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October 2019

Getting to Know GAM

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online IL United States
Free

Event Description Learn all about what GAM is and isn’t in this webinar! GAM is an open source command line tool for making changes to objects in the Google Suite Admin Console. Participants will see a demonstration on how to setup GAM and how to use it to automate and streamline your daily administrative tasks. Presenter Matt Ogle, Director of IT, Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education

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Show, Don’t Tell: Why Infographics Matter in the Classroom

October 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States
Free

EVENT DESCRIPTION Educators of all kinds know that using visuals is one of the strongest learning aids they can use with students. No matter how old students are or what individual skills they have, visuals drive the point home and make ideas easier to remember. Infographics are perfect to help students visualize data and use it to tell a story. The process of making infographics helps students improve their research skills, find trustworthy sources of information, and meet tech literacy

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November 2019

Science Journal by Google

November 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States
Free

Event Description Turn phones into a science lab using the free Google Science Journal App. Explore features that are available in the app like sound intensity, pitch, brightness, and learn experiments that you can do with your students tomorrow. Presenter Bio Lisa Schwartz - Regional Education Technology Coordinator, Learning Technology Center of Illinois

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Illinois: Speak Up Cohort Introduction

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online IL United States
Free

Event Description Learn all about the Speak Up Research Initiative and how to get involved. We'll share all the basics about Speak Up's cohort model, how to use it successfully in your district(s) and take your questions so you'll be ready to get started! Presenter Bio - Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for student through the effective

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STEAM Resource for K-5 Classrooms

November 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States
Free

Event Description K-5 teachers are charged with the heavy load of implementing a vast array of standards. Fitting these standards into an already packed school day while teaching each subject with fidelity present unique challenges. Incorporating a STEAM challenge can combine multiple standards from a cross-curricular lesson plan. STEAM Challenges are great ways to practice SEL skills and inquiry questioning. Join us to explore a downloadable resource to get started. Presenter Lisa Ward - Learning Supports Content Area Specialist, Illinois

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December 2019

E-Rate 470 Demo

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online IL United States
Free

Event Description The E-rate 470 form opens the bidding process for services related to internet access and network equipment that schools and libraries need to operate in today’s educational environment. This webinar will provide an overview of the form itself and will provide time for Q&A related to the program and this form in particular. Presenter Bio Mindy Fiscus – Digital Access Coordinator and State E-Rate Coordinator, Learning Technology Center of Illinois

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A Design Thinking Approach to Education

December 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States
Free

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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