Forward Edge is IETC Bound!

Are you as pumped as we are for IETC 2022?! The team at Forward Edge is ecstatic for another opportunity to get one-on-one networking and learning experiences at the BOS Center in Springfield. On November 2nd-4th, PreK-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Tech Coordinators are coming together to enjoy three days of collaborative learning. 
Our team is gearing up for the finest tech conference that the great state of Illinois has to offer. Going on for 29 years, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC) has provided countless schools with instructional practices, digital tools and resources, technology integration strategies, and the latest industry trends.

What Forward Edge Brings to the Table 

Talk to our Cybersecurity experts about Best Practices to secure your school district. Education is one of the most vulnerable and targeted industries out there and as an K-12 education-focused cyber solution, we’re here to help!

Bring Your PD a “Spark of Joy” with Edge•U badges! 

“Edge•U has given teachers the ability to make personalized decisions about their professional learning, while giving our admin team data to measure their progress and growth…” -Dave Gibson, Superintendent at Felicity-Franklin.

Stop by our booth to discuss how Edge•U can bring Professional Learning within your district to new heights!

Join us November 2nd, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm, in listening to Jill DuBois, Professional Learning Guide with Edge•U, as she presents “Bring Your PD a ‘Spark of Joy’ with Edge•U Badges!”. Jill will be discussing the program that was developed by teachers for teachers in the hopes to provide purposeful means to directly impact student success as well as support educators with the challenges they face every day in a rapidly changing world. 

With the current challenges in education, this session will bring promising pathways to close the digital divide and engage educators of all skill levels in the development of education-technology skills and instructional leadership

Jill DuBois has served in educational spaces as an elementary teacher for over 20 years and is the COO (Chief Optimistic Originator) of Imparted Joy, LLC and is a published author/illustrator of several children’s books. Her passion is to spark joy with intentional purpose, focusing on opportunities to elevate others! She resides in Clearwater, FL with her family + sweet Piper Lou.

The keynote event is given by Dr. Monica Burns giving a presentation onEdtech Essentials: Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments, Matt Miller hosting The Attention Switch, and the LTC Team presenting onEdtech Share. We are more than excited to see what these speakers have in store for us. 

But wait, there’s more! IETC also has special events, including their Tech Leader Summit, where everyone will get a chance to brainstorm on how to empower technology departments over all of the Illinois school districts. The fun continues later that day with the IETC Social. Drinks, appetizers, games, and this year’s special Battle Decks will all be present at this year’s party. 

Secure your spot today at this year’s conference, and be sure to see us at booth 104 and 105 to learn about all things Edge•U Badges and Cybersecurity Solutions from Forward Edge!