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Saturday, February 10
 

8:00am

Check-In
Conference Check-In begins at 8:00.

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

8:30am

Opening Session With Keynote
Conference kicks off at 8:30A. Hear about a few details for the upcoming day and meet out keynote speakers (who will be giving additional presentations during the conference).

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Artificial Intelligence Introduction
Amazon Echo and Google Home are neat devices using artificial intelligence. The presentation will introduce basic knowledge of artificial intelligence and real life examples. It will also share future trends of this technology and how it impacts our lives.


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A
Whether you want to learn more about Clean Minecraft Videos, use the website yourself, or learn how YOU could build a website and app, stop-in to Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A with this morning's Keynote speakers, Scotty and Mitchell!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2605 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Cybersecurity: Don't Let the Villians In
Learn how to protect yourself from cyber villians in this interactive presentation that includes a informative and fun game.


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 3002 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Design Your Own Video Game
Do you love video games? If so, join us as we share how to create your own 13-bit pixel video game with Bloxels!


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Hospitality Room
Stop into this room for help choosing/finding sessions. Water, snack and more available!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Lego Drones - Build Your Own
Preregistration required (additional fee was charged). Participants build their own mini Lego drone from scratch; this hands-on session introduces electronics and soldering. Have a great time developing new technology skills while building a Lego quadcopter! Each participant (who paid the additional fee) will take home his or her drone at the end of the conference.


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am

9:10am

Make Your Own Animations With Frames
Would you like to make your own animation? With the Frames Program you can make your own animated movie! You can animate your own pictures or you can get them from the Frames gallery. You can also add music or narriation to your animations too!


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1402 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Minecraft Survival Tips
Survival tips on how to make it through your first night in Minecraft!


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1404 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Movie: Moana
Join us to watch a part of Moana, a computer animated, musical adventure film!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1401 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1005 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Retro Game Competition
Level up with us by playing retro computer games - let's see who has the high score at the end of the conference!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Robotic Arm
Learn all about a hydraulic controlled cardboard robotic arm!


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Robotics With Dash and Dot
Learn robotics by programming with Dash and Dot

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

SIT Logo 2018 Design Contest (Hands-On)
Help design a logo for SIT 2019, where the conference theme will be "Ready SIT Go!" We'll provide the computer lab, software and instruction if desired or the paper, crayons, markers, glue, glitter and more; you provide the creativity!


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2607 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

STEM Challenge: Parachutes!
Using various material can you create the lightest, efficient  parachute to land your package safely? Learn the design process through this discovery STEM process.  

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 3003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

The World of 3D Printing
Explore the options of 3D printing & demo how easy it is to 3D print items on your own!


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Video Yourself In A News Broadcast
During this hands on session you'll have the opportunity to participate in a mock television news broadcast!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Virtual Reality (VR) Demonstration - Star Wars Trials on Tatooine
Explanation of how virtual reality systems work. During the presentation, one volunteer will be selected to experience the virtual world of Tatooine. The volunteer will help Han Solo and R2-D2 repair the Millennium Falcon and defend it from Imperial Storm Troopers using a virtual lightsaber. [NOTE: MOVED FROM WDC 3601 TO WDC 1601]

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Game Maker
Work on how to program your own Mario levels and then play. You will learn new ways to level up!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
WDC 2007 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Minecraft Challenge (Hands-On)
Join us for a statewide hands-on Minecraft challenge during a double session! Each SIT site will choose a local building for their contestants to recreate. Builds will be completed individually and then judged. Win prizes! Contestants will be divided into the following grade groups: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. (Note: Plan to use YOUR Minecraft account for this competition; there will be limited conference accounts available.)

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
WDC 2601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Space Mission 1 (Hands-On)
Preregistration required (no fee was charged). Preregistered participants will visit the Challenger Learning Center and enjoy being part of a mission into outer space. Because this is a double session, you will have the opportunity to eat your snack at the CLC! Your crew will meet at the East doors on the first floor of the Workforce Development Center immediately after the Opening session at 9:00A.


Saturday February 10, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
WDC East Door Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:40am

Snack Break
Find a snack table, grab a snack bag and bottle of water. Enjoy!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 9:40am - 10:30am
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Artificial Intelligence Introduction
Amazon Echo and Google Home are neat devices using artificial intelligence. The presentation will introduce basic knowledge of artificial intelligence and real life examples. It will also share future trends of this technology and how it impacts our lives.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A
Whether you want to learn more about Clean Minecraft Videos, use the website yourself, or learn how YOU could build a website and app, stop-in to Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A with this morning's Keynote speakers, Scotty and Mitchell!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2605 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Cybersecurity: Don't Let the Villians In
Learn how to protect yourself from cyber villians in this interactive presentation that includes a informative and fun game.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 3002 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Drones: The Unknown Future
Our presentation is a hands-on learning experience. First, we will take the audience to slides that show how the drones help the world and show them some flying tutorials. We will give the audience the chance to fly and drive the drones that we present on.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1404 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

E-Sports: What You Will Need to Know
Learn about E-Sports-Video games played competitively like your favorite sports. Learn how to start a club or team at your middle or high school.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Hologram How-To
Holograms are cool! Come to this session to learn how to make your custom hologram.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Hospitality Room
Stop into this room for help choosing/finding sessions. Water, snack and more available!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Lego Drones - Build Your Own
Preregistration required (additional fee was charged). Participants build their own mini Lego drone from scratch; this hands-on session introduces electronics and soldering. Have a great time developing new technology skills while building a Lego quadcopter! Each participant (who paid the additional fee) will take home his or her drone at the end of the conference.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Make Your Own Animations With Frames
Would you like to make your own animation? With the Frames Program you can make your own animated movie! You can animate your own pictures or you can get them from the Frames gallery. You can also add music or narriation to your animations too!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1402 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Movie: Moana
Join us to watch a part of Moana, a computer animated, musical adventure film!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1401 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1005 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Retro Game Competition
Level up with us by playing retro computer games - let's see who has the high score at the end of the conference!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Robotic Arm
Learn all about a hydraulic controlled cardboard robotic arm!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

SIT Logo 2018 Design Contest (Hands-On)
Help design a logo for SIT 2019, where the conference theme will be "Ready SIT Go!" We'll provide the computer lab, software and instruction if desired or the paper, crayons, markers, glue, glitter and more; you provide the creativity!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2607 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

STEM Challenge: Parachutes!
Using various material can you create the lightest, efficient  parachute to land your package safely? Learn the design process through this discovery STEM process.  

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 3003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

The World of 3D Printing
Explore the options of 3D printing & demo how easy it is to 3D print items on your own!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Video Yourself In A News Broadcast
During this hands on session you'll have the opportunity to participate in a mock television news broadcast!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Virtual Reality (VR) Demonstration - Star Wars Trials on Tatooine
Explanation of how virtual reality systems work. During the presentation, one volunteer will be selected to experience the virtual world of Tatooine. The volunteer will help Han Solo and R2-D2 repair the Millennium Falcon and defend it from Imperial Storm Troopers using a virtual lightsaber. [NOTE: MOVED FROM WDC 3601 TO WDC 1601]

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Building Blocks of a Website
Click! You're onto another website. Almost everyday, the average American interacts with a few of the 1.24 billion websites browsing the internet. But how are there so many in just a few years, and how are more popping up daily?


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A
Whether you want to learn more about Clean Minecraft Videos, use the website yourself, or learn how YOU could build a website and app, stop-in to Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A with this morning's Keynote speakers, Scotty and Mitchell!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2605 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Coding With Bloxel
Anything you can imagine, you can now build with Bloxel.  You don't need to understand fancy code and own super expensive computer programs to make video games anymore! All it takes is your Bloxels Gameboard, some blocks, and your imagination.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 3002 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Coding With Lightbot
Learn how to code by solving puzzles!! In this fun session you will learn how to use coding concepts like sequences, procedures, loops and conditions.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2606 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Destructive Electronics
Destroy electronic items and see what makes them go.  Identify components , assembly techniques, and operations of a device as we dissect it. You will get to destroy electronic items in this hands-on session!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Drones: The Unknown Future
Our presentation is a hands-on learning experience. First, we will take the audience to slides that show how the drones help the world and show them some flying tutorials. We will give the audience the chance to fly and drive the drones that we present on.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1404 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Hospitality Room
Stop into this room for help choosing/finding sessions. Water, snack and more available!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Introduction to Video Editing
This presentation will introduce you to video editing!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1402 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Mission Mindstorms: An Introduction to Lego Mindstorms
Join us for a thrilling ride of Mindstorm Mayhem! In this class students will explore the basics of Lego Mindstorms EV3 by a fun, hands-on learning experience as they build and program their way through a basic obstacle course to complete a secret mission. Whether you're familiar with Lego Mindstorms or completely new to it, this class is guaranteed to make for an educational and fun learning experience like no other!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Movie: Moana
Join us to watch a part of Moana, a computer animated, musical adventure film!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1401 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1005 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

QR Codes
Introduction to QR Codes, their uses, and a fun demonstration of how to scan them and view information!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Retro Game Competition
Level up with us by playing retro computer games - let's see who has the high score at the end of the conference!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Rockets, Thermodynamics, and Gravity Physics
We will be giving a description on the science behind rockets and their propellers, and how they will be affected by a planet's gravity


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

SIT Logo 2018 Design Contest (Hands-On)
Help design a logo for SIT 2019, where the conference theme will be "Ready SIT Go!" We'll provide the computer lab, software and instruction if desired or the paper, crayons, markers, glue, glitter and more; you provide the creativity!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2607 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

STEM Challenge: Marble Maze!
Come plan, create and race your friends in this your own marble races. Learn the design process through this discovery STEM process. Famously mediocre prizes will be awarded.

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 3003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Video Yourself In A News Broadcast
During this hands on session you'll have the opportunity to participate in a mock television news broadcast!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Wheelchair Robot
This presentation is about building and programming a wheelchair which can find its way to its destination.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Can You Escape Our Lock Box?
Find out what a lock box is and solve your own!


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:50am
WDC 3603 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Game Maker
Work on how to program your own Mario levels and then play. You will learn new ways to level up!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:50am
WDC 2007 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Minecraft Challenge (Hands-On)
Join us for a statewide hands-on Minecraft challenge during a double session! Each SIT site will choose a local building for their contestants to recreate. Builds will be completed individually and then judged. Win prizes! Contestants will be divided into the following grade groups: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. (Note: Plan to use YOUR Minecraft account for this competition; there will be limited conference accounts available.)

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:50am
WDC 2601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Space Mission 2 (Hands-On)
Preregistration required (no fee was charged). Preregistered participants will visit the Challenger Learning Center during this double session and enjoy being part of a mission into outer space. Your crew will meet at the East doors on the first floor of the Workforce Development Center immediately after the Orange session finishes at 10:30A.


Saturday February 10, 2018 10:40am - 11:50am
WDC East Door Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A
Whether you want to learn more about Clean Minecraft Videos, use the website yourself, or learn how YOU could build a website and app, stop-in to Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A with this morning's Keynote speakers, Scotty and Mitchell!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2605 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Coding With Lightbot
Learn how to code by solving puzzles!! In this fun session you will learn how to use coding concepts like sequences, procedures, loops and conditions.


Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2606 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Destructive Electronics
Destroy electronic items and see what makes them go.  Identify components , assembly techniques, and operations of a device as we dissect it. You will get to destroy electronic items in this hands-on session!


Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Evolution of Google
Google is a search engine many use, but don't know much about. We will inform you about the past , present, and future of Google.


Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Hospitality Room
Stop into this room for help choosing/finding sessions. Water, snack and more available!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Mission Mindstorms: An introduction to Lego Mindstorms EV3
Join us for a thrilling ride of Mindstorm Mayhem! In this class students will explore the basics of Lego Mindstorms EV3 by a fun, hands-on learning experience as they build and program their way through a basic obstacle course to complete a secret mission. Whether you're familiar with Lego Mindstorms or completely new to it, this class is guaranteed to make for an educational and fun learning experience like no other!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Movie: Moana
Join us to watch a part of Moana, a computer animated, musical adventure film!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1401 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1005 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

QR Codes
Introduction to QR Codes, their uses, and a fun demonstration of how to scan them and view information!


Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Retro Game Competition
Level up with us by playing retro computer games - let's see who has the high score at the end of the conference!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

SIT Logo 2018 Design Contest (Hands-On)
Help design a logo for SIT 2019, where the conference theme will be "Ready SIT Go!" We'll provide the computer lab, software and instruction if desired or the paper, crayons, markers, glue, glitter and more; you provide the creativity!


Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2607 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

STEM Challenge: Marble Maze!
Come plan, create and race your friends in this your own marble races. Learn the design process through this discovery STEM process. Famously mediocre prizes will be awarded.

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 3003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

The Science of Slime
You've been slimed! A fun class where you'll get to make slime, figure out different kinds of slime and figure out the science of slime. You will learn slime and it's potential possibilities. This is for all ages if you're interested in slime.


Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 3002 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

The Sphero 2.0 and the Ollie
Learn all about the Sphero 2.0 and the Ollie.


Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1402 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Video Yourself In A News Broadcast
During this hands on session you'll have the opportunity to participate in a mock television news broadcast!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Wheelchair Robot
This presentation is about building and programming a wheelchair which can find its way to its destination.


Saturday February 10, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:50am

Lunch
Lunch may be eaten throughout the non-classroom areas of the building; check your namebadge for a reminder of your selection (ham sandwiches available on first floor and turkey sandwiches and veggie wraps served on second floor). This is a great time to turn in SIT Bucks for chances to win prizes

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 11:50am - 12:20pm
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A
Whether you want to learn more about Clean Minecraft Videos, use the website yourself, or learn how YOU could build a website and app, stop-in to Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A with this morning's Keynote speakers, Scotty and Mitchell!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2605 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Creating Your Own YouTube Channel
I'm going to teach you how to get a YouTube channel started and how to manage a channel. I'll also be showing you how I make my videos.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2606 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Introduction
This presention is about CSS to use for website customization.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 3603 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Destructive Electronics
Destroy electronic items and see what makes them go.  Identify components , assembly techniques, and operations of a device as we dissect it. You will get to destroy electronic items in this hands-on session!


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Everything You Need to Know About Drones (Interactive)
This presentation is a group of students DRONING on about... drones! Sit through a short PowerPoint explaining the basics, watch a demonstration, and get to interact with the drones yourself! This awesome hands-on presentation is a great way for kids of any age to get familiar with this super awesome technology. Come see "Everything You Need to Know About Drones (Interactive)" to have a great experience!


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Exploring Astronomy
I will present information on rocketry and how our solar system works. I will also include a hands on activity that relates to rocketry.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1402 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Homemade Hand-Cranked Electric Generator
We will demonstrate how to build a Hand-Cranked Electric Generator and how to operate it. Use this generator to charge your mobile phones and more!


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Hospitality Room
Stop into this room for help choosing/finding sessions. Water, snack and more available!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

How Google Search Works!
Almost all of us have used Google Search at some point in our life but have you ever wondered how it actually works? Join us to learn the inside story about how this innovative invention actually works.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

How to Program With Scratch
Scratch is a program that is interactive. You can make your own game or play someone else's game.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1404 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Get introduced to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it impacts the World today. We will take you to the world of Machine Learning where you can learn about parts of AI, what it is capable of, and how it will impact the 21st Century. As AI is going to be the future, let us sail together in this journey.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Movie: Moana
Join us to watch a part of Moana, a computer animated, musical adventure film!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1401 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1005 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Retro Game Competition
Level up with us by playing retro computer games - let's see who has the high score at the end of the conference!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Speedrunning 101
Introduction into video game speedrunning and how to broadcast your speedrun on the internet.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Spies Among Us
In order to keep our country safe, students will demonstrate their coding, piloting and ciphering abilities in a challence. You will program drones and R2D2 robots to "spy" on potential enemies. Do you think you have what it takes? Join the "Impossible Mission."


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

STEM Challenge: Longest Paper Plate!
Using folding, creative, and a bit of luck, what is the longest piece of paper can you cut from a single paperclip. Learn the design process through this discovery STEM process.  

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 3003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

The Basics of Creating a Website - A Session for Beginners
Most kids think creating a website from scratch is difficult and requires a lot of coding skills and design skills, but that's not the case anymore. Come learn some simple steps to help you create your own website.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Video Yourself In A News Broadcast
During this hands on session you'll have the opportunity to participate in a mock television news broadcast!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Game Maker
Work on how to program your own Mario levels and then play. You will learn new ways to level up!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2007 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Minecraft Challenge (Hands-On)
Join us for a statewide hands-on Minecraft challenge during a double session! Each SIT site will choose a local building for their contestants to recreate. Builds will be completed individually and then judged. Win prizes! Contestants will be divided into the following grade groups: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. (Note: Plan to use YOUR Minecraft account for this competition; there will be limited conference accounts available.)

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:20pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A
Whether you want to learn more about Clean Minecraft Videos, use the website yourself, or learn how YOU could build a website and app, stop-in to Clean Minecraft Videos Q&A with this morning's Keynote speakers, Scotty and Mitchell!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2605 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Creating Your Own YouTube Channel
I'm going to teach you how to get a YouTube channel started and how to manage a channel. I'll also be showing you how I make my videos.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2606 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Introduction
This presention is about CSS to use for website customization.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 3603 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Destructive Electronics
Destroy electronic items and see what makes them go.  Identify components , assembly techniques, and operations of a device as we dissect it. You will get to destroy electronic items in this hands-on session!


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Everything You Need to Know About Drones (Interactive)
This presentation is a group of students DRONING on about... drones! Sit through a short PowerPoint explaining the basics, watch a demonstration, and get to interact with the drones yourself! This awesome hands-on presentation is a great way for kids of any age to get familiar with this super awesome technology. Come see "Everything You Need to Know About Drones (Interactive)" to have a great experience!


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Exploring Astronomy
I will present information on rocketry and how our solar system works. I will also include a hands on activity that relates to rocketry.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1402 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Homemade Hand-Cranked Electric Generator
We will demonstrate how to build a Hand-Cranked Electric Generator and how to operate it. Use this generator to charge your mobile phones and more!


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Hospitality Room
Stop into this room for help choosing/finding sessions. Water, snack and more available!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

How Google Search Works!
Almost all of us have used Google Search at some point in our life but have you ever wondered how it actually works? Join us to learn the inside story about how this innovative invention actually works.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

How to Program With Scratch
Scratch is a program that is interactive. You can make your own game or play someone else's game.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1404 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Movie: Moana
Join us to watch a part of Moana, a computer animated, musical adventure film!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1401 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1005 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Mystery Challenge (Hands-On)
During this session you will complete a MYSTERY project according to the Challenge instructions provided! Prizes awarded for top competitors!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Retro Game Competition
Level up with us by playing retro computer games - let's see who has the high score at the end of the conference!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Speedrunning 101
Introduction into video game speedrunning and how to broadcast your speedrun on the internet.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Spies Among Us
In order to keep our country safe, students will demonstrate their coding, piloting and ciphering abilities in a challence. You will program drones and R2D2 robots to "spy" on potential enemies. Do you think you have what it takes? Join the "Impossible Mission."


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

STEM Challenge: Longest Paper Plate!
Using folding, creative, and a bit of luck, what is the longest piece of paper can you cut from a single paperclip. Learn the design process through this discovery STEM process.  

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 3003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

The Basics of Creating a Website - A Session for Beginners
Most kids think creating a website from scratch is difficult and requires a lot of coding skills and design skills, but that's not the case anymore. Come learn some simple steps to help you create your own website.


Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Video Yourself In A News Broadcast
During this hands on session you'll have the opportunity to participate in a mock television news broadcast!

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

1:30pm

Closing Session
Conference wraps up with final remarks, contest winners, SIT Buck drawings, and an invitation to join us for the 2019 conference.

Speakers

Saturday February 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)