Tech Talks are a virtual roundtable for participants to share what they are doing in their schools and ask questions of others. Turn on your camera and mic and join the discussion.
This Tech Talk will focus on Learning Spaces in schools. We will share thoughts and ideas on redesigning learning spaces such as classrooms, libraries/media centers, makerspaces, common areas, and more. Discussion questions will be provided, but please bring your questions and/or information to share with others.
Brian Bates is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Brian leads and develops events, programs, and resources in support of digital learning, digital citizenship, emerging technologies, instructional issues and trends, technology integration, and teacher practices for educators across the state.
Prior to joining the LTC, Brian spent nine years at the middle school level as a math and science teacher, integrating technology into his classroom through the use of Chromebooks, flipped/blended learning practices, authentic assessment, and self-paced instruction. He also served one year as a middle school assistant principal. After leaving the classroom, he coordinated and facilitated professional learning activities at the regional level. Brian works out of the Regional Office of Education #33 in Galesburg.