2015-16 ICE Conference

Aurora University teacher candidates share the importance of Classroom Technology at Illinois Computing Educators

Michaela, AU tech4teachers students explains Plickers for ICE attendees

Conferences foster student presentation and classroom technology

Feb. 23, Tom Jackson, EdD, Associate Professor of Education and Classroom Technology, and Aurora Technology for Teacher’s students served as conference volunteers and presenters for the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) conference in St Charles, Illinois. The Aurora students of the EDU 2300 course assisted in preparing for the opening day of ICE which was expected to draw 4,000 attendees to the Pheasant Run Mega Center between Tuesday, Feb 24 and Friday Feb 27. Executive Director of ICE, Margaret Johnson, met with the AU students to thank them for their service to the Illinois Computing Educators Organization and the conference attendees.

Dr. Johnson, exec dir ICE, visits AU tech students Julie, Rachel, Alexandria, and Peyton and Holy Angels tech coordinator, Mrs. Gurbal

On February 27th, 2015 AU Technology for Teacher’s students presented poster and breakout sessions at the ICE conference entitled "EZassessments with tech tools". April Jones, Julie Martinez, Michaela Mertz, Sharon Oh, Jocelyne Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Zamudio highlighted the use of Google Forms and todaysmeet for classroom assessment and collegial collaboration in their session. Students Alexandria Applen, Lauren Banbury, Julie Georgiou, Peyton McKenzie, Rachel Scott, Eli Tapia, and Laraine Tong featured the use of Plickers and Polleverywhere, technologies for assessment and collection of student data related to content understanding.

AU tech4teachers student, Laraine, explains using Plickers to an ICE attendee while Lauren, AU student, and an ICE guest enjoy the learning

Tom Jackson, with AU students, Julie Georgiou, Alexandria Applen, and Peyton McKenzie presented a demonstration and hands-on learning breakout session entitled, "Let's try another way to measure student understanding". In this session attendees at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference learned to use classroom formative assessment technology tools. The tools featured allow for the collection and analysis of student responses, archive the results, and allow for long term comparisons of student responses.

Julie, Jocelyne, and Sharon, AU tech4teachers students, provide information to an ICE attendee aboutn Todaysmeet

Aurora University technology for teacher’s students presented demonstrations and hands-on learning technology workshops for members of the Aurora Deanery in Aurora, Illinois on March 13, 2015. The Aurora Deanery of Catholic Elementary and Middle Schools is comprised of ten (10) schools. Following the successful technology workshop for the combined faculties of AU school of education and Holy Angels School in December, the Principals of the Deanery schools enthusiastically requested that the Aurora University Technology for Teachers students lead in workshops that would feature technologies for teachers in their classroom presentations, and as tools their students could use in the learning process. The deanery meeting in March is an annual professional development opportunity for learning and interaction that complements the classroom experience, where faculty and administrators share resources and exchange ideas on new curriculum and pedagogy.

And . . . Students and coaches prepare again for ICE2016!

The current group of 15 tech4teachers students has been preparing for, and looking forward to attending ICE and presenting Breakout and Snapshot workshops on Friday February 26th, 2016.

Breakout information: ICE 2016 - Welcome to the Future. Lacking power or point in your presentations? bounce with Buncee!, is scheduled on Friday, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., in Jade.

Snapshot workshop will be in the Marsalis Ballroom this snapshot demonstration is followed by hands on opportunities to ask questions and see how assessment can be fun for students with close up looks at the analytics and data provided.  this session begins at 12:45 Friday.

Excitement is building

spring 2016 students assist in preparing for ICE conference

on February 22, Aurora students volunteered to assist the ICE conference team by stuffing attendee goodie bags, 3000 were completed before they were completed with the task.  On Friday, February 26, the same group of students will return as the newest members of the ICE organization to share their knowledge of classroom technology.

Aurora University @ ICE
a day of learning, playing, and presenting

February 26, 2016. Another innovative and stimulating ICE (Illinois Computer Educator ) attracted 4,000+ attendees, and AU was right there learning, playing and presenting. All the Technology 4 Teachers students engaged in preparing, assisting, and stepping up to share their knowledge. Their individual and team contributions were significant. (Photos below)