Full & Half Day Workshops & Administrator Academies

2018 Workshop Notes

Registration: Advanced, pre-registration by Nov. 8 is required.  On-site registration will not be available.

Meals: Lunch is provided for those registering for two half-day workshops (one morning, one afternoon) and for those registering for a full-day workshop. Lunch will not be provided for those attending one half-day workshop session.

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Full-Day Workshops & Administrator Academies

Crash Course for Your Google “License”

Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM — Plaza B

Have you heard the hype about becoming Google Certified but you’re not sure where to start? At this session, Google Certified Trainers will lead through hands on experiences that will increase your efficiency and expand student learning and creativity in your classroom. As an added bonus, we’ll give you tips and tricks to help you prepare to become a Google Level 1 Certified Educator! Participants need to bring a laptop (with Chrome installed) or a Chromebook.

Presenter: Jill Schwartzers, Library Media Director, and Vicki O’Boyle, Community Consolidated School District 15
Strand: Professional Development
Audience: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch is provided.
Cost: $150

CS Fundamentals- Code.org

Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM — Plaza C

This training will cover content for six courses of the Code.org CS Fundamentals. You will receive an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Workshop attendees will also receive a bag of Code.org swag and a printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans, as well as classroom supplies for the unplugged activities. To fully participate in this workshop, bring a device to access Code.org (laptop, Chromebook, tablet).

Presenter: Sarah Phelps, Elementary Teacher, Triad CUSD2
Strand: Teaching and Learning
Audience: Pre-K, Elementary
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch is provided.
Cost: $150

Program Evaluation for 1:1 Instructional Models in K-12 Education (Administrator Academy #1447)

Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM — Plaza D

The purpose of this academy is to help administrators evaluate a One to One technology program whether currently in place or being planned. Participants will develop a program evaluation rubric that covers the following facets of a 1:1 Program: 1) the technology infrastructure and how to measure its efficiency and effectiveness; 2) the polices in place to support the program; 3) the hardware and software in place; 4) the technology support to provide for break/fix, etc.; 5) the staff development for startup and for ongoing support; 6) an instructional plan to ensure adequate access and flexibility for success; and 7) a student growth model to determine the impact of 1:1 devices.

Presenter: Steven Baule, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Superior
Strand: Leadership
Audience: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch is provided.
Cost: $175

Connect. Create. Collaborate: Building a Makerspace Lab

Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM — Plaza A

Participants will learn how to successfully design and implement a Makerspace that is articulated to foster 21st century learning skills. Topics will include: product selection and reviews, professional development ideas for educators, an arsenal of lesson plans and resources for teachers, and ideas on how to involve your local community. Come learn how District 66’s integrated approach to making has helped create students who explore, tinker, invent, and create.

Presenter: Julie Tarvin, Instructional Coach, District 66
Strand: Teaching and Learning
Audience: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch is provided.
Cost: $150

G Suite for Education Technical Retreat Overview

Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM — Plaza E

A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education. This one day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment. That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group. These deep dives will include Admin console settings, approaches and rollout planning as well as common use cases for each topic.

The day will be completed with a showcase of tips and useful tools for G Suite administrators to more efficiently manage and gain visibility. Finally a Q&A period rounds off the day to give the opportunity to dive deeper into discussed topics or to explore other questions and aspects of G Suite for Education. ”

Presenter: Amplified IT
Strand: Technology Infrastructure
Audience: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School
Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch is provided.
Cost: $150

Half-Day Morning Workshops

CANCELED: Choosing the right EdTech Tools for your lessons!

Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:30 – 11:30 AM

CANCELED

It’s the 4Cs

Wednesday, Nov. 14
8:30 – 11:30 AM — Illinois Room

This hands-on and minds-on workshop will give educators an opportunity to explore the 4 Cs (Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity) and incorporate them into their classroom in their quest for innovation and risk taking with their students.

Presenter: Kim Darche, Instructional Coach, Old Quarry/SD113A
Strand: Teaching and Learning
Audience: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Meals: Continental breakfast is provided.  Lunch is not included unless you also attend an afternoon workshop.
Cost: $75

Half-Day Afternoon Workshops

CANCELED:  From Day 1: Coaching for Maximum Impact

Wednesday, Nov. 14
12:30 – 3:30 PM

Wednesday workshop CANCELED.  Now this session will be presented as a 1-hour breakout session Friday, Nov. 16 from 2:30-3:30pm.

Full STEAM Ahead

Wednesday, Nov. 14
12:30 – 3:30 PM — Governor’s Room

Science Technology Engineering Art Math. Incorporate STEAM learning at all grade levels. Using STEAM and collaborative learning, students program and create art in the same lesson. Fully embrace STEAM activities, with hands on demonstrations using Code and Go Robot, Lego WeDo and Sphero Sprk+. Learn how to grow your STEAM program as your students grow, from picture coding, to drawing and painting with robots, to block coding and text.

Presenter: Erin Sullivan, Technology Specialist, Springfield Ball Charter School
Strand: Teaching and Learning
Audience: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Meals: Lunch is not included unless you also attended a morning workshop.  An afternoon beverage/snack break is provided.
Cost: $75