Illinois Education and Technology Conference

Comprehensive Conference Schedule

IETC 2016 will be comprised of one Pre-Conference day offering full-day workshops Wednesday, Nov. 16, followed by two General Conference days (Thursday, Nov. 17 - Friday, Nov. 18) filled with one-hour and two-hour concurrent sessions. Click here for a general overview of the conference schedule.



PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP OFFERINGS -- Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm

Five full-day, pre-conference workshops will take place Wednesday, Nov. 16.  Registration for these workshops was required.  Registration closed Nov. 9.  On-site registration will not be available for pre-conference workshops. 


- All Aboard the Google Train by Rhonda Jenkins, Library Media Center Director, Kendall Elementary School, Naperville, IL  ($150) -- Plaza A meeting room

- Coaching Teachers: Leveraging Technology For Fostering Higher Order Thinking Skills by Sean Crevier and Amanda Carroll, Teachers, Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills, IL  ($150) -- Plaza B meeting room

- 3D Printing:  Let's Make by Rich Stachon, Art Teacher, Glen Crest Middle School, Glen Ellyn, IL  ($150) -- Plaza C meeting room

- All Things Windows 10 by Brian Adams, RedEye Networks, Bloomington, IL, and Rick Lawsha, Galesburg School District 205, Galesburg, IL  ($150) -- Plaza D meeting room

- Legal Implications of Technology Use in Your Classroom (Administrator Academy) by Joshua Herman, Robert McCoy, and Katherine Swise from Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC, Peoria, IL  ($175) -- Plaza E meeting room


Please help make IETC even better for next year! Complete the IETC conference evaluation found at this link as well as in the IETC app.

NOTE: Completing this IETC evaluation is not proof of attendance for logging Professional Development Hours.


WEDNESDAY EVENING --  Avoid the Thursday morning rush and pick up your name badge and tote bag Wednesday evening! The IETC conference registration desk will be open from 5:00-8:00 pm.



GENERAL CONFERENCE DAYS - Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

The General Conference days will consist of a luncheon keynote presentation each day, one-hour and two-hour concurrent sessions, Thursday and Friday featured speaker presentations, Thursday poster sessions, continental breakfasts, an exhibit hall and prize drawings!


Conference details may be viewed through our Guidebook app or on the web:  Be sure to check back the week of the conference to view the most current Guidebook schedule.  Slight changes may occur between now and the conference dates. 


Thursday and Friday Scheduling Grid (updated 11/17/16, 7pm)

Straight Excel List of all General Session Offerings  (pdf format)


Thursday, Nov. 17 -- Concurrent Sessions:

1:1 in High School Math Programs
30 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom
A New Vision for Learning: The Evolution of CUSD 308's Online Learning Waiver
A Snapshot of the Future Ready Framework
A Teacher's Dream: 101 Free Technology Resources (repeated Fri. @ 1:30pm)
Active Learning and Tweeting, Elementary Style!
Assess More/Grade Less: Enhance Achievement with Danielson-aligned Tech
Backchanneling in the Classroom: Giving a Voice to All of Our Students
Breakout EDU - What's it all about?
Build Web Applications Using Google AppScript to Improve School Workflow
Civil Air Patrol and STEM -- FREE Aerospace Programs for Teachers (repeated Fri. @ 1:30pm)
Cool Tools Smackdown
Creating Instructional Videos for Your Classroom
e-Portfolios: Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning
EdTechEquity: The Best Free EdTech Tools (repeated Fri. @ 8am)
Evaluation of Student Created Websites
Exhibitor Session -- Engrade: Unify Your Digital Learning Ecosystems (LMS, Assessment, Single Sign-On)
Exhibitor Session -- Escape Learning in the Classroom
Exhibitor Session -- Five Things Your Administration NEEDS to do BEFORE Going 1:1 or BYOD
Exhibitor Session -- Getting to Know the New SMART Learning Suite
Exhibitor Session -- Help Your Teachers Develop Technology-Supported Instruction That Works
Exhibitor Session -- Megatrend Ahead: How to Plug Into IT as a Utility
Exhibitor Session -- Reading for Meaning with Read Naturally’s Read Live
Failing Forward: Engaging 21st Century Learners Through Project Based Learning
Featured Presentation -- Best Practices For Your Network Infrastructure
Featured Presentation -- Introduction to Windows Server 2016
Featured Presentation -- Monitoring your Network Infrastructure
Featured Presentation -- Using RSA Animation to Drive Higher Order Thinking
Featured Presentation -- Using Technology to Analyze Complex Texts
Featured Presentation -- What are DNS and DHCP, and why are these services critical for your network?
Finding, Saving, and Evaluating Open Educational Resources Using IOER
Formative Assessments - You got that, right?
From Apps & Integration to Creativity & Innovation
G-WTTW: Google Writing Tools That Work
GeoInquiries for the Social Studies and Earth Science Classroom
Getting Schooled in Google Classroom
Getting the Most Out of Your YouTube Account
Give Your Student Reports a Makeover
Google Docs and Multiple Applications
GooPP +
Great Scott, The Future is NOW
How are my students doing?  (ED 360)
How to Implement 1:1 Chromebooks (repeated Fri. @ 11:20am)
How You Can Show What You Know
iMovie & Digital Portfolios
Impactful Professional Development: Strategies to Lead and Empower
Implementing a Successful 1:1 Environment
Implementing STEM Education
Incorporating Videos in the Classroom (K-12)
ISBE Assessment Technology Updates
Keynote Presentation -- Place Students at the Center of Learning with Technology
Let’s Recap Language Learning
Lost in Maker Space
Making It Personal: Student-Monitored Formative Assessments
Managing an Entire School's iPads through JAMFF Software
Memes in Education
Modeling Your School With Minecraft Realms
Motivate Your Students with Digital Badges
NGSS in the Flipped Classroom
Office 365 and GAFE can co-exist in your school.
PARCC your Chromebook
Podcasting in your Classroom and Schools
Professional Development for 1:1 Teachers
Reaching for Excellence: What does “Effective Use of Technology” look like?
Showcasing Literature and Writing Through Technology and Website Building
Sponsor Session -- Empower Teachers and Drive Student Growth with the best-in-class K-12 Education Technology Platform
Sponsor Session -- FileWave’s Endpoint Device Mgt. Overview (for Windows, MacOS, iOS/Android MDM)
Sponsor Session -- Gravity Gaming for Education - Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Sponsor Session -- Personalized Literacy Instruction for Students of All Abilities
Sponsor Session -- What’s new in SMART Notebook 16? Come see!
Survivors Ready?  Gamification in the Classroom
Take a Trip with Google Cardboard and Expeditions
Teach For Tomorrow: Engaging Students in an Ever Changing World
Teach Innovation and Standards Using Arduino
Tech Ten: 10 Websites, 10 Apps, and 10 Tools to Help Teach the Core (repeated Fri. @ 10:20am)
The pendulum is not swinging back.
Their Digital Footprint
Canceled 11/14/16:  Touchcast: Students Demonstrating Their Understanding
Tracking Tech
Using Google Apps to the Bar on Teacher Evaluations
Using Video to Enhance Student Learning
Visitors or Residents: Mapping our Digital Learning Places
VMWare in Schools: Making Free Work for Me
Web Apps for Our Younger Ones
Why Formative Assessment Matters


Poster Sessions During Exhibit Hall Break (Thursday, 10:20-11am):

Technology Icebreakers
Edpuzzle & Zaption
Fenton Footpaths
CoSN and IETL Leadership Tools for Illinois
Blended Instruction Models
Measuring Motivation through Google Surveys
How to Do Your Own Family Night of Code!
Maker Mondays and After School Coding Club
Technology and Curriculum - Easy and Robust Connection Projects
Illinois Career Information System
Would you like to develop and place your staff professional development online at no charge?


Friday, Nov. 18 -- Concurrent Sessions:

A Teacher's Dream: 101 Free Technology Resources (also Thurs. @ 9:30am)
Are my students really understanding?
Breakout EDU
Build Your Own Chrome App
Civil Air Patrol and STEM -- FREE Aerospace Programs for Teachers (also Thurs. @ 3:25pm)
Consumer Awareness - How to Teach Digital Natives to be Wise Consumers
Canceled 11/14/16: Cyber Security A Higher Level Perspective
Differentiation in the 21st Century Classroom
EdTechEquity: The Best Free EdTech Tools (also Thurs. @ 11am)
Empowering 21st-Century Students
Everyone In Your School Wins When You Start A Game Club
Exhibitor Session -- 3D Literacy - The Foundation for Innovation Education
Exhibitor Session -- Benefits of a Private Fiber Optic WAN

Exhibitor Session -- Teaching STEM and Digital Citizenship via Blended Learning

New Add 11/10/16: Exhibitor Session -- Teaching Financial Education and Entrepreneurship Through Blended Learning

Exit...Stage Left
Featured Presentation -- Connecting Your Classroom with the World
Featured Presentation -- Get Smart! How to Embrace Smartphones in Schools
Featured Presentation -- Social Media to The Rescue: Using Social Media to Take Control of Your Own Professional Development
Featured Presentation -- Time To Rethink Learning Spaces
Featured Presentation -- What's the fuss all about? Bringing Social Media Into The Classroom
Field Trips without Permission Slips
Flipping Professional Development with Edcamp
Gamify Your Class
Giving Feedback from Google Forms
Google Apps for Education Best Practices
Google Forms in the Classroom
Google Sites
HackSI - Using Technology for Fun and Education
Hang 10 With Google Hangouts
How do we use today’s tools to empower students of tomorrow?
How to Implement 1:1 Chromebooks (also Thurs.@ 11am)
Illinois Veterans & Community Classroom Project - Connecting Veterans and Students
Increase Engagement with Technology: A Digital Sandbox Session
Inte-growing NGSS From The Ground Up
Integrating G Suite (formerly know as Google Apps for Education) into your curriculum.
Interactive Media Made Easy
Is this technology effective or just fancy?
It's Elementary! Integrating Technology into the Elementary Classroom
Keep It Simple
Keeping the Community Connected: How to Start a Digital Media Club/Class
Keynote Presentation -- ReimaginED Schools
Make Your Docs, Slides and Forms Into Interactive Lessons
Maximizing Your Wireless
Minecraft: Learning Reimagined
Online Professional Development Using Google Classroom
Personalized Learning in a Global Community
Problem-Solving Through 3D Printing
Real World Virtual Reality Created for Education for Transforming and Accelerating STEM
Saving Teachers Time with GAFE
Security and the K-12 Landscape
Social Media: Friend or Foe
Sponsor Session -- Preparing Our Students for THEIR Future and Not OUR Past
Students Involved with Technology (SIT) Conference
Tech Ten: 10 Websites, 10 Apps, and 10 Tools to Help Teach the Core (also Thurs. @ 9:30am)
Tech Tool Takedown
Technology Bell Ringers for Middle School
Canceled 11/17:  The Maker Space Movement
Top 20 Formative Assessment Tools
Transforming to the 21st Century
Using Google Forms to Streamline the IT Office
Utilizing Online Resources for Informal Assessments
Valuable Video Views
Vocabulary Video
Wake Up Your Classroom with PBS Digital Resources
We've got SOLE!
Will you be able to escape?
Wolfram Language in the Classroom

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