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Learning Technology Centers (LTC)

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October 2017

K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Macomb)

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hancck/Fultn/Schuylr/McDonogh Regional Office of Education #26, 130 S Lafayette St Ste 200
Macomb, Illinois 61455 2280 USA
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$20

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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Google Apps for Office Staff

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$40

Learn how to leverage the basic features of Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to streamline procedures and workflows in their schools; identify strategies to improve or reinforce these systems using Google Apps; implement a variety of free Add-ons for Google Sheets and Forms for the creation of school systems; and build a school or team staff intranet website.

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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and QR Codes

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9, 3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, Illinois 61822 1406 USA
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$50

Are you looking for a new way to inspire your students to explore their classroom and the world? Bring new life into your classroom technology with QR, AR, and VR! This workshop will help you learn how to engage your students using Quick Response Codes, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality. We will show you how to create your own QR codes and create fun, differentiated activities for any subject area. We will also guide you into the world of AR and how you and your students can transform corners of your classroom into exciting educational spaces. Finally, we will take you on new adventures using VR and some amazing apps that can help transport your students to other places - without a permission slip! Join us for this hands on session, where you will be able to create and design engaging, differentiated lessons for your classroom.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Hillside)

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Cook ISC 2, 4413 Roosevelt Rd Ste 104
Hillside, Illinois 60162 2057 USA
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These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Decatur)

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39, 1690 Huston Dr
Decatur, Illinois 62526 2853 USA
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These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Loves Park)

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4, 300 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, Illinois 61111 7516 USA
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$20

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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Google Classroom in Elementary School

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9, 3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, Illinois 61822 1406 USA
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In this workshop, participants will learn practical strategies for utilizing Google Classroom in an Elementary School context. We will explore creating and managing classes and distributing engaging assignments. We will also share ways to provide effective feedback on student work and engage parents in the process. Along with valuable instruction on the use of Google Classroom participants will walk away with multiple digital resources that will enhance the use of this tool.

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Google Classroom in Elementary Schools

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9, 3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, Illinois 61822 1406 USA
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$40

In this workshop, participants will learn practical strategies for utilizing Google Classroom in an Elementary School context. We will explore creating and managing classes and distributing engaging assignments, We will also share ways to provide effective feedback on student work and engage parents in the process. Along with valuable instruction on the use of Google Classroom participants will walk away with multiple digital resources that will enhance the use of this tool.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Belleville)

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50, 1000 S Illinois St
Belleville, Illinois 62220 2537 USA
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These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Carterville)

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Dr.
Carterville, IL 62918 United States
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$10

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Fairfield)

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Frontier Community College, Foundation Hall, 2 Frontier Drive
Fairfield, IL 62837 United States
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$10

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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Google Apps, Addons, and Extensions

October 20 @ 9:00 am - November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39, 1690 Huston Dr
Decatur, Illinois 62526 2853 USA
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Description In this workshop we will explore a number of tools that enhance the Google experience and provide valuable hacks to your classroom. Topics include apps that integrate with Google Drive, add ons that expand the capabilities of core G Suite apps like Docs and Sheets, and Chrome extensions that increase productivity while interacting online.Register @ Macon-Piatt ROE Presenter Bio Walker Willis has been the Instructional Technologist at GCMS Schools in Gibson City Illinois for 9 years. He teaches technology

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Google Apps, Addons, and Extensions

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39, 1690 Huston Dr
Decatur, Illinois 62526 2853 USA
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$25

Description In this workshop we will explore a number of tools that enhance the Google experience and provide valuable hacks to your classroom. Topics include apps that integrate with Google Drive, add ons that expand the capabilities of core G Suite apps like Docs and Sheets, and Chrome extensions that increase productivity while interacting online.Register @ ROE #39 Presenter Bio Walker Willis has been the Instructional Technologist at GCMS Schools in Gibson City Illinois for 9 years.  He teaches technology

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Geneva)

October 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kane Regional Office of Education #31, 28 N 1st St
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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$20

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Chicago Heights)

October 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
South Cook ISC 4, 253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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$20

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Wheaton)

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
DuPage Regional Office of Education #19, 421 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, Illinois 60187 3978 USA
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$20

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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Innovate with Microsoft OneNote, Teams, Mix, and Skype

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Alden-Hebron School District #19, 9604 Illinois St
Hebron, IL 60034 United States
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Description Reach beyond Google and learn how Microsoft tools and technologies can positively impact modern teaching and learning. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Teams, Sway, & Office Mix. Discover how to create, organize and share dynamic notebooks rich with interactive content. Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix. Create collaborative classrooms and connect in professional learning communities. Using Skype, bring in industry experts, take virtual field trips, or connect students

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Robotic Playlab

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39, 1690 Huston Dr
Decatur, Illinois 62526 2853 USA
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$50

You will have the opportunity to play with several types of robots (Ozobot, Robot Mouse, Dash and Dot, Kibo, Mindstorms EV3, LEGO WeDo 2.0) in this hands-on, problem-based learning session. You will build (if applicable) and program the robot, using your own device, then we will complete a series of challenges. After each exploration session we will regroup and discuss our experiences and classroom applications of the technology to promote innovative thinking.

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November 2017

K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Charleston)

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
$15

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Des Plaines)

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Cook ISC 1, 2340 S River Rd Ste 414
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 3225 USA
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$25

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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Digital Storytelling

November 8 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am
Vermilion Regional Office of Education #54, 200 S College St Ste B
Danville, Illinois 61832 6744 USA
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$40

Want to help students develop their most creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling! Students can use digital tools to create and share their own stories or experiences, or reflect on what they’ve learned. Students love to be creative and share stories about themselves…digital storytelling is the perfect way to let them do it!

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Vandalia)

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery Regional Office of Education #3, 1500 W Jefferson St
Vandalia, Illinois 62471 1510 USA
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$25

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC)

November 15 - November 17
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703 United States
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Description The 24th Annual Illinois Education & Technology Conference is a three-day professional development conference focused on technology integration strategies, engaging instructional practices, digital tools and resources, and emerging trends for teachers, administrators, and technology staff. Learn, explore and connect with other innovative educators to harness the power of technology and prepare future-ready students. IETC Website Attendee Information Schedule Featured Speakers Register @ IETC Mark Your Calendar Conference: Wednesday, Nov. 15 – Friday, Nov. 17 Registration opens August 2017

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Joliet)

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hancck/Fultn/Schuylr/McDonogh Regional Office of Education #26, 130 S Lafayette St Ste 200
Macomb, Illinois 61455 2280 USA
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$20

These workshops provide teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science ("CS") education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other take-aways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

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E-Rate 470 Workshop, AM Session (Carterville)

November 29 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Dr.
Carterville, IL 62918 United States
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Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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E-Rate 470 Workshop, PM Session (Carterville)

November 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Dr.
Carterville, IL 62918 United States
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Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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E-Rate 470 Workshop, AM Session (Fairfield)

November 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Frontier Community College, Foundation Hall, 2 Frontier Drive
Fairfield, IL 62837 United States
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Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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E-Rate 470 Workshop, PM Session (Fairfield)

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Frontier Community College, Foundation Hall, 2 Frontier Drive
Fairfield, IL 62837 United States
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Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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December 2017

E-Rate 470 Workshop (Belleville)

December 6 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50, 1000 S Illinois St
Belleville, Illinois 62220 2537 USA
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Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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E-Rate 470 Workshop (Effingham)

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Effingham Community Schools, District Office, 2803 South Banker St.
Effingham, IL 62401 United States
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Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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E-Rate 470 Workshop (Springfield)

December 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Illinois Principals Assocation, 2940 Baker Drive
Springfield, IL 62703 United States
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Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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Innovate with Microsoft OneNote, Teams, Mix, and Skype

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description Reach beyond Google and learn how Microsoft tools and technologies can positively impact modern teaching and learning. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Teams, Sway, & Office Mix. Discover how to create, organize and share dynamic notebooks rich with interactive content. Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix. Create collaborative classrooms and connect in professional learning communities. Using Skype, bring in industry experts, take virtual field trips, or connect students

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E-Rate 470 Workshop (Champaign)

December 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9, 3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, Illinois 61822 1406 USA
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Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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Flipping the Classroom: Tools, Strategies, and Deeper Learning

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery Regional Office of Education #3, 1500 W Jefferson St
Vandalia, Illinois 62471 1510 USA
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Mix up your classroom and school through flipped learning! With the proliferation of devices in the hands of students, teachers can provide differentiated digital content, activities, and assessments that students can access regardless of location and time. In this hands-on workshop, learn key tools and strategies on how to create a flipped learning classroom that incorporates traditional and online learning experiences.

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January 2018

E-Rate 470 Workshop (Peoria)

January 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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