Tuesday, January 26, 2016

ICE Conference Workshops and My Personal Learning Network

Welcome to the Future - Illinois Computer Educators
The 2016 ICE Conference is under a month away. It is going to be an incredible conference with so many incredible opportunities to learn. If you've been to the ICE Conference in the past you know what a great learning experience it is.
If you've never made it to the conference here are a few highlights this year:

  • Incredible Keynote and Spotlight Speakers
  • ICE & IETL Leadership Summit
  • Wednesday Build Your Own Conference
  • Over 100 full and half day workshops with some incredible EdTech Innovators
  • More Breakout Sessions than I can count on Thursday and Friday
  • Breakout Edu at ICE
  • EdCamp: ICE After Dark
  • Digital Badges
  • Tinker @ ICE
  • Google for Education at High Noon
  • ICE PLN Palooza
  • Build your PLN
I am incredibly excited by the many awesome members of my PLN who are facilitating workshops and breakout sessions. Some of the workshop facilitators from my PLN include:

Tuesday Workshops

  • Rhonda Jenkins (T-01 All Aboard the Google Train) 
  • Aida Awad & Dexter Roknich (T-10 Google Apps + Google Classroom + Collaboration)
  • Robert Schuetz & Keith Sorensen (T-24 Schoology for New Users)
Wednesday Workshops
  • Robert Schuetz & Keith Sorensen (W-05 Schoology for Advanced Users)
  • Steve Wick & Melissa Wilson W21 Engagement with Edtech and the 4Cs 
  • Karen Saad (W-31 Making Professional Development Work)
  • Joy Kirr (W-33 Passion-Based Learning Workshop)
  • Jenny Magiera (W-34 PD is Not a 4-Letter Word)
  • Andy Fekete (W-36 Stay Classy with Google Classroom!)
  • Megan Preis & Allison Sobotka (W-38 Student-Driven Instructional Coaching)
Thursday Workshops
  • Allison Gest & Adam Roubitchek (Cooperative Technology: Make it Work for You!)
  • Melissa Wilson & Steve Wick (TH-09 Digital Learning: Using Google to Enhance and Transform Your Classroom)
  • Elizabeth Marcellus & Benjamin Hartman (TH-11 Functional Feedback Using Google Apps)
  • Michael Biondo & Linda Ryan (TH-18 Open to Closed: Supporting and Sustaining Inquiry with Technology Tools)
  • Katie Aquino (TH-19 Silver Screens to Schools: Bringing Videos into the Classroom)
  • Brian Giovanini, Tania Moneim, and Brian Veit (TH-23 Using Technology to Build Your Brand)
  • Tina Sabatello (TH-24 Visible Learning: Student E-portfolios)
Friday Workshops

  • Tina Sabatello (F-03 Automate the Differentiated Feedback Process with Google Apps)
  • Michael Biondo & Alexis Liakakos (F-11 Five Fantastic Features of Formative Assessment and Supporting Tech Tools)
  • Charlene Chausis (F-09 Discovering Your Students' Learning Potential)
This is just a small sample of the many awesome workshop presenters. I can't wait for the breakout sessions to post. I have no idea how I am going to learn everything I want to learn.

Registration for the Workshops closes on February 12th.
Learn more and register on the conference Site: ICE Conference 2016

What facilitators or sessions would your recommend?