#IETC19 - Part 2

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We had such a great time at the Illinois Education And Technology Conference - #IETC19 - that we couldn't contain it in just one episode! Here we have the rest of our interviews with educators from Illinois and surrounding states. We know you'll have as much fun listening to these interviews as we had recording them!


InterviewsI’ll Jump First - Enjoy this dual episode with our friends Kevin & Julie from Park Ridge - Niles District 64, then check out their podcast on anchor.fm or wherever you get your podcasts. First grade teacher Jana Zipfel - @JanaMrsZipfel - talks about the edtech landscape in her southern Illinois school district.Sarah Brokering - @MrsBrokeCodes - discusses her interests as an elementary technology teacher. Dawn Malcolm - @malcolm8science - and Jared Bruening - @JaredBruening - discuss some of the great ideas they have gleaned from the conference. Jonathan Lee -@jleeTechPercent - from METC - @metcedplus - shares the topics that Missouri educators are …

Amber Heffner and IDEA


Amber Heffner
We discuss technology integration and professional learning with Amber Heffner, Executive Director of the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA - formerly Illinois Computing Educators).

Some definitions...
  • ISTE = The International Society for Technology in Education - Learn more at https://www.iste.org/
  • SAMR = This model describes how technology is used, as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition - Learn more at http://hippasus.com/blog/archives/227
  • TPACK = This model describes how Technical Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, and Content Knowledge work together - Learn more at http://tpack.org/




UPDATE: We've had a couple questions since this episode was first published...

  • Q: How much does membership in IDEA cost? 
  • A: Educators can join Illinois Digital Educators Alliance for FREE! Visit www.ideaillinois.org for details!
  • Q: If I was a member of Illinois Computing Educators, what do I do to join IDEA? 
  • A: You don't have to do a thing. Your membership will transfer automatically.


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