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Saturday, January 31
 

9:00am

Maximizing Your Chrome Managment
Went 1:1? Learn how to personalize, prioritize, and maximize your teachers and students Chrome experiences with Google Admin. Participants will learn various ways to customize browsing experiences, app creation for scholastic purposes, and managing your Chrome Web Store.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Diamond Lake School District 76
Instructional Technology Coordinator who has served for several years as classroom teacher, technology facilitator, and informational literacy coach. Mr Hansen has many years of experience in educational technology management, conference presenting, edtech coaching, training as a... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2015

9:00am

Technology Walk Through - Utilizing a SAMR Rubric
Priority has been placed on the Common Core and PARCC, so many teachers are unaware of ISTE Standards. The solution we've found has been Technology Walk Throughs using SAMR rubrics. Teachers learn in a non-threatening manner how technology can enhance instruction and rekindle their enthusiasm.

Presenters
avatar for Judith Ormerod Assmann

Judith Ormerod Assmann

Digital Learning, Curriculum & Assessment Liaison, Special Ed. Dist. of Lake Co (SEDOL)
My background in teaching, psychology and administration have combined beautifully in my position as a Digital Learning, Curriculum and Assessment Liaison. I work collaboratively with teachers to strive for instructional best practice and monitor the fidelity of implementation of... Read More →
avatar for Donna Strollo

Donna Strollo

Technology Coordinator, Special Education Dist. of Lake Co (SEDOL)


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2055

9:00am

3D Printing in the Classroom
The Maker Movement is here! Learn about 3D printing and how it can be used in a K-12 classroom--what it is, how it works, and how it can be used in a classroom to inspire learning, creativity, and innovation.

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Trudeau

Andrea Trudeau

Library Information Specialist, Shepard Middle School/Deerfield District 109
Andrea Trudeau, M.S.Ed. (@Andrea_Trudeau) is a National Board Certified Teacher (EA/ELA), current AISLE Professional Development Chairperson, CoSpaces EDU Rockstar Ambassador, and 21-year veteran in education with a variety of teaching roles at Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2060

9:00am

Developing a Behavior Monitoring System with Google Sheets
Come learn how an alternative campus has developed and deployed an in depth and real time solution for collecting behavior data utilizing the ecosystem with Sheets as the foundation.

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. He maintains the blog zenodotus.net which gives succinct, helpful information on useable technology and explores current trends in educational design and pedagogy. As the District Technology Coordinator... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2045

9:00am

Digital Storytelling: Get it Write!
Movies, TV shows, commercials, PSA's, coming attractions, YouTube - students understand the language of film and television. Use the writing process to build on the visual grammar we see on a daily basis in movies and TV to create short student videos that communicate effectively and are memorable.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Brennan

Joe Brennan

Creativity & Innovation Specialist, Meridian Middle School
I am a former Spanish teacher, AV/Media coordinator and coach who recently unretired to fill in as Creativity & Innovation Specialist at Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove. My Spanish students at Niles West showed me the power of student made videos and I've been a digital storytelling... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2040

9:00am

Doing Even More with iPads
Moving beyond the everyday uses of apps, we will focus on other ways to integrate iPads into the classroom. We will be giving new ideas for creating projects and apps for skill practice. Our projects will help you to differentiate to meet the needs of all students and are aligned to Common Core targets.

Presenters
avatar for Katie Cardella

Katie Cardella

Teacher, Aptakisic Tripp District 102
Katie is a first grade teacher at Tripp School in Aptakisic Tripp D102. She has been in D102 for the last nine years both as a first and third grade teacher. She loves integrating technology into the curriculum and is always looking for new ideas.
avatar for Laura Iacullo

Laura Iacullo

Teacher, Aptakisic Tripp District 102
I teach an At-Risk Full Day Kindergarten program at Tripp School in Buffalo Grove. I have been using ipads for students to practice their skills, as well as create projects. I am always looking for unique ways to use technology to enhance learning!


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
1200

9:00am

Engaging Student Through Video Tools
Presenters will discuss uses for videos and unique presentation web tools to engage students across disciplines at the junior high and high school levels. Web tools will include Videonot.es, Movenote, Powtoons, and YouTube. Examples of class projects/presentations will be used to demonstrate the multiple uses for these interactive tools.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Chambers

Heather Chambers

Instructor, Cary-Grove High School, District 155


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
1100

9:00am

Flipped Classroom
Are you ready to flip your classroom? Learn how I have completely flipped my math classroom. No longer do students listen to me lecture but engage in high-level collaborative math work in class while they listen to me teach from home. Learn what a flipped classroom is and is not as well as tips and tools to start your own flipped lessons!

Presenters
avatar for Kirk Humphreys

Kirk Humphreys

TAP Math Teacher, Caruso Middle School, Deerfield #109
Kirk Humphreys is a TAP (gifted) mathematics teacher at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, IL. He has been teaching for 14 years. As an educator, Kirk prides himself in being an innovator and is constantly reinventing his math classroom. His classroom is a “flipped classroom... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2030

9:00am

Formative Assessments in the World Language Classroom
This presentation will highlight tools that enable the ability to design and deliver formative assessments into current classroom practice. Whether informal “on the fly” checks for understanding or more formal, structured assessments, all tools provide real time feedback that contribute to modifications in instruction to promote student learning.

Presenters
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Sara Chao

Chinese Language Teacher, New Trier High School


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2050

9:00am

iPad Playground Session 1
The session ideas are:
Session 1: iPads and Multiple Intelligences-using the iPad to meet the needs of students who learn in different ways.
Session 2: Paperless Classroom--How to use a variety of apps to make many different kinds of assignments completely paperless.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Pribyl

Linda Pribyl

D214 Education Academy teacher, High School District 214 Education Academy Students
Linda Pribyl has been a Career & Technical Education teacher for 14 years at Rolling Meadows High School. As part of her role a Division Technology Coach, she teaches a course for gifted students called The Education Academy. Linda received a one-to-one iPad pilot in 2011 for her... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
3005/3010

9:00am

Kids Can Code: Computer Programming for Kindergarten and Up
The morning coding club at Middlefork School allows students to explore computer programming through activities geared towards their grade level (K-3). We will share how we extended Hour of Code to this supplemental coding class. Come hear about (and play with) the same activities our kids are using to learn coding!

Presenters
avatar for Jen Gilbert

Jen Gilbert

Instructional Technology Coach, Fairview South School, District 72
Jen Gilbert is a Learning and Behavior Specialist certified in Early Childhood Technology with a Masters in Science Education. When not creating innovative activities with teachers or working on social media integration projects, she can be found presenting on education technology... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2010

9:00am

Take Control of Your Gmail Inbox
Are you managing your Gmail Inbox or overwhelmed by it? Put your labels to work managing your workflow, instead of just using them as folders. Utilize Archive and Delete effectively. Find messages quickly and easily with advanced search techniques. Learn about the functionality "labs" can add to your Gmail.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Isabelli

Kate Isabelli

Tech Integration Specialist, Community High School District 128


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
3035

9:00am

Technology That Supports a Standards-Based Science Classroom
Strategies and tools to enhance scientific learning in a standards-based learning environment that focuses on real-world problem solving. Investigate tech tools for giving feedback, ways to practice science virtually, and ideas for students to express mastery.

Presenters
avatar for Katie Budrow

Katie Budrow

6th Grade Science Teacher, Caruso Middle School, DPS109
Katie Budrow is a sixth grade science teacher at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois. Before teaching, Katie spent five years doing chemistry work in the labeling industry. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from UW-Madison and a Master’s of Art in Teaching from... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
3030

9:00am

Written Text: Alive with Technology
Use blogs to enhance and enrich student learning by creating interactive, multi-curricular activities that provide student choice and allow for deeper comprehension of texts. We will share our One School-One Book experience of Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett and demonstrate how to make any text come to life.

Presenters
avatar for Sheri DeCarlo

Sheri DeCarlo

Instructional Technology Coach, Maercker School District 60
avatar for Lynn Gorey

Lynn Gorey

4th Grade Teacher, Maercker School District #60
Twitter @d60Gorey


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2065

9:00am

Google for the Science Classroom & Collaboration
Come see how teachers are using Google for Education to collaborate, align the curriculum to NGSS, and teach professional scientific methods to their students. We will look at Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Drawing and learn how to turn your students’ standard lab reports into professional looking lab reports.

Presenters
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Kathy Fritsch

Physics Teacher, Waukegan HS - Brookside Campus


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2025

9:00am

Mimic Online Assessments
If you want your students to have online assessments practice, but can’t find sites that have the same look/feel as standardized tests, you can create your own! Using Google Sites, Forms & Slides, we will demo creating assessments that mimic released items from PARCC and other online tests.

Presenters
avatar for Kelli Lane

Kelli Lane

Technology Integration Specialist, Avoca District 37
Kelli Lane is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Avoca School District. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology as well as Educational Theatre. Teaching in Kansas City, Dubai and now the suburbs of Chicago, Kelli has been a general ed and computer teacher, tech... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
3080

9:00am

The “Maker” Movement. What is it? What can I do? How do I start?
The Maker Movement is all about hands on, and experience based learning. Technology can be a huge aid in these hands on projects. Equally important the Maker Movement takes computer / software based lessons into the real world. We will discuss getting started, finding teaching, and, material resources.

Presenters
avatar for David Stopps

David Stopps

Technology teacher 6-8, Fremont Middle School 79
I am a tech teacher who is constantly in search of how to use that cool thing in a meaningful way. I incorporate robotics, 3D printing and more into my class. I am pushing my students to explore try, and learn from their failures to create bigger, better, faster, things.


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2020

9:00am

Uncover Your Magic Wand Using Google Docs
There is power and magic in Google Docs! Come uncover your magic wand as we learn tips and tricks for utilizing the power of Google Docs to take learning to new levels while meeting ELA standards. Strategies for increasing collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking will be discussed.

Presenters

Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
3015

9:00am

Hacking Google Apps 1.0
Stop thinking about what Google Apps can do and start thinking about the unique things they can do. Beginner Google Apps users learn how the apps can be used to enhance a wide variety of learning styles from keeping students organized, improving their access to materials and increasing student independence.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Baughcum

Carrie Baughcum

6/7/8 Extended Resource Teacher, Arlington Heights School District 25
Carrie Baughcum is an inspiration junkie, idea sharer, learning enthusiast and passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how. She is the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Extended Resource Special Education teacher in Arlington Heights School District 25 where... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2005

9:00am

Twitter 101
What is Twitter and tweeting all about? Come learn how to connect with Educators, share resources, and create your own Professional Learning Network (PLN) using Twitter. Come learn what Twitter is, why educators use Twitter, and how to collaborate using the Twitter platform. This is open to everyone who wants to learn about Twitter or improve their Twitter skills.

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 →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
2070

9:00am

Maker's Playground
You've heard of the Maker Movement, why not come experience it first hand?  Stop by the Maker's Playground to explore a variety of hands-on tools and programs that you can use in your classroom to bring out the Maker in each of your students. Some of the tools you'll be able to try out include Makey Makey, Arduino, Sphero, littleBits, LEGO WeDo, and more!

Presenters
avatar for Kim Moldofsky

Kim Moldofsky

Publisher, The Maker Mom
As the publisher of TheMakerMom.com and STEMKidsChicago.com, I help parents raise STEM-loving, Maker-friendly kids. A Chicago-area mom of teen boys (a coding whiz and budding roboticist), I'm also a long-time blogger, vlogger, freelance writer, brand ambassador, digital correspondent... Read More →
avatar for Claire Pritchard

Claire Pritchard

I am the technology teacher/coach at St. Francis Xavier in Wilmette. My students are prek-8. We do everything from pulling apart electronics to see what makes them tick to building famous structures with lego to robots and soft circuits. | | We're currently involved in Shedd's... Read More →
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 →

Committee
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently runs a district-wide robotics competition for grades 4-8 and sponsors broadcasting and... Read More →

Saturday January 31, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
3020/3025

10:05am

Merge on Submit: From Google Forms to Shared, Formatted Results
Got Forms? Use the Google Sheets autoCrat add-on to automate workflow. Merge spreadsheet data with Google Docs templates to immediately generate shared, personalized documents and emails. See examples of both classroom and administrative uses.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Isabelli

Kate Isabelli

Tech Integration Specialist, Community High School District 128
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Donna Warmbold

Data Support Specialist, Community High School District 128


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2060

10:05am

PARCC Please!
Learn how to create a PARCC like test format using Google Sites, Docs, & YouTube, tips for administering, and efficient ways to get results to teachers and students through Google Forms & Sheets Add-ons. Participants will have the opportunity to create, administer, and review their results by the end of the session.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Diamond Lake School District 76
Instructional Technology Coordinator who has served for several years as classroom teacher, technology facilitator, and informational literacy coach. Mr Hansen has many years of experience in educational technology management, conference presenting, edtech coaching, training as a... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
1200

10:05am

Digital Portfolios & Reflections on Learning for Student Success
Empower students to find more success and confidence in learning through the use of digital portfolios. Explore learning strategies to create, collect, curate, and publish work for a wider audience. Make learning reflective and authentic with the use of 21st century digital tools and management procedures for the portfolio process.

Presenters

Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
1100

10:05am

Find Your Voice Through Podcasting
Podcasting can be a powerful tool for communicating the positive things happening in your school or classroom! Ready to give your students a voice but aren’t sure where to start? This session will introduce you to the tools and resources to get started using this exciting media!

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. He maintains the blog zenodotus.net which gives succinct, helpful information on useable technology and explores current trends in educational design and pedagogy. As the District Technology Coordinator... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2055

10:05am

How I Foster Mathematical Achievement using Google Docs and My Blended Learning System.
Are you looking for a math program that serves diverse skill levels without overburdening the teacher? My system, Math’s Best Friend, motivates students to push themselves to higher levels in a competitively fun setting. My method frees you, the teacher, to focus on helping students instead of wasting time on creating, passing, collecting, grading, recording and returning papers. Math’s Best Friend is designed for individual teacher adoption and performs beautifully without the need for one-to-one computing devices. In this session, I’ll share my three year experience using this blended learning plan to accelerate student achievement.

Presenters
avatar for John Tomczak

John Tomczak

8th Grade Algebra/Geometry Teacher, Westchester Middle School
I've been a math teacher since 2002. Taught at the middle, high school, and community college levels. I'm a mid-life career changer who came to teaching after careers on electrical engineering and software development. I believe this gives me a unique perspective on education and... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2040

10:05am

Integrating Technology with Next Gen Science Standards
Attendees will learn how technology and web apps can be used to meet Next Generation Science Standards and Performance expectations. We will explore Google Apps, Edmodo, Lucid Chart, student created electronic portfolios, and other exciting iPhone and Android apps to use in the science classroom.

Presenters
DK

Dan Kleinschrodt

Science Teacher, Niles Township D219


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2020

10:05am

iPad Playground Session 2
The session ideas are:

Session 3: Using the iPad to Communicate with Students-students will share how they communicate with teachers, will include social media but also Remind 101, Pinterest and blogging.
Session 4: Virtual Field Trips-learn to create an exciting and hands on field trip without leaving your classroom using a variety of virtual reality apps.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Pribyl

Linda Pribyl

D214 Education Academy teacher, High School District 214 Education Academy Students
Linda Pribyl has been a Career & Technical Education teacher for 14 years at Rolling Meadows High School. As part of her role a Division Technology Coach, she teaches a course for gifted students called The Education Academy. Linda received a one-to-one iPad pilot in 2011 for her... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
3005/3010

10:05am

Science in Media
This project-based learning activity asked students to explore five types of media – book, newspaper/magazine article, TV show, movie, and national news broadcast – to discover how science and scientists are portrayed. Students were allowed to choose their topic, and then shared their findings with classmates through a media presentation.

Presenters
KD

Kelly Devine

Teacher, Notre Dame College Prep
avatar for Deanna Herman

Deanna Herman

Director of Educational Technology, Notre Dame College Prep


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2035

10:05am

Snapshot into the Minds of Junior High Students: Longitudinal Study
Over 400 students completed surveys in JH technology classes. Students were asked about experiences with technology at school and home. They also rated their comfort levels. Interestingly, some rated their abilities as "low,” and many more are creative at home. This suggests that teachers create environments that mimic home use.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Meltzer

Jason Meltzer

Technology Teacher, Oak Grove School District #68
Junior High Arts Technology, Multimedia, Green Screen, Video Production, Scratch, Game Salad


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2065

10:05am

Student Collaboration Activities with iPads
Learn about how this 5th grade teacher has students collaborate in his classroom with iPads. You will see examples of how students in his class learn via blogging, chatting, writing, screencasting, and podcasting. The amount of iPads in your class doesn't matter, it's how your students collaborate with the ones you do have!

Presenters
avatar for Scott Hagedorn

Scott Hagedorn

5th Grade Teacher, Will County School District 92


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
3015

10:05am

Unleashing classroom creativity!
The Ultimate Evidence of Learning is Creation, but what will it take to make the creative classroom a reality? This session will explore the many possible avenues for creative student expression made possible with the iPad or Chrome books. The focus will be on what is necessary to create a CULTURE of creation in your school or classroom. Other topics to be addressed include assessing creative products, student choice, sharing student creations and using creation as formative and summative assessment.

Presenters
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Instructor and Presenter, 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 →


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2025

10:05am

Using Nearpod to engage students and transform those old PowerPoint lectures
This session will walk educators through (and allow time to play around with) all of the wonderful features that Nearpod has to offer. Nearpod allows teachers to turn PowerPoint lectures into interactive activities and engaging lessons. Nearpod is a great way to formatively assess students and allow for student creativity to shine!

Presenters
avatar for Alex McKenzie

Alex McKenzie

Social Studies Teacher, Grayslake North High School


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2070

10:05am

Nearpod / Rockin' Lessons, Engaging Classrooms
Bring the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations
that teachers create and customize themselves. Engage and amaze with
multimedia content that harnesses students’ attention, keeping them focused and maximizing instruction time. Share content and assessments in real time and/or as student-paced learning as you push information, questions, polls, slideshows, videos, audio and other activities to your students.

Presenters
avatar for Billy Spicer

Billy Spicer

Teacher, Winnetka Schools 36
Integration specialist in Winnetka Public Schools 36 who strives to enhance student learning through meaningful experiences. I also enjoy hotdogs, coffee, and records.


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2015

10:05am

School is Flipping Awesome!
Ever wondered what it would take to teach in a flipped classroom? Turning your class into a flipped learning environment is not as scary as it sounds. Attend this session for tips and tricks from a teacher using it in an upper elementary special education math class.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Griffin

Carrie Griffin

Assistive Technology Facilitator, CCSD15
I'm an Assisitve Technology Facilitator for CCSD15 in Palatine, IL. I started in CCSD15 in 2009 and spent most of that time as a self-contained Special Education teacher (LD) for grades 4-6. I've always been the 'techy teacher' which comes in handy as I work with students, and their... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2005

10:05am

Technology Enhanced Activities in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
The session will demonstrate how the teachers use computer and mobile technology to enhance the teaching and learning of foreign languages. The presenter will show how effective teaching flow is achieved by using Schoology, Planbook, Planbookedu. Besides, the presenters will also share how they used apps such as Nearpod, Ebook Creator,Puppet Pals HD, Charades, Digital Story etc. to enhance class activities and to engage their students.

Presenters
CC

Caili Chiu

Chinese Language Teacher, Township High School District 214
JK

Julia Kessel

Chinese teacher, New Trier Township High School
JW

Janet Wang

Chinese teacher, New Trier Township High School


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
3080

10:05am

Using Technology to Foster Inquiry Based Learning
Getting students to ask their own questions is a valuable skill. With Google’s collaborative online tools as well as RQI’s Question Formulation Technique, students and educators can use simple questioning activities to foster inquiry based learning at any level or subject, which makes students truly own their education.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Brady

Chris Brady

Social Studies Teacher, Grayslake Central High School


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2050

10:05am

#KidsCanCode
Anyone can learn to code! Learn about a variety of free apps, websites, and even unplugged activities to bring coding concepts into your classroom. Activities will be suggested starting at the primary level up to intermediate.

Presenters
avatar for Lauren Wysocke

Lauren Wysocke

Technology Teacher, Wilmette Public School District 39


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2010

10:05am

GAFExecutive Functioning
"Executive function is a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action. People use it to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space" (National Center for Learning Disabilities).

My session is geared toward teachers, focusing on how to structure their classrooms utilizing GAFE to promote executive functioning skills. This session is designed to support teachers in the following areas 1) Organize their Google Drive to optimize file storage and sharing. 2) Equip teachers to have students set-up their own Google Drive to create a portfolio and share work efficiently and effectively with you (no more emails and sharing of Docs!) I have experienced and believe by investing in students and teaching them to structure their own technology, they will begin to take ownership and use GAFE with ease and confidence, promoting independence and ownership.

Presenters
avatar for Stefanie Labellarte

Stefanie Labellarte

Instructional Coach,Teacher on Special Assignment, District 112
Stefanie Labellarte supports student success, growth, innovation across the district as NSSD112's Instructional Coach, Teacher on Special Assignment in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She has served as an educator in NSSD112 for nine years, teaching both at Elm Place Middle... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
3030

10:05am

Social Media & More: A Tool for Education
This session will change the way you think about social networks in the classroom. Participants will get an overview of how to set up a class Facebook page and use it as a tool for interaction with students and families. Educators will be equipped with innovative techniques for utilizing various social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Tasia Fields

Tasia Fields

Teacher, Ed Blogger, Waukegan Public Schools / Great Minds TEACH Alike (www.greatmindsteachalike.com)


Saturday January 31, 2015 10:05am - 10:55am
2045

11:10am

Coding in the Curriculum
Integrating coding into the curriculum is an important part of preparing students for their futures. Figuring out where it fits within the already-defined CCSS curriculum is already a challenge in and of itself. In this session, participants will learn the ways in which coding integrates within the Common Core State Standards.

Presenters
avatar for Tara Linney

Tara Linney

EdTech Coach, Singapore American School
Tara Linney is an EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. Linney had worked in EdTech for 6 years, and in education for a total of 7 years. Linney's greatest passion is in integrating computer programming into the predefined curriculum.


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2030

11:10am

Create Fun, Versatile Videos with PowToon
Need to communicate information or make a point? Consider using PowToon! It's a fun, easy-to-learn, free video tool that will work even on a Chromebook. It's versatile enough to be used by staff, teachers communicating instructional content, or for student projects.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Isabelli

Kate Isabelli

Tech Integration Specialist, Community High School District 128


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2050

11:10am

Creative YouTube Video Ideas for Your Classroom
We all know YouTube is the most popular video
sharing site on the Internet. Are you leveraging it’s
ability to allow your school and your students to
engage, create and share in positive and impactful
ways? This session will provide suggestions and tools
you will need to get started!

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. He maintains the blog zenodotus.net which gives succinct, helpful information on useable technology and explores current trends in educational design and pedagogy. As the District Technology Coordinator... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2025

11:10am

Focus on Education
“Digital Cameras + Computer = Creative Works of Art”
“I’ve taken pictures of my students, now what can I create with them?” Come and learn a variety of ways you can combine photography and technology to enhance learning, academics and self-confidence in your students. Let’s think “outside the box” and allow our students to create works of art all while learning and practicing a variety of skills (technology, math, history, colors, shapes, facts, foreign language, spelling, etc.). You’ll be able to customize these lessons to fit the level of your students.

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Sossin

Sharon Sossin

Educator, Highland Park High School


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2035

11:10am

Gamification, Google Docs in the classroom - A Winning Combination!
Explore how you can leverage gamification mechanics, google docs and “flipped” instruction in your classroom. Implementation of gamification can re-engergize learning, creates healthy competition and increases learning engagement. With the use of google forms and 3D Game lab, learning has been transformed into Quests and XP points that engages students.

Presenters
avatar for Helen Lazzaro

Helen Lazzaro

Flipped Learning Consultant, Flipped Learning
Instructional Technology coach emphasizing hands-on, student centered learning and activities focused on critical thinking with student responsibility & accountability. Skilled in activities for personalized learning and those that encourage creativity, critical thinking and problem... Read More →
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Tricia Lazzaro

Special Education Teacher, District 225
Tricia is a High School Special Educator & Science teacher and the building Instructional Technology Coach/Facilitator working to make learning fun! In class activities emphasize hands-on, active learning that ignites curiosity. My focus is on job and skill development such as critical... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2065

11:10am

Google Classroom iCollaboratory Astronomy Projects
Participants may listen or actively log in to a Google Classroom (GC) Astronomy project in the iCollaboratory. They can participate in the GC project activities as a student. They can also create activities of their own. A discussion will follow the hands-on demonstration,

Presenters
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Linda Smentek

Associate Director, iCollaboratory
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Bonnie Thurber

Director, iCollaboratory.org
Bonnie is CEO Educational Continuum ORG NFP; iCollaboratory Director 2008-present; President of Global Hands-on University General Assembly, 2013-2019, member of the Kidlink Association Board of Directors, 2009-current. | April 1, 2008, Bonnie joined Northwestern University’s Academic... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2015

11:10am

iPad Playground Session 3
The session ideas are:

Session 5: Music & Videos in the Classroom-a session to learn how your students can make music and videos in all curriculum areas.
Session 6: Augmented Reality--Demonstration of AR and how to use in many subject areas and grade levels

Presenters
avatar for Linda Pribyl

Linda Pribyl

D214 Education Academy teacher, High School District 214 Education Academy Students
Linda Pribyl has been a Career & Technical Education teacher for 14 years at Rolling Meadows High School. As part of her role a Division Technology Coach, she teaches a course for gifted students called The Education Academy. Linda received a one-to-one iPad pilot in 2011 for her... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
3005/3010

11:10am

Keepin’ It Real(time) - Presentation and Real-Time Assessment with Nearpod and Pear Deck
Bring the classroom to life with interactive presentations! The Nearpod and Pear Deck platforms combine presentation and real-­time assessment tools into one integrated solution. Teachers share their interactive lessons and students respond to “checks for understanding” through any device. Teachers can track student results on an individual and group basis.

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 nine years of experience integrating technology into the classroom. He enjoys helping students from all backgrounds learn the 21st Century skills to make them successful in school and beyond. He has previous experience working... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
3030

11:10am

Weebly
Are you looking for a free, quick, and easy way for you or your students to create websites or blogs?  Do you want your students to have a presence online, but don't have the time to teach a tool?  Come to this session and learn how easy it is to use Weebly.  Be prepared to learn tips and tricks to make Weebly work for all of your needs  You will leave this session ready to use Weebly in your classroom on Monday.

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 →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2070

11:10am

Bundle your Apps for a Sweet Project!
What do you get when you integrate Google sites, with forms, docs, sheets and presentations? A really cool class project! Using the tools that you already know and love, we will simulate a project from start to finish: sign up for a topic, submit the presentation, have group discussions and peer review while accessing it all from your teacher site. It’s Google Apps to the max!

Presenters
avatar for Judy Duesenberg

Judy Duesenberg

Applications Trainer, District 219, Niles North H.S.
As the Applications Trainer for Niles North High School and an authorized Google Education Trainer, I provide support on a daily basis to the faculty and staff. The support has many different faces - weekly 30 minute workshops - Tech Talks; Institute Day workshops; one-to-one just... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Kukla

Cindy Kukla

Applications Trainer, District 219, Niles West H.S.
Cindy Kukla is the Applications Trainer at Niles West High School, District 219. She provides software training/support and technical professional development to the faculty and staff, specializing in Google Apps for Education. Whether it’s individualized training, structured... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2055

11:10am

Finding Your Way With Google Maps
Google Maps is so much more than just finding directions and places to have dinner! Using extras like Tour Builder and Smarty Pins, Maps can become a very powerful classroom tool for your kids. During this session we will look at the basics of Maps and the many resources available for use in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in SoutheasternWisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher.  | Prior to becoming an instructional coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2060

11:10am

Google Forms - Beyond the Basics
Do you love Google Forms? Well now it does more then ever! In this session, learn about using Forms to do more than ask questions. Explore page-based answers, custom templates, and out of the box ways to use Forms.

Presenters
avatar for Kelli Lane

Kelli Lane

Technology Integration Specialist, Avoca District 37
Kelli Lane is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Avoca School District. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology as well as Educational Theatre. Teaching in Kansas City, Dubai and now the suburbs of Chicago, Kelli has been a general ed and computer teacher, tech... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2005

11:10am

No More Hardcopy
My classes are becoming more and more online each year, so much so that I rarely printout or distribute anything. I started using Google Folders, so now I can view all of my students' writings at anytime just by clicking on their portfolios.
Whenever I find the need to use a copy machine, it is only to create an online link for all to view "anywhere/anytime."
I use all things Google, and I am creating more lessons these days with Google Presentation (Slides).
I no longer collect essays; they are always submitted Online, and their research sources I view and critique on EasyBib.
Take a look at how I create lessons which require my students to bring their laptops daily.
I look forward to sharing ideas with you.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan Gray

Nathan Gray

English Teacher, Niles West


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
3080

11:10am

Read, Write & Speak All About It
Engage students in the writing process by encouraging them to collaborate with others as they take their work from just “good enough” to truly GOOD. By unleashing the power of a wider, more authentic audience, teachers can tap into the natural tendencies of the digital native learner.

Presenters

Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2040

11:10am

Reteaching Through Technology
I will show how I use Drive, Movenote, and the internet to reteach (and sometimes teach!) material. I'll also have the group establish a movenote account, and make a presentation on their own.

Presenters
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John Stephenson

Teacher, Evanston Township High School


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2045

11:10am

Towards a more Integrated and Engaging Classroom: Solve it with EdPuzzle!
Are you interested in: 1) a concrete way to FLIP your lessons? 2) new ways to design and prescribe lessons for differentiation? 3) harnessing the power of video content combined with formative assessments? 4) using a tool that’s FREE, EASY and WORTH the TIME? Then come to a hands-on session that’ll get you started on all the above. PLUS, using a tool like this in your professional practice will certainly put you on the road to EXCELLENT.

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 →


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
1200

11:10am

Vocabulary Retention with Help from Technology!
Do your students struggle with learning unit vocabulary? Are you in search of a variety of technological tools designed to help your students retain vocabulary from past units? Then this workshop is for you! Specifically for World Language teachers, this is a problem we struggle every year in every class. Therefore, this workshop is designed to present several activities that teach, practice, and maintain unit vocabulary. Activities on the iPad and online tools will be presented which can be used for both classroom and homework activities. As well, audience members will see how the Schoology platform can be incorporated into this focus. While this workshop derives from the experience of a World Language teacher, the content is not limited to foreign language teachers. All disciplines are welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Alexandra Vastardis

Alexandra Vastardis

5th and 6th Grade Latin Teacher, Highcrest Middle School


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
3015

11:10am

Elementary Makerspace: Engineering the Future
Our elementary Makerspace is based on S.T.E.A.M. activities in which all students in grades K-5 can build, engineer, problem-solve, create, communicate and collaborate in an open, supportive environment.

Three elementary schools in our district have worked together, along with staff and parents to provide hands-on learning opportunities to extend and enhance student educational growth. Come see some activities and what we have learned so far !

Presenters
PJ

Penny Jack

Instructional Technology/Info Literacy Coach, Wheeling CC School Dist. 21
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Laurie Stanley

Information Literacy Coach, Tarkington School
This is my first year creating a Makerspace. I am very excited about it but I have a lot to learn! I am trying to figure out how to best use my limited funds to purchase materials and looking for ideas to accumulate consumable materials for free.


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
1100

11:10am

Gone Google.. Time to Share and Collaborate!
Come and discover the advantages of Going Google! Learn the basic features of sharing across all Google Applications and learn various strategies that you can use with students to start sharing and collaborating with you and their peers. 

Presenters
avatar for Angel Villarreal

Angel Villarreal

Technology Learning Coach, Mannheim District 83


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
3035

11:10am

Podcasting 101
With my Mac, Garageband and your mobile device I'll share how I have used podcasting with success in my health classes, showcasing student work and making assessments more authentic. Then together we will create the audio for our own podcast before sharing it via social media.

Presenters
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Andy Milne

Health Teacher, New Trier High School


Saturday January 31, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
2010

12:15pm

Lessons From the Run
Closing Keynote

Keynote
avatar for Josh Stumpenhorst

Josh Stumpenhorst

Teacher, Naperville Community School District 203
Author of The New Teacher Revolution: Changing Education for a New Generation of Learners. Josh is a 6th grade teacher in Naperville, IL, has over 30,000 twitter followers, and is an advocate of student centered learning and Innovation days. He has been recognized with the Illinois... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium

1:30pm

AFTER PARTY - Sponsored by School Rush
A chance to mingle with presenters and attendees and apply some of what you learned during the morning sessions.  Come join us after the Raffle and stay until 3pm.
Pizza lunch sponsored by SchoolRush.com

Saturday January 31, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Codell Commons