IETC 2013 will be comprised of one Pre-Conference day offering full-day workshops Wednesday, Nov. 13, followed by two General Conference days (Thursday, Nov. 14 - Friday, Nov. 15) filled with one-hour and two-hour concurrent sessions.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013:
Five Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops will take place Nov. 13. Pre-registration for these workshops was required.
iPad iLearn: Tap into the Magic -- Plaza E meeting room -- 8:30am-3:30pm -- $125
Swipe into the magic of the iPad and tap into its full potential. The iPad is transforming the classroom and redefining the textbook. Use a few or a classroom set to support a digitally rich learning environment where students can create. How is this very mobile tool useful in the classroom? What educational apps support learning? We'll explore how to infuse the iPad in the K-12 classroom. Bring your own iPad. We will also have iPads to share. Participants should be comfortable with the basic navigation on an iPad, but no additional experience is required. Presenters: Karen Thompson and Cindy Huson - Springfield District 186 Computer Services
2) Make SMARTer Use of Your SMARTBoard -- Plaza D meeting room -- 8:30am-3:30pm -- $125
During this day long session participants will move their SMARTBoard skills one step further. They will learn ways to use the SMARTBoard beyond the basic features including implementation ideas to put more "Wow!" into SMART lessons. Presenters will also share some of the latest features and ideas and how they can be implemented. Hands-on time will be provided to allow participants to try what they are learning. Participants will need to bring their own equipment with access to Notebook software. Presenters: Shannon Smith and Nancy Brachbill, Co-Founders Recess TEC, Inc.
3) Installing and Using Microsoft Windows Server 2012 -- Plaza A meeting room -- 8:30am-3:30pm -- $125
This workshop will take you through an actual Windows Server 2012 installation. Discussion topics will include hardware requirements, virtualization, roles and features and best practices. Microsoft has made quite a few changes with its latest server operating system. Learn how to navigate the new Metro style interface using handy keyboard shortcuts. Decide which version of Server 2012 is right for your organization and why should you upgrade. Presenter: Rick Lawsha, Director of Technology, Galesburg CUSD #205
4) Effective Evaluation of Technology Use in the Classroom (Administrator Academy credit session) -- Plaza B meeting room -- 8:30am-4pm -- $150
This course is designed for administrators, coaches, and school evaluators to work on what it means to have effective use of technology in your schools. We will focus first and foremost on the evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it relates to your evaluation of teachers. We want administrators to be able to walk into a classroom and know the difference between a teacher using technology as a lesson enhancer not just using it to say they are using it. We will also address effective tools that administrators can use from day to day such as websites, blogs, podcasting, and social media to relay information to stakeholders in the community. Also we will address the ever growing need to move to 1:1 computing as we get close to the Common Core testing structure and what needs to be looked at before making this all important move in the future. Presenters: Mike McGowan, SMART Technologies, and Mary Warren, Director, Learning Technology Center One Central
5) Becoming an iAdministrator to Strengthen Your Leadership and Management Skills (Administrator Academy credit session) -- Plaza C meeting room -- 8:30am-4:00pm -- $150
Today's school leaders should be harnessing the power of Web 2.0 to model for faculty and staff the new teaching and learning strategies used in 21st Century classrooms to improve student engagement and improve student academic achievement. Web 2.0 is all about interacting with content on the Internet. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Documents, wikis and individual blogs are examples of this type of interaction. Participants in this workshop will learn how to leverage Web 2.0 tools and applications, utilizing laptops and mobile devices, to increase communication among staff, students and the public; to provide professional development for faculty; to conduct classroom walkthroughs and teacher evaluations; to improve their own time management; and to lead a strategic planning process in the area of 21st Century learning. Participants should bring a laptop and an iPad with them to this session. Presenter: John P. Closen, Ph.D. - Director, Area III Learning Technology Center
Thursday, November 14, 2013:
This General Conference day consists of a morning Keynote Presentation and one-hour and two-hour sessions relating to educational technologies and strategies for implementation. Continental breakfast, an "eat when you'd like" lunch, exhibit hall, poster sessions, featured speaker presentations, BYOD (bring your own device) sessions and an evening reception with incredible prize drawings will take place this conference day. On-site registration for this conference day will be available.
7:30am-5:00pm Registration Open (Level 1)
7:30am-8:30am Continental Breakfast in the Ballroom for Keynote Attendees (Level 2)
8:00am-5:15pm Exhibit Hall Open / Continental Breakfast for those not attending Keynote (Level 1)
8:30am-9:30am Welcome/Keynote Presentation in the Ballroom (Level 2)
9:45am-10:35am Session I Workshops
10:35am-11:15am Poster Sessions / Exhibit Hall / Break (Level 1)
11:00am-1:30pm "Eat when you'd like" -- Lunch available for pick-up in Ballroom lobby (Level 2) (Dessert in Exhibit Hall)
11:15am-12:05pm Session II Workshops
12:15pm-1:05pm Session III Workshops
1:15pm-2:05pm Session IV Workshops
2:15pm-3:05pm Session V Workshops
3:15pm-4:05pm Session VI Workshops
4:05pm-5:15pm CPDUs / Hospitality Reception / Prize Drawing in Exhibit Hall (Level 1)
Friday, November 15, 2013:
This General Conference day also consists of one-hour and two-hour concurrent sessions, keynote presentation, lunch, featured speaker presentations, morning exhibit hall, BYOD (bring your own device) sessions, and opportunities for networking. On-site registration for this conference day will be available.
7:30am-11:00am Registration Open (Level 1)
7:30am-11:00am Exhibit Hall Open (Level 1)
7:30am-9:00am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall (Level 1)
8:00am-8:50am Session I Workshops
9:00am-9:50am Session II Workshops
9:50am-10:30am Exhibit Hall / Break / Prize Scavenger Hunt (Level 1)
10:30am-11:20am Session III Workshops
11:30am-12:45pm Lunch / Keynote Presentation / Prize Drawing from Morning
Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt (Ballroom--Level 2)
12:55pm-1:45pm Session IV Workshops
1:55pm-2:45pm Session V Workshops
2:45pm-3:15pm CPDUs (Level 1)
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