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April 2020

Will County Instructional Technology Meeting

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

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!

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Two Amazing Tools for Screencasting to Support Remote Learning

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

One of the best ways to deliver information to your students in a remote learning environment is to create a screencast.

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Q&A for Technology Staff and Leaders

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online IL United States
Free

Q&A with Technology Staff and Leaders - Ask questions and share experiences with colleagues from around the State. Topics may include remote learning support, upcoming 2020-21 technology purchase planning, video conferencing, and anything that is important to you at this moment.

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Digital Citizenship Tips for Remote Learning

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

tudents are spending more time learning online than ever before. How do we help students do so safely, appropriately, and effectively during remote learning?

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Virtual Chicagoland Coaches Meeting

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Event Description An opportunity for coaches to come together and share best practices during remote learning. Presenter Bio Nicole Zumpano, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Nicole is a National Board Certified Teacher as well as an adjunct professor at three universities. Within her 26 years in education, Nicole has served on two board of directors and has been nominated for and/or received several awards for excellence in teaching. She has 15 years of classroom experience along with 10 years of instructional

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Instructional Coach Roundtable

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

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

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Instructional Coach Roundtable

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

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 (Online)

April 15 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map
$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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Q&A for Technology Staff and Leaders

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online IL United States
Free

Q&A with Technology Staff and Leaders - Ask questions and share experiences with colleagues from around the State. Topics may include remote learning support, upcoming 2020-21 technology purchase planning, video conferencing, and anything that is important to you at this moment.

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E-Rate PIA Review

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

The Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) review process can cause E-Rate coordinators effort and stress. It’s important to remain calm and get organized in order to prepare for the impending review.

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NC ISC Technology Directors Meetings

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Networking meeting for North Cook ISC technology directors.

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Learning Math through Music with Remote Learning

April 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

In this session, we will dive into the Make Music Count digital platform to show how we teach math lessons through playing popular songs on the piano. This will be an interactive experience where some of you will learn how to play the piano even if you've never played before. We will walk through math examples for 3rd - 12th grade students that you will be able to share.

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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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Instructional Coach Roundtable

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

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.

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

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map
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 (Online)

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map
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

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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Remote Learning Days: Guidance and Best Practices for Administrators (Online)

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Online IL United States + Google Map
$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 (Online)

April 30 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map
$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

Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9, 3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, Illinois 61822 1406 USA
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$25

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.

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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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Let’s Get Google Certified! Level 2 Certification

May 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
De Kalb Regional Office of Education #16, 2500 N Annie Glidden Rd Ste C
Dekalb, Illinois 60115 1310 USA
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$35

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.

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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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Technology in the Science Classroom

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 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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$35

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.

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AA #686: Legal Implications of Using Technology in Schools

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sauk Valley Community College, 173 IL Rt. 2
Dixon, IL 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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$125

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.

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AA #686: Legal Implications of Using Technology in Schools

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Capital Area Career Center, 2201 Toronto Road
Springfield, IL 62712 United States
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$135

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.

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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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Google Level 1 Certification Prep

June 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60436 United States
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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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Google Level 2 Certification Prep

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60436 United States
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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.

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Get Google Certified! Google Level 1 Prep

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Jacksonville School District, 211 W State St
Jacksonville, IL 62650
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$20

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.

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Get Google Certified! Google Level 1 Exam Prep

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28, 107 S State St
Atkinson, Illinois 61235 9788 USA
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$35

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.

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Take Your Class to HyperSpeed with Hyperdocs!

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
South Cook ISC 4, 253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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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!

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What Does Your Digital Tattoo Say About You?

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
South Cook ISC 4, 253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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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.

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Ignite Creativity in the Classroom!

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28, 107 S State St
Atkinson, Illinois 61235 9788 USA
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$35

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 various apps, web tools and extensions available for students to create multimedia such as interactive images, video, and audio. In addition, learning strategies and thoughtful approaches to Chromebook creation will be woven throughout. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to the workshop.

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Digital Threat Assessment (AA 1865)

June 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Quincy Board Office, 1416 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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$150

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.

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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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Google Level 1 Certification Prep

July 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60436 United States
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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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Google Level 1 Workshop

July 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lake County High School Technology Campus, 19525 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
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$35

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

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Let’s Get Google Certified! Google Level 2 Prep

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$30

The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam.

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Jump into the New School Year with Creative Ways to Utilize Google Tools

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28, 107 S State St
Atkinson, Illinois 61235 9788 USA
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$35

The Google Suite of tools opens up so many possibilities for our students beyond word processing and creating slide shows. During this workshop, participants will look at new strategies for leveraging the full capacity of the Google Suite and other amazing digital tools, all while learning how to effectively distribute and manage these activities through Google Classroom. From creating hyperdocs to creating video with Adobe Spark, we will explore how to leverage Chrome and the Google tools effectively in your classroom. Join us for a fun-filled day of Google learning! Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to the workshop.

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August 2020

Google Level 1 Certification Prep

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60436 United States
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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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Google Level 2 Certification Prep

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60436 United States
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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.

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Google Level 2 Certification Workshop

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lake County High School Technology Campus, 19525 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
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$35

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

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October 2020

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

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
South Cook ISC 4, 253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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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. Face-to-face networks provide leaders with opportunities to engage local peers in deeper conversations about the educational landscape. Understanding the social media landscape will equip leaders to help professional staff as they integrate these powerful tools in their instruction. This course will provide the knowledge and skills required to become connected leaders by focusing on multiple social media platforms (with an emphasis on Twitter) and productive face-to-face networking opportunities to help them leverage the power of social networks for professional learning and community engagement.

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