Registration is open for the 2016 T.I.C.L conference! Representatives from Northwest AEA and Prairies Lakes AEA have been planning for the summer conference. The conference will again be at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The dates for the conference are June 20 - 22, 2016.

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This year's featured speaker is Keynote Vicki Davis. Vicki is a full-time classroom teacher and an IT Director at a small school in Georgia. Everyday, she teaches Keyboarding to grade 8, Computer Fundamentals to grade 9, and Introduction to Computer Science to grade 10. She also coaches K-12 teachers on how to effectively use technology to reach every child in their classroom.

Top Education Blog
Vicki Davis has been writing the Cool Cat Teacher blog for over 10 years and has been an Edublog award finalist for Best Teacher Blog for the last nine. This blog is listed in the top 50 blogs in education and has more than 100,000 unique visitors who read this blog each month. Global Collaborative Pioneer. Vicki is well known for her creation of more than twenty global collaborative projects including the Flat Classroom Project which won ISTE’s Online Learning Award in 2006 and the MAD About Mattering Project in 2016. Popular Speaker.

Vicki is known for her speeches on differentiating instruction, being an excellent 21st-century educator, and education technology that improves student achievement. Her work with classrooms across the world has taken her and her students around the world- to China, India, Qatar, Dubai, Hawaii and here in the continental US where she has keynoted conferences in 23 states and hosted countless webinars.

Author of three books
Vicki’s books Reinventing Writing and Flattening Classrooms and Engaging Minds empower teachers to connect their students to technology and the world. Anyone who signs up for her email list can download her free eBook 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win.

Technology and Innovative Leader
Vicki is a Discovery STAR educator and a Google Certified Innovator. She has spoken at Google, Microsoft, and other technology companies about innovative classroom technology use. Her classroom was named one of the most top 10 Financially Literate classrooms in the US by the H&R Block Budget Challenge in 2014.

Vicki’s mission is to help as many children as possible by helping their teachers understand them, reach them, and make their classrooms an incredible place to learn. She has a special interest with kids who struggle and has two of her own children who have learning differences. She knows the challenges of helping kids succeed who learn differently and wants to help more parents and teachers reach kids who don’t find learning easy.