SEN Spring Meeting

February 2019 Agenda

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.-Light breakfast & registration

9:00 am-12 noon

  • Spheros in the science classroom-Katie Frey and students (Knoxville Junior High, Knoxville, IL)
  • Authentic Projects-Richard Byrne (virtual presentation)
  • Illini West Broadcasting-Chris Greenhalge (Illini West)
  • Round table discussion

January 2018 Agenda

8:30 a.m.-9:00 am-Light breakfast & registration

9:00-12 noon

  • Share one project from school district (district, building, or classroom level)
    • United-Vanessa Witherell (google documents)
    • West Central-Melinda Frakes (3d printing)
    • Spoon River Valley-Jason Keeple (collaborative classroom)
    • Abingdon-Avon-Mark Rogers (collaborative classrooms)
    • Illini West-Chris Greenhalge (broadcasting club)
    • Williamsfield-Kirk Mustain (app building)
    • ROWVA-Chris Johnson (Esports club)

February 2017 Agenda

(click here for Professional Development credit available for teachers)

7:30-8:30 a.m. Western Area IPA meeting-Room A032

9:00-12 noon ROE #33 Principals Meeting-Room A036

  • Future Ready-Amber Heffner Executive Director Illinois Computing Educators (ICE)
  • Updates and Discussion-Lori Loving, Regional Office of Education #33

10:00-12 noon Sandburg Educational Network Technology Directors meeting-Room A032

10:05-11:15 Table discussion on pre-determined topics chosen by directors

21st Century Classrooms

  • Advice/tips moving toward 21st century style classrooms
  • Dedicated room for technology-interactive desks

Filter & Social Media

  • Mobile device filtering-filtering devices off site
  • Snapchat filtering
  • YouTube filtering
  • Filtering/firewall vendors & configuration options

Hardware & Device Management

  • Chromebooks life cycle
  • Chromebook projection options
  • Printing from leased copy machines
  • Recyling of electronic equipment

Technology Integration

  • Connecting STEM & Literacy
  • Technology funding strategies
  • Teacher-student engagement

11:15-11:30 John Closen share on the following topics

  • E-rate
  • ICE, Tech 2017, IETC 2017
  • Quincy 2.0
  • ESRI GIS Competition
  • Lunch & Learn

11:30-Join Fab Lab Presenters in Crist Center

11:00-12:30 p.m.Champaign-Urbana Community FAB LAB Road Show display  (Crist Center)

12:00-Lunch (Crist Center)

12:30-Short Presentation by FAB LAB

12:45-Traci Johnson and student intern  (ROWVA) use of Snap Chat

1:05 p.m.- Zack Gilbert Presentation (Crist Center)

Zack Gilbert Bio

Currently teaching 5th/6th grade social studies at Thomas Metcalf School in Normal, IL.  Zack is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a B.A. in History with a secondary teacher certificate and has an M.S. in Instructional Technology and Design from Illinois State University. His master’s research looked at the impact of educational games and how the knowledge gained through these games is stored into long term memory. Zack is the host of the EdGamer podcast, the longest running podcast dedicated to Games and Learning. Since 2011, Zack has interviewed the leaders in the Games and Learning field which include Dr. James Paul Gee, Lucien Vattel, Joel Levin, Lucas Gillispie, John Hunter, and many more. Zack has built collaborative relationships with University of Wisconsin-Madison, MIT, and IlliniCloud. He is on the advisory board for Playful Learning through the Learning Games Network and he is the Project Lead for the Games and Learning projects within the Illinois Shared Learning Environment (ISLE). Zack is a chapter co-author in the book TeacherCraft: A Guide for Teaching and Learning with Minecraft. Games are an important part of Zack’s life, in and out of school.

Zack Gilbert-Presentation

Everyone In Your School Wins When You Start A Game Club
You have the potential to organize the most diverse, the largest, and the most exciting club in your school. Game clubs are great for schools because they provide a safe space, build community, provide common experiences for students, challenge them, and they are fun. There are also many benefits for educators who want to incorporate playful learning within their lessons. This session will discuss how to begin, what tabletop and digital games to play, and who will benefit from starting a game club.