2019 IBEA Fall Conference Attendee Registration

2019 IBEA Fall Conference Attendee Registration

57th IBEA Fall Conference--Communicate, Collaborate, & Connect to Business Education

November 6-8, 2019--President Abraham Lincoln Springfield -
a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Registration fees for this conference are as follows:

Type By 11:59 PM
10/11/19
By 11:59 PM
10/25/19
After 10/25/19
or On-Site
Regular IBEA Member $195 $215 $230
Student IBEA Member 65 85 100
Retired IBEA Member 140 160 175
Non-IBEA Member 295 315 330


Registration fee includes:
Wednesday Welcome Reception; Thursday Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Awards Ceremony; Two Tours on Thursday; Friday Breakfast Buffet and Lunch; breakout sessions; and Certiport testing.

In order to register at the member price, you must select that you are a current member in the Membership Information section or you must choose to pay your IBEA dues in the Membership Dues Payment section. If you select that you are not a member, the price will reflect the non-IBEA member price.

ATTENTION NON-CURRENT MEMBERS: If you have not renewed or joined IBEA prior to June 1, 2011, you will be able to create your username, password, and pay your IBEA dues with the conference registration.

ATTENTION IBEA MEMBERS WITH DUES EXPIRING PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 6, 2019: Please login to the website and follow the directions located here to update your user information and pay your membership dues. You may then register for the conference as a current IBEA member. If you are unsure of your membership expiration date, you may check that by clicking the View Profile link after logging in to the IBEA website. Click the Subscription tab and your membership expiration date will be displayed.

ATTENTION CURRENT IBEA MEMBERS: If you have a current membership, please login to the website using the IBEA Member Login box located at the right of the screen prior to registering for the conference. By doing this, it will transfer all your user information to the registration form.

If another organization, such as an EFE, will be completing your registration, please supply them with your username or e-mail address and your password so that they will be able to sign in to complete your registration for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Current IBEA Members or conference registrants paying their dues with the conference registration need to mark the appropriate circle in the Membership Information section. so that the appropriate fee will be charged. The final fees that you will be charged will be viewable once you click the "Next Step" button at the bottom of this page.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND RETIRED IBEA MEMBERS: Please make sure that you mark the appropriate box in the Demographic Items section. The appropriate discount will be applied to the final fees once you click the "Next Step" button at the bottom of this page.

IBEA is accepting credit card and PayPal payments through this registration form. IBEA is accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

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Your transaction will appear on your credit/debit card statement as PAYPAL *ILBUSEDASSN.

ATTENTION CONFERENCE ATTENDEES NEEDING TO PAY WITH A PURCHASE ORDER: You will need the following information to register with a purchase order. You will not be able to register unless this information is provided.

  1. A purchase order number from your business office. This number must match the uploaded copy.
  2. An electronic copy of the paper purchase order that will be uploaded into our system. The number on this electronic copy must match the number entered on the online form.
  3. Name and e-mail address of the Accounts Payable contact for your school district, EFE, etc. so that IBEA can send an invoice to receive payment.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-06-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 11-08-2019 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-05-2019
Capacity 500
Registered 131
Cut off date 11-08-2019
Individual Price $215.00
Late Fee $15.00 (From 10-26-2019 00:00)
Location President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Attachment 2019 Fall Conference Session Descriptions.pdf
PD Requirements for Fall Conference-19.pdf
find_iein_number_ibea_conference.pdf
We are no longer accepting registrations for this event
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 11:00-2:30 pm : Governor's Cabinet

IBEA Officers Meeting

Meeting for all the members of the Executive Committee of IBEA.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 5:00-5:30 pm : Lincoln Room

IBEA Board of Director's Dinner

Dinner for the entire IBEA Board of Directors.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 5:00-9:00 pm : Registration

Conference Registration Desk Open

Stop by the registration desk and pick up your conference materials including your name badge, program book, and more.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 5:45-7:00 pm : Freeport A & B

IBEA Board of Directors' Meeting

Meeting for the entire IBEA Board of Directors.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 7:15-8:30 pm : Freeport A & B

Strategic Planning with the Board

Strategic Planning Session for the IBEA Board of Directors

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 10:00-4:00 pm : Ottawa A & B

Introduction to QuickBooks-Prepare for Certification

QuickBooks! Learn the basics of the free online QuickBooks program, how to navigate the program, and how you can use it with your students in your Accounting and Entrepreneurship classes. Many resources are shared with participants.

Presenter: Christie Hovey, Professor, Social Sciences and Business Department Lincoln Land Community College

Host: Diane Mahinda

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 6:00-7:00 pm : Governor Altgeld

Certiport Testing Session

Exams for Certiport Certifications offered to conference attendees.

Presenter: Justin Barker, Regional Manager Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Host: Jon Lebold

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 6:00-7:00 pm : Ottawa A & B

Your Digital Footprint: Who's Following You, How and Why - Part 1

No matter what you teach, today's students are tethered 24X7 to the Internet through texting and social media like lnstagram and Facebook. What are the implications of the digital footprint they leave behind? Join us for an eye-opening session that examines the risks involved in everyday digital activities from sharing a photo to browsing Facebook. Learn ways you've never imagined that put students (and you) at risk. Live demonstrations.

Presenter: Janis Rose, University of Illinois - Springfield and Capital Area Career Center

Host: Cassandra Miller

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 7:15-8:15 pm : Governor Altgeld

Certiport Testing Session

Exams for Certiport Certifications offered to conference attendees.

Presenter: Justin Barker, Regional Manager Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Host: Jon Lebold

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 7:15-8:15 pm : Ottawa A & B

Your Digital Footprint: Who's Following You, How and Why - Part 2

This is a continuation of the Part 1 session. You are welcome to join at this point. But know that many of the activities in Part 2 build on the material presented in Part 1. Live demonstrations.

Presenter: Janis Rose, University of Illinois - Springfield and Capital Area Career Center

Host: Cassandra Miller

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 8:30-9:00 pm : Freeport A & B

IBEA New Board Member Training

The orientation provides an opportunity for new board members to comprehend the organization and its mission. New board members will gain a greater understanding of their roles.

Presenter: Gary Hutchinson, IBEA Executive Director

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 : 8:30-10:30 pm : Suite 1201

IBEA President's Welcome Reception

The reception is open to all IBEA Members and Conference Attendees.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:00-9:00 am : Salon C & D

Continental Breakfast

Stop by and enjoy a continental breakfast before attending sessions at the conference today.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:00-10:30 am : Registration

Conference Registration Desk Open

Stop by the registration desk and pick up your conference materials including your name badge, program book, and more.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:00 a.m.-4:00 pm : Salon A & B

Commercial Exhibit/ Silent Auction Area Open

Stop and visit with the exhibitors. Fill out your door prize form to get entered to win some nice prizes from the vendors and view the silent auction items. Make a bid on an item or purchase tickets for the raffle items. You might just be a lucky winner!

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:30-8:30 am : Governor Altgeld

Certiport Testing Session

Exams for Certiport Certifications offered to conference attendees.

Presenter: Justin Barker, Regional Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Host: Jon Lebold

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:30-8:30 am : Governor Bond

Helping Your Students to Communicate, Collaborate and Connect to Business Education

This session will provide teachers with strategies that can be implemented right away to increase communication, collaboration, and connections between students and business content in their classrooms. Interactive and active learning strategies will be shared.

Presenter: Julie Chadd, Professor - Teaching, Learning, and Foundations, Eastern Illinois University

Host: Pam Foutch

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:30-8:30 am : Governor Horner

Get Acquainted - IBEA First Timers & New Professionals

This session is designed for first-time conference attendees and anyone who desires to learn a little more about the conference sessions and the history of IBEA. Meet other "first-timers" and mingle with some of IBEA's leadership team.

Also, learn more about what Springfield has to offer while you are in town.

Presenter: Christie Hovey, Professor, Social Sciences and Business Department Lincoln Land Community College & Heidi Eaton, Elgin Community College

Host: Heidi Eaton

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:30-8:30 am : Governor Yates

Bringing the lnVest Curriculum to the Classroom

lnVEST's mission is to educate, prepare and attract diverse new talent to the insurance industry. lnVEST is a unique national program that educates high school and community college students on insurance, financial services and risk management topics, and encourages them to pursue a variety of careers in the insurance industry.

We provide all the educational materials and tools necessary to launch an lnVEST insurance education program. These interactive materials - created to appeal to the millennial generation - include an online e-book, lesson plans, textbooks and activities.

This presentation will provide educators a snapshot of the program and how to implement it in their district, school or classroom.

Presenter: Dawn Higgins, Travelers Insurance Company

Host: Susan Timm

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:30-8:30 am : Freeport C

Google Classroom: Introduction & Advanced Features

Ready to get your classes online? Google Classroom is an easy way to streamline and organize your assignments, students, materials and resources. In this workshop, students will create accounts, learn basic functionality and begin preparing classes on the Google Classroom platform.

Presenter: Courtney Alexander, Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Host: Sheryl Brummer

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 7:00 am - 4:00 pm : Salon A & B

Commercial Exhibits / Silent Auction Area Open

Stop and visit with the exhibitors. Fill out your door prize form to get entered to win some nice prizes from the vendors and view the silent auction items. Make a bid on an item or purchase tickets for the raffle items. You might just be a lucky winner!

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 9:00 - 10:00 am : Governor Altgeld

Certiport Testing Session

Exams for Certiport Certifications offered to conference attendees.

Presenter: Justin Barker, Regional Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Host: Jon Lebold

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 9:00 - 10:00 am : Governor Bond

Creating a Cross-Cultural Learning Environment Based on Value Systems

This presentation will address the relevancy of communication and value systems within the classroom or in areas of instruction for both students and teachers. It will compare and contrasts both perspectives. There will be examples of how communication affects learning and how a knowledge of value systems can be applied to improve student achievement and increase productivity within the classroom.

Presenter: Dr. Ollie Inez Taylor, Decatur Public Schools, Retired 

Host: Dr. Patrice C. Boyles

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 9:00 - 10:00 am : Governor Horner

Preparing for the Unexpected - Sub Plans at a Moment's Notice

In this session, the presenters will provide and explain four stand-alone substitute plans that can be used for most business subject classrooms.  Participants will receive a link to all resources for the plans.

Presenter: Chloe Lombardi, ISU Business Education Student

Host: Tamra Davis

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 9:00 - 10:00 am : Governor Yates

Innovations in CTE: Tools, Topics and Trends

CTE is changing. As a teacher, instructor, administrator, or counselor do you know how to keep up with it? Join the Innovative Curriculum Resources project for this session where I will share (free!) tools that enhance the classroom experience, lead discussion on topics relevant to the pace of change impacting our students, and help you evaluate the job market trends in your area. Ideas and tools from this session will assist you in guiding your students not just through your programs and into their post-secondary programs but into the workforce as well.

Presenter: Leah Brock, ILCTE - Innovative Curriculum Resources Project, Illinois State University  

Host: Kye-Anne Wilborn

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 9:00 - 10:00 am : Freeport A & B

Legislative Updates

This session will focus on issues pertinent to the business education platform. Step-by-step instructions on how to advocate for business education will be provided. Participants will receive updates on current legislation on topics such as CTE funding, including Perkins V State Plan, Higher Education Act Reauthorization, TANF Reauthorization, and Dual Credit Initiatives will be discussed. Participants will leave with tips and resources to amplify our voices in support of business education.

Presenters: Cindy Stover, IACTE Liaison

Host: Cindy Stover

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 9:00 - 10:00 am : Freeport C

Investing for Retirement

Wells Fargo managing director will speak about retirement planning.  This session will explain options for retirement plan savings, as well as explain the rules for distributions and the required distributions.  The importance of beneficiary planning will also be covered.

Presenter: Maggey Szyfer, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors 

Host: Dr. Julie Chadd

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 9:00 - 10:00 am : Ottawa A & B

Celebrate Accounting Day With Your Students

Did you know that every May there is an actual Accounting Day?  In this session, you will learn about activities and games you can do with your students to help celebrate Accounting Day.  Participants will also get a chance to participate and perform some of the activities used on Accounting Day.

Presenter: Josh Ebbert, Business Teacher, Limestone Community High School

Host: Amy Bailey

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 9:00 - 10:00 am : Meet at Registration Desk

On-site Tour - President Abraham Lincoln Hotel-A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Did you know Hospitality Managers must be skilled in budgeting, financing, and possess good customer service skills? Take a behind the scenes tour of the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and experience how hotel teams use continuous improvement and collaboration to serve a diverse and international clientele.  Learn what skills students are required to enter into the Hospitality Management field.

Presenter: Craig Sandoval, Director of Sales & Marketing, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel-A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Host: Michael Archbold

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 10:30 - 11:30 am : Governor Altgeld

Certiport General Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year

Industry certification is a valuable tool to prepare your students for success in the workforce.  Certiport makes it possible for a teacher to administer certification programs in the classroom by offering comprehensive training packages that deliver on the skills requested by industry.  Learn about the new web-based certification environment available for the 2019-2020 school year.  General updates about Microsoft Office Specialist 2019/365 and the new in-application Adobe Certified Associate certifications will be provided.  Learn about other certification opportunities that can strengthen Business, IT, Pre-Engineering, Digital Media, and other CTE programs.  There is a lot of exciting news that will make it easier than ever to use Certiport in your classroom.

Presenter: Justin Barker, Regional Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Host: Jon Lebold

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 10:30 - 11:30 am : Ottawa A & B

Another Data Breach! How to Know if You’re Affected, and What to Do If You Are

Wondering if you’re part of a reported data breach?  More than 80% of all Americans have been affected by a breach in the last 2 years and nearly half will be subjected to fraudulent activity on financial accounts, insurance policies, even home mortgages. Hear what the pros say about accepting free offers of monitoring service.  What’s the difference between credit freeze, fraud alert, and credit lock? Learn 5 steps to outsmart the hack!

Presenter: Janis Rose, University of Illinois – Springfield and Capital Area Career Center

Host: Cassandra Miller

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 10:30 - 11:30 am : Freeport A & B

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Advocacy is very important for all educators, yet many educators do not participate in advocacy because they think they don't have time or they don't know how. Advocacy is not limited to elected officials.  Advocacy takes place within your community and the media also.  Attend this session to find out about online tools that make it very easy to get your message out! Online resources will also be shared and discussed.

Presenter: Cindy Stover, IACTE Executive Director 

Host: Shaurae Winfield

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 10:30 - 11:30 am : Freeport C

Updates from ISBE

This session is designed to introduce high school business teachers to their ISBE consultant. The ISBE Business Education consultant will discuss some up-and-coming topics from ISBE. Time will be permitted for Q/A when presentation is complete.

Presenter: John DeWeese, Principal Consultant for Business, Marketing, and Computer Education, ISBE 

Host: Nancy Irons

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 10:30 - 11:30 am : Governor Horner

Discovering Knowledge through Literacy - ISU Students

Illinois has placed a greater emphasis on literacy in the classroom.  In this session, the participants will practice 3 - 4 literacy strategies and receive a link to all literacy resources.

Presenter: Lexis Leiteritz, Tyler Gilliam, ISU Business Education Students 

Host: Tamara Davis

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 10:30 - 11:30 am : Governor Bond

Backpack to Briefcase: Resources to Help Your Students Become Career Ready

Post-secondary education and training have become critically important, but many youths today don’t know what career they want to pursue nor have a clear idea of the steps needed to achieve it.  EVERFI’s Keys To Your Future course is a comprehensive, NO-COST digital program designed to empower high school students to make informed, goal-oriented decisions about their future, and provide them with the skills they need to reach those goals. The resource covers time management, study skills, networking, and introduces students to different pathways beyond high school.  Educators will receive access to the no-cost resource and learn best practices on implementation.

Presenter: Ben Gwynne, Senior K12 Regional Director, EVERFI Inc. 

Host: Courtney Alexander

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 10:30 - 11:30 am : Governor Yates

Today’s Education for the Careers of Tomorrow

Preparing our students for their futures is no easy task. We teach, test, and train them for every possible outcome that we can think of. However, what if the actual pathway to their success results in a career that has not yet even been created? What if they will be using tools that are not even currently available at companies that have not yet been born? The future is sitting in front of you today and they are excited about what tomorrow has to offer. Are you?

Presenter: Rod McQuality, Dr. Chris Merrill, Leah Brock, Nance Budde, Dr. Brad Christensen, ILCTE - Innovative Curriculum Resources Project, Illinois State University

Host: Diane Mahinda

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 11:45 am - 1:30 pm : Salon C & D

Opening Session, Awards and Featured Speaker - Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness: Connecting the Parts for Student Success

Speaker: Jonathan Furr, Executive Director Education Systems Center, Northern Illinois University

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 1:45 - 2:45 pm : Ottawa A & B

One Click and You're Exposed

It takes just one click online and the new technology of web analytics is launched without your ever knowing it. It starts with you online and weaves itself into your life in ways you are completely unaware of.  It extracts metadata from your online activities, and employs machine-learned algorithms to predict your behavior. These predictions are sold to employers, health related institutions, and others who use this data to influence your life and define your opportunities on a daily basis.   This session includes examples of actionable predictions companies have extracted from your data that impact your life. Live demonstrations of your personal data collection.

Presenter: Janis Rose, University of Illinois - Springfield and Capital Area Career Center 

Host: Cassandra Miller

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 1:45 - 2:45 pm : Governor Altgeld

Certiport General Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year (repeat)

Industry certification is a valuable tool to prepare your students for success in the workforce.  Certiport makes it possible for a teacher to administer certification programs in the classroom by offering comprehensive training packages that deliver on the skills requested by industry.  Learn about the new web-based certification environment available for the 2019-2020 school year.  General updates about Microsoft Office Specialist 2019/365 and the new in-application Adobe Certified Associate certifications will be provided.  Learn about other certification opportunities that can strengthen Business, IT, Pre-Engineering, Digital Media, and other CTE programs.  There is a lot of exciting news that will make it easier than ever to use Certiport in your classroom.

Presenter: Justin Barker, Regional Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Host: Jon Lebold

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 1:45 - 2:45 pm : Freeport A & B

Virtual Enterprise

VE provides a solution for schools to offer all students meaningful skills-based career experiences. Through our hands-on, task-based curricula, students test drive potential careers and develop in-demand skills and competencies that post-secondary institutions and employers are seeking. By managing the day-to-day operations of a company, students not only develop business skills and an entrepreneurial mindset, they also identify career pathways that align with their interests, talents, and aspirations.

Presenter: Jerilyn Hawkins, Civic Memorial High School 

Host: Dr. Gary Hutchinson

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 1:45 - 2:45 pm : Governor Yates

HCI Alternatives

HCI Alternatives began with an ambitious idea to evolve the cannabis dispensary model. Today, HCI has created a place that is comfortable and healthcare driven, where patients are treated with warmth and respect. We are committed to physician/patient stewardship, and make every effort for a safe and legal environment for educated decisions on cannabis therapy. Presentation by Christine Karhliker, HCI Alternatives’ Community Outreach Coordinator & Training Director; Emma Ross, Agent in Charge/Patient Care Specialist.

It’s OK to talk about it… The law, the history, the science, approved medical conditions, the patient experience, new legislation, how the dispensary operates (or anything else you want to know).

Presenter: Christine Karhliker, Community Outreach and Training Coordinator, HCI Alternatives

Host: Jason Tanner

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 1:45 - 2:45 pm : Governor Bond

Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

During this session you will learn why Santa Claus is one of the greatest leaders of all time.  Santa Claus has already shared many tools with us.  Use Santa’s tools to help you hone your leadership skills and become a better educator/leader.  State leaders are encouraged to attend this session to identify areas critical to the success of your organization. Each attendee will receive the book, "The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus."

Presenter: Cindy Stover, IACTE Executive Director

Host: Carol Brooks

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 1:45 - 2:45 pm : Governor Horner

College and Career Pathway Endorsements Under the PWR Act

During this session you will learn about College and Career Pathway Endorsements and a number of State-level supports for these systems.

Presenter: Jon Furr, Executive Director Education Systems Center, Northern Illinois University

Host: Kye-Anne Wilborn

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 1:45 - 4:15 pm : Meet at Registration Desk

Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Tour (two hours)

Pre-registration required. Museum Address: 212 North Sixth Street, The two-hour tour starts at 2:15 PM at the museum.

Presenter: Museum Staff

Host: Dr. Patrice Boyles

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 2:45 - 3:30 pm : Salon A & B

Commercial Exhibits / Silent Auction Area Open and Popcorn Break

Come meet with the exhibitors, browse the silent auction items, and enjoy a snack.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 3:30 - 4:30 pm : Governor Altgeld

Certiport Testing Session

Exams for Certiport Certifications offered to conference attendees.

Presenter: Justin Barker, Regional Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Host: Jon Lebold

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 3:30 - 4:30 pm : Governor Bond

Creating a Cross-Cultural Learning Environment Based on Value Systems (repeat)

This presentation will address the relevancy of communication and value systems within the classroom or in areas of instruction for both students and teachers. It will compare and contrasts both perspectives. There will be examples of how communication affects learning and how a knowledge of value systems can be applied to improve student achievement and increase productivity within the classroom.

Presenter: Dr. Ollie Inez Taylor, Decatur Public Schools, Retired 

Host: Dr. Patrice C. Boyles

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 3:30 - 4:30 pm : Governor Horner

Breaking Barriers for Your Students Through Financial Education

Financial education at an early age can lead to a positive outlook and equips students with the resources they need to be successful. Do your students have the financial and business skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom?  Educators in attendance (appropriate for all grade levels) will be provided access to newly updated digital resources that focus on financial education, entrepreneurship and macro/micro-economics. The resources are student-driven, standards-aligned, have assessments embedded into them, and are FREE.  Join us or visit www.everfi.com/k-12 to learn more.

Presenter: Ben Gwynne, Senior K12 Regional Director, EVERFI Inc. 

Host: Cassandra Miller

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 3:30 - 5:00 pm : Freeport A & B

Employment 101: Tools to Reach Training and Employment Goals

NOTE: This is a 1 1/2 hour session.

Employment 101 provides a complete set of tools and steps your students will need to develop a plan for reaching their career goals. Attend this session to learn about Employment 101 and experience Illinois workNet Customer Support Center tools such as the Career Plan Builder.

Presenter: Latoya McRae, Integration and Training Coordinator, Center for Workforce Development Southern Illinois University

Host: Connie Campbell

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 3:30 - 5:00 pm : Freeport C

Using Game Mechanics to Increase Student Engagement

NOTE: This is a 1 1/2 hour session.

Knowing how many of our students play games at home, we can take the mechanics that are drawing students to the gaming world and implement them into the classroom for more engagement. Games are collaborative, increase in difficulty as you progress, require problem-solving and persistence, as well as create pride of accomplishment. Why not use the same concepts to help our students in the classroom? This session will cover the benefits of using game mechanics in work and school, implementing game mechanics into existing lessons, strategies to gamify including Classcraft and Breakout Boxes, and suggestions for further readings, and discussion.

Presenter: Allison Ferguson, Business Teacher, Eureka High School 

Host: Dr. C. Shareefah Muhammad

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 4:45 - 5:45 pm : Registration Desk

PD Desk Open

If you are only attending on Thursday, be sure to stop by the PD desk to get credit for the sessions that you attended. The PD Desk will also be open on Friday before and after the luncheon meeting.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Ottawa A & B

CABEA (Chicago Area Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting for CABEA.

Counties included: Cook (except City of Chicago), DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will

Host: John Madden

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Mary Todd

CBEA (Chicago Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Cook County (City of Chicago)

Host: Kye-Anne Wilborn

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Governor Bond

CIBEA (Central Illinois Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, McLean, and Vermilion

Host: Mary Surprenant

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Governor Horner

EIBEA (Eastern Illinois Business Education)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Bond, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Moultrie, Richland, and Shelby

Host: Marcy Satterwhite

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Governor Yates

MIBEA (Mid-Illinois Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Christian, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Piatt, and Sangamon

Host: Christie Hovey

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Freeport A & B

NIBEA (Northern Illinois Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Henry, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago

Host: Laurie DeSchepper

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Freeport C

PABEA (Peoria Area Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Tazwell, and Woodford

Host: Josh Ebbert

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Governor Altgeld

SIBEA (Southern Illinois Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Alexander, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson

Host: Michelle Stevens

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Lincoln Room

SWABEA (Southwest Area Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair

Host: Vicki Fuhrhop

Thursday, November 7, 2019 : 5:00 - 6:00 pm : Governor's Cabinet

WIBEA (Western Illinois Business Education Association)

Affiliate Meeting

Counties included: Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Morgan, Pike, Scott, Schuyler, and Warren

Host: Jodee Werkheiser

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 7:00 - 9:00 am : Registration Desk

Conference Registration Desk Open

Pick up your conference materials at the registration desk if you haven't already done so.

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 7:00 - 9:00 am : Salon C & D

Breakfast Buffet

Come and join us for a breakfast buffet to start off your Friday morning.

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 7:00 - 9:00 am : Ottawa A & B

Applying Game Theory to Create an Engaging Classroom (BYOD)

Note: This is a 1 1/2 hour session.

Game theory is so much more than games, leaderboards, and badges. Game Theory is applying game mechanics to non-game situations - such as a workplace or classroom. This will be a hands-on session where we can discuss and create activities, lessons, and classroom environments applying game theory. Games have goals, rules, feedback, and voluntary participation. Doesn’t this sound like a classroom? Games have high-stakes work, mental work, physical work, and discovery work. Doesn’t this also sound like a classroom? Game theory can create more satisfying work, stronger social connectivity, and collaborative superpowers.

Presenter: Allison Ferguson, Business Teacher, Eureka High School

Host: Brandan Oates

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 8:15 - 9:15 am : Governor Altgeld

The Hard Facts About Soft Skills

What skills are important in the workplace?  More and more, the answer from workplace industry leaders is “soft skills.”  In fact, it has been suggested that “soft skills” should be renamed “power skills” because of the impact these skills will have on a person’s employment prospects.  So how can we help our students prepare for their futures?  Learn about how the Business Department at Leyden High School District 212 has instituted a soft skills campaign to send more well-rounded students out for successful futures.

Presenters: Tony Pecucci, Business Education Department Chair, Leyden High School & Shannon O'Connor, Business Teacher, Leyden High School

Host: Amy Bailey

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 8:15 - 9:15 am : Governor Bond

2020 IBEA Planning Committee

This session is BY INVITATION ONLY, however if you want to help plan the 58th Annual IBEA Conference, please come to hear the overview/vision of what is to come.

Presenter: Carol Brooks, IBEA 2nd Vice President, Executive Director, Career Development System 

Host: Carol Brooks

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 8:15 - 9:15 am : Governor Horner

Breaking Barriers for Your Students Through Financial Education (repeat)

Financial education at an early age can lead to a positive outlook and equips students with the resources they need to be successful. Do your students have the financial and business skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom?  Educators in attendance (appropriate for all grade levels) will be provided access to newly updated digital resources that focus on financial education, entrepreneurship and macro/micro-economics. The resources are student-driven, standards-aligned, have assessments embedded into them, and are FREE.  Join us or visit www.everfi.com/k-12 to learn more.

Presenter: Ben Gwynne, Senior K12 Regional Director, EVERFI Inc. 

Host: Jason Tanner

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 8:15 - 9:15 am : Freeport A & B

Google Classroom: Introduction and Advanced Features (repeat)

Ready to get your classes online? Google Classroom is an easy way to streamline and organize your assignments, students, materials and resources. In this workshop, students will create accounts, learn basic functionality and begin preparing classes on the Google Classroom platform.

Presenter: Courtney Alexander, Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Host: Marcy Satterwhite

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 8:15 - 9:15 am : Freeport C

Build Business and Personal Finance Labs – National Trends and Best Practices

This session starts with an overview of the fragmented national standards for business, personal finance, and economics classes, with case studies on what "works" and what "doesn't" to best address standards and maximize student engagement across 4 states (including Illinois). We then discuss the concept of a "Business" or "Personal Finance" lab, with scrolling stock tickers, Wall Street-style LCD screens full of economic and business news, and our customizable curriculum that includes:  stock market game, personal budgeting simulation, and our vast curriculum library—all completely customizable, aligned to standards, and utilizing built-in assessments and reports.

Presenter: Kevin Smith, Director of Curriculum Development, Stocktrak

Host: Connie Campbell

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 9:30 - 10:30 am : Governor Altgeld

Microsoft Teams for Education

Does your school use Office 365 for students and staff? If so, you can add Microsoft Teams to this mix and move your classes forward. This session will cover the basics of setting up your classes in Teams and how you can use it to help manage your classroom workflow.

Presenter: David Calkins, Technology Coordinator, Schlarman Academy

Session Host: Courtney Alexander

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 9:30 - 10:30 am : Ottawa A & B

10 Ways Students Cheat in Your Class

Think you see the cheating in your class?  This session will identify ten popular methods students use to cheat, along with the pros and cons students consider when choosing to cheat.  We will discuss warning signs that alert teachers that these activities are taking place.  Check your detection skills with live demos.  All activities are student sourced.

Presenter: Janis Rose, University of Illinois – Springfield and Capital Area Career Center 

Host: Cassandra Miller

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 9:30 - 10:30 am : Governor Horner

Racing to Success: How Do You Stay Motivated From the Start to the Finish?

Do you remember why you wanted to become a teacher? Do you remember the difference you wanted to make in the world and in kids? Sometimes we lose sight of that once we get into the grind of the profession. You are encouraged to come to this session to tap back into your why. This session is not for the meek and boring. If you want to walk away fired up for the rest of the school year, show up and participate! We will discuss:  how to stay motivated, give some practical ideas to implement in your classroom, and also discuss self-care topics for teachers.

Presenter: Michael Archbold, Business Teacher, Rich Township High School District 227 

Host: Kye-Anne Wilborn

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 9:30 - 10:30 am : Governor Bond

Past Presidents’ Council

All past presidents of IBEA in attendance at the conference need to attend this session.

Presenter: Christie Hovey, Immediate Past IBEA President, Lincoln Land Community College 

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 9:30 - 10:30 am : Freeport A & B

Microsoft Office 365 Voice Dictation (BYOD)

Teach your students communications skills that can enhance their opportunities for college and the workforce.  This innovative feature of dictating with your voice in Microsoft Office 365 applications can be useful with the methodologies of differential instruction, as well as universal design for learning (UDL).  The areas of concentration will be on:  reading, writing, speaking, listening, and math skills. (BYOD: laptops, smart phones, iPads, and tablets.)

Presenter: Dr. C. Shareefah Muhammad, The Chicago Lighthouse 

Host: Lacy Bugielski

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 11:00 - 11:30 am : Registration Desk

PD Desk Open

If you are leaving prior to the luncheon on Friday, be sure to stop by the PD desk to get credit for the sessions that you attended. The PD Desk will also be open on Friday after the luncheon meeting.

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 10:45 - 11:45 am : Governor Horner

Online Real World "Adulting" Personal Finance Teaching Tools (BYOD)

Bring your laptop and engage in a resource scavenger hunt. Preview new Econ Lowdown resources you find and learn how to assign them to your students to be auto-graded. Get a free copy of, "Cars and Condos: Budgeting Income to Cover Expenses," print lessons that teach both the income and expense sides of budgeting.  Online modules have pre and post-tests so you can collect data on student progress. Choose from videos, readings and podcasts (audio), all with Q and A.  All resources are aligned to national standards and available free of charge.

Presenters: Eva Johnston, Senior Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis &  Vicki Fuhrop, Business Teacher, Collinsville High School

Host: Vicki Fuhrhop

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 10:45 - 11:45 am : Governor Bond

Council of Affiliates Meeting

All IBEA affiliate presidents and all IBEA affiliate board representatives should plan to attend this meeting. The Council of Affiliates will meet to get updated contact information of all the IBEA affiliates and to go over the responsibilities of affiliates. We will collaborate on ways to promote business education to our students, as well as build affiliate and IBEA membership.

Presenter: Deena Powell, Business/Computer Instructor, Rochester High School

Host: Denna Powell

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 10:45 - 11:45 am : Ottawa A & B

Casting Light on the Dark Web

Nearly half of today's students are already exploring the Dark Web while most teachers are still struggling to understand what it is. This session will explain the difference between the Web, the Deep Web and the Dark Web. How dark is the Dark Web? What attracts students to go down under? Why does the U.S. government support the underbelly of the Web? What crucial protections do we need the Dark Web for? How can you and your school be directly (and negatively) impacted by student Dark Web activities? Join this session as we cast a light on the underside of the web. Live demonstrations.

Presenter: Janis Rose, University of Illinois – Springfield and Capital Area Career Center

Host: Cassandra Miller

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 10:45 - 11:45 am : Freeport C

Open Career Doors for Students with Insurance Opportunities - InVest

This presentation brings the InVest Insurance Program to classrooms.  Very little, if any, work is required from teachers, unless they would like to present the program themselves.  If this is the case, teachers will need to participate in a "train the teacher" event.  Many jobs and careers in the insurance industry are available with or without college.

Presenters: Joi Jackson, Casualty Underwriter/Trainer, HDI Global Insurance & Dawn Higgins, Travelers Insurance Co.

Host: Kye-Anne Wilborn

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 10:45 - 11:45 am : Freeport A & B

Say "Goodbye" to Grading Computer Applications

Introducing a game changer for Business Educators. If you teach computer applications, you need to attend this session.  This session will reveal a cutting-edge new platform that will change the landscape for how computer applications are taught and learned in schools.

Computency.com, an auto-grading, web-based platform, will eliminate the tedious task of grading computer applications assignments for teachers…freeing up hours of grading time every day.

If certification for MOS is your goal, we’ve partnered with Certiport to make Computency.com 100% aligned with the MOS certification exam tests.

Presenter: Michael Gecawich, President/Founder of B.E. Publishing, Computency.com, EduTyping.com

Host: David Calkins

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm : Salon C & D

IBEA Annual Business Meeting, Lunch, Scholarship Awards, and Featured Speaker - A Breed Apart!

Friday Featured Speaker: Michael Gecawich, President/Founder of B.E. Publishing, Computency.com, EduTyping.com

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 1:30 - 2:00 pm : Outside Salon C & D

PD Desk Open

Be sure to stop by the PD desk to get credit for the sessions that you attended at the conference. Have a safe triip home!

Friday, November 8, 2019 : 1:30 - 2:30 pm : Governor's Cabinet

IBEA Officers’ Post-Conference Meeting

Presenter: Dr. Gary Hutchinson, IBEA Executive Director

Courtney Alexander

Business Teacher

Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Michael Archbold

Business Teacher

Rich Township High School District 227

Justin Barker

Regional Manager

Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Dr. Patrice C. Boyles

Director, Center for Teaching and Research Excellence

Chicago State University

Leah Brock

Facilitator

ILCTE - Innovative Curriculum Resources Project, Illinois State University

Carol Brooks

Executive Director

Career Development System

Nance Budde

Facilitator

ILCTE - Innovative Curriculum Resources Project, Illinois State University

David Calkins

Technology Coordinator

Schlarman Academy

Julie Chadd

Professor - Teaching, Learning, and Foundations

Eastern Illinois University

Dr. Brad Christensen

Facilitator

ILCTE - Innovative Curriculum Resources Project, Illinois State University

Laurie DeSchepper

NIBEA Representative

Illinois Business Education Association

John DeWeese

Principal Consultant for Business, Marketing, and Computer Education

Illinois State Board of Education

Heidi Eaton

Professor

Elgin Community College

Josh Ebbert

Business Teacher

Limestone Community High School

Allison Ferguson

Business Teacher

Eureka High School

Vicki Fuhrhop

SWABEA Representative

Illinois Business Education Association

Jonathan Furr

Executive Director

Education Systems Center, Northern Illinois University

Michael Gecawich

President/Founder

Tyler Gilliam

Student

Illinois State Univeristy

Ben Gwynne

Senior K12 Regional Director

EVERFI Inc.

Jerilyn Hawkins

Business Teacher

Civic Memorial High School

Dawn Higgins

Representative

Travelers Insurance Company

Christie Hovey

Professor - Social Sciences and Business Department

Lincoln Land Community College

Gary Hutchinson

Executive Director

Illinois Business Education Association

Joi Jackson

Casualty Underwriter/Trainer

HDI Global Insurance

Eva Johnston

Senior Economic Education

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Christine Karhliker

Community Outreach and Training Coordinator

HCI Alternatives

Chloe Lombardi

Student

Illinois State University

Lexis Leiteritz

Student

Illinois State University

John Madden

CABEA Representative

Illinois Business Education Association

Rod McQuality

Facilitator

ILCTE - Innovative Curriculum Resources Project, Illinois State University

Latoya McRae

Integration and Training Coordinator, Center for Workforce Development

Southern Illinois University

Dr. Chris Merrill

Facilitator

ILCTE - Innovative Curriculum Resources Project, Illinois State University

Dr. C. Shareefah Muhammad

Instructor

The Chicago Lighthouse

Shannon O'Connor

Business Teacher

Leyden High School

Tony Pecucci

Business Education Department Chair

Leyden High School

Deena Powell

Business/Computer Instructor

Rochester High School

Janis Rose

Professor

University of Illinois - Springfield and Capital Area Career Center

Craig Sandoval

Director of Sales & Marketing

President Abraham Lincoln Hotel-A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Marcy Satterwhite

EIBEA Representative

Illinois Business Education Association

Kevin Smith

Director of Curriculum Development

Stocktrak

Michelle Stevens

SIBEA Representative

Illinois Business Education Association

Cindy Stover

IACTE Liaison

Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education

Mary Surprenant

CIBEA Representative

Illinois Business Education Association

Maggey Szyfer

Financial Advisor

Wells Fargo Advisors

Dr. Ollie Inez Taylor

Retired

Decatur Public Schools

Jodee Werkheiser

WIBEA Representative

Illinois Business Education Association

Kye-Anne Wilborn

CBEA Representative

Illinois Business Education Association

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