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April 2019

Maximize the Power of Google Classroom

April 22 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 11:30 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

One of the most difficult tasks teachers have when shifting to a digital environment involves the struggle of organizing all the digital documents. Where do they go? How can you possibly keep track? What will you do without that massive bag of papers to haul home and grade every night? If you teach with the Google tools, your answer is Google Classroom!

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Save Time with an Organized Google Drive

April 22 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Is your Google Drive a mess? Do you have files strewn about and have to search every time you need access? This is the course for you! In this course, you will learn to navigate Google Drive and organize your files in a way that makes sense to you. Learn tips and tricks to increase your productivity as well as how to navigate this essential Google tool.

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Understanding the Power of Google Docs

April 22 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 11:30 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Are you looking for ways to do more with Google Docs in your classroom? We will learn how to create, share and collaborate using Google Docs and then explore how you can provide feedback, look at revision history, and several other functions to help you and your students.

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Google Forms Essentials: Creating Digital Assessments

April 22 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Most people know Google Forms as an information gathering app. It allows users to create surveys and collect data quickly and easily; but that's not all. In this course, you will learn everything K12 educators need to know to build forms specifically for formative and summative student assessments. Get a walkthrough of the process of building forms in Google, including how to add questions, insert images and videos, and invite others to collaborate on forms. Forms assessments support various types of question formats such as text, paragraph, multiple-choice, lists, check boxes, scale, and grid. You will cover how to work with student responses, including customizing response settings, sending the form to recipients, viewing and analyzing response data, and the most exciting feature for teachers: creating self-grading digital quizzes and tests.

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May 2019

Google Level 2 Certification

May 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lake County High School Technology Campus, 19525 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
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$35

The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam (not included). The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in this workshop will learn about:

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Drones in the Classroom

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rock Island Regional Office of Education #49, 3430 Avenue of The Cities
Moline, Illinois 61265 4417 USA
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$35

Event Description As drones continue to grow in both popularity and functionality, businesses are rapidly expanding their uses of unmanned aerial vehicles. As we look for new ways to prepare our students for the changing workforce economy, we can look at adding drones to our curriculum. Bringing unmanned aerial vehicles into our schools and classrooms can provide an engaging opportunity to teach our students real-world skills. This workshop will provide: an introduction to drone terminology, safety issues, legal concerns, requirements,

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Google Educator Level 1 Certification Workshop

May 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28, 107 S State St
Atkinson, Illinois 61235 9788 USA
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$35

Event Description The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in this workshop will learn: Tech Integration with the 4-C’s Digital citizenship Utilizing Google Drive with efficiency Creating,

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Dive into Google Classroom

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Description In this workshop, participants will learn the ins and outs of Google Classroom and best practices for integrating this amazing tool with their students! In this session, we will do more than just walk through Google Classroom. Participants will also deep dive into how Classroom integrates with other apps and extensions, and how teachers can successfully manage their digital workflow. Presenter Joe Cipfl, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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June 2019

School Threat & Risk Assessment Training

June 4 @ 8:30 am - July 5 @ 3:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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$250

Event Description Student Violence Threat/Risk Assessment Training prepares school-based multidisciplinary threat/risk assessment teams with the tools and training needed to effectively assess and address violence and threats of violence in school and community systems. Data-driven assessments are needed to properly assess the seriousness of threats of violence – from single victim attacks of students, threats to teachers, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook threats, cyber bullying and youth gang violence - to high profile school shootings. This collection of data helps

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IT Summer Summit – North

June 10 @ 7:45 am - 3:00 pm
Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150 United States
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$40

Learn from your peers about topics that may include Google, Microsoft, Cybersecurity, Imaging, Inventory, Patching, Backup, Recovery, Open-Source solutions, Being a Better Tech Director, Firewalls, Content Filters, E-Sports and more. Get an early start on your Summer technology projects by networking with others who may be doing similar projects in their Districts. Target Audience: CIOs, CTOs, Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators, System Administrators, Technology Specialists, and others.

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IT Summer Summit – Central

June 11 @ 7:45 am - 3:00 pm
Richland Community College, 1 College Park
Decatur, IL 62521 United States
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$40

Learn from your peers about topics that may include Google, Microsoft, Cybersecurity, Imaging, Inventory, Patching, Backup, Recovery, Open-Source solutions, Being a Better Tech Director, Firewalls, Content Filters, E-Sports and more. Get an early start on your Summer technology projects by networking with others who may be doing similar projects in their Districts. For all K12 IT professionals whatever your title: CIOs, CTOs, Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators, System Administrators, Technology Specialists, and others. Target Audience: CIOs, CTOs, Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators,

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Introduction to G Suite for Education

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pittsfield High School, 201 East Higbee St.
Pittsfield, IL 62363 United States
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Event Description Are you new to G Suite for Education? This workshop will dive into the ins-and-outs of this amazing platform and help get you on the road to success. From Google Drive to Docs to Forms to Sheets and everything in-between, we will explore how you can get the most out of your G Suite experience!

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Google Level 1 Educator Certification

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39, 1690 Huston Dr
Decatur, Illinois 62526 2853 USA
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Event Description The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in this workshop will learn about: - Advanced organizational strategies and skills with Google Drive - Exploration

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Google Level 2 Educator Certification

June 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39, 1690 Huston Dr
Decatur, Illinois 62526 2853 USA
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Event Description The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to succesfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Presenter Bio

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Google Level 1 Certification Workshop

June 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Will County PDA, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL United States
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Event Description The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Presenter Bio Nicole Zumpano, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC   **Registration is full**  

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Bringing Technology into your Math Classroom

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Illinois Valley Community College, 815 N Orlando Smith Road
Oglesby, IL 61348 United States
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$15

Event Description How can you leverage technology in your math classroom and engage your students in new and exciting ways? This workshop will explore how you can bring new strategies and activities to your math classroom sure to engage your students in new and exciting ways! - Bring bring a device to this workshop. Presenter Bio Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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The Google-Infused Classroom Using G-Suite for Education

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
ROE #12 PD Training Center, 300 W Main St
Robinson, IL 62454
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$25

Event Description Are you new to G Suite for Education? This workshop will dive into the ins-and-outs of this amazing platform and help get you on the road to success. From Google Drive to Docs to Forms to Sheets and everything in-between, we will explore how you can get the most out of your G Suite experience! Presenter Joe Cipfl, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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Dive into Google Classroom

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
ROE #12 PD Training Center, 300 W Main St
Robinson, IL 62454
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$25

Event Description In this workshop, participants will learn the ins and outs of Google Classroom and best practices for integrating this amazing tool with their students! In this session, we will do more than just walk through Google Classroom. Participants will also deep dive into how Classroom integrates with other apps and extensions, and how teachers can successfully manage their digital workflow. Presenter Joe Cipfl, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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IT Summer Summit – South

June 17 @ 7:45 am - 3:00 pm
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Dr.
Carterville, IL 62918 United States
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$40

Learn from your peers about topics that may include Google, Microsoft, Cybersecurity, Imaging, Inventory, Patching, Backup, Recovery, Open-Source solutions, Being a Better Tech Director, Firewalls, Content Filters, E-Sports and more. Get an early start on your Summer technology projects by networking with others who may be doing similar projects in their Districts. For all K12 IT professionals whatever your title: CIOs, CTOs, Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators, System Administrators, Technology Specialists, and others. Target Audience: CIOs, CTOs, Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators,

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A Design Thinking Approach to Education

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rock Island Regional Office of Education #49, 3430 Avenue of The Cities
Moline, Illinois 61265 4417 USA
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$10

Event Description By the time our students enter the working world, the technology that we teach them today will more than likely be obsolete. How then, can we best prepare them for the workplace that they will encounter? The answer lies in two concepts that will never become obsolete: innovation and creativity. The Design Thinking framework gives us the ability to develop a creative problem-solving mindset when looking at situations. This framework can be brought into our classrooms to create

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Google Level 2 Certification Workshop

June 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Rock Island Regional Office of Education #49, 3430 Avenue of The Cities
Moline, Illinois 61265 4417 USA
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$25

Event Description Rock Island ROE and the Learning Technology Center of Illinois is proud to offer a Google Educator Level 2 Certification workshop. The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the

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July 2019

Cybersecurity Bootcamp – 3 Day Workshop

July 22 @ 8:30 am - July 24 @ 4:30 pm
LRS Education Services, 1709 Tullamore Avenue, Suite C
Bloomington, IL 61704 United States
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$350

The IT Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a 3-day intense workshop for Technology Directors, System and Network Administrators, and Technology Support Personnel who are wanting to learn more about how to better assess and protect their school's computing and network environments.

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MIE Teacher Academy

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map

Event Description We will spend the morning learning and using Teams and OneNote and then in the afternoon we will work with Forms, Sway, PPT, Stream, Translation, Skype, and Flow, as well as have some work time.

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September 2019

Hyperdocs Workshop

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
ROE #12 PD Training Center, 300 W Main St
Robinson, IL 62454
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Event Description HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, feel, and understand. The misconception about HyperDocs is that they are simply Google documents with hyperlinks in them. However, when used appropriately, they can transform teaching and learning into interactive, engaging, student-centered environments. Similarly, a HyperDoc doesn’t have to be only a Google Document, in this session we will explore how to use the

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October 2019

Digital Transition Discussion

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carleton of Oak Park Hotel, Carleton Hotel 1110 Pleasant Street
Oak Park, IL 60302 United States
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Free

Collaborate with Education Administrators, Educators to Discuss Digital Age Teaching and Learning, Innovation, Personalization, and Re-Design to supplement student-centricity. Leading -- Having a design for digital transition. Planning – Considering digital in learning mapping, user interface and user experience. Tech Directing – Data mapping, managing disparate Apps, and making it all work. Teaching – Discovering a tech balance and transparency. Personalization Becoming ͞Transparent" Social-Emotional Learning Single Sign-ON Discovery Learning inside Learning Management Systems Virtual Reality Adaptive Digital Curriculum And more

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