Conference Info

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The Indiana Connected Educators conference is an annual conference that addresses the latest tools and information on educational technology in the 21st century. The theme for the 2016 conference is ICE on Fire. Make plans to join us as ICE returns to Noblesville High School for their annual conference on October 13-14 with Pre-Conference workshops available on October 12.  Register now for early bird pricing (discounted pricing ends July 31).

Conference Info 

  • Dates: October 13 & 14, with pre-conference workshops available on the 12th
  • Location: Noblesville High School - 18111 Cumberland, Noblesville, IN
  • Full lunch provided October 13 & 14; meals on your own on pre-conference October 12 workshop day

Fees

  • October 13 & 14: $100 until August 1 (late registration: $125)
  • $75 per day until August 1 - late registration $85 per day
  • Pre-conference workshops: $25 per half-day workshop ($50 for the full day)
  • Special Student Rate: $25 per day

Register Now to get the best rates!



Featured Speakers

Meet some of our amazing keynote and spotlight speakers for ICE 2016!

Howie DiBlasi

Howie DiBlasi 3October 13:

Imagineering Your Classroom: 12 Disney Projects and Applications To Engage Students (2Hr)

Learn how to “Create Classrooms Magic”. Build a celebratory community of educators who are committed to bringing innovation, creativity, making, storytelling and magic into their learning environments.Engage learn­ers with “Disney Digital Projects” and teach in a technology-rich learning environment. Explore new communication tools, projects, resources, PBL and STEM ideas to use in your classroom. Learn how to create Photo-stories with visual media resources.  

Explore Disney creativity projects and develop skills involving: Writing, Speaking, Visual and Personal Development. The projects will apply skills in the areas of: Curiosity, Creativity, Innovation; Thinking ; Social; Communication; Collaboration and research.

Mastering the Art of Storytelling: Teaching Students To Present An Unforgettable Story (1Hr)

The power of a good story can encourage, make you laugh, bring joy and make you think.  It can tap into your hidden emotions, and it can make you cry. The power of a story can also bring about healing, give you peace, and change your life! What's Your Story? A great story sparks our imagination, challenges us to think, and resonates with our collective conscience.  Educators have long known that the arts can contribute to student academic success and emotional well being. The ancient art of storytelling is especially well-suited for student exploration. Discover and learn the elements of creating a compelling story and learn how to build communication skills to have students share their voices. Explore applications, resources and projects to use in your classroom and promote digital, media and visual literacy.

Spotlight Panel (1Hr)


October 14:

“I See What You Mean” – Visual and Media Literacy Projects (2 Hr)

Engagement can be elusive in the classroom. The masterful, fluent production and consumption of visuals is basic to communication. This interactive session explores cross-curricular collaborative visual and media projects that foster: media, music, character, , collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.  Experience a learning environment using digital tools that engages learners.

Mastering the Art of Storytelling: Teaching Students To Present An Unforgettable Story (1Hr)

The power of a good story can encourage, make you laugh, bring joy and make you think.  It can tap into your hidden emotions, and it can make you cry. The power of a story can also bring about healing, give you peace, and change your life! What's Your Story? A great story sparks our imagination, challenges us to think, and resonates with our collective conscience.  Educators have long known that the arts can contribute to student academic success and emotional well being. The ancient art of storytelling is especially well-suited for student exploration. Discover and learn the elements of creating a compelling story and learn how to build communication skills to have students share their voices. Explore applications, resources and projects to use in your classroom and promote digital, media and visual literacy.

Amanda Dykes

Amanda Dykes spotlight photoOctober 13:

Changing How We Teach Science (1HR)

Over the years elementary science has become “reading comprehension.” Students read and listen to learn facts. Learn how to bring the new science standards, STEM, and PBL into your science time.

Tools for Project Based Learning (1HR)

Learn about different websites and Apps that teachers and students can use during PBL lessons to manage materials, show what they know, and even make grading easier.

What you probably didn’t know about your students with ADHD (1HR)

Students with ADHD suffer from more than just trying to sit still and be quiet. Take away from the session an understanding as well as empathy of what else may cause them to fail in your classroom or with peers.

Spotlight Panel (1HR)


October 14:

Changing How We Teach Science (1HR)

Over the years elementary science has become “reading comprehension.” Students read and listen to learn facts. Learn how to bring the new science standards, STEM, and PBL into your science time.

Tools for Project Based Learning (1HR)

Learn about different websites and Apps that teachers and students can use during PBL lessons to manage materials, show what they know, and even make grading easier.


What you probably didn’t know about your students with ADHD (1HR)


Students with ADHD suffer from more than just trying to sit still and be quiet. Take away from the session an understanding as well as empathy of what else may cause them to fail in your classroom or with peers.
 

Bill Ferriter

Bill Ferriter 2October 13:

Our Students CAN Assess Themselves (1HR)

In the spring of 2012, Canadian educational change expert Dean Shareski issued a simple challenge on his blog when he wrote, “So I'm wondering if you're ready to let your students assess themselves. Not as some experiment where you end up grading them apart but where you really give the reigns over to them?”  Dean’s challenge resonated with Solution Tree author and sixth grade teacher Bill Ferriter, who had always been dissatisfied with the grade-driven work being done in his classroom.  This session will introduce participants to the tangible steps that Bill has taken to integrate opportunities for self-assessment into his classroom as a result of Dean’s challenge.

Digital Tools Can Make Differentiation Doable (1HR)

If schools are truly working to ensure success for every student, learning experiences need to be customized and aligned to student interests, needs, and unique learning styles. The challenge, however, rests in making differentiation manageable. While few teachers doubt the importance of differentiating, many struggle to make customized learning spaces a reality.  In this presentation, Solution Tree author and full-time classroom teacher Bill Ferriter will introduce participants to a range of digital tools that can be used to (1). provide structure for differentiated classrooms and (2). differentiate learning experiences by student interest.

Spotlight Panel (1HR)


October 14:

Our Students CAN Assess Themselves (1HR)

In the spring of 2012, Canadian educational change expert Dean Shareski issued a simple challenge on his blog when he wrote, “So I'm wondering if you're ready to let your students assess themselves. Not as some experiment where you end up grading them apart but where you really give the reigns over to them?”  Dean’s challenge resonated with Solution Tree author and sixth grade teacher Bill Ferriter, who had always been dissatisfied with the grade-driven work being done in his classroom.  This session will introduce participants to the tangible steps that Bill has taken to integrate opportunities for self-assessment into his classroom as a result of Dean’s challenge.

Digital Tools Can Make Differentiation Doable (1HR)

If schools are truly working to ensure success for every student, learning experiences need to be customized and aligned to student interests, needs, and unique learning styles. The challenge, however, rests in making differentiation manageable. While few teachers doubt the importance of differentiating, many struggle to make customized learning spaces a reality.  In this presentation, Solution Tree author and full-time classroom teacher Bill Ferriter will introduce participants to a range of digital tools that can be used to (1). provide structure for differentiated classrooms and (2). differentiate learning experiences by student interest.

Creating Purpose-Driven Learning Experiences (1HR)

In his 2012 Kindle Single Why School, technology expert and educational change agent Will Richardson argues that classrooms as they are currently structured are failing our students.  "We focus on the easiest parts of the learning interaction -- information acquisition, basic skills, a bit of critical thinking, analysis -- accomplishments that can be easily identified and scored," he writes.  "Learning is relegated to the quantifiable" (Kindle location 227).  To create highly engaged learning spaces, Will believes, classrooms must instead be reimagined as places where students do work that matters with others -- a process introduced by sixth grade classroom teacher Bill Ferriter in this July, 2016 presentation to the participants of Evansville's eRevolution conference.

Juanita Hines

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Elevating your Career to the Next Level (3Hr)

We will share information with attendees on things that they can do to become more actively engaged within their careers and help them to become more of a resources while also setting them up for professional success


October 13:

Building YOUR Brand to tell YOUR Story (1Hr)

Perception is not always reality… but sometimes it is!!  Your personal brand will determine the access and exposure to opportunities and it is important that individuals build a brand that promotes career success both personally as well as professionally. We will help attendees to become more aware of their brand and provide suggestions to enhance their brand- which also discusses social media

Leading from your Position (1 Hr)

While your title dictates that you are in a position of authority or not, you can still lead from your position! We will discuss strategies that will help to identify ways to take leadership in your environment

Either you’re Networking or NOT Working (1 Hr)

Networking is a pivotal method of career success and in all honesty, is the purpose of attending career conferences. We will explore the topic of Networking, discuss the do’s and don’ts of networking, work to dispel myths as well as provide strategies to enhance THIS conference experience as well as future conferences


October 14:

Building YOUR Brand to tell YOUR Story (1Hr)

Perception is not always reality… but sometimes it is!!  Your personal brand will determine the access and exposure to opportunities and it is important that individuals build a brand that promotes career success both personally as well as professionally. We will help attendees to become more aware of their brand and provide suggestions to enhance their brand- which also discusses social media

Leading from your Position (1 Hr)

While your title dictates that you are in a position of authority or not, you can still lead from your position! We will discuss strategies that will help to identify ways to take leadership in your environment

Either you’re Networking or NOT Working (1 Hr)

Networking is a pivotal method of career success and in all honesty, is the purpose of attending career conferences. We will explore the topic of Networking, discuss the do’s and don’ts of networking, work to dispel myths as well as provide strategies to enhance THIS conference experience as well as future conferences

Liz Kolb

Kolb Liz 1October 14:

Engaging, Extending and Enhancing learning through technology tools (1Hr)

How do we move beyond the "fun" of a technology tool and make sure it is actually adding value to our learning goals?  This session will share the open source and easy to use Triple E Framework created at the University of Michigan, School of Education.  The Triple E is used by school districts across the U.S. to better prepare lessons that effectively integrate technology into teaching.  This is a great session for technology coordinators, administrators and teachers wanting to level up their technology use.

Creating Super Digital Citizens (1Hr)

How do we help students learn to be safe, responsible and respectful when using digital technologies.  We need to get everyone on-board (parents, students and teachers).  This session will share a whole school approach to creating super digital citizens.  Resources, research, mini lessons, timelines and websites used in the project will be shared.

Authentic Learning Experiences through Mobile Devices (1Hr)

Mobile devices have the potential to create authentic connections between school learning and student's everyday lives.  See examples of how students in grades K-12 can use mobile devices with a variety of free or low cost applications to create authentic connections.  Many resources and lesson ideas will be shared.

Thomas Riddle

Thomas RiddleOctober 13:

What if You Could Learn Like A Jedi? (1HR)

Not so long ago, in schools from here to far away, a group of renegade educators known as The Rogues began a campaign to strike back against the threat of an impersonal and irrelevant curriculum and create a powerful new hope for teachers and students everywhere. Join us to discover how you can have that power, too, through exploring relevant, inquiry-based experiences as seen through the lens of the Star Wars saga.

Imagineering Education: What Disney can Teach Us about Education and Design (1HR)

When Walt Disney opened his first amusement park in 1955, he dreamed that it would “sometimes be a fair, an exhibition, a playground, a community center, a museum of living facts and a showplace of beauty and magic.” What if we designed schools in the same way? In this session, we’ll examine how the techniques used by Disney’s Imagineers to create engaging and immersive experiences can be applied to our classrooms as well.

Empowering Students with Design Thinking (1HR)

In this hands-on session, we’ll explore ways of using the human-centered problem solving process called Design Thinking to create highly relevant and experiential learning opportunities for your classroom.  Discover the power of engaging your students with real-world design challenges and see what can happen when a group young people are empowered to make a difference in their community.

Spotlight Panel (1HR)


October 14:

What if You Could Learn Like A Jedi? (1HR)

Not so long ago, in schools from here to far away, a group of renegade educators known as The Rogues began a campaign to strike back against the threat of an impersonal and irrelevant curriculum and create a powerful new hope for teachers and students everywhere. Join us to discover how you can have that power, too, through exploring relevant, inquiry-based experiences as seen through the lens of the Star Wars saga.

Imagineering Education: What Disney can Teach Us about Education and Design (1HR)

When Walt Disney opened his first amusement park in 1955, he dreamed that it would “sometimes be a fair, an exhibition, a playground, a community center, a museum of living facts and a showplace of beauty and magic.” What if we designed schools in the same way? In this session, we’ll examine how the techniques used by Disney’s Imagineers to create engaging and immersive experiences can be applied to our classrooms as well.

Empowering Students with Design Thinking (1HR)

In this hands-on session, we’ll explore ways of using the human-centered problem solving process called Design Thinking to create highly relevant and experiential learning opportunities for your classroom.  Discover the power of engaging your students with real-world design challenges and see what can happen when a group young people are empowered to make a difference in their community.

John Spencer

John SpencerOctober 13:

Getting Started with Design Thinking (1HR)

Despite the myth of "digital natives," most of my students have very little experience using technology as anything more than a consumer device. It doesn't have to be this way. By using a design thinking framework, teachers can foster creative thinking in every content area. I walk participants through the design thinking cycle, offering practical tips and specific examples. Participants leave feeling inspired, challenged and empowered to create spaces where creativity thrives.

The Seven Types of Creative Teachers (1HR)

Creativity is often viewed through an artistic lens. The creative teacher is the one who is doing things wildly different. However, creativity can manifest itself in different ways on campus. In this workshop, we explore the five creative mindsets used in the classroom. The goal is for teachers to identify and analyze their creative identity while also empowering students to embrace creativity in the process.

We Want Kids to Be Creative, But How Do We Assess It? (1HR)

With the explosion of the maker movement, schools are beginning to embrace creativity. However, what does this mean for assessment? Should we assess the creative process? Should we assess the finished product? Does assessing creativity actually make kids more risk-averse? In this workshop we explore what it means to assess both the creative process and the creative product without leading to risk aversion.

Spotlight Panel (1HR)


October 14:

The Eight Stages in the Technology Journey:

Using the metaphor of a journey, this session takes educators through the phases that many teachers go through from “tech tourism” to “tech assimilation” to “tech integration” and eventually “tech citizenship” (including media criticism). The idea here is to develop reflective questions we could ask teachers in each phase so that they could progress toward a deeper understanding of the nature of technology. Participants will reflect on their own journey through technology integration while also developing reflective coaching questions they can use with their colleagues.

Getting Started with Design Thinking (1HR)

Despite the myth of "digital natives," most of my students have very little experience using technology as anything more than a consumer device. It doesn't have to be this way. By using a design thinking framework, teachers can foster creative thinking in every content area. I walk participants through the design thinking cycle, offering practical tips and specific examples. Participants leave feeling inspired, challenged and empowered to create spaces where creativity thrives.

Maximizing Student Engagement with Flow Theory (1HR)

Ever been “in the zone” while working on a project? You lose track of time. You focus on what’s in front of you. There is a strange mix of calmness and excitement. Those moments are tied into something called Flow Theory. How do we create lessons, experiences, projects and spaces that maximize flow for students? This session is an interactive discussion with an end product of something tangible that would increase flow in learning (a space, a lesson, or a unit).



Conference Schedule

Please review some of our fabulous sessions, including Wednesday half-day workshops for only $25!

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Sponsorship

Are you a vendor looking to join us as a sponsor or exhibitor during ICE 2016? We hope you'll consider our various options and packages. Click here for more details.

Special thanks to our 2016 Top sponsors!

Quaver Music
Lexia Learning
ERS-OCI Wireless
Business Furniture
Aruba - An HP Company 
Overdrive
LEGO Education
CDW-G
NetRef
Advanced Systems Group
Chalkable
ESC's of Indiana
EverFi
GenerationON Indiana
Learning Partners
Gradecam
The Indianapolus Public Library
Canvas By Instructure
American Honors
Learning.com

Curricium Associates
IU School of Informatics and Computing
SAS Curriculum Pathways
New Dimension Media
Keyboarding without Tears


 

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