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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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Intro to Google Classroom & Chrome Apps (K-5)

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50, 1000 S Illinois St
Belleville, Illinois 62220 2537 USA
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Free

Not quite sure what to do with your new Chromebook? This workshop will introduce you to Google Classroom and how this powerful tool enables you to work smarter in your teaching. We will then dive into kid-friendly Chrome apps and extensions that make those Chromebooks more than just a portal onto the Internet. A portion of the afternoon will be set aside for you and your team to find and play around with the material. A basic understanding of Google Drive is preferred. Bring your Chromebook (and power cord).

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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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Google Basics: Part 1 (Google Drive and Docs)

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

In part one of the four part Google Basics series, we will explore Google Drive and Docs. This introduction to some of the more popular tools in the Google Suite will provide any attendee with the skills needed to use in their Classroom. Along with basic knowledge of the tools, attendees will also be introduced to strategies and uses for the tools in their classroom. Attend just one or all of the sessions to meet your individual needs. Participants will need to bring a device to this session.

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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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Integrating Technology into your Classroom! Morning Session

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery Regional Office of Education #3, 1500 W Jefferson St
Vandalia, Illinois 62471 1510 USA
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Learn how to make your classroom come alive with the use of technology. Participants will be introduced to web-based, free resources that can be taken back to the classroom and be put to use immediately. The resources will be cross-curricular and will range from PreK-12

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Integrating Technology into your Classroom! Afternoon Session

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery Regional Office of Education #3, 1500 W Jefferson St
Vandalia, Illinois 62471 1510 USA
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Learn how to make your classroom come alive with the use of technology. Participants will be introduced to web-based, free resources that can be taken back to the classroom and be put to use immediately. The resources will be cross-curricular and will range from PreK-12

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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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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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Google Basics: Part 3 (Google Classroom)

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

In part three of the four part Google Basics series, we will explore Google Classroom. This introduction to Google’s learning management system will provide any attendee with the skills and confidence to use in their classroom. Along with learning the basics of setup and usage, attendees will also be introduced to strategies tools that can be used with Google Classroom. Attend just one or all of the sessions to meet your individual needs. Participants will need to bring a device to this session.

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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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Drones! Disruptions, Opportunities and the Future

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heartland Community College, 1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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$69

Join other enthusiasts and professionals for this one day conference. Featuring national and local experts, this event is designed to answer questions, share practical applications across multiple industries, and start conversations about our future with drones. We know you'll enjoy this opportunity to network with experts and hobbyists.

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Google Apps for Education Part 1

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Center, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801 United States
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$125

Are other teachers in your school using Google Apps in their classrooms and you’ve been reluctant to try because you think you aren’t techy enough? These workshops are for you! In Part 1, you will learn the basics - the very basics. We will walk through the Google Apps suite and learn how to use each one for both personal and for school uses. You will take back ideas to use at in your classrooms the very next day. Join us for a fun and information filled day.

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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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21st Century Learning: Infusing Best Practice Technology in Your Classroom

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

There is a big push to use technology in instruction for our 21st century learners. We know students respond well to electronics, apps, and online ideas, but how can that play a role in our instruction? Come find out how YouTube, apps, websites, Cell Phones, Tablets, and so much more can be a foundation for huge learning opportunities. Whether in an elementary or secondary environment, these ideas can be adapted for any age and any subject. Monica will share TONS of websites that are FREE and you will definitely leave feeling like a 21st century teacher!

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21st Century Learning: Infusing Best Practice Technology in Your Classroom

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

There is a big push to use technology in instruction for our 21st century learners. We know students respond well to electronics, apps, and online ideas, but how can that play a role in our instruction? Come find out how YouTube, apps, websites, Cell Phones, Tablets, and so much more can be a foundation for huge learning opportunities. Whether in an elementary or secondary environment, these ideas can be adapted for any age and any subject. Monica will share TONS of websites that are FREE and you will definitely leave feeling like a 21st century teacher!

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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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Google Apps for Education Part 2

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Center, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801 United States
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$125

So you got your feet wet with G-Suite (Google Apps for Education) in Part 1 and now you’re motivated to learn even more. In part 2 of the series, you will move beyond the basics from the first session. We will learn about how to find add-ons and extensions for Google Drive Apps, learn the many ways to use Google Forms, and create lesson presentations using Google Slides that you can use the next day in your classroom.

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Google Basics: Part 4 (Apps and Extensions)

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

In part four of the four part Google Basics series, we will explore Google Apps and Extensions. This introduction to some of the more advanced uses of tools in Google Suite will provide any attendee with the skills and confidence needed to use in their classroom. Along with basic knowledge of the tools, attendees will also be introduced to strategies and uses for the tools in their classroom. Attend just one or all of the sessions to meet your individual needs. All participants will need to bring a device to the session.

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January 2018

Google Apps for Education Part 3

January 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Center, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801 United States
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$125

In the third part of the series, we will cover the powerful web browser, Google Chrome, Google Classroom, and Google Sites. You will discover extensions and add-ons to add to Chrome and other Google Apps to make them even more powerful. You will learn how to easy it is to create your own website using Sites. Learn how Google Classroom can transform your classroom into a paperless one.

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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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February 2018

Google Apps for Education Part 4, Putting It All Together

February 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Center, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801 United States
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$125

You’ve learned a lot from the last 3 sessions. Now it’s time to use your skills and create digital lessons using your Google toolbox. Join us for the 4th and final part of our series. You will have the opportunity to listen to how others are using Google in their classrooms and share how you’re using it. We will also discuss ways to differentiate instruction using Google Apps. You are going to enhance your curriculum by creating digital materials (presentations, quizzes, hyperdocs, etc.) and resources for your class.

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June 2018

Google Educator 1

June 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Center, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801 United States
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$125

You've earned your Level 1 Google Certified Educator status and you are a Google Apps for Education ROCKSTAR! Let's amp it up to the next level by becoming a Level 2 Google Certified Educator! This course is intended for classroom educators who want to demonstrate their abilities to integrate even more of the classroom tools and technologies in the Google Apps tool sets. We will also discuss options for scheduling the three-hour exam.

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Google Educator 2

June 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Center, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801 United States
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$125

You've earned your Level 1 Google Certified Educator status and you are a Google Apps for Education ROCKSTAR! Let's amp it up to the next level by becoming a Level 2 Google Certified Educator! This course is intended for classroom educators who want to demonstrate their abilities to integrate even more of the classroom tools and technologies in the Google Apps tool sets. We will also discuss options for scheduling the three-hour exam.

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