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February 2020

Google Level 1 Certification

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Grundy/Kendall Regional Office of Education #24, 1320 Union St
Morris, Illinois 60450 2426 USA
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Free

The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam (not included). Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a Google-issued certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Please note: this is not an introduction to Google. Participants are required to have a Google account and an internet-connected device to attend.

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Google Level 1 Certification @ DuPage Institute Day

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
DuPage Regional Office of Education #19, 421 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, Illinois 60187 3978 USA
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Free

The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam (not included). Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. This workshop will provide hands-on time to practice essential tasks necessary to pass the test. Please note: this is not an introduction to Google. Participants are required to have a Google account and an internet-connected device to attend.

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March 2020

Transforming Instruction with Digital Tools

March 1
Online IL United States + Google Map
$35

This course will provide teachers with experience using online tools for collaboration, visual thinking, multimedia production, productivity and assessment at the higher levels of SAMR. Teachers will explore multiple tools in each category and be guided through a process of determining which tool best integrates technology into the learning environment in a powerful way.

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Understanding the Power of Google Docs

March 1
Online IL United States + Google Map
Free

Are you looking for ways to do more with Google Docs in your classroom? We will learn how to create, share and collaborate using Google Docs and then explore how you can provide feedback, look at revision history, and several other functions to help you and your students.

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Save Time with an Organized Google Drive

March 1
Online IL United States + Google Map
Free

Is your Google Drive a mess? Do you have files strewn about and have to search every time you need access? This is the course for you! In this course, you will learn to navigate Google Drive and organize your files in a way that makes sense to you. Learn tips and tricks to increase your productivity as well as how to navigate this essential Google tool.

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Maximize the Power of Google Classroom

March 1
Online IL United States + Google Map
Free

One of the most difficult tasks teachers have when shifting to a digital environment involves the struggle of organizing all the digital documents. Where do they go? How can you possibly keep track? What will you do without that massive bag of papers to haul home and grade every night? If you teach with the Google tools, your answer is Google Classroom! Google Classroom was released by Google at the start of the 2014 school year. Since then it has grown tremendously and provided teachers and students a learning space to organize and effectively manage digital course work. This online course will combine explanation and exploration of Google Classroom as a means of streamlining workflow while engaging students in authentic learning experiences. Join us to learn how Google Classroom will revolutionize your class’s digital experience!

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E-Learning Plans: Guidance & Best Practices for Administrators

March 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Carroll/Jo Daviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education #8, 27 S State Ave Ste 101
Freeport, Illinois 61032 4210 USA
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$50

School districts may use approved E-Learning Days in lieu of emergency days. However, recent changes in legislation now include more stringent requirements to ensure participation and equity of access for all students. How do you draft an E-Learning Plan that has more than a “snowball’s chance” of being accepted? This informative and interactive session will help school and district administrators navigate the new requirements and draft a high-quality and inclusive E-Learning Plan.

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E-rate 471

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

E-rate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28-day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

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Designing E-Learning Day Activities: Guidance and Best Practices for Educators

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Carroll/Jo Daviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education #8, 27 S State Ave Ste 101
Freeport, Illinois 61032 4210 USA
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$50

As more school districts develop E-Learning Day Plans, it is vitally important that teachers develop strong and meaningful E-Learning Day activities for students. This workshop will explore ways to design engaging instructional activities that will support student learning no matter what the weather brings.

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HyperDocs: Take Your Classroom to Hyper Speed

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
ROE #12 PD Training Center, 300 W Main St
Robinson, IL 62454
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$20

HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, feel and understand. The misconception about HyperDocs is that they are simply Google Documents with hyperlinks in them. However, when used appropriately, they can transform teaching and learning into interactive, engaging, student-centered environments.

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Reaching Gender Equity: Teaching Girls to Code and Change the World

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Adams County Health Department, 330 Vermont Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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Free

During this interactive session, we will be featuring our Girls Who Code Clubs, which are completely free afterschool programs for 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world.

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G Suite Technical Retreat for Google Administrators

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
McKendree University, 701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254
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$50

A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education. This one-day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment. That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group. The deep dives can include the Admin Console, Printing, Team Drive, YouTube Restricted ModeSecurity, Reports and Audit Logs, Chromebook Management or Google Vault.

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Get Google Certified! Google Level 1 Prep

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Adams County Health Department, 330 Vermont Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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$10

The 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. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. You will receive a voucher to take the Google Level 1 Exam for free. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to this workshop.

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South Cook ISC Coaches Networking Meeting

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
South Cook ISC 4, 253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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A networking opportunity for South Cook ISC technology coaches.

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Flipping How We Assess Students With Flipgrid

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
La Salle/Marshall/Putnam Regional Office of Education #35, 119 W Madison St Rm 102
Ottawa, Illinois 61350 5014 USA
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$20

When technology is introduced into our classrooms, it opens up new and more meaningful ways to create engaging assessments of our student’s learning. It also allows us to leverage new ways to uncover what students know, think, feel, and understand the content we are teaching. When looking at different tools that we can use in the assessing of student learning, Flipgrid stands out above the rest. Join us as we explore how you can leverage Flipgrid with your students!

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G Suite Technical Retreat for Google Administrators

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Illinois Valley Community College, 815 N Orlando Smith St
Oglesby, IL 61920 2101
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$50

A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education. This one-day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment. That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group. The deep dives can include the Admin Console, Printing, Team Drive, YouTube Restricted ModeSecurity, Reports and Audit Logs, Chromebook Management or Google Vault.

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E-rate 471

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Peoria CUSD, 3202 North Wisconsin
Peoria, IL 61603 United States
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Free

E-rate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28-day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

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G Suite Technical Retreat for Google Administrators

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Clock Tower Building, 201 Clock Tower Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611 United States
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$50

A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education. This one-day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment. That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group. The deep dives can include the Admin Console, Printing, Team Drive, YouTube Restricted ModeSecurity, Reports and Audit Logs, Chromebook Management or Google Vault.

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West 40 Instructional Coaches Meeting

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Cook ISC 2, 4413 Roosevelt Rd Ste 104
Hillside, Illinois 60162 2057 USA
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Instructional technology coaches meeting open to any interested coaches in the area. A chance to network and hear what other districts are doing.

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Google Educator Level I Certification

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39, 1690 Huston Dr
Decatur, Illinois 62526 2853 USA
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$25

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. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.

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Learning Spaces for Student Success (Tech Talk)

March 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map
Free

Tech Talks are a virtual roundtable for participants to share what they are doing in their schools and ask questions of others. Turn on your camera and mic and join the discussion.

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ROE #51 Technology Roundtable

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Capital Area Career Center, 2201 Toronto Road
Springfield, IL 62712 United States
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Area technology directors and coordinators' roundtable to share ideas and ask questions. Presenter Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for LTC

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Flipped Learning Workshop

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
SWIC Red Bud Campus, 500 W S 4th St
Red Bud, IL 62278 United States
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Free

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model where the traditional lecture and homework elements are reversed. Pre-recorded video lectures are viewed before class. In-class time is repurposed so students can inquire about lecture content, apply their knowledge, and participate in hands-on activities. By reversing the traditional lecture and homework elements and integrating engaged-learning activities, educators can transition their class from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered environment. Making this transition will completely change the dynamics of the classroom and make students more responsible for their own learning. Student engagement, participation, and understanding increase too! Come discover the possibilities offered by the flipped classroom model as we explore the technology that will make implementation in your classroom a breeze.

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Esports Virtual Summit

March 25 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map
Free

The Esports Virtual Summit will provide educators across the state with the opportunity to learn everything they need to know to organize and build a successful Esports program from their peers.

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Getting Organized with Google Drive AM

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Alxndr/Jcksn/Pulsk/Prry/Union Regional Office of Education #30, 1001 Walnut St
Murphysboro, Illinois 62966 2177 USA
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Free

Is your Google Drive a mess? Do you have files scattered and have to search every time you need access? Google Drive is the heart of G Suite and allows you to store your files securely and access them from any device. Keeping it organized is crucial. In this workshop, you will learn to navigate Google Drive and organize your files in a way that makes sense to you. Learn tips and tricks to increase your productivity as well as how to navigate this essential Google tool.

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Getting Organized with Google Drive PM

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alxndr/Jcksn/Pulsk/Prry/Union Regional Office of Education #30, 1001 Walnut St
Murphysboro, Illinois 62966 2177 USA
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Free

Is your Google Drive a mess? Do you have files scattered and have to search every time you need access? Google Drive is the heart of G Suite and allows you to store your files securely and access them from any device. Keeping it organized is crucial. In this workshop, you will learn to navigate Google Drive and organize your files in a way that makes sense to you. Learn tips and tricks to increase your productivity as well as how to navigate this essential Google tool.

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Google Educator Level 1 Certification Training

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
SWIC Red Bud Campus, 500 W S 4th St
Red Bud, IL 62278 United States
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Free

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. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.

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E-Learning Days: Guidance and Best Practices for Administrators

March 31 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
North Cook ISC 1, 2340 S River Rd Ste 414
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 3225 USA
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$115

How do you draft an E-Learning Plan that has more than a “snowball’s chance” of being accepted? This informative and interactive session will help school and district administrators navigate the new requirements and draft a high-quality and inclusive E-Learning Plan.

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April 2020

Designing E-Learning Day Activities: Guidance and Best Practices for Educators

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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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$35

As more school districts develop E-Learning Day Plans, it is vitally important that teachers develop strong and meaningful E-Learning Day activities for students. This workshop will explore ways to design engaging instructional activities that will support student learning no matter what the weather brings.

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Cybersecurity Checklists for Your School

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9, 3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, Illinois 61822 1406 USA
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$40

This workshop is meant to provide your school with checklists, tools, and resources based around the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). We will examine the NIST CSF’s 5 main areas of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover as well as the 23 categories and 108 sub-categories to make your school more cyber-secure.

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Connected Educators and Virtual Field Trips (Webinar)

April 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States
Free

In this connected world of streaming content live as it happens, we need to look at how we can harness that global connection in our classrooms! How can we connect with other classrooms, cultures, and experts? How can we bring experiences from all across the globe right into our classrooms with the power of technology?

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Instructional Coach Roundtable

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Iroquois/Kankakee Regional Office of Education #32, 1 Stuart Dr
Kankakee, Illinois 60901 8947 USA
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Meet with other instructional coaches to discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas. Your contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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Introduction to Google Classroom

April 14 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Iroquois/Kankakee Regional Office of Education #32, 1 Stuart Dr
Kankakee, Illinois 60901 8947 USA
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$25

In this workshop, participants will learn the ins and outs of Google Classroom and best practices for integrating this amazing tool with their students!

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Google Educator Level 1 Certification Training

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wabash and Ohioe Valley Special Education District, 800 S Division
Norris City, IL 62869 United States
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Free

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. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.

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Stop Making Textbook Publishers Rich: Use CK-12 to Build You Own Digital Curriculum

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calhoun/Greene/Jersy/Macoupin Regional Office of Education #40, 225 E Nicholas St
Carlinville, Illinois 62626 1382 USA
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Free

Would you like to integrate more meaningful digital resources into your STEM curriculum, but have no budget to do so? CK-12 is an excellent Open Educational Resource that is free and easy to use.

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Google for Administrative Assistants

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Calhoun/Greene/Jersy/Macoupin Regional Office of Education #40, 225 E Nicholas St
Carlinville, Illinois 62626 1382 USA
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Free

Google Apps for Administrative Assistants is an introductory session to Google's G-Suite apps. This workshop will dive into the ins-and-outs of this amazing platform and help get you on the road to success. We will outline in detail how administrative assistants can streamline their workflow to the operations of their schools and districts. G-Suite is all you need to do your best work! Participants will learn how to use G-Suite to help build their capacity to work more efficiently and effectively through the use of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Forms, Calendar, and Gmail.

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Technology Roundtable held at ROE #11

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston, IL 61920 United States
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Event Description A technology roundtable for area school technology coordinators/directors to share ideas and ask questions. Presenter Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator at LTC

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E-Learning Days: Guidance and Best Practices for Administrators

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4, 300 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, Illinois 61111 7516 USA
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$35

How do you draft an E-Learning Plan that has more than a “snowball’s chance” of being accepted? This informative and interactive session will help school and district administrators navigate the new requirements and draft a high-quality and inclusive E-Learning Plan.

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Designing E-Learning Day Activities: Guidance and Best Practices for Educators

April 30 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4, 300 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, Illinois 61111 7516 USA
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$35

As more school districts develop E-Learning Day Plans, it is vitally important that teachers develop strong and meaningful E-Learning Day activities for students. Recent legislation surrounding E-Learning Days requires that classroom activities be inclusive of students with special (IEP/504) needs, as well as students with no or limited Internet connectivity at home. This workshop will explore ways to design engaging instructional activities that will support student learning no matter what the weather brings.

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May 2020

Technology Network Meeting

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
McClean County USD 5, 2022 Eagle Rd
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free

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

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Apple Education Trainer

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Forest Administration Building, 1375 South Fifth Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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$250

Event Description The Apple Education Trainer (AET) program prepares individuals from intermediate agencies and noncommercial education groups to use the Apple Teacher program resources to support the educators within their organization. During the two-consecutive-day AET Institute, you’ll: - Enhance your skills for creating a culture of learning - Expand personal skills in macOS or iOS device and Apple app use for  learning. Training will be focused on the iPad, but apps and resources are similar across iOS devices. - Ensure

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South Cook ISC Coaches Networking Meeting

May 15 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
South Cook ISC 4, 253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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A networking opportunity for South Cook ISC technology coaches.

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June 2020

Flipping the Classroom

June 4 @ 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

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model where the traditional lecture and homework elements are reversed. Prerecorded video lectures are viewed before class. In-class time is repurposed so students can inquire about lecture content, apply their knowledge, and participate in hands-on activities. By reversing the traditional lecture and homework elements and integrating engaged-learning activities, educators can transition their class from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered environment. Making this transition will completely change the dynamics of the classroom and make students more responsible for their own learning. Student engagement, participation, and understanding increase too! Come discover the possibilities offered by the flipped classroom model as we explore the technology that will make implementation in your classroom a breeze.

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Creating Digital Curriculum with CK-12 Workshop

June 4 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50, 1000 S Illinois St
Belleville, Illinois 62220 2537 USA
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Free

Would you like to integrate more meaningful digital resources into your STEM curriculum, but have no budget to do so? CK-12 is an excellent Open Educational Resource that is free and easy to use. Digital resources include PLIX interactives and simulations, adaptive practices, study guides, and FlexBook digital textbooks. CK-12 FlexBooks are online platforms for assembling, authoring, and distributing interactive, multi-modal educational content. FlexBooks can be downloaded and used as-is, or can be customized by teachers to match their students’ learning styles and their school's curricula. Inside each book, chapters can be rearranged, added, removed, and edited. FlexBooks can be shared, for free online, by email, or on platforms including Facebook and Twitter or through Google Classroom. All FlexBooks are aligned to national and state curriculum guidelines, Common Core Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Growing Up in a Digital Age

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Lake Regional Office of Education #34, 800 Lancer Ln # E128
Grayslake, Illinois 60030 2654 USA
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$25

In today’s world, students are immersed in technology. From social media to fake news to strangers online, students encounter countless technological challenges on a daily basis. How can we as educators help our students be outstanding digital citizens? Are we doing all we can to teach students the skills they need to safely navigate the Internet? In this workshop, teachers will gain insight into today’s learners and how to help them become media literate. We’ll also explore existing digital citizenship programs to help you get started.

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Google Educator Level 1 Certification Training

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alxndr/Jcksn/Pulsk/Prry/Union Regional Office of Education #30, 1001 Walnut St
Murphysboro, Illinois 62966 2177 USA
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$25

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. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.

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July 2020

CS Discoveries

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9, 3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, Illinois 61822 1406 USA
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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.

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