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EdTech Office Hours: ELA and Remote Learning

Online IL

These are NOT traditional webinars -- these are small group discussions with your colleagues from around the state on topics that matter to you.

Free

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

Online IL

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.

$35

Let’s Get Google Certified! Google Level 2 Prep (Online)

Online IL

The Learning Technology Center of Illinois is proud to offer a Google Educator Level 2 Certification workshop. The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam.

The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Participants will have time to build content and share with other attendees. Participants will receive a voucher to take the Google Level 2 Exam for free. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop and a mouse to this workshop.

$10

Digital Threat Assessment (AA 1865)

Quincy Board Office 1416 Maine Street, Quincy

Digital Threat Assessment was developed through the need to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. These challenges have entered the education domain with force and have overwhelmed school district staff throughout the world. The goal is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, and provide strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise. All aspects of school safety and threats to schools now involve a social media or online component and we need to be prepared.

$150

Cybersecurity Checklists for Your School

Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign

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.

$40

Connected Educators and Virtual Field Trips (Webinar)

Online IL

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?

Free

Will County Instructional Technology Meeting

Professional Development Alliance 2705 McDonough St., Joliet

Instructional technology coaches meeting open to any interested coaches in the area. A chance to network and hear what other districts are doing. Anyone in a school district with a technology focus is welcome to attend!

Instructional Coach Roundtable

Iroquois/Kankakee Regional Office of Education #32 1 Stuart Dr, Kankakee

Meet with other instructional coaches to discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas. Your contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

Introduction to Google Classroom

Iroquois/Kankakee Regional Office of Education #32 1 Stuart Dr, Kankakee

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

$25

Google Educator Level 1 Certification Training

Wabash and Ohioe Valley Special Education District 800 S Division, Norris City

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.

Free

Instructional Coach Roundtable

Online IL

Join area instructional coaches in a conversation about coaching while sharing resources and ideas. You will have the opportunity to network and learn from area coaches.

Google for Administrative Assistants

Calhoun/Greene/Jersy/Macoupin Regional Office of Education #40 225 E Nicholas St, Carlinville

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.

Free

Technology Roundtable held at ROE #11

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

E-Learning Days: Guidance and Best Practices for Administrators

Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park

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.

$35

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

Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park

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.

$35

Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign

Unlock the creative potential of the Chromebook and move beyond using the device for word processing, productivity, and organization. The session will explore the creative potential of the Chromebook to give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia masterpieces! Participants will explore Book Creator, Adobe Spark, web tools and extensions available for students to create multimedia. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to this workshop.

$25

Technology Network Meeting

McClean County USD 5 2022 Eagle Rd, Normal

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

Free

Let’s Get Google Certified! Level 2 Certification

De Kalb Regional Office of Education #16 2500 N Annie Glidden Rd Ste C, Dekalb

ROE 16, in collaboration with the Illinois Learning Technology Center, is offering a Google Educator Level 2 Certification workshop. The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Participants should bring a laptop or Chromebook to the workshop. Certification lasts 36 months.

$35

Apple Education Trainer

Forest Administration Building 1375 South Fifth Avenue, Des Plaines

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

$250

Technology in the Science Classroom

La Salle/Marshall/Putnam Regional Office of Education #35 119 W Madison St Rm 102, Ottawa

How can you leverage technology in your science classroom and engage your students in new and exciting ways? This workshop will explore how you can bring new strategies and activities to your science classroom sure to engage your students in new and exciting ways! We will explore Google Science Journal, so be sure to bring a mobile device and a Chromebook or laptop.

$35

AA #686: Legal Implications of Using Technology in Schools

Sauk Valley Community College 173 IL Rt. 2, Dixon

Join attorneys from Miller, Hall, and Triggs as we review the laws and regulations affecting and dealing with technology use in the classroom. Topics will include the implications and common pitfalls related to the use of email, social media, websites, and other forms of technology communication; best practices for acceptable use policies for students and staff; elearning and other program-specific legislation; vaping; student data requirements and responsibilities; and recent case laws illustrating the application of statutes.

$125

AA #686: Legal Implications of Using Technology in Schools

Capital Area Career Center 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield

Join attorneys from Miller, Hall, and Triggs as we review the laws and regulations affecting and dealing with technology use in the classroom. Topics will include the implications and common pitfalls related to the use of email, social media, websites, and other forms of technology communication; best practices for acceptable use policies for students and staff; elearning and other program-specific legislation; vaping; student data requirements and responsibilities; and recent case laws illustrating the application of statutes.

$135

Flipping the Classroom

St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50 1000 S Illinois St, Belleville

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.

Free

Creating Digital Curriculum with CK-12 Workshop

St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50 1000 S Illinois St, Belleville

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.

Free

Growing Up in a Digital Age

Lake Regional Office of Education #34 800 Lancer Ln # E128, Grayslake

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.

$25

Google Educator Level 1 Certification Training

Alxndr/Jcksn/Pulsk/Prry/Union Regional Office of Education #30 1001 Walnut St, Murphysboro

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.

$25

Google Level 1 Certification Prep

Professional Development Alliance 2705 McDonough St., Joliet

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.

Google Level 2 Certification Prep

Professional Development Alliance 2705 McDonough St., Joliet

The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam (not included). The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. This workshop is more exploratory than Level 1. Participants will have time to build content and share with other attendees. Participants are required to have a Google account and an internet-connected device to attend. While attending Google Educator Level 1 isn’t required, it is encouraged. This is not a beginner’s course.

Get Google Certified! Google Level 1 Prep

Jacksonville School District 211 W State St, Jacksonville

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 and a mouse to this workshop. Lunch will be provided.

$20

Get Google Certified! Google Level 1 Exam Prep

Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28 107 S State St, Atkinson

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. This workshop is designed for teachers that have a solid base of implementing the Google tools in their classroom and is not designed as an introduction to the Google tools. Educators who take this workshop will be provided a voucher to take the exam for FREE! Once they pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to the workshop.

$35

Take Your Class to HyperSpeed with Hyperdocs!

South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights

HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, 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. Learn how to create interactive experiences for your students to learn at their own pace. See examples of Hyperdocs and begin to create your own!

What Does Your Digital Tattoo Say About You?

South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights

As an educator, you continually influence your student population, whether you realize it or not. We will explore the notion of "Digital Tattoos" for educators and reflect on our own online presence. We will then look at various site that offer programs for students and will develop a digital citizenship plan that is specific to your learning environment.