2021 IBEA Virtual Fall Conference

2021 IBEA Virtual Fall Conference

59th IBEA Virtual Fall Conference--Adding Cultural Fluency to Your Briefcase

November 4-5, 2021

Registration fees for this conference are as follows:

Type By 11:59 PM
10/22/2021
After 12:00AM
10/23/2021
Regular IBEA Member $75 $95
Student IBEA Member Free Free
Retired IBEA Member Free Free
Non-IBEA Member 175 195


Registration fee includes:
 All breakout sessions and Certiport testing.

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Event Properties

Event Date 11-04-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-05-2021 1:15 pm
Capacity 500
Registered 132
Cut off date 11-06-2021
Individual Price $95.00
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 : 5:30-6:30 p.m.

IBEA Executive Board Meeting

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 : 6:30-8:00 p.m.

IBEA Board Meeting

Meeting for the entire IBEA Board of Directors.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 8:00 am-9:30 am

Opening General Session

Welcome, Awards, Nominations, Spotlight Speaker

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 8:00 am-9:30 am

Topic: Decolonizing Education: The Pursuit of Racial Equity in Your Classroom

It has been said that classrooms are political spaces because power is political; and in many classrooms, power is exerted intentionally and inadvertently, consciously and unconsciously, throughout the K-12 and college experience. This power often resembles and mimics colonial practices and ideologies.

As a 21st century, global community, we can no longer afford to be so myopic in our views about education. Decolonizing education requires the dismantling and reconstruction of our classrooms, including the reimagining of syllabi, curricula, pedagogy, and other classroom practices across disciplines, including business education, with the goal of creating a more inclusive education system for Black, Indigenous, and other historically marginalized students.

Now is the time for us to collectively ensure every student has access and opportunity in a new education system that is equitable and free from the vestiges of colonization. Let’s reimagine this new education paradigm together.

Spotlight Speaker: Dr. Traci Ellis

 

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 9:45-10:45 am

Session 1

Workshop Sessions - 6 Strands. Individual Session Names, Presenters, and Descriptions are below.

 

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 9:45-10:45 am

Digital Literacy Curriculum and Certifications

Technology has become a part of every career field; and equipping students with skills to help them navigate and thrive in today’s digital world is critical to their professional as well as financial success. The IC3 Digital Literacy program covers technology basics, digital citizenship, information management, content creation, communication, collaboration, and safety and security. Certiport along with partners, such as CCI Learning, offers curriculum that can be used by all students; and certification, when earned, will provide students with a competitive advantage in any industry where technology is used.

Presenter: Justin Barker (Certiport); Sunday-Morio Todo (CCI Learning)

Host: Lacy Bugielski

Strand: Accounting/Finance

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 9:45-10:45 am

Fast Pitch StartUp Bootcamp Part I: Introduction to Fast Pitch

Most of us are trained in the classical school of thought—we approach opportunities from the top down. But today’s competitive environment requires us to view opportunity through a different lens: a nontraditional one that focuses on human needs. Ideas that are born from the process of design thinking ensure that outcomes meet three criteria: they are desirable, feasible, and viable—and in doing so, these outcomes create an enduring competitive advantage. This workshop is the first of three that make up an intensive Fast Pitch StartUp bootcamp that will help you understand the process so that you can recreate one on your own.

Presenter: Glenn Earl, Clark Hallpike, & Spartan Project - Student Club for Entrepreneurship and SkillsUSA (Elgin Community College)

Host: Patrick Able

Strand: Entrepreneurship

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 9:45-10:45 am

Don’t Be Left in the Cold—Be in the Know!

Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. State representatives often make decisions about education without asking teachers what they think about it or even about the consequences. In the past, courses have been added to graduation requirements, resultings in a reduction of elective business courses, which led to a reduction of business teachers. State legislators are now considering adding an additional year of foreign language to the high school graduation requirements. What can you do? Come to this session and find out how YOU can make a difference!

Presenter: Dr. Karen Drage (Eastern Illinois University; Public Information Chair, IBEA)

Host: Vicki Fuhrhop

Strand: Management

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 9:45-10:45 am

Gender Difference in the Communication of Confidence - Are Women Holding Back?

Research shows the manner in which men and women communicate confidence has great differences. We also know that communication of confidence is important in high stakes situations like interviews, negotiations, and formal/informal presentations. Are women holding back their level of confidence as they interact with others? What can educators do to help anyone who is not aware of the role those nonverbal behaviors play and how they serve to communicate their true feelings and attitudes? This program explores research into gender differences and communication of confidence, as well as why and how to educate and empower any student to communicate with confidence!

Presenter: Meg Bucaro (Meg Bucaro Communications)

Host: Kendra Wofford

Strand: Marketing

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 9:45-10:45 am

Creating an ePortfolio Using Google Sites

Participate in a hands-on session in which you will use Google Sites to create an ePortfolio. Participants will learn how to create a personalized portfolio with multiple pages, photos, artifacts, and links. Resources and tips will be provided so you can bring this activity to the classroom. Have your device set to create!

Presenter: Page Schaschwary (Huntley Community School District 158)

Host: Josh Ebbert

Strand: Technology

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 9:45-10:45 am

Best Practices for Culturally Relevant Teaching

Educators will leave this session with an awareness of the Culturally Responsive Teaching framework as well as strategies to create opportunities for deeper classroom conversations around the topic. Educators will also gain access to digital resources, lessons, activities, and relevant articles.

Presenter: Jonathan Barnes & Rachel Henry (EverFi)

Host: Heidi Eaton

Strand: Professional Development

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Session 2

Workshop Sessions - 6 Strands. Individual Session Names, Presenters and Descriptions listed below.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Certiport Testing

Exams for Certiport Certifications offered to conference attendees.

Options for free testing include Adobe Certified Professional, Business Communication Skills, ESB (Entrepreneurship), IC3 Digital Literacy, IT Specialist, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Project Mgmt Ready, QuickBooks

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

Host:

Strand: Certiport

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Developing Cultural Fluency Through Action Research

Illinois Global Scholar is a state-wide global education certificate available to all high schools, which is a valuable asset when looking for and starting positions as scholars tend to earn a higher income. More than just an award, this transformative program engages students in a robust, action-based research project that prepares students to become global citizens and skilled, culturally competent members of the global workforce. This session explores the cultural and global competencies implicit in the IGS program and provides educators with the skills needed to integrate these competencies into existing curricula!

Presenter: Seth Brady & Randy Smith (Illinois Global Scholar, Naperville Central High School)

Host: Darcy Jeffries

Strand: Accounting/Finance

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Creating a Workforce-Ready Student with Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) and Communication Skills for Business (CSB) Certifications

Students who earn Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) and Communication Skills for Business (CSB) certifications are well rounded and very marketable to a small business. The ESB program covers essential skills, such as opportunity recognition, business operations basics, and marketing and sales. The CSB program is all about effectively communicating with others inside and outside of an organization. When all these skills are combined, a student is ready to be an effective contributor in any business setting. Learn how these programs are delivered.

Presenter: Justin Barker (Certiport)

Host: Heather Borowiak

Strand: Entrepreneurship

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Fun and Games: Teaching Career Skills Through Play

This session will introduce the participants to a variety of activities that can be used to build excitement in the classroom. Join me to have some fun while learning about new classroom games.

Presenter: Tamra Davis Connor (Illinois State University)

Host: Josh Ebbert

Strand: Management

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Where Do I Start in Helping Students Find a Career?

In this session, learn about resources to use to support students in finding their career interests. We will demonstrate the new Illinois High School 2 Career (HS2C) program, career guide, and work-based learning guidebook. Also, CTE data will be shared.

Presenter: Marci Johnson & Karen Lockhart (State CTE Director and Innovation Director, ISBE)

Host: Carol Brooks

Strand: Marketing

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Now Serving! Raspberry Pi! Projects for the Business Education Classroom

Are your students hungry for excitement? Serve them a piece of Raspberry Pi! This device costs about $35 and is basically a simple computer board. When used with a screen, keyboard, mouse, power supply, and SD card – which many schools already have – you allow students to quickly and easily build their own computers and apply their programming skills. Inspire your students to play, create and invent with them. Obtain easy-to-implement Raspberry Pi projects for you to try in your classroom. To help one of you start on this exciting venture, a Raspberry Pi will be served to one lucky winner in this session!

Presenter: Heidi Eaton (Elgin Community College)

Host: Ryan O'Shea

Strand: Technology

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Blending Culture, Community, Collaboration, & Courage that Builds Students, Families, Schools

This presentation will examine aspects of community, culture, education, and social justice, that when blended, create courageous conversations, actions, and changes to strengthen families, communities, and more. Join the discussion to learn how to ultimately build up your own students and classrooms.

Presenter: Mary Gilbert-Mitchell (MGM College Services)

Host: Kye-Anne Wilborn

Strand: Professional Development

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 12:15-1:15 pm

General Session

Spotlight Speaker #2 - Dr. Toya Webb – Leading Marketing Expert - Topic: “Cultural Intelligence: Why Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Should Be a Core Principle in Every Marketing Strategy"

No longer are the days when marketing campaigns are effective simply because of a catchy slogan and celebrity endorsement. Even the most powerful brands have fallen prey to the marketing tactics of yesteryear that lack diversity and cultural awareness. To reach consumers and entice them to buy your product, your strategy must be inclusive, taking into account the importance of representation of diverse audiences and populations. This visual presentation shares insights on effective advertising campaigns as well as those that missed the mark.

Cultural intelligence is the key to strategic marketing initiatives that can prevent embarrassing mishaps that perpetuate stereotypes and damage brand reputations. In this session, you will learn more about how brands are embracing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts that result in deeper brand loyalty and a broader reach into a new consumer base that now “see” themselves as an extension of the brand.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Session 3

Workshop Sessions - Teacher Roundtables. Individual Session Names, Presenters and Descriptions listed below.

 

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Teacher Round Tables

Our sudden move to remote learning in Spring 2020 created opportunities and challenges for educators at all levels. Even though some of us have returned to the face-to-face classroom, we certainly are not back to class as usual, and maybe we should never be. Certainly, we now have the opportunity to recreate ourselves and our classrooms.

During this session, small groups will engage in discussions concerning successes, opportunities, and challenges related to business topics taught and culturally responsive teaching and the Pandemic. Swap stories and share what worked for you. Opportunity for networking with colleagues will be provided as well.

Presenter: Various Facilitators

Host: Mae Hicks-Jones and Liddy Hope

Strand: Professional Development

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Session 4

Workshop Sessions - 6 Strands. Individual Session Names, Presenters and Descriptions listed below.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 2:45-3:45 p.m.

The Case for Crypto: What is It? How Does It Work? Is It Here to Stay?

Similar to defining where “the cloud” actually is, crypto has become a popular topic in many conversations. This discussion aims to explain fundamentals of digital assets in terms we all can understand. Discussion will provide explanation of what crypto is, how it works, what it means for investors and consumers, and the future outlook of digital assets in our economy, markets, and daily lives.

Presenter: Maggey Szyfer (Wells Fargo Advisors)

Host: Jackie Irwin

Strand: Accounting/Finance

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Elevating Student Voice Through Student Choice

Giving students choices in the classroom promotes student engagement, increases student motivation, fosters critical thinking, and often leads to deeper, more meaningful student learning. Multiple digital learning and assessment strategies focusing on giving students a choice and voice in the classroom will be featured, including choice boards, learning playlists and menus, Choose/Build Your Own Learning activities, and incorporating social media trends for assessments. These assessment and learning strategies can be used immediately in any classroom to promote student autonomy, investment, and participation.

Presenter: Tori Hale (Casey-Westfield Jr.-Sr. High School)

Host: Josh Ebbert

Strand: Entrepreneurship

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 2:45-3:45 p.m.

At the Boiling Point and About to Explode: The Communication Skills Kettle

Employers have been ranking Communication/Soft Skills at the top of the "Must Have" skills list for employees for years. Post-pandemic, they are raising the distress flag and are at the end of their rope when it comes to the lack of communication/soft skills that are present in the job candidate pool. It's a professional crisis that has reached the boiling point! What can YOU do as an educator? What resources are available to help you? Is there a way you can send a student into the workforce with a communication/soft skills credential that will make them stand out in the sea of applicants? Your questions will be answered in this interactive workshop where you get to immerse yourself into the boiling hot concept of improving Communication/Soft Skills education in your classroom.

Presenter: Jennifer Stubblefield (President, Kentucky Business Education Association)

Host: Ryan O'Shea

Strand: Management

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Pearson’s Efforts to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Both Within the Company and Its Products & Services

Pearson’s Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Taskforce was created in support of Black Lives Matter. Pearson’s company agenda was co-created and includes engagement of the Global DE&I Council comprised of Pearson’s Executive Management, chaired by the CEO and CDO. Our commitment focuses on KPI’s (build inclusive culture; increate workforce representation) actionable in 4 key areas: Recruitment/Talent Mobility; Retention; Inclusive Culture; Social Impact. Within this framework, Pearson Higher Education identifies concrete actions and standards to ensure business practices, products and services build and support a more equitable and just society and stronger partnerships with educators
and learners.

Presenter: Melissa Patrick & Marcia Horton (Pearson)

Host: Brandan Oates

Strand: Marketing

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Take student learning to the next level with a gamified classroom. Incorporate strategies such as challenges, quests, leaderboards, and badges to bring new levels of excitement for learning. This session will focus on a variety of tech-based and old school games and resources to engage students virtually or in-person. Are you ready to get your game on?

Presenter: Tasha Ohotzke (Homer Community Consolidated School District 33 C)

Host: Sheryl Brummer

Strand: Technology

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all learners by setting clear, rigorous goals, anticipating barriers, and proactively designing to minimize those barriers. The session will provide an introduction to UDL as well as an overview of strategies to implement this approach in both an online and in-person classroom settings.

Presenter: Aime'e Julian & Brittany Boston (Illinois State University)

Host: Michelle Howe

Strand: Professional Development

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 3:00-4:00 pm

Certiport Testing

Exams for Certiport Certifications offered to conference attendees.

Options for free testing include Adobe Certified Professional, Business Communication Skills, ESB (Entrepreneurship), IC3 Digital Literacy, IT Specialist, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Project Mgmt Ready, QuickBooks

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

Host

Strand: Certiport

Thursday, November 4, 2021 : 4:00-5:00 pm

General Session

Spotlight Speaker #3 - Representative Janet Yang Rohr –

Topic: 

From Boardroom to Statehouse to Your Classroom:
The SCARF Model for Inclusion and Leadership

Many of our most primitive instincts for survival affect the success and outcomes of our everyday interactions, whether in the private sector, government, or your classrooms. Join State Representative Janet Yang Rohr for an overview of how the SCARF model breaks down these interactions and applies to these settings, bringing new considerations for how you develop our next generation of leaders in your classroom.

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 8:00-9:05 am

Opening General Session

Conference Updates

Spotlight Speaker #4 - Dr. Jason Tanner - Topic: Autism – Living with a Diagnosis During a Global Pandemic and Remote Learning

From a parent’s perspective, Dr. Tanner will provide insights into day-to-day living with two children on the Autism Spectrum. In addition, he will discuss eating habits, educational settings, and more. Also, he will address engaging in the IEP process and securing a diagnosis.

Whether you are an educator at any level with students who learn differently or a parent striving to appreciate your own child(ren)’s education, we will all benefit from a deeper understanding of some of the specifics that parents experience while raising students who are differently abled.

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 9:15-10:15 am

Session 5

Workshop Sessions - 6 Strands. Individual Session Names, Presenters and Descriptions listed below.

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 9:15-10:15 am

Checkbook? Is That an App? Understanding 21st Century Financial Literacy with EVERFI

Banks aren’t always buildings, phones are sometimes wallets, and your babysitter prefers an app to cash. Financial services are changing. Shouldn’t financial literacy? In this session attendees will explore refreshed personal financial literacy and economics resources on the free EVERFI platform. EVERFI now offers five digital financial capability resources for high schools. Attendees will explore simulations, problem-solving activities, and offline extensions within each of the resources, and build a plan for classroom implementation.

Presenter: Jonathan Barnes & Rachel Henry (EverFi)

Host: Jackie Irwin

Strand: Accounting/Finance

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 9:15-10:15 am

Fast Pitch StartUp Bootcamp Part 2: Ideation/Concept Creation and Prototyping/Testing

Having a strong idea isn’t enough. You need to know how to organize your thoughts so that your idea can be pitched more clearly. In Part 2 of the StartUp Bootcamp, you will learn the components of and skills necessary for a great pitch. Then, you will be able to take this information back to your own classrooms to share with your students.

Presenter: Glenn Earl, Clark Hallpike, & Spartan Project - Student Club for Entrepreneurship and SkillsUSA (Elgin Community College)

Host: Patrick Able

Strand: Entrepreneurship

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 9:15-10:15 am

Multicultural Activities Found in a Briefcase—Exploring Cultures in the Classroom

Do you want to engage your students in learning about themselves
and different cultures? This session will give you activities to engage your
students, which involve team building. Your students will learn a variety of useful international phrases, find out what they have in common with other students, discover international foods, identify different holidays celebrated around the world, research and share the meaning of your name, create multicultural art projects, and more. Join this session to gain activities and games ready for you to use in your classroom. Inspire your students and yourself to continue learning about others and themselves.

Presenter: Linda Conniff (Elgin Community College

Host: Theresa Rees

Strand: Management

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 9:15-10:15 am

Tools for Marketing in an Age of Social Media Influence

Do your students want to be influencers? While the influencer lifestyle may look easy and glamorous, the reality is, it's a lot of work; and there are genuine skills involved with the end product. More importantly, today's businesses rely on social media to connect with their customers more than ever. So how do we provide students the skills to become an influencer, or more likely, a business's social media manager? In this session, we will explore a set of online tools that are available to teachers and students that can prepare them to become social media experts!

Presenter: Ben Sondgeroth (Learning Technology Center of Illinois)

Host: Josh Ebbert

Strand: Marketing

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 9:15-10:15 am

3D Printing FUNdamentals

Is your district wanting to add 3D printing to the curriculum? Does your district currently have a 3D printer that’s just not being used effectively in the classroom? Join us for an informative session on the basics of 3D printing and 3D printers. We will explore the fundamentals of 3D printing, the best printers for education, the software and apps needed for successful printing, how to plan for a 3D printing space, and some curriculum integration essentials. 3D printing has SO many real-world, practical applications and can be easily integrated across the curriculum. Come see how!

Presenter: Joe Cipfl (Learning Technology Center of Illinois)

Host: Heidi Eaton

Strand: Technology

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 9:15-10:15 am

An Overview of Super Strategies to Support Special Populations

Join ICSPS as we provide an overview of our Super Strategies for Perkins V Special Populations. We will share support strategies and services that can be used by secondary and postsecondary systems. Methods for recruiting and informing students about CTE programs also will be discussed.

Presenter: Aime'e Julian & Brittany Boston (Illinois State University)

Host: Christine Bell

Strand: Professional Development

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 10:30-11:30 am

Session 6

Workshop Sessions - 6 Strands. Individual Session Names, Presenters and Descriptions listed below.

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 10:30-11:30 am

New Ideas for Personal Finance

Are you looking for ways to engage students in their learning process? This session will provide a variety of resources and approaches that can be used in a personal finance/financial literacy course.

Presenter: Dr. Julie Chadd (Eastern Illinois University)

Host: Josh Ebbert

Strand: Accounting/Finance

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 10:30-11:30 am

Fast Pitch StartUp Bootcamp Part 3: Lights, Camera, Action - Fast Pitch Demonstrations and Evaluations

Pitching is a key skill of every successful entrepreneur. How do you communicate your business clearly to employees, customers, and investors? What are some common pitching mistakes that make you look inexperienced? What is the best way to pitch your business? After a brief overview of the process and how your students will benefit from preparing and presenting fast pitches of their own, Spartan Project members will demonstrate various fast pitches. Then, participants will help evaluate how successful the presentations are as a way to deepen understanding of this crucial entrepreneurial skill.

Presenter: Glenn Earl, Clark Hallpike, & Spartan Project - Student Club for Entrepreneurship and SkillsUSA (Elgin Community College)

Host: Patrick Able

Strand: Entrepreneurship

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 10:30-11:30 am

Thinking Bigger: Cultural Intelligence, Building Cultural Fluency

This session will provide interactive cultural intelligence tools and techniques to enrich courses and to build students’ cultural fluency. The first step to having students (and educators too) think bigger is the awareness of their own global citizenship.

Presenter: Barbara Ribbens (Illinois State University)

Host: Jason Tanner

Strand: Management

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 10:30-11:30 am

What Working in the Salesforce Ecosystem Looks Like and Opportunities It Affords Educators and More!

Salesforce is the world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. This cloud-based software company, headquartered in San Francisco, provides a complementary suite of enterprise applications focused on customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development. Become a Trailblazer, and find out what free resources this company provides.

Presenter: Dorian Earl (Development Consulting Partners, LLC)

Host: Jackie Irwin

Strand: Marketing

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 10:30-11:30 am

Closing the Achievement Gap with Culturally-Relevant, Technology-Based Activities

In response to addressing the existing achievement gap, a plethora of educational technologies have emerged to address social and cultural issues. Educational technology can be used to help identify topics within students' experiences and build on topical knowledge to explain significance in social justice issues, research, awareness and self-efficacy. Come discover how to incorporate culture throughout design and development by using Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). TPACK aides' teachers in understanding interrelationships between technology, pedagogy, and content. By coupling these concepts behind instruction design and educational technology projects, participants will promote engagement and learning in the classroom.

Presenter: Dr. Patrice C. Boyles (Chicago State University)

Host: Ryan O'Shea

Strand: Technology

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 10:30-11:30 am

Tech Tools for Accessibility

Technology has afforded schools the opportunity to provide services for students who need extra support in their learning. While these tools can be used in a special-education environment, they also have great impact for ALL students. Join us as we explore what tools are available for devices using Google Chrome.

Presenter: Ben Sondgeroth (Learning Technology Center of Illinois)

Host: Theresa Rees

Strand: Professional Development

Friday, November 5, 2021 : 11:45 am-1:15 pm

Closing General Session

Business Meeting

Introduction of 2022 Fall Conference

Passing of the Gavel

Featured Speaker - Mr. Bill Wooditch - Topic: Always Forward!

A common thread that binds every successful individual to greatness is found in their ability to navigate the future with certainty. Their secret is part psychology and understanding the past as a guide, which we often refer to today as data.

The hard-won lessons structured in Bill’s keynote are designed to shorten the distance between where you are now and where you are determined to go in the future. By applying these lessons, you can create the foundation for a rewarding life if you are willing to face fear and become compelled to move forward—“Always Forward.”

In this program, Bill will educate attendees on the psychological adjustments needed to invoke the leader within themselves and others around them. In addition, he will share the strategies and tactics that will demonstrate how this philosophy can shift negative situations into positive ones. This content-rich keynote includes strategies to overcome self-imposed limits and raise the bar of personal aspiration, all while learning that happiness is not an event; it’s a process.

Aime'e Julian

Director

Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Barbara Ribbens

Director

Carson and Iris Varner International Business Institute

Ben Sondgeroth

Lead Regional EdTech Coordinator

Learning Technology Center of Illinois

Bill Wooditch

CEO

The Wooditch Group

Brittany Boston

Associate Director for Equity and Outreach

Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Carol Brooks

Executive Director

Career Development System

Clark Hallpike

Professor

Elgin Community College

Dorian Earl

Founder

Development Consulting Partners, LLC

Gary Hutchinson

Executive Director

Illinois Business Education Association

Glenn Earl

Professor

Elgin Community College

Heidi Eaton

Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Elgin Community College

Janet Yang Rohr

State Representative

Illinois House of Representatives

Jason Tanner

Professor of Business

John A. Logan College

Jennifer Stubblefield

Certiport Customer Success Manager

Certiport, a PearsonVue Company

Joe Cipfl

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator

Learning Technology Center of Illinois

Jonathan Barnes

K-12 Implementation Specialist

EVERFI

Julie Chadd

Professor - Teaching, Learning, and Foundations

Eastern Illinois University

Justin Barker

Regional Manager

Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business

Karen Drage

Public Information

Illinois Business Education Association

Karen Lockhart

Principal Consultant, Finance & Business Services

Illinois State Board of Education

Linda Conniff

Professor of Business

Elgin Community College

Maddy Trimble

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Illinois State University

Maggey Szyfer

Financial Advisor

Wells Fargo Advisors

Marci Johnson

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Casey-Westfield Jr-Sr High School

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Illinois Math and Science Academy

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