Are you interested in being a presenter?

We're continually seeking new presentations. This year there are two options, the standard 50 minutes sessions and, new this year, the more casual poster session opportunity. If you're interested in presenting at a 50 minute session...

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Or a poster presenter?

If you are willing to share in a poster session, we are actively recruiting teachers willing to share a successful technology-infused project in a more casual environment manner with other TICL attendees. A poster session is an opportunity to share with others in an informal setting, somewhat like show and tell. A good poster session centers on one main theme, presents useful information, and stimulates discussion. During the last hour of lunch on Monday and Tuesday, individual tables will be available for you to show posters, handouts and/or sample student work. No formal presentation is needed, just the desire to engage in conversation with others. As attendees finish with lunch, they will be free to move from table to table to hear about the projects. Help make TICL even better by presenting a poster session...

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About TICL

Learn more about the TICL Conference & discover why you should attend.

The 7th Annual TICL Conference

We have an exciting and informative conference planned for 2015. Keynote speakers, Tony Vincent and Michael Gorman and featured AT speaker is Mark Coppin., will motivate you to refresh your teaching techniques and enrich your students’ learning using the latest technology.

The 2015 TICL Conference offers many fun and informative opportunities to connect with peers and experts who share your commitment – and your challenges. Teachers, technology directors and administrators will all benefit from this conference.

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Policies & Finance

Administration Leadership

Technical Maintenance

Classroom Implementation

Class Information

Technology Integration & Instruction for the 21st Century Learner, (TICL 2015) (Class 7492)

Credit Information

Drake University Grad Credit: $140

Licensure Renewal: $60

Paraeducator Credit: $30

Class Registration


Motivate & refresh your teaching techniques!

Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman, is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University’s. He has partnered with ISTE and various educational, governmental, and business organizations and foundations. He oversees a one to one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also a consultant for Discovery Education, ISTE, My Big Campus, PBS Learning Media, and November Learning. He is also on the National Faculty for BIE (BUCK Institute) and an Adviser for Tech & Learning Magazine. Mike’s awards have included district Teacher of the Year and Indiana state Teacher of the Year semi-finalist. He has also been awarded Indiana STEM Educator of the Year, Advocate for Johns Hopkins University. and was recently awarded the honor of being one of Microsoft’s 365 Global Education Heroes. Mike has presented at NECC and ISTE in Washington DC, Denver, CO, Philadelphia, PA, and San Diego, CA. Other presentations include Alan November’s “Building Learning Communities ” in Boston, the National Middle School Conference in Indianapolis, CELL’s Education Transformation Conference also in Indianapolis, the Illinois Computer Conferences in Chicago and St Charles, Illinois, the National STEM Institute in Washington DC, and NCA, CUE, MEC, ICE, FETC, and IMLEA in Indianapolis. He has participated in Project VISM at James Madison University and Project Lead The Way at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

His pursuit of 21st century learning has included leading an Indiana ISTE state delegation on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, presenting at the Indiana State Rotunda Day for technology, and participation in efforts to initiate a PBL organization for middle schools in Indiana. He has also moderated and presented webinars through The BUCK Institute, ISTE, ICE, Indiana DOE, PBS Learning Media, and Discovery Education. Mike also provides professional development across the country for PBL, STEM, and technology integration through the BUCK Institute, November Learning, and Discovery Education. He was recently included in the book “Who Owns The Learning” authored by Alan November and authored a cover story on Digital Citizenship for Tech and Learning Magazine. Mike maintains his award winning 21centuryedtech Blog and also posts articles at Tech and Learning Magazine and November Learning. He is a current vice-president for SIGOL (ISTE) and the communication chair for ICE in Indiana Most of all, Mike continues to advocate for teachers and students while concentrating efforts at transforming education and bringing 21st Century Skills to every classroom.


Global Hero Award

Mark Coppin

Mark Coppin is the Director of Assistive Technology at the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, ND where he coordinates the provision of assistive technology services for the Center. He also provides technology evaluations and consultation services throughout North Dakota. Mark has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences on such topics as technology and teaching, special education, assistive technology, mobile devices in education, and autism. Mark holds a bachelor's degree in speech communications and special education and a master’s degree in educational media design and technology. In 2009, Mark was named an Apple Distinguished Educator, and served on their advisory board from 2009­2012 His leadership was instrumental in the Anne Carlsen Center’s selection as an Apple Distinguished School for 2012­2015 In 2013, Coppin was one of 10 educators recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House.


Meet our committee & get comfortable!


Find the conference & a place to stay!

Buena Vista University

Harold Walter Siebens School of Business

Siebens Forum

College Ave

Storm Lake, IA


King's Pointe Outdoor Waterpark

1520 E Lakeshore Dr

Storm Lake, IA


Super 8 Storm Lake

101 W Milwaukee Ave

Storm Lake, IA


Buena Vista Dorm Room

Buena Vista Unieversity

Storm Lake, IA

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866.540.3858 ext 2052

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