OCTOBER 2017
"Ways We Get Better" #ICEilchat tomorrow ~
Thursday, October 26th at 8:00 PM CST
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative innovation, and laughing at himself. A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Rushton founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of hundreds of short videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org .

The author of two books, Making Your School Something Special and Making Your Teaching Something Special , Rushton works with schools around the world to make them more personally and professionally satisfying places for everyone. His graduate research at Stanford University included using speech recognition technology with beginning students of Japanese in computer-based role-playing scenarios for developing language skills. In the 1990's his work with teenagers at a high school in California led him to begin using internet and video technologies to make learning more active, helping him reach students who had struggled under more traditional approaches.

Rushton has trained teachers globally, and in 2017 created The 5-Day Teacher Challenge , which thousands of teachers have used to raise their game (and have fun doing so)! A regular presenter at national and international conferences, his fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, and professional perspectives of teachers at all levels.

Be sure to join us this Thursday, October 26th at 8pm CST #ICEilchat
Upcoming Events
#ICEilchat with Rushton Hurley
"Ways We Get Better"
October 28th, 2017
8:00 PM

October 30th, 2017
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Leading Transformation Symposium Hosted by ICE Partners CDW-G and Microsoft
November 2, 2017
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

ICE Mini-grant Winners Announced
November 6th, 2017

November 7th, 2017
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

November 7th, 2017
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Educator of the Year Nominations OPEN
November 8th, 2017

November 13th, 2017
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

November 18th, 2017
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
#ICE18 Update
#ICE18 Attendee Registration
We are excited to announce that #ICE18 program session schedules are posted! Workshops, breakout sessions and snapshot sessions are available to view at  https://ice18conference.sched.com .

Don't forget to check out our All-Star Speaker Lineup! Our All-Star sessions will be posted on Sched in the near future as well. All updates and changes to the schedule will be reflected in Sched so be sure to check it often.

As a reminder, registration is OPEN! You must register at  conference.iceberg.org   and choose your workshop as an add-on at that time.
#ICE18 All-Star Speaker Lineup
#ICE18 Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitor registration is now open for the 2018 ICE Conference to be held February 26-28, 2018. Exhibit at #ICE18 and showcase your product to more than 3,600 unique education professionals in and around Illinois.
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