Data Center and Supporting Technology for 1:1
Rick Lawsha, Technology Director, Galesburg, IL
Attendees will gain an insight into the technology needed to support a 1:1 initiative. A tour of the data center will be included and an overview of how D205 tech support services work. Included will be demos of our wireless network, servers, switches, help desk and more. This session is intended for Technology Directors, IT personnel, and District-level administrators who are looking to learn more about high-performing technology infrastructure supporting 1:1 deployments. This session will be held at Silas Willard Elementary School, 460 Fifer St., Galesburg, IL
MIT App Inventor
Kirk Mustain, Williamsfield School District
To provide teachers with a great open source tool to enhance the learning and use of technology in the classroom. Students will be fully engaged and lessons can be structured to fit any subject matter. Participants will use an android. If you do not have an android device, one will be provided. This is intended for 6-12 grade levels.
Personalized (Self-Paced) Learning
Lisa McCauley, Gurnee District 56
In this session, you will learn how to design a personalized learning environment for your students. Students should be given voice and choice in their learning and it is possible to design your curriculum, and classroom to make this happen! Examples of self-paced math, science, LA and SS will be given and participants will walk away with the tools and ideas to design their own self-paced units or entire curriculum. This is intended for all grade levels.
Games in the Classroom
Chris Johnson, Rowva School District
This will be a hands-on session that addresses different ways to bring games into the classroom. Several games will be demonstrated and time to play and explore each game will be provided. List of games will include Civilization, Minecraft, Rome Total War, as well as games such as Kahoot, Quizizz, and Quizlet. Competitive gaming and game clubs will be discussed as well. This is intended for 6-12 grade levels.
Lights, Camera, Engagement! Creating Videos in the Classroom
Melinda Fry, United District 304
Do you want to spice up a lesson or unit to make it more student-centered? One great way to engage your students is to let them be creative using video. Making videos is easier than ever for you and your students with all of the tools and technology available. Workshop participants will not only walk away with ideas on how to implement video into their lessons, but also have an opportunity to create videos using different apps to use in the classroom. This is intended for 6-12 grade levels.