The 23rd Annual NICE MiniCon takes place on Saturday, January 28, at Niles North High School in Skokie. Pre-Registration is open at www.niceminicon.org, and walk-in registration will also be available on the day-of the conference. This year we’re featuring a keynote by School Librarian Journal’s 2016 Librarian of the year, Todd Burleson, along with more than 50 sessions, a Student Innovation Space, a raffle, breakfast, and a Pizza After Party. Don’t miss out this excellent PD opportunity at an outstanding price (still only $5)! Invite your colleagues to attend.
Visit our website at www.niceminicon.org and build your Schedule online. We look forward to seeing you there!
Share your expertise with your peers at the NICE miniCon! The NICE miniCon provides a wide range of professional development with sessions ranging from digital storytelling to 1:1 iPad initiatives. Last year, more than 400 educators were in attendance, and 60+ different breakout sessions were offered.
In addition to offering traditional 50 minute breakout sessions, we're also bringing bringing back last year's Innovation Space, now called the Student Innovation Playground! This exciting space will feature various student groups showing off everything from mad maker skills to student tech support programs. These sessions will also be 50 minutes long and rotate throughout the conference. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their accomplishments and practice for any future SIT conferences they may attend!
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Niles North HS in Skokie, IL.
In this free workshop, exclusively for NICE members, we'll review the various Google certifications available to educators: Level 1, Level 2, Certified Trainer and Certified Innovator. We will hear from various educators on how they obtained their certifications and any advice they have on procuring them. Next, we'll take a deep dive into a certification of your choice. You’ll be led by a Google Certified educator with that designated certification. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will be on your way towards obtaining the certification, and we will create a NICE community where you can connect and share your journey with your peers. PDCs will be available.
Join us at the next NICE Meeting, for “BreakoutEDU” on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m at the Carleton Washburne School, 515 Hibbard, Winnetka, IL. There is no charge to attend and a FREE light dinner is included. See details and directions in our NICE News.
BreakoutEDU games teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and can be used in all content areas. At this meeting you will have an opportunity to experience a BreakoutEDU activity, as well as gain resources and strategies for creating your own! Will you be able to escape?
Back to school with NICE at the Share-A-Rama didn't disappoint! Attendees learned both fun and productive tips for integrating technology in learning and personal productivity: new features in Google, student response tools, fonts for struggling readers, and more! Review the list here.
You are invited to join your colleagues for an afternoon of sharing at our "Share-a-Rama," on Tuesday, September 13 at Shepard Middle School in Deerfield. There is no charge to attend and a FREE light dinner is included. See details and directions in our NICE News.
Have you considered leading a workshop at the ICE Conference (or encouraging others in your school or district to submit a proposal)? The deadline for submitting ICE Conference workshop proposals is Sept. 15.