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June 2021

Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop

06. 24. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Sarah Phelps

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop designed for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore how to begin teaching the CS Fundamentals curriculum.

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Digital Citizenship for Littles

06. 28. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Interested in teaching digital citizenship skills and habits to your youngest students? Join us to learn about some resources you can utilize to reach this goal in your K-5 classroom.

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All Things SOPPA

06. 29. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Join the LTC's Chris Wherley for "All Things SOPPA", a weekly discussion about the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance.

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July 2021

Summer 2021 Google Level 1 Certification Test Prep Cohort

07. 06. 2021  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Reserve your spot today and join a Google Level 1 cohort! In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 1 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the Google Level 1 Certification Exam.

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App Smashing with Google Classroom and Forms

07. 06. 2021  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Learn how to import grades from Google Forms into Google Classroom and other tips and tricks in Forms. Also, learn about using and reusing Rubrics in Google Classroom.

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Summer 2021 Google Level 2 Certification Test Prep Cohort

07. 07. 2021  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the Goole Level 2 Certification Exam.

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Ride the Wakelet Wave!

07. 07. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Work smarter, not harder, by curating, communicating, creating, and collaborating with Wakelet.

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Introduction to Microsoft Teams, Your Classroom Hub!

07. 09. 2021  |   8:30am - 9:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Colleen Kaplan

Microsoft Teams is your new classroom hub! It integrates all of your favorite Microsoft Office 365 apps and features into one streamlined space, making collaboration with your coworkers and students simple, easy, and effective.

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Computer Science Discoveries Summer Cohort – Springfield

07. 12. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |     |  $1200

Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 – 10th-grade students. Mapped to CTSA standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem-solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, animations, games, and physical computing systems. CS Discoveries can be flexibly taught as a single semester, two semesters over multiple years, or as a full-year course. Options are even available

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ROE 47 The Google Tools You’ve Never Knew Existed

07. 13. 2021  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Are you looking for a way to maximize your Google app usage but are unsure how some of them would even integrate into your curriculum?

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All Things SOPPA

07. 13. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Join the LTC's Chris Wherley for "All Things SOPPA", a weekly discussion about the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance.

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Be Connected: NetRef Internet Bandwidth Report

07. 14. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Join the LTC's Chris Wherley as we discuss NetRef's Internet Bandwidth Report, one of the best available resources for appraising your district's digital capacity.

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Introduction to Nearpod

07. 16. 2021  |   8:30am - 10:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Please join Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for an introductory level session on Nearpod, an app/website that will take your classroom presentations to the next level. Using content you have already created, build interactive lessons using multimedia and unique formative assessment tools.

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Computer Science Discoveries Summer Cohort – Chicagoland

07. 19. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |     |  $1200

Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 – 10th-grade students. Mapped to CTSA standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem-solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, animations, games, and physical computing systems. CS Discoveries can be flexibly taught as a single semester, two semesters over multiple years, or as a full-year course. Options are even available

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Google Level 1 Certification Workshop

07. 19. 2021  |   8:30am - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

This Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam

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Nearpod: Engaging, Exciting, Easy! An Interactive Resource For You and Your Students

07. 19. 2021  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Nearpod has over 6,000 lessons available for every content area, so come and learn about what it can do for your digitally-connected classroom!

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Creating Interactive Learning Experiences for Your Students with Google ROE 28

07. 20. 2021  |   8:30am - 2:00pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

In this session, we will explore both how to create new activities and transform existing ones into interactive learning experiences using the full Google Workspace collection, including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps.

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Get Google Certified! Level 1 Workshop

07. 20. 2021  |   9:00am - 2:00pm   |  Professional Development Alliance   |  Free
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

This Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam (not included)

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Lesson Design for the Post-COVID Classroom

07. 20. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free

In this presentation, we'll explore how EdPuzzle can help address some of those challenges, including bridging the achievement gap, freeing up time to spend with individual students, and reshaping your classroom routines for more personalized learning.

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Google Tips and Tricks

07. 20. 2021  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Learn productivity and workflow tips and tricks for many of Google’s most popular apps in this purpose-driven workshop.

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All Things SOPPA

07. 20. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Join the LTC's Chris Wherley for "All Things SOPPA", a weekly discussion about the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance.

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Creating Engaging Learning Experiences for Your Students with Google Tools

07. 21. 2021  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  Illinois Valley Community College   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

In this session, we will explore both how to create new activities and transform existing ones into engaging learning experiences using the full Google Workspace, including: Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps

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Microsoft K12 Data Sheet

07. 21. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Liz Butowicz

In this fast-paced session, tune in to learn about all of Microsoft's no-cost resources available to K-12 institutions, including content for teaching STEM, digital literacy, AI student competitions.

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Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep Workshop ROE 4

07. 22. 2021  |   8:00am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills.

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Computer Science Principles Summer Cohort – Springfield

07. 26. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |     |  $1200

Code.org Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. This year-long course can be taught as an introductory course and as an AP course –

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Get Google Certified! Level 1 Workshop

07. 26. 2021  |   9:00am - 1:30pm   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

This Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam (not included).

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Introduction to Google Workspace (G Suite) for School Support

07. 27. 2021  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  Online   |  $10
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

In this workshop, participants will explore the most used G-Suite for Education apps, including: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Calendar, and Gmail.

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Get Google Certified! Level 2 Workshop

07. 27. 2021  |   9:00am - 2:00pm   |  Professional Development Alliance   |  Free
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam (not included).

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Let’s Get Google Certified! Google Level 1 Prep

07. 27. 2021  |   9:00am - 3:00pm   |  Capital Area Career Center   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

The workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam.

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All Things SOPPA

07. 27. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Join the LTC's Chris Wherley for "All Things SOPPA", a weekly discussion about the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance.

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Microsoft MSIA Overview

07. 28. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Jill Sitnick

Looking to earn a Microsoft certification? Interested in helping your students do the same? This session can help you take the first step!

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Seesaw

07. 28. 2021  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Seesaw can be used to build connections and create Multidimensional Learning experiences for your students. Come learn how to make the most out of this popular digital learning platform!

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Be Connected: Hacked, Attacked, and Pwned – Oh My!

07. 28. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

This week on Be Connected, we'll jump headlong into one of the chief concerns for all digitally-connected organizations (including schools) today - the threat of being hacked.

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Introduction to Pear Deck

07. 29. 2021  |   8:30am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Please join Lisa Schwartz and Holly Kelly for an introductory level session on Pear Deck. Participants will learn the basics of creating and presenting with Pear Deck, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students remotely, and tested methods for using Pear Deck features to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons.

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August 2021

LTC Google Coach Cohort- 8 Month Program

08. 01. 2021  |   12:00am - 11:59pm   |  Online   |  $200
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Are you an instructional coach looking to deepen your expertise and grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching cycles and show your teachers how technology can support learning? If so, the Google Certified Coach program is for you! The Certified Coach program empowers instructional coaches to drive impactful technology use in their schools using Google’s structured, year-long curriculum, and research-based 5-step coaching model.

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LTC Google Coach Cohort- 10 Month Program

08. 01. 2021  |   12:00am - 11:59pm   |  Online   |  $250
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Are you an instructional coach looking to deepen your expertise and grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching cycles and show your teachers how technology can support learning? If so, the Google Certified Coach program is for you! The Certified Coach program empowers instructional coaches to drive impactful technology use in their schools using Google’s structured, year-long curriculum, and research-based 5-step coaching model.

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LTC Google Coach Cohort- 6 Month Program

08. 01. 2021  |   8:00am - 5:00pm   |  Online   |  $150
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Are you an instructional coach looking to deepen your expertise and grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching cycles and show your teachers how technology can support learning? If so, the Google Certified Coach program is for you!

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Computer Science Principles Summer Cohort – Chicagoland

08. 02. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |     |  $1200

Code.org Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. This year-long course can be taught as an introductory course and as an AP course –

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Microsoft Learn/Microsoft Learn for Educators

08. 04. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Jill Sitnick

In this session, learn about Microsoft’s free online learning platform for technology curriculum and certifications, with current content geared toward students, educators, and even IT professionals.

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Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

08. 10. 2021  |   8:30am - 9:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join the LTC's Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting geared specifically to needs of today's library media specialists.

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Get Google Certified! Level 2 Workshop

08. 10. 2021  |   9:00am - 1:30pm   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam (not included).

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EdPuzzle for Students with Autism

08. 10. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free

The accessibility features built into EdPuzzle make it an ideal tool for use with students with autism or other special needs.

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Creating Engaging Learning Experiences for Your Students with Google Tools ROE 4

08. 11. 2021  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

In this session, we will explore both how to create new activities and transform existing ones into engaging learning experiences using the full Google Workspace, including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps.

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Minecraft: Education Edition

08. 11. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Emma Metos

This session will cover readily available worlds, lessons, and professional development resources for Minecraft: Education Edition.

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MakeCode

08. 18. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Jacqueline Russell

In this session, educators can learn about MakeCode and how it can be utilized to bring computer science to life for all students.

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Creating Engaging Learning Experiences for Your Students with Google Tools ROE 4

08. 18. 2021  |   2:00pm - 4:00pm   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

In this session, we will explore both how to create new activities and transform existing ones into engaging learning experiences using the full Google Workspace, including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps

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September 2021

Tech Networking Meeting

09. 01. 2021  |   9:00am - 10:30am   |  Clk/Cls/Cmbn/Dglas/Edgr/Mltr/Shlb Regional Office of Education #11   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Area technology coordinators and directors will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas. Their contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Meeting

09. 14. 2021  |   8:30am - 9:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join the LTC's Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting geared specifically to needs of today's library media specialists.

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October 2021

Fall Google Level 1 Certification Cohort

10. 05. 2021  |   3:30pm - 5:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 1 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the same assessment with ease.

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Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

10. 12. 2021  |   8:30am - 9:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join the LTC's Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting geared specifically to needs of today's library media specialists.

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