Tech Forum May 9, 2014 in Lincolnshire, IL

posted Mar 17, 2014, 8:40 AM by Chris Wherley

CHICAGO
May 9, 2014
Lincolnshire Marriott
Lincolnshire, IL

A Closer Look at the Agenda for Tech Forum Chicago

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Wondering what we'll be covering at Tech Forum on May 9? Our breakout sessions are a key component of this information-packed day. Geared especially to administrators, mentor teachers and other education technology leaders, these sessions offer an in-depth look at some of the hottest topics affecting the K-12 ed tech community. Similarly, our roundtable discussions, on topics suggested by you when you register, and mini-workshops provide a great opportunity for you to network with fellow technology leaders.

 

Here's a quick look at the lineup for May 9:

 

MORNING BREAKOUTS:

• The Other Two Letters in STEM: Technology and Engineering's Role in Today's Classrooms

• 1:1 and BYO Districts Tell Their Stories

• Formative Assessment and Personalized Learning

• It STILL Takes a Village: Building Parental and Community Support

 

AFTER-LUNCH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS & MINI-WORKSHOPS:

• Going 1:1 with Chromebooks

• Managing iPads in the classroom

• Project-based Learning

• The Evolving Role of the Library/media Center

• Open Education Resources (OER)

• Collaborative Leadership

• Apps for the Common Core

 

AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS:

• Google Apps for Education: Next Steps

• Students as Video Producers and Multimedia Authors

• Planning With Support from SAMR

• Designing Learning Spaces

 

To view an overview of the day, click here.

Who Should Attend Tech Forum?

Tech Forum brings together some of the brightest minds and forward-thinking leaders involved in education technology. Each event is carefully designed for district- and building-level administrators,technology directorstechnology coordinators,IT managerslibrarians and media specialists,board of education members, and anyone involved in the planning, decision-making and/or purchasing of technology for schools and districts.

Bring a Team, Save a Ton

One of the most beneficial ways to experience Tech Forum is to bring a team. Not only does it save you money, it also allows you to tap into the full range of session options and continue the learning when you return to your district. Click here to view the group rates.

IL-CTO Members Save!

Tech & Learning is thrilled to welcome back IL-CTO as an association partner for Tech Forum Chicago. IL-CTO members are entitled to a special discount. Register now and save $120 per person off the on-site registration fee!

 

Enter source code: CH14CTO

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Keynote Speaker

Ramsey Musallam
Science Teacher, Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Sponsors

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Silver Level:


Association Partners

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Association Partner Discount: If you're a member of one of our Association Partners, you are entitled to a special members-only discount. Please contact the association supervisor for more information.

Event Location

Lincolnshire Marriott
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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Tech Forum Chicago May 9, 2014

posted Jan 27, 2014, 12:11 PM by Chris Wherley

CHICAGO
May 9, 2014
Lincolnshire Marriott
Lincolnshire, IL

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend Tech Forum Chicago

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1. A thought-provoking opening keynote by the widely-acclaimed Ramsey Musallam.

 

2. Practical breakout sessions on topics of importance to K-12 leaders, such as Common Core, Personalized Learning, Digital Content and Open Educational Resources, BYO and 1:1 Strategies.

 

3. Roundtable discussions on hot-button issues identified by you when you register, including Flipping the Classroom, Digital Citizenship, Online and Blended Learning, Building an Infrastructure.

 

4. Engaging and well-respected speakers.

 

5. An amazing array of content packed into a single day, without the need to travel a long distance or take extended time away from work.

 

6. Good food, a lovely and intimate setting -- the chance to be pampered while you work.

 

7. The opportunity to hear from and meet with select industry providers who are available to answer questions and provide demos.

 

8. Great end-of-day prizes.

 

9. Priceless networking opportunities with some of the most tapped-in folks in the world of education technology.

 

10. A once-a-year chance to participate in the event that previous attendees have described as "extremely productive," with "superb breadth and depth"and "one of the best conferences ever!"

 

To view an overview of the day, click here.

To view last year's Tech Forum Chicago program, click here.

Who Should Attend Tech Forum?

Tech Forum brings together some of the brightest minds and forward-thinking leaders involved in education technology. Each event is carefully designed for district- and building-level administrators,technology directorstechnology coordinators,IT managerslibrarians and media specialists,board of education members, and anyone involved in the planning, decision-making and/or purchasing of technology for schools and districts.

Bring a Team, Save a Ton

One of the most beneficial ways to experience Tech Forum is to bring a team. Not only does it save you money, it also allows you to tap into the full range of session options and continue the learning when you return to your district. Click here to view the group rates.

IL-CTO Members Save!

Tech & Learning is thrilled to welcome back IL-CTO as an association partner for Tech Forum Chicago. IL-CTO members are entitled to a special discount. Register now and save $120 per person off the on-site registration fee!

 

Enter source code: CH14CTO

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Keynote Speaker

Ramsey Musallam
Science Teacher, Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Sponsors

Gold Level:

 

Silver Level:


Association Partners

ICE logo
 

Association Partner Discount: If you're a member of one of our Association Partners, you are entitled to a special members-only discount. Please contact the association supervisor for more information.

Event Location

Lincolnshire Marriott
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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Member Meeting January 15

posted Jan 10, 2014, 8:24 AM by Chris Wherley

Join us on Wednesday January 15. RSVP

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
11 a.m. Networking and Lunch
Noon – Program
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Discussion

Presenter: Ryan Bretag, Glenbrook School District 225
Topic: Leadership Reimagined: Creating the Conditions for Agency and Agility

Face to Face Locations:

IlliniCloud Data Center
303 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Contact: Chris Wherley

Niles Township High School District 219
D219 Technology Center
7800 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Contact: Guy Ballard

John A Logan College - Room H126
700 Logan College Dr,
Carterville, IL 62918
Contact: Steve Carrington

Meeting Dates for 2013-2014

posted May 8, 2013, 8:42 AM by Jeff Hunt

IL CTO's member meeting dates for 2013-2014
  • September 18, 2013
  • January 15, 2014
  • March 12, 2014
  • May 14, 2014

11 a.m.  Networking and Lunch
Noon -- Program
1 p.m. -- 2 p.m. Discussion

May 8 IL CTO meeting

posted May 8, 2013, 8:16 AM by Jeff Hunt

Members Meeting May 8, 2013

 Presenter:  Jim Peterson

Topic:  Server Virtualization

 Jim Peterson will address the issue of server virtualization from the district perspective as well as from what's happening in the IlliniCloud.

 After the presentation, there will be an annual meeting and an election of board members.  There are three open seats.  If you are interested in running for a board seat, Chris Wherley (Chris.Wherley (at) ilcto.org) is organizing the slate of board positions.

 The meeting will be available online.  The link will be sent out the day before the meeting.

 Register for the meeting at: http://goo.gl/XfIhy

 The meeting location is:

 Illinois State University Alumni Center

Carl Caston Boardroom

1101 North Main St

Normal, IL 61761

Map:  http://g.co/maps/xeqt8

 

11 a.m.  Networking and Lunch

Noon -- Program

1 p.m. -- 2 p.m. Discussion

 

Remote Sites:

 Niles Township High School District 219

D219 Technology Center

7800 Gross Point Road

Skokie, IL 60077 

Contact:  Guy Ballard

 

John A. Logan College

Center for Business and Industry-- Room H125

700 Logan College Drive

Carterville, IL 62918

Contact:  Steve Carrington

March 13, 2013 IL CTO Members Meeting

posted Feb 25, 2013, 1:44 PM by Jeff Hunt

The next meeting of the Illinois Chief Technology Officers is March 13, 2013

 Tom Vander Ark is the presenter.  His topic:  What Technology Leaders Should Know About Digital Learning

 Tom Vander Ark is author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World and founder of GettingSmart.com. Tom is also a partner in Learn Capital, a venture capital firm investing in learning content, platforms, and services with the goal of transforming educational engagement, access, and effectiveness. Previously he served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and was the Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he implemented $3.5 billion in scholarship and grant programs. Tom was the first business executive to serve as public school superintendent in Washington State. A prolific writer and speaker, Tom has published thousands of articles and blogs. In December 2006, Newsweek readers voted Tom the most influential baby boomer in education.

 Tom is a director of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and several other nonprofits.

 Tom received the Distinguished Achievement Medal and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. He received his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Denver. He continues his education online.

 

Tech Forum Chicago: Insight & Innovation for Technology Leaders

posted Dec 11, 2012, 7:37 PM by Jeff Hunt

Join Tech & Learning magazine on Friday, May 3, 2013 for a day of networking and professional development.

T&L welcomes IL-CTO as an official Association Partner for Tech Forum Chicago.

Visit www.techlearning.com/techforum for more information.

January 9, 2013 IL CTO Members Meeting

posted Dec 9, 2012, 9:31 AM by Jeff Hunt   [ updated Dec 12, 2012, 5:06 AM ]

Members Meeting January 9, 2013

Presenter:  Scott McLeod
Topic:  Technology Leadership and School Administration

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., currently is serving as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8 in Iowa. He is on leave from his position as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. Dr. McLeod also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation's only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, the National School Boards Association, and the Center for Digital Education. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Education Recoded and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He also just completed his first book, What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media.

The meeting will be available online.

The meeting location is: 

Illinois State University Alumni Center
Carl Caston Boardroom
1101 North Main St
Normal, IL 61761
Map:  http://g.co/maps/xeqt8

11 a.m.  Networking and Lunch
Noon -- Program
1 p.m. -- 2 p.m. Discussion

Remote Site:

Niles Township High School District 219
D219 Technology Center
7800 Gross Point Road 
Skokie, IL 60077  
Contact:  Guy Ballard

John A. Logan College
H133 --  Workforce Development Building
700 Logan College Drive
Carterville, IL 62918
Contact:  Steve Carrington

IETC Program

posted Nov 28, 2012, 6:41 PM by Jeff Hunt

IETC ILCTO Session Agenda
Springfield, IL
Thursday, November 29, 2012
2:15 pm - 4:05 pm
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Jim Gerry - Introductions of ILCTO and Speakers
2:30 pm - 2:55 pm Maureen Chertow Miller - Technology for Formative Assessment
2:55 pm - 3:20 pm Butch Wilson - Migration to Google Apps for Education
3:20 pm - 3:45 pm R.J. Gravel - Professional Development for Flipped Classroom Initiative
3:45 pm - 4:05 pm Additional Time for Q & A and/or Wrap-up

Guest Speakers:
Maureen Chertow Miller
Deerfield High School
chertow.miller@gmail.com
Technology for Formative Assessment

Butch Wilson
Learning Technology Center Six North
bwilson@roe25.net
Google Apps for Education overview and migration, including process considerations, cautions
and success/failure stories.

R.J. Gravel
Johnsburg School District 12
rgravel@johnsburg12.org
Professional development program to support the flipped classroom initiative. We currently are
forming a partnership with another District to continue our collaboration and skill development,
in hopes of implementing the initiative with close to 14 folks.

Techcon, October 26, 2012 at NIU Naperville

posted Oct 8, 2012, 9:35 AM by Jeff Hunt

TechCon: A Team Building Opportunity
Technology Directors are not the only members of your school district technology team — Business Managers, Superintendents and many others are also key factors in the technology equation.

TechCon is an opportunity for key staff to come together and reflect on whether you are utilizing technology in your district to your greatest advantage. You’ll be able to dialogue on topics including:

  • Use of Apps in Classrooms and the Business Office
  • Social Media Policies and Twitter
  • Mobile Devices, Going to the Cloud and more…

If you’ve already registered someone in your district – Consider who else might benefit from this one-day professional development experience. Space is filling fast so make sure you get a spot!




Join the Conversation: Follow @TechConference on Twitter


Please contact Marissa Malmborg at 815.753.9365 or mmalmborg@iasbo.orgfor any questions you may have regarding registration for this event.

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