TECH 2016

Join the TECH 2016 event which is designed to showcase the many ways that educational technology resources are being used by teachers and students in schools across the state of Illinois. The event is scheduled for Tuesday 10th May, 2016 and will be hosted at State Capitol Building, Springfield, Illinois.
Dates 10 May 2016 9:00 am (UTC -5) 10 May 2016 5:00 pm (UTC -5)
Place (View On Map) State Capitol Building

TECH 2016

While schools continue to struggle with the growing costs of technology and limited outside funding, TECH 2016 gives our teachers and students a voice to influence their future and increase awareness of the importance of technology in schools.

What is TECH 2016?

Since 1990, students and educators have convened at the Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois to demonstrate ways they use technology to enhance learning and prepare themselves for success in today’s digital world. Students are given an opportunity to share projects and activities that exhibit innovation and creativity, while also emphasizing the critical role that technology plays within education. Elected officials, business leaders, and the general public are invited to attend the event and see firsthand the remarkable projects students from across the state of Illinois are developing


TECH 2016 is a not-for-profit initiative supported by a broad range of education and business organizations. Its purpose is two-fold:

To raise awareness of the critical role technology plays in preparing students to succeed in today’s world
To emphasize the importance of allocating funding for educational technology at the state level

TECH 2016 gives our teachers and students a voice to increase awareness of the importance of technology in schools and influence the future in doing so. Technology is not equally present in all Illinois schools. As a result, students from districts without up-to-date technology face a serious disadvantage that negatively impacts their future. TECH 2016 is focused on enhancing our state legislators’ awareness of the necessity to develop a plan to promote adequate, equalized and reliable funding to meet school technology needs. The TECH 2016 student showcase allows policy-makers to  have a hands-on perspective of the value in supporting student access to continually-evolving technologies that will prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century.

The TECH 2016 Committee thanks the General Assembly and our corporate partners for their generous support of this program.

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