What to expect at IETC


Shannon Schroeder, Keynote

Teacher, Trainer, Educator of the Year
Thursday, November 15, 8:30 AM

Shannon Schroeder, ICE 2017 Educator of the Year, is a Google Certified Trainer who teaches eighth grade Language Arts at Homer Jr. High in Homer Glen, Illinois. She is passionate about teaching with craftsmanship, meaningful technology integration, and candy! Shannon is dedicated to exploring technology integration and shares her learning through leading workshops and experimenting with new tools and techniques in class. “Share Fearlessly” is a motto that has guided her professional growth. She is currently working on her second master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University, participated in EdTech Team’s Teacher Leader Cohort and presented at Google for Education Summits, District 33C, Illinois Computing Educators, Taste of Tech, St. Francis University, and Northern Illinois Computing Educators. Shannon holds a B.A. in English Composition and Secondary Education from DePauw University and an M.S. in Secondary Education from Indiana University.

Email: sschroeder@homerschools.org
Twitter: @sschroederteach
Class Instagram: @mrss8thgrade

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Kayla Delzer, Luncheon Keynote

Globally awarded 3rd-grade Teacher and Technology Champion
Friday, November 16, 12:00 PM

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Kayla Delzer is a globally awarded 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. In fact, The New York Times named her “one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States”.

She has ten years of teaching experience in second and third grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. In September 2018, she will be receiving the University of North Dakota Sioux Award, the highest honor of achievement offered by her University.

Governor Doug Burgum has recognized Kayla for her contributions to education in North Dakota, and assigned her a chair on North Dakota’s Innovative Education Task Force.

She has been recognized as both an “ISTE Influencer” and “HarperCollins Publishing Influencer”. Additionally, in March 2018, she was named 1 of just 30 “All-Star Digital Innovators” in the United States by PBS.

Kayla frequently travels around the United States and other countries as a featured and keynote speaker. She has delivered well over 100 keynotes, one of note being at Twitter Headquarters. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners.

Her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating has become the standard worldwide, and she was recently selected as a recipient of the Global Hundred Award, designating her as one of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. She is currently writing a book about classroom learning spaces and flexible seating, titled FlexED: Flexible Seating for Flexible Learners, set to release during the summer of 2018. She is also a co-author of the best-selling book Education Write Now, published in December 2017.

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Featured Speakers

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Kim Darche, Thursday Featured Speaker

Instructional Coach, Old Quarry/SD113A
Thursday, November 15, 9:30 AM, 2:40 PM, and 3:50 PM


Aaron Souza, Friday Featured Speaker in Plaza F

Director of IT, Minooka CCSD 201
Friday, November 16, 9:10 AM, 11:00 AM