Join us as we explore technology’s impact on today’s students and their developing brains. Along the way, we’ll dig into other contributing factors to the current student mental health crisis and what we, as educators, can do to make positive changes at school that impact our student’s overall well-being.
About Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center, serving the east central region. She facilitates professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and technology staff that support digital teaching and learning. Holly also provides onsite and remote workshops and networking events at an ROE or a school district, including professional development workshops for in-service days.
Holly is passionate about helping educators feel more confident, creative in their instruction, and motivated and excited to use technology with their students. Holly is a 15-year veteran of the education field, which has included stints as a secondary-level English teacher and a high school library media specialist. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in Providence, RI, a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, and certified teacher and counselor credentials. She holds further professional certifications, including as a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).
Contact Holly with questions and inquiries if your district is in any of these counties: Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Champaign, Vermillion, Piatt, Macon, Edgar, Douglas, Coles, Moultrie, Clark, Cumberland, Shelby, Christian, Montgomery, Crawford, Jasper, Effingham, Fayette, Bond, Lawrence, Richland, Clay.
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Holly’s Upcoming Events
Become part of a networking group centered on your role in education and technology!
Amidst the festive December spirit, let’s unwrap a gift that keeps giving – a clutter-free digital life! Join us for a joyful session tailored for educators as we embark on a journey to declutter your digital world.
Discuss challenges, ask questions, and share experiences with other library media specialists from across Illinois during each month’s online meeting.
Whether you’re new to edtech or a seasoned expert, you have a voice at this table. Join us each month and walk away better prepared to support technology in your district.
This workshop will provide you a structured protocol for planning, designing, and fully stocking your makerspace to best meet the needs of YOUR students at YOUR school. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, we’ll share the questions you need to be asking and the research you’ll want to complete in order to tailor the space to your needs.
Esports in Education: 5 Steps to Start a Club or Team
Ready to press “start” on your school’s esports program? Here are 5 steps you can take toward launching an engaging and stable esports club or team at your school:
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE): Is it worth all the hard work?
Many educators overlook the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert certification because their school uses Google or Apple products. But MIEE has a lot to offer all educators, regardless of which apps they use. Here are 8
Prioritizing your Mental Health with Summer Self-Care
With summer starting, now is a great time for all educators to perform a mental health check-in. Along the way, you should also consider adding new self-care routines to your life, both now and for