About the event
The Amplify Innovation Student Showcase (formerly known as TECH 20xx) is a one-day event held in the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Students from across the state are selected through an application process to present projects that highlight how technology is being used to improve their learning experience.
These student demonstrations allow legislators and policy makers to see first-hand how technology is used in classrooms to create exciting learning environments.
Our goal with this event is to highlight the crucial role that technology plays in education -- ranging from increases in collaboration and critical thinking, to promoting learning beyond the limits of the school day -- by creating a space for students to share their learning and innovative uses of devices, the internet, and digital curriculum.
Curious what past year's have looked like? Check out the highlights from 2018 - 2021.
WE NEED YOU! HERE'S HOW TO APPLY.
All schools throughout Illinois are invited to apply to participate in Amplify Innovation Student Showcase. We begin accepting applications in the fall and run through early March. School teams are selected in mid-March to represent a balanced distribution between legislative districts, grade levels, and curricular areas. Preference is given to those projects that demonstrate improved teaching and learning through the use of technology.
Please contact the IDEA team at email@example.com for more information.
Application details for the 2022 event will be announced soon.