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Monday, February 25
 

9:30am

Annotation in the Digital Classroom
Students are asked to comprehend and analyze like never before. The task of annotating a text can be cumbersome and hard to grade. Yet, the 21st century classroom allows students to use digital tools to show analysis and understanding meaningfully. This session focuses on using the Educreations app to annotate texts.

Presenters
avatar for Joshua Piper

Joshua Piper

English/Communication Teacher, Farmington Central High School


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg G

9:30am

Cultivate Critical Thinking Through Coding
How can we create a new generation of critical thinkers and collaborators? The issues of tomorrow can’t be solved with the ideas of today. In this workshop, Apple Distinguished Educators introduce the Learn to Code curriculum and Swift Playgrounds as a platform to foster critical thinking. 

Moderators
avatar for Cindy Crannell

Cindy Crannell

STEM teacher, River Forest Public School District
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she started her career as an elementary classroom teacher. After taking a few years off to start a family, she moved outside of the U.S.and has lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands, West Midlands of U.K., Dubai, United Arab Emirates and London, U.K. When... Read More →
avatar for Randy Saeks

Randy Saeks

Network Manager, Glencoe School District 35
Randy is an Apple Distinguished Educator with over 15-years experience supporting EdTech. He has presented at numerous conferences sharing ways the support of EdTech works in conjunction with instructional practices to achieve a full path to new initiatives.

Presenters
avatar for Kasia Derza

Kasia Derza

STEM Educator


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

9:30am

Curriculum and Methodologies for Neurodiverse Learners
The presenters employ a platform-neutral approach to Computer Science for neurodiverse students emphasizing the structure of programming. Students develop computational and critical thinking across devices such as Spheros, Arduinos, Lego Mindstorms, Ozobots, Raspberry Pis. We teach coding through GUIs (graphical user interface) eventually learning more traditional programming processes, where students using Audinos and Raspberry Pis.

We develop a broader knowledge base by teaching concepts like the physical infrastructure of the internet, cryptocurrency, the history of computers, and careers. We educate through whole class instruction, discussions, writing activities, vocabulary development with co-teaching and differentiated instruction.

Students enrolled at Brehm have unique learning profiles and require an individualized approach that taps into strengths and compensates for challenges. Lessons utilize checklists, rubrics, and lists which form the basis of authentic and ethical grading practices. Attendees will gain practical approaches to enhance their schools existing curriculum or better structure new clubs and classes.

Presenters
JC

Jennifer Conwell

Brehm Preparatory School


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg B

9:30am

Epic Hack Battles of Teaching
Watters vs Wolf. Locked in an epic battle of teacher hack awesomeness. In one corner we have Google Certified, Nearpod Pionear Biology Teacher Chris Wolf and in the other Google Certified Instructional Coach Chemistry Teacher Brandon Watters. Who has the best teacher hacks to engage students in learning? Who will be crowned Teacher Hack Champion? You get to decide. Bring hacks of your own to share and we can all learn how to make this thing called "teaching" a little bit easier. This fun and competitive atmosphere will showcase “hacks” for engaging students and providing personalized learning experience that challenge students while making learning fun. We will also highlight “hacks” that make your workflow and management simpler, freeing up time to spend with your students. Many of takeaways can be implemented right into your next lesson.

Presenters
avatar for Brandon Watters

Brandon Watters

Science Teacher, Vernon Hills High School
Brandon is a graduate from the University of Iowa and is a former pharmaceutical chemist turned teacher. He has used this real world experience to help chemistry content come alive over the last 8 years. His quest to support student growth has caused his classroom to become a blend... Read More →
avatar for Chris Wolf

Chris Wolf

Science Teacher, Vernon Hills High School
Chris is a graduate from the University of Illinois and has been teaching Biology at Vernon Hills High School for over a decade. His passion for hands-on science instruction has been complemented by his infusion of instructional technologies in the classroom. As a Google Certified... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Nirvana C: Flexible Spaces Classroom by Meteor (2nd Floor)

9:30am

Everyone Can Create- Ignite Creativity with iPad 
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. In this session, you’ll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music, and drawing using free apps available on iPad. 

Presenters

Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

9:30am

Go #BeyondCode with Sphero EDU
Programming. It’s kind of a big deal, but there’s more to learn than just logic. Sphero Edu incorporates STEAM activities and the 4Cs – all with Sphero robots. This presentation session is designed to teach individuals about the Sphero Mini, Sphero 2.0 or Sphero SPRK+ robot and how it can be used in many cross-curricular activities promoting STEAM. These activities were created by fellow teachers utilizing little to no coding in order to lessen any sort of intimidation associated with programming as well as to promote activities to younger audiences. Any code-based activities demonstrated are already pre-coded and available FREE online through Sphero EDU to enhance their teaching environment with the power of STEAM.
This is a very hands-on workshop which will have multiple stations for you to float around to as you wish.  I will have at least 15 Sphero SPRK+ robots available for you to connect to, but you will need to use your own device to connect with.  Please download the free Sphero EDU app and create an account (or you can log in with Clever or Google).  The app is available on the App Store, the Mac App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Store, Amazon App Store, and Chrome Store which are all available through here: https://edu.sphero.com/d

Presenters
avatar for Garrett Gross

Garrett Gross

Computer Literacy/Technology Teacher & Coordinator, St. Mary School, IL - Riverside
I love to talk about all things tech, especially Sphero EDU, Augmented Reality, Symbaloo, ClassDojo, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3D-Printing, Hour of Code, SCRATCH and so much more!



Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg D

9:30am

Google Classroom 101 - Google Edu on Tour
Are you looking to build a community in your classroom? Do you have students who struggle with organization? Would you like differentiation to be a breeze? Did you know that 2018 was the single biggest year of upgrades to Google Classroom? Join us for a hands on session to learn how to create a class, add students, push out and organize assignments in the new Classwork page, differentiate, use the associated Google Calendar and more.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

9:30am

How We Gamified Google Certification Training
After running a sit-and-get Google Certification training in our district, we decided things had to change. So we used free websites, Google Forms and Sheets, and a little creativity to immerse our teachers in a fun, self-paced, gamified Google Certification training system that prepares them for the Level 1 Exam. Come see how we did it, and add a little play to your PD.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wielgus

Mike Wielgus

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad CUSD #2
Mike Wielgus just began his 21st year in education and third year as a full time K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. He has led technology in-service trainings in his district for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to consult and train staff in neighboring school districts... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

9:30am

Infuse Technology into the Social Studies Classroom
Specifically targeted to social studies & history teachers, this session will address meaningful, productive, creative and content specific uses of technology in the social studies classroom. Going beyond being device specific, this session will focus on a multitude of tools and resources that can transform learning in social studies classrooms. From digital portfolios to website creation, podcasting and multimedia timelines, participants will know and be able to consider thoughtful approaches to technology integration in their classroom.

Presenters

Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

9:30am

Let’s Team Up! Getting started with Microsoft Teams
How do we support teachers and students who are challenged to learn in an increasingly collaborative and mobile environments? Microsoft Teams creates an ideal digital hub for teachers to deliver instruction, enhance learning, and interact in a rich and engaging online space. 

Presenters
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg H Partner Room

9:30am

Making Technology Work for You
Technology is a huge push in classrooms and so many of us are just word processing. As a Google for Education Certified Trainer, finding apps, extensions, and websites to work FOR the teacher and classroom has made all the difference in delivery and engagement. By using more than just Google Apps for Education, students find creative outlets for work and are more prepared for different challenges in their educational career. Teachers can find ways to focus their time on more important things in the classroom: teaching and learning. Come find out new and exciting ways to incorporate technology and share ideas with others.

Presenters
avatar for Jacklyn Feldpausch

Jacklyn Feldpausch

English teacher
I'm an overly enthusiastic and slightly awkward English teacher who has an immense passion for technology in the classroom. Professionally, I love Google, technology, literature, puns, literary theory, and projects. Personally (that spills into professionally), I love reading, audiobooks... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

9:30am

Making the LEAP from Library to Learning Lab!
We REvised, REvamp, ENergized our library space to a flexible, open concept exciting hub of our 1:1 Chromebook school! Learning Lab will engage and excite you with Common Core and ISTE aligned, technology rich activities that you can walk away with and use in your classroom tomorrow! We will guide you with our ideas and leave you a BUZZ with exciting lessons surrounding the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity)! We will focus on many topics covering ELA, Math, Social Studies, Information LIteracy, STEM and more! We will engage you in our hot off the presses ideas with Digital Breakouts, Design Thinking, Pear Deck, Book Creator, CoSpaces, Stop Motion Animation, Green Screen Galore, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality creation and more!

Presenters
avatar for Lissa Blake

Lissa Blake

Learning & Technology Instructional Coach, Maercker District 60
Lissa Blake is a K-2 Instructional Technology Integration Coach for the past 15 years in Clarendon Hills, IL. Lissa is a lover of learning, technology and innovation! She enjoys coaching teachers, mentoring students, and communicating with parents. She loves sharing what she has learned... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Walker

Stephanie Walker

Library Media Specialist


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg A

9:30am

Photovoice: Empowering Students through Issue-Based Photo Stories
In this presentation, learn about Photovoice, a pedagogy rooted in social justice that allows students to share their stories through photography. Hear how groups of middle school students used photography and video to share their stories of struggle and perseverance through issues of race, gender, identity, community, mental illness and power. Learn how you can use photography, video, and Adobe Spark in your school to empower students, create empathy and community, foster creative expression, and amplify student voice.

Presenters
avatar for Sherri Kushner

Sherri Kushner

Adobe Education Leader, Chute Middle School
Sherri has taught visual and media arts at the middle school level for 18 years. She currently teaches Media Arts at Chute Middle School in Evanston, IL. She is most passionate about using issue-based photography to empower student voices, fostering dialogue that raises awareness... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg F

9:30am

The Power of Servant Leadership
As building and district leaders we strive to be servant-leaders who focuses developing our staffs to feel empowered to try new things and support them to think outside of the box. Through being present in classrooms, building relationships with staff & students, and walking along as learners beside our staff we can empower. Being an active listener, building empathy and developing a community can change the culture of your staffs. Come get ideas to implement immediately.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Beeler

Kristin Beeler

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland District 135
Instructional technology coach who works with staff to address the needs of teachers to help them achieve the district goal of providing our students with the best 21st century learning experiences. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer.


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg E

9:30am

Wanna Start an Educator Podcast?
The idea behind podcasting is simple: press record and start talking about anything. But the nitty gritty details behind scripting, recording, post-production, hosting, and publication can be overwhelming. Let’s get real and talk about how you can actually start a podcast tomorrow.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Weld

Matt Weld

Director of Innovation and Technology, Area 5 Regional Offices of Education
Curious, passionate, and interested in all things education. Leader for www.directionsconference.com www.teachillinois.com, and Teachers' Classroom podcast. Google Certified Trainer.


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg C

9:30am

WHAT's THE SCIENCE behind Computer Science in the K12 Classroom?
Robotics and coding are the newest rage! Your mind will be spinning with new ideas of how to seamlessly integrate student-led challenges, aligned to thematic unit literacy activities, while inspiring your student’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills related to their world!

Presenters

Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Innovation

10:45am

Do you STEAM in the K-5 Classroom?
This presentation will explore setting up a STEAM station in the elementary classroom. Explore what supplies could be in a basic structure/kit to support multiple challenges. Incorporating literature to create science, technology, engineering, art and mathematical activities with a list of resources including E-Books. Interactive and content STEAM supports will be explored to fit any educators experience level. Participants will leave with resources to incorporate a simple STEAM Challenge.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Illinois State University, Normal
Special education educator for 20+ years and currently a content specialist for learning supports with Illinois State University/ISBE. Masters degrees in Special Education and Learning and Technology. My team and I have been creating resources for Illinois teachers for 5 years. As... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

10:45am

Evaluating Technology and Digital Media Use for Early Childhood
Evaluate technology and digital media use for PK-3 classrooms using current research and policies. Join Erikson Institute’s Technology in Early Childhood Center to investigate which technology tools and practices are developmentally appropriate and how to make technology and digital media use high quality. Take home a deeper understanding of how to improve technology integration practices in your early childhood program.

Participants will be guided through evaluating apps and tangible technology tools commonly used in early childhood classrooms. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center’s joint position statement on technology use in early childhood (2012), as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement and technical report on children’s media use (2016) will both be highlighted and will support the participants understanding of technology and digital media use with young children.

Presenters
avatar for Jenna Herdzina

Jenna Herdzina

Program Manager, Erikson Institute
Technology and digital media, early childhood development, civic identity development, social justice and equity!


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg F

10:45am

Get "Wise" With Google Slides & Drawings!
Learn to Write Inquiry Stories to Explore (WISE) using  Google Slides, Google Drawings & MakeAvatar . Colorful magazine style student content reading will be used to engage the reader. Participants will create a graphic novel story about an investigation with embedded questions to help students learn to develop testable questions, design an experiment or do research and make a claim which can be supported with evidence and reasoning.

Presenters
avatar for Tina Sabatello

Tina Sabatello

Chemistry Teacher, Maine East HS
"Tina Sabatello has been teaching chemistry at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL since 1992. She also has taught at the community college level, served as an SAT II Chemistry Test Developer and published a study guide for AP Chemistry. Her online publication for AACT showcases... Read More →



Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

10:45am

How technology can level up physical education
How can technology integration take a PE class to new heights? I will share how I integrate technology to improve student understanding of fitness terminology, use pedometer data deliver personalized fitness goals, use video to analyze physical skills and show how students journal about their personal fitness journey. 

Presenters
JS

Jon Szychlinski

PE/Health Teacher : Learning is a personal journey and we all have a part to play. 


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg H Partner Room

10:45am

Life Is Short—Capture the Moment with Clips 
Clips, a free iOS app for iPhone and iPad, creates a fun way for video to redefine how students demonstrate learning. In this hands-on session with Apple Distinguished Educators, you’ll explore how to capture and share learning moments with new features like Live Titles, filters, stickers, and more. 

Moderators
avatar for Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray

Director of Educational Technology, North Shore Country Day School
Lucy is an experienced consultant and observer of educational innovation, working with a variety of people and institutions on modernizing education. She is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter at conferences, and her projects include professional development coaching, virtual... Read More →
avatar for Mitchel Meighen

Mitchel Meighen

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Mitchel Meighen is an award-winning educator and presenter and has been recognized for his passion for student engagement and non-traditional teaching philosophies. He has a special interest in ed tech and empowering students to be active contributors to their educational goals and... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Carolyn Skibba

Carolyn Skibba

Since 1999, Carolyn Skibba has served as the technology specialist at Burley School, a public elementary school in Chicago's Lakeview community. She facilitates the school’s 1:1 iPad program, teaches and co-teaches, leads professional development, and continuously develops integration... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

10:45am

Makers on the Move: Innovation in the LMC
Follow the journey of two librarians on a mission to get makerspace activities into their fixed LMC schedules - including robotics, coding, and building activities. From idea to implementation, let us tell you what we've learned about what it takes to make a space for making.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Delzell

Liz Delzell

Resource Center Director/School Librarian, Hubbard Woods School
Liz Delzell is a K-4 resource center director at Hubbard Woods School in The Winnetka Public Schools District 36. In addition to eight years in school libraries, her experience includes five years of classroom teaching and six years of public librarianship. Liz wants students, teachers... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg A

10:45am

Re-Imagining Learning Spaces, 2.0
Creating High-Impact Learning Environments may conjure up thoughts of sleek, modern designs and stylish furniture. However, there is another important component to keep in mind which are the High-Impact Learning Experiences that we envision to be lived out in our spaces.  Connecting the dots between experiences and environments is the key to having our vision come to life.

Presenters
avatar for Jill Allshouse

Jill Allshouse

Instructional Designer, MeTEOR Education
I serve as a change-agent in helping schools transform to an innovative, student driven, 21st Century environment that enables all humans to thrive. I work to develop high impact, interactive Professional Development experiences that model collaboration, creativity and goal setting... Read More →
avatar for Sean Baum

Sean Baum

VP, West, MeTEOR Education
Passionate believer that the learning environment is not neutral. It either positively or negatively impacts the teacher and student and only by aligning the pedagogy, technology, and learning space can we truly realize how we can positively change the outcomes and experiences for... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Nirvana C: Flexible Spaces Classroom by Meteor (2nd Floor)

10:45am

Sharpen STEM Skills and Increase Student Interest in STEM Careers
STEM careers are projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. How will you increase student interest and introduce them to career paths in that sector?

Educators will receive access to a variety of FREE digital resources:
-Ignition (6th-9th grades): Touches on areas such as cyber-bullying, monitoring digital footprints, and the risks and rewards of using technology.
-Endeavor (6th-9th grades): Takes students into the STEM concepts behind their world and introduces them to inspiring careers they never knew existed.
-Hockey Scholar (5th-7th grades): Brings STEM concepts to life using the exciting, fast-paced game of hockey. Through immersive hockey simulations, each module enables students to explore real-life applications of fundamental concepts.

This session will discuss implementation strategies that can extend offline. These resources are student-driven and have assessments embedded into them, enabling students to go at their own pace as the teacher can be a facilitator in the classroom and see measurable outcomes from student work. Join us or visit EVERFI.com/k-12 to learn more.

Presenters
avatar for Meaghan Joyce

Meaghan Joyce

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI
Meaghan Joyce is a Senior Schools Manager with EVERFI, an education technology company that provides schools with no-cost digital resources. For over three years, she has supported schools around Illinois in their use of EVERFI's programs. Meaghan has always enjoyed partnering with... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg E

10:45am

Take Your Classroom to Hyper Speed: Using the HyperDocs Concept with all Google Apps Tools
HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, feel, and understand. The misconception about HyperDocs is that they are simply Google documents with hyperlinks in them. However, when used appropriately, they can transform teaching and learning into interactive, engaging, student-centered environments. Similarly, a HyperDoc doesn’t have to be only a Google Document, in this session we will explore how to use the HyperDoc process to transform the learning experience using the full Google Suite: including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps.

Presenters

Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

10:45am

The Coaching Game Network
Coaches from Berwyn South and Orland Park are your fabulous hosts for a game show style session where tech coaches from any level can practice coaching conversations, dive deeper into ISTE Standards for Coaches, share their favorite tech tool and build their PLN. Come for the fun, stay for the fabulous prizes

Presenters
avatar for Kara McFarlin

Kara McFarlin

Instructional Technology Coach
Kara loves the way that technology has transformed education in her 20 years of teaching and training. Her vocational journey has included general education homeroom teacher, substitute teacher, technology club facilitator, technology teacher, staff development presenter, and instructional... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Pelton

Jordan Pelton

iDirector
avatar for Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland School Dist 135
I am an Instructional Technology Coach for 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 learning to staff and students. Prior to coaching, I taught 4th and 5th grade innovation... Read More →
avatar for Ramona Towner

Ramona Towner

Instructional Coach, Berwyn South School District 100
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... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Zilly

Lindsay Zilly

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland SD 135
I am a K-8 Instructional Technology Coach in Orland IL. I have been in education for 12 years and continue to learn something new every day. I am a teacher, coach, student, mom, Apple Learning Specialist and sketchnoter. In order for our students to think differently, we must think... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg C

10:45am

The Power in Positive
This presentation is designed to empower teachers. From new teachers beginning their journey all the way to veteran teachers who need to re-spark their passion. Teachers will be reminded of the power of believing in themselves and their students, learn tips to avoid the dreaded teacher burnout, and ultimately discover how to have the courage to be yourself while helping your students do the same.

Link to Presentation (Coming Soon on Symbaloo): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ITWcxrvXxv08by83vc51i4sgzvf4MkvI185gmY1IUyc/edit?usp=sharing

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Richey

Kristin Richey

Reading Lab, Freedom Middle School
Kristin Richey, an Apple Teacher and Middle Level Reading Specialist, works in Berwyn South School District 100. In her 11th year of teaching, she focuses on using technology to connect and communicate with students and their families while engaging them in the subject of reading... Read More →
PR

Peter Richey

Teacher, Elmhurst CUSD 205


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg B

10:45am

What Can We Do For You!?
Scholarship, Mini-Grants and PD, OH MY! Join us to learn more about Illinois Computing Educators in this fun and interactive session. ICE-IL has so much more to offer than just a conference. Find out more about who we are, what we offer, our chapters and yes,  ISTE Certification! 

Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Adventure Threshold (outside Exhibit Hall)

10:45am

What's New @ Google for Edu
Please join the Google for Education team to hear about all the exciting new announcements of features and products from the last few months.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson

Google for Education Program Manager, Google
I have the privilege of working with a passionate and dedicated team evangelizing Google's vision for the teaching and learning experiences in schools throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio.Our team strategically aligns with K-12 school district leadership... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

10:45am

“From Playpen to Playground:” Using iPads in the Early Elementary Classroom
Apple believes that “Every learner is a creator” so come learn how we can make our youngest learners just that. But wait...how can we be mindful of positive early childhood development and keep iPads from being “babysitters” in the primary classroom? We will learn about research on coding, computational and design thinking and how it relates to the SAMR model of tech integration for the young learner. Discover how to create a more student-directed learning environment with apps and other non-tech devices that will engage and empower students in all aspects of the K-2 Curriculum. We will explore ways to effectively manage iPads in the classroom and learn how to make the accessibility features come alive for ALL learners. Come, think and create with us!

Presenters
avatar for Laura Montgomery

Laura Montgomery

Instructional Technology Coach, Lake Forest School District 67
Laura Montgomery is an instructional technology coach for Lake Forest School District 67. A 30-year veteran educator with experience in the elementary classroom and an instructional technology coach for K-8, Laura has been a change-agent for ed-tech and 21st Century Teaching and Learning... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Seymour

Maggie Seymour

Instructional Technology Coach, Lake Forest Schools District 67


Monday February 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Become a Google Certified Educator!
In this session, learn about the benefits of becoming a Google Certified Educator as well as the basic requirements and exam content. The overall focus of the session will be on Level 1 Certification, but a brief overview of the Level 2 and Trainer programs will also be included. Special "pro tips" for passing the test will be shared, and you'll leave with an arsenal of content to use in your classroom and a strong sense of confidence to become a Google Certified Educator!

Presenters
avatar for Megan Hacholski

Megan Hacholski

STEAM Lab Coordinator, S.E. Gross Middle School, Brookfield La Grange Park District 95


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg F

12:30pm

Evolving Meetings into Adventures
Looking to transform your staff meetings? Want new ideas to engage staff? Need to think outside of the box to be an innovator as a building leader? If so, check out this session. Ideas on how to bring engagement, hands-on learning and buy in to your staff during meetings.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Beeler

Kristin Beeler

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland District 135
Instructional technology coach who works with staff to address the needs of teachers to help them achieve the district goal of providing our students with the best 21st century learning experiences. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer.


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg E

12:30pm

Foster Creativity Through Visual Storytelling
Learn how Apple Distinguished Educators empower students to create interactive portfolios, movies, and more—with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes—using the Keynote app on iPad. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas. 

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Lill

Sarah Lill

Library/Technology Media Specialist, Gurnee District 56
Sarah Lill is a librarian, technology integration specialist and Apple Distinguished Educator. Sarah began teaching as a middle school Social Studies teacher working in the Apple Distinguished School; Viking Middle School. This 1:1 iPad device District has given Sarah the opportunity... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Aimee Redding

Aimee Redding

6th Grade Composition/Social Studies, Gurnee School District 56
Aimee Redding teaches 6th grade Composition and Social Studies in Gurnee School District 56. She is also an Apple Distinguished Educator. Her Masters degree is in Reading and she has worked as a middle school Spanish teacher and a K-5 ELL/bilingual resource teacher. Aimee has... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

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 for many years 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
avatar for Melissa Rosen

Melissa Rosen

Technology Teacher, Highland Middle School
Melissa Rosen has been teaching for 14 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... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg A

12:30pm

Literacy Meets Computer Science- Incorporating Computational Thinking in Language Arts
With an overwhelming number of ELA standards, it seems impossible to make time for computer science in the elementary classroom. However, many CS fundamental skills can be incorporated into the language arts curriculum. Using robots, students will be engaged with the ELA skills as well as learn basic CS concepts!

Presenters
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Sarah Phelps

Elementary Computer Teacher, Triad CUSD 2
I have been a teacher for the last 10 years. I have always had a passion for STEM education, and recently I became the elementary computer science teacher for our whole district. This program is fairly unique for our area, so I’ve had to do a lot of research in order to produce... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg D

12:30pm

Mass Communications Interns: Amplifying Student Voice and Positive Culture in Your School
Research shows that student voice and positive school culture are both major contributors to student and school success. Princeville Junior/Senior High School created the Mass Communications internship to continue developing both of those aspects of education in our already student-minded school. MC interns manage our website, social media accounts, create signage, report school news, create school culture initiatives, and much more. Join us to learn how your students and your school can benefit from student internships and how to get started.

Presenters
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Kelly Jenkins

Technology Coordinator, Princeville CUSD #326
I have been with the Tech Department at Princeville CUSD #326 for over 8 years and have been in my current position as Technology Coordinators for 4 years. I initiated the Technology and Mass Communications Internships at Princeville Jr/Sr High School. It is very exciting to see... Read More →
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Anne Krolicki

Anne Krolicki teaches English and mass communications classes and co-teaches an interdisciplinary English III/US history course at Princeville Junior/Senior High School, and has been teaching there since 2015. Previously, she taught advanced English and college prep writing courses... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Microsoft Office 365 - More Than Just Email!
Your Office365 portal can be used for much more than just checking your email! Learn how to use a sampling of Office365 apps: Sway (a presentation tool similar to Prezi), Forms (surveys and online quizzes), Tasks (to-do lists), Teams (hub for classrooms and groups), and OneNote (online portfolio).

Presenters
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Colleen Kaplan

Technology Integration Specialist, St. Francis High School
I am a technology integration specialist at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, IL. Prior to that, I worked as a technology integrationist for Byron CUSD #226 and as an ELA teacher at St. Therese Chinese Catholic School and Notre Dame High School for Girls. I am currently part of... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Mindful Movement
Have you heard? Sitting is the new smoking. What are students expected to do everyday? Research shows students need movement. Movement and learning are connected. Students need inviting, flexible, open, engaging, and flexible classroom environments that are conducive to learning. Purposeful movement and active student-centered instruction increases student engagement, helps students stay on-task, reduces classroom management issues, and improves students' memory and concentration. Participants will learn how to use technology to get students to move and brains working in a 21st century classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Dillard

Scott Dillard

Instructional Technology Specialist, Valley View SD 365U


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Nirvana C: Flexible Spaces Classroom by Meteor (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Moving from “One Size Fits All” PD
We don’t expect our students to match a “one size fits all” learning approach. Why do we expect our teachers to learn this way? In this session, come and learn how YOUR school’s professional development can be one that teachers actually WANT to attend.

Presenters
avatar for Pete Dulany

Pete Dulany

President / Founder, Dulany Consulting Inc.
After spending ten years as a high school math and technology teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, Pete Dulany has spent the last six years helping schools across the country reach their technology goals. Pete is a faculty member at Concordia University Chicago, a Google Certified Trainer... Read More →
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Haley Kalinichenko

Haley is a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Teacher, and loves to run hands-on and engaging professional development sessions for teachers about the best practices for using SMART Boards, iPads, and Google Suite for Education for instruction at all grade levels. Haley also shares... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg C

12:30pm

News and Media Literacy
In today’s 24/7 digital world, we have instant access to all kinds of information online. Educators need strategies to equip students with the core skills they need to think critically about today’s news & media. Join us as we look into; how where we get our news can impact our perceptions, how we can use media as a tool and not something that uses us, and how we can support our school communities navigate a media-saturated world.  We will take a dive into some of the latest research on how fake news may fool our students or even us and explore four tips to promote a foundation of news & media literacy.   You will leave with resources that you can use immediately in your classroom. 

Presenters
avatar for Jennier Ehehalt

Jennier Ehehalt

Education Program Manager, Pittsburgh, Common Sense Education
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital learning and digital citizenship among educators, students and their families. She designs and delivers professional development... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

12:30pm

Satellite Tracking, Orbits, and Modeling
Be empowered and ignite excitement with your students through the lens of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite tracking as it applies to physics, art, and mathematics. Useful and adaptable hands-on STEAM activities guide educators in orbital mechanics, orbital scale and real-time tracking of objects in LEO. Participants will track satellites in real-time and plot their progression. The position of subsequent satellite passes and the duration of the acquisition of a signal with respect to the trigonometry of the earth and a satellite's position is investigated.

Presenters
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Frances Dellutri

Deputy Manager of Education, National Space Society
As Deputy Manager of Education of SpacEdge Education (SEE), an arm of the National Space Society, I am involved in the presentation, promotion, and development of STEAM space science curriculum for K-12+. Our lessons and resources can be viewed at SEE Academy found at: https://sp... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg B

12:30pm

STEAM Scholars: Building a Creative, Progressive Curriculum for your STEAM Program
With the growing popularity of STEAM in schools, many struggle with the implementation of a creative and progressive curriculum. This session will be led by experienced STEAM educators who have been implementing this curriculum over the past 5 years. Attendees will leave with an understanding and confidence to implement STEAM into their school’s environment that allows student choice, voice, and self-directed learning.

Presenters
avatar for Christian Ball

Christian Ball

Teacher, District #109
I currently am in my 19th year of teaching in District #109. A bulk of my career was teaching science, however, I am now in my 5th year of teaching STEM and love every minute of it. Working with my fellow colleague Jon Wolfe has been an absolute blast as we are always trying to re-shape... Read More →
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Jonathan Wolfe

STEAM Facilitator, Alan B. Shepard Middle School
Jon is currently in his sixth year as the Communication Media Arts teacher at Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield, IL. Passionate about giving students a learning environment in which they can develop their passions creatively while 'failing forward' and using really cool stuff... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg G

12:30pm

Supporting Learner Agency in a Personalized Learning Environment with Google Tools
Do you believe every child deserves a personalized learning experience? Personalized learning as a strategy for instruction will provide the best opportunities for each student, but making the most of class time while students are engaged in a variety of pathways can feel overwhelming for the teacher and confusing for the students. Using Google tools, students can increase their independence while engaging in learning activities. In this session, participants will see sample Google Tools, such as Sheets, Docs, and Forms, that have been created to enhance learner agency. Participants will also have time to modify and apply existing tools in order to meet the needs of their learners.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Duffy

Jennifer Duffy

Instructional Coach, Batavia Public Schools #101
Jennifer Duffy is an Instructional Coach for Batavia Public School District. Jennifer is formerly an Instructional Technologist, Special Educator and Assistive Technologist. She believes in leveraging technology to reach all learners.
avatar for Kristen Stern

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. She received her ISTE Certification in 2019 and also has her Google Level 1 & 2 certification.
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Angie Sutherland

Educational Consultant, Sutherland Educational Services
Angie Sutherland is an Educational Consultant, a prior Instructional Technologist for Batavia School District, a Google for Education Certified Innovator, and a Google for Education Certified Trainer, an ISTE Certified Educator and Trainer, and a Seesaw Ambassador. She provides support... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Synchronous Distance Learning--Are You Ready?
Have you ever thought about expanding the walls of your classroom to include live museum visits? Have you ever considered co-teaching your course with another teacher or expert on your subject? Would your district benefit from having courses having low enrollment courses in more than one school taught by one teacher? Synchronous distance learning is the answer to these questions. Synchronous distance learning/classroom video conferencing would allow smaller school districts to share teachers to combat our teacher shortage. It could be the answer for larger districts to continue to offer low enrollment courses among buildings. High quality professional development activities without travel could remove the cost barrier for school districts. Participants will learn about the hardware and software requirements, costs, and implementation issues followed by a question and answer period.


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation

12:30pm

What's that Pear? Introduction to Pear Deck - Google Edu on Tour
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing. In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Free Pear Deck Premium Account!

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Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Bring Coding to your School with iPad
Learning to code can help students gain essential skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program from Apple that includes comprehensive curriculum to help any teacher bring coding into the classroom, no matter what their experience. In this session you’ll write your first lines of code in Swift and experience lessons on iPad that make it easy to teach, write, and learn code.

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Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Do We Need More Ed Tech?!
While blended learning offers great promise, there are no ‘silver bullets’ when it comes to adding technology in education. Change comes not from implementing technology but from helping all stakeholders use that tech to leverage educational change instead of the 'domestication' of the technology to outdated practice. This help comes in the for of ongoing, content and grade level specific training, and providing staff with the time and resources need to adapt to the new possibilities opened by educational technology and blended learning. Implementation is not just showing teachers how to use technology, rather training them to teach with it. This session will look at the body of research on educational technology implementation, the training requirements of ESSA, and provide practical steps to provide staff, students, and parents with the training they need to be successful in using educational technology.

Presenters
avatar for Philip Pulley

Philip Pulley

Teacher, Fieldcrest High School 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 have taught for six years in a 1:1 environment using the flipped classroom model. I have presented and conducted tech training at... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg A

1:45pm

Esports Scholarships
Join me and a few of our eSports athletes as we discuss electronic gaming as a form of athletics. We will discuss our experiences and opportunities to receive college scholarships for the students.

Presenters
avatar for Brock Frazier

Brock Frazier

Esports Head Coach, Massac USD#1
I am one of the lead technicians for our I.T. department in the district, I also am a head coach for our girls soccer team, assistant coach for the boys soccer team, and head coach for our esports club and teams.


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg C

1:45pm

GAME ON! How to Gamify Your Classroom & Maximize Engagement
Gamification is a hot topic - but how exactly do we do it? How do we get started? Come learn how I took the plunge in my classroom- what I learned, what I'd do again and what I'd skip - and what my students thought. You will leave with concrete ways to gamify YOUR classroom and increase engagement to extraordinary levels!

Presenters
avatar for Julie Smith

Julie Smith

professor, Webster University
Julie Smith teaches in the Media Communications Department at Webster University in St Louis. She is the author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World" and travels extensively speaking on the media, fake news, social media and classroom engagement... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Giving a "Nudge" in Teacher-Coaching
Teacher-Coaching can be a delicate balance as the shifting landscape of education and technology can just appear overwhelming to some. For those of you coaching those cautious educators who are reluctant to jump-in with both feet, we will look at ways to 'nudge' those teachers into taking a small steps forward. Sharing stories, brainstorming, and discussing some successful 'nudge' strategies will empower coaches to leave this session with tools for even the most timid.

Presenters

Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg B

1:45pm

How IKEA Can Help Remodel Your PD
IKEA didn't become a worldwide leader by doing things the same old way. They've built their business with simplicity, support, and progress in mind. Bet your PD could use some of that! Together we will look at IKEA's Vision and Culture and use it to create a new style of PD for any size district.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wielgus

Mike Wielgus

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad CUSD #2
Mike Wielgus just began his 21st year in education and third year as a full time K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. He has led technology in-service trainings in his district for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to consult and train staff in neighboring school districts... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Euphoria (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Learning Space Transformation
Education has evolved with the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are shifting our mindsets for what the 21st-century student experience looks like in the classroom, alongside the transitioning role of educational technology as a learning tool. Now, the transformation of our learning spaces is following suit. The classroom design conversation has shifted from anchor charts and word walls to the creation of active, flexible environments that facilitate the needs of collaborative learning. You will walk away from this session understanding how the learning space can actively support the 4 Cs and ed tech use in your classroom, along with strategies and resources for immediately implementing change in the learning space environment.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

K-12 Education Strategist, CDW
In my role as a K12 Education Strategist within the CDW•G organization, I act as the voice of the educator to the CDW•G K12 sales team.It is my responsibility to provide an educator’s pedagogical expertise of the benefits, challenges, and impact of technology in the classroom... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nirvana C: Flexible Spaces Classroom by Meteor (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Learning with iPad. It’s Personal! 
Learning is personal for students. How can we make it more accessible for all learners? Powerful assistive features are built into iPad to complement vision, hearing, motor skills, and literacy. Learn from Apple Distinguished Educators as they guide you through hands-on activities to enable individualized learning opportunities for students.

Moderators
avatar for Jordan Pelton

Jordan Pelton

iDirector

Presenters
avatar for Charlene Chausis

Charlene Chausis

Creativity & Innovation Specialist for Mobile Pedagogy, Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102 - Retired
Mostly retired, yet, still working to promote the learning of adults in schools. Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2003), Apple Teacher, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator.


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Let Them Speak! Take the Leap and Pass the Mic
Testing! Testing! Check 1! Check 2! Sit back, relax, and take an inspirational journey through time to explore the evolution of student voice and choice. Learn how to “reprogram” the culture of your classroom and school to embrace student voice.

Become energized and motivated to take the leap and pass the mic to your students.

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Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

1:45pm

Let's Put CS First for our Students - Google Edu on Tour
Let's get hands on and review the CS First curriculum, test drive a CS First class from a student and teacher perspective, and walk away with a plan of action and strategies for starting to teach CS First in your classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Jill Schwartzers

Jill Schwartzers

LRC Teacher
Jill Schwartzers is a Library-Media Director, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a National Board Certified Teacher. She is passionate about creating and presenting professional development that is motivating, differentiated and practical. Jill thrives on collaborating with... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Media Literacy in a World of Memes and Fake news.
Media Literacy might be the most important critical thinking skill of our time, especially in a 1:1 learning environment. What programs should we have in place to evaluate facts, identify bias and discern truth across the curriculum? This session will take a look at how we have taught media literacy in the past and the new challenges we face in teaching students who, device in hand, are connected to information at all times. Bring your devices, this session will use web-based tools and practice classroom strategies for students of all ages.

Presenters
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Senior Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 25 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. An innovator in the creation and organization of online learning... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Not Your Grandma’s Literature Class
Literature has been around for ages, but how do we make it relevant to today’s students? Start off by telling them “this is not your grandma’s English class! In this session, I’ll share how I make my English classes “lit” using a variety of tools and structures to enhance literature instruction. We’ll discuss how to get your students reading, discussing, and even rapping with passion! Through tools like Flipgrid, Twitter, WeVideo, GSuite, Makey Makey, etc., and structures like Genius Hour, Flipped Instruction, and Book Clubs, we can make literature class the most exciting, engaging class of the day!

Presenters
avatar for Traci Johnson

Traci Johnson

Traci is the IDEA 2020 Making IT Happen Award winner! Traci has been teaching high school English for 11 years. This year, she took on the role of Director of Innovation at her district, ROWVA CUSD 208. She earned her M.A. in English in 2012, and she is currently an Authorized ISTE... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg D

1:45pm

Personal Passion Projects: What an Experience!
Our school has provided student-led, project-based learning to high school students through our January Short Term (JST) program for over 45 years. Recently, we expanded JST into our middle school with P3: the Personal Passion Project. Students choose a topic and spend two periods a week on it. They use the design thinking process to create something related to their passion. We pair each with an adult expert mentor (alumni, parents, etc) so they can increase not only their knowledge of the topic, but also learn how to network with others (a valuable life skill!). Students spend one full “Experience Week” focusing on P3, culminating in our P3 Expo. In this session, you will learn about our P3 program, as well as JST, and discover how you might bring something similar to your learning environment.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Shutters

Elizabeth Shutters

Director of Curriculum & Innovation, Roycemore School
Beth Shutters is the Director of Curriculum and Innovation at Roycemore School, a small independent K-12 school in Evanston. Beth is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She especially enjoys instilling a love of lifelong learning in students and teachers. You can follow her... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg G

1:45pm

Slide Into Assessments with Google Slides!
We all know that Google Slides is an awesome presentation tool, but do you know all the amazing ways it can be used to assess student learning?

From turning traditional lecture-based lessons into engaging, interactive presentations to giving students the opportunity to get creative and demonstrate their own learning, Google Slides is an extremely versatile tool for the classroom. Best of all, it’s free!

In this session, participants will learn to harness the power of Google Slides Add-ons to turn presentations into interactive formative assessments.

We will also explore many creative ways that teachers can have students use Google Slides to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals.

Educators will leave this session with a number of practical, easy-to-implement ideas for assessment in their classrooms using Google Slides.

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy Wickham

Jeremy Wickham

Coordinator of Academic Technology, Zion Elementary School District 6
Jeremy is a Google for Education Certified Trainer with eleven years of experience integrating technology into the classroom. He enjoys helping students from all backgrounds learn the future ready skills to make them successful in school and beyond. He has previous experience working... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Still Using Microsoft in a Google World?
You don’t have to choose. Microsoft and Google can coexist and you can have the best of both worlds. This presentation will provide you with practical tips, tricks, and technologies that will help you easily navigate between these two seemingly different worlds. So your district is “all in” with the Google ecosystem for your students and Chromebooks are your one to one device of choice? We will discuss methods for how you can navigate through these seemingly very different systems.

Presenters

Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg F

1:45pm

Tech Successes and Failures: Fostering a Growth Mindset in EdTech
Like many things in education, technology use doesn't always go as planned. Whether it's technical error or user error, it's what we do when it goes awry that matters. This session will explore problem solving techniques for teachers as well as coaching strategies for leaders to promote a growth mindset when #technologyfails.

Presenters
avatar for Natalie Perry

Natalie Perry

Assistant Principal/ Technology Integration Specialist, Farmington CUSD #265


Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg E

3:00pm

Apple in Education- What’s New for Teachers
For 40 years, Apple has worked alongside some of the most innovative educators and schools around the world to build products, tools, and curriculum that ignite the creativity in every learner. Come get inspired by drawing tools, curriculum and more, designed specifically for educators. 

Presenters

Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

3:00pm

Breakout of GSuite! - How to “Break In” Staff
Learn how using a digital breakout deepened the District teachers’ understanding and comfort using Gsuite in their classroom and helped them grasp the value of Google Suite in their work-life. Although we had been offering sessions on GSuite for the past five years, the teachers learned more about GSuite during this breakout than in any previous PD session. Teacher teams completed challenges in Docs, Drawings, Forms, and Slides in order to unlock digital clues. The last clue led to a physical lock box to the Breakout of GSuite! In the session, we will share how we differentiated teams, the breakout process used, as well as templates, tips, and enticements. If you have never tried a breakout, this is an easy and exciting one to use. We will walk you through the steps and discuss ways that it can be tailored to any content area.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Adams

Michelle Adams

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Northbrook School District 27
Instructional Technology Coordinator at Northbrook School District 27.
avatar for Kathy Wegley

Kathy Wegley

Instructional Tech Coordinator, Northbrook 27
Instructional Technology Coordinator at Northbrook School District 27. Interested in all kinds of technology, especially K-8 classroom uses. SMART Certified Trainer, Google Certified Teacher. District 27 is a Google Apps 1:1 school district using student Chromebooks; take home 6-8... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg C

3:00pm

Connect while Staying Connected: Supporting relationships with technology in early childhood
Explore how young children learn best with technology using current research, recommendations, and policy statements. Join Erikson Institute’s Technology in Early Childhood Center to understand how to use tangible technology and digital media to support early connections and relationships. Take home ideas on how to prioritize social and emotional learning with technology tools in your classroom.

Participants will be guided through an investigation into how technology and digital media play a role in early social and emotional development. The National Associate for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)/ Fred Rogers Center joint position statement, Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 (2012) and the LEGO Play Well Report (2018) will be highlighted and will support the participants understanding of technology and digital media use with young children.

Presenters
avatar for Jenna Herdzina

Jenna Herdzina

Program Manager, Erikson Institute
Technology and digital media, early childhood development, civic identity development, social justice and equity!


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg F

3:00pm

Ditch Your Multiple Choice Exam: Using Makerspace Projects as Final Exams
This session will detail how a makerspace was leveraged to differentiate assessment and increase engagement in a high school, cross categorical special education classroom with struggling readers. This session will focus on explaining the use of a makerspace project as a final exam for any content area. Participant will see examples of student projects as well as obtain an overview of why this approach was chosen and how it was graded. Students utilized student choice to demonstrate their understanding of literacy skills and strategies taught throughout the semester.

Presenters
avatar for Kara Kennedy

Kara Kennedy

Special Education Teacher, Leyden District 212
I have experience teaching students from kindergarten through seniors in high school at various ability levels for 8 years. I have taught honors, on-level readers, struggling readers, and students with disabilities at the high school, middle school, and elementary level. I hold endorsements... Read More →



Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg B

3:00pm

Get Hyper with HyperDrawings
Create amazing flipped or blended learning materials with Google Drawings ! The students can demonstrate understanding, solve problems and create screencasts on the drawing canvas. Students can self-assess and reflect upon their learning in an embedded Google form . Teachers write directions, embed YouTube videos and give assignments in the blank space next to the canvas. Avoid scrolling through several pages in a HyperDoc by creating a one page HyperDrawing! This is a must have tool in the classroom, don’t miss out !

The use of HyperDrawings will allow coaches to show teachers how to collect and analyze student data, interpret data and improve instruction through embedded Google Forms. Coaches and teachers will be able to see and hear a student explain their work on the Google Drawings Canvas via pictures of student work, screencasts and/or voice recordings. Students will be able to construct the knowledge that they display from YouTube videos and online resources embedded on the HyperDrawings by the teacher

Presenters
avatar for Tina Sabatello

Tina Sabatello

Chemistry Teacher, Maine East HS
"Tina Sabatello has been teaching chemistry at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL since 1992. She also has taught at the community college level, served as an SAT II Chemistry Test Developer and published a study guide for AP Chemistry. Her online publication for AACT showcases... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

3:00pm

Innovation and Creation Across Content Areas
This session will provide a variety ways to include innovation and creation in all content areas. These activities embedding technology will engage students and provide opportunities for collaboration, higher level thinking and problem solving that can be implemented in the classroom right away.

Presenters
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Sheila Ruh

Media Specialist/Tech Facilitator, Westmont Junior High
I have been a Media Specialist for the past thirteen years and I love it! This is my 5th year in CUSD201 at Westmont Junior High School. I have a post graduate degree in Technology in Education from National-Louis University. I enjoy working with teachers to embed technology and innovation... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Sejnost

Sherry Sejnost

Media Specialist, Scott School


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nirvana C: Flexible Spaces Classroom by Meteor (2nd Floor)

3:00pm

Lighting a Spark - Creative Student Voice
Creative student voice activities can be essential parts of any classroom learning experience. When students engage in exploring and creating visuals the research shows that learning sticks. This session will introduce and explore Adobe Spark Pages, Posts, and Videos. Attendees will learn about Adobe Spark and have a chance to explore the resource as they design visuals that could be used in their classrooms the next day. Join us as we explore how Adobe Spark can support and engage all learners.

Presenters
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Steve Wick

Science Teacher & Instructional Technology Coordinator, Indian Prairie 204
\"Even if you fall on your face, you\'re still moving forward.\" - Victor KiamI am a lifelong learner who is always looking for resources and ideas to grow as a teacher and a learner. My focus as a learner is connected to the 4Cs, Student Voice, Student Choice, Curiosity, Inquiry... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg D

3:00pm

Photo Walk: Manipulating Light and Shadows 
Join Apple and learn how to capture stunning images using various light sources on this photo walk. We’ll share editing techniques to enhance your photos, and show you how to capture great photos in low light. Discover how to incorporate shadows for contrast and an artful feel. 

Presenters

Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

3:00pm

Saving Time with Google Add-Ons & Extensions!
Time is easily an educator's most valuable resource, and with the help of Google Add-ons & Extensions, time is exactly what you can save. This session will hi-light several Google Extensions & Google Add-ons that are classroom appropriate and useful for both teachers and students. Everything from a photo library and template gallery for Google Slides to a permanent clipboard of comments for Google Docs will be explored and demonstrated, and participants will leave with ideas for how they can start saving precious time!

Presenters
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Kerri Young

Digital Literacy Teacher, Marion Unit #2
Kerri Young is a digital literacy teacher in the Southern Illinois community of Marion. She is currently in her 15th year of teaching and loves introducing her primary students to the wonderful world of technology. Prior to this assignment, she taught one year of 4th/5th grade reading... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

3:00pm

Shift your Districts EdTech into Gear-A Team Approach to Transforming Learning
By taking a team approach to providing and supporting educational technology resources, Lindsey, a digital learning coach, and Cody, an IT director, are all gas and no brake when it comes to transforming learning in their school district. This dynamic duo has put a unique spin on the Future Ready initiative making it more inclusive for staff and making the goal of a digital learning culture more attainable. Come and learn how you too can put the pedal to the medal and move your district forward through the Future Ready process.

Presenters
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Lindsey Lox

Digital Learning Coach, Illini Bluffs School District
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Cody Martzluf

Director of Technology, Illini Bluffs #327


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg E

3:00pm

Spark Learning with Adobe on Chromebooks - Google Edu on Tour
Adobe Spark is a free digital tool that uses photos, videos and text to tell a story as a movie! When students create they synthesize their understanding and demonstrate their learning. We can empower our students with a simple to use tool to amplify their voice and tell their own stories or the stories that need to be told. Join us for a hands on session where you'll experience Adobe Spark on a Chromebook.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

3:00pm

Teens, Twitter, and the Times: Teaching Controversial Topics to Teens
How do you bring current and controversial topics into your classroom and help your students process and understand the events in the world around them? This session will look at ways to bring current and controversial issues and events into the classroom though both social media and mainstream media. Talking about these events can cause arguments, raise voices, and get your students fired up but it will also engage them with the issues that will make them informed and active participants in a democratic society

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Jr/Sr High School History, ROWVA CUSD 208
I have taught for 15 years as a social studies teacher at ROWVA Jr/Sr High School where I have helped to support educational technology across the grades. I am on the Future Ready PD and curriculum committees, a former president of entICE, and a McCormick Foundation Civics Mentor... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

3:00pm

Transdigital Lessons: Infusing Creativity Across Traditional and Digital Methods
The transdigital approach merges both traditional and digital methods across physical and digital spaces. Our iPad art room allows students to make art physically then extend the learning digitally. Explore ways to infuse creativity into your classroom to implement engaging ideas, expand your curriculum, and make meaningful connections with Make it and Move it designs, holograms, AR, rotoscope, unusual green screen effects, stop motion, and animated gifs in both physical and digital ways. You’ll see how students can haunt their classroom with ghosts that lift off their screen, make robots that blink and sputter to life, create a lip-sync animation over a video, and magically jump into artwork. Dive into my 240+ STEAM art lessons from my award-winning classroom and be sure to download the HP Reveal App (then follow Fuglefunart) so you can experience first hand some exciting ARt that moves with Augmented Reality.

Presenters
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Tricia Fuglestad

K-5 Art w/ MATL in Technology Integration, Dryden Elementary School
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT, is the K-5 art teacher  at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. with a masters in  K-12 technology integration.  Tricia has been recognized for her innovative teaching in 2010 with the PBS Teachers Innovation Award, won Illinois Art Teacher... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg G

3:00pm

Transforming Libraries and Classrooms Into Flexible Learning Spaces and Igniting Innovation
This session will demonstrate the visionary leadership behind transforming school spaces into optimal learning environments, the transcendent schools visioning workshop, as well as the tenets of design thinking in order to understand the "why" behind transforming classrooms and learning spaces.

Presenters
avatar for Phil Hintz

Phil Hintz

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


Monday February 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg A
 
Tuesday, February 26
 

8:00am

#Screencastify Your Learning in G Suite - Google Edu on Tour
Blended and flipped instruction set students free to take charge of their own learning. Screencastify and Google Classroom are the perfect marriage to allow students to gain independence and explore learning on their own. Come explore in a hands on session and experience the dynamic learning that takes place when these two tools collide.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

8:00am

3-2-1...Action! It’s time for Your Student-Lead Morning News Broadcast!
Create a feeling of culture and community among your students, teachers and parents by creating, student-lead, weekly news broadcast with the option to go LIVE. Highcrest Middle School used to just have a teacher driven, student-anchored, weekly news broadcast featuring the pledge, announcements and mini features. We have since TRANSFORMED this broadcast to be aired LIVE and to be student-lead and student-driven. Join us to learn about our journey. We will be providing step-by-step directions and resources for you to get your morning news off the ground.

Presenters
avatar for Maayan Sloan

Maayan Sloan

Technology Integration, Highcrest Middle school
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Samantha Smith

Technology Integration, Wilmette Public Schools District 39


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Schaumburg C

8:00am

BreakoutEDU: Illinois
BreakoutEDU is an immersive game that will have all students working collaborating, thinking critically, problem-solving, and using their creativity to troubleshoot. Breakouts encompass many concepts and strategies of 21st Century teaching and learning as students try to solve a series of subject related puzzles in order to open a locked box. What’s in it? Come find out! Can YOU Break Out?

Presenters
avatar for Annmarie Clasky

Annmarie Clasky

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lincoln Elementary, River Forest SD 90
Annmarie is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Lincoln Elementary in River Forest, IL. She received her Masters in Education from National Louis University and has been a CPS classroom teacher for grades 4, 5, and 6 and has also taught in the computer lab grades K-8. She loves... Read More →
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Taneesha Thomas

Instructional Technology Specialist, River Forest School District #90
Taneesha A. Thomas, MS. ED, is a certified Instructional Technologist, a Google Trainer, an Apple Teacher, an EdTech national presenter, as well as CEO of Flutter Tech LLC. She serves as a captain for Chicago’s Google Education Group, she has also presented at EdTechTeam Summits... Read More →



Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Innovation

8:00am

Connecting Students Globally to Spread Student Voice
As the world becomes increasingly connected, how do we harness this power in our classrooms to enhance learning while preparing students for this connected world? Along with enhancing academic writing and speaking skills, connecting students helps develop empathy for others and allows them to learn first hand about cultures around the world while sharing their ideas and gaining new perspective from others. Learn simple ways to connect students with others across the globe.

Presentation Resources


Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Lehotsky

Jennifer Lehotsky

Instuctional Coach
Jenny is an instructional coach in Downers Grove School District 58. She has over 15 years of teaching experience in science and reading in a 1:1 environment. She has spent many of these years incorporating STEM and aligning NGSS and CCSS. She received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

8:00am

Design Meetings that don't have Teachers Grading in the Back of the Room
In this workshop, participants will explore how to design better learning experiences for adults. We will dig into the design, the environment and the interactions of meetings. How do you stay organized? How do you stay on track? How do you reflect on the experiences? Upon leaving this workshop, learners will say - I get it!

Presenters
avatar for Kim Darche

Kim Darche

Instructional Coach
Kim Darche is a learner above all else and enjoys sharing her learningdiscoveries with other teachers, students, and administration! As an Instructional Learning Coach from Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences, she has been lucky enough to spread that learning... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Schaumburg B

8:00am

Esports in Education
What is Esports and does it belong in Education. 

Presenters
avatar for Joe McAllister

Joe McAllister

Education Esports Expert, CDW-G
I have worked with 250 schools around the world on esports in education. I help schools with What is esports?, Why would we do this in school?, How do we get started? and How do we build a program to last.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

8:00am

Idioms? Piece of Cake With Concept Maps, Games, and More
Are you at your wits end teaching idioms? With Idioms as the sample topic, the presenters will discuss the importance of developing the nuances of learning the English language with even our youngest learners. We will then explore the areas of BrainPOP ELL that teachers can use to engage students with animated movies, games, concept maps, and more. In addition to all the features that we know and love about BrainPOP, the icing on the cake is that BrainPOP ELL differentiates for each students needs and journey to English language acquisition. Don’t miss the boat! Get on board and teach language and content with fun, creative tools and resources. Note: While many of these tools are free to all, like GameUP, others require a BrainPOP or BrainPOP ELL subscription.

Presenters
avatar for Jasmine Myalil

Jasmine Myalil

EL/Bilingual Specialist, Arlington Heights School 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... Read More →
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Vicky Stella

Arlington Heights School District #25
Vicky has been a teacher in Arlington Heights District 25 for the past 26 years, teaching in the intermediate grades. Vicky is currently the Student Learning Coach at Windsor School, where she assists teachers in integrating the elements of Personalized Learning into their curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Knowledge

8:00am

Inspiring Young Learners to Get Started with Code 
Technology has changed the world we live in, and learning how it works is fundamental. Coding is an essential skill that teaches problem-solving, develops teamwork, and inspires creativity. Learn from Apple Distinguished Educators who will share how they engage elementary students in the world of coding with cross-curricular lessons and the Everyone Can Code resources designed for teachers.

Moderators
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Cindy Crannell

STEM teacher, River Forest Public School District
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she started her career as an elementary classroom teacher. After taking a few years off to start a family, she moved outside of the U.S.and has lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands, West Midlands of U.K., Dubai, United Arab Emirates and London, U.K. When... Read More →
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Nancy Gadzala

weCreate Lab Facilitator/ MRC Director, CCSD181
Nancy is the weCreate Lab Facilitator and MRC Director at Madison School in Hinsdale. A former 5th grade teacher who utilized a flexible classroom environment, engaged students in collaborative, creative learning with 1:1 iPads, and spearheaded a STEAM program for all grade levels... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Karrin Burns

Karrin Burns

3rd Grade Teacher, River Forest SD 90
Karrin Burns is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and novice iOS app developer. She is a Grade 3 teacher at Lincoln School in River Forest, Illinois. Karrin enjoys using inquiry-based learning and design-thinking in her classroom to maximize student learning as well as encourage... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

8:00am

Interns, Broadcasts, and Tweets, Oh My!
At #rowvastrong, we’re small but mighty! With help from our student social media interns, we have gone from almost no social media presence 4 years ago to a brand that defines our school and allows us to reach and interact with students, parents, community members, and schools across the country. Come to our session to hear about building your school's brand from three perspectives: student social media intern, social media director, and superintendent. We’ll share tips on how to build your school’s brand and tell your story!

Presenters
avatar for Traci Johnson

Traci Johnson

Traci is the IDEA 2020 Making IT Happen Award winner! Traci has been teaching high school English for 11 years. This year, she took on the role of Director of Innovation at her district, ROWVA CUSD 208. She earned her M.A. in English in 2012, and she is currently an Authorized ISTE... Read More →
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Joe Sornberger

I am the superintendent at ROWVA #208 in Oneida, Illinois. This is my 8th year as a superintendent and my 16th year in education. Our small, rural school district prides itself on academic excellence and innovation. ROWVA is a Future Ready School District. I would love to share our... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Schaumburg D

8:00am

Learning + Space = Redesigning Spaces that Reflect our Vision for Learning
What story about learning should our facilities communicate? Do the spaces students are educated in impact learning? What features in an environment impact learning most? What if we looked at spaces through a child’s eye and let them write the story? How can a change in spaces be collaborative and incremental? What happens when you engage a system in inquiry around these questions?

In this session, we will share our district’s journey rethinking learning spaces towards creating environments that are “adaptable and functional, inviting and comfortable, learner and learning centered.” Through modeling the way we used an inquiry process and design thinking principles to redesign library and classroom spaces, participants will walk away with both readily applicable zero cost ideas AND big picture process ideas for making future systemic changes.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Engle

Brian Engle

Executive Director of Educational Technology, Glenview School District 34
Father, Educator, Innovator, Inquiry Focused - Continually expanding available opportunities to all young learners, preparing them for a world that is constantly evolving. Developing students that are: Curious, Resilient, Problem Solvers, Collaborators, Critical Thinkers, Creative... Read More →
avatar for Alison Keller

Alison Keller

Instructional Innovation Specialist, Lyon School, Glenview D34
Alison Keller is an educator in both K-12 and higher education settings. She is especially interested in professional learning, creativity and critical thinking, arts integration, and using technology to make learning more authentic and meaningful. Alison is currently an Instructional... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Schaumburg A

8:00am

Making Sense of Instructional Leadership
School leaders - teachers and administrators alike - struggle with the living out the ideal that is being an instructional leader. This session works to de-mystify this complex charge educational leaders feel compelled to carry forward. With a direct and though-provoking delivery style participants are sure to leave with their paradigms shifted.

Presenters
avatar for PJ Caposey

PJ Caposey

Superintendent, Meridian CUSD 223
Dr. PJ Caposey is an award-winning principal and Superintendent who is an expert in teacher evaluation, school culture, personalized learning, and student voice. PJ has published three books in the last few years, with three more coming out in the next 18 months. He is a sought after... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Schaumburg E

8:00am

Nearpodizing Math Problem Solving with the Three Reads Strategy
We will explore the Three Reads Strategy and how to use Nearpod to break down math problem solving activities. Using this close reading strategy to gain a strong understanding of a complex math problem or task can aid learners in slowing down and persevering through rigorous material.

Presenters
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Anne Kasa

Instructional Coach, Troy CCSD 30c
I am currently enjoying life as an instructional coach for Troy 30c in an elementary building. In the past, I have been a reading specialist, primary, intermediate, and middle school classroom teacher. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time traveling with my husband, seeing live... Read More →



Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

8:00am

Old School Games used in a Techy Way
Want to find a way to spice up the lessons in your classroom? Come see how to incorporate old school games like Chutes and Ladders or Candyland as an interactive board game using Google Slides. The interactive game allows for a student paced environment, increased student engagement, and scaffolding. This can be adapted for any grade level and subject.

Presenters
avatar for Kari Moulton

Kari Moulton

Educational Technology Coach, Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53
Kari has been incorporating technology in her classroom for the past ten years. Starting with smartboards in the classroom to now 1:1 devices, Kari is constantly looking for ways to engage her students in technology. A technology leader in her district; leading various trainings for... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

8:00am

One Notebook to rule them all: How OneNote Class Notebook changes the scope of learning around the world
How can students collaborate, design, construct, plan, and curate in a tool that provides the features and options to be successful? — by using OneNote Class Notebook! With a teacher-guided framework that allows for content distribution, grading, LMS integration, and quick feedback cycles, OneNote Class Notebook is changing the scope of learning in classrooms around the world. 

Presenters
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Schaumburg H Partner Room

8:00am

Reading Comprehension and Digital Text: Striking a Balance Between Print and Electronic Formats
Digital texts are a great way to inspire students of all ages and abilities about literature and language. They attract and motivate kids to read and offer benefits to reluctant and struggling readers, special needs students, and English language learners. How do we strike a balance between traditional print format and digital texts? This session will examine why educators should teach digital format while providing a primer on how to read, understand, and teach the unique structure of the digital text format and tools.

Presenters
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Stacey Lang

Library Information Specialist, Barrington CUSD220
I am celebrating my 20th year as a library information specialist! For the past 14 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... Read More →
avatar for Amy Rolain

Amy Rolain

Teacher Librarian, Barrington 220
For the past fourteen 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... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Schaumburg G

8:00am

Redefining a Culture of Reading
The library is the heart of a school community and sets the tone for the entire building! I will showcase successful steps I’ve taken to reignite a culture of reading in my own school, such as connecting students with authors, hosting events to bring people into the library, and promoting district-wide reading initiatives. Technology helps maximize our time and ability to reach students, so I will share internet tools I use to organize popular book challenges, and talk about how I utilize social media and videos to get kids excited about reading.

Presenters
avatar for Clare Lund

Clare Lund

K-8 District Librarian, Gower 62


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Connection

8:00am

Sketch Walk: Observations Drawings 
Join Apple for an inspiring walk on sketching the people, objects, and places around you on iPad Pro using Apple Pencil. We’ll practice basic techniques, and share tips on how to observe and draw what you see.

Presenters

Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

8:00am

Students will make 3D Video Games
3D Video Game Design is Fun! You will make your first video game (in 3D) similar to the Classic Arcade hit "Frogger". You will creative problem solving skills, use logic, and programming. YOUR game. YOUR world. YOUR rules. 3D Video Game Design meet and exceed skill mastery outlined in NETS, FITs, Common Core, and even the new Emerging Science Standards. Anyone can create a 3D Game!

Presenters
avatar for JOSHUA ELISCU

JOSHUA ELISCU

Joshua Eliscu was named TOP 40 Innovators of Technology in 2013 by Center for Digital Education. As Director of Instructional Technology, Joshua Eliscu has revolutionized Lindop School District upgraded the district networks’ wireless access points, Internet data transfer speed... Read More →



Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Imagination

8:00am

ThreeD with the ThreeRD, if third graders can do it so can you!
How to get third graders excited about millimeters and inches? How to motivate them to solve a problem with many solutions? Make a plan, learn new computer skills and apply them to a real life result? Use a 3D printer! We gave them lessons on Tinkercad and developed the steps and measurements they needed for their own personal bubble blower design and each and every student succeeded.

Presenters
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Kayli Elliott

Third Grade Teacher
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Dayna Perkins

Technology Aide, Mahomet Seymour School District
I am a tech teacher, I teach third through fifth grade. I enjoy coding, 3D printing, Green screen, Virtual Reality, G suite, and fun.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Euphoria (2nd Floor)

8:00am

Transforming Reading and Writing Workshop in the Primary Classroom for 21st Century Learners

Participants will learn ways to balance and integrate technology, purposeful play and personalized learning effectively during reading and writing workshop to enhance the 4 C’s. During this session teachers will share the positive transformation of their classrooms after going 1:1 and using Google Classroom and Seesaw for schools. Your school does not have to be 1:1 to benefit from this session.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Schaumburg F

9:15am

Building a Student Social Media Team at Your School
Creating a social media team at your school might be a new concept, but kids have been creating content for their schools in the yearbook, journalism class, or for the school newspaper. Followers find social media posts created by students to be much more interesting and engaging.

Active engagement on school social media accounts is a great benefit for schools. It keeps the community involved and up to date on activities. It allows the school to share pictures and comment on what is going on at school and school events. It builds interest for potential students and parents. Schools are starting to use student social media teams to create the content and posts that can safely go on the school's social media.

Presenters
avatar for Taylor Siebert

Taylor Siebert

Co-Founder, Class Intercom
Helping schools manage their social media in one place. Create, moderate and publish social media content for your school. Built for teachers, administrators and students to safely help capture every story.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg F

9:15am

Classroom Monitor to Learning Enabler - Using Hapara Highlights to Strengthen Teaching and Learning
Keep your eyes on the "road" and not on your screen! Did you know that Hapara Highlights enables you to be a more effective educator by taking away many of the tedious tasks that you normally would focus on? In this session, you'll not only learn more about the new features released with the latest Highlights update, but you'll also engage in collaborative conversation on how we can more effectively use highlights to enhance student learning through transformative teaching with technology.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Deleon

Mike Deleon

Instructional Technology Specialist, Valley View School District 365U
Mike de Leon is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Valley View School District 365U in Bolingbrook and Romeoville, IL. He is primarily tasked with providing professional learning opportunities for 6-12+ educators to create the best possible learning environments for their students... Read More →

Partners
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Hāpara

9, Hāpara
Hapara enables educators to create visible, differentiated and focused learning experiences with G Suite for Education. Our instructional management suite helps teachers see student efforts across G Suite applications, support collaborative assignments, encourage real-time engagement... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg H Partner Room

9:15am

Connect With Other Classrooms...Across the Hall or Across the Globe!
Communication and collaboration are necessary skills both in the classroom and in the real world. An elementary teacher and instructional tech coach have teamed up to share their experiences connecting with other classrooms. We’ll talk about all aspects of our journey, from how to find a suitable partner teacher to what technology works best to the pedagogical benefits of making connections with peers who are outside the walls of your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Alison Mahoney

Alison Mahoney

Tech Integration Specialist, D23 Prospect Heights
Alison Mahoney has been an instructional tech coach for seven years. She is currently in District 23, Prospect Heights. Alison works with teachers and students in grades 3-5 which includes both 1:1 and shared iPads. Working with teachers to plan lessons and then helping in the classroom... Read More →



Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

9:15am

Engaging Educators in Anytime, Anywhere Relationship-Centered Professional Learning
Engaging educators in online, asynchronous conversations has the potential to increase access to professional learning and help educators see themselves as resources for their peers. But how do you bring educators into the online space and ensure conversations are reciprocal and meaningful? Protocols! Come learn and practice core protocols for facilitating online conversations that build relationships between educators and encourage peer feedback. We will explore how online spaces can be welcoming places for sharing, supporting, and challenging each other as part of a reflective, collaborative instructional practice. All the protocols we will experience can be adapted for classroom use with students and will work with a range of digital tools.

Presenters
avatar for Mindy Gold

Mindy Gold

Consultant & Coach, EdtechMMG
Relationships are at the center of my work. I focus on building relationships between people and concepts in online and blended learning spaces as a foundation for growth. I founded EdtechMMG, an educational technology consultancy, to elevate the integration of digital technologies... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg C

9:15am

Enhance Instruction for ELs with Tech

Do you need a “virtual” backpack of tech tools that will help support your EL’s language growth? Back by popular demand, come and collaborate with ESL/Bilingual teachers that think outside the box at this standing room only ICE 2017 presentation! During this session, teachers will acquire a "virtual" backpack of tech resources to use with ELs that provide practice and production 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 School District #25
EL / Bilingual Specialist for 16 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 School 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... Read More →
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Amy Welzenbach

EL Resource Teacher, Arlington Heights School District #25


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg B

9:15am

Everyone Needs a Coach: Fostering instructional innovation through the Dynamic Learning Project
As schools acquire technology, a Digital Use Divide is emerging demonstrating gaps in how effectively it is used. Many don’t have access to powerful instructional technology coaching. The Dynamic Learning Project addresses this by creating a replicable coaching program. This session will share strategies, lessons, and resources for powerful coaching.

The challenge addressed is fostering school change througheffective coaching, specifically addressing the digital use divide. Research has shown that despite having access to devices, low-income schools often demonstrate less powerful use of these tools. This has been correlated to a lack of in-school support, or coaching, for teachers to understand how to leverage technology to positively and powerfully impact student learning. This session will explore this challenge and introduce the methods utilized in the pilot year of the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP). This is a collaborative effort funded by Google and led by EdTechTeam with research by Digital Promise. The program brought full-year, school-based coaches into 100 U.S. public schools during the 2016-2018 school years. DLP provided ongoing training and support for the coaches through a mentorship program. They received structures, strategies and training on how to effectively support their teachers.

By the end of this panel, participants will learn about:
Why is coaching so critical to school change and innovation?
How can you launch a coaching program in your school / district?
How can you fund coaches when there isn’t an existing budget?
What are some important features of a successful coaching program?
What trends / patterns did you see when it came to effective coaching methods?
What are some challenges / pitfalls of innovative coaching?
What makes an effective coach? What advice do you have for teachers transitioning from the classroom to the coaching role?
How can principals and district leaders support an effective coaching program?

Presenters
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Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, working on diversity and equity in education initiatives and the author of Courageous Edventures. She is also the co-founder and president of the non-profit The Student Voice Foundation, whose mission is to encourage and... Read More →
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Dee Lanier

Program Coordinator, EdTechTeam
Originally from Southern California, “Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

9:15am

Expanding beyond the classroom with ebooks
Learn how leading schools are taking a holistic approach with digital content to support student achievement anytime, anywhere. We'll also cover how the new Sora reading app can serve as an invaluable portal to your public library's digital collection for greater reading and learning opportunities.

Presenters
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OverDrive Education

OverDrive
OverDrive Education delivers a central digital content solution for K-12 that includes digital curriculum, novels, professional development and more. Meet all your content needs with digital versions of books you have in print to achieve curriculum and instruction goals. Students... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Serenity (2nd floor)

9:15am

Innovator's Fair - Immersing Students in Design Thinking
The Innovator's Fair is an immersive, two week long, design thinking project for our 4th graders. Come learn what the LAUCH Design Thinking process is, how we created an immersive experience for our students to culminate their elementary school years, and what steps you can take to bring it to your own school. We will share our stories, student projects, and resources to help you get started planning your own version of the Innovator's Fair for this school year!

Presenters
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Bonny Skutch

Differentiation Support Teacher, Central School
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Lauren Wysocke

Technology Teacher, Wilmette Public School District 39
Lauren Wysocke (@iTeacherLauren) is a K-4 Tech Teacher at Central Elementary School in Wilmette, IL. She is a district leader in promoting the concept of a Learning Commons, which combines the Technology, Library, and Makerspace programs into an innovative and unified learning environment... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg D

9:15am

PD Squared - Pear Deck for Professional Development - Google Edu on Tour
There’s no denying that capturing and maintaining the attention of a roomful of energized teachers can be a daunting task. Especially when most of them are itching to work in their classrooms rather than sit in a mandatory PD session. And really, who can blame them? But with Pear Deck you can engage your staff the same way they can engage their classes, all while delivering vital information and engaging them in meaningful conversation. Join us for a hands on session to find out how!

Presenters

Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

9:15am

Systemic Change and Stronger Communication
Join us to explore our journey as a district into our systemic shift to Personalized Professional Learning for our teachers. Learn how stress was drastically reduced, while strategic initiatives and outcomes were markedly increased. With the help of an organized system and clear communication, we will give you strategies and ideas to implement in your own school/district.

Presenters
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Renee Fitzsimmons

Director of Innovation, Lake Forest Schools
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Amy Lamberti

Inquiry and Innovation Teaching & Learning Facilitator, Lake Forest School District 67
Amy Lamberti is an Inquiry and Innovation Teaching & Learning Facilitator for grades K-8 in Lake Forest School District 67. She loves being an educator who collaborates with others. Amy is a relationship builder and strategic thinker that strives to influence others. She is known... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg E

9:15am

The Apple Accessible School Playground Hosted by Apple Distinguished Educators
Visit the Apple Accessible School Playground to experience hands-on activities with Apple Distinguished Educators to create content and design engaging learning experiences. Come explore how Apple technology can enable and empower students of all ages—with every type of learning style and ability—to explore and open new doors to create, collaborate, and communicate.

Presenters
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Karrin Burns

3rd Grade Teacher, River Forest SD 90
Karrin Burns is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and novice iOS app developer. She is a Grade 3 teacher at Lincoln School in River Forest, Illinois. Karrin enjoys using inquiry-based learning and design-thinking in her classroom to maximize student learning as well as encourage... Read More →
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Cindy Crannell

STEM teacher, River Forest Public School District
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she started her career as an elementary classroom teacher. After taking a few years off to start a family, she moved outside of the U.S.and has lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands, West Midlands of U.K., Dubai, United Arab Emirates and London, U.K. When... Read More →
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Nancy Gadzala

weCreate Lab Facilitator/ MRC Director, CCSD181
Nancy is the weCreate Lab Facilitator and MRC Director at Madison School in Hinsdale. A former 5th grade teacher who utilized a flexible classroom environment, engaged students in collaborative, creative learning with 1:1 iPads, and spearheaded a STEAM program for all grade levels... Read More →
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Jordan Pelton

iDirector
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Luis Perez

Inclusive Learning Consultant, Eye on Access
Luis Pérez is a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials at CAST. In this role, he promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

9:15am

The World in Your Classroom: Authentic Experiences in Global Learning
Use technology to bring the world to your classroom, engaging students with authentic, meaningful projects that will light up learning. Young people are growing up in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Students need global awareness, international collaboration, and an understanding of different cultures and world issues to be successful in the world today.

Presenters
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Tracy Crowley

Information Literacy Specialist, Wheeling CCSD21
Tracy Crowley is an instructional leader with a passion for deep student engagement, student directed learning, and innovative instructional practices. She has experience with elementary, middle school, staff development, and administrative experiences. Currently, Tracy is the district-wide... Read More →
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Jodi Greenspan

Information Literacy Coach, Holmes Middle School- Community Consolidated School District 21
I have worked in a culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse school and school district for over 20 years. in my present position as a Information Learning Coach. My love for technology lies in helping students to find their voice, share their voice, interests, and learning... Read More →
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Erica Shidle

Info Lit Coach, CCSD 21
I have helped integrate technology into the middle school curriculum for over 20 years. My current focus is to encourage student work that impacts the world.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg G

9:15am

Using 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
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Garnet Hillman

Garnet is an educational consultant and author who has extensively researched and implemented standards based learning, assessment, and grading. She spent three years as an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois and fifteen years in the classroom as a World... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

9:15am

Virtual Field Trips and Distant Mentors
We use our computers for a lot of things, but not often for the thing they do best--communicate! Kids type, google, and play games, but they don’t get to see the incredible opportunities offered by our ability to communicate with people a world--or a state--away.

Attend this workshop and walk away with a list of resources for virtual field trips and mentorship opportunities. These include connections to scientists, authors, and journalists as well as other classrooms.

Work with fellow teachers to develop standards-based lessons that take advantage of connections to far-away people and places.

Presenters
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Janis Michael

Teacher, Avoca West School
Janis is a fourth-grade teacher at Avoca West School in Glenview. She's a former programmer, former editor, former waitress, and a former specialist on concepts of mind and body in 18th-century Chinese traditional medicine because she really loves studying hopelessly obscure topi... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg A

9:15am

VR and AR: Experience It For Yourself
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, experience it for yourself, because experience is knowledge. Once you have, you’ll get the connection, see the vision, and join the cause. Time, effort, and resources saved makes this workshop worth the experience. After the experience, get ready to create your own realities that foster inquiry and critical thinking.
Participants will be able to: Lead their students on a virtual tour that will provide students an immersive experience as consumers of VR and AR, and creators or VR.

Presenters
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Taneesha Thomas

Instructional Technology Specialist, River Forest School District #90
Taneesha A. Thomas, MS. ED, is a certified Instructional Technologist, a Google Trainer, an Apple Teacher, an EdTech national presenter, as well as CEO of Flutter Tech LLC. She serves as a captain for Chicago’s Google Education Group, she has also presented at EdTechTeam Summits... Read More →



Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Euphoria (2nd Floor)

9:15am

What Can We Do For You!?
Scholarship, Mini-Grants and PD, OH MY! Join us to learn more about Illinois Computing Educators in this fun and interactive session. ICE-IL has so much more to offer than just a conference. Find out more about who we are, what we offer, our chapters and yes,  ISTE Certification! 

Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Adventure Threshold (outside Exhibit Hall)

9:15am

What You Really Need to Know About Privacy in the Classroom
With the recent publicity around Facebook, privacy is a big discussion item in schools now but what is really important to educators? In this session, we are going to talk about safety, privacy, security, and compliance as it directly relates to the classroom. Join us as we provide valuable resources to help you understand and manage privacy issues in your school.




Presenters
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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... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

10:30am

BIG DATA - What do your students need to know?
We've all heard the term "big data", but what does it mean for students? Come learn ways to help our students monitor their data-driven identities in today's digital landscape. You will leave with specific tools that students can use to help them navigate and control their own data profiles.

Presenters
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Julie Smith

professor, Webster University
Julie Smith teaches in the Media Communications Department at Webster University in St Louis. She is the author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World" and travels extensively speaking on the media, fake news, social media and classroom engagement... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Schaumburg C

10:30am

Building a healthy & compassionate student: Teaching compassion, character, and health/wellness
Are your students equipped with the life skills they need to thrive inside and outside of the classroom? Our session will cover SEL, health/wellness, and the growing importance of the whole child approach.

This session provides access to SEL-focused resources, such as The Compassion Project (2nd-4th grades), Character Playbook-Building Healthy Relationships (7th-9th grades), Honor Code (8th-10th grades), and Say Something Digital (9th-12th grades). We will also discuss health/wellness resources, such as Healthier Me (1st-4th and 6th-8th grades), Mental Wellness Basics (8th-10th grades), and Prescription Drug Safety and AlcoholEdu (9th-12th grades).

These FREE interactive digital resources are student-driven and have assessments embedded into them, enabling students to go at their own pace as the teacher can be the facilitator in the classroom and see measurable outcomes from student work. Join us or visit EVERFI.com/k-12 to learn more.

Presenters
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Meaghan Joyce

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI
Meaghan Joyce is a Senior Schools Manager with EVERFI, an education technology company that provides schools with no-cost digital resources. For over three years, she has supported schools around Illinois in their use of EVERFI's programs. Meaghan has always enjoyed partnering with... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Schaumburg E

10:30am

Candyland 2.0
In this highly interactive experience, come prepared to play and connect with other innovators through a childhood favorite - Candyland, only this version is life-sized and you are the game piece. To achieve sweet victory, you will need to rely on your no-bake networking skills and gourmet gift of gab.

After interacting with numerous versions of this game, we will discuss the how and why you can use this in your classroom - Now this is gamification!

Presenters
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Christine Borst

Physics Teacher / Technology and Innovation Facilitator, Sandburg High School
Christine Borst has been teaching at Carl Sandburg High School for 21 years. She is currently teaching Academic Physics and is a Technology Innovation Facilitator. Christine has her master’s degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University. Christine is a Google Certified Level... Read More →
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Kim Darche

Instructional Coach
Kim Darche is a learner above all else and enjoys sharing her learningdiscoveries with other teachers, students, and administration! As an Instructional Learning Coach from Lemont School District 113A and through past experiences, she has been lucky enough to spread that learning... Read More →
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Lindsay Zilly

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland SD 135
I am a K-8 Instructional Technology Coach in Orland IL. I have been in education for 12 years and continue to learn something new every day. I am a teacher, coach, student, mom, Apple Learning Specialist and sketchnoter. In order for our students to think differently, we must think... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

10:30am

Discover Schoolwork and Classroom: Powerful Tools for Teaching 
Learn how to manage iPads during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress, and collaborate with each of your students, all in real time. These new teaching tools help you and your students take advantage of the creative power of apps on iPad.

Presenters

Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

10:30am

From K to (gen) Z: Tech Coaching in a K-12 District
Technology can be different in any grade level. Throw in over 800 teachers as well as classrooms full of kiddos with a variety of skill level and abilities and you get…..INNOVATION and LEARNING! Join us as we cover how coaching across a K-12 can be both challenging and rewarding. We will share the tips and tricks that we've learned over four years, and how instructional technology has transformed our teaching and learning across the district.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Cikesh

Melissa Cikesh

teacher, ADM
I'm a technology integration coach at West Aurora SD 129, a K-12 school district in the western Chicago suburbs. Come talk to me about anything #edtech!
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Stephanie Leo

Teaching and Learning, Aurora West School District 129
Stephanie Leo is an Instructional Technology Coach in West Aurora School District 129. She previously taught elementary school in the district. In 2017, Stephanie received her Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University. She also holds a Gifted... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Schaumburg B

10:30am

Google Keep used as assignment board.
You can use Google Keep to replace a premier for keeping track of assignments, due dates, projects and lists.

Presenters
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Dana Wherley

Science Teacher, Eureka Middle School


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Schaumburg H Partner Room

10:30am

Make Learning Accessible with Google tools for every student, educator, and classroom.
At Google, we believe in building tools that reach all learners and we're working to make them more accessible for everyone. We are creating tools that encourage a more inclusive classroom environment, where every student can do their best work, with support for their individual learning styles and needs. We believe accessibility tools may benefit every single student, teacher, and faculty member in a school. Our time together will be spent exploring and highlighting the tools that support differentiated learning in your learning communities.

Presenters
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Michael Patterson

Google for Education Program Manager, Google
I have the privilege of working with a passionate and dedicated team evangelizing Google's vision for the teaching and learning experiences in schools throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio.Our team strategically aligns with K-12 school district leadership... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

10:30am

Maker Space & Classroom Technology
I will walk you through my personal journey with technology in the classroom that started with Maker Space implementation and led me to finding new ways to use technology in my classroom. We will cover types of maker spaces, where to begin when implementing a maker space, and the goals of maker space. We will also quickly cover types of technology available for the classroom, how to integrate them into subject areas, and how to get them into your room!

Presenters
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Darcy O'Connor

5th Grade ELA, Williamsville Junior High School


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Schaumburg D

10:30am

Practice and Master Learning: Experience Quizlet - Google Edu on Tour
Come and explore in this hands on session new ways to make assessment streamlined, interactive and fun! Learn how to effectively Quizlet to conduct various types of assessment, gather student data, provide students with immediate feedback and facilitate further student learning.

Presenters
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Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

10:30am

Ready Player One: Gamify Your Classroom
Gamify your classroom and watch the engagement and interaction between your students and the skills being learned intensify, including enhancing students' meaningful interaction with technology such as Google Sites, Flipgrid, and even Twitter. Experience how easy it is to add game elements into your classroom and to make small changes that make a big difference.

Presenters
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Stefanie Crawford

Instructional Coach, Dunlap CUSD 323
Stefanie Crawford taught middle school ELA for 12 years and is now an instructional coach. Stefanie is passionate about learning, creating, and inspiring other educators. She has a real passion for classroom and PD gamification, sketchnotes, trying new things, and all things Harry... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Schaumburg A

10:30am

Tech Tools to Turbocharge your school's career and college counseling program
Trends in national jobs data, workforce income trend data, college completion and related student loan debt data as well as degreed student underemployment data have to be informing our career and college counseling programs right now. The good news is that there are more sophisticated tools available today to help students, staff and parents understand both where the jobs are, what those jobs are likely to pay, and which training paths make the most sense from a "return on investment" perspective, which is the context from which schools have to begin shaping their career and college advisement programs if we want to improve outcomes after high school.

Presenters
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Ken Wallace

Superintendent, Maine Township High School District 207
Dr. Ken Wallace is Superintendent of Maine Township HSD 207. Under Ken’s leadership District 207 became Google’s first K-12 partner, created annual instructional coaching plans for every teacher, was named one of America’s most innovative Districts by Tech Insider and won an... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

10:30am

Visual Literacy in Every Classroom
Our media-driven, image-saturated culture has changed how our students interpret and understand the world around them. Learn how to integrate visual literacy in your classroom by exploring instructional strategies and resources to help our students master these skills. We will focus on how to guide students in better analyzing primary and secondary sources, interpreting and evaluating imagery and learning to create engaging, informative and accurate visual graphics. In this course, participants will explore note-taking strategies including sketchnoting, how to construct research-based infographics and more. These strategies can enhance students understanding and engagement across all content areas.

Presenters
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Benjamin Hartman

Instructional Coach, Elmhurst CUSD 205
Ben Hartman is an Instructional Coach at Churchville Middle School, Elmhurst CUSD 205. He collaborates with teachers to build instructional strategies that empower student learning, create professional learning and connect educators around common goals. In fall 2018, Ben began teaching... Read More →
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Jennifer Leban

Creative Technology Teacher, Elmhurst CUSD 205/Sandburg Middle School
I am a creative technology teacher and former visual arts teacher at Sandburg Middle School in Elmhurst, IL. I am a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and roller skating enthusiast. I'm interested in designing learning spaces, digital videos and storytelling, visual literacy and... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

10:30am

Writing in the Digital World
It’s time to transform your students’ digital writing process beyond the basic Substitution level of SAMR to Redefine both their purpose and their product. We will discuss a number of next-generation ideas such as blogging, collaborative work, digital storytelling, peer editing, voice-to-text, and more! This session is geared to writing across the curriculum.

Presenters
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Lisa Lynch

Instructional Technology Coach, Joliet Public Schools District 86


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Schaumburg F

12:30pm

Back to Basics: A Librarian’s Guide to Growth and Mastery
This breakout is a guide for Librarians, Teachers and Administrations to help define or redefine their Library space. Amy tells her story on how she rebuilt her District’s K-12 Library Program over the past four years.

Presenters
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Amy Stefanski

District Librarian, Dunlap Community School District
Former teacher and current K-12 District Librarian working diligently towards growth and mastery in the area of school libraries.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg A

12:30pm

Breaking In or Breaking Out?
Join us to see how we gamified our curriculum using #QRBreakIN. Our students loved break out challenges such as breakoutedu, but now, thanks to Matt Miller and the Ditch that Textbook blog, we are breaking students in! We will discuss the #QRBreakIN creation process, curriculum connections, and share resources so you can leave ready to create your own #BreakIN.

Presenters
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Heidi Kay

Libray Media Teacher, Schaumburg School District
Heidi is a Library Media Teacher in Schaumburg. She works with staff to impement the 1:1 chromebook initiative in grades 7-8.  She assists staff with online learning to engage students in collaborative activities.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Choice, Voice, & Inquiry: Blended Learning
Blended Learning empowers students to make choices and to provide their voices to structure the learning process. By creating online instructional materials, by designing pathways for students to make choices on how to learn content and skills, and by using a research project to facilitate personalized inquiry, I have given students in my United States History classroom a large role in driving their own learning. This session will focus on how I scaffolded teaching experiences for myself and learning experiences for my students in order to get to the point where these opportunities could be implemented. With support from an ongoing pilot project in my school, students are able to leave class when it is warranted to work in flexible times and spaces while the teacher provides support and guidance for individuals and small groups. This presentation will also share how the pilot has progressed.

Presenters
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Michael Biondo

Social Science Teacher & Instructional Coach, Maine South High School
Michael Biondo (www.biondoteaches.com) began teaching Social Science in 2003 and started serving as an Instructional Coach in 2009 at Maine South High School. He teaches US History and coordinates student participation in the Chicago Metro History Fair, the local affiliate of National... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg D

12:30pm

Digital Citizenship Remixed
With the internet and technology resources immediately at our fingertips, delivering the message of digital citizenship to our students is more important than ever! Join us as we remix digital citizenship by decoding creative activities, resources, and lessons you can immediately bring back to your school!

Presenters
avatar for Kara McFarlin

Kara McFarlin

Instructional Technology Coach
Kara loves the way that technology has transformed education in her 20 years of teaching and training. Her vocational journey has included general education homeroom teacher, substitute teacher, technology club facilitator, technology teacher, staff development presenter, and instructional... Read More →
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Michelle Thorne

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland School Dist 135
I am an Instructional Technology Coach for 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 learning to staff and students. Prior to coaching, I taught 4th and 5th grade innovation... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg F

12:30pm

Engaging Primary Learners and English Language Learners with iPad 
Learn from inspirational stories of teachers who are having great success improving literacy, numeracy, creativity, and student engagement with iPad. Explore the built-in features on iPad and education apps to support reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Discover innovative teaching strategies for personalizing learning for students.

Presenters

Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Get Dirty: Creating a Positive Culture through Involvement
Principals, Curriculum Directors, and others in a position of leadership will gain new ideas and resources on continuing to build rapport with your students, staff, and families while still creating an environment accepting of change and growth. In this session attendees will be encouraged to take a reflective approach to their current practices in a position of leadership and be exposed to a variety of tools that could assist along the way.

Presenters
avatar for Lindsy Stumpenhorst

Lindsy Stumpenhorst

Principal, Sterling Public Schools
Lindsy Stumpenhorst is a Principal at Washington Elementary School in Sterling, Illinois. Lindsy has written and presented for organizations including NAESP, ICE, IPA, and ILASCD. As a Principal, she expects students and teachers to work hard, but never alone. Most days you will find... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg E

12:30pm

Google Drawings for Beginners - Google Edu on Tour
Google Drawings is a lot easier than you think! This amazing and somewhat forgotten tool allows you to create amazing and visually appealing resources! This will be a hands on, interactive session that will walk you through the ins and outs of Drawings. Come with an idea and leave with a creative piece of amazingness that YOU create!

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Hapara Hacks for a Happy Classroom
A classroom full of Chromebooks can be overwhelming for teachers and students, but policing and browser lockdowns tend to backfire. In this quick session, you’ll learn simple ways to use Hapara tools to do less “gotcha” and more good. We’ll discuss ways to grow and support great digital citizens while taking the load off yourself--with simple, transparent, and positive classroom management strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Evyan Wagner

Evyan Wagner

Professional Learning Manager, Hapara
Evyan is the Professional Learning Manager at Hapara. She's worked with teachers and districts across the globe to develop informed, transformative classroom practice with technology. Using her experience as an Instructional Technology Coach, Literacy Specialist, and classroom teacher... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Imagination

12:30pm

How do I start an Esports team?
We will walk through all of the needs for an esports team.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McAllister

Joe McAllister

Education Esports Expert, CDW-G
I have worked with 250 schools around the world on esports in education. I help schools with What is esports?, Why would we do this in school?, How do we get started? and How do we build a program to last.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Infuse Creativity into Language Arts and Social Studies
This hands-on session incorporates drawing, music, and video to bring student expression to traditionally text- and writing-heavy classes. See how Apple Distinguished Educators are using the Everyone Can Create learning materials and iPad to increase student engagement and achievement.

Moderators
avatar for Carolyn Skibba

Carolyn Skibba

Since 1999, Carolyn Skibba has served as the technology specialist at Burley School, a public elementary school in Chicago's Lakeview community. She facilitates the school’s 1:1 iPad program, teaches and co-teaches, leads professional development, and continuously develops integration... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Mitchel Meighen

Mitchel Meighen

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Mitchel Meighen is an award-winning educator and presenter and has been recognized for his passion for student engagement and non-traditional teaching philosophies. He has a special interest in ed tech and empowering students to be active contributors to their educational goals and... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

PD That Packs a Punch
Revolutionize your district's PD through the development of a summer PD program that encourages teachers to help other teachers. Keep the momentum going throughout the school year with individualized components that still keep teachers' busy schedules in mind.

Presenters
avatar for Stefanie Crawford

Stefanie Crawford

Instructional Coach, Dunlap CUSD 323
Stefanie Crawford taught middle school ELA for 12 years and is now an instructional coach. Stefanie is passionate about learning, creating, and inspiring other educators. She has a real passion for classroom and PD gamification, sketchnotes, trying new things, and all things Harry... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Gordon

Jodi Gordon

Instructional Coach, Dunlap CUSD #323
Jodi Gordon taught high school ELA focusing on public communication for 7 years. Jodi is now an instructional coach who enjoys being able to see the \\\'entire picture\\\' of K-12 education. Jodi has a passion for instilling relational soft skills in students and loves being able... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Pitzer

Stefanie Pitzer

Instructional Coach, Dunlap District 323
My name is Stefanie Pitzer and I'm a former 2nd grade teacher of 11 years. I'm in my third year of being an instructional coach for the Dunlap School District. I'm also a Seesaw and Flipgrid Ambassador. I love empowering educators to create meaningful learning experiences for their... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg C

12:30pm

Providing Tech Support for 1:1 Initiatives - 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
avatar for Chris Elkendier

Chris Elkendier

Director of EDU Sector, Technology Resource Advisors
Chris Elkendier is the Director of Education Sector at Technology Resource Advisors. He has been in the education industry for over 10 years and has an unhealthy obsession with Chromebooks.  
avatar for Gary Haller

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, Gary brings a practical and informed perspective into his classroom. Using those same skills which include... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

12:30pm

Pump Up the Volume: Amplify Student Voice in the Classroom

Empowering students to take ownership of their learning begins with encouraging student voice in the classroom. There are numerous benefits to being an “active” class member, but it can be difficult for students to understand these benefits unless they have authentically experienced the value and power that comes from having a voice in and out of the classroom. Luckily, educational trends are moving towards expanding student voice, and there are various ways that teachers can encourage student ownership, but in a reflective, meaningful, and less intimidating way. Attendees will learn how to promote student voice in the classroom utilizing various digital resources including FlipGrid, PearDeck, G Suite for Education, and many more. Lets challenge our students to step up to the plate and amplify their voices to hit one out of the park. If we can help amplify their voice, opportunities for student growth - both personally and academically - are endless.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Wick

Steve Wick

Science Teacher & Instructional Technology Coordinator, Indian Prairie 204
\"Even if you fall on your face, you\'re still moving forward.\" - Victor KiamI am a lifelong learner who is always looking for resources and ideas to grow as a teacher and a learner. My focus as a learner is connected to the 4Cs, Student Voice, Student Choice, Curiosity, Inquiry... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Neuqua Valley High School
My name is Melissa Wilson, and I am the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Neuqua Valley High School. I believe that students need to take ownership of their learning, and as teachers, we can inspire them to take risks and grow personally and academically. Incorporating... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Smashboard Edu
Smashboard Edu  is problem-based learning & the design-thinking process smashed into a gamified experience! The goal is to creatively explain a solution to a relevant, real-world problem. Materials needed: Smashboard Edu cards, writing materials, device of choice with internet access.
 

Presenters
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Program Coordinator, EdTechTeam
Originally from Southern California, “Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg B

1:45pm

Accessibility Features in Chrome and Google Drive - Google Edu on Tour
Let's get hands on and walk through the accessibility features in the Chrome Browser, Chrome Operating System, and Google Drive as well as some very helpful extensions that can make learning more accessible for all of your students.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Are we preparing students for their future or our past?
We’re in the midst of preparing students for a fundamental shift in the nature of work that includes increased reliance on technology, automation, digital platforms and artificial intelligence. However, the teaching and learning in many of our schools has not changed in over 100 years. Join me as we discuss the future of all things artificial intelligence, automation, work, education, and and what it means to be a contributing member of a future society.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg B

1:45pm

Bring Augmented Reality to your Classroom 
Firsthand experience is one of the most powerful ways to learn. With augmented reality, students can experience just about anything they can imagine. Join us to experience augmented reality apps on iPad that help students connect their learning to the world in new ways.

Presenters

Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

From NOW to WOW: Using 4Cs & ISTE Standards to Increase Engagement and Creativity in Your Classroom
Co-Authors of the NOW Classrooms technology integration series come together to share some of their favorite ways to WOW your students daily! We will take you on our journey to bring joy, engagement and FUN into your classroom. We will guide you in ways to empower your students to create, collaborate, communicate and think critically. We will use tools like Pear Deck, Google Expeditions/Tour Builder, Stop Motion Animation, Adobe Spark, Green Screen Secrets and Flipgrid to excite all of your learners at any level!

Presenters
avatar for Lissa Blake

Lissa Blake

Learning & Technology Instructional Coach, Maercker District 60
Lissa Blake is a K-2 Instructional Technology Integration Coach for the past 15 years in Clarendon Hills, IL. Lissa is a lover of learning, technology and innovation! She enjoys coaching teachers, mentoring students, and communicating with parents. She loves sharing what she has learned... Read More →
avatar for Sheri DeCarlo

Sheri DeCarlo

Instructional Technology Coach, Maercker School District 60
avatar for Megan Flaherty

Megan Flaherty

Megan Flaherty is a library media specialist and technology coach at Westview Hills Middle School in Willowbrook, Illinois. In addition to managing the school’s library, she coaches teachers and helps students use technology in a 1:1 Chromebook environment. Megan enjoys using technology... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg C

1:45pm

Host your own School Maker Faire
Maker Faires are held throughout the world to celebrate invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. We took a chance on hosting a School Maker Faire and the response was overwhelming! We filled the middle school gymnasium with 44 exhibits which showcased student projects, local makers, and community organizations that inspired our students and other visitors. Exhibitors were able to share what they’ve learned and created with others, and visitors were able to see what kinds of creative projects their peers enjoy working on. They were also able to try out some tools and skills they may not normally get the opportunity to use such as metal etching, soldering, and button making. Learn all about how we planned, organized, and staged our 1st School Maker Faire.

Presenters
avatar for Dain Elman

Dain Elman

STEM Coordinator, Gurnee District 56
Dain Elman taught middle school technology class for 14 years and has spent the past four years as STEM Coordinator at Gurnee District 56. He spends his time helping staff and students play with robots, build structures, print in 3D, launch rockets, Photoshop images, wire circuits... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Imagination

1:45pm

Integrating STEM through Collaborative Learning
A overview of STEM Basic, Benefits of Collaborative Learning, Building your Space, Crafting a Plan & Professional Development 

Presenters
ME

Michelle Eddy

Troxell
I was born and raised in Northern Illinois, which is where I currently live with my husband and daughter. I’ve been in the education field for 21 years. Before coming to Troxell, I worked with school districts to integrate online content into the classroom, allowing educators to... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

1:45pm

Keep Those Questions Coming!: Fostering Student Inquiry with Primary Sources
Young children ask an estimated 10,000 questions before they begin formal schooling. Yet research has found that only 27% of college graduates say they are confident in their ability to formulate questions. So what happens in between? Could it be that classrooms are more focused on teacher-generated questions rather than student questions? How can we change that dynamic, tap into our students’ natural curiosity about the world and spark the questions that are the foundation of all learning? This session provides hands- and minds-on experience in using primary sources and the Question Formulation Technique of The Right Question® Institute to help students develop and use questions for inquiry. Participants will try out this powerful tool and examine ways to apply it in the classroom, with ties to the Illinois Social Studies and NextGen Science Standards, the Danielson Framework, and the Common Core Standards.

Presenters
avatar for Joanne Zienty

Joanne Zienty

LMC Specialist, CCSD 62
I am a National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian in my 15th year as an educator who is passionate about inquiry, primary sources, writing, STEM, MakerSpaces and just about anything else that gets kids' brains and hands working!


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg G

1:45pm

Making Magic with Google Apps Script (No Wands Necessary)
For many of us non-coders, Google Apps Script seems like a part of the G Suite world that is hard to break into. But even folks with NO CODING BACKGROUND can easily get started. You, too, can learn to perform coding magic and add tons of versatility to your favorite G Suite tools. Together we'll build a foundation by learning the basics of Google Script writing, and we'll even write a cool Forms/Slides script on the spot. Come join us and get your code on! (No magic wands or flying brooms necessary.)

Presenters
avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wielgus

Mike Wielgus

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad CUSD #2
Mike Wielgus just began his 21st year in education and third year as a full time K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. He has led technology in-service trainings in his district for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to consult and train staff in neighboring school districts... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Manage Your Time or Your Time Will Manage You
Time management IS NOT your problem. Trust me. Time management is simply a symptom of the problem. This is why so many people struggle and so many fads or organizational tools provide immediate relief but never solve the problem. This session examines the root causes of time management issues and gives participants methods to solve their issues or the issues of those they coach.

Presenters
avatar for PJ Caposey

PJ Caposey

Superintendent, Meridian CUSD 223
Dr. PJ Caposey is an award-winning principal and Superintendent who is an expert in teacher evaluation, school culture, personalized learning, and student voice. PJ has published three books in the last few years, with three more coming out in the next 18 months. He is a sought after... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg E

1:45pm

Mobile Devices to Show and Tell Your Story
Learn how to tell your story from a peer who has produced over 10,000 videos. Steve Douglass took the process he learned from ESPN into the classroom through the lens of media literacy to _x000B_help students share their unique voice. He’ll share the refined _x000B_story structure and steps to make videos that resonate with an intended audience.

Presenters

Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Questioning History
"You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school" -Stephen Ambrose
Bring fun and excitement to the social studies classroom by using inquiry rather than memorization drive instruction in the social studies classroom. Get rid of old history textbooks and help students develop the skills to ask questions and find answers to essential questions. Example activities and useful tools will be showcased during this session.

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Jr/Sr High School History, ROWVA CUSD 208
I have taught for 15 years as a social studies teacher at ROWVA Jr/Sr High School where I have helped to support educational technology across the grades. I am on the Future Ready PD and curriculum committees, a former president of entICE, and a McCormick Foundation Civics Mentor... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

1:45pm

Tech Tools That Bring Books to Life!
Enliven literature instruction using a variety of free and subscription based technology resources. Everything from teacher lesson guides to student creation tools will be explored with an emphasis on promoting an interest in reading and bringing books to life.

Presenters
KT

Kara Thorstenson

Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology, Chicago Public Schools
Kara is the Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology for Chicago Public Schools. She has been a school librarian, instructional technology coach and district leader serving grades PreK-12.


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg F

1:45pm

Totally Rad Tech Tips
Flashback through our year with our favorite tidbits that will have your students screaming "FAR OUT". In this fast-paced session attendees will fill their toolbox with some "RIGHTEOUS" techniques to get every learner engaged. Join us for 60 minutes of ideas, resources, tips, and tricks you can take back to your building right away.

Presenters
avatar for Nicole Loser

Nicole Loser

5th grade teacher, Dunlap School District
avatar for Stefanie Pitzer

Stefanie Pitzer

Instructional Coach, Dunlap District 323
My name is Stefanie Pitzer and I'm a former 2nd grade teacher of 11 years. I'm in my third year of being an instructional coach for the Dunlap School District. I'm also a Seesaw and Flipgrid Ambassador. I love empowering educators to create meaningful learning experiences for their... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg D

1:45pm

Unraveling the Web
As educators, we are painfully aware that the world is flooded with a wealth of readily available information. The challenge for teachers and students alike becomes deciphering what is legitimate. Session attendees will learn new methods for conducting credible research, gathering reliable data and validating information found online. Additionally, this session will demonstrate resources for investigating plagiarism and ways of validating and citing Internet resources. This session is designed to assist administrators, technology professionals and educators to "unravel the web" to uncover the relevant and pertinent data. Finding factual information is only half the battle. It is vital to use this information in a responsible way that allows students to examine the difference between quality content and information designed to divide, polarize and sensationalize. Numerous free tools will be identified that can assist educators in teaching students how to use information from the internet responsibly and become effective digital citizens.

Presenters
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 the past two decades. 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... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)
 
Wednesday, February 27
 

10:00am

Common Sense Education Recognition Program
Get recognized for leading digital teaching and citizenship in today’s classroom. Join us to learn more about the criteria to become a recognized educator, school or district to demonstrate to your community a commitment to responsible, effective technology use.

Presenters
avatar for Jennier Ehehalt

Jennier Ehehalt

Education Program Manager, Pittsburgh, Common Sense Education
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital learning and digital citizenship among educators, students and their families. She designs and delivers professional development... Read More →
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... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Perfection

10:00am

20% Time / Genius Hour - Tech Tools For Project Based Learning
See how empowering our students with content choice can result in amazing learning. We’ll explore project based learning through the use of Google’s famous 20% time philosophy and look at tech tools that integrate smoothly into this unique student learning & teacher assessment process. 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 7 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... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

10:00am

Bring Student Voice to Life with Books on iPad 
In this session, Apple Distinguished Educators share how students from primary to secondary grades use new features in Pages and Apple Pencil on iPad to express themselves through writing, drawing, and more. From memoirs to reports, student voice and ideas come to life through the creative process of authoring a book.

Moderators
avatar for Charlene Chausis

Charlene Chausis

Creativity & Innovation Specialist for Mobile Pedagogy, Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102 - Retired
Mostly retired, yet, still working to promote the learning of adults in schools. Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2003), Apple Teacher, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator.
avatar for Aimee Redding

Aimee Redding

6th Grade Composition/Social Studies, Gurnee School District 56
Aimee Redding teaches 6th grade Composition and Social Studies in Gurnee School District 56. She is also an Apple Distinguished Educator. Her Masters degree is in Reading and she has worked as a middle school Spanish teacher and a K-5 ELL/bilingual resource teacher. Aimee has... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Lill

Sarah Lill

Library/Technology Media Specialist, Gurnee District 56
Sarah Lill is a librarian, technology integration specialist and Apple Distinguished Educator. Sarah began teaching as a middle school Social Studies teacher working in the Apple Distinguished School; Viking Middle School. This 1:1 iPad device District has given Sarah the opportunity... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

10:00am

Build Your Own Web Apps With Google Script
Folks with a little coding experience will love this! With just a little HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge, anyone create a web app using a stand-alone Google Apps Script that can be integrated into almost all G Suite Apps, and that is hosted right there in the cloud. Totally free and totally awesome!
During this session we will explore exactly how the Apps Script editor works, how to build a user interface, create scripts in the back end, and publish it for the world to see.
We'll see examples of working apps and leave with resources to use right away! Come and get your CODE ON!

Presenters
avatar for Adam Geisen

Adam Geisen

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad Community Unity School District
Adam Geisen has been in education since 2000 and taught high school English at Triad High School in Troy, IL, until 2017. His role recently changed as he became one of two Technology Integration Coaches in his district. Since then he has become a Google Certified Trainer and was a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wielgus

Mike Wielgus

Instructional Technology Coach, Triad CUSD #2
Mike Wielgus just began his 21st year in education and third year as a full time K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. He has led technology in-service trainings in his district for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to consult and train staff in neighboring school districts... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg B

10:00am

Building Digital Literacy through Primary Sources
Open to all grade levels! Build students’ digital literacy skills and increase engagement, questioning and critical thinking by utilizing primary sources from the Library of Congress. Access free, vetted, standards-aligned lessons for immediate use in K-12th grades. Lessons cover content in Next Generation Science Standards, social studies and language arts and focus on teaching students to critically analyze sources. Bring your device to explore the Library of Congress website, resources from Teaching with Primary Sources at Governors State University and other digital tools to incorporate primary sources in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Humm

Carol Humm

Instructional Coach, Flossmoor School District 161


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg G

10:00am

Demystifying Spreadsheets: Unlock your Cell and Free your Data
Spreadsheets can be intimidating, especially for first time users. Truth is, you don’t have to be a numbers nerd or data wizard to harness the power of these misunderstood but miraculous documents. In this hands-on session, we’ll start at the beginning by clarifying basic Sheets tools and terminology. Along the way we’ll highlight important formulas and insider tricks to help you navigate spreadsheets. In the end you’ll have the tools you need to tackle any Sheet that dare to cross your path.

Presenters
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Evanston Township High School, Evanston Township High School
Mina Marien is an instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. She previously taught Latin and supported teachers in the World Languages department as an instructional coach. She loves working with students in classes throughout the school... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Petros

Danielle Petros

Evanston Township High School
Danielle Petros is currently the Support Specialist Trainer at Evanston Township High School, in Evanston, IL. While this position focuses on supporting the non-instructional staff at ETHS, Danielle supports various classroom projects including Google Expeditions. Previously, she... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

10:00am

Everyone Can Create- Ignite Creativity with iPad 
Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. In this session, you’ll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music, and drawing using free apps available on iPad. 

Presenters

Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

10:00am

Google Classroom and Google Suite for School Librarians
Are you struggling to adopt Google Classroom for your 500 or 1,000 students? Wondering how to create and maintain 22 or 37 Google Classrooms per year? Interested in learning ways to streamline your library instruction and assessment? Look no further than Google Classroom and Google Suite for School Librarians!

Presenters
KT

Kara Thorstenson

Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology, Chicago Public Schools
Kara is the Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology for Chicago Public Schools. She has been a school librarian, instructional technology coach and district leader serving grades PreK-12.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

10:00am

How Cloud based IFP & Projector Technology will Revolutionize Classroom – and Remote Teaching
Learn how breakthrough cloud collaboration tools can elevate your lessons and presentations to help alleviate barriers for your students and create an enjoyable learning environment.

Presenters

Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
ICE PLN Plaza (Exhibit Hall)

10:00am

Making Flexible Seating Functional
If you’ve wanted to try flexible seating but are unsure of how to make it a reality in your classroom, then this session is for you! There are many factors to consider when thinking about doing flexible seating such as: age of the students, classroom management, student needs, and the dreaded budget which will all be addressed in this session. Flexible seating gives students the power of choice, which provides them with a sense of ownership over their participation and engagement, which results in deeper learning.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Spaulding

Heather Spaulding

6th-8th Grade STEM Teacher, Robert E. Abbott Middle School
Heather Spaulding currently teaches sixth - eighth grade students STEM at Robert E. Abbott Middle School in Waukegan Community Unit School District #60. She has been an educator in Waukegan for the last eight years, and is currently piloting a middle school STEM program. Heather is... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg A

10:00am

Mythbusters EDU: The Empowered Learner Episode
On this episode of Mythbusters EDU, we will tackle the myths of student empowerment. Join us as we explore activities that promote learner engagement, voice, choice and design thinking. Let’s not just talk about the myths regarding student empowerment, let’s put them to the test!

Presenters
avatar for Kara McFarlin

Kara McFarlin

Instructional Technology Coach
Kara loves the way that technology has transformed education in her 20 years of teaching and training. Her vocational journey has included general education homeroom teacher, substitute teacher, technology club facilitator, technology teacher, staff development presenter, and instructional... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland School Dist 135
I am an Instructional Technology Coach for 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 learning to staff and students. Prior to coaching, I taught 4th and 5th grade innovation... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Zilly

Lindsay Zilly

Instructional Technology Coach, Orland SD 135
I am a K-8 Instructional Technology Coach in Orland IL. I have been in education for 12 years and continue to learn something new every day. I am a teacher, coach, student, mom, Apple Learning Specialist and sketchnoter. In order for our students to think differently, we must think... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation

10:00am

Personalized Learning Made Simple
Bringing It Together - Save, manage, and share your online resources. Symbaloo makes it easy by delivering the right content, in the right place, at the right time, to the right person. 

Presenters
avatar for Thomas Hauser

Thomas Hauser

Silver, Symbaloo
Bringing The Web Together --- Manage, organize, and share your favorite websites and educational resources in a safe, online environment. Built for educators, Symbaloo makes it easy to engage students by delivering the right content, in the right place, at the right time, to the right... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg H Partner Room

10:00am

SHOUTT: Students Helping Others Understand Their Thinking
Do your students whisper their thinking? In this session, we will show you how to get your students to SHOUTT out to the world! Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of student voice in the classroom. Practical examples will be shared on how to easily implement a variety of ways to share your student’s voice with an authentic audience.

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Gadzala

Nancy Gadzala

weCreate Lab Facilitator/ MRC Director, CCSD181
Nancy is the weCreate Lab Facilitator and MRC Director at Madison School in Hinsdale. A former 5th grade teacher who utilized a flexible classroom environment, engaged students in collaborative, creative learning with 1:1 iPads, and spearheaded a STEAM program for all grade levels... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Martino

Bethany Martino

2nd Grade Teacher, Hinsdale CCSD 181
Bethany is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught all grades K-3. She spent the majority of her teaching career with first graders but has recently found a new love in second graders. Bethany is passionate about technology and loves learning alongside her students. She... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg D

10:00am

Skills for Innovative Leadership
Supporting digital learning and innovation in schools is challenging. Join the presenter, a veteran building principal who recently moved into a district technology leadership role, to identify key elements critical to putting innovative leadership into action.

An innovative leader should try to create new ideas, but it is more important that they create a culture of innovation. Explore methods to empower your teachers with a shared vision and a safe and supportive environment of risk taking, trust, and swift implementation.

Innovative leaders not only “think” differently, but they “act” differently. Now is the time to act and put these innovative characteristics into action. This session will empower YOU to build a culture of innovation.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Joseph

Matthew Joseph

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Leicester Public Schools
Dr. Matthew X. Joseph is currently the director of curriculum and instruction in Leicester Schools. He has been a school and district leader in many capacities in public education over his 25 years in the field. Experiences such as the Director of Digital Learning and Innovation... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg E

10:00am

Spark Learning with Adobe on Chromebooks - Google Edu on Tour
Adobe spark is a free digital tool that uses photos, videos and text to tell a story as a movie! When students create they synthesize their understanding and demonstrates their learning. We can empower our students with a simple to use tool to amplify their voice and tell their own stories or the stories that need to be told.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

10:00am

Using Digital Badges For Motivation In the Classroom
Grades are an evaluation of a student’s performance in class. But do grades motivate students? When students are motivated to learn and participate they become more engaged in the classroom instruction and activities. One method of motivation is the use of badges. Similar to patches worn by the Scouts, medals earned in the military, and achievements won while playing video games, badges are used in the classroom to encourage students to work towards goals that will benefit them and their classroom. Learn how to use badges to increase motivation, awareness, proficiency and engagement throughout the classroom in ways that go well beyond grades. You will learn about the research behind badges as well as the methods of creating and awarding badges.

Presenters
avatar for Keith Sorensen

Keith Sorensen

Technology Coordinator, Fremd High School
I have experience as a high school technology director (four years), high school technology coordinator (seven years), middle school technology coach (three years), and elementary school teacher (seven years). Some of my past conferences presentations have been about digital badges... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg C

10:00am

Using OneNote for a Streamlined Digital Classroom
OneNote is a digital note-taking application within O365 that allows for personal productivity and collaboration with teachers, staff and students. OneNote is a broad canvas that allows you to handwrite or type notes, embed images, audio and video, draw, and many other things. You can share notebook pages, sections or entire notebooks with, and you can access your OneNote notebooks from any device. Learn the features of OneNote, and how to use it with staff, teams, PLCs, as well as with your students.

Presenters
avatar for Colleen Kaplan

Colleen Kaplan

Technology Integration Specialist, St. Francis High School
I am a technology integration specialist at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, IL. Prior to that, I worked as a technology integrationist for Byron CUSD #226 and as an ELA teacher at St. Therese Chinese Catholic School and Notre Dame High School for Girls. I am currently part of... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg F

10:00am

What Can We Do For You!?
Scholarship, Mini-Grants and PD, OH MY! Join us to learn more about Illinois Computing Educators in this fun and interactive session. ICE-IL has so much more to offer than just a conference. Find out more about who we are, what we offer, our chapters and yes,  ISTE Certification! 

Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Adventure Threshold (outside Exhibit Hall)

10:30am

Professional Development Resources to Enhance Digital Teaching and Learning in your classroom
Looking to enhance your digital teaching skills?  Join us as we share engaging professional development content, including lesson plans, teaching tips, and how-to videos will help you get your students ready to navigate the digital world safely, responsibly, and ethically.

Presenters
avatar for Jennier Ehehalt

Jennier Ehehalt

Education Program Manager, Pittsburgh, Common Sense Education
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital learning and digital citizenship among educators, students and their families. She designs and delivers professional development... Read More →
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... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Perfection

11:15am

Parenting in a Digital Age: Family Engagement Resources
Help families navigate the ups and downs of raising kids in a digital world.  We will share our family toolkit that includes research-backed resources covering a range of topics -- from online safety and cyberbullying to media balance and learning with technology -- you can easily find and share articles, videos, printable handouts, ready-made presentations, and more in your classroom, on your school's website or social feed, or at your next parent night.

Presenters
avatar for Jennier Ehehalt

Jennier Ehehalt

Education Program Manager, Pittsburgh, Common Sense Education
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital learning and digital citizenship among educators, students and their families. She designs and delivers professional development... Read More →
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... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am
Perfection

11:15am

"Making" Literacy Rich Expereinces
Puzzled on how to connect making to your curriculum? Interested in a makerspace, but not sure how it fits into your school program? Literature becomes the connection to building student competencies through making. We'll explore high and low tech ways to engage students and build critical thinking skills.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Diekman

Linda Diekman

Library Information Specialist, Central Elementary School
Linda Diekman is a National Board Certified Teacher Librarian at Central Elementary School in Wilmette and facilitates student learning in their Learning Commons.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg A

11:15am

App Development with Swift: Build Something That Matters 
This workshop focuses on app design as the primary motivation for learning to code. You’ll use Swift, Apple’s powerful and accessible app development language, and explore Apple’s high school curriculum that teaches students how to design and code their own apps that solve a problem or serve a purpose.

Moderators
avatar for Karrin Burns

Karrin Burns

3rd Grade Teacher, River Forest SD 90
Karrin Burns is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and novice iOS app developer. She is a Grade 3 teacher at Lincoln School in River Forest, Illinois. Karrin enjoys using inquiry-based learning and design-thinking in her classroom to maximize student learning as well as encourage... Read More →
avatar for Randy Saeks

Randy Saeks

Network Manager, Glencoe School District 35
Randy is an Apple Distinguished Educator with over 15-years experience supporting EdTech. He has presented at numerous conferences sharing ways the support of EdTech works in conjunction with instructional practices to achieve a full path to new initiatives.

Presenters

Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Be Internet Awesome - Teaching Digital Citizenship with interactivity powered by Pear Deck - Google Edu on Tour
Join Google & Pear Deck in a hands on session to learn all about the new, free digital citizenship curriculum called Be Internet Awesome! Designed for elementary school ages, Be Internet Awesome is ISTE aligned and includes lesson plans, rubrics and a Pear Deck option! Students learn about strong passwords, being kind online and how to handle privacy. The program is for teachers, students and parents - come learn all about it!


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Building Teacher Capacity
Learn how DesPlaines School District 62 and Forest Ridge School District 142 are building teacher capacity in their schools. Presenters will share how they leverage Apple Teacher and the Apple Education Trainer Institute to teach new skills, encourage creativity, and build teacher capacity.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Kovacs

Ben Kovacs

Innovation Advocate, CCSD 62
Ben Kovacs is an Innovation Advocate in the suburbs of Chicago. After working for a decade as a sixth grade, general education teacher, he now studies digital transformation, flexible learning spaces, and the intersection of social justice and innovation. Cultivating student voice... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Graczyk

Amanda Graczyk

Instructional Technology Specialist, Forest Ridge School District 142
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist for Kerkstra Elementary School in Oak Forest, Illinois. I plan and co-teach technology lessons to students in grades 1 through 5 with teachers in all subject areas. I was recently named as a 2019 Apple Distinguished Educator. I\'m in constant... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Diving in, head first, to Standards-Based Grading
Take the plunge! You may understand Standards-Based Grading, but how do you make it manageable in the classroom? Join a session dedicated to providing tools to support SBG Classroom Implementation, Parent Communication suggestions, Report Card options, and developing a deeper student understanding of the process! Take off the floaties and let’s head to the deep end!

Presenters
avatar for Rae Hughart

Rae Hughart

Educator, Evans Junior High School, McLean County
Rae Hughart is a Middle Level Math Educator in Illinois and the Director of Training & Development for Progressive Mastery Learning, LLC. Rae trains educators on how to partner with local businesses to design dynamic, connected content by designing themed units dedicated to community... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg D

11:15am

Engaging Students and Building Digital Skills
Have you explored Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum? Google has created a free digital literacy curriculum to help learners engage in a wide range of digital literacy skills. Educators can use the curriculum as is or adapt the activities to connect to curricular goals. This session will introduce educators to the interface, the activities, and explore connections to existing classroom content.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Wick

Steve Wick

Science Teacher & Instructional Technology Coordinator, Indian Prairie 204
\"Even if you fall on your face, you\'re still moving forward.\" - Victor KiamI am a lifelong learner who is always looking for resources and ideas to grow as a teacher and a learner. My focus as a learner is connected to the 4Cs, Student Voice, Student Choice, Curiosity, Inquiry... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Neuqua Valley High School
My name is Melissa Wilson, and I am the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Neuqua Valley High School. I believe that students need to take ownership of their learning, and as teachers, we can inspire them to take risks and grow personally and academically. Incorporating... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Flip, Don't Flop: Instructional Video Design From the Ground Up
Join us for an HGTV-style look at DIY instructional videos for students. What makes a successful "flip", and what makes a "flop"? Taking on the roles of architect and builder, participants will create a blueprint for flipped learning using instructional design principles. Participants will fill their toolkit with multiple tools for creating instructional videos and be ready to construct!

Presenters
avatar for Emily Coklan

Emily Coklan

Instructional Technology Coach, Lake Zurich High School
This is my fifth year as in Instructional Technology Coach at Lake Zurich CUSD #95 and I feel I have the world's greatest job to work with teachers and students in their technology practice every day. Prior to this, I was an LMC Director at Lake Zurich High School. My master's degree... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaBrie

Jennifer LaBrie

Instructional Technology Coach & Spanish Teacher, Lake Zurich High School
Instructional Technology Coach and Spanish Teacher at Lake Zurich Community District 95
avatar for Dana Ladenburger

Dana Ladenburger

Instructional Coach, Lake Zurich CUSD 95
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Matt Marston

Instructional Technology Coach
avatar for Casey Veitch

Casey Veitch

Instructional Technology Coach, Lake Zurich CUSD 95
Casey is in her fifth year as instructional coach at Middle School North in Lake Zurich CUSD95. As part of D95's team of instructional coaches, she is committed to assisting teachers and students achieve personal excellence using 21st century skills, best instructional practice, and... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Weider

Suzanne Weider

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Hands-on Gamification with Classcraft
Ever wondered about gamification but didn't know where to start? This session is for you! We'll be exploring how to transform any classroom into a super motivating collaborative game, using the easy-to-use gamification platform, Classcraft.
The purpose of the session is to teach attendees how to gamify all aspects of their classroom using Classcraft. The session will be a hands-on deep dive into game design principles and how they can be applied to education, as well as practical tips on using Classcraft to do so, specifically for personalized learning and behavior management. As a result of the session, attendees will be able to fully gamify their classroom. 
This session is hosted by #ICE19 Vendor Classcraft

Presenters
avatar for Carl Deveau

Carl Deveau

Director of Partnerships, Classcraft Studios Inc.
Carl Deveau is Director of Partnerships at Classcraft. His goal is to help schools and districts solve critical problems like student motivation, classroom management, PBIS implementations and great personalized learning, through the use of meaningful gamification. Carl earned a BA... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Imagination

11:15am

Make your elementary classroom INCREDIBLE 2 with STEM!
Come find out how to easily transform your classroom into an INCREDIBLE elementary classroom with STEM. Learn how to incorporate weekly STEM lessons into your curriculum and the importance of STEM for students. We will share our favorite STEM activities that engage students and allow creativity and innovative design. Educators will leave with ideas, a supply list, and ways to implement an effective STEM program to build INCREDIBLE learning opportunities for their students!

Presenters
avatar for Sheril Flynn

Sheril Flynn

K-6 Technology Facilitator, Rochester CUSD 3A
avatar for Stephanie Zeidler

Stephanie Zeidler

I believe STEM is great for all students. It gives students the opportunity to work and communicate in teams. It also allows to student many hands on opportunities.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg G

11:15am

So, our journey changed course...NOW what?
Wondering how to continue implementation when the journey has lead to a new destination? Want to make sure the focus remains on student learning all along the way? Learn how to use your plan to stay the course and make changes as needed in a clear “Why/What/How/Then What” format. Ideas presented have been tested by practicing educators and leaders! They are also the groundwork for ideas supported with specific examples from a variety of grade levels.

Presenters
avatar for Cathy Fisher

Cathy Fisher

Director of Teaching & Learning, Maercker District 60
Co-author of NOW Classrooms Leader's Guide. Director of Teaching & Learning in a Prek- 8 1:1 district with amazing technology coaches and instructional leaders.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg E

11:15am

Want to build an inclusive classroom? Seven steps to make learning more accessible.
Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is a must as today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with special needs.  This session will demonstrate the many built in Microsoft tools to assist in making learning environments accessible to all.  These 7 simple steps will empower you to make a significant impact for the people who need accessible materials. 

Presenters
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

11:45am

Digital Citizenship Challenges and Wins
For kids, digital life is real life. It's where they build friendships, take a stand on issues, and do so much more.  This can bring a lot digital dilemmas into their personal life, family life and school life.  Join us as we create a conversation around our experiences on how we  ensure our students have the resources necessary to be safe, responsible and ethical in a digital world.

Presenters
avatar for Jennier Ehehalt

Jennier Ehehalt

Education Program Manager, Pittsburgh, Common Sense Education
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital learning and digital citizenship among educators, students and their families. She designs and delivers professional development... Read More →
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... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
Perfection

12:45pm

Introducing the new and Improved K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education
We are excited to share our updates to the curriculum informed by new research with Harvard’s Project Zero to make sure educators have the best resources to prepare today’s students for success.  Join us as we showcase the new scope and sequence, and highlight new lesson topics.

Presenters
avatar for Jennier Ehehalt

Jennier Ehehalt

Education Program Manager, Pittsburgh, Common Sense Education
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital learning and digital citizenship among educators, students and their families. She designs and delivers professional development... Read More →
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... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Perfection

12:45pm

Building Student Leaders Through Broadcasting
Are you looking for ways to build student leadership skills and amplify student voice? Then a student-driven broadcasting club might be the right choice for you! A broadcasting club provides students opportunities to collaborate and hone their leadership skills, while building school community. Come and learn about the process of launching our very first broadcasting club, including resources and materials to get you started.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Tombs

Matthew Tombs

Digital Learning Coach, East Maine School District 63
Matt Tombs has been a Digital Learning Coach for East Maine SD 63 since 2016, where he coaches teachers on how to effectively integrate technology tools into the classroom environment by focusing on the SAMR Model. Prior to that, he taught 4th grade in Arlington Heights SD 25, and... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

But Wait There's More... Even More from Google for Education!
Did you know that beyond the core set of Google tools, there is a world of amazing resources for you to use tomorrow in your classroom with students? During this high paced, energized session, we will explore some of the lesser known tools and resources available from Google for use in education. We will run through 30 amazing tools and explore some ways to use some of the Google products you are already using in new and interesting ways. We will explore the Google Training Center, Google Transformation Center, Google Expeditions, Advanced Search, Google Earth, G Suite Training for Education, the Google Cultural Institute, Google Keep, Google Photos, SpellUp, have fun with drawing and many, many more! Participants will walk away from this high energy, fast paced session with some ideas, tips and tricks that you can take back and you in your classroom and in any role right away!

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Fekete

Andrew Fekete

Instructional Technology Specialist, Indian Prairie School District 204


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

Coaching: The After Hours
Spreading your influence as a coach across a district can be challenging. Come explore what a coach does “after hours” to make a bigger impact. Through the use of creation tools that amplify video and audio production, you’ll uncover the secret to maintaining reflective practices, feeling vulnerable to try new things, and pick up a few tricks that even students can try in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Gonzales

Angela Gonzales

iCoach, Berwyn South School District 100
avatar for Justin Gonzalez

Justin Gonzalez

Assistant Principal, Berwyn South School District 100



Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Epiphany (2nd floor)

12:45pm

Connect Math and Science Through Creativity 
Experience an interdisciplinary math and science lesson as Apple Distinguished Educators share how the new Everyone Can Create learning materials help students observe, synthesize, and share learning through creative expression. A Numbers spreadsheet becomes the canvas for visualizing data through drawing, and a promotional video comes to life in Clips.

Moderators
avatar for Karrin Burns

Karrin Burns

3rd Grade Teacher, River Forest SD 90
Karrin Burns is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and novice iOS app developer. She is a Grade 3 teacher at Lincoln School in River Forest, Illinois. Karrin enjoys using inquiry-based learning and design-thinking in her classroom to maximize student learning as well as encourage... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Gadzala

Nancy Gadzala

weCreate Lab Facilitator/ MRC Director, CCSD181
Nancy is the weCreate Lab Facilitator and MRC Director at Madison School in Hinsdale. A former 5th grade teacher who utilized a flexible classroom environment, engaged students in collaborative, creative learning with 1:1 iPads, and spearheaded a STEAM program for all grade levels... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

Discover Schoolwork and Classroom: Powerful Tools for Teaching 
Learn how to manage iPads during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress, and collaborate with each of your students, all in real time. These new teaching tools help you and your students take advantage of the creative power of apps on iPad.

Presenters

Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

Dive-In for Cross-Curricular Differentiated Instruction
The use and implementation of multiple learning (digital) platforms to differentiate student learning. Using these platforms can enhance student choice and global collaboration. Using NewsEla for Content, Padlet for Collaboration, BrainPop for Visual, and Penpal Schools for Global Learning. The participants will learn how to blend curriculum and continue learning as the year progresses.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Enger

Sarah Enger

5th Grade Co-Teacher, Berwyn South SD 100
I am a fifth grade inclusion teacher, who enjoys implementing and incorporating new techniques and ideas into the classroom. I have used Penpal Schools to merge in-classroom content with global experiences. Students love working on new projects and meeting/collaborating with new students... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Schaumburg G

12:45pm

Esports & The Scholar Gamer
Learn about the "Scholar Gamer" and the five unique ways esports (organized competitive video games) can revolutionize your school or district’s approach to engaging your students in their learning.

Presenters
avatar for James O'Hagan

James O'Hagan

Founder, The Academy of Esports
An educator for 20 years, James has long believed that video games can promote a positive culture for students that engages creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills. He has served as an elementary, middle and high school teacher and administrator, and... Read More →



Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Schaumburg E

12:45pm

Hapara Hacks for a Happy Classroom
A classroom full of Chromebooks can be overwhelming for teachers and students, but policing and browser lockdowns tend to backfire. In this quick session, you’ll learn simple ways to use Hapara tools to do less “gotcha” and more good. We’ll discuss ways to grow and support great digital citizens while taking the load off yourself--with simple, transparent, and positive classroom management strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Evyan Wagner

Evyan Wagner

Professional Learning Manager, Hapara
Evyan is the Professional Learning Manager at Hapara. She's worked with teachers and districts across the globe to develop informed, transformative classroom practice with technology. Using her experience as an Instructional Technology Coach, Literacy Specialist, and classroom teacher... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Connection

12:45pm

Increase Student Engagement with Interactive Design
Interactive design creates meaningful relationships between students and activities, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond. Here’s your chance to learn some of the best uses of G Suite for Education and explore beneficial Chrome apps and extensions. Tools to be featured include Google Draw, Google Slides, Book Creator, Screencastify, and many more. Come examine how educators can make the most of these tools to increase student engagement and depth of knowledge. 

Presenters
avatar for Lance Key

Lance Key

Engagement Specialist, Putnam County School District
Lance Key is the Instructional Technology Specialist and has taught all math classes 6th Grade math to AP Calculus. He has a B.S. Degree in math from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from Cumberland University. He has taught mathematics... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Imagination

12:45pm

Let them Lead: Giving Students Opportunities to Facilitate their own Learning
Who’s doing the work in your classroom? Join us for a session full of student ownership tools and resources to take back and utilize in your classroom. Get excited for time to explore different strategies, activities, and student choice! Participants will leave ready to give students the opportunity to facilitate their own learning… AKA… LET THEM LEAD!

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Eggert

Jennifer Eggert

Innovative Learning Coach, Bloomingdale School District 13


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

Literacy and Math Solutions for G Suite Users
Cloud-based technology has gained huge popularity in education in recent years and can arguably be considered the new norm for schools throughout North America and beyond. G Suite for Education currently boasts over 70 million users worldwide, and this number has grown steadily every year. While cloud-based platforms like G Suite for Education offer powerful productivity and collaboration features for teachers and students alike, third party tools can deliver the additional reading, writing and math supports that so many students need. This fast-paced session will explore two cloud-based solutions from Texthelp that can support diverse learners in both literacy and math. Participants will see how Read&Write and EquatIO provide a robust suite of features that boost comprehension and engagement, make materials accessible, and allow all learners to be successful. 

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Shaw

Debbie Shaw

Regional Director, Texthelp, Inc.
Debbie Shaw has been with Texthelp since 2010 as the Sales Director supporting the Midwest.  Texthelp is the developer of the Read&Write family of literacy support tools and the exciting new digital math extension, EquatIO.  At Texthelp, we believe there’s a whole world of avid... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

National Geographic Geo Inquiry
The Geo-Inquiry Process is a five-step method designed to teach the skills necessary to think and reason geographically, and includes asking Geo-Inquiry Questions, acquiring geographic information, organizing and analyzing information, and using the information to answer Geo-Inquiry Questions for informed action. The Geo-Inquiry Process relies on geographic perspective as a foundation, offering students a unique lens to analyze space, place, and the interconnections of systems in our world. Geographic perspective is interdisciplinary and allows for the examination of complex issues at various scales. By using a geographic perspective with the Geo-Inquiry Process students begin to connect complex components, see patterns, and make connections as they look at the world differently in order to make informed predictions, well-reasoned decisions, and take action.

Presenters
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Kimberley Barbaro

Teacher, Winnetka Public Schools
I teach math and science to 6th grade students in a public school.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Knowledge

12:45pm

Once You Go Paperless, You Never Go Back!
Lost in a sea of papers to grade everyday? Dreading proofreading those rough drafts? Fear stricken at the thought of the copy machine jamming again as you make your copies for the coming week? Well, fear no more! Google Classroom is here to save the day and make your life easier! Participants will learn how to get started using one of Google's most interactive applications, Classroom. Come see how Classroom can increase your productivity and free up time in your day!

Presenters
avatar for Jama Eddleman

Jama Eddleman

Technology Director, Jonesboro Grade School
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Stephanie Hill

Technology Teacher, Jonesboro Grade School
I am a middle school technology teacher who is a Google Nut! I love Google and its products. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and an ICE of Southern Illinois member.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Schaumburg B

12:45pm

Reading for Meaning with Read Naturally Live
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies:  teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring.  Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers.  These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally’s web-based software program, Read Live.   

Presenters
avatar for Carol Ann Kane

Carol Ann Kane

Education Consultant, Read Naturally


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

12:45pm

Reimagining Research
Tired of uninspired students slogging through research projects, filled with rote notetaking and questionable connection to students' interests? Let's reimage the research process! Integrating collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and yes, even creativity, into the research process helps to prepare students for today's world.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Diekman

Linda Diekman

Library Information Specialist, Central Elementary School
Linda Diekman is a National Board Certified Teacher Librarian at Central Elementary School in Wilmette and facilitates student learning in their Learning Commons.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Schaumburg A

12:45pm

Safety at your fingertips with VoIP
Tony Brncich, CEO of Rival5 Technologies, will discuss implementing a School Safe Solution, and how to leverage the technology of Hosted VoIP as part of a fully integrated safety solution. Rival5 will unveil our new Emergency Lockdown Notification System (RLock) and will provide a live demo at booth #615. The RLock System interfaces Rival5's Hosted VoIP Solution with your current overhead paging, alarm, and door access systems. When activated the RLock System automatically contacts the local E911 center, alerts administrators via email/text, and provides audible/visual alerting throughout your district. Additionally, Tony will discuss premise based VoIP vs. hosted VoIP, how VoIP providers differ, and the challenges Tech Directors face when managing their phone system.

Presenters
avatar for Tony Brncich

Tony Brncich

CEO, Rival5 Technologies
Tony Brncich is the CEO and founder of Rival5 Technologies Corporation. Tony holds a degree in Telecommunication Management and has over 30 years of experience in the Telecom and IT industry. He is passionate about learning new technologies and helping people make informed decisions... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Innovation

12:45pm

The NEW Google Sites - Google Edu on Tour
Now more than ever before, students need to show their learning and the New Google Sites makes it easy for students to display progress and completed products as evidence of mastery. This hands on session will guide you through the creation of a Google site that can be used as a Classroom Teaching Hub or student portfolio. The simple design and drag and drop interface allow anyone to be a webmaster in no time.


Presenters
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Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

Trending Ed Tech … Giving Your Teachers PD They Love!

The Moveable Feast is a proven model of Professional Development for teachers that has been around for 20 years. Join our curriculum coordinators and site coordinator to learn how this PD model has impacted teaching and learning in K-12 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 Christine Chiodo

Christine Chiodo

STEAM Teacher, Pontiac Junior High
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Tammi Lapinski

Administrative Assistant, Bloomington Public Schools
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Brandon Thornton

Mathematics Educator, Speech Coach, Bloomington Public Schools, District 87
I'm just an ordinary teacher trying to be the person my dog already thinks I am.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Schaumburg C

12:45pm

Visual Literacy and Video Creation with WeVideo.
Participants will discuss the overarching themes of Visual Literacy as well as important steps for students in Video Creation before receiving instruction on using WeVideo and accessing Photo Resources (such as copyright free images)
Teachers will be given time to sign-up and explore WeVideo (and walk-away with a few other Video Creation resources) in hopes that they will incorporate these tools in their curriculum and/or create their own videos.

Presenters

Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Schaumburg F

12:45pm

What Can We Do For You!?
Scholarship, Mini-Grants and PD, OH MY! Join us to learn more about Illinois Computing Educators in this fun and interactive session. ICE-IL has so much more to offer than just a conference. Find out more about who we are, what we offer, our chapters and yes,  ISTE Certification! 

Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Adventure Threshold (outside Exhibit Hall)

1:15pm

Privacy
The Common Sense Privacy Initiative has been in place for several years now. Come see our updated materials, evaluations, and resources. We look forward to having conversations about how we can help you deal with your privacy concerns.

Presenters
avatar for Jennier Ehehalt

Jennier Ehehalt

Education Program Manager, Pittsburgh, Common Sense Education
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital learning and digital citizenship among educators, students and their families. She designs and delivers professional development... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Perfection

2:30pm

"I do, We do, You do" Reading Strategies with Blended Learning
Combining pedagogical methods of literacy with Web-based content, Learning A-Z's teacher resources help facilitate a blended learning approach with, " I do": teacher-led instruction using comprehension skill packs. "We do": students in small groups reading digitally assignable practice passages and "You do" individual students read leveled EBooks that have been digitally assigned, featuring online tools for annotations and highlighting.  Students then take an online quiz, results allowing teachers to make instructional next steps .
This session is hosted by #ICE19 Vendor Learning A-Z

Presenters
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Jason Generally

Learning A-Z


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Imagination

2:30pm

#Screencastify Your Learning in G Suite - Google Edu on Tour
Blended and flipped instruction set students free to take charge of their own learning. Screencastify and Google Classroom are the perfect marriage to allow students to gain independence and explore learning on their own. Come explore in a hands on session and experience the dynamic learning that takes place when these two tools collide.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, EdTechTeam
Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Before joining EdTechTeam in 2014, Lisa was a K-6 classroom teacher and technology education specialist at Rutgers and Kean Universities in New Jersey. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s business... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

2:30pm

A Few of My Favorite Things: A Super Duper Edtech Geek Out
Artificial Intelligence, automation, authentic audience, Google Photos, Minecraft Education Edition, Quadblogging, Crossbraining, and more! After attending nearly every major edtech conference in the US, I've seen some of the coolest classroom tech around. Join me for this fast-paced, exciting and informative session on the latest and greatest edtech on the planet. 

Presenters
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Eric Patnoudes

Sponsor, Otus


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg A

2:30pm

Art and Music Go Hand and Hand With Technology

Music and Art Specialists will not want to miss this. We will dive into the use of technology in the arts classroom. Musical compositions with coding as well as art masterpieces will be discussed in this session. Some of the resources we will use include OSMO, Makey, Makey, Spheros, Dash, Ozobots as well as apps that will transform and amaze. Whether you are a specialist or a classroom teacher who is looking for new ideas, plan on attending this session and walk out with new ideas.

Presenters
avatar for Cathy Houchin

Cathy Houchin

Elementary Music Teacher
I love to use technology in my teaching. I like to use different ways to assess how many students are learning.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg F

2:30pm

Become a 4 C's Ninja
Become a 4 C’s Ninja Warrior! This session will show you a way to gamify content for your students or teacher PD. Participants will work in small teams to learn about the 4 C’s and various ways to incorporate Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Critical Thinking in the classroom. Instructors will be your guide on the side as you earn badges when you complete Ninja challenges. This fun, fast-paced, hands-on session will allow you to leave with many ideas to help your students or teachers understand and use the 4 C’s as well as spark ideas to gamify your content in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Paulus

Kim Paulus

Instructional Coach, Central 301
This is my third year as an Instructional Coach at Central 301. I love working and sharing with other professional staff! Prior to becoming a coach, I was a middle school classroom teacher for 21 years. Even though I taught all subjects over that time, science was my passion and where... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg B

2:30pm

Bringing your In-District PD Online
In this session, participants will learn to create in-district PD training sessions online using G-Suite for Education apps, Google Sites and Google Classroom. The skills presented in this session also model online instruction design for teachers of any grade level to use in their classrooms when creating blended learning lessons. Participants should be familiar with G-Suite tools.

One of the biggest obstacles for teachers seeking professional development (PD) is time. With online PD, teachers can seek out PD at a time that works best. Bringing PD online also allows a greater time-frame than a traditional “sit-and-get” session. This makes it much easier to follow up with skills learned and measure how the PD skills have impacted student learning. Teachers can also seek out more relevant PD than traditional PD sessions which traditionally teaches one topic to all teachers. Thus leading to deeper meaning and more impact on classroom learning.

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Breitbarth

Tyler Breitbarth

Education Technology Specialist, Eureka CUSD 140
My name is Tyler Breitbarth and I am currently a Technology Specialist for Eureka Community School District 140, as well as an online Social Studies Instructor at Illinois Virtual School. As part of my role as a Technology Specialist, I am responsible for the technology used in District... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

2:30pm

Coding Isn’t Just for Big Kids! Coding in the Primary Grades!
Are you stuck with how to teach coding to younger students? So were we. See where we started, and how our primary students are now coding, and love it! We will demonstrate  coding in our tech labs with both unplugged and plugged activities for grades K-2 using Beebot, Dash, Kodable, and more. See how coding connects to a variety of subject areas, including reading, science and math!  All activities have been used successfully in District 101.

Presenters
avatar for Vickie Antonsen

Vickie Antonsen

Technology Integration Specialist, Western Springs SD 101
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Beth Tortorello

Technology Integration Specialist, Western Springs School District 101
Seesaw Ambassador, Tech4Learning Innovative Educator, coding in the K-5 classroom, green screen enthusiast and tech educator in Western Springs School District 101.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation

2:30pm

Design Thinking: Not Just for Techies and Makers
You are most likely familiar with design thinking, the process that companies and individuals use to solve problems and create new products. You may have even learned the process at a workshop or conference session (perhaps involving building something with foil and popsicle sticks). But how does one actually use design thinking in education? Believing this process is an important, future-ready skill for our students, we set a goal this year of implementing design thinking throughout our entire K-12 school, from student projects, to teacher professional development, to redesigning learning spaces. Come hear about our approach and how our students are benefitting from it (and yes, foil and popsicle sticks are still involved!).

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Shutters

Elizabeth Shutters

Director of Curriculum & Innovation, Roycemore School
Beth Shutters is the Director of Curriculum and Innovation at Roycemore School, a small independent K-12 school in Evanston. Beth is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She especially enjoys instilling a love of lifelong learning in students and teachers. You can follow her... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Knowledge

2:30pm

Getting to Know Esports
This round table discussion, led by the ByteSpeed team and a panel of university esports members, will focus on the growing opportunities esports offers in high schools and at the collegiate level.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions about these new and exciting programs; come ready to learn how students can gain confidence, grow friendships, and earn college scholarships. 

Presenters
avatar for Brian Hoots

Brian Hoots

Gravity Gaming, ByteSpeed
Brian Hoots has been with ByteSpeed since 2008, working with schools in IL, TN, OK, and KS.  He is becoming heavily involved with Esports at High Schools, as well as at the college level.  In his off time, Brian enjoys playing music, hunting, fishing, and playing 90’s console... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

2:30pm

High Quality at No or Low Cost ~ OER all the Way!
Numerous innovative educators are designing open educational resources [OER] for teaching a variety of subject areas. OER offer low or no-cost peer-reviewed materials as well as cutting-edge adaptive educational technologies. I want to share my journey going OER all the way Fall of 2018! Savings for my students amount to approximately $20,573 for one semester embracing free textbooks – the power of OER! This includes the low costs of groundbreaking adaptive and personalized technology to increase student success in my general introductory psychology classes. I will share links to great online OER resources, answer questions and look forward to a lively discussion!

Presenters
avatar for Nina Dulabaum, Ph.D. ~ Psychology and Education

Nina Dulabaum, Ph.D. ~ Psychology and Education

Faculty, Instruct. Designer, Researcher, Innovation Education-Sustainability
Nina Dulabaum graduated from Oberlin College and served in Berlin, Germany as an international volunteer during the East-West divide. There she conducted seminars on cross-cultural communication, conflict transformation and de-escalation seminars with violent youth as well as exploring... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

2:30pm

Next Generation Conferences: Not just SITting Around
The 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 technology conference experience. Come meet past student presenters and participants and conference organizers to find out how we bring thousands of kids together.

Presenters
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Tammi Lapinski

Administrative Assistant, Bloomington Public Schools


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg C

2:30pm

Professional Learning with Apple
Discover how to help educators get the most from Apple technology. Hear about comprehensive resources and services to help build foundational skills with Apple products and integrate them into learning to engage students more deeply. Learn how Apple Professional Learning Specialists can work side by side with you _x000B_to innovate your learning and teaching practices.

Presenters

Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

2:30pm

Reaching ALL Students with Mastery Learning
This session will provide participants with easy to implement strategies to reach ALL students with Mastery Learning in their classrooms. The discussed methods have been shared and utilized to increase student achievement and ownership through self-paced mastery grids across the country. By providing tools that create a self-paced, personalized and student-centered classroom environment every student can be met where they are at and thrive in the classroom!

Presenters
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Rae Hughart

Educator, Evans Junior High School, McLean County
Rae Hughart is a Middle Level Math Educator in Illinois and the Director of Training & Development for Progressive Mastery Learning, LLC. Rae trains educators on how to partner with local businesses to design dynamic, connected content by designing themed units dedicated to community... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg D

2:30pm

Social Media in the Classroom
Social media lends itself to a multitude of applications in the classroom and in school-wide events. It encourages interaction and collaboration among students while nurturing a student-centric learning environment. Utilizing a multitude of platforms, including Twitter, Snapchat, Padlet, and Edublogs, students gain unique, creative practice in research, communication and presentation skills within digital environments that extend learning beyond the four walls of a classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Theresa Christensen

Theresa Christensen

English Teacher; Technology Coach, William Fremd High School
Theresa is a National Board Certified teacher enjoying her 21st year teaching high school English. She has a Masters in both Secondary Education and Educational Administration. Currently, she serves as one of her building's technology coaches, helping teachers best integrate technology... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg G

2:30pm

Supercharge your PD!
Feel like your training is a drag? Did you know that one of the top ten challenges that trainers face is learner engagement? It's time to put some pep in your PD. During this workshop, participants will explore and discuss strategies to build a community of connected learners. Participants will power up their tech toolkits with tech tools to increase adult learner engagement. By the end of the session, participants will create an outline of their own Supercharged PD session using the tech tools and strategies presented.

Presenters
avatar for Chappel Billings

Chappel Billings

Founder, Chappel BIllings LLC
Chappel Billings has almost two decades of experience in the education sector as a special education teacher, administrator, and instructional designer. She now serves as Founder and Consultant for Chappel Billings LLC. Chappel advises training professionals to leverage technology... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg E

2:30pm

When The Bleep Are We Going To Use That!
In an attempt to engage uninterested students in typically uninteresting material, I worked to develop a classroom with challenging hands-on activities with a plot. I'll share my experiences playing Walter White and the Cryogenically Frozen Head of Walt Disney while teaching in the flipped model. I'll show you how my class has stolen/modified space stations, attempted to save Puerto Rico, and colonized Mars using project-based learning and 3D printing.

Presenters

Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

3:30pm

G Suite Health Check - Open your mouth and say Google - Google Edu on Tour
The Admin Console has hundreds of policy settings and controls. Do you have them all set correctly for a K-12 space? In this technical session we will look at common pitfalls and best practices for getting your G Suite Admin Console set up appropriately for staff and students.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Benson

Melissa Benson

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT
A G Suite Certified Administrator with over 10 years of hands-on experience in the G Suite Admin Console within K-12 schools. Melissa brings insights from working within K-12 school districts and now at Amplified IT as a Google for Education Consultant, she continues to help schools... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

3:45pm

Breaking Financial Barriers Through Blended Learning
How can you empower students to have confidence in their financial and career goals? Our session will cover financial capability, entrepreneurship, investing, and the growing importance of educating our students to be financially responsible citizens. Our financial education programs provide a rich foundation in areas such as budgeting, investing, credit, taxes, and financing higher education. Along their learning journey, the entrepreneurship program provides students an engaging platform to explore a potential career pathway.

This session provides educator access to Vault-Understanding Money (4th-6th grades), FutureSmart (6th-8th grades), Venture-Entrepreneurial Expedition (7th-10th), and EVERFI-Financial Literacy and Marketworks (9th-12th grades) and will discuss implementation strategies that can extend offline. These FREE interactive digital resources are student-driven and have assessments embedded into them, enabling students to go at their own pace as the teacher can be a facilitator in the classroom and see measurable outcomes from student work. Join us or visit EVERFI.com/k-12 to learn more.

Presenters
avatar for Meaghan Joyce

Meaghan Joyce

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI
Meaghan Joyce is a Senior Schools Manager with EVERFI, an education technology company that provides schools with no-cost digital resources. For over three years, she has supported schools around Illinois in their use of EVERFI's programs. Meaghan has always enjoyed partnering with... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

3:45pm

Cultivate Your Brand: Social Media 101 for #Educators
Teachers and Administrators new to or just starting out on social media platforms Twitter and Instagram will learn the benefits of creating professional accounts and using their online presence as a communication tool within their school community as well as a collaboration tool with fellow educators. This session will also introduce the basics of how and why to set up Twitter and Instagram accounts and provide opportunities to brainstorm ideas that will help them cultivate their online brand. Before leaving the session, participants will create their own Twitter and Instagram accounts, find subject-relevant people to follow, and tweet and post their first professional online messages.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah LaVallee

Sarah LaVallee

5th Grade ELA, Gower School District 62
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Kristen Miller

8th Grade ELA Long-Term Sub, Gower School District 62
Hello colleagues! I am SO excited to meet you at the #ICE19 conference! My teaching career began in the Chicago area in 2008 with high school English and German, but I decided to get my Masters a few years back to teach Reading and Language Arts to middle school students. High school... Read More →
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Julia Murray

Student, Woodgrove High School



Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

3:45pm

Elevating Student Learning with SAMR
Set your students up for success by aligning your teaching practices to 21st-century learning outcomes, and learn how SAMR can elevate your use of technology in the classroom! Dive into digital creation and communication tools, and leave with the resources and strategies to practically apply what you’ve learned to existing or new lessons. This session is jam-packed with helpful guides you’ll walk away with to return to and use at your own pace. Examples of ed tech resources covered include G Suite for Education, Explain Everything, Padlet, Book Creator, Flipgrid, and so much more!

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

K-12 Education Strategist, CDW
In my role as a K12 Education Strategist within the CDW•G organization, I act as the voice of the educator to the CDW•G K12 sales team.It is my responsibility to provide an educator’s pedagogical expertise of the benefits, challenges, and impact of technology in the classroom... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

3:45pm

Emotional Health and Technology
The digital world provides seemingly limitless opportunity and advantage to anyone with internet access. Join together to personally and collaboratively evaluate and dramatize one of the darker corners of technology's impact on the heart and mind, then strategize to ensure that families and schools are better equipped to ensure emotional well-being.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Noble

Chris Noble

Instructional Tech Specialist, Harlem Consolidated School District 122
My passion is to engage, build, and promote a culture of learning through compassionate, reflective, and impactful practices. I have been an instructional tech specialist since fall of 2017, and I bring with me 7 years of middle school ELA and 3 years of middle school science teaching... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schaumburg F

3:45pm

From Learning to Leading: Shifting Coaching Conversations from Tools to Teaching

Guided by the work of Dr. Liz Kolb (Learning First, Technology Second) and Diane Sweeney (Student-Centered Coaching) and nicely aligned with our district’s Strategic Plan, two first year coaches spearhead an initiative defining the role of technology within our classrooms. Working strategically to transform the definition of coaching, we were able to launch a 1:1 initiative focusing on opportunities for collaboration and creation. By curating a deep understanding of the device’s purpose and native abilities, we’ve shifted the conversation from “How do I access this tool?” to “What do we want students to be able to do?” Providing professional learning around instructional initiatives, we’ve efficiently and successfully altered the conversation from tools to teaching in one short year.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ix9jQ2p3YWqeL0hawpqX7eGimdsIhmSa3G1IskjtZkk/edit?usp=sharing

Presenters
avatar for Krissy Pierce

Krissy Pierce

Instructional Coach, NORTHBROOK SD 28
avatar for Ronit Shapiro

Ronit Shapiro

Instructional Technology Coach, NORTHBROOK SD 28



Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schaumburg B

3:45pm

Get Coding with CodeMonkey
CodeMonkey gives teachers all the tips, tricks, and tools to teach coding seamlessly without needing that oh-so-coveted computer science degree. Participants will work through CodeMonkey Challenges, learn the ins and out of the platform and walk away knowing how to create their own challenges. In addition, participants will work through several coding concepts by completing unplugged activities that you can use any time, any place. Write Code. Catch Bananas. Save the World.

Presenters
avatar for Leena Saleh

Leena Saleh

Professional Development Manager @CodeMonkey, CodeMonkey
Former STEM teacher who is extremely passionate about the world of technology and how it transfers into the classroom to make our students workforce ready. I believe that providing students the skills for our future is absolutely vital.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Innovation

3:45pm

Got Assessment? Which Formative Assessment is right for your needs?
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

Presenters
avatar for Brandi Argentar

Brandi Argentar

Tech Coach and Science Teacher, Adlai E. Stevenson High School
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... Read More →
avatar for Christina Wood

Christina Wood

Science Instructor & Instructional Tech Coach, Adlai E. Stevenson
While Christina Wood has been part of Stevenson High School for over 20 years, her career began 25 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... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schaumburg C

3:45pm

Helping achieving Digital Citizenship with Blocksi
Devices are everywhere. Chromebook is now the leading platform of choice in EDU. How to help teacher keep student on track and make sure that they make the right choices while using GSuite Managed Chromebooks. 

Presenters
avatar for Blocksi, Inc

Blocksi, Inc

Blocksi, Inc
Blocksi, Inc. founded in 2011, having its HQ in Palo Alto, CA, is dedicated to providing the Education K12 market, an innovative and powerful cloud content filtering and classroom screen monitoring system with Big Data content analysis for GSuite managed Chromebooks and Windows OS... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

3:45pm

Hidden Google Gems: Finding the Undiscovered Treasures
Did you know there are undiscovered treasures to be found in G Suite and other Googley products? They aren’t really hidden, you just don’t know where they are! Let’s discover, explore and have some fun while finding some excellent tools that will support our use of G-Suite in the classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Anne Truger

Anne Truger

Application Trainer, D219
Anne Truger is an educational technology consultant with over 20 years of classroom experience. Anne started her career as a Special Education teacher with a Masters in Instructional Technology. She went on to become a Director of Educational Technology Innovation. She is a Google... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

3:45pm

Introduction to Competency Education
Illinois State Superintendent Dr. Tony Smith continues to encourage every district in the State of Illinois to join the Competency Education pilot, which is now in Year 2. Ridgewood High School is part of the original year 1 cohort and a leader working with the State to create a competency plan for all districts. In this session, through interactive activities we will introduce Competency Education as well as demonstrate how technology has played a pivotal role in our implementation.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schaumburg E

3:45pm

LAUNCHing K-8 STEAM into the Stars
The engineering design process (EDP) brings STEAM to life. But, how do we help K-8 students internalize this process? Come explore the LAUNCH Cycle—a student-friendly EDP framework. First-hand experiences and student examples will be featured. Walk away with confidence and inspiration to LAUNCH your STEAM program into the stars!

Slide deck

Presenters
avatar for Billy Heisler

Billy Heisler

Teacher, Lake Zurich CUSD 95
Passionate learner and educator. Middle school Computer Tech teacher. STEAM Camp co-teacher. Moonshot thinker.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schaumburg G

3:45pm

Leveraging the Power of Students: Student Help Desk Support
Student tech programs empower students to develop career ready skills while providing invaluable support to students and teachers. Join passionate educators to discuss how these programs help students learn essential skills like collaboration, problem solving, and time management as they repair devices, support peers, process support tickets and much more.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Garry

Adam Garry

Manager of Global K-12 Education Strategy, Dell
Adam Garry is a former elementary school teacher and is now Dell’s manager of global professional learning. He has presented at conferences around the world, including ISTE, and has delivered keynotes across the United States and in Costa Rica, Jamaica and Trinidad. He has published... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Nirvana C: Flexible Spaces Classroom by Meteor (2nd Floor)

3:45pm

Revive and Refresh Your Science and Social Studies Research Projects with Technology
Do you ever feel like your science and social studies projects aren't engaging the students as much as you’d like? Are you finding it challenging to implement NGSS? Interested in integrating technology more? Come learn from a librarian and technology coach who co-teach all major research projects! We will provide example research projects from grades 1-5 on science and social studies topics. You will leave this session with sample planning documents, final product examples, differentiated instruction, and assessment/reflection options.

Presenters
avatar for Anna Davis

Anna Davis

Technology Integration Coach, Northbrook/Glenview District 30
I am a Technology Integration Coach at Wescott School in Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. This is my third year in this technology role, but my seventh year teaching. I taught fourth grade for four years. I am a technology specialist serving students and teachers in a 1st-5th... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Janavicius

Margaret Janavicius

School Library Media Specialist, Wescott Elementary, School District 30
This is my 4th year as the librarian at Wescott School, a 1st-5th grade building in Northbrook/Glenview D30. I collaborate extensively with the tech specialist and classroom teachers. I have helped implement NGSS and the new Social Studies standards, and I have worked on incorporating... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schaumburg A

3:45pm

Sketch Walk: Observations Drawings
Join Apple for an inspiring walk on sketching the people, objects, and places around you on iPad Pro using Apple Pencil. We’ll practice basic techniques, and share tips on how to observe and draw what you see.

Presenters

Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

3:45pm

The Kids Are Alright: Tech Tools to Enhance Student Agency
Many people cite technology as the largest problem in teaching our students “soft skills” when, in reality, it may be our best solution. Using the Social Emotional Learning Standards and the current research on student agency -- personalized learning through student voice and student choice -- we will highlight tech tools that will make choice and voice an everyday part of your classroom.

“The Kids Are Alright” is often used ironically to convey that the kids are in fact not alright. With these tools, maybe they will be.

Presenters
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Christine Chiodo

STEAM Teacher, Pontiac Junior High
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Brandon Thornton

Mathematics Educator, Speech Coach, Bloomington Public Schools, District 87
I'm just an ordinary teacher trying to be the person my dog already thinks I am.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Euphoria (2nd Floor)

3:45pm

Unlocking the mysteries of E-rate
The FCC's E-rate program makes telecommunications and information services more affordable for schools and libraries. This program can also leave school district professionals trying to complete the many applications and timelines frustrated, confused and just worn out! IL State E-rate Coordinator Melinda Fiscus will lead a discussion about the program, provide tips for navigating the system, and help answer questions about what to do when and how. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged. If you have years of experience or were blessed with the title of E-rate applicant yesterday, this is the session for you.

(Extra Information: The conversation may lead to the completion of the E-rate Form 471 for FY2019-20 for those ready to file. In order to make this happen this session would need to be scheduled as the last session on Wednesday, and the room available after normal conference hours for those who want to stay and file. We are trying out this model at IETC with the 470 application. If this can be arranged, please add the next sentence to the description.) The presenter will remain after the session to hands-on assist districts in completing the E-rate Form 471 for the upcoming cycle.

Presenters
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Melinda Fiscus

Learning Technology Center of Illinois
Mindy Fiscus is the Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. She was formerly the Area 6 Technology Director for Southern Illinois and has 19 years of educational technology experience. In her current role, Mindy also serves as one of the IL State... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Inspiration

3:45pm

Using simulations and interactive learning in science to take us places the classroom can’t
Creating student centered learning through the use of online simulations and interactive websites in the science classroom driven by NGSS.  We will look at ways to modify virtual labs to better reflect the CER (claim, evidence and reasoning). Exploring ways to enhance classroom labs with virtual opportunities along with self paced learning while keeping learning engaging, fun and meaningful!  We will spend the last few minutes sharing with eachother successful lessons, ideas and websites!

Presenters
avatar for Julie Eglite

Julie Eglite

Physics Teacher, Deerfield High School


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schaumburg D
 
Thursday, February 28
 

9:00am

Apple IT Leadership Roundtable
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Join IT leadership from Apple Distinguished Schools across Illinois. They’ll discuss their school environments and how they support the innovative use of one-to-one technology on campus.

Presenters
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Shannon Osheroff

K12 Development Executive, Apple
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Scott Weidig

District 211 - Technology Chair, Township High School District 211


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

9:00am

Chromebook Roundtable

Presenters
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Peter Kupfer

Assistant Principal, Warren Township High School
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Aaron Tan

Director of Educational Technologies, Concept Schools
More than 10 years I have been working with students and schools to promote 21st Century Skills and implement Technology in classrooms.


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Schaumburg B

9:00am

Coaching Roundtable

Presenters
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Brianna Hodges

Learner. Listener. Leader. Storyteller. Texas EdTech of the Year (2017). K12 Administrator to Watch (2018). National Advisor for Future Ready Instructional Coaches. An experienced school and district leader with a superpower for storytelling (Bri spent 10+ years as a PR exec) and... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Euphoria (2nd Floor)

9:00am

9:00am

Google Admin Roundtable

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Benson

Melissa Benson

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT
A G Suite Certified Administrator with over 10 years of hands-on experience in the G Suite Admin Console within K-12 schools. Melissa brings insights from working within K-12 school districts and now at Amplified IT as a Google for Education Consultant, she continues to help schools... Read More →
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Michael Patterson

Google for Education Program Manager, Google
I have the privilege of working with a passionate and dedicated team evangelizing Google's vision for the teaching and learning experiences in schools throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio.Our team strategically aligns with K-12 school district leadership... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Schaumburg C

9:00am

Large District Roundtable

Presenters
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Keith Bockwoldt

Chief Information Officer, Hinsdale High School District 86
Keith has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of education. As a visionary leader, he is a champion for public education and the infusion of educational technology with a focus on innovation. He developed policies and programs to protect District assets. In his previous... Read More →
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Dallas Turner

Physics Teacher, Rockford Public Schools
Dallas is a high school physics teacher, former technology coach and model rocketry enthusiast. In addition, he is a board member of the StateLine Illinois Computing Educators. He enjoys finding problems and their solutions which is why he does what he does. He is a level 1 Certified... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Schaumburg F

9:00am

Network Management & Monitoring Roundtable

Presenters
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Aaron Souza

Director of IT at Minooka 201. Enjoys talking wireless and network monitoring.


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Schaumburg D

9:00am

Security Best Practices Roundtable

Presenters
avatar for Don Ringelestein

Don Ringelestein

Director of Technology, West Aurora School District 129
10 Year Ed Tech professional, passionate about teaching and learning for everyone in school communities!
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Erich Grauke

Principal Consultant, Illinois State Board of Education
Erich Grauke is a principal consultant in the Curriculum and Instruction department at the Illinois State Board of Education. Drawing on 21 years of experience in education with roles as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and 13 years as a district technology director... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Schaumburg A

9:00am

Small District Roundtable

Presenters
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Keith Palz

Atlantic Research Partners
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Thomas Walker

Director of Technology, Massac Unit School District #1


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Schaumburg G

9:00am

Windows Roundtable

Presenters
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Seth Wilkerson

Support & Device Manager, Consolidated High School District 230


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Are You Considering eSports?
This session will focus on an administrative perspective of eSports in schools and will address the various concerns that may come with implementation of the program.

Presenters
avatar for Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker

Director of Technology, Massac Unit School District #1


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Inspiration

11:15am

Browser Battle - Why Chrome Reigns Supreme?
So much of our technology lives are spent living within a browser. In the battle of browsers, why get caught in one that slows you down? In this session, we will explore how you can maximize your productivity within Google Chrome and ultimately why Google Chrome reigns supreme. Apps, Extensions, the Omnibox, accessibility to your connected Google services are just some of the features of Chrome that put the smackdown on every other browser. You will walk away with some tips and tricks as well as a better of understanding of how to take full advantage of Chrome and how it can impact your productivity and experience online.

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Nirvana A: Google for Edu Learning Space (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Cloud & Your Data Center - Roundtable Session
The Data Center landscape is changing rapidly and the Cloud brings a different dynamic for schools to consider.  Join our roundtable discussion around the Data Center and learn about all of the possibilities the Cloud can offer. 

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg F

11:15am

Cultivating a Successful Coding Culture in your Schools and Classrooms
This session will give a detailed account of our Computer Science Immersion initiative implemented across our K-8 school District. Resources and ideas will be shared for your schools and classrooms. By embedding a Computer Science program into every subject area, students approach their world with a computational thought process!

Presenters
avatar for Phil Hintz

Phil Hintz

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


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia C (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Deploying and Managing Apple in Education
Hear from Apple about the latest features for education in iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Learn about the enhanced Classroom app for iPad that provides more ways to guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. See how Apple School Manager can simplify and streamline deployment, and how tvOS makes it simple to configure Apple TV for common school scenarios. Explore new features in iOS and macOS that enable schools to manage devices and the classroom experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with peers from other schools and districts that are deploying Apple devices.

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia D: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Email security
If you aren’t training your staff on email security, you leave yourselves open to unacceptable risks. This presentation will focus on “email fire drills” and how to use them to help staff identify phishing email and deal with it effectively.

Presenters
avatar for Don Ringelestein

Don Ringelestein

Director of Technology, West Aurora School District 129
10 Year Ed Tech professional, passionate about teaching and learning for everyone in school communities!


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia B (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Evidence - based Digital Resources
Engage with evidence-based digital resources that unlock the potential for learners through hands-on experiences, transformative technology, and instructional strategies.  We will share digital first reading, writing, speaking, and listening resources including over 3,000 interactive, leveled texts, automatic scoring on writing sessions, and flexible access options. Participate in hands - on educational technology that accelerates literacy for high-need learners.  Engage students with personalized learning that meet student’s specific literacy needs; while providing access to rigorous on grade-level instruction and content.   See how different reporting options document student performance and drive improvement goals, critical for developing programming and meeting state and federal requirements.

Presenters
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Christina Mackey

Pearson Digital Intervention Team, Pearson
I'm a member of the Pearson Digital Intervention Team.  I have the privilege of bringing digital resources into the classroom to help student reach their highest potential. Most of my experience has been with intervention programming which allows all students the opportunity to have... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Imagination

11:15am

Feeling Vulnerable? Securing Your Connected Future
Protecting your sensitive data in a world of increasing threat is no easy operation. Everyone is a target for cybercrime, but not every school or business has a dedicated Chief Information Security Officer and a team of security professionals to tackle the problems. That’s where we come in!  Learn how the Illinois  Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) – Illinois Century Network (ICN) is helping K-12 schools and organizations build a security defense. This session will also highlight the most important security issues and provide examples along with a roadmap to reduce the risk. Cyber criminals never stop trying to find your network weaknesses. As long as threats exist, you need a proactive cybersecurity plan to counteract them. A panel of experts and forward thinkers will be on hand to take audience questions.

Presenters
avatar for Andre Bouravnev

Andre Bouravnev

DDoS subject matter expert, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology, Illinois Century Network (ICN)
Andre Bouravnev, MS-CIS, M.Div, BA, CISSP, FOI, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+, is a DDoS subject matter expert for the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology, Illinois Century Network (ICN). He currently manages a team of network engineers overseeing the... Read More →
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Adam Ford

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), State of Illinois
Adam Ford, CISSP, serves as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). During his 18 years with the State of Illinois, Adam has served as a network engineer and architect designing, implementing and supporting LAN, Data... Read More →
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Chris Hill

Chief Information Security Officer, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT)
Chris Hill serves as the Chief Information Security Officer at the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT). Chris has more than 20 years of professional experience in the state information technology environment. At DoIT, Chris is actively engaged in the IT transformation... Read More →
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Lori Sorenson

Chief Networking Officer, State of Illinois
Lori Sorenson is responsible for the State of Illinois telecommunications and network operations including the Illinois Century Network (ICN), a statewide open access broadband network serving K-12 and higher education, libraries and museums, state and local government and broadband... Read More →
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Frank Walters

Network Architect for the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology, Illinois Century Network (ICN), State of Illinois
Frank Walters, CISSP, CEH is the Network Architect for the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology, Illinois Century Network (ICN) and is responsible for the overall planning and design of the state’s data network. Frank has over 20 years of experience in IT and has extensive... Read More →
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Robin Woodsome

Manager for Field Operations, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology
Robin Woodsome is the Manager for Field Operations for the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology. Within this role, Robin manages the Illinois Century Network (ICN) Regional Technology Centers and 24 x 7 Network Operations Center. Robin joined the ICN during its formation... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

11:15am

GEO Tools
Explore geospatial Google Tools with Google Earth For Education Experts! Learn creation techniques that will allow students to collaborate on maps, upload 360 images, design tours, and access educational global content. Connect local to global through exploring Google Streetview, Maps, Tour Builder, Earth, and Poly VR tours. Time will be spent explaining the features of each tool and learning authentic ways they can be integrated into the classroom. Provide platforms where global citizenship can thrive!

Presenters
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Ellie Reitz

7th/8th Gifted Social Studies Teacher/ Department Chair, NCUSD 203; Kennedy Junior High
Ed.D., wife, mom of two, geography teacher of 17 years, learner, adventurer, reader, techy, curriculum writer, Google Earth Education Expert, and National Geographic Online Community Steering Committee.
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Jessica Walsh

Instructional Specialist, Indian Prairie 204


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg B

11:15am

Getting more from Wireshark
Learn to go beyond the basics to save time, and find problems faster using Wireshark.

Presenters
AS

Aaron Souza

Director of IT at Minooka 201. Enjoys talking wireless and network monitoring.


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg C

11:15am

Google Jamboard - The Whiteboard Reinvented
Create, collaborate, integrate, and JAM!  See how Jamboard works. It's like a whiteboard, but better.  A new way to collaborate, from Google.

This session is hosted by #ICE19 Vendor Midwest Computer Products, Inc. (Booth #907)

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Innovation

11:15am

How to Leverage Microsoft Windows and Modern Device Management
Are you looking to enable modern, cloud-based management of Windows PCs, but not sure where to start? Join this session to learn how you can modernize management at your own pace with System Center Configuration Manager, Intune and Fastrack. You will see the latest news Microsoft has to share on deployment, management, the servicing of Windows 10, and how co-management simplifies the transition from traditional on-premise tools to cloud services. 

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Epiphany (2nd floor)

11:15am

IT Departments and Chromebooks - Love at First Site - Google Edu on Tour
Have you rolled out hundreds or even thousands of Chromebooks and need an easy way to setup, manage and maintain them? Come learn the ins and outs of settings, services and tools that’ll make your life easier as a Domain Admin. We’ll show you how to harness your very own robot army to deploy Chromebooks smarter and faster than you thought possible. Learn how to report on your entire fleet seeing versions, status and usage details ensuring optimum ROI.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Benson

Melissa Benson

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT
A G Suite Certified Administrator with over 10 years of hands-on experience in the G Suite Admin Console within K-12 schools. Melissa brings insights from working within K-12 school districts and now at Amplified IT as a Google for Education Consultant, she continues to help schools... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Nirvana Threshold: Google Edu on Tour (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Leveraging One-to-One Programs to Promote _x000B_Deeper Learning with ESSA
Learn how districts are leveraging their one-to-one programs to promote deeper learner while also addressing challenges and opportunities presented under Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act (ESSA), including chronic absenteeism, equity, diversity, and growth.

Moderators
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Robert Hudson

Assistant Superintendent, Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD102
“Every child possesses elements of greatness that once identified and nurtured, will serve to sustain their pursuit of interests and passions throughout life’s journey. It is our calling (as educators and parents) to create opportunities for children to discover and develop those... Read More →

Presenters
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Matt Fuller

Asst Supt for Technology & Innovation, Barrington 220
Dr. Matt J. Fuller is Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Innovation at Barrington 220, a PK–12 school district northwest of Chicago. He has served in educational technology leadership roles in Illinois school districts including Winnetka District 36, Des Plaines District... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia Threshold: Apple Education (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Re-Imagining Learning Spaces, 2.0
Creating High-Impact Learning Environments may conjure up thoughts of sleek, modern designs and stylish furniture. However, there is another important component to keep in mind which are the High-Impact Learning Experiences that we envision to be lived out in our spaces.  Connecting the dots between experiences and environments is the key to having our vision come to life.

Presenters
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Brandon Hillman

Director of Growth Strategies, MeTEOR Education
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Sean Baum

VP, West, MeTEOR Education
Passionate believer that the learning environment is not neutral. It either positively or negatively impacts the teacher and student and only by aligning the pedagogy, technology, and learning space can we truly realize how we can positively change the outcomes and experiences for... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Nirvana C: Flexible Spaces Classroom by Meteor (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Safety at your fingertips with VoIP
Tony Brncich, CEO of Rival5 Technologies, will discuss implementing a School Safe Solution, and how to leverage the technology of Hosted VoIP as part of a fully integrated safety solution. Rival5 will unveil our new Emergency Lockdown Notification System (RLock) and will provide a live demo at booth #615. The RLock System interfaces Rival5's Hosted VoIP Solution with your current overhead paging, alarm, and door access systems. When activated the RLock System automatically contacts the local E911 center, alerts administrators via email/text, and provides audible/visual alerting throughout your district. Additionally, Tony will discuss premise based VoIP vs. hosted VoIP, how VoIP providers differ, and the challenges Tech Directors face when managing their phone system.

Presenters
avatar for Tony Brncich

Tony Brncich

CEO, Rival5 Technologies
Tony Brncich is the CEO and founder of Rival5 Technologies Corporation. Tony holds a degree in Telecommunication Management and has over 30 years of experience in the Telecom and IT industry. He is passionate about learning new technologies and helping people make informed decisions... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Student Chromebook Repair TechAcademy
In our school we have a deployment of 4000 Chromebooks and we repair the majority of our devices in house with a student repair TechAcademy course. In the course the students work on real world certifications and learn how to provide technical support to repair devices. Come and learn our story and what we have learned about the process to implement in your district.

Presenters
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Kat Cree

Tech Academy Clerk, Warren Township High School