Webinars

Anytime, anywhere learning. Hear from state and national experts on innovative classroom practices, educational apps/tools, networking and infrastructure, data security, accessibility, and more.

Connect and share in real-time with educators from around the state or visit our library of on-demand webinars to get your professional learning on demand. Have a suggestion for a webinar or want to volunteer to present? Share your ideas!

Tuesdays @ 3:30 – 4:00
.5 PD Hours/Webinar
Free
  • Upcoming
  • On Demand

October 16, 2018 @ 3:30

E-Rate Webinar

This webinar will cover FY18-19 updates to the Federal E-Rate Program. We will also be discussing impending October floating deadlines for the 486 and BEAR 472 forms. Questions and discussion will be encouraged!

Presenter: Mindy Fiscus, LTC Digital Access Coordinator

October 23, 2018 @ 3:30

Tech Tool Takeaway

Join us as we explore Seesaw.me. This is a “social media” style way to document what is happening in the classroom. Educators can use this to support student led conference, student reflection and peer review, gather artifacts for their own reflection and use with evaluations. All grade levels and content areas, from Kindergarten to AP Chemistry can utilize this tool to enhance and streamline their activities.

Presenter:  Lisa Ward, ISBE Content Specialist

November 6, 2018 @ 3:30

Getting Started with Augmented and Virtual Reality

Preparing to implement augmented and virtual reality in the classroom can be extremely successful with a thoughtful plan. Learn the basic of AR na dVR, while gaining some insight into best practices for use in the classroom. This technology isn’t only for the techie educator, but all classrooms using the devices that are already available. Get the foundation to begin using immersive technology to transform your lessons into an interactive playground.

Presenter: Jamie Donally – Founder of #ARVRinEDU

November 13, 2018 @ 3:30

Google Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Workflow

Is your Drive a mess? Do you need some organizational how-tos? Learn some Google tips and tricks to improve your workflow. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail and other Google tools will be addressed.

Presenter: Nicole Zumpano, Regional Education Technology Coordinator for the LTC

November 20, 2018 @ 3:30

K12 Cybersecurity

The K-12 Cyber Incident Map has documented over 350 cybersecurity incidents affecting U.S. K-12 schools since 2016, resulting in the disclosure of student and educator data, the loss of taxpayer dollars, and the loss of instructional time. Based on lessons learned from these incidents, this session will describe practical and cost-effective steps that schools can take to reduce the prevelance and severity of the cybersecurity incidents they are most likely to face.

Presenter: Doug Levin, President of EdTech Strategies, LLC

November 27, 2018 @ 3:30

Tech Tools Takeaway

Description coming soon!

Presenter: Lisa Ward, ISBE Content Specialist

December 4, 2018 @ 3:30

Coding in the Classroom

Thinking about teaching coding in the classroom? This session will cover the hows and whys, share creative, authentic examples of coding across the curriculum, and provide resources to get started with coding in the K-12 classroom.

Presenter: Karrin Burns, Teacher at River Forest #90

December 11, 2018 @ 3:30

Powerful Ways to Engage Your Students Using Google Classroom

Google Classroom provides teachers and students a powerful learning space to organize and effectively manage digital coursework. This webinar will combine explanation and exploration of Google Classroom as a means of streamlining workflow while engaging students in authentic learning experiences.

Presenter: Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

December 18, 2018 @ 3:30

 

Google Scripting

Description coming soon!

Presenter: Chris Wherley, LTC Network and Technology Services Coordinator

 

Below are the previously recorded webinars that the Learning Technology Center has hosted. Clock hours are not available for watching an archived webinar.

Engaging Students with Minecraft

This session will investigate several different ways to introduce Minecraft in the classroom as a tool to increase student engagement and provide fun options for student projects. We will look at both options for student lead and teacher lead projects as well as investigate some of the useful tools available for teachers looking for project leads.

Presenter: Christopher Johnson, Minecraft Global Mentor
Recorded: September 4. 2018

E-Rate State Matching Grant Opportunity

State funds are now available for school districts to improve broadband access to the Internet. As part of the Illinois State Board of Education’s budget, the Illinois Legislature and Governor approved a $16.3 million state matching fund to ensure that all K-12 public schools are able to access fiber infrastructure. Combined with E-rate Category 1 funds, this additional funding could reduce or eliminate the local funding share for these projects. Funding will be made available through an ISBE grant that will be released this fall. This webinar will outline this amazing opportunity made possible with the support of the IL K-12 Illinois Classroom Connectivity Project.

Presenter: Mindy Fiscus, LTC Digital Access Coordinator
Recorded: September 11, 2018

Admin Console for G Suite for Education

This session will explore the Admin Console for managing your G Suite for Education implementation. We will look at the areas for managing Chromebooks, users and groups, apps, and extensions, and the Andriod app functionality available for Chromebooks. There will be time for questions and answers.

Presenter: Chris Wherley, Network and Technology Services Coordinator for the LTC
Recorded: September 18, 2018

Tech Tools Takeaway-Overview of IL Classrooms in Action

Join us for an overview of Illinois Classrooms in Action’s Technology website. All resources vetted on this website are FREE for educators and aligned for use within classroom technology integration. In addition to the overview, we will explore a couple of tools to support parent and family connections.

Presenter: Lisa Ward, ISBE Content Specialist
Recorded: September 25, 2018

Let’s ALL Mystery Skype!

Mystery Skype is a unique educational game that engages all age groups and applies to all curricular subjects. The objective of the game is to uncover the mystery of the other classroom by asking questions that encourage the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students work together to solve the challenge. As the game unfolds students begin to notice similarities with each other. They also become inquisitive about our differences. The genuine exchange between the classes as they play opens hearts and minds. Connecting our students with the world and promoting global citizenship builds a deeper understanding and empathy for other lifestyles and societies.

Presenter: Gina Ruffcorn, Skype Master Teacher
Recorded: October 2, 2018

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC): New Illinois State Alliance!

This session will outline the work of the Student Data Privacy Consortium and the newest state Alliance – IL! You will hear the history of the Consortium, membership make-up and how various tools available for any identified districts addressing their student data privacy concerns.

Presenter:Larry Fruth II, PhD, Executive Director/CEO for Access for Learning – Student Data Privacy Consortium
Recorded: October 9, 2018