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· Stage
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tim McIlvain, Executive Director of the LTC, shares opening remarks about remote learning & tips for navigating the conference platform.
Tim McIlvain
2021-01-14T08:30:00Z 2021-01-14T08:45:00Z America/Chicago Welcome+and+Opening+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Tools to Support Executive Function While Learning At Home
The technology tools provided in the training will support time management and focus while utilizing Google Chrome and mobile devices.
Jennifer Skalitzky
2021-01-14T09:00:00Z 2021-01-14T09:50:00Z America/Chicago Tools+to+Support+Executive+Function+While+Learning+At+Home https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Personalizing the PD in a Pandemic
This presentation will showcase a flexible PD program that can be personalized for each district.
Farheen Beg
2021-01-14T09:00:00Z 2021-01-14T09:50:00Z America/Chicago Personalizing+the+PD+in+a+Pandemic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The New Tools of Next Generation Virtual Learning Environments
This session presents the very latest online tools that can be employed to create next-generation virtual learning environments.
David Jakes
2021-01-14T09:00:00Z 2021-01-14T09:50:00Z America/Chicago The+New+Tools+of+Next+Generation+Virtual+Learning+Environments https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Coaching and Communication in the Time of COVID
This unique session will cover how coaches communicate with teachers and district leaders during remote learning.
Elizabeth Byam Amy Graham
2021-01-14T09:00:00Z 2021-01-14T09:50:00Z America/Chicago Coaching+and+Communication+in+the+Time+of+COVID https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Break it Down! Video Lessons Tips and Tricks for Tomorrow
Apply traditional teaching strategies in an asynchronous video lesson through a video must-have checklist & freely accessible programs.
Kerry Parrish
2021-01-14T09:00:00Z 2021-01-14T09:50:00Z America/Chicago Break+it+Down%21+Video+Lessons+Tips+and+Tricks+for+Tomorrow https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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It's All About Student Engagement
Dive into ways to tweak common tech tools & leverage their ability to open the doors for students, with regards to equitable interaction.
Dave Martin Kellie Ringel Sarah Wargaski Amy Handley Meaghan White
2021-01-14T10:00:00Z 2021-01-14T10:50:00Z America/Chicago It%27s+All+About+Student+Engagement https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Creating Video in the Cloud with WeVideo
Take an interactive walkthrough WeVideo, a cloud-based video recording and editing platform that works on most any device
Walker Willis
2021-01-14T10:00:00Z 2021-01-14T10:50:00Z America/Chicago Creating+Video+in+the+Cloud+with+WeVideo https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Virtual Learning during the Pandemic: Top Takeaways for the Future
This presentation will feature Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance members' perspectives on teaching & learning virtually.
Cindy Hamblin Will Goodman Geetanjali Soni Kip Pygman Stacey Schuh
2021-01-14T10:00:00Z 2021-01-14T10:50:00Z America/Chicago Virtual+Learning+during+the+Pandemic%3A+Top+Takeaways+for+the+Future https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Digital Ethics: Don't Teach STEM Without It!
In this session, educators will learn their role in promoting social responsibility through digital ethics in our current tech users & future tech developers
Kristen Mattson
2021-01-14T10:00:00Z 2021-01-14T10:50:00Z America/Chicago Digital+Ethics%3A+Don%27t+Teach+STEM+Without+It%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Achieve Balance with Blended Learning: Rethink Your Workflow, Reclaim Your Life
Join educator and best selling author Catlin Tucker to reimagine your role, rethink your workflow, and reclaim your life.
2021-01-14T11:00:00Z 2021-01-14T12:30:00Z America/Chicago Achieve+Balance+with+Blended+Learning%3A+Rethink+Your+Workflow%2C+Reclaim+Your+Life https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Virtual Lunch Break
2021-01-14T12:30:00Z 2021-01-14T13:00:00Z America/Chicago Virtual+Lunch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Learning is Fun! Engagement Ideas Through Play and Collaboration
This session will contain hands-on training and tips for student engagement at all grade levels!
Elizabeth Byam Amy Graham
2021-01-14T12:30:00Z 2021-01-14T15:30:00Z America/Chicago Learning+is+Fun%21+Engagement+Ideas+Through+Play+and+Collaboration https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Using Design Thinking to understand Your School's Pandemic Experience
Use design thinking to capture the institutional and community knowledge about teaching & learning that now exists as the result of the pandemic.
David Jakes
2021-01-14T12:30:00Z 2021-01-14T15:30:00Z America/Chicago Using+Design+Thinking+to+understand+Your+School%27s+Pandemic+Experience https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Remote Learning Done "Right"
This workshop will show EXACTLY where to start each day and give practical tips and tricks.
Courtney Orzel
2021-01-14T12:30:00Z 2021-01-14T15:30:00Z America/Chicago Remote+Learning+Done+%22Right%22+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Tips and Tricks for Videoconferencing
Join us in learning some keys to engaging your learners while teaching from behind a screen.
Kim Darche Julie Powell
2021-01-14T13:00:00Z 2021-01-14T13:50:00Z America/Chicago Tips+and+Tricks+for+Videoconferencing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Simple Yet Effective Ways to Engage Remotely with Students
In this session, teachers will learn how to use tools that will help them stay organized while engaging their students.
Selime Baftiri-Ballazhi
2021-01-14T13:00:00Z 2021-01-14T13:50:00Z America/Chicago Simple+Yet+Effective+Ways+to+Engage+Remotely+with+Students https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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De-Escalation Strategies in Tough Tech Times
Learn to de-escalate concerns regarding technology issues through a series of positive techniques and social-emotional resources.
Aaron Lenaghan
2021-01-14T13:00:00Z 2021-01-14T13:50:00Z America/Chicago De-Escalation+Strategies+in+Tough+Tech+Times https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Micro-Credentials: New Horizons for Professional Learning
Learn how micro-credentials can benefit student learning while extending professional growth for yourself and your colleagues.
Matt Jacobson
2021-01-14T13:00:00Z 2021-01-14T13:50:00Z America/Chicago Micro-Credentials%3A+New+Horizons+for+Professional+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Rethinking PD During Challenging Times
One districts experience on adjusting the professional development model to support teachers and continue to support strategic growth.
Beth Rihtar Robyn Cook
2021-01-14T13:00:00Z 2021-01-14T13:50:00Z America/Chicago Rethinking+PD+During+Challenging+Times https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Marie Kondo Your Remote Learning Classroom
During this session revisit best practices about how today’s students learn and strategies that have worked during remote learning.
Nicole  Zumpano
2021-01-14T13:00:00Z 2021-01-14T13:50:00Z America/Chicago Marie+Kondo+Your+Remote+Learning+Classroom https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Running Online Computer and Filmmaking Clubs for Middle School
Learn about running an online computer & filmmaking club for middle schoolers thru the perspective of a district that has successfully implemented this program
Dr. Jason Meltzer
2021-01-14T14:00:00Z 2021-01-14T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Running+Online+Computer+and+Filmmaking+Clubs+for+Middle+School https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Professional Learning Aligned to the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
Learn about the National Standards for Quality Online Learning and a newly released free professional learning portal aligned to the standards.
Cindy Hamblin Danielle Lewis
2021-01-14T14:00:00Z 2021-01-14T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Professional+Learning+Aligned+to+the+National+Standards+for+Quality+Online+Teaching https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Engaging Families in Digital Citizenship Conversations
Gain the tools and strategies for opening communication about digital citizenship with and among families.
LeeAnn Lindsey Kristen Mattson
2021-01-14T14:00:00Z 2021-01-14T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Engaging+Families+in+Digital+Citizenship+Conversations https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Teach to Reach: Creating Conditions for Student Motivation and Engagement
Discussion on 4 pillars based on learning science that schools should consider when designing learning environments in order to remove obstacles to motivation
Comfort Akwaji-Anderson Dan Cogan-Drew Heidi Hayes JACOBS
2021-01-14T14:00:00Z 2021-01-14T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Teach+to+Reach%3A+Creating+Conditions+for+Student+Motivation+and+Engagement https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Enhance Your Professional Development Workshops with Nearpod
PD facilitators will learn to engage audiences with Nearpod, an online app that fosters engagement by bringing educators & students onto the same platform.
Erin Lopez
2021-01-14T14:00:00Z 2021-01-14T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Enhance+Your+Professional+Development+Workshops+with+Nearpod https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Remote Teaching & Physical Education
Come and be engaged as we explore teaching Physical Education-remotely!
Nik Broekemeier
2021-01-14T14:00:00Z 2021-01-14T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Remote+Teaching+%26+Physical+Education https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Building Teacher Capacity for Blended and Distance Learning
Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps, will take you through strategies for reviewing curriculum goals, setting Xp structures & more!
Monica Burns
2021-01-15T08:30:00Z 2021-01-15T10:00:00Z America/Chicago Building+Teacher+Capacity+for+Blended+and+Distance+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Remote/Hybrid Teaching Setup- Essential Hardware and Room Configuration
Learn about the mechanics of remote/hybrid learning, including utilizing devices such as additional cameras, a touch-screen display, additional monitors, etc.
Duane Shaffer
2021-01-15T10:10:00Z 2021-01-15T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Remote%2FHybrid+Teaching+Setup-+Essential+Hardware+and+Room+Configuration https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
KISS Method of Virtual Coaching
Use slide decks, videos, emails, and video conferencing to help teachers to meet all of their technology and instructional needs.
Melissa Fierro
2021-01-15T10:10:00Z 2021-01-15T11:00:00Z America/Chicago KISS+Method+of+Virtual+Coaching https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Sharing Smackdown
2 seasoned educators and instructional coaches compete in a sharing smackdown where they share favorite educational websites, tools, resources, and more!
Kim Darche Julie Powell
2021-01-15T10:10:00Z 2021-01-15T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Sharing+Smackdown https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Just Click Record! Podcasts for Student or Professional Learning
Podcast experts show educators how to use a few simple tools to get a student or professional learning podcast off the ground.
Matt Jacobson Nick Sutton
2021-01-15T10:10:00Z 2021-01-15T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Just+Click+Record%21+Podcasts+for+Student+or+Professional+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Shift, Pivot, Learn! Providing PD in the Time of a Pandemic
Learn how three of the Regional Offices of Education in Southwestern Illinois have shifted their PD programming to meet the new needs of their districts.
Marybeth McCormick Anna Dyson Matt Weld Annette Hartlieb
2021-01-15T10:10:00Z 2021-01-15T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Shift%2C+Pivot%2C+Learn%21+Providing+PD+in+the+Time+of+a+Pandemic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How Do You Build A Digital School Culture?
In this session, participants will learn the elements of school culture that contribute to cultivating a digitally literate environment.
Ben Sondgeroth
2021-01-15T10:10:00Z 2021-01-15T11:00:00Z America/Chicago How+Do+You+Build+A+Digital+School+Culture%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bringing the Power Back to Discussion Boards
Participants will walk away with a complimentary checklist guide of actions to consider before, during, & after you deliver an online discussion.
Kip Pygman
2021-01-15T11:10:00Z 2021-01-15T12:00:00Z America/Chicago Bringing+the+Power+Back+to+Discussion+Boards https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Survival Skills Needed for Effective Blended Instruction
Learn about the 6 foundational “survival” skills critical for online instruction & how educators in DuPage County are learning to demonstrate these skills.
Darlene Ruscitti Lucia Giacomantonio Victoria Hansen Jason Lange
2021-01-15T11:10:00Z 2021-01-15T12:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Survival+Skills+Needed+for+Effective+Blended+Instruction https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Designing a Virtual Third Place for Your School
Explore the creation, design, and impact of a virtual “third place” that addresses the social and emotional health of students.
David Jakes
2021-01-15T11:10:00Z 2021-01-15T12:00:00Z America/Chicago Designing+a+Virtual+Third+Place+for+Your+School https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Creating Virtual Spaces for All Learners
Create a sense of “normalcy” for virtual learners through an effective virtual space that has the ability to inspire, entertain, & engage.
Jessica Berg Crystal Rondone
2021-01-15T11:10:00Z 2021-01-15T12:00:00Z America/Chicago Creating+Virtual+Spaces+for+All+Learners https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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A Beginner's Guide to Gamifying Professional Development
Gain hands-on experience of how easy it is to add game elements into your professional development.
Stefanie Crawford
2021-01-15T11:10:00Z 2021-01-15T12:00:00Z America/Chicago A+Beginner%27s+Guide+to+Gamifying+Professional+Development https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Optimize Student Engagement in Virtual Learning
Create an environment in which students want to take part in the sessions, where they actually contribute to the sessions and take something away.
Alyssa Jones
2021-01-15T11:10:00Z 2021-01-15T12:00:00Z America/Chicago How+to+Optimize+Student+Engagement+in+Virtual+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Virtual Lunch Break
2021-01-15T12:00:00Z 2021-01-15T12:30:00Z America/Chicago Virtual+Lunch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Caring for Learners in a Virtual Environment
Shelly Sanchez Terrell will provide practical tips, free templates & resources to help teachers better support their learners & more!
Shelly Sanchez Terrell
2021-01-15T12:30:00Z 2021-01-15T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Caring+for+Learners+in+a+Virtual+Environment https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Google Slides makes Remote Learning easy!
An introductory session on using Google Slides to make remote teaching and learning more manageable through online creation, collaboration, & sharing.
Kari Moulton
2021-01-15T14:00:00Z 2021-01-15T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Google+Slides+makes+Remote+Learning+easy%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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ONE Big Family
Build relationships with all students and inspire a love of learning.
Niki Egelhoff Melanie Fessler
2021-01-15T14:00:00Z 2021-01-15T14:50:00Z America/Chicago ONE+Big+Family https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Covering a F2F Lesson to Online Learning
This session addresses the best practices, tools, and processes identified by exemplary CTE teachers for effective online instruction.
Amy Ponce Brad Christensen Rod McQuality Chris Merrill
2021-01-15T14:00:00Z 2021-01-15T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Covering+a+F2F+Lesson+to+Online+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Lesson Design with Hyperdocs
Create engaging one of a kind lessons using Hyperdoc templates based on the Explore, Explain, Apply concept, 5 Es, or Workshop Model.
Lynn Lambert
2021-01-15T14:00:00Z 2021-01-15T14:50:00Z America/Chicago Lesson+Design+with+Hyperdocs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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SPARK Your Parent Engagement & Support During Remote Learning!
Learn how schools & districts can leverage SPARK resources to empower their families to not just survive remote learning but thrive!
Colleen Kaplan
2021-01-15T14:00:00Z 2021-01-15T14:50:00Z America/Chicago SPARK+Your+Parent+Engagement+%26+Support+During+Remote+Learning%21 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fremote-learning-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Darlene Ruscitti

RLC Presenter

Kim Darche

RLC Presenter

Catlin Tucker

Featured Speaker

Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

RLC Presenter

Amy Ponce

RLC Presenter

Brad Christensen

RLC Presenter

Tim McIlvain

RLC Presenter

Stefanie Crawford

RLC Presenter

Brian Bates

RLC Presenter

Chris Merrill

RLC Presenter

Anna Dyson

RLC Presenter

Marybeth McCormick

RLC Presenter

Colleen Kaplan

RLC Presenter

Niki Egelhoff

RLC Presenter

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Featured Speaker

Jason Lange

RLC Presenter

Victoria Hansen

RLC Presenter

Lucia Giacomantonio

RLC Presenter

Ben Sondgeroth

RLC Presenter

Monica Burns

Featured Speaker

Nik Broekemeier

RLC Presenter

Robyn Cook

RLC Presenter

Beth Rihtar

RLC Presenter

Elizabeth Byam

RLC Presenter

Erin Lopez

RLC Presenter

LeeAnn Lindsey

RLC Presenter

Danielle Lewis

RLC Presenter

Kristen Mattson

RLC Presenter

Geetanjali Soni

RLC Presenter

Will Goodman

RLC Presenter

Kellie Ringel

RLC Presenter

Sarah Wargaski

RLC Presenter

Cindy Hamblin

RLC Presenter

Rod McQuality

RLC Presenter

Heidi Hayes JACOBS

RLC Presenter

Dan Cogan-Drew

RLC Presenter

Meaghan White

RLC Presenter

Amy Handley

RLC Presenter

Dave Martin

RLC Presenter

Farheen Beg

RLC Presenter

Stacey Schuh

RLC Presenter

Matt Weld

RLC Presenter

Aaron Lenaghan

RLC Presenter

Amy Handley

RLC Presenter

Alyssa Jones

RLC Presenter

Annette Hartlieb

RLC Presenter

Matt Jacobson

RLC Presenter

Walker Willis

RLC Presenter

Melanie Fessler

RLC Presenter

Jessica Berg

RLC Presenter

Crystal Rondone

RLC Presenter

Nick Sutton

RLC Presenter

Melissa Fierro

RLC Presenter

Dr. Jason Meltzer

RLC Presenter

Julie Powell

RLC Presenter

Meaghan White

RLC Presenter

Kip Pygman

RLC Presenter

David Jakes

RLC Presenter

Nicole Zumpano

RLC Presenter

Courtney Orzel

RLC Presenter

Duane Shaffer

RLC Presenter

Kari Moulton

RLC Presenter

Kerry Parrish

RLC Presenter

Lynn Lambert

RLC Presenter

Amy Graham

RLC Presenter

Jennifer Skalitzky

RLC Presenter

Selime Baftiri-Ballazhi

RLC Presenter

Christina Ronquest

LTC Project Manager

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Learning Technology Center & Illinois State Board of Education

Empowering Educational Change Through Technology