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Saturday, February 9
 

8:00am

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

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 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 our keynote speaker (who will be giving an additional presentation during the conference).

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Create Your Own Stop Motion Video
This is the perfect chance for you to come-in and make your very own stop-motion video using Stop Motion Studio!


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

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 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Electrical Generators: How Do They Work?
Learn how electrical generators work and how they can better the environment.

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1402 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 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Hyperloop! At Sonic Speed...
Hyperloop is sonic-speed transportation that eliminates barriers of distance and time. What does this mean? What can it do? How are such barriers eliminated? Come to our presentation to have these questions -- and much more -- explained to you!


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

IoT: What Is It? How Does It Work ?
Google Home, Fitbit, and Alexa are all IoT-controlled devices. IoT technology allows these gizmos to work 'smartly', answering your questions & making your way-of-life easier. Have you ever wondered how these devices work? Come learn about IoT at our session!


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

MERGE Cube Room
Join us to play and learn in augmented reality using the MERGE Cube; try out different games and entertainment apps in our MERGE Cube room! Plus, if you come to this session, you will get to take a MERGE Cube home with you (please know that MERGE Cubes are compatible with most tablets/smart phones AND you will need an adult to help you set up YOUR account when you get home)!


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Movie Room
Join us to watch a part of a movie…some movie, but we don't know which movie! Popcorn, too…

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1401 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Music's Effects On The Brain
How does music effect the brain of humans and animals? Learn with us!


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1404 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

SIT Logo 2019 Design Contest (Hands-On)
Help design a logo for SIT 2020, where the conference theme will be "Our Vision Is 2020…And Beyond!" 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 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2607 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

STEM Challenge: Egg-stra Tall Towers
We supply eggs and materials; you supply the problem-solving skills. How tall can you make the tower? Will it stand the test of time?

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 3602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

9:10am

Trivia!?!
Test your knowledge! Can you solve brain teasers and puzzles, answer questions, identify quotes and logos, and more? Join us for an exciting interactive session, see if you can come out on top!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 1601 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 9, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am
WDC 2608 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

An Introduction To Coding Languages
I use coding languages to create my website and you can, too! First, learn the basic components of CSS, Javascript, and HTML; develop an understanding of specific tags and components of the languages such as script, style, head, HTML, and body. Second, find out where to learn coding languages through websites such as W3 Schools and Khan Academy.


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Building And Coding An EV3 LEGO Robot!
Learn about building and coding an EV3 LEGO robot!


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

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 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Everything You Need To Know About Cozmo
Come in here and learn whatever you want to learn about this fun-loving robot. We will teach you how to use Cozmo and show you what he can do.


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Game Of Drones
In today's world, drones have nearly unlimited uses -- they're seen everywhere from sports to military, leisure to video recording. In this session, you will have the chance to learn how drones fly, how they are used, and what limitations they have. Plus, as a bonus, you will have a chance to fly a real drone!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 3601 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 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Introduction To Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics is very vast topic! This presentation will give a good introduction to and a solid idea about what is Quantum Mechanics. Learn about fundamental theories, laws, and experiments done in Quantum Mechanics.

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1402 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

MERGE Cube Room
Join us to play and learn in augmented reality using the MERGE Cube; try out different games and entertainment apps in our MERGE Cube room! Plus, if you come to this session, you will get to take a MERGE Cube home with you (please know that MERGE Cubes are compatible with most tablets/smart phones AND you will need an adult to help you set up YOUR account when you get home)!


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Movie Room
Join us to watch a part of a movie…some movie, but we don't know which movie! Popcorn, too…

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1005 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 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1006 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 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

SIT Logo 2019 Design Contest (Hands-On)
Help design a logo for SIT 2020, where the conference theme will be "Our Vision Is 2020…And Beyond!" 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 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2607 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

STEM Challenge: Egg-stra Tall Towers
We supply eggs and materials; you supply the problem-solving skills. How tall can you make the tower? Will it stand the test of time?

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 3602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

The Innovations Of 3D Printing
Today, printing various objects and tools is becoming more common with the vast distribution of commercial 3D printers. Learn how these printers work and what are the possible areas in which such technology can help us as humans, such as in the healthcare industry and the robotics research.

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:00am

Trivia!?!
Test your knowledge! Can you solve brain teasers and puzzles, answer questions, identify quotes and logos, and more? Join us for an exciting interactive session, see if you can come out on top!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 1601 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 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Autopsy Of A Windows PC
An introduction to the internal components of a Windows computer and dissection of a PC to describe the parts.


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Code With Scratch
Learn to code with Scratch, a block coding program that makes it easier to create awesome projects, games, and apps!


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1404 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 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Game Of Drones
In today's world, drones have nearly unlimited uses -- they're seen everywhere from sports to military, leisure to video recording. In this session, you will have the chance to learn how drones fly, how they are used, and what limitations they have. Plus, as a bonus, you will have a chance to fly a real drone!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 3601 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 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

MERGE Cube Room
Join us to play and learn in augmented reality using the MERGE Cube; try out different games and entertainment apps in our MERGE Cube room! Plus, if you come to this session, you will get to take a MERGE Cube home with you (please know that MERGE Cubes are compatible with most tablets/smart phones AND you will need an adult to help you set up YOUR account when you get home)!


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Movie Room
Join us to watch a part of a movie…some movie, but we don't know which movie! Popcorn, too…

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1006 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 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1005 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 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Robotics - Lego EV3 Mindstorm
The Configinators is a three-man First Lego Robotics Team from Tri-Valley…that qualified for the state championship in January 2019! Learn about our First Robotics experience and Into Orbit Mission. Our presentation will be as interactive as possible while we share about robotics build, design, and programming. (Note: Paul Rawson is the coach and will be available for the presentation.)

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

SIT Logo 2019 Design Contest (Hands-On)
Help design a logo for SIT 2020, where the conference theme will be "Our Vision Is 2020…And Beyond!" 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 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2607 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

STEM Challenge: Slingshot Rodeo
Who wants to make a slingshot? And shoot things with it!?! The goals will be shooting distance and accuracy!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 3602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

StickBot Stop Motion
Using the video creation technique of stop motion animation, learn how to use StickBots as a way to help with your video-editing process!


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Stop Motion Animation
Learn about stop motion animation, a unique method of video making & editing. We will discuss a general overview, as well as how films and other productions use such techniques.


Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

10:40am

Trivia!?!
Test your knowledge! Can you solve brain teasers and puzzles, answer questions, identify quotes and logos, and more? Join us for an exciting interactive session, see if you can come out on top!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 1601 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 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
WDC 2608 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:50am
WDC East Door Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

BB-9E Sphero: Sphero Droids And How They Work
In this hands-on session we will introduce you to the BB-9E Sphero, its features, and the many ways to play. See a demonstration on how to control a Sphero droid. Learn about the technology that makes it possible! Find out other uses of the technology…

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Building Video Games With Game Lab
Learn how to use Code.org's Game Lab to create your own video games!


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Coding With Dash Robots: Learn, See, And Interact
Learn how to code a Dash Robot with step-by-step instructions using Blockley. See a live demonstration of the robot and its accessories! Interact with 6 robots and 6 iPads.


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1403 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 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1001 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 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

MERGE Cube Room
Join us to play and learn in augmented reality using the MERGE Cube; try out different games and entertainment apps in our MERGE Cube room! Plus, if you come to this session, you will get to take a MERGE Cube home with you (please know that MERGE Cubes are compatible with most tablets/smart phones AND you will need an adult to help you set up YOUR account when you get home)!


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Movie Room
Join us to watch a part of a movie…some movie, but we don't know which movie! Popcorn, too…

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

On The Scratch Side - Scratch For Intermediate Users
Have you wanted to advance your coding skills? Scratch is a software that uses block coding to create and publish your designs. "Block Coding" allows you to use actual coding techniques -- without worrying about the complexity of HTML, CSS, or other languages. Learn how to create a gif, along with how to create and customize an interactive game.

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 3601 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 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

SIT Logo 2019 Design Contest (Hands-On)
Help design a logo for SIT 2020, where the conference theme will be "Our Vision Is 2020…And Beyond!" 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 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2607 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

STEM Challenge: Slingshot Rodeo
Who wants to make a slingshot? And shoot things with it!?! The goals will be shooting distance and accuracy!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 3602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Trivia!?!
Test your knowledge! Can you solve brain teasers and puzzles, answer questions, identify quotes and logos, and more? Join us for an exciting interactive session, see if you can come out on top!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

Use iMovie to Create And Edit Your Own YouTube Videos
See how to use iMovie to make and edit a video, including text, audio, transitions, etc!


Saturday February 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

11:20am

YouTube Introductions And Montages
Every famous YouTube star has their own introduction to start off each one of their videos. Many of them probably have montages and other cool edits as well. How do they do something so cool like this? Come find out!


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
WDC 1404 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 9, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Designing VERTEX VR
We will show you how we used the Unity game engine to make a Virtual Reality (VR) game and plugin and how to design a map! Unity is an engine that allows you to design maps easily with some effort in coding, so with a little coding experience, you will design your own map and turn a 3D game into a VR game. We will give you all the files for the plugin we built!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 3004 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 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

DIG Into The MERGE Cube
Learn how to play the MERGE Cube game called Dig; this game is similar to Minecraft, except it’s played in augmented reality! Plus, if you come to this session, you will get to take a MERGE Cube home with you (please know that MERGE Cubes are compatible with most tablets/smart phones AND you will need an adult to help you set up YOUR account when you get home)!


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2001 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 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Introducing Electricity
Learn about the basics of how electricity works and see a demonstration using a homemade electromagnetic generator!


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2003 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

MERGE Cube Room
Join us to play and learn in augmented reality using the MERGE Cube; try out different games and entertainment apps in our MERGE Cube room! Plus, if you come to this session, you will get to take a MERGE Cube home with you (please know that MERGE Cubes are compatible with most tablets/smart phones AND you will need an adult to help you set up YOUR account when you get home)!


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Movie Room
Join us to watch a part of a movie…some movie, but we don't know which movie! Popcorn, too…

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1005 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 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1006 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 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

STEM Challenge: Get Slimed
Oozy, gooey, fun-to-play-with slime! Is slime a liquid or a solid? Let’s make some and find out!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 3602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Tasty (And Chilly!) Chemical Reactions
Come have a chill time learning about what type of chemical reaction makes ICE CREAM - by making and enjoying it! While you make the ice cream, we will demonstrate other types of chemical reactions, too.


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

Trivia!?!
Test your knowledge! Can you solve brain teasers and puzzles, answer questions, identify quotes and logos, and more? Join us for an exciting interactive session, see if you can come out on top!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1601 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 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

VR With Oculus
Virtual Reality can take you places you have never been, it can put you inside the game, and let you experience things from a whole new perspective. Let us show you how!


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1404 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

What Are Databases?!?
What's a database? Why are they important? What can you do with them? Come to this session and learn the basics of databases, including what information they store & how you can use them.


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 1402 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:20pm

What's Fortnite?
Have you ever wanted to know the technology behind the new and popular game Fortnite? Fortnite is a battle royale game where you fight in a storm to get victory royale #1. Learn about what's behind 2018's most popular video game!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
WDC 3601 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 12:20pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Design YOUR OWN Phone App!
Have you ever wanted to make an app? Join us and we'll show you how! Learn to make apps easily using block coding and MIT app inventor. Everyone will be able to make their own app -- and take it home with them!


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2003 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 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1001 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 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1400 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

MERGE Cube Room
Join us to play and learn in augmented reality using the MERGE Cube; try out different games and entertainment apps in our MERGE Cube room! Plus, if you come to this session, you will get to take a MERGE Cube home with you (please know that MERGE Cubes are compatible with most tablets/smart phones AND you will need an adult to help you set up YOUR account when you get home)!


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2006 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Movie Room
Join us to watch a part of a movie…some movie, but we don't know which movie! Popcorn, too…

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 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 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

STEM Challenge: Get Slimed
Oozy, gooey, fun-to-play-with slime! Is slime a liquid or a solid? Let’s make some and find out!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 3602 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Tasty (And Chilly!) Chemical Reactions
Come have a chill time learning about what type of chemical reaction makes ICE CREAM - by making and enjoying it! While you make the ice cream, we will demonstrate other types of chemical reactions, too.


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1403 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Techno Tuners
Assembly of a robotic car by using C programming to enable its functionality; learn about analog and digital I/O and enablement of infrared and bluetooth via code to drive a DC motor.


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2001 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Technological Progression: The Past, Present And Future For Humankind
From the discovery of fire to the possibility of a Dyson Sphere, humans have progressed pretty far when it comes to finding new ways to advance human nature. We can see what's in store in the next couple of decades, like with virtual reality, robotics, and 3D printing, but what's beyond that? What's our civilization going to be like in a couple of centuries? Is there a limit to technological progression? Discover what our galaxy is capable of and what it really means for the rest of humankind.

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 3004 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

The Evolution of Technology: Half A Century Later...
Innovations in the diverse field of technology have been rapidly developing in the last 50 years! We will explain the evolution of communication, information accessing, learning, entertaining, and more. We will also discuss concept technology & innovations of the future, such as the complex study of artificial intelligence.


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1404 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

Trivia!?!
Test your knowledge! Can you solve brain teasers and puzzles, answer questions, identify quotes and logos, and more? Join us for an exciting interactive session, see if you can come out on top!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1601 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 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 2608 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

What's Fortnite?
Have you ever wanted to know the technology behind the new and popular game Fortnite? Fortnite is a battle royale game where you fight in a storm to get victory royale #1. Learn about what's behind 2018's most popular video game!

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 3601 Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)

12:55pm

What's Wattpad?
Discover how to create your very own story using Wattpad, a source of user-created stories in a social media-style application!


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:55pm - 1:25pm
WDC 1402 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 2020 conference (February 22, 2020).

Speakers

Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
WDC Atrium Workforce Development Center, Heartland Community College (Normal, IL)