Over 400 students and teachers from over 100 schools in Illinois shared examples and stories of innovative uses of technology and digital learning during TECH 2018, ICE’s annual advocacy event held at the State Capitol Building in Springfield.
On May 10th, Governor Rauner, Kirk Lonbom, Secretary of the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology, Senator Cunningham, and Representative Unes shared opening remarks in support of technology’s role in transforming education, preparing students for college and careers, and addressing equity gaps across Illinois. Their sentiments were echoed by the many state representatives and senators that visited with students throughout the day.
We appreciated the substantial support from legislators, Governor Rauner and his office staff as well as Secretary Lonbom. The true highlight of the day was the students who engaged their elected officials, inviting them to see meaningful learning through a student’s perspective. Check out the TECH 2018 photo slideshow and media coverage from the event for a first-hand look at the day's events.
Examples of innovation abound in our schools and look forward to sharing even more stories of digital learning, empowered students, and future ready classrooms at TECH 2019.