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January 2020

Using TikTok in the Classroom and Beyond! (Webinar)

January 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States

“Mr. Rinkel! You’re TikTok famous!” I’ve heard this phrase via email, messages and as I walked around my school. At the beginning of the school year (September 2019), I heard students and my children talking about TikTok, but had no clue of the app’s potential for education. This session will focus on my journey into TikTok, uses in the classroom, precautions and more! I'll also discuss how we can use TikTok as a relationship builder with students as well as encouraging teachers across the globe.

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Tech Talk – The Technology Leader’s Role in Physical Security

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map
Free

Tech Talks are a virtual roundtable for participants to share what they are doing in their schools and ask questions of others. Turn on your camera and mic and join the discussion.

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February 2020

Teaching Girls to Code and Change the World (Webinar)

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map
Free

E-Rate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services; and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

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E-Learning Days: Guidance and Best Practices for Administrators (Webinar)

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map
Free

How do you draft an E-Learning Plan that has more than a “snowball’s chance” of being accepted? This informative and interactive session will help school and district administrators navigate the new requirements and draft a high-quality and inclusive E-Learning Plan. This webinar will give an overview of:

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Google Earth: The New Mentor Text (Webinar)

February 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States

When Google Earth is used as a mentor text, it becomes an empathy machine inspiring students to expand outwards beyond the classroom with curiosity and care. Learn how Earth’s many applications can be incorporated within inquiry-based instruction when students use Earth Voyager as an engaging nonfiction text and demonstrate their understanding with Tour Builder.

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E-Rate 471 Tips and Tricks (Webinar)

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map
Free

LTC Digital Access Coordinator and IL State E-Rate Coordinator, Mindy Fiscus assists school districts across IL in filing for the E-Rate federal reimbursement program for internet access and network equipment. This overview of the 471 application will point out minor changes and navigation 'tricks' to expedite the process of completing the form. The walkthrough will also showcase the level of detail required to meet the FCC and USAC requirements. Information related to both internet access and internal connections applications will be shared. A more detailed, hands-on workshop will be provided in multiple locations across the state

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March 2020

Learning Spaces for Student Success (Tech Talk)

March 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map
Free

Tech Talks are a virtual roundtable for participants to share what they are doing in their schools and ask questions of others. Turn on your camera and mic and join the discussion.

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