Midwest Principals' CenterAn Approved Illinois Professional Development and CEU Provider

Be the Change: Transforming Learning in Your School”

Administrators’ Academy #987—Educational Technology: Black Hole or Bright Light
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October 22, 2015

We live in a world that is constantly changing and connecting through creative and collaborative new technologies, media, and communications.  This has changed the way we teach and learn.  It has changed our spaces within libraries and schools. And it has changed the way we, as learners, makers and teachers, connect with each other and the world.  In this presentation, Shannon McClintock Miller will explore these changes in education and within the library while giving the participants a foundation to bring creative,    collaborative, and new experiences and learning to your school community while connecting outside of the walls to the world. You will be inspired and motivated to be the change and a connected, creative, and   collaborative educator too.

  • Be inspired to Be The Change that you can be within education and to the students, teachers, and school communities they are part of.
  • Reflect on how new technologies, media, and communications can change your space and practice.
  • Explore how digital tools and social networks can be used to create, collaborate, and connect our learners to themselves, each other, and others around the world.
  • Develop a network as a connected educator that can bring others to yourself and your students, teachers, and schools.
  • Examine the maker movement and all of the wonderful tools and change it can bring to our young people and education.

Shannon Miller, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. She is also the Skype Education Ambassador.  She speaks and consults in Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others. Shannon is part of the Best Keynote group. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and   enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. Shannon serves on AASL Best  Websites committee and STEM Task Force and many  advisory boards. 

In 2011,Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award and was chosen to be part of the SLJ New Leaders Program in 2012. In 2013,she was named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50 featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the featured Connected Educators with the Connected Educators projects partnered with the US Department of Education. In 2014,Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

*Shannon McClintock Miller is a featured presenter at the “What Great Educators Do Differently 2015 Conference” in Chicago this Oct. 2015.

Medinah Shrine Center, 550 North Shriners Drive, Addison, IL

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:30 am  Lunch is provided.


Program Fees (includes required Processing Fee for AAC/PD))

Individual Member or Partner District Member $210

Non-Member/Non-Partner $290