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February 2022

Lisa Schwartz

Google’s Applied Digital Skills

02. 10. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Google’s Applied Digital Skills is an online curriculum that connects teachers and students to the skills they need to be digital problem solvers.

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Lisa Schwartz

Think Before You Click!

02. 18. 2022  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

This session will focus on several tools you can use to evaluate your “cyber-hygiene” as well as resources you can use to clean up your personal data sharing habits online

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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

02. 22. 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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Ben Sondgeroth

Hidden Google Tools and Updates To Use in 2022! ROE 4

02. 22. 2022  |   4:00pm - 5:00pm   |  Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4   |  $20
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Have you ever wondered what new updates Google's launched? Have you utilized the tools available in the "More" area of Google Drive to their potential? If the answer to these questions are yes and no, then this workshop is for you!

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Mindy Fiscus

Virtual E-Rate 471 Workshop

02. 23. 2022  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

This virtual workshop will walk participants through filling out and submitting Form 471, beginning at 9 AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, along with guidance from a seasoned E-Rate expert.

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Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: Strategies for Effective Data Backups

02. 23. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

When it comes to building a resilient data privacy or cybersecurity regimen, data backups are an essential element that shouldn't be overlooked. In a variety of breach situations, a data backup could be the difference between a manageable incursion and a full-on loss of mission-critical information and records.

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Lisa Schwartz

Google Level 1 Cohort

02. 23. 2022  |   2:30pm - 3:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Are you ready to take your Google Educator skills to the next level? Reserve your spot today and join a Google Educator Level 1 cohort!

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Joe Cipfl

Awesome Apps: Jamboard and Science Journal

02. 24. 2022  |   1:00pm - 4:00pm   |  Clintn/Jeffrsn/Marin/Washngtn Regional Office of Education #13   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Google Jamboard is an interactive whiteboard that you can create to collaborate with students online from either a web browser or mobile device. You can type text, draw using your mouse, create sticky note activities and more. Engage with students easily by providing a collaborative space to work in groups.

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Sarah Phelps

CS Fundamentals – Virtual

02. 26. 2022  |   8:30am - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  .
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 Code.org's CS Fundamentals curriculum.

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March 2022

Mindy Fiscus

Virtual E-Rate 471 Workshop

03. 01. 2022  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

This virtual workshop will walk participants through filling out and submitting Form 471, beginning at 9 AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, along with guidance from a seasoned E-Rate expert.

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Lisa Schwartz

Google Earth

03. 02. 2022  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Come explore what Google Earth has to offer classrooms across the curriculum! In no time at all, you’ll begin to see how this long-standing Google app can make exploration, analysis, and creation mainstays in your classroom.

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Chris Wherley

Be Connected: Phone Systems

03. 02. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Whether you're looking into a new PBX, exploring SIP trunks, or are just interested in hearing the latest model recommendations, tune in to this week's Be Connected. Host Chris Wherley will break down what to look for a successful phone system and offer best practices for planning a phone system upgrade.

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Google Level 1 Certification Test Training

03. 04. 2022  |   8:30am - 12:30pm   |  Online   |  $15
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

This 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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Mindy Fiscus

Virtual E-Rate 471 Workshop

03. 07. 2022  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

This virtual workshop will walk participants through filling out and submitting Form 471, beginning at 9 AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, along with guidance from a seasoned E-Rate expert.

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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

03. 08. 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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Ben Sondgeroth

Wait, That Updated? – Google, Adobe, Flipgrid, & Book Creator

03. 08. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Join us to learn about recent app-based improvements educators like you can take advantage of, including updates from Google, Flipgrid, Adobe Creative Cloud Express (Formerly Spark), Book Creator, and more!

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Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: Security Camera Options

03. 09. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

Do you like your current security camera system? If not, are you interested in upgrading or adding more units to your system? Regardless of where you stand on one of your district's primary security tools, there's a lot more that you could be doing when it comes to optimizing security camera utilization.

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Mindy Fiscus

Virtual E-Rate 471 Workshop

03. 16. 2022  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

This virtual workshop will walk participants through filling out and submitting Form 471, beginning at 9 AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, along with guidance from a seasoned E-Rate expert.

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Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

03. 16. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

Tune in to learn how MFA works and how to set it up, particularly in a Google environment, from the LTC's Eric Muckensturm.

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2022 ILTPP Chromebook Showcase with ITsavvy

03. 17. 2022  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free

Please join us virtually on Thursday, March 17th for the Chromebook Showcase session featuring; Chris Elkendier formally of Technology Resource Advisors (TRA), recently acquired by ITsavvy, as he navigates you through the landscape of new Chromebooks for 2022.

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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

03. 22. 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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Joe Cipfl

Creating Standards-Aligned Digital Curriculum with CK-12

03. 22. 2022  |   3:30pm - 5:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Would you like to more meaningfully integrate digital resources into your STEM curriculum, but have no budget to do so? CK-12 is a free, easy-to-use educational resource that can make that dream a reality.

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Joe Cipfl

Creating Standards-Aligned Digital Curriculum with CK-12

03. 23. 2022  |   3:30pm - 5:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Would you like to more meaningfully integrate digital resources into your STEM curriculum, but have no budget to do so? CK-12 is a free, easy-to-use educational resource that can make that dream a reality.

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Lisa Schwartz

AR/VR Technology in the Classroom

03. 24. 2022  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Interested in bringing AR/VR experiences to your school? Already have a few AR/VR devices that are gathering dust?

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Joe Cipfl

Creating Standards-Aligned Digital Curriculum with CK-12

03. 29. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Would you like to more meaningfully integrate digital resources into your STEM curriculum, but have no budget to do so? CK-12 is a free, easy-to-use educational resource that can make that dream a reality.

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Chris Wherley

Be Connected: Chrome OS Flex (formerly Cloud Ready)

03. 30. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Looking for a quick way to modernize your existing fleet? Chrome OS Flex (formerly Cloud Ready) might be the solution you've been searching for.

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April 2022

Joe Cipfl

Flipping Your Classroom

04. 04. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Have you created A LOT of digital content during the last couple school years? If so, then you are ready to flip your classroom! It's the next logical step in your technology integration. The time is now!

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Joe Cipfl

Flipping Your Classroom

04. 05. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Have you created A LOT of digital content during the last couple school years? If so, then you are ready to flip your classroom! It's the next logical step in your technology integration. The time is now!

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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

04. 05. 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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Ben Sondgeroth

Drones in the Classroom ROE 17

04. 06. 2022  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  DeWitt/Livingstn/Logan/McLean Regional Office of Education #17   |  $160
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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Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: CIS Endpoint Security Services (ESS)

04. 06. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

In partnership with CrowdStrike, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) has begun offering Endpoint Security Services (ESS), a robust solution deployed on endpoint devices to identify, detect, respond to, and remediate security incidents and alerts.

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Lisa Schwartz

Get Hands-on with Class VR

04. 12. 2022  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Eager to try out one of the most popular educational VR devices out there today? Join us as we explore Class VR, including its user-friendly portal and embedded educational resources.

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Eric Santos

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

04. 12. 2022  |   12:00pm - 3:30pm   |  Lake Regional Office of Education #34   |  $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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Joe Cipfl

Flipping Your Classroom

04. 13. 2022  |   3:30pm - 5:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Have you created A LOT of digital content during the last couple school years? If so, then you are ready to flip your classroom! It's the next logical step in your technology integration. The time is now!

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Eric Santos

Introduction to Google Sheets (DuPage ROE)

04. 14. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Spreadsheets don’t have to be intimidating, overwhelming, or out of reach for you - especially if you have Google Sheets in your digital toolbox. This session will start at square one and walk you through the basics of creating, editing, and navigating spreadsheet data using Google Sheets.

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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

04. 19. 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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Chris Wherley

Be Connected: Vape Detectors

04. 20. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

To ensure their buildings remain safe, healthy environments in which all students can learn, some districts are turning to tech-based solutions like vape detectors. Implementing these devices is easier said than done, though, and more often than not, responsibility for their implementation falls to the building or district tech department.

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Joe Cipfl

Flipping Your Classroom

04. 20. 2022  |   3:30pm - 5:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Have you created A LOT of digital content during the last couple school years? If so, then you are ready to flip your classroom! It's the next logical step in your technology integration. The time is now!

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Joe Cipfl

3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

04. 26. 2022  |   9:00am - 3:00pm   |  St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50   |  $50
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 Muckensturm

Be Connected: Phishing Campaigns and Training

04. 27. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

While there are plenty of cyber threats facing today's schools, few pose the omnipresent danger of phishing. One wrong click from an unsuspecting end user and your entire district's network could be opened to malicious activity. There's a lot you can do to mitigate these intrusions after they occur, but stopping them before they start might be the wisest course of action for your district's long-term cybersecurity strategy.

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Joe Cipfl

3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

04. 28. 2022  |   9:00am - 3:00pm   |  Capital Area Career Center   |  $30
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Join us for an informative session on the basics of 3D printers and 3D printing. We will explore the fundamentals of 3D printing, the best printers for education, the software and apps needed for successful printing, how to plan for a 3D printing space, and some curriculum integration essentials.

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Mindy Fiscus

ECF Round 3 Application Workshop

04. 28. 2022  |   1:30pm - 3:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

Have you heard? The FCC has announced a third round of Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) funding to help schools and libraries secure the tools and services needed to facilitate remote learning and close the homework gap.

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May 2022

Eric Santos

Aligning Teaching to the New IL Computer Science Standards

05. 03. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Santos

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has just released its finalized K-12 Computer Science learning standards. Now's the time to dig into the text of each standard and learn how these new learning requirements may impact your school or classroom.

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Mindy Fiscus

ECF Round 3 Application Workshop

05. 04. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

Have you heard? The FCC has announced a third round of Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) funding to help schools and libraries secure the tools and services needed to facilitate remote learning and close the homework gap.

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Chris Wherley

Be Connected: Ask Yoda Anything About Technology

05. 04. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

In the spirit of Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" threads and "May the 4th", this week's Be Connected will be devoted to your technology questions and stories. Tune in to share your experiences with peers and get answers to your nagging IT questions from the little green Jedi master himself.

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Eric Santos

Introduction to Google Tools for Productivity (NCISC)

05. 06. 2022  |   12:00pm - 1:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Let’s get going with Google! This session will provide a brief overview of tips that will make you more productive and effective with Google Workspace apps.

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Mindy Fiscus

ECF Round 3 Application Workshop

05. 09. 2022  |   11:00am - 1:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

Have you heard? The FCC has announced a third round of Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) funding to help schools and libraries secure the tools and services needed to facilitate remote learning and close the homework gap.

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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

05. 10. 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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Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: IT End of Year/Summer Projects

05. 11. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

The end of the school year is upon us! What's left on your school year to-do list? What types of summer projects are on your radar?

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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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