 environment.
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Angie Sutherland

Instructional Technologist, Batavia Public School District 101
Angie Sutherland is an Instructional Technologist for Batavia School District, a Google for Education Certified Innovator, and a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and a Seesaw Ambassador. She provides support for technology integration throughout the district. She has presented at national conferences on topics such as Professional Learning and Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom, and Instructional/Tech Coaching.


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Marsalis B

10:30am

Transforming Professional Development with YouTube Live
Feeling like there’s never enough time in the day for Professional Development? See how we’ve transformed PD in our district utilizing YouTube’s new live streaming feature! We will provide information on our process from start to finish and how we can reach a much broader audience while making PD more meaningful and honoring the busy schedules of teachers.

Presenters
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Kelly King

Instructional Technology Specialist, Riverside School District 96
Kelly is an instructional technology specialist in Riverside School District 96 who works with K-8 students and teachers across the district to help provide meaningful implementation of technology in the classroom. Prior to this role, she was a 4th and 5th grade classroom teacher and a K-6 reading specialist. Kelly is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Seesaw Ambassador, a former Amazon Teacher Innovator and a member of the Illinois... Read More →
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Jason Smit

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Riverside School District 96
Jason Smit has been in the field of instructional technology for the past twelve years. He has served in many different roles; as a technology teacher, Jr. High Assistant Principal, and currently as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Riverside School District 96. He is a Certified Google Trainer and collaborates with K-8 teachers to implement new and innovative instructional technology strategies and practices in the classroom.


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Marsalis C

10:30am

Using Technology Creatively to Integrate Project Based Learning & Thinking Skills into the ECD class
Children are asking real world questions in our Early Childhood Classrooms and how are we giving them the skills to find the answers? Journey with me on an adventure of how we have integrated technology into our classrooms based on the premise that children should be creators and innovators of their own learning and not mere consumers of content. Using a structure of Project Based Learning whilst integrating thinking skills and mind mapping into the classes, our children, from the age of three, are now answering the questions with well thought out real world solutions through research, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

Presenters
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Carla Greenland

Pre-School Principal, Cornwall Hill College
Carla Greenland studied at the University of Pretoria where she obtained a Bachelor of Education (Cum laude), specializing in Early Childhood Development and Foundation Phase Education while majoring in Special Needs Teaching. In 2014 she completed a Continuity in Education course through TUKS in Mobile teaching in the 21st Century. Carla played an integral part in the roll out of IT integration into Cornwall Hill College Preschool. Creativity... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Marsalis D

10:30am

Students Involved with Technology (SIT)
The annual Students Involved with Technology (SIT) Conference is staged simultaneously at multiple Illinois sites. Participants and presenters are students in grades 3-12 who get a professional conference experience with a focus on technology topics and fun. Come meet past student presenters and participants as well as conference organizers to find out how we bring thousands of kids together every year.

Presenters

Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Zanies

10:30am

Be a SmArTy: Using Tech in Word Studies to Engage Your Students & Rescue Your Weekends (& Sanity)
How many hours have you spent preparing and reviewing word study lessons and assessments? Sit-and-listen spelling tests do little to engage most students, and the amount of grading you’re left with is the stuff of weekend-wrecking nightmares. In this session, we’ll teach you new ways to tackle word studies, engage your students in practice and during formal assessments, and restore your free time from the assessment paperwork usually associated with word study programs like Words Their Way. We’ll show you how Google Docs and Kahoot can spice up your word sorts, how to include easily accessible audio recordings to allow for self-guided assessments, and how an exciting no-nonsense app can digitize your word assessments and quickly grade them on the fly. By the end of this session, we hope attendees have a hobby lined up, because they’re about to have enough free time to enjoy one again.


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Preservation Hall (B)

10:30am

Kids Deserve It
What if learning was exciting? What if students felt important and empowered every time they walked into the building?  

Todd and Adam will encourage you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.  

Be inspired to take risks, shake up the status quo, and be a champion for your students. 

Presenters
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Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney (often referred to as TechNinjaTodd) is the Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring "Kids Deserve It!" and “Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class” as well as his children’s book “Spruce & Lucy”. Todd has also been recognized by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in Education, by the Center for... Read More →
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Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome is currently a Director of Innovation and Technology, and former Elementary Principal for six years. Adam also taught elementary school for seven years and set up one of the first GAFE domains in his county. Adam was Principal of the Year for his ACSA region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, ACSA and also writes his own blog on a weekly basis. Adam also consults and... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 12:45pm
New Orleans Ballroom

10:30am

Student Maker Faire
Glenbrook South High School Students have brought their hard work and ingenuity to ICE. Come talk to the students and let them show you what they have learned using the design and engineering process. Explore the STEAM based projects in the Tinker Studio located in the back of the Exhibit Hall.


Friday March 3, 2017 10:30am - 12:45pm
Tinker Studio - Exhibit Hall

11:45am

Shift the Culture of Your Classroom
It all started when I gave students time to read - and then share what they were reading. Simple enough, right?! This was the catalyst that sparked the change in everything I did in the classroom. Four years later, you wouldn't recognize my classes. I don't decorate the room, student choice is ubiquitous, we have time built in to personalize learning, students teach each other, and we use feedback in lieu of grades. Join me as I share valuable lessons learned when I dedicated time during the week for students to learn what THEY wanted to learn.

Presenters
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Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr currently teaches 7th grade English Language Arts at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights, IL. She was first a special education teacher working with deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. She is passionate about students owning their own learning. One of her blogs resides at http://geniushour.blogspot.com/.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Main Stage Amphitheater

11:45am

Behind the Science of Innovation: Bringing About Significant Positive Change
Researcher Scott Berkun defines *Innovation* as "Significant Positive Change." Our goal as educators is to foster that change within our students and colleagues. We will journey from research to practice to identify the drivers of innovation and magnify how we can nurture our current pockets of excellence into a community of innovation, while looking to address the barriers that exist in the process.

Presenters
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Shawn McCusker

Social Studies Department Supervisor, Libertyville High School
Shawn McCusker has 22 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher and has taught in public, private, and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Shawn is an innovator in the creation of online learning communities and founded #sschat, #engsschat, and #1to1techat. He was a longtime organizer of EdCampChicago and the co-creator of EdCampSocialStudies. He... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Salon I

11:45am

Crack the Code! Spheros in the Math Classroom
Introduce your students to coding through everyday Geometry! Presenters will show participants how to incorporate Sphero robots into a math classroom through various lessons in a Geometry class. Presenters will show how a Geometry teacher can incorporate Spheros and basic coding into their curriculum and the process to make the lessons seamless. Participants will get a hands on approach using the Spheros and learning the basic features to make a Sphero follow simple commands through the MacroLab App. Using MacroLab, participants will create a code to make the Sphero roll forward and backward specific lengths. These lengths will then be used as a ratio to make the Sphero drive longer distances. They will also use MacroLab to code the Sphero to follow a path in a square and change colors on each turn. Finally, participants will learn two Geometry lessons with the Sphero in a polygon and area unit.

Presenters
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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 degree in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University.
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Janet Meyers

Technology Coach, Oak Lawn Community High School
Janet Meyers has been a business/technology teacher at Oak Lawn High School for 20 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 University. She was named Technology Coach in 2012 and helped implement a district-wide 1:1 initiative at Oak Lawn High School. Additionally, she is responsible... Read More →
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Sara Strelow

Math teacher, Oak Lawn Community High School



Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Turquoise B

11:45am

Creative Twists on Assessment
Are you looking for ways to mix up and refresh the assessment occurring in your classroom? Join us to explore quick and meaningful ideas for assessment through creative repurposing of technology. Explore student misconceptions, create artifacts that represent student understanding, and share your understanding with others- all while creatively and purposefully integrating TPACK. Come ready to learn, explore, create, and share!

Presenters
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Candace Marcotte

MAET Program Coordinator, Michigan State University
Candace Marcotte is a program coordinator for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) at Michigan State University. Her work revolves around supporting teachers in creating meaningful and innovative experiences for students. Candace utilizes technology as the medium to facilitate conversation about pedagogical approaches across content areas and grade levels. As a member of the instructional team for the MSU-WIPRO STEM & Leadership... Read More →
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Mary Wever

Graduate Certificate Program Director - MAET, Michigan State University
Mary Wever is a former elementary teacher who is now the Graduate Certificate Program Director in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program at Michigan State University. She is one of the winners of the Classroom Cribs Challenge, a national classroom design contest that focused on brain-friendly learning spaces that promote deep learning and engagement through design. With that and her work designing a blended learning environment... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Broadway A

11:45am

Engage. Assess. Review
Educators are well aware that providing faster student feedback results in greater student understanding. Additionally, collecting feedback sooner allows time for the instructor to revise instruction and maximize student learning.

In this session we will demonstrate and elaborate on tools and techniques that will allow students and educators to:
Provide feedback at student’s own pace
Give immediate insights into student learning
Allow visualization of student understanding
Maximize student collaboration

Some of the tools that we will showcase, but not limited to are: goFormative, Socrative, EDpuzzle and more.

Presenters
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Brandi Argentar

Brandi Argentar started her love for technology at U of I by publishing her physics research on Netscape. From there, she worked as a technology consultant for Ernst & Young. Eventually, she missed her biology roots and headed back to school to receive her MAT, and was able to fuse her passion of technology with her passion for teaching. She immediately decided that she wanted to pursue a degree in technology education, and received a Certificate... Read More →
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Christina Wood

While Christina Wood has been part of Stevenson High School for the last 20 years, her career began 24 years ago at a small private school, Regina Dominican. At Regina, her colleagues thought she would be the perfect person to head the technology committee (primarily because she was the youngest person on staff and young people “know all about those things”). It turned out to be a fortunate turn of events, as she truly believed in the need... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Salon III

11:45am

Riding Innovation to Excellence in Arcola School District’s Classrooms
Come learn about one district’s successful implementation of a one-to-one digital learning platform framed in the best practices of visionary leadership, on-going professional learning, innovative teaching and learning, compelling evidence of success, and flexible learning environments. A day in life of a student will be woven into the story of one-to-one implementation so practitioners can see both successful system-wide strategies to use when transitioning to 21st century classrooms and also experience how the innovations impact teaching and student learning on a daily basis in Arcola. Some topics discussed in detail will be the SAMR model of integrating technology into teaching; how the district created its own job-embedded professional development for staff while offering graduate credit; the use of an assessment driven supplemental instructional approach that is aligned to SAMR; and the presentation of compelling results in academic achievement and student engagement.

Presenters
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Tom Mulligan

Dr. Mulligan is currently the superintendent in the Arcola School District. He has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent for over twenty-five years. He earned his PhD in Educational Administration from Illinois State University in 2005 and has been involved in many leadership positions in various associations and groups across Illinois. With over twenty years of administration experience, Dr. Mulligan has led many technology... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Broadway C

11:45am

Social Clout: What We Can Learn from Our Students' Social Media Habits
Through recorded interviews with high school students, examine how teenage learners use social media and apply it to techniques within your own classroom. Making learning relevant and applicable increases student engagement.

Presenters
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Lindsey Coppola

I have been teaching at Proviso West High School for the past 11 years. I have always been interested in incorporating technology into my classroom in any way that I can.



Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Preservation Hall

11:45am

Tech Academy+: Creating Employable Students
Help students develop employability skills through an in-house business partnership, Tech Academy+. Learn how the Business and Ed Tech Departments have partnered up to provide students with real-world experiences. From curriculum, work-flow, to Chromebook repair, we’ve got you covered. We will share what tools and processes are being used to help students earn MOS, MTA, and Dell Certifications as well as complete a Student Technology Internship. You might be surprised just how much a student can accomplish in one semester! If you are interested in your students learning from acting and doing and providing them with skills needed in the workforce, then you won’t want to miss this session on Tech Academy+.

Presenters
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Sophia Rosa

Sophia Rosa is in year two with the WTHS Ed Tech Department. She has earned multiple certifications, trained, and networked to help provide a dynamic experience for the Student Technology Interns. The skills she brings from being an Entrepreneur outside of the school day are invaluable.
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Jamie Zaban

Lead Teacher, Business Education, Warren Township High School
Jamie Zaban is the Business Ed Lead Teacher for Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Illinois. This is her thirteenth year at WTHS; 5th year as the Lead Teacher. Chris Stock, also a Business Ed Teacher, is in his twenty-first year at WTHS; twenty-ninth year in education. They began working with the Ed Tech Department on student internships during the 2014-2015 school year and have since assisted with the district’s 1:1 initiative.



Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Broadway B

11:45am

Turning the Flipped Classroom
Combining a blended course and the flipped classroom, teachers can moderate students who learn at different levels. By creating a "flipped classroom," where students can listen to the lecture in class, teachers can rotate around the room to help students who have different learning abilities.

Presenters
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Kristen Koppers

English Educator, Joliet Township High School
Kristen Koppers is a Nationally Board Recognized Teacher (NBCT) in the field of English. She is a recent Google Education level 1 certified educator; she began writing html in 1998 for websites. She is a self-publisher of two books and is currently working on her teaching book. Kristen has a BA in English (WMU), MA in English (GSU), and a Masters in Educational Administration (GSU). In addition to her academics, she is the recipient of several... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sapphire

11:45am

Create, Edit and Publish Video on a Chromebook
WeVideo is the go-to video creation tool for the Chromebook. In this session, you will learn how to shoot and edit video, create custom soundtracks, record narrations, and publish your movies - all using your phone and free, web-based tools.

Presenters
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Jimmy Juliano

Educational Technologist/English Teacher, Lake Forest Community High School SD 115
Jimmy Juliano is a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Google for Education Certified Trainer. He works as an Educational Technologist and teaches English at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Salon V

11:45am

Fashion and Technology: Intro to eTextiles
Come explore the exciting intersection of fashion and technology. This beginner's workshop will give you some background on e-textiles and wearable computing. We'll then dive in to a low-cost light-up wristband project that you can easily replicate in your own classroom. This workshop is geared towards teachers in grades 4-8. No experience necessary.

Presenters
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Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently runs a district-wide robotics competition for grades 4-8 and sponsors broadcasting and Minecraft clubs at his school. Bill has been recognized as a 2013 Siemens STEM Fellow, 2014 Discovery Education DENny award winner and a Google Certified Teacher.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Tinker Studio - Exhibit Hall

11:45am

Scribble Machines
Participants will be able to build a simple robot that will teach basic circuitry concepts. This project can be used as part of an art unit, a unit on recycling or a unit on electricity. Due to the way the robots are constructed, this can also be used as a unit on experimental design/ testing variables. Note: limited number of kits available for hands on session but others are encouraged to come, watch, learn.

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Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Tinker Studio - Exhibit Hall

11:45am

100% Student Engagement with Pear Deck
Every teacher strives for 100% student engagement. But this is very hard to achieve. In this session, we will examine some of the research surrounding student engagement while I demonstrate Pear Deck’s features and go over how to use the tool. Participants will have ample time to try out the app and ask questions. By the end of the session, you will be a Pear Deck expert and have a Pear Deck lesson you can use on Monday!

Presenters
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Gil Smit

Teacher & Technology Coach, Homewood Flossmoor High School
Gil Smit is a History and Sociology Teacher at Homewood Flossmoor High School. Not only is Gil a classroom teacher, he is also a Pear Deck Certified Coach. In the fall of 2015, Gil became a member of the National Council for the Social Studies Tech Leadership Team. Gil is currently implementing a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative in his classroom. His passion for technology, history, and innovation leads him to continuously look for methods to improve... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Turquoise A

11:45am

Apple Tech Update for Education
Apple has recently announced a number of updates and new features specifically designed to help deploy, manage, and use iOS devices in the classroom. Join us to learn about automating device setup over-the-air (for both shared-use and 1-to-1 environments), new management capabilities, the new Classroom App for teachers, and more.

Presenters

Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Ruby

11:45am

Cultivating Success as a Leader of Digital Schools
Are you a boss who is driving change or a leader who is cultivating success in your schools? Gone are the days where a title alone makes you a successful leader in your learning communities. School leaders are often the least attended to when it comes to professionally development and are left to forge a path into the relative unknown. Please join Mike Patterson, for a thought provoking talk on Leading Schools in the Digital Age and what it means to be an agent of change in your schools.

Presenters
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Mike Patterson

Keynote Speaker, CDW-G
Mike Patterson is a K-12 Education Strategist who works collaboratively with district leaders throughout the U.S. helping schools move forward into the modern era of teaching & learning. Discussing and strategically planning around the “Why”, “What” and “How” of high-access devices, interactive technology and collaborative learning space for your schools. After having spent a decade as an educator in Illinois as a Business... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Jade

11:45am

Microsoft Technology in the Classroom
A hands on session on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom. Explore technologies such as OneNote Learning Tools to help students with specials needs. As well as new Microsoft technologies such as OneNote Class Notebook and Microsoft Classroom.

Presenters
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Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart is a Microsoft in Education Teacher Ambassador. He works with schools to provide professional development on how to integrate Microsoft technologies into the classroom.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Salon II

11:45am

Providing Tech Support for 1:1 - Student Internship/Job Skills & Outsourced Solutions
Supporting your install base of 1:1 devices is a real consideration in implementing 1:1. See how one school (Evanston Township HS) uses this as in-school internship/job skills opportunity through a hybrid model which includes some internal support and some external support provided by Technology Resources Advisors (TRA).

Presenters
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Chris Elkendier

Director of Education Sector, Technology Resource Advisors
Chris Elkendier is the Director of Education Sector at Technology Resource Advisors out of Milwaukee. TRA assists districts with their journey of starting and maintaining successful 1:1 programs with Device Procurement and their Chrome Care Accidental Warranty.
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Gary Haller

An experienced educator with a passion for computer science and technology education. Leveraging his 20 years in the business world including time at IBM and United Airlines (and various subsidiaries), Gary brings a practical and informed perspective into his classroom. Using those same skills which include project management, budget development/management, and personal supervision, Gary is a teacher leader who takes on additional... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Salon IV

11:45am

Unifying education through a standards based approach
The union of technology and education is making it possible to reimagine K-12 education in America. This session will show how a standards based approach to education can make education more efficient and increase learning and student achievement through non-linear techniques and integrated technology.

Presenters
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Phillip Adam

Innovation & Accountability Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
Phillip is an Accountability and Innovation Specialist for McGraw Hill Education. Phillip got his doctorate degree from the University of Kansas while working as the coordinator for assessment in a school district in Kansas City.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Salon VI

11:45am

Get Your Flip On
Writing Workshop has been a research-based practice for many years. However, teachers have struggled with how to authentically integrate process. Join our session and learn more about innovative practices with Writing Workshop. By flipping our mini lessons we have successfully doubled the amount of time spent on purposeful practice within the classroom. In addition, tools and resources will be shared to innovate your writing workshop. (Grades 3-8)

Presenters
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Marisol Audia

Instructional Coach for Innovative Learning, Community Consolidated School District 59
My name is Marisol Audia and currently I am an Innovative Learning Coach for Community Consolidated School District 59. I began my teaching career as a Learning Behavior Specialist, eight years ago. My motivation for going into this field stemmed from the love, passion and determination to endure life challenges when my son, Daniel was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Since then I have worked diligently with students from pre K to 8th... Read More →
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Heather Sherwood

Heather has taught 6th grade Language Arts for five years. This is also her fifth time presenting at ICE. Heather is currently working on obtaining her Master's in Educational Technology.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Marsalis D

11:45am

Make Your Mark. How To Enhance Your Digital Presence
Our contributions as connected learners can tell our story and shape the world. Join us in this session to explore and understand the impact that a positive digital presence can have for you and your students.

Presenters
avatar for Maria (Galanis) Arfanakis

Maria (Galanis) Arfanakis

Instructional Coach, Shepard Middle School
Hi! I'm Maria and I'm currently an iCoach for grades 6-8 in a suburb north of Chicago. My role in education for the past 16 years began as Tech Coordinator which evolved to Tech Coach. My current role as an iCoach integrates instructional coaching with an emphasis in innovation. I received my M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction in Tech because I love the possibilities that technology brings to learning, connecting people, and the world. When I... Read More →
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Marcie Faust

Director for Innovative Learning, District 109
With more than 10 years of teaching experience, Marcie Faust focuses on guiding teachers to rethink the way they educate today's students in an ever-changing world. She specializes in coaching teachers toward implementation of project-based learning and effective technology integration through innovative teaching practices in the 21st-century classroom. Marcie became a teacher in 2003 after realizing that she wanted to connect with kids. Since... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Marsalis A

11:45am

Musing of a High School English Teacher
Have you ever wondered how to make English class NOT boring? Welcome to the world of integrating technology, literature, writing, a lot of fun, a little bit of sarcasm into the classroom. While fun for all, this session is geared more towards middle and secondary teachers. Come see how one English teacher is all in on 1:1!

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Richart

Kelly Richart

Kelly Richart is in her eleventh year of teaching English/Language Arts. She is currently the co-leader of her high school's RtI and PBIS teams. In 2015, MHS went 1:1, and Kelly completed her Level 1 Google Educator Certification. Kelly enjoys reading and continuing to learn new and fun ways to challenge her students.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Marsalis B

11:45am

S.T.E.A.M.-ing it up! A Project Integrating Science, Technology, and Art
Our seventh grade students participated in an integrated STEAM project during their Science and Art classes. They used many different forms of technology including an iPad app called Cell Explorer, a microscope, and their laptops which gave students access to Google Drawings and Google Classroom. Our students used their knowledge of the microscope and microscopic organisms and applied it to concepts related to the visual arts. Students took pictures of microscopic objects with an iPad and wrote detailed descriptions on Google Drawings using art elements and design principles. They shared their work on Google Classroom. Not only does our project use technology, it helps to incorporate Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards, and Illinois Art Standards.

Presenters
avatar for Catherine Wiemann

Catherine Wiemann

National Board Certified Science Teacher, Des Plaines School District 62
Catherine Wiemann, a National Board Certified Teacher, and co-presenter Howard Kanter, have taught science and art, respectively, at Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines, IL for 23 years. In addition to teaching, Catherine sponsors an after school STEM Club and Howard is the sponsor of Art Club. Their teaching styles are based upon collaboration and innovation and they strive to make learning engaging for their students.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Marsalis C

11:45am

The Good, the Bad and the Disruptive: Leveraging OER for Student Success
This is an exciting time in education! There are more and more innovative open educational resources [OER] being developed and available for teaching many different subject areas. These provide an alternative to the traditional textbooks and technology from publishing companies. OER offer low or no-cost peer-reviewed materials as well as cutting-edge adaptive and personalized technologies. Findings from a pilot study using the OpenStax psychology textbook coupled with a new personalized and adaptive OER – LRNR - will be presented: the challenges - “the bad” - and the benefits - “the good.” The main websites for new OER will be presented and briefly reviewed; updates and contributions from participants are welcome! I am looking forward to a lively discussion on disrupting “traditional” education to increase both student and faculty success!

Presenters
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Nina Dulabaum

Currently Nina is a psychology professor at Tulsa Community College. Her background includes graduating from Oberlin College and serving in Berlin, Germany as an international volunteer during the East-West divide. She began conducting seminars on cross-cultural communication, conflict transformation and de-escalation seminars with violent youth as well as exploring new emerging technologies in education. She includes among her accomplishments... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Marsalis E

11:45am

5 Star EdTech PD with the Moveable Feast
The Moveable Feast is a proven model of Professional Development for teachers for over 15 years. Join us to learn more about how the organization of this PD model has impacted teaching and learning in five classrooms. All attendees will leave with a Feast Playbook and the most loved teacher take aways to use in your classroom tomorrow.

Presenters
avatar for Kristi Sutter

Kristi Sutter

Sheridan Library Media Specialist, Bloomington District 87



Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Zanies

11:45am

How to improve District Wide Asset Management and Integrate your Support Ticketing Solution
School Asset Manager is the only complete, cloud-based asset management solution for education. It is fully customizable to allow you to create data fields for every kind of equipment in your district. Learn how we can help you to better manage, audit and report on your assets."

Presenters
avatar for Kevin LeBlanc

Kevin LeBlanc

Marketing Event Planner, Troxell
Established in 1946, Troxell Communications is the largest supplier of audiovisual equipment to the scholastic market in the United States. Troxell is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with more than 70 offices nationwide.


Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Preservation Hall (B)

1:00pm

Hacking Leadership
Water is amazing and seemingly always finds a way. It has the ability to form, replenish our system, and power equipment. Leaders have the same properties The best leaders take little openings and create space for those they lead. They find the smallest cracks of opportunity and create a path that was not there before. They shape the land. They find a way. The Hacking Leadership session is about finding innovative solutions to issues that have plagued the system for years, and implementing them tomorrow. The focus is on practical application. We all know that problems exist, but knowledge of problems does not make our daily life in schools easier. Utilizing the tools in this session will allow you and your team to find the openings and create space for those you lead. Space to learn. Space to teach. Space to thrive.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named 1 of 9 Innovative Districts in 2016 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College, a MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a MS in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Leadership... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New Orleans Ballroom

1:00pm

Student Led Learning with a STEM Approach
Presenters
avatar for Kolsten Keene

Kolsten Keene

Kolsten Keene is a 7th grader at Signal Mountain Middle High School in Chattanooga,TN. Kolsten has been an avid gamer most of his life but took an extreme interest in Minecraft since the beginning of its launch. Kolsten takes gaming to the next level through connecting with students across the world in an effort to create collaborative videos for his YouTube Channel. | He is better known on social media as DD1Gaming. The "DD" is for "Diamond... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon I

1:00pm

10 FREE Microsoft Tools to Energize Your Classroom!
Who doesn’t love free tools? Come join us as we take a look at some of Microsoft's top free tools for energizing your classroom and empowering teachers and students. Learn how these tools can be used across the curriculum to increase productivity and student engagement.

Presenters
avatar for Jeffrey Hunt

Jeffrey Hunt

Dr. Jeffrey Hunt is an experienced technology practitioner in implementing technology in traditional classrooms as well as online classrooms. He has served as the director of e-learning and director of instructional technology for a large midwestern school district. Jeff has led initiatives to design, deliver, and evaluate online courses as well as the implementation of learning technologies traditional classrooms. He has implemented learning... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Preservation Hall

1:00pm

Creating a Digitally Responsible School Culture: A Student Centered Approach
Often the new and best thing in technology creates excitement regarding the endless possibilities; however, for those concerned with the safety and security of students, what is new in technology often introduces potential dangers. The question for many is how to create school policy that protects and how to integrate curriculum and instruction that prevents. In 2016, Warren Township High School sought to answer that question by pursuing the goal to create a digitally responsible school culture. A Digital Citizenship Committee was formed, comprised of student leaders, with teachers serving as facilitators. Anchored by ideas of raising awareness about relevant issues and providing ongoing student support, the result is a Digital Citizenship Program created for students, by students.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Cheryl Parmenter

Dr. Cheryl Parmenter

Social Studies Teacher, Warren Township High School
Cheryl Parmenter has more than 10 years classroom experience in grades 9-12. She has taught a wide-range of social studies courses, always with an emphasis on empowering students to make good choices through engagement with relevant and meaningful content. Cheryl earned her doctorate in 2016 in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction; her research centered on studying best practices in policy and curriculum... Read More →



Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Broadway C

1:00pm

Creating an Interactive Student Showcase - Including Augmented Reality
In this session participants will learn how to utilize tools such as Thinglink, Padlet, and Aurasma to create interactive showcases for student work. With the assistance of these tools, the audience can hear the voice of the artist / presenter, and learn more about the student’s learning process.

Presenters
avatar for Sean Scanlon

Sean Scanlon

Director of Instructional Technology, Marian Catholic High School
Sean Scanlon is the Director of Instructional Technology at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, IL. He is the lead developer and instructor for Professional Development, an Apple Teacher, and a Certified Google Education Trainer. Sean has presented at many Educational and EdTech conferences throughout the country. Sean has been teaching for 21 years with 15 of those years in various educational technology roles. He was one of the... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon III

1:00pm

DATA! DATA! DATA!
Are you on Data overload? Have you ever wondered what am I to do with all of this data I have? Come and learn about the new Education Dashboard Ed 360 a FREE tool available through the Illinois State Board of Education created by educators. The dashboard pulls the data that has been collected into one place for you as an educator to make informed instructional decisions in your district, school or classroom. There will be access to resources in one place.

Presenters
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Marci Johnson

Division Supervisor, College and Career Readiness Division
Marci Johnson has been with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for nine years. She is a Project Administrator for the Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. She is the Outreach Coordinator for the Educator Dashboard Ed 360 project. Prior to working at ISBE she was the Project Director for the M.A.K.E. I.T. program in the Litchfield School District.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Turquoise A

1:00pm

Design Thinking & Literacy Instruction
Teachers can be instructional designers in the pursuit to foster future-ready learners. Presenters will share their story of integrating the design thinking process within literacy instruction as well as showcase multiple tech-integrated formative assessment paths within each phase. In this interactive session, attendees will be able to actively experience an integrated approach to learning using the design thinking framework. Learn how this process can be used to embrace inquiry and questioning to propel students forward as they navigate ideas, experiment, and build solutions to relevant issues.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Neylon

Kelly Neylon

Gifted Coordinator; Teaching & Learning Coach, Woodridge School District 68
I love reading, especially young adult novels. I enjoy learning and helping teachers improve their practice!
avatar for Tarah Tesmer

Tarah Tesmer

Instructional Technology Specialist, Woodridge School District 68
I am a technology integration coach for Woodridge School District 68 & Google Certified Trainer. Country music enthusiast & nerd of all things design thinking.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Broadway A

1:00pm

Google Secrets - Believe It or Not?
Google Apps for Education has become an incredible resource for teachers and students. Schools across the country are using Google Sites, Google Drive, and Google Classroom, but they are only scratching the surface of the many powerful tools and resources connected to Google for Education. This fast paced session will introduce attendees to lesser known Google Tools and provide ideas on how they can be used in the classroom. Learn more about My Maps, Storybuilder, Google Keep, World Wonders, Chrome Experiments, and more in this fast paced introduction to some of our favorite Google Secrets.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Wick

Steve Wick

Instructional Technology Coordinator & Science Teacher, Neuqua Valley High School
I am a Science Teacher and Technology Coordinator at Neuqua Valley High School In Naperville, IL. I have a Masters in Instructional Technology from National Louis University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Benedictine University. I have taught Science and Social Studies at the middle school and high school level for more than 20 years. My focus as a learner is strongly influenced by the 4Cs, EdTech, GSuite for Education, and... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

Instructional Technology Coordinator and English Teacher, Neuqua Valley High School
I am an English teacher and Instructional Technology Coordinator at Neuqua Valley High School. I am a Google Certified Educator and love all things GAFE. My goal as a classroom teacher and IT coordinator is to create and model a learner centered environment, fostered by collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and curiosity. With this, students can take ownership of their learning as they work to be future ready.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Stage Amphitheater

1:00pm

Saving Time with Google Add-Ons
Time is easily an educator's most valuable resource, and with the help of Google Add-Ons for Docs, Sheets, and Forms, time is exactly what you can save. This session will hi-light Google Add-Ons that are classroom appropriate and useful for both teachers and students. Several different add-ons for a variety of content areas and grade levels will be explained and demonstrated, and participants will leave with ideas for how they can use add-ons to save precious time.

Presenters
avatar for Kerri Young

Kerri Young

Kerri Young has been in the field of education for 13 years, working as a 4th/5th grade reading teacher, an 8th grade ELA teacher, and a self-contained 2nd grade teacher. She has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, a MA degree in Teacher Leadership from McKendree University, a Reading Specialist Endorsement, and she is a Google Certified Educator. She has a passion for ed-tech and loves sharing her... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Broadway B

1:00pm

Surviving the Writing Apocalypse: Inspiring Storytellers Who Will Thrive in the Digital Age
From robot overlords to the zombie pandemic, students are bombarded with ideas about the end of the world. Books themselves are also experiencing mass die outs and mutations as readers transition to digital media. How can you use this apocalypse to create a writing utopia?

In this session, you will learn how to redefine storytelling through technology and explore new ways to build students’ multiliteracy skills. We will introduce you to activities, resources, prompts, and tools you can use in the classroom. Join us on a creative journey as we write, create artwork, and use tech tools to produce a digital masterpiece.

Presenters
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Dr. Kristin Brynteson

Kristin Brynteson is the director of professional development in Northern Illinois University’s Center for P-20 Engagement. Through the P-20 Center she is involved in a variety of state- and university-wide initiatives, partnerships, and projects working to advance education from pre-school (P) through the graduate level (20). Kristin supports interdisciplinary STEAM education through annual events such as edcamp Northern Illinois and the... Read More →
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Gillian King-Cargile

Gillian King-Cargile is director of Northern Illinois University's STEM Read program (stemread.com), which introduces young readers to the science, technology, engineering, and math concepts behind popular fiction. She works with youth educators, librarians, university experts, STEM professionals, authors, museums, and national labs to create live events and free online resources that bring science and stories to life. She is also the author of... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Turquoise B

1:00pm

Use Tech to Assess with Standards Based Grading
Looking for new ways to assess students in a standards based way? Want to ensure you are gathering accurate evidence of student learning? In this session, participants will leave with a variety of digital assessment tools to use with Standards Based Grading. Quality assessment practices inform instruction and practice, give actionable feedback, and lead to student success. Hands on opportunities will be provided to explore options, create accounts, and dive in! There will be time to learn, time to share, and time to play!

Presenters
avatar for Garnet Hillman

Garnet Hillman

Garnet is an educator, learner, writer, and presenter. She spent 15 years as a World Language instructor and currently serves as an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois. She is a passionate educator who values learning above all else. Garnet has extensively researched standards based learning, assessment, and grading in order to maximize student growth and achievement. She enjoys working with new technology to... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon II

1:00pm

Stay Classy with Google Classroom
Google Classroom, a valuable component of the Google Apps for Education suite, designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperless, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google document for each student. Classroom also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized. During this open format session, we will Google Classroom and its application in the classroom setting as a workflow management tool. We will explore the various components of Google Classroom from adding students to assigning and collecting content digitally. There will be time for a demonstration and questions and answers. You will walk away with the information and support to be able to begin utilizing Google Classroom in your classroom. Go back to school with some “class” - Google Classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Andy Fekete

Andy Fekete

Instructional Technology Specialist, Indian Prairie School District 204
Andy Fekete is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Indian Prairie School District 204. Andy has served in his current position for four years. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Specialist, Andy taught for eight years as an elementary educator. His passion lies in the use of educational technology to increase student learning outcomes as well as enhance teacher productivity and efficiency. He works to develop and facilitate... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon V

1:00pm

Interactive Solutions: Panels vs. Projectors
If you’re debating between purchasing touch panels or interactive projectors for your classrooms, join this session to learn from others and share your own experiences. We’ll discuss pros and cons regarding each of these solutions from a functionality and installation perspective. Audience participation is highly encouraged if you have some wisdom to share. This session will be hosted by Dan Merryman (Camcor) and Phil Hintz (Gurnee District 56).

Presenters
avatar for Camcor

Camcor

Territory Manager, Camcor Inc
Founded in 1949, Camcor has alway s made customer service and satisfaction our number one priority. Camcor strives to do business by the Golden Rule; we treat our customers as we would like to be treated. We want our customers to have a satisfying experience in a friendly and professional atmosphere. Camcor, Inc. offers thousands of audio-visual, photographic, digital imaging, and technology solutions. Our experience and stability allow us to... Read More →
avatar for Phil Hintz

Phil Hintz

Director of Technology for Gurnee SD 56, Gurnee School District 56
Gurnee School District 56, is a high-performing, Future-Ready District that has transformed teaching and learning to meet the needs of 21st century students. District 56 has held the honor of being an Apple Distinguished Program for the past 4 years for it's ground breaking work with their district-wide, 1 to 1 iPad initiative for every teacher and student in the district in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. The program has been so successful... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Coral

1:00pm

Kids Love Video. Now what?
You'll learn the basics such as:
• creating a project
• finding and adding media
• editing video
• adding music and voiceover
• sharing and collaborating, and much more.
With WeVideo - you'll feel empowered and emboldened to assign video projects to help kids build 21st century skills like Collaboration, Communication and Creativity.

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy McBrayer

Jeremy McBrayer

Director of 21st Century Learning, Channahon SD17
Jeremy is the Director of 21st Century Learning at a soon to be 1:1 Chromebook district in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He is both a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer. His favorite part of his roles is guiding teachers to find solutions to problems they didn't know had solutions. With 9 years in the classroom and 2 years as a technology coach, Jeremy has transformed as an educator as technology tools have evolved.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jade

1:00pm

Simple Success Through Symbaloo
Come find out what the buzz is about Symbaloo! Find out how Symbaloo is truly "one stop shopping" and how it can work for you. In this breakout session you will see how simple it is to get started, find lesson plans, connect with other educators, create a PLN or just curate your own resources. Learn about becoming a Symbaloo Certified Educator, Symbaloo PRO and SSO options in partnership with IlliniCloud.  

Presenters
avatar for Kimmie Chann

Kimmie Chann

Community Director, SymbalooEDU
Leading the U.S. office for Symbaloo.com in her role as Community Director, Kimmie uses her knowledge of social media and community development to promote engagement and brand awareness with current and new users worldwide. She is very passionate about education and technology in the classroom.
avatar for Kristin Lagerquist

Kristin Lagerquist

K-5 Technology Integration Specialist, Sacred Heart Schools
I am the K-5 Technology Integration Specialist at Sacred Heart Schools in Chicago, IL. I recently became Google Educator Level I certified and I also hold tech educator certifications through Symbaloo and Graphite/Common Sense Media. I absolutely love what I do and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and ideas with others. One of the biggest "perks" of my job is that I never stop learning, I never stop challenging myself and there isn't an... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon IV

1:00pm

Technology For Inquiry and Assessment
We all want our students to be hooked on our curriculum – one of the best ways to do this is by creating inquiry within our classrooms. Come to this interactive and engaging presentation about how to use technology to create the type of inquiry and assessment in your classroom that excites and motivates your students, engages them in the curriculum, and provides you with insight as to how they are doing. Leave with ideas to use in your classroom tomorrow!

Presenters
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Jason Janczak

Jason R. Janczak is in his 16th year of teaching and is currently the Social Studies Department Chair at Grayslake Central High School. He has a Bachelor's from Michigan State University, a Master's in Educational Technology from Boise State University and an Ed. S degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ruby

1:00pm

Using your data to improve student achievement
With all the data available, how are we able to effect learning? This session will discuss how data should drive instruction by showing easy, effective ways of using teaching and assessment to improve learning.

Presenters
avatar for Phillip  Adam

Phillip Adam

Innovation & Accountability Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
Phillip is an Accountability and Innovation Specialist for McGraw Hill Education. Phillip got his doctorate degree from the University of Kansas while working as the coordinator for assessment in a school district in Kansas City.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon VI

1:00pm

Wh(USE) your data?
Come explore ways to review your data from standardized and local assessments along with behavior data to create a holistic picture of student performance. See your MAP, PARCC, local assessment data, student behavior data and more all in one place. Use the data to create student groups and assign differentiated activities and assessments based on student needs.

Presenters
avatar for Phil Collins

Phil Collins

SVP of Education, Otus
Dr. Phil Collins is the Senior Vice President of Education for Otus. Otus is a Student Performance Platform that puts effective tools at the fingertips of teachers, students, administrators and families to make data actionable. Prior to coming to Otus, he was superintendent at Morton Grove School District #70, a K-8 school district with one school (Park View School) and approximately 850 students in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Before... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sapphire

1:00pm

App Authors: App Building Programs in School and Public Libraries
The App Authors project works with public and school libraries to develop programs that give children from all backgrounds a chance to explore, play, and eventually create their own apps. Regardless of coding experience, this programming gives learners of all levels a chance to gain familiarity with problem solving and to develop critical thinking skills. App Authors focuses on problem solving and community sharing while introducing fundamental coding skills. At this session, App Authors program leaders will present findings from our ongoing research. As we share examples of apps created by participants, express successes along the way, and offer suggestions for coding programs, we will also share tips for how to overcome obstacles when

planning tech-programs in libraries. Attendees will walk away with toolkit resources (including video tutorials and curriculum documents) for hands-on app-building program implementation.

Presenters
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Deborah Stevenson

Dr. Deborah Stevenson, the PI of the project, has been working in the field of youth literature and media for over twenty-five years and directs the Center for Children's Books at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as editing the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marsalis C

1:00pm

Computer Programming Across the Curriculum
This session is designed to show teachers how to integrate computer programming into their classrooms. Students will demonstrate how they created games and timelines for social studies and language arts classes using Tynker and Scratch. STEM teachers will also benefit from seeing projects that use content from various subjects. Tynker has several projects designed for science, language arts, and social studies.

Presenters
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Jennifer Fabsik

Jen Fabsik teaches language arts/social studies at Quest Academy, an independent school for gifted students in Palatine. She has a Master's in Education from Northwestern University.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marsalis D

1:00pm

Creator Co.- The Next Step for Your Students
Creator Co. is an interactive, platform neutral webpage created by an eighth grade student. Students can access the webpage to obtain step by step interactive tutorials about apps used to create classroom projects(for example stop motion). Students can submit questions through the website and receive answers via email. A variety of apps and online tools are introduced; as well as more advanced techniques for embedding apps into presentations.
Students have the freedom to work at their own pace and the opportunity to choose the best medium to convey their ideas. They can design projects with online support from other students. This gives them the chance to create out of this world presentations.

Presenters
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Debbie Buyan

I began teaching seventh grade Language Arts at Palos South Middle School in 1990. In 2002, I moved to sixth grade Language Arts. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I earned my Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. I was the girls' cross country coach for twenty years and have sponsored cheerleading and fitness club.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marsalis A

1:00pm

Quadcopter: Step by Step
5th grade students designed and created a quadcopter drone (with a 3D printed body). We will show the steps we took, and we will demo the drone we made. We will also compare our store bought drone to the drone we made.

Presenters
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Jill Ziegler

Instructional Technology/Info Literacy Coach, Wheeling CC School Dist. 21
We are 5th grade students in Wheeling School District. We are interested in science and technology. We also like to learn about drones and compare them.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marsalis E

1:00pm

S.T.E.A.M.ing to Success with Innovation and Self-Direction
Steaming Success will explain how we wrote and won an ICE Grant to promote innovation and Self-Direction for our STEAM class. We used the grant monies to purchase technology tools to increase our offerings in the classroom. We will also discuss how we put together a DIY Day, #HMSDIYDAY, for the the entire school utilizing these tools as well.

Presenters
avatar for Caren Kimbarovsky

Caren Kimbarovsky

Technology Literacy Coach, Libertyville School District 70
Caren Kimbarovsky has been teaching for over twenty-three years, sixteen of those years in the technology field. Currently, she is a Technology Literacy Coach at Libertyville School District 70. She has had the opportunity to implement technology in grades K-8 in all subject areas and helped to develop a Technology framework for her district. She also has been instrumental in implementing interactive whiteboard lessons, Google Apps for... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marsalis B

1:00pm

The Myths and Realities of Wi-Fi
Today's learning environments require seamless connectivity. Simply adding more APs isn't the answer. Join ENA as we explore Wi-Fi myths and realities. From assessment and design to implementation and activation, we’ll outline steps you need to consider when evaluating your current Wi-Fi service or deploying a new Wi-Fi solution.

Presenters

Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Preservation Hall (B)

2:15pm

Beyond The Hashtag: Community Engagement Through Digital Storytelling
The hashtag has been a game changer as innovative educators are now using social media to promote school success. But that's just the first step to a successful social media plan. It's time to go beyond the hashtag and take your digital storytelling to the next level.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Goins

Greg Goins

Dr. Greg Goins is a K-12 school leader, adjunct professor, writer, speaker, podcaster and passionate advocate for creating Future Ready Schools to meet the needs of a new generation of digital learners. Dr. Goins is a former principal, teacher, coach and second generation school leader with 16 years of experience in Educational Leadership. He currently serves as the Superintendent at West Frankfort CUSD No. 168 in southern Illinois. | | As... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Main Stage Amphitheater

2:15pm

Code With Your Kids and See All the Awesome
You've heard about coding, you've done Hour of Code at your school - take it to the next level and start a coding class that you lead with your kids. You don't know how to code? You don't need to, we'll show you how to start an #educampfire of coding on your campus!

Presenters
avatar for Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome

Adam Welcome is currently a Director of Innovation and Technology, and former Elementary Principal for six years. Adam also taught elementary school for seven years and set up one of the first GAFE domains in his county. Adam was Principal of the Year for his ACSA region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, ACSA and also writes his own blog on a weekly basis. Adam also consults and... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
New Orleans Ballroom

2:15pm

E-Parenting
Do you have Parents asking YOU how to Parent? Do you find yourself stumbling for answers as we are all learning how to teach and breathe in a digital world? Join me as we walk through the generations to 2016, and learn not only how to communicate with parents of digital children but how to bring parents up to speed on how students of today learn. You will leave with a digital parenting "toolbox" full of apps and ideas!

Presenters
avatar for Kolsten Keene

Kolsten Keene

Kolsten Keene is a 7th grader at Signal Mountain Middle High School in Chattanooga,TN. Kolsten has been an avid gamer most of his life but took an extreme interest in Minecraft since the beginning of its launch. Kolsten takes gaming to the next level through connecting with students across the world in an effort to create collaborative videos for his YouTube Channel. | He is better known on social media as DD1Gaming. The "DD" is for "Diamond... Read More →
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Katrina Keene

Katrina Keene, EdD, is a National and International speaker and has spent the last 16 years in K-12 technology education. She is currently working as an Education Strategist for DellEDU and is thrilled to bring her expertise and research to thousands of schools across the nation. Katrina loves staying connected with educators through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope and other social media platforms and can be found @teachintechgal as... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Salon I

2:15pm

Action Packed Learning with Breakout Edu
Breakout Edu games are engaging activities that can be used in all content areas. Either create your own game or access the many games on breakoutedu.com. Join us and experience the TEAMWORK Breakout Edu game. Solve a math puzzle, a coding puzzle, do some quick researching and problem-solving to find the combination you need to open your lock. Once you’ve successfully opened the Breakout box we will share our successes, struggles, tips and resources. Come unlock the fun and challenges with Breakout Edu.

Presenters
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Maribeth Seisser

Maribeth Seisser is a Tech Facilitator at two elementary schools in AHSD25. This is Maribeth's 7th year in this position and my 23rd year in the district. She helps her staff integrate technology into their lessons, learn new technologies and co-teaches with the teachers. Maribeth also provides professional development for her buildings and her district. She delivers engaging lessons that get students excited about collaborating and sharing.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sapphire

2:15pm

CANCELED - Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!
As a tech coach, one of the biggest challenges is finding ways to encourage the unmotivated teacher. Find out how to create an incentive program for your staff that focuses on instructional practices and learning (rather than tools) to inspire ALL of your staff members!

Presenters
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Paul Kaskovich

Educational Technology Coordinator, Evergreen Park District 124
I am a former middle school Social Studies/Language Arts teacher who has spent the last three years as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Evergreen Park School District #124 (K-8). I'm passionate about finding uses of technology in the classroom that focus more on the LEARNING rather than the teaching! | | Follow me on Twitter @PaulKaskovich



Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Preservation Hall

2:15pm

Copy of Huh??? Copyright Explained
Did you ever see a picture online and wonder can I use this? Did you know that as soon as your students create something it instantly has a copyright? Do you need to ask permission to use copyrighted materials in your classroom? Do your students? Did you know that until earlier this year the song Happy Birthday was under copyright? These questions and more will be answered. This session will provide you an introduction to copyright in your classroom and teaching it to your students. You will leave this session with an idea of how copyright affects you, creative commons and public domain resources, and you will be ready to teach about copyright tomorrow.

Presenters
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Melissa Rosen

Technology Teacher, Highland Middle School
Melissa Rosen has been teaching for 13 years. She is currently teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Technology at Highland Middle School in Libertyville, IL. Her current classes include a basic technology skills class, S.T.E.A.M., Movie Making, and Animation. She has presented at multiple technology conferences throughout the Midwest including ICE, NICE, IETC, MCOATT, and at Michigan State University. You can visit her website at... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Turquoise A

2:15pm

Do I have a Student Centered ELA Classroom?
This interactive session will illustrate how educators can leverage choice, differentiation, and strategies to build a student-centered ELA learning environment. Participants will explore interactive bulletin boards, discussion and questioning techniques, digital formative assessments and the improvement of mini-lessons. A high energy, hands-on and minds-on session will have learners living in the moment and planning for the future!

Presenters
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Kim Darche

Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
As a Digital Learning Coach at Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences Kim has been lucky enough to spread her zest for learning with others. Kim has received two advanced degrees in both Educational Technology and Administrative Leadership. She is also a Level 2 Google Certified Trainer and an adjunct professor at the University of St. Francis, a 2017 recipient of Midwest Spotlight Educator Award and has been chosen to be part... Read More →
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Diana Nowak

Diana is a first class ELA Educator who believes in building capacity in students at their own pace. She is currently a 7th grade ELA educator at Old Quarry Middle School in Lemont, IL.
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Tara Pasiewicz

Language Arts Educator with an emphasis on student engagement, collaboration, and technology!


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Salon VI

2:15pm

GAFE and the Writing Process
This session will take a look at how Google Apps for Education tools can be leveraged to make the writing process more seamless and effective. From Docs to Forms to Hangouts to Add-Ons, we’ll look at tools that will improve workflow, process and feedback loops to help students and teacher work smarter, not harder, to thoughtfully craft, purposefully revise and proudly publish writing they can be proud of.

Presenters
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Katie Aquino

Instructional Coach, Leyden High School District 212
Katie Aquino is passionate about helping teachers and students connect with the world around them through the authentic use technology. Katie’s classroom teaching experience has all been at the high school level; 3 years in Missouri and 11 in Illinois. Currently, Katie is an instructional coach in the Leyden High School District outside of Chicago. Katie works with teachers to help create compelling instruction and engaged students. She has not... Read More →



Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Salon II

2:15pm

Inquiry and Discussion: Increasing Student Engagement and Achievement with Technology and Literacy
Tired of facing students’ blank stares? Teacher-centered discussions getting stale? Using effective questioning and critical thinking techniques with carefully selected technology creates lively discussions and, as a result, positively impacts students’ learning. These strategies encourage independence and discovery that even your most reluctant and quietest students will love. We include key ideas inspired by Right Question Institute (Question Formulation Technique, QFT), Stephen Brookfield (author of ‘Teaching for Critical Thinking’) and Susan Cain (author of ‘Quiet’).

Presenters
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Mary Contois

District 155
Mary Contois is a Tech Integration Specialist with a background in Technology and psychology. Anita Theodore is an English Teacher turned reading specialist/Literacy coach. We both work at Crystal Lake South High School. Our focus is ensuring that the technology tools fit the literacy needs and goals in the classroom. We call ourselves Litology to emphasize our philosophy and the blending of two worlds.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Broadway B

2:15pm

Maker Space - The Next Level
The hardware and software are in place, 3D printer, Makey-Makey, and Spheros…now what? Come and share experiences with creating fun and challenging lessons for middle school students. After spending a year with 3D design & printing, Makey-Makey & Scratch, and Sphero robots, I have created a well-rounded curriculum, taking into consideration student successes and difficulties. Bring home ideas for taking your maker space to the next level and beyond.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Coral

2:15pm

Minecraft in the Classroom
Have you ever tried to use Minecraft in the classroom? This session is designed to explore the possibilities of using this amazing tool. We will discuss how our elementary school created a Minecraft club and how to incorporate it in the classroom setting. Free free to join in on the Minecraft conversation!

Presenters
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Matt Coaty

Gifted Specialist, CUSD 95
Matt serves Spencer Loomis Elementary School as the gifted specialist in Hawthorn Woods, IL. Prior to that, he served as a fourth grade elementary teacher and special education teacher. Tara is current a fourth grade teacher in Hawthorn Woods, IL. She has also taught first, second and third.
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Tara Rittner

4th Grade Teacher, CUSD95


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Salon III

2:15pm

On the Move: Iterations of Technology Use in Primary Physical Education Settings
Technology has changed the way our primary students interact with the world around them. Because of this, we’ve been on the move, continuously trying new ways to harness the power of technology as an integral part of our physical education classes in our primary grade center. In this session, we’ll share how we’ve integrated technology and what we’ve learned through the process. Ideas include: developing Google Sites to share photos and videos with students and families, students creating movement videos, using student created videos on tablets to provide models during stations, using tablets to record and self-assess, as well as how we integrate literacy lessons on our tablets as part of our movement activities. We’ll also highlight how you might use these ideas for integrating technology beyond the PE setting.

Presenters
avatar for Patience Bertana

Patience Bertana

Technology Integration Specialist, Mundelein Elementary District #75
Patience Bertana is a Technology Integration Specialist in Mundelein Elementary District #75. She spent 15 years in the classroom as a special education teacher before taking on the role of supporting teachers and students with developing technology-rich learning environments. She has Masters Degrees from Benedictine University in Reading & Literacy and from NIU in Instructional Technology.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Jade

2:15pm

Pandora's Makerspace: Teaching Design Thinking and Tinkering
This session is about Design Thinking, Maker Activities and Tinkering in the Elementary Grades. Our emphasis is on understanding the importance of learning through hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities for young children in the context of modeling and promoting design thinking through play and structured dialog. It's really about the thinking processes and every child should have access to quality experiences and design challenges! Easily acquired, inexpensive materials will be used for most activities to fit every teachers’ budget. Come to this session ready to collaborate! Resources will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Elkordy

Angela Elkordy

Dr. Angela Elkordy, is Director, Learning Technologies at National Louis University and Chair of the newly formed Learning Sciences program. Dr. Elkordy has been a teacher educator for over a decade, and shares her knowledge through professional networks and conferences, including ISTE, ICE and MACUL. She believes that learning should be engaging, innovative and.... fun!
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Dr. Ayn Keneman

Dr. Ayn Keneman, is Program Director, Early Childhood Education at National Louis University. Dr. Keneman has been a teacher educator for over twenty years and shares her knowledge through professional networks and conferences, including presenting at the International Literary Association conference and attending the National Technology Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. She believes in the importance of collaborating and creating together... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Broadway C

2:15pm

Rethink, Redesign, RESET. Creating self-directed problem-solvers.
Rethink how students initiate classroom activities. Redesign learning to empower students to build their capacity to iterate and persevere. Learn how to use coding, Breakout Edu and other learning experiences to encourage students to RESET their approach to problem solving. In this session, participants will learn about a classroom-based approach to teach students how to use available resources and peers to assist them in starting and sustaining classroom tasks, overcoming barriers, and learning new technologies. Teachers will explore how to transition from chief problem solver to facilitator of learning.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett is an Instructional Technologist for Batavia Public School District. She works with teachers across a variety of disciplines to integrate technology into their classrooms.
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Kristen Stern

Instructional Technologist, Batavia High School
Kristen Stern is an Instructional Technologist for Batavia Public School District. She works with teachers in K-12 support technology integration in a 1:1 environment.
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Angie Sutherland

Instructional Technologist, Batavia Public School District 101
Angie Sutherland is an Instructional Technologist for Batavia School District, a Google for Education Certified Innovator, and a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and a Seesaw Ambassador. She provides support for technology integration throughout the district. She has presented at national conferences on topics such as Professional Learning and Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom, and Instructional/Tech Coaching.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Broadway A

2:15pm

Reversing Your Curriculum: Give the Students What They Need!
Business and Technology Education has changed rapidly. Schools are falling behind what is needed in the workplace to ensure students are college and career ready. Come learn how Leyden Business Education has "reversed" how they structure their curriculum by STARTING with the outside workplace to determine what should be taught in each course. You will learn how to build an external Advisory Board, how to train your teachers for the new curriculum and most of all...how to ensure your students are learning relevant skills to be successful in their future endeavors!

Presenters
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Tony Pecucci

Business Education Department Chair, Leyden High School District 212
Tony Pecucci is Business Education Department Chair and technology teacher at Leyden High Schools District 212 in Franklin Park, Illinois. In the past 13 years, he has taught various technology and business classes. He was part of the team that created the Technical Support Internship (TSI); a student-run technology class which aligns with District 212’s 1:1 initiative. TSI students support the student body’s 3,600 Google Chromebooks. Tony is... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Turquoise B

2:15pm

Tools to Support the 4 Cs
Are the tools in your shed becoming outdated or not meeting your needs? Learn how to incorporate tools that focus on students creating, collaborating, communicating and critically thinking. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of tools that focus on the 4 C's.

Presenters
avatar for Deb Balayti

Deb Balayti

Director of Instructional Technology, Palos 118
Deb Balayti is the Director of Instructional Technology in Palos 118. She was a former co-chair of Tech 2014, 2015 and 2016. Deb has presented at ICE as well as consulted with private schools in the area. She believes that technology should be used to support instruction.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Salon IV

2:15pm

Web 2.0 – No Registration Necessary 2017
Web 2.0 tools are the tools that engage our students and encourage creativity, authenticity, collaboration and more, while easily accessed in a web browser. Are you looking for Web 2.0 tools requiring no usernames, passwords or email addresses? Do Internet safety rules, time consuming account setup, app installs, or myriad of classroom devices bring new ideas to a halt? Come explore a Livebinder of some of the 281 free creativity, collaboration, conversion, multimedia, presentation, and productivity Web 2.0 tools - the No Registration Way.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Houle

Linda Houle

Retired Librarian/Technology Facilitator, Retired from Westmont CUSD #201
Linda Houle is a retired librarian/technology facilitator with 28 years in education. As Westmont Junior High librarian she created her building’s first 6-8 literacy curriculum, automated the library, oversaw district wide automation, and served as district media coordinator. As technology facilitator, she provided staff development for 15 years. Her junior high website won ICE web showcase recognition many times. In 2008, she and her 8th grade... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ruby

2:15pm

Take a VR Field Trip with Google Expeditions
Presenters
avatar for Britton Picciolini

Britton Picciolini

Central Region Manager, Google


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Salon V

2:15pm

Coding with Robots!
Your students loved the Hour of Code, but what's next? In this session, we will explore ways to extend coding lessons to robots. Participants will have hands-on time to try out coding tasks with BeeBots, Spheros, Ozobots, Lego Wedos, and more! We will discuss how coding with robots fits into the curriculum. Come see how much fun coding can be!

Presenters
avatar for Corrie Ball

Corrie Ball

LRC Director, Wild Rose Elementary School
Corrie Ball is the LRC Director at Wild Rose Elementary School in St. Charles, IL. She is passionate about integrating Maker Education, Coding and Robotics into the elementary school curriculum. She sponsors an after school Maker Club and hosts an annual School Maker Faire with participants from across her district.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Marsalis B

2:15pm

NGSS experiments using technology
The Next Generation Science Standards require students to demonstrate and understanding in matter and it's interactions, motion and stability, energy, waves, molecules, ecosystems, and the solar system just to name a few. However, not all classrooms have the tools and equipment to measure, view or experiment "hands on". This session will explore virtual experiments, scientific tools available on mobile apps, lesson resources and many more NGSS aligned technology resources.

Presenters
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Jeanine Sheppard

Content Specialist for ISBE in the areas of Math and Science. She spent 9 years in the classroom in Southern Illinois teaching middle school math, middle school science, and high school science. Her goal in professional development is to help educators implement the Illinois Learning Standards and create engaging lessons that will lead to a deep understanding of Math and Science.
avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

Content Specialist, ISBE


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Marsalis E

2:15pm

Project Based Learning Using STEM
We want to solve the problem of the decreased population of
Chicagoland species now considered being endangered. Using
internet research and online presentation formats like Prezi
and Google Docs to promote student collaboration and enhance
instruction, we can find solutions and inform the public about
them.

Presenters
avatar for Kristie House

Kristie House

4th Grade Instructional Teacher, Palos CCSD 118
I have been a teacher for 20 years and have taught third, fourth and fifth grades in Florida and Illinois. I earned two Master's degrees, one in administration, the other in special education. This year I made the transition from the general education setting to the special education classroom. I enjoy learning and challenging myself in an effort to grow as a professional educator. I am a mom to a wonderful 10 year old girl who keeps me very... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Marsalis C

2:15pm

RJHS News/AV Club
ROWVA Jr. High School is now entering its second year with an AV club that produces a regular student news show. Students are fully responsible for planning, filming, editing, and producing this news show which is then played for the school via YouTube. This session will discuss the growth and evolution of this news program over the past two years.

Presenters
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Mr. Johnson

JH/HS History Teacher, ROWVA CUSD 208
The 2016-2017 school year will be 11th year teaching history and government at ROWVA Jr/Sr high school in Oneida IL - ROWVA school district. I also coach varsity track and cross country. As an educator, I strive to make the teaching of history and civics relevant and authentic to students through the use of technology, primary documents, and current events. One of my goals as a teacher is to bring opportunities to our students at ROWVA that... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Marsalis D

2:15pm

T.A.P. Take One! Lights, Camera, Action!
Gather all of your techie students and create monthly newscasts! The T.A.P. program is in its fifth year. They meet once a month after school to learn basic troubleshooting and discuss the new technologies in their school. Now in the fifth year of the T.A.P. program, students are tackling more roles. This year the students are creating two monthly newscasts to broadcast to the entire building once a month. The students are split into a primary and junior high group. They record a newscast based on what is happening in each of their grade levels. They are learning how to use the app TouchCast to create and edit the broadcast. In addition to creating monthly newscasts, students work with teachers in assisting with iPads, apps, classroom computers, and Smart boards. The T.A.P. program allows you to branch out in a way you never could before!

Presenters
avatar for Ami Young

Ami Young

K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Dennis School
Ami currently teaches K-8th Technology and Consumer Education at St. Dennis School. She has seventeen plus years of teaching experience. Ami heads up a 1:1 iPad program with seventy-one fifth through eighth graders. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Integrating Technology in the Curriculum. She also runs a Technology Apprentice Program for first through eighth graders after school.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Marsalis A

2:15pm

Maximize Your Building Wireless
Learn strategies to improve your building's wireless infrastructure. Topics include interference, placement, channel line up, and troubleshooting tips. Vendor / model independent. Presentation geared towards IT staff, but many leave with good questions to ask their IT staff. 

Presenters
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Aaron Souza

I have 10 years at various tech positions and districts, supporting the operations side of technology run with the highest availability possible, especially since dollars are scarce. I try to maximize every tech investment made for the tax payer.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Zanies

2:15pm

Tackle SLO’s in four easy steps
Mastery Manager is the web-based assessment tool that gives teachers the instant ability to measure their students’ standards-aligned learning progress in real time. Mastery Manager’s Student Growth Module gives teachers the ability to assign growth targets to individual students based on a pre test score or by clusters of students falling within a score range—while administrators monitor teacher performance by how they respond to and enhance their instruction to meet growth targets. Our professional development manager will guide you through the SLO process: from daily check-ins to summative assessments. Join us to see why we are the original assessment solution in Illinois, with an over 90% retention rate.


Presenters
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Julie Gallatin

Julie is a Professional Development Consultant for Mastery Manager. With a master's degree in education, supplemented by eight years of classroom experience, Julie supports and guides educators as they fully embrace PERA.
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Ben Muck

PD Manager, Mastery Manager
Ben is the Manager of Professional Development for Mastery Manager. He uses his 10 years of classroom experience and his master's degree in curriculum development to help teachers across the country utilize the Mastery Manager assessment platform to increase student achievement.


Friday March 3, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Preservation Hall (B)

3:30pm

Get Off Your Island! Get Connected!
We live in a world where we have access to brilliance all around us. We also have the ability to amplify student voice and celebrate the great things going on in our schools! Come learn about a few of the favorite tools used to connect with people from all over the world as we grow together!

Presenters
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney (often referred to as TechNinjaTodd) is the Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring "Kids Deserve It!" and “Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class” as well as his children’s book “Spruce & Lucy”. Todd has also been recognized by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in Education, by the Center for... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Orleans Ballroom

3:30pm

What's the Hoopla Over Personalized Learning?
What's the big hoopla over Genius Hour and other forms of personalized learning? Why hand over precious class time to the students? This session focuses on the many reasons WHY you should be doing passion-based learning in your classroom. If you are armed with the reasons why, you'll have no choice but to jump in yourself. Be ready for the journey ahead!

Presenters
avatar for Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr

Joy Kirr currently teaches 7th grade English Language Arts at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights, IL. She was first a special education teacher working with deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. She is passionate about students owning their own learning. One of her blogs resides at http://geniushour.blogspot.com/.


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Stage Amphitheater

3:30pm

'Do It Your Way!' Self-Pacing Your Classroom
Do you wish you could differentiate more and allow students to work at their own pace? Using a learning management system like Google Classroom or Versal, teachers can provide an educational path for learning that helps students master standards in a way that is engaging and seamless. Learn how to design an engaging unit that builds student independence, fosters creativity and uses innovative tech tools to teach any content area.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Lithgow

Stephanie Lithgow

STEM Lab Teacher, Berkeley SD 87
Stephanie Lithgow piloted the STEM program for Berkeley School District 87 in Berkeley, IL in 2014. She and her STEM partner wrote the district STEM curriculum for three grade levels. Stephanie teaches every middle level student at her school six units over the course of three years. Stephanie has her Master's of Arts Degree in Educational Technology in 2016 and received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Turquoise B

3:30pm

'Tinkering Through Time'-- Incorporating A Makers Space During Classroom Centers
Bring your plan book as we discuss and strategize how to successfully incorporate MakerSpace components during center rotations throughout the school day. Come and see first hand how "tinkering" can meet CCSS while giving your students time to problem solve and collaborate with peers as you meet with small groups of students simultaneoulsy. Your students will be glad you attended this session!

Presenters
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Toni Hotzfield

I teach 4th grade at Palos West Elementary School and enjoy learning and implementing many forms of technology into our classroom routines! I have been an active member of ICE since 2012 and am currently the President of ICE CHIP and co-chair of TECH 20XX. I enjoy attending conferences and "tinkering" with the latest and greatest Techy craze and finding a way to bring it to my students!


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon VI

3:30pm

20% Time / Genius Hour Tech Tools For Project Based Learning
Attendees will be challenged to consider their own learning environment as a potential space for creating student choice in learning. Educators (classroom and administrators) will see how a teacher can go from 0 to 100 with the famous 20% Time concept. Throughout this session, the why, what, and how of 20% time projects will be illustrated. Attendees will hear about the benefits, challenges, and other things to consider throughout the journey into giving students choice in their project based learning. There will be a key focus on how educators can introduce, guide, and assess the learning throughout a 20% Time project. Technology tool options for all three stages will be presented for educators to consider. Finally, attendees will be exposed to a slew of “end results” that have come from the presenters own students over the past 5 years of 20% Time projects.

Presenters
avatar for Sean Crevier

Sean Crevier

Business Ed Teacher / Tech Coach, Vernon Hills H.S.
Sean started teaching business classes at Vernon Hills H.S.16 years ago after leaving the technology consulting world. He also works on the National Accounting Curriculum Team, training teachers on implementing college accounting curriculum into their high school courses. Sean has given several educational keynotes, workshops, and a TED talk and loves learning with other educators. He is a Lake County, IL native, loved his time as a student at... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Preservation Hall

3:30pm

Blend, Flip, Make: Cooking up Teaching Change
Blended Learning, Flipped Classrooms, and Maker Spaces are hot topics in education, but what do they all mean? How can you use them in your classroom? This session will explain each of these techniques and explore how these educational technology enhanced methodologies can be used to make meaningful changes in your teaching. See how you can implement pedagogical techniques like Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Project Based Learning (PBL), and mastery learning by leveraging the educational opportunities made possible with technology and 1:1 programs. Give your students more time for active learning, collaboration, and practical creative projects. Don’t just adapt the technology to your teaching but expand the possibilities for you and your students.

Presenters
avatar for Philip Pulley

Philip Pulley

Teacher, Fieldcrest CUSD 6
I am a 20-year educator and educational technology trainer. I currently teach high school history, video production, and dual credit communications. I am in my 5th year of teaching in a 1:1 environment using the flipped classroom model. I have presented and conducted tech training at national user conferences, ICE Conferences, T21Con, and within my district. I am currently conducting research on flipped classrooms for my dissertation at... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sapphire

3:30pm

Increase Engagement with Technology!
Students today need interactive, engaging lessons that keep them excited and on their toes! We will explore several ways to do this including virtual field trips with Nearpod and Google Expeditions and learn how to guide teaching with formative assessments like Quizizz and Formative.

Presenters
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Lissa Blake

Technology Integration Coach, Maercker School District 60
Lover of learning, technology and innovation! Lissa Blake has been teaching for 14 years in primary education, and 11 years in technology specifically! Love to coach teachers, mentor students, communicate with parents and engage and enlighten all learners! Seesaw ambassador, coach to all K-8 teachers using Seesaw in the classroom in our District, speaker at multiple conferences on Seesaw, Google Certified Educator, Certified Technology Coach... Read More →
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Sheri DeCarlo

Instructional Technology Coach, Maercker School District 60
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Megan flaherty

Library Media Specialist, Westview Hills Middle School
Megan Flaherty is a library media specialist and instructional technology coach at Westview Hills Middle School in Maercker District 60 (Westmont, IL). She assists teachers in integrating technology in creative, collaborative, and seamless ways.


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Jade

3:30pm

Innovation and STEM Integration for Social Emotional Learning: Creating a toolbox for all learners
Do you see STEM concepts related to coding and robotics as just “one more thing” to integrate into your classroom? By focusing on activities that are accessible to all we will inspire you to incorporate 21st century learning tools into every corner of your school from general education to music/art classes or special education resource rooms and every subject in between. This session will provide an opportunity for you to discuss your individual classroom goals and illustrate the importance of future ready schools to better serve all students. Participants will develop an action plan and create a virtual toolbox of activities that cover STEM concepts like coding, robotics, 3D modeling/printing and more.
Join us to learn about how to map out a plan for innovation and integration that meets the needs of all learners.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Gilbert

Jen Gilbert

Educator
Jen Gilbert is a Learning and Behavior Specialist with her MS in Science Education working on her Early Childhood Technology certification. When not building websites or working on social media integration projects, she can be found presenting on education technology topics. Jen provides professional development on computer programming and robotics in primary grades along with how to infuse maker education activities into the classroom. She... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Turquoise A

3:30pm

Learn. Create. Collaborate.
Learn. Create. Collaborate. is an online, self-guided professional development platform I developed for my colleagues. It combines Google Sites, Google Classroom, and Google Plus to help teachers learn about various topics. It also serves as a place to store many PD resources. Learn. Create. Collaborate. participants work through modules at their own pace. Each module requires learning something via Google Sites, creating something and submitting it via Google Classroom, and collaborating via Google Plus. Though it was developed to support our teachers as we rolled out our 1:1 Chromebook initiative, the Learn. Create. Collaborate. platform can be adapted to present many topics in a blended or online learning environment.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Shutters

Elizabeth Shutters

Technology Coordinator, Roycemore School
Beth Shutters is the Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development at Roycemore School, and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She takes care of everything that has to do with technology at Roycemore, a small independent K-12 school in Evanston. She especially enjoys instilling a love of lifelong learning in students and teachers. You can follow her on Twitter @shnology.


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Coral

3:30pm

Let's Connect! Developing a PLN.
During this sessions, participants will explore what a PLN is and why educators create their own. We will go over how to use Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to create a PLN and use it effectively.

Presenters
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Ashley Holland

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ridgeland 122
Ashley has spent a majority of her career in the primary classroom. She has spent most of her time in a 2nd grade classroom. After 12 years in the in the classroom, Ashley’s love for integrating technology into her lessons encouraged her to become an EdTech Coordinator. Currently she is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Ridgeland School District 122. Ashley works closely with teachers from Kindergarten through 8th grades helping them... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon IV

3:30pm

Providing Choice and Empowerment: A Plan for Personalizing PD
Listen to a school district's story about how they transformed their traditional staff meetings into personalized professional development sessions. Learn how 6 instructional coaches provided technology and innovative learning choices to over 800 staff members. Gain access to communication, scheduling, agenda and feedback templates. See examples of how staff feedback and leadership reflection turned failing PD schedules and agendas into a model that yielded staff satisfaction success rates over 98%.

Presenters
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Ross Vittore

Director of Innovative Learning, CCSD59
As the Director of Innovative Learning in CCSD59, Ross has fully embraced modern learning as the means to prepare students to be successful for life. His team’s work includes instructional implementation of a 2:1 student device initiative, modern lesson planning design, innovative learning professional development and leadership coaching in the area of strength-based, evaluation feedback. He is passionate about shaping school cultures through... Read More →



Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon III

3:30pm

Seesaw Your Way Into Digital Portfolios
Is your desk and student mailboxes overflowing with student papers?Participants in this session will explore authentic digital portfolios utilizing Seesaw, a web-based, app-friendly program that allows for student-teacher-parent collaboration, communication, and a tool for formative assessment in a safe environment to share and display their 21st century skills and artifacts.

Presenters
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Alison Wilde

Instructional Coach, Flossmoor SD 161
Alison and Alyssa both have an LBS1 Special Education and Reading Specialist background. They have taught at Flossmoor School District 161 for the past six years. Flossmoor School District is currently an Apple Distinguished District and a 1:1 initiative is in place. They have had experience at both the elementary and junior high level. Alison serves as a district instructional coach and Alyssa as a special education teacher. They enjoy finding... Read More →
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Alyssa Zajack

Special Education Teacher, Flossmoor District 161
Hello my name is Alyssa Zajack and this will be my sixth year teaching in Flossmoor District 161! I teach special education resource classes for grades K-5. I graduated in 2011 from Saint Ambrose University with my Bachelor's in elementary education with a special education endorsement. I completed my Masters degree in reading through Concordia University. In Flossmoor our goal is to teach and inspire students to be "21st Century Learners... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ruby

3:30pm

Twitter Challenges - The Fun Kinds!
This session will explore ways in which you can get those just starting out on Twitter excited about the platform and ways to push those avid Tweeters even further!. Participants will leave with a variety of activities and connections to help put the Tweeeeeeeet in Twitter!

Presenters
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Kim Darche

Digital Learning Coach, SD113A
As a Digital Learning Coach at Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences Kim has been lucky enough to spread her zest for learning with others. Kim has received two advanced degrees in both Educational Technology and Administrative Leadership. She is also a Level 2 Google Certified Trainer and an adjunct professor at the University of St. Francis, a 2017 recipient of Midwest Spotlight Educator Award and has been chosen to be part... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon II

3:30pm