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May 2022

Eric Santos

Illinois’ New Computer Science Standards

05. 17. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Santos

ISBE has recently published a new set of K-12 computer science learning standards. How can we as school leaders and classroom educators develop programs that align with these standards and meet expectations? Come discover how!

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Chris Wherley

ROE 51 Tech Networking Meeting

05. 18. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Capital Area Career Center   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Area technology coordinators, directors, administrators, and tech coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around edtech topics and trends. Participants' contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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Chris Wherley

Be Connected: eSports – Technical Setup

05. 18. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Each year, eSports becomes a larger and more lucrative part of the world sporting ecosystem, with leagues offering major cash prizes and opportunities for fulfilling careers. Your students may have aspirations of participating in one of these leagues, and if your district is supporting those goals with an eSports team, you may be asked to get them off the ground technically.

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How to Start an Esports Program at your School

05. 19. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

It's time to pick up the controller and hit "start" on your district's esports program. Join us as we focus in on the background knowledge needed to start a successful esports program, including current trends, hardware/software recommendations, game and league options, coaching tips, potential costs, and more.

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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

05. 24. 2022  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

If you have questions relating to the new Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA), then you're not alone. 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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Anne Kasa

Supporting SEL with Google Workspace Tools

05. 24. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Anne Kasa

There are a couple powerful SEL tools that you're missing out on - and they're built into Google Workspace for Education. Come discover how you can use Google Forms and Slides to assemble a powerful communication pathway between you and your learners!

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Joe Cipfl

AA #3835 Framework for Successful Technology Integration in Schools

05. 25. 2022  |   9:00am - 3:30pm   |  ROE 21 Training Center   |  $120
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Districts that have success with technology integration have done so through planning and alignment to district goals. To ensure consistency and equity throughout classrooms, it is important to implement a technology framework that aligns with district goals and allows teachers to integrate technology at the stage they are most comfortable at.

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Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: Technology Certifications

05. 25. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

Professional growth is key to staying at the top of your game, including for IT professionals working in educational settings. Summer is a great time to tuck in to some high-quality professional learning, so let's discuss which IT certifications are right for you and your team on this week's Be Connected.

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June 2022

Code.org CSA Summer Workshop

06. 13. 2022  |   8:30am - 4:30pm   |  Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center   |  $1400
Facilitated by Steven Svetlik

Get your students ready for college and careers, as well as the AP Computer Science A exam, with CSA, Code.org's new curriculum geared toward helping high school students learn real-world applications for their computer science skills.

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Ben Sondgeroth

Drones in the Classroom ROE 28

06. 14. 2022  |   8:30am - 2:00pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  $185
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

As drones continue to grow in both popularity and functionality, businesses are rapidly expanding their uses of these unmanned aerial vehicles. In turn, districts looking for new ways to prepare their students for the changing workforce economy can add drones to their curriculum and watch their students' engagement with real-world content take flight!

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School Law Update: What’s New & Noteworthy in EdTech Heading into 22-23

06. 14. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Brandon Wright

Got legal questions about your district's technology usage? Get them answered by an experienced edtech law expert so that you can start the 22-23 school year on the right track!

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Eric Santos

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

06. 15. 2022  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  Professional Development Alliance   |  $35
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Join this session to develop your own media literacy awareness, explore resources and lesson materials, and prepare to teach key concepts to your students so they can safely access, analyze, and create digital media. This session will be interactive as you will experience lessons the way students will - rich with self-reflection, analysis, and discussion.

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Eric Santos

Starting an eSports Program at Your District (South Cook)

06. 16. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Millions of people have tuned in to eSports tournaments in recent years, with the industry on pace to have higher viewership than traditional sports leagues and colleges offering full-ride scholarships to eSports athletes. How can you ride this wave and expand your district’s sports program to include digital offerings?

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Ben Sondgeroth

Moving Past the Digital Worksheet: Strategies to Move Your Technology Integration Forward ROE 4

06. 21. 2022  |   8:30am - 12:00pm   |  Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Our districts and schools have invested incredible time and money into the amount of technology students have access to. With this investment comes the search for the best practices to help move teachers past simply digitizing worksheets. How can we help our teachers make this shift forward?

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Get in the Game! Three Levels of Gamification

06. 21. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by David Lerch

Are you looking for a reliable way to engage students? Gamification might hold the secret to leveling up the way your students learn and play in your classroom. Come discover how to make your lessons even more hands-on with three levels of gamification.

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Ben Sondgeroth

What does computer literacy look like in your classroom? ROE 28

06. 22. 2022  |   9:00am - 2:00pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

In this session, we’ll explore what computer literacy is, the K-12 Computer Literacy Knowledge and Skill Continuum, and how you can bring computer literacy into your classroom.

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Eric Santos

Google Certification Level 1 Workshop (South Cook ISC)

06. 23. 2022  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Eric Santos

This 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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Ben Sondgeroth

Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep Workshop ROE 35

06. 28. 2022  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  Illinois Valley Community College   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Eager to harness the full potential of Google's educational tools and add a recognized credential to your CV?

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July 2022

Summer 2022 Google Level 1 Certification Test Prep Cohort

07. 05. 2022  |   8:30am - 10:30am   |  Online   |  $25
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 Google Level 1 Certification Exam. Each session will cover different Google-related topics, including Chrome and Slides, Drive and Docs, Gmail and Calendar, Classroom and Meet, Forms and Sheets, and finally, YouTube and Sites and test prep tips.

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Eric Santos

Media Literacy – Helping Students Make Sense of Their Digital World (South Cook)

07. 06. 2022  |   9:00am - 3:00pm   |  South Cook ISC 4   |  $35
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Can your students spot fake news? Do they know how to evaluate sources for research? Are they aware of how social media works and its impact on their everyday life?

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Summer 2022 Google Level 2 Certification Test Prep Cohort

07. 07. 2022  |   8:30am - 10:30am   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Reserve your spot today in this summer's LTC-hosted Google Educator Level 2 certification cohort! In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 curriculum into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the Goole Level 2 certification exam. Each session 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.

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Ben Sondgeroth

Technology in the Science Classroom ROE 35

07. 07. 2022  |   8:30am - 11:30am   |  Illinois Valley Community College   |  $25
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Science teachers! Have you experimented with any new digital learning resources lately?

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Eric Santos

Get Google Certified: Level 1 Exam Workshop (DuPage)

07. 12. 2022  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  DuPage Center for Professional Learning   |  $25
Facilitated by Eric Santos

This 2-day workshop (July 12-13) 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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Ben Sondgeroth

A Design Thinking Approach to Education ROE 4

07. 14. 2022  |   8:30am - 12:00pm   |  Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

By the time our students enter the working world, the technology that we teach them today will more than likely be obsolete. How, then, can we best prepare them for the workplace that they will encounter? The answer lies in two concepts that will never become obsolete: innovation and creativity.

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Joe Cipfl

3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

07. 14. 2022  |   9:00am - 1:00pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  $35
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Is your district interested in adding 3D printing to the curriculum? Does your district currently have 3D printers that are simply gathering dust?

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Eric Santos

LTC Jump Start at South Cook

07. 19. 2022  |   8:30am - 3:30pm   |  South Cook ISC 4   |  $100
Facilitated by Eric Santos

The Jump Start program empowers recent college graduates and preservice teachers to fully integrate technology into their daily lessons and harness edtech’s full potential from day one.

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Lisa Schwartz

The Robots are Coming! Integrating Robotics Across the Curriculum

07. 19. 2022  |   9:00am - 2:30pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  $35
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Looking to learn more about integrating robotics into your STEM curriculum? Interested in discovering the latest models designed for use by K-8 students?

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Ben Sondgeroth

Computer Literacy Standards ROE 35

07. 20. 2022  |   8:30am - 11:30am   |  Illinois Valley Community College   |  $25
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Starting in the 2022 school year, schools will be responsible for educating their students in computer literacy per the new computer science standards developed by ISBE. Want to learn more about these standards and their implications on future curriculum planning?

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Lisa Schwartz

The Robots are Coming! Integrating Robotics Across the Curriculum

07. 21. 2022  |   9:00am - 2:30pm   |  Payson High School   |  $20
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Looking to learn more about integrating robotics into your curriculum? Interested in discovering the latest models designed for use by K-8 students?

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Code.org CS Discoveries Summer Workshop

07. 25. 2022  |   8:30am - 4:30pm   |  Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Arlington Heights/South   |  $1200
Facilitated by Bobby Oomman

Code.org's Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science curriculum geared toward grade 6-10 students of all skill levels. 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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Ben Sondgeroth

Drones in the Classroom ROE 1

07. 26. 2022  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  Payson High School   |  $160
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Districts looking for new ways to prepare their students for the changing workforce economy can add drones to their curriculum and watch their students' engagement with real-world content take flight!

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Joe Cipfl

ROE 21 Educational Technology Roundtable

07. 26. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  ROE 21 Training Center   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools

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Joe Cipfl

ROE 20 Educational Technology Roundtable

07. 27. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  White County Extension Center   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools.

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August 2022

Code.org CS Principles Summer Workshop

08. 01. 2022  |   8:30am - 4:30pm   |  Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center   |  $1200
Facilitated by Steven Svetlik

Code.org's Computer Science Principles curriculum 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.

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Eric Santos

Bring Minecraft Education Edition to Your School (South Cook ISC)

08. 09. 2022  |   12:00pm - 3:00pm   |  South Cook ISC 4   |  $25
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Many of your students already love Minecraft, so let’s explore how you can leverage Minecraft Education Edition (EE) as a teaching and learning powerhouse!

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Eric Santos

The STEM Lab and Makerspace Starter Kit (South Cook ISC)

08. 10. 2022  |   12:00pm - 3:00pm   |  South Cook ISC 4   |  $25
Facilitated by Eric Santos

You’re excited to build a STEM Lab or Makerspace - but where do you start? This workshop will provide an overview of key decision-making processes you'll need to consider as you bring your STEM Lab or Makerspace to life.

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Eric Santos

Dive Deep into Illinois’ New Computer Science Standards (South Cook ISC)

08. 11. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  South Cook ISC 4   |  $25
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Looking to learn more about Illinois' new CS learning standards? This two-part interactive workshop will offer a chance for curious teachers and instructional coaches to dive deep into how these guidelines will apply to students at all grade levels.

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September 2022

Ben Sondgeroth

Drones in the Classroom

09. 21. 2022  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  ROE #11   |  $135
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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 ever-changing workforce, we should explore adding drones to our curriculum.

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Nicole Zumpano

AA #1788 Connected Leaders: Leveraging the Power of Social Networks

09. 29. 2022  |   8:30am - 3:30pm   |  South Cook ISC 4   |  $210
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

By leveraging social media, educational leaders can connect with experts across their communities and the world to expand their perspectives, build relationships, and create opportunities for student learning.

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October 2022

Nicole Zumpano

AA #1788 Connected Leaders: Leveraging the Power of Social Networks

10. 19. 2022  |   8:30am - 3:30pm   |  North Cook ISC 1   |  $225
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

By leveraging social media, educational leaders can connect with experts across their communities and the world to expand their perspectives, build relationships, and create opportunities for student learning.

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December 2022

Nicole Zumpano

AA #3835: Frameworks for Successful Technology Integration in Schools

12. 06. 2022  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  $210
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Districts that have success with technology integration have done so through planning and alignment to district goals. To ensure consistency and equity throughout classrooms it is important to implement a technology framework that aligns with district goals and allows teachers to integrate technology at the stage they are most comfortable at.

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Nicole Zumpano

AA #3835: Frameworks for Successful Technology Integration in Schools

12. 16. 2022  |   8:30am - 3:30pm   |  North Cook ISC 1   |  $225
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Districts that have success with technology integration have done so through planning and alignment to district goals. To ensure consistency and equity throughout classrooms it is important to implement a technology framework that aligns with district goals and allows teachers to integrate technology at the stage they are most comfortable at.

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February 2023

Ben Sondgeroth

AA #3835 Frameworks for Successful Technology Integration in Schools

02. 07. 2023  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  $150
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

This academy introduces participants to several research-based frameworks that are used with technology integration: SAMR, TPACK, Triple E Framework, and the Four Shifts. Participants will examine and assess each framework to determine which aligns with their district’s vision and mission.

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