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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  Instead of breaking out, participants will break into learning using literature to connect to science or historical content.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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Tuesday, December 10
 

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

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

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. 

Speakers

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.  

Speakers

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

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.   

Speakers

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

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. 

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Innovation
  • 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).
 

Speakers

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

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)