Technology in the Math Classroom ROE 49

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 like never before!

Flipping how we Assess Student Learning with Flipgrid ROE 49

When technology is introduced into the classroom, it opens up new and more meaningful ways to assess student learning. It also allows teachers to more efficiently uncover what students know, think, feel, and understand about the curricular content. When looking at different tools for assessing student learning, Flipgrid stands out above the rest. Join us as we explore how you can leverage Flipgrid with your students!

Bring STEM and Coding to Your Classroom with the Piper Computer Kit ROE 49

Have you been looking for a way to bring critical thinking, problem solving, coding, and STEM into your classroom? Look no further than the Piper computer kit! ROE 49 now has Piper computer kits available for educators to check out and use with their students. These kits allow students to build and program their own computers out of simple materials. During this hands-on workshop, teachers will construct a Piper computer using the provided kit. They will then explore the computer’s features, and discuss ways it can be used in their classrooms with students.

For more information on the Piper computer, visit playpiper.com.

Drones in the Classroom ROE 49

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, and drone options.

The workshop will be a hands-on experience as participants explore the set-up and operation of a drone. We will also explore ways that participants can bring drones into their own curriculums.

Day 1 workshop time 8:30-3:00 and Day 2 will run from 8:30-12:00.

Bringing SEL and EdTech Together

This past year has introduced students and educators to a variety of previously unfamiliar edtech terms and phrases – distance and hybrid learning among them. SEL or social-emotional learning has also been on the tip of the tongue in schools across the country, even though the concept has existed for several decades up to this point. This session will explore what SEL is at an essential level and how it can be incorporated into a classroom as well as strategies for utilizing your edtech tools to accomplish SEL goals.

Let’s Get Google Certified! Google Level 2 Prep

Reserve your spot today in our upcoming Google Level 2 workshop! In this workshop, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller components while preparing you to pass the Goole Level 2 Certification Exam. Each component will cover different Google apps, including Gmail, Slides, and Drawings; Scholar, Books, Google Arts, and Culture; Earth and Maps; Sites and Blogger; YouTube and Classroom; Keep and Trends.

Level 2 certification indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform teaching practices. Educators who pass the certification test (not included) will be able to advertise their status with a personal certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to the workshop.

Be Connected: IT Perspectives on IoT Devices

Do you allow Internet of Things (IoT) devices in your district? Worried about security on these devices and how they’ll affect your network? Be Connected wants to hear about it!

This week, we’ll be sharing our IoT experiences and opinions with the group to discover if there’s a better way to include IoT device’s in your institution’s digital ecosystem. Along the way, we’ll have plenty of chances to answer your IoT questions and share resources for utilizing IoT device in the near-term.

Be Connected is a weekly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and provide space for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each week will feature a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected.

Be Connected: Google Vault – What is is and what it isn’t

Curious about Google Vault? This information governance tool within Google Workspace can be used to retain, hold, search, and export users’ Google Workspace data. Suffice to say, Google Vault can do a lot for your district when it comes to data retention and management. However, there are few things it cannot do and it’s time we all learn the difference.

Join us this week on Be Connected to learn all about Google Vault, including its core functionalities and how it can be integrated into an existing Google Workspace ecosystem. During this session, you’ll also have plenty of chances to ask questions and learn firsthand how to make Google Vault another productive tool in your information management tool belt.

Be Connected is a weekly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and provide space for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each week will feature a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected.

Be Connected: CISSP Certification Resources

Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues this week on Be Connected as we dig into an important, but often less discussed topic – CISSP Certification. Tune in to learn about an assortment of CISSP Certification resources as well as discover how you can utilize this certification to manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program.

Be Connected is a weekly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and provide space for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each week will feature a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected.

Be Connected: Cybersecurity Awareness and Resources

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we don’t want anyone left in the dark! This week’s Be Connected will focus in on ways we can all be more cybersecurity aware, both in the near- and long-term. We’ll also share a few cybersecurity resources your districts can utilize starting today to keep them protected against new and emerging threats.

Be Connected is a weekly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and provide space for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each week will feature a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected.