Flipping How We Assess Students with Flipgrid!

Event Description

When technology is introduced into our classrooms, it opens up new and more meaningful ways to create engaging assessments of our student’s learning. It also allows us to leverage new ways to uncover what students know, think, feel, and understand about the content we are teaching. When looking at different tools that we can use in the assessing of student learning, Flipgrid stands out above the rest. Join us as we explore how you can leverage Flipgrid with your students!

Presenter Bio

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center

Transforming Instruction with Digital Tools: An Online Course Series


Educators are transforming their classrooms with digital tools that are paramount for teaching 21st century skills. This course prepares educators to use online tools for collaboration, visual thinking, multimedia production, productivity and assessment at the higher levels of SAMR.

Participants will explore multiple tools in each category and the pedagogy of use in the classroom. The instructor will guide you through the process of selecting which ones best integrates technology into your learning environment in a transformative way.

This 7-week course opens October 21st and closes December 6th. You can take the online course on your own time during the specified week.


0 Introduction and Orientation

1 Technology Integration and SAMR Model

2 Collaboration Tools

3 Visual Thinking Tools

4 Creativity Tools

5 Productivity Tools

6 Assessment Tools

FLYER: Transforming Instruction with Digital Tools: An Online Course Series

ICE Conference

Event Description

The ICE Conference is a teaching and learning conference that attracts educators, educational leaders, and pre-service teachers from PreK – Higher Ed. The conference engages educators from across the Midwest in an exploration of pedagogical strategies and resources connected to instructional technology. Districts, schools, classrooms, and libraries will all gain valuable insights at one of the Midwest’s largest educational technology conferences. In fact, last year was our biggest conference ever as over 5,000 unique visitors joined us at #ICE19.

#ICE19 will showcase nationally recognized speakers as well as more than 400 informative sessions and workshops. Over 170 corporate sponsors & exhibitors will also be on-site showing their support for the ICE Conference and technology in education.

After a successful transition last year, the ICE Conference will again be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. We received a lot of positive feedback and will continue to work towards making #ICE19 even better. We hope that you will join us!

Assessment Platforms for the Classroom

Webinar Description

Do your students need to practice tech-enhanced answers? How about feedback tools with audio and video components? This webinar will explore online tools that allow educators to create their own assessment content and select any of 60+ questions types. Educators can also find questions other educators have created matched to standards.


Lisa Ward, ISBE Content Specialist