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March 2022

Game Design (NCISC)

03. 01. 2022  |   3:30pm - 5:00pm   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Eric Santos

This workshop will explore basic game design principles and how you can incorporate them into your stand-along classroom projects or content-connected demonstrations of knowledge.

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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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A Design Thinking Approach to Education ROE 4

03. 04. 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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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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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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Google Level 2 Certification Test-Crash Course

03. 08. 2022  |   8:30am - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Reserve your spot today in our Google Educator Level 2 crash course! In this session, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to succeed on the Google Educator Level 2 Certification exam.

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ROE 4 Educational Technology Roundtable

03. 08. 2022  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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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ENGLISH: Family and Community Empowerment Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

03. 08. 2022  |   3:15pm - 4:15pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Colleen Kaplan

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Learning Technology Center, and other Illinois Educational Advocacy groups are hosting a new monthly virtual networking series for parents, caregivers, and community-facing personnel across the state

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AA #3853 Framework for Successful Technology Integration in Schools ROE 28

03. 09. 2022  |   9:00am - 3:30pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  $120
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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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ROE 48 Tech Networking Meeting

03. 10. 2022  |   9:30am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

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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SPANISH: Family and Community Empowerment Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

03. 10. 2022  |   3:15pm - 4:15pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Colleen Kaplan

La Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois (ISBE), El Centro del Aprendizaje de Tecnología y otros grupos de abogacía educacional comenzarán reuniones virtuales cada mes para padres/cuidadores y miembros de la comunidad en todo el estado de Illinois durante el año escolar 2021-2022.

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Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking March Meeting

03. 11. 2022  |   8:30am - 9:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join the LTC's Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting geared specifically to needs of today's library media specialists.

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Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking March Meeting

03. 11. 2022  |   8:30am - 9:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join the LTC's Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting geared specifically to needs of today's library media specialists

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Tech Networking Meeting

03. 16. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Capital Area Career Center   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Join the LTC's Chris Wherley and Lisa Schwartz for a monthly networking technology meeting. 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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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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IL Ed Tech Coaches Meeting- March

03. 17. 2022  |   10:30am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Join educational technology coaches from around the state to share best practices and ask questions.

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Technology in the Math Classroom ROE 4

03. 22. 2022  |   8:00am - 11:00am   |  Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

How can you leverage technology in your math classroom and engage your students in new and exciting ways? This workshop will explore how you can bring new strategies and activities to your math classroom sure to engage your students in new and exciting ways!

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Technology in the Science Classroom ROE 4

03. 22. 2022  |   12:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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!

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ROE 47 Educational Technology Roundtable

03. 25. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Office of Education #47   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

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ROE 9, 17, 54 Tech Networking Meeting

03. 29. 2022  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Mahomet-Seymour Elementary School: Middletown Prairie   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Join the LTC's Lisa Schwartz and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking technology meeting. 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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3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

03. 31. 2022  |   11:30am - 1:00pm   |  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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April 2022

Google Level 2 Certification Test Training

04. 08. 2022  |   8:30am - 12:30pm   |  Online   |  $15
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

In this session, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to succeed on the Google Educator Level 2 Certification exam.

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Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking April Meeting

04. 12. 2022  |   8:30am - 9:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Looking to connect with fellow library media specialists and grow your professional learning network? Join the LTC's Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting geared specifically to needs of today's library media specialists.

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ROE 4 Educational Technology Roundtable

04. 12. 2022  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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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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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IL Ed Tech Coaches Meeting- April

04. 12. 2022  |   1:30pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Join educational technology coaches from around the state to share best practices and ask questions.

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ENGLISH: Family and Community Empowerment Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

04. 12. 2022  |   3:15pm - 4:15pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Colleen Kaplan

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Learning Technology Center, and other Illinois Educational Advocacy groups are hosting a new monthly virtual networking series for parents, caregivers, and community-facing personnel across the state.

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SPANISH: Family and Community Empowerment Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

04. 14. 2022  |   3:15pm - 4:15pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Colleen Kaplan

La Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois (ISBE), El Centro del Aprendizaje de Tecnología y otros grupos de abogacía educacional comenzarán reuniones virtuales cada mes para padres/cuidadores y miembros de la comunidad en todo el estado de Illinois durante el año escolar 2021-2022.

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Bringing SEL and EdTech Together

04. 19. 2022  |   3:30pm - 5:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

This past year has introduced students and educators to a variety of previously unfamiliar edtech terms and phrases - distance and hybrid learning among them. SEL or social-emotional learning has also been on the tip of the tongue in schools across the country, even though the concept has existed for several decades up to this point.

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Google’s Secret Menu (NCISC)

04. 19. 2022  |   3:30pm - 5:00pm   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Eric Santos

In this session, we will explore apps like Sites, Jamboard, My Maps, Earth, and Arts & Culture to help students connect to each other and the world outside your classroom.

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ROE #26 & 33 Tech Networking Meeting

04. 21. 2022  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Henderson/Knox/Mercer/Warren Regional Office of Education #33   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

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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ROE 47 Educational Technology Roundtable

04. 22. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Office of Education #47   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

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ROE 9, 17, 54 Tech Networking Meeting

04. 26. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  DeWitt/Livingstn/Logan/McLean Regional Office of Education #17   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Join the LTC's Lisa Schwartz and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking technology meeting. 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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ROE 35 Educational Technology Roundtable

04. 26. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Illinois Valley Community College   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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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May 2022

ROE 28 Educational Technology Roundtable

05. 03. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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

05. 04. 2022  |   8:30am - 3:30pm   |  Rock Island Regional Office of Education #49   |  $120
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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AA #3779 Digital Citizenship in Action ROE 28

05. 09. 2022  |   9:00am - 3:30pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  $120
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

In this course, leaders will learn about the history and current state of digital citizenship education. Leaders will then critically evaluate the explicit, implicit, and null curriculum around digital citizenship in their schools.

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ROE 4 Educational Technology Roundtable

05. 10. 2022  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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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IL Ed Tech Coaches Meeting- May

05. 11. 2022  |   9:30am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Join educational technology coaches from around the state to share best practices and ask questions.

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Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking May Meeting

05. 13. 2022  |   8:30am - 9:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Looking to connect with fellow library media specialists and grow your professional learning network? Join the LTC's Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting geared specifically to needs of today's library media specialists.

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ROE 47 Educational Technology Roundtable

05. 20. 2022  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Office of Education #47   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

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ROE 9, 17, 54 Tech Networking Meeting

05. 31. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  DeWitt/Livingstn/Logan/McLean Regional Office of Education #17   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Join the LTC's Lisa Schwartz and Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking technology meeting. 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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June 2022

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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