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Monday, December 9
 

10:00am

#BreakInEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will experience one of the newest trends with gamification and personalized learning.  Instead of breaking out, participants will break into learning using literature to connect to science or historical content.   Participants will experience the gamified break in using a familiar board game that is digitalized and a variety of applications and platforms working in small groups to successfully complete each mini challenge and show the teacher mastery of standards and deep understanding of the content along the way.  


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg A
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:00am

Creating a Culture of C.A.R.E.
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools must be intentional about creating cultures of C.A.R.E.: cultures that are Culturally-relevant, Affirming, Responsive, and Empowering. In this presentation, participants will learn how these pillars promote the success of often marginalized student groups.
 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg C
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring an Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:00am

Embedding Cycles of Inquiry into School Improvement Processes
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about how to utilize the Cycles of Inquiry Model for School Processes to transform school improvement processes to be embedded in a culture of instructional inquiry. Presenters will share information about their engagement in a research study and their experiences in this change process. 


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg B
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring an Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:00am

Put a Pep in Your Step with Discussions
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you just tired of the same old discussion techniques? Students
dragging their feet participating? Not getting the results you want? We have some suggestions for you!  This session will be experiential in that you will actually do the strategies as students. Come experience Table Top Twitter Chats, 4 Corners, Tug of War, What's the Question and a few more. Be ready to talk! 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg E
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:00am

Release the Power...Connect
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators often converse about the bold ideas influencing education during this time.  The conversations are filled with innovative concepts and how teachers hope to establish these ideas in class.  It is a challenge for educators to balance traditional methods with cutting edge approaches to teaching.  What if teachers had preferable tools for measuring what students knew or could accomplish?  What if an educator's classroom was designed in a way that their students drove their own learning?  In this session, teachers will learn what it takes to release the power and connect with their students.  The audience will be challenged to shift their thinking from students and teacher learning styles to preferred learning.  Students can find success through failure, grit, and lessons with purpose.  It is my hope that teachers visiting this session will discover the benefits of flexible seating, success criteria and rubrics as tools for assessment, and student-led learning.  Teachers can release the power of long established educational patterns and connect by allowing preferred seating, means for evaluation, and student led discovery. In this session, I will share humorous video clips, pictures of my students and classroom, and students' opinions on a flexible seating environment.  Furthermore, I will explain the writing rubrics used at the intermediate level, in our district.  This will show the teachers how students use preferred tools to measure their level of success.  I will give teachers other real world examples of when educators can utilize rubrics to engage students in learning.  The teachers will see videos of students using rubrics for self-evaluation.  The writing rubrics combine the Common Core Standards and the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing  To close this session, I will address the importance of teachers building relationships with students to empower their success.  Connecting is the foundation for learning.  It is my goal to inspire teachers to think differently, be responsive to preferred learning, and to leave a legacy by building relationships. 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg G
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

10:00am

Take Your Classroom to Hyperspeed with HyperDocs!
Limited Capacity seats available

HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create, and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate their learning. In this session we will explore how to use the HyperDoc process to transform the learning experience using the full Google Suite: including Slides, Drawings, and MyMaps. 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:00am

The Magic of Mentor Texts; Using Children's Literature in the Content Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

Picture books have a magic about them. They have a way of drawing in both young and old readers. Bring this magic into your classroom!  This session will provide participants with a list of over 200 mentor texts. I will be sharing ideas of how to pair fiction and nonfiction texts and how to use current and classic children's books to teach the standards. Participants will take away fun, engaging ways to use picture books as mentor texts in their own classrooms.    

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg H
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

10:00am

The Power of Podcasting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speaking and listening standards are across the curriculum at every level, and sometimes are overlooked or underdeveloped.  Podcasts can help you rev up your standards while also infusing others.  Come learn about how to use podcasts in the classroom, how to create your own podcasts for student learning, and how to get students podcasting.  Bring your listening skills, creativity, and gift for gab.  

 


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Imagination
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

11:15am

Amplify the Power of Chrome with Apps and Extensions!
Limited Capacity seats available

Too often Chromebooks are only thought of as tools for word processing and presentations. The reality is that you can unlock so much more with the Chrome apps, extensions, and add-ons that can transform the learning in your classroom. 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Innovation
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

11:15am

Functions of Behavior
Limited Capacity seats available

As educators many of us have seen an increase in student behaviors and social emotional needs of students. This session will provide you with an understanding of the reason behind student behaviors. You will learn how to determine the function of a student's behavior. By determining the function of the behavior, you are able to understand the reason behind the behavior and develop appropriate strategies for addressing the behavior. Participants will learn methods for clearly determining the function of a behavior, as well as strategies they can use to address the different types of functions. This will aid educators in reducing the amount of behavioral issues present in the classroom. Additionally, the components of a functional behavior assessment will be discussed and participants will leave have a thorough understanding of  functional behavior assessments.   


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

11:15am

Hey, Google! How’d You Do That?
Limited Capacity seats available


Looking for a few tricks to use technology more effectively every day? This fast paced session will cover many tips & tricks that will make your life easier! After a few years of being 1:1 in our district, we’ve learned and shared many ideas to increase productivity and decrease headaches with technology in the classroom. We’ll be showing tricks for Google sharing, formatting, graphics, extensions, apps, and add-ons Come join the fun, but make sure you bring your laptop so you can play along and leave with the information ready to use on Monday morning! We will even share a few shortcuts that will be a game changer. We will focus on teacher productivity but many of the tricks can be used by students too. If you are looking for ways to make your Google experience more productive, this is the session for you!
 


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Imagination
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

11:15am

Let them Lead: Sharing Leadership as an Avenue to School and Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

As school leaders, we set the tone for what happens in our classrooms and our buildings.  We know how important it is to help our teachers become the best they can be, but we struggle because our job descriptions are seemingly endless.  With a to-do list far longer than hours in a day, our best intentions often go unfulfilled.  Sadly, our instructional leadership plans get pushed to the side in order to put out the countless fires that come up during our day.  So how do we become the instructional leaders we long to be and still keep the day-to-day-demands of our school in order?  The answer is we can’t do it.  Alone.  In this session we will discuss teacher leadership, what it means, and how to identify and to share leadership in our buildings so teachers feel empowered and appreciated, student instruction improves, and you have time to focus on the things that matter most. 


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg F
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

11:15am

Problem Centered Teaching by Tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

Problem Centered Instruction is a great way to engage students, integrate content, and inspire learning.  However, true problem centered instruction requires a major shift in both teaching and learning, requiring the one thing teachers don't have: time.  In today's session, we will look at some simple strategies that teachers can put to immediate use within the classroom to help start the shift towards a student-led, problem centered learning environment.  


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg B
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring an Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

11:15am

Thematic Instruction Focusing on Student Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

The key to student achievement lies in relevant instruction that elicits and empowers student thinking.  This presentation will demonstrate the process of designing thematic units and instruction that focuses on students’ understanding. Current trends in education involve increasing equitable outcomes for all students through relevant instruction that encourages student voice.  This type of relevant instruction can involve thematic teaching, backwards design, and a commitment to student understanding.   The presentation will focus on creating engaging, challenging learning experiences that encourage and invite students to share and develop their thinking.  Participants in the session will apply the research-based practices of backwards design to their instructional units and develop lessons around a big idea or theme.   Backwards design and thematic teaching offers opportunities for students to engage with and make meaningful connections with the content.  Participants will be able to apply principles of backwards design in their own instruction, connect concepts to an overall theme, and incorporate thinking strategies into curriculum planning and instruction.  Through thematic teaching that empowers student thinking, students will achieve true understanding and become lifelong learners.
 


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg G
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Intermediate (4-6)

11:15am

“Yes CER!”: Our C-E-R Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear our journey implementing Claim-Evidence-Reasoning into the ELA classroom. Students went from groaning to ASKING to do CERs after we tried some fun strategies to increase engagement and buy-in.
 


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg H
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:30pm

Free PD and Data Dashboard to Drive Student Achievement
Limited Capacity seats available

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Principals Association have partnered together to bring educators free access to Ed360 and Ed Leaders Network. These two online platforms provide the tools necessary to review data and make personalized professional development decisions that will drive student achievement.  


Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg D
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:30pm

Opening Doors to Collegial Collaboration: Taking Teacher Improvement out of Evaluation
Limited Capacity seats available

Teacher improvement doesn’t need to come just from evaluations. Come learn how mentors and instructional coaches build an environment of trust and collaboration with teachers to increase engagement and student achievement. #ClassroomVisits, #Lunch&Learns #VideoReflection #Coteaching 


Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg F
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL High School (9-12)

12:30pm

Personalized Learning at the Elementary Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating a personalized learning environment for students can have a strong impact on their academic achievement and behavior.  Allowing students voice and choice in their learning helps students stay motivated and achieve their goals.  This session will include a description of how we transformed our classrooms at the elementary level to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners through personalized learning.  
You will meet two teacher leaders and the principal of Lincoln Elementary School that has been on this journey to personalize learning for each student.


Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg B
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

12:30pm

Project Based Learning in Today’s Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Project-based learning (PBL) is a methodology that encourages students to learn and apply knowledge as well as skills while engaging in meaningful experiences.  This dynamic classroom approach allows teachers to incorporate real-world problems and challenges while aligning with district curriculum.  Learn how to enhance your current lessons and/or projects to allow for more student investigation and inquiry.Shift the mindset in your classroom through Project Based Learning.  See student engagement, understanding and ownership increase through PBL. Other benefits of PBL include increased opportunities for cooperative learning skills,  problem solving and communication.
In this session, we will explore and analyze the benefits and challenges of incorporating PBL in today’s classroom. We will look at frameworks and project organization to help get you started as well as various tech tools to help moderate progress and accountability. You will receive examples of project ideas, digital tools to support and manage student engagement, and strategies for managing PBL in the classroom.
 


Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Imagination
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:30pm

Tips, Tricks, & Strategies for ALL Students!
Limited Capacity seats available

This highly interactive session will focus on relationship building and tools you can use TOMORROW; come ready to have fun and engage. Though many of these strategies/activities were designed for students with Autism, I have seen them work well with ALL students, especially struggling learners. 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:30pm

Understanding What’s Underneath the Umbrella: A Neuropsychology Approach to ADHD
Limited Capacity seats available

ADHD will be presented from a neuropsychological conceptualization as a disorder of self-regulation, focusing on brain-behavior relationships, associated functional difficulties across domains, and objective assessment and intervention strategies.  


Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:30pm

Using Digital Accessibility Tools to Reach All Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know what accessibility features are available on your digital devices? Is your online learning environment accessible to all visitors? In this session, learn about add-ons and features available from Google, Apple, and Microsoft as well as other tools to make your web presence accessible to all visitors.
 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:30pm

Using Technology to Create Classroom Connections
Limited Capacity seats available

Our students are self-conscious when it comes to expressing their ideas and needs. Technology is a great vehicle for students to share their voice in a safe space. Learn tech tools to create a climate of engagement and respect in your classroom. 


Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg G
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring an Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:30pm

“What’s the Secret to Students Achieving Higher SAT Reading Scores?”
Limited Capacity seats available

After a school improvement meeting back in 2010 that revealed poor reading scores for their students on the ACT, three teachers changed their approach to teaching social studies to address this problem.  They call their curriculum "Top Secret," as they have embedded reading comprehension skills, formative and summative assessments, and proven ACT and SAT reading test strategies into the content of their classes. “Top Secret” has been developed over years of research, collaborative work sessions, and experimentation in their own classrooms. Their curriculum is used by teachers throughout their district, and their summative assessments serve as part of the final exam for their district’s US History course.        
The data speaks for itself. “Top Secret” has resulted in remarkable student growth on the reading portions of the ACT and SAT Tests for their students and school district. Now you have the chance to learn the "Secret" to their success!
 


Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Connection
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL High School (9-12)

1:45pm

Chromebooks as Multimedia Creation Devices
Limited Capacity seats available

Unlock the creative potential of the Chromebook and move beyond using the device for word processing, productivity and organization. The session will explore the creative potential of the Chromebook to give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia masterpieces! 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Innovation
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:45pm

Data-Driven Instructional Coaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructional coaching can be a great way to support students, teachers, and a school...but how do you know it's having an impact? In this session, we will describe a data-driven, student-centered coaching process which includes formative and summative teacher feedback, pre and post student data, and other ways to measure success. Attendees will see actual elementary examples and will receive templates for their own use.  


Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg D
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

1:45pm

Engaging Lesson Plans through Peer Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have a lesson that is not very engaging?  Is there a lesson that you do not like to teach?  Come see how one school district uses Peer Collaboration to create meaningful, engaging lessons while building vertical articulation at the same time. 


Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg F
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:45pm

Innovation Makers Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Remember the pencil holder you made back in elementary school or the bird house you made in middle school? Those moments are special because they are examples of our ability to transform an idea in our minds into a reality. Unfortunately, the teaching methods have been shifting the way we learn leaving behind opportunities for students to explore their creativity such as shop class.
The main purpose of the “Innovation Makers Laboratory” program is to provide the ability for any school to transform an old fashion shop class into an exploration of creativity and life skill laboratory for any student from middle school all the way to adulthood to assist in knowledge and real word elements in creating meaningful learning for students.
The program will provide the list of equipment needed for the Innovation Makers Laboratory as well as the safety training and the first aid training. Most important, it will provide professional development for the teachers involved in this program such as how to incorporate the Innovation Makers Laboratory into all the other curriculums. For example, building a musical instrument exploring sound waves or creating tools used for farmers during medieval time or building a better ketchup dispenser for cooking class.
The Innovation Makers Laboratory is a low-cost option for a great curriculum that will promote exploration, innovation, cross curriculum opportunities, and life skills that will always be part of our memories like that pencil holder or the bird house.
 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg G
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL High School (9-12)

1:45pm

The Secret Power of Google Slides
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Slides is often used in the classroom as a way for students to share their learning. However, the features and tools within Google Slides allows for it to be used in many other ways.

Participants will learn how to reset their thinking and begin creating interactive activities and/or lessons for their students to implement the 4Cs. Throughout the session, participants will use their device and Google account to practice the skills and tools being showcased. The session will start by breaking down the necessary steps in planning and setup of creating a Slides activity using the Backwards Design model. This includes page setup, themes, forced copy and other pertinent skills. We will also focus on the importance of the Master Slide aspect and how it can be used in various ways. Discussion of different features that can be inserted into Slides (animations, images, videos, etc.) as well as different formats will be included.

Activities created using Slides will support collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity in the classroom.  Changing how you use Slides can change the way your students learn. 


Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Imagination
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:45pm

Whole Brain Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn some simple Whole Brain Teaching techniques that can increase student engagement in any classroom, any content area, any grade level. Whole Brain Teaching techniques are used by tens of thousands of teachers all over the country. These simple strategies can bring fun and excitement back into your lessons, and are easy enough to learn that you can implement them tomorrow! 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:45pm

Writing a Speech Is Like Eating a Big Mac
Limited Capacity seats available

Students can write effective speeches and essays by comparing the parts to a Big Mac 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg H
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

3:00pm

#CLASSROOMBOOKADAY
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a hashtag that is taking over the nation!  Classrooms everywhere are making the commitment to #ClassroomBookADay with a goal of getting students to engage in picture books and build a love reading. Come learn the benefits of a shared reading experience with your students and discover purposeful mini lessons to support your students all year long in any classroom.  In this session you will hear book ideas for a variety of themes, strategies, and standards, you will also learn management tips, and most of all how to develop empathy through picture books. 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

3:00pm

Give Me a Break: Integrating Classroom Activity
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for strategies to improve student focus, supplement class instruction, and boost test scores? This session offers instructional tips for incorporating physical activity into the classroom. Learn how to integrate brain breaks and energize your classroom.  

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg D
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

3:00pm

Mindfulness and Resilience in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s often believed that there’s something exceptional about children who are resilient, particularly those who've experienced trauma, that separates them from those who don’t demonstrate resiliency. However, resilience research has shown that resiliency is not extraordinary and is actually an ordinary part of normal human development.  Mindfulness is a way to tap into and restore the natural resilience inherent in each of us. Join me for an interactive session that will provide information and activities you can use with students to rediscover and nurture this inner resilience.  

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels
 
Tuesday, December 10
 

9:30am

Let’s Play with Creativity Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

“Creativity is an exciting and unpredictable collision of environments, attitudes, and skills that produces unique and useful innovations.” - KH Kim
How can we become more creative? There are many creativity techniques available to us, but sometimes we don’t know how to use them, don’t believe they are useful in the subject we teach, or are skeptical about them.

“(P)lay is a biological process. ...It shapes the brain and makes animals smarter and more adaptable...play lies at the core of creativity and innovation.” - Stuart Brown MD
In this session we will “play” with some creativity techniques and tools so you feel more prepared to implement them for yourself, gain confidence using them, and teach students how to employ them.

Techniques with which we will play include (but are not limited to): synectics, improvisation, creative processes, SCAMPER, analogical thinking, and brainstorming (inc. reverse and backward).
We can adapt, and use these techniques for any subject, topic, or age group participants bring to the session.

Brown, S., MD, & Vaughan, C. (2009). Play: How it shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

Kyung Hee Kim (2011): The Creativity Crisis: The Decrease in Creative Thinking Scores on theTorrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Creativity Research Journal, 23:4, 285-295
 

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg H
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

9:30am

Professional Growth through Professional Learning Networks
Limited Capacity seats available

Just as we expect our students to learn from peers and use multiple sources to acquire new knowledge we, as educators, need to model these traits ourselves. In this session, you will learn about the power of a professional learning network from two connected educators. Learn how we continue to grow, enhance our practice, and build relationships by learning from others around the world. An emphasis will be placed on using Twitter to connect but other platforms will be presented as well. 


Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Innovation
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

9:30am

Putting on Your Oxygen Mask First
Limited Capacity seats available

The focus on the social emotional well being of students often overshadows the social emotional needs of teachers. We as teachers must remember to put our mask on first or we won't be able to help our students. This session will bring ideas and strategies to avoid teacher burnout. Both teachers and administrators will gain ideas for events and techniques that can be used in schools to help teachers take care of themselves so they can better care for the social emotional needs of students.  

Speakers
JO

Jen Otto

Teacher/Curriculum Director


Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

9:30am

Teaching with a Full Deck: Card Sorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Simply put, card sorts make students TALK. They provide opportunities to classify, rank and sequence while setting a natural context for argumentation. Join me for math and science card sorts that will make your students reason and think critically. 

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

9:30am

We Be Jammin' with Jamboard
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you get when you combine the power of an interactive whiteboard with the best features of G Suite? Jamboard! Come learn experience Jamboard  and start using it tomorrow! No Jamboard kiosk? No worries! All you really need is an iPad, Chromebook, or other device! Come jam with us! 


Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Imagination
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring an Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

9:30am

Where am I going? How is it Going? What Are My Next Steps? – A Focus on Using Rubrics and Success Criteria to Drive Student Practice and Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

In classrooms where students 1) clearly understand their goals and expectations, 2) know what success looks and sounds like, and 3) have ample time to practice, make mistakes and receive focused feedback aligned to the success criteria, achievement is profoundly accelerated.   This session will focus on creating student-friendly rubrics that enable and guide students in becoming independent learners through practice and feedback. Best practices for rubric creation will be incorporated as attendees create their own student-friendly rubric around a given standard and expected subskills.  

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:45am

Google Productivity Tips & Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your Drive a mess? Do you need some organizational how-tos? Come learn some Google tips and tricks to improve your workflow. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail and other Google tools will be addressed.
 

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Innovation
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:45am

Lazy?...or a Perfectionist?
Limited Capacity seats available

“Lazy’, ‘defiant’, ‘uncooperative’, or ‘not working up to potential’. These are familiar ways of  describing students, and ourselves when we are stymied by a perceived lack of engagement. What if the real reason for that behavior wasn’t one of those at all? What if the student was actually a perfectionist?

In this session we will:
Investigate the relationship of paralysis, procrastination, purposeful practice, shame, and underachievement in the life of a perfectionist;
Examine the reasons why perfectionism can have the above negative associations from the outside observer, and actually have a totally different cause inside the perfectionist;
Explore ways perfectionists can to move from negative/maladaptive perfectionism to positive/adaptive perfectionism.

This presentation will incorporate the work of Silverman, Schuler, Adelson, Wilson, Burns, Mendaglio, and Van Gemert, as well as many years of personal work with perfectionists.

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of perfectionism, its manifestations, strategies for working with perfectionists, and resources for future reference and study. 

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg H
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:45am

PUSH Them into THE PIT! (The Learning Pit)
Limited Capacity seats available

James Nottingham's Learning Pit is a great analogy to use to help students become both collaborative and independent learners at the same time. Experience a lesson using the tenets of The Learning Pit to help students struggle though conceptual understanding using dialogue, questioning and debate. This analogy can be used in any class at any level and provides students with the tools to drive their own learning.  

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:45am

The Biggest Impact Starts With YOU
Limited Capacity seats available

We plant the seed for student achievement to grow by finding engaging lessons and rigorous activities, planning for learning styles, and fostering grit.  So why isn’t the tree growing?  What does research say about the roots of student achievement?   Let’s not forget about the teachers…!  Are teachers leaving professional development sessions getting exactly what they need to reflect and grow as educators?  Transformative Instructional Coaching has the power to do just that.  This session will focus on the power of Instructional Coaching through the lenses of teacher clarity and establishing a culture for learning.  When teachers have these foundations, only then will the seeds begin to grow.  Becoming empowered, knowledgeable teachers will lead to greater student growth and achievement.  It starts with YOU. 


Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schaumburg B
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:45am

The Real SBG: A Hybrid Model That Works
Limited Capacity seats available

A truly Standards Based Grading classroom or grade book can be overwhelming and tedious, but it shouldn’t be! This session will demonstrate a practical approach to Standards Based Grading practices using grading categories, a traditional point-based system, and standards-based student-driven assessment. Take the busy work out of grading, and give the power to the students using a standards portfolio. See how allowing students to choose which assignments the teacher should grade empowers students to assess their own work critically. Oh, and did I mention, it creates LESS grading for you! Finally, you will see what a grade book looks like for this hybrid approach, and how to use the grade book to drive instruction.  


Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Epiphany
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL High School (9-12)

12:00pm

Custom Classes w/Google Slides
Limited Capacity seats available

Dump the textbook and make your class a rich, flexible, and adaptable one-stop source for students, parents, and specialists. Unlock the power of slides to curate text, graphics,  apps, simulations, video, paper resources, etc into YOUR organized class.  


Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Imagination
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:00pm

ENGAGE with INQUIRY: A HOW TO GUIDE
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to have a truly student-led classroom?  Inquiry allows students to take ownership of their learning and engage in new ways that are essential for learners in today's world.  Inquiry is also a main  component of both the NGSS and new social science standards.  However, these subject areas are often overlooked in the classroom. In this session, you will get a step-by-step guide for planning an inquiry-based unit that will engage your students and make the most of your time by using an interdisciplinary approach.  The ideas presented in this session can be implemented in your classroom the very next day.  

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg B
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

12:00pm

Grading Practices That Promote Accountability
Limited Capacity seats available

Leaning how to use rubrics, example work, and grading logs in a way that cause students to look inward when they receive a low score.  


Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg D
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:00pm

How Do I Make My Curriculum Map Come Alive In My Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

To most teachers, curriculum maps are the dusty documents that a district forces teachers to engage with on SIP days, only to be shelved until the next one.  So how do we make our curriculum maps purposeful and at the center of instructional planning? How can we move them from transactional work to transformational guidance? Attend and find out! The research of John Hattie among others will be used to provide practical methods for implementing curriculum in an way that is both engaging and rigorous.  

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

12:00pm

Keeping Students Engaged
Limited Capacity seats available

Keeping students engaged is tough these days!!  With all the technology and instant media available it can be tough to keep our students engaged in their learning.  Come get helpful tips you can take back and use the next day.  I will also help you problem solve if you need help with engagement. I will have tips for k-5th grade. 

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg H
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Primary (K-3)

12:00pm

Kindergarten Learning Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

We've all heard the common phrase in education -- "standard-aligned."  But what do our standards REALLY say?  In this session we will examine the learning standards and debunk any myths as to the expectations of students by the end of Kindergarten.  
 

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Prosperity
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Primary (K-3)

12:00pm

Shifting Technology Past the Digital Worksheet
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology has the power to create real change in our students’ learning; now it is our job as leaders to know the best practices for making that change happen. This session will examine the most commonly used technology evaluation models, and how they shift classroom technology forward. 

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Innovation
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:15pm

Becoming a Globally Connected Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In a globally connected classroom students experience face-to-face communication with students around the world without ever leaving the classroom. Join the discussion on how to find find these connections and create experiences your students will never forget.  

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Schaumburg B
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:15pm

Clearing a Path: Tools and Scholarships for Illinois students
Limited Capacity seats available

The College Board is proud to provide students tools to own their futures. This session will explore the free tools available to students and educators, including Official SAT Practice through Khan Academy, and a provide a detailed overview of new College Board Opportunity Scholarships. 


Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Connection
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL High School (9-12)

1:15pm

Listening and Speaking in a Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

Listening and speaking are crucial for success in today’s society. Sadly, they are often the most neglected components of the curriculum. This session will provide some ideas, strategies, and techniques that you can use tomorrow in your classroom. 


Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:15pm

Raise Student Achievement by Lesson Planning for Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available


Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Schaumburg A
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:15pm

Redfining the Paperless Classroom with Microsoft OneNote and Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating a paperless classroom can be so much more than merely distributing work digitally. With OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook you can redefine what it means to create a digital classroom. You can embed engaging live content such as Forms, YouTube, GeoGebra, Sway, and more. Using digital ink your students will be able to take hand written notes, highlight text, draw, and work on math problems. OneNote’s Learning Tools make the classroom accessible to all students with its immersive reader. Finally, Teams creates a digital hub for all your student’s work where they can manage their assignments, participate in online discussions, and stay organized.   

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Imagination
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:15pm

Student Engagement: Putting the Pieces Together
Limited Capacity seats available

Engagement is the key to student success! In this session, participants will be given the pieces necessary for total student engagement, including teacher clarity, engagement structures, and feedback. This is one puzzle you'll want to complete!  

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Schaumburg C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

1:15pm

Understanding Generation Z
Limited Capacity seats available

We spend several hours a day with our students each school year, but how well do we really know them? When was the last time you looked at educational research as related to technology and your students? This session introduces educators to various research and survey sources that will help them understand how today’s students learn and what their views are regarding technology in education. 

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Innovation
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

2:30pm

Gifted Education at the High School: A Successful 35 year Experiment Teaching Gifted Students at the High School
Limited Capacity seats available

How does gifted class last 35 years at the high school level?  With a classroom representing all grades (9-12), that creates a learning environment where students not only experience a multi-faceted perspective of literature and western civilization but also develop the necessary skills to be lifelong learners and future leaders. Take home concrete examples for successfully instituting a multi-grade, honors level, four-year literature, and humanities curriculum. 


Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Connection
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL High School (9-12)

2:30pm

Low-Prep, High-Yield Activities for Any Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to change up your instruction but don’t have the time to plan something new? This session can help! Participants will walk away with several engaging, classroom-ready strategies that promote collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. 

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

2:30pm

Media Literacy 101 for Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

Being media literate is a skill that all students need to know. This session will explore basic media literacy concepts and examples of each concept. It will include websites, lesson plans and ways to incorporate these into all classrooms. While media literacy is applicable to all educators the content featured is geared toward 5th grade and higher (but all are welcome).
 

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

2:30pm

School Wide Morning Meeting to Build a Sense of Community Within Your School
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a way to to increase the sense of community within your school? How about starting your day with a school wide morning meeting? Come learn strategies to increase SEL school wide in a few minutes each morning.  


Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Primary (K-3)

2:30pm

Technology, Has it Changed Your Classroom Yet?
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology has transformed life as we know it, come learn how integrating technology can change your K-4 classroom for the better.  We will be demonstrating how we use basic programs such as Seesaw, Nearpod, Flipgrid, Clips, and Quizizz to enhance our curriculum. We will also cover popular extensions and add-ons to make your experience with technology even easier! Technology helps give a voice to all students, and we are excited to share our 3rd-grade students' experiences with you. 


Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg C
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Primary (K-3)