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From Science Fiction to Classroom Reality: Using Transformative Technologies to Enhance Learning

Monday, July 31
8:00 am - 9:00 am CT
Room: Eagle Ballroom

Join us for an electrifying keynote on the practical use of transformative technologies in the classroom! From The Jetsons’ flying cars to Star Trek’s communicators and “computer”, pop culture has long teased us with visions of a technology-driven future, and today’s students are living that dream with access to cutting-edge tools like virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence. But how can we harness the power of these technologies to create truly transformative learning experiences?

In this session, we’ll explore practical strategies for using these technologies to enhance student engagement, critical thinking, and creativity. We’ll discover how virtual and augmented reality can transport students to new worlds, how robotics can bring coding to life, and how artificial intelligence can personalize learning like never before. Get ready to be inspired, energized, and empowered to take your teaching to the next level!

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Ben leads the LTC’s RETC team and facilitates ongoing professional learning events for teachers, administrators, and technology staff in northern Illinois.