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April 2017

Technology Roundtable @ ROE 11 (Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Shelby, & Moultrie Counties)

April 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join district technology staff and instructional technology specialists from around the region for a discussion on technology issues, emerging trends, policy best-practices, robust infrastructure, student data and privacy, budget and resources, and technology initiatives like 1:1 programs and effective edtech PD for teachers. The networking event offers an excellent opportunity to share experiences and ask questions. Come and be part of the discussion.

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AREA III Google Admin Certification Workshop

April 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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PARCC testing window closes

April 28, 2017
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May 2017

Tech 2017

May 9, 2017

http://www.iceberg.org/tech/

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St. Philomena’s Showcase School

May 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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LTC2 Tech Director Meeting

May 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Online link: http://connect.illinicloud.org/ltc2/

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June 2017

WordPress: Quickly and Easily Develop and Maintain Your District’s Website

June 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 5, 2017 at 9:00am

$75

Need to develop a school or district website but don’t know how to code? No problem! This one-day workshop will provide a strong foundation for how to build, customize, and maintain websites without ever needing to touch HTML, PHP or CSS by using Wordpress, a free platform for websites used by over 74 million sites worldwide. This hands-on workshop will provide participants with everything they need to know in order to develop their own site. Beginners and intermediate Wordpress users are welcome!

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Level One Google Boot Camp – http://bit.ly/2oY6rsb

June 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am - June 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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Google Classroom 101 & Beyond

June 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
$65

Google Classroom is the mission control for your digital classroom and allows you to create a more paperless workflow in the classroom. We'll walk through setting up your first class, adding students, posting announcements, questions and assignments, grading assignments, and discuss communication strategies and best practices.

Once we master Google Classroom, we’ll move on to exploring Google Forms, Slides, Drawing, Docs, and much more. You will leave this session with new knowledge, examples, ideas, and resources to take your own Google Classroom to the next level.

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WITCon Conference

June 14, 2017 - June 16, 2017
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Robotic Playlab

June 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$50

You will have the opportunity to play with several types of robots (Ozobot, Robot Mouse, Dash and Dot, Kibo, Mindstorms EV3, LEGO WeDo 2.0) in this hands-on, problem-based learning session. You will build (if applicable) and program the robot, using your own device, then we will complete a series of challenges. After each exploration session we will regroup and discuss our experiences and classroom applications of the technology to promote innovative thinking.

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Google Admin Console Technical Retreat with AmplifiedIT

June 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$200

Presented by AmplifiedIT, this one day technical retreat will begin by walking through how to migrate to G Suite and ensure you’re going down the right road for your school's Google journey. The day continues with a deep dive into the admin console and what services and settings you really need to change for your staff and more importantly, students. We’ll include tips and tricks for user provisioning and management. The afternoon will start with an overview on Chromebooks, deployment strategies, device selection and management. We’ll also give an overview of Third Party Services and Tools that will make your life easier as well as protecting and securing your domain. The day will finish with a question and answer session to discuss topics that weren’t covered during the day or to go into greater detail on topics discussed during the day.

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Google Certified Admin Bootcamp with AmplifiedIT

June 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$399

This intensive one day training is focused on providing all the skills and understanding necessary to achieve the Google Certified Administrator credential. All areas of the G Suite Admin Console as related to the exam are clearly and concisely covered. An extra focus is placed on the educational K-12 application and how it relates to the exam material.

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July 2017

CANCELLED: Understanding Active Directory Domain Services and Group Policy in Windows Server 2012 R2

July 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$375

In this one day custom course you will focus on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure. Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is the most critical component in a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain-based network. This course explains why you implement specific AD DS features, how important components integrate with each other, and how you can ensure that your domain- based network functions properly. You will learn about new features, such as virtualized domain controller cloning, recent features like read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and other features and tools that you can use in the AD DS environment. Additional topics include configuring and managing Group Policy objects (GPOs), including settings and preferences, such as configuring GPO processing order, blocking of inheritance, enforced policies, filtering, managing slow-link processing, forcing Group Policy Update, software installation, folder redirection, scripts, administrative template settings, backup up, import, copy and restore GPOs, item-level targeting and delegating Group Policy management.

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August 2017

CANCELED: BreakoutEDU

August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$70

With the clock racing against you, can you withstand the pressure to crack the code before time runs out? Escape room games are unique, fun, and interactive experiences that are designed to foster the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in their participants. The concept that has been sweeping the nation for the last few years has now emerged as a powerful classroom tool! Find out how to design your own escape room game based on materials you are already teaching in the classroom. Create an experience that will allow your students to dive into material deeper and have an impactful experience they won't soon forget.

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October 2017

Huntley Innovation In Education Days

October 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 8, 2017 at 8:00am

One event on February 7, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on May 2, 2018 at 8:00am

$25

Description Huntley Community School District 158 is excited to offer a full day of professional development for administrators, school business officers, and educators regarding innovative solutions on issues facing educational institutions. Huntley 158’s Always Initiative has recently become the largest K-12 1:1 program in the state of Illinois. While quite an accomplishment, our 1:1 initiative is simply one of many innovative programs in the District. Each year hundreds of educators and administrators from schools and districts around the country visit Huntley Community

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November 2017

Huntley Innovation In Education Days

November 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 8, 2017 at 8:00am

One event on February 7, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on May 2, 2018 at 8:00am

$25

Description Huntley Community School District 158 is excited to offer a full day of professional development for administrators, school business officers, and educators regarding innovative solutions on issues facing educational institutions. Huntley 158’s Always Initiative has recently become the largest K-12 1:1 program in the state of Illinois. While quite an accomplishment, our 1:1 initiative is simply one of many innovative programs in the District. Each year hundreds of educators and administrators from schools and districts around the country visit Huntley Community

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February 2018

Huntley Innovation In Education Days

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
$25

Description Huntley Community School District 158 is excited to offer a full day of professional development for administrators, school business officers, and educators regarding innovative solutions on issues facing educational institutions. Huntley 158’s Always Initiative has recently become the largest K-12 1:1 program in the state of Illinois. While quite an accomplishment, our 1:1 initiative is simply one of many innovative programs in the District. Each year hundreds of educators and administrators from schools and districts around the country visit Huntley Community

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May 2018

Huntley Innovation In Education Days

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
$25

Description Huntley Community School District 158 is excited to offer a full day of professional development for administrators, school business officers, and educators regarding innovative solutions on issues facing educational institutions. Huntley 158’s Always Initiative has recently become the largest K-12 1:1 program in the state of Illinois. While quite an accomplishment, our 1:1 initiative is simply one of many innovative programs in the District. Each year hundreds of educators and administrators from schools and districts around the country visit Huntley Community

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September 2018

Engaging Students with Minecraft (Webinar)

September 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

Description This session will investigate several different ways to introduce Minecraft in the classroom as a tool to increase student engagement and provide fun options for student projects. We will look at both options for student lead and teacher lead projects as well as investigate some of the useful tools available for teachers looking for project ideas.Register Presenter: Christopher Johnson, Minecraft Global Mentor

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Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Cohort: Area 5

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Litchfield High School, 1705 N State St.
Litchfield, IL 62056 United States
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The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program, you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

– is job-embedded: activities and planning are immediately applicable in your school.
– sets aside the time you need to make a plan.
– gives you access to data collection tools to drive decisions.
– connects you to a diverse group of principals & districts.
– is based on a proven North Carolina professional learning program.

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Admin Console for G Suite for Education (Webinar)

September 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event, IL United States

Description This session will explore the Admin Console for managing your G Suite for Education implementation. We will look at the areas for managing Chromebooks, users and groups, apps and extensions, and the Android app functionality available for Chromebooks. The webinar is scheduled for 30 minutes, but time will be available afterward for questions and answers. Presenter Chris Wherley, LTC Network and Technology Services Coordinator   Register  

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Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Cohort: Area 6

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map

The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program, you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

– is job-embedded: activities and planning are immediately applicable in your school.
– sets aside the time you need to make a plan.
– gives you access to data collection tools to drive decisions.
– connects you to a diverse group of principals & districts.
– is based on a proven North Carolina professional learning program.

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Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Cohort: Area 4 (Central)

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9, 3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, Illinois 61822 1406 USA
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$150 – $175

The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program, you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

– is job-embedded: activities and planning are immediately applicable in your school.
– sets aside the time you need to make a plan.
– gives you access to data collection tools to drive decisions.
– connects you to a diverse group of principals & districts.
– is based on a proven North Carolina professional learning program.

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Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Cohort: Area 3

September 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
PROE Center, 10112 West Dubois Road
Edwards, IL 61528 United States
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The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program, you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

– is job-embedded: activities and planning are immediately applicable in your school.
– sets aside the time you need to make a plan.
– gives you access to data collection tools to drive decisions.
– connects you to a diverse group of principals & districts.
– is based on a proven North Carolina professional learning program.

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Tech Tools Takeaway (Webinar)

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

Join us for an overview of Illinois Classrooms in Action’s Technology website. All resources vetted on this website are FREE for educators and aligned for use within classroom technology integration. In addition to the overview we will explore a couple of tools to support parent and family connections.

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Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Cohort: Area 4 (North)

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Regional Instructional Center, 50 West Industrial Park Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States
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$150 – $175

The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program, you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

– is job-embedded: activities and planning are immediately applicable in your school.
– sets aside the time you need to make a plan.
– gives you access to data collection tools to drive decisions.
– connects you to a diverse group of principals & districts.
– is based on a proven North Carolina professional learning program.

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Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Cohort: Area 3 (Macomb)

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hancck/Fultn/Schuylr/McDonogh Regional Office of Education #26, 130 S Lafayette St Ste 200
Macomb, Illinois 61455 2280 USA
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$150 – $175

The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program, you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

– is job-embedded: activities and planning are immediately applicable in your school.
– sets aside the time you need to make a plan.
– gives you access to data collection tools to drive decisions.
– connects you to a diverse group of principals & districts.
– is based on a proven North Carolina professional learning program.

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October 2018

Let’s All Mystery Skype (Webinar)

October 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

Description Mystery Skype is a unique educational game that engages all age groups and applies to all curricular subjects. The objective of the game is to uncover the mystery of the other classroom by asking questions that encourage the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students work together to solve the challenge. As the game unfolds students begin to notice similarities with each other. They also become inquisitive about our differences. The genuine exchange between the classes as they play

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Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Cohort: Area 2

October 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Office of Education #47, 1001 W 23rd St
Sterling, Illinois 61081 9047 USA
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$150 – $175

The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program, you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

– is job-embedded: activities and planning are immediately applicable in your school.
– sets aside the time you need to make a plan.
– gives you access to data collection tools to drive decisions.
– connects you to a diverse group of principals & districts.
– is based on a proven North Carolina professional learning program.

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The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SPDC) New Illinois State Alliance! (Webinar)

October 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States

This session will outline the work of the Student Data Privacy Consortium and the newest state Alliance - IL! You will hear the history of the Consortium, membership make-up and how various tools available for any identified districts addressing their student data privacy concerns.

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Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Cohort: Area 1

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake County ROE Room 130, 19525 W. Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
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$150 – $175

The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program, you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:

– is job-embedded: activities and planning are immediately applicable in your school.
– sets aside the time you need to make a plan.
– gives you access to data collection tools to drive decisions.
– connects you to a diverse group of principals & districts.
– is based on a proven North Carolina professional learning program.

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E-Rate Webinar

October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

This webinar will cover the FY18-19 updates to the Federal E-Rate Program.

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Tech Tools Takeaway (Webinar) – Seesaw

October 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

Join us as we explore Seesaw.me. This is a “social media” style way to document what is happening in the classroom. Educators can use this to support student led conference, student reflection and peer review, gather artifacts for their own reflection and use with evaluations.

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Google Level 1 Certification Workshop

October 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
PROE Center, 10112 West Dubois Road
Edwards, IL 61528 United States
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$35

The PROE Center, in collaboration with the Illinois Learning Technology Center, is offering a Google Educator Level 1 Certification workshop on Thursday, October 24, 2018 from 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. 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

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November 2018

Getting Started with Augmented Reality (Webinar)

November 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

Get the foundation to begin using immersive technology to transform your lessons into an interactive playground.

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Google Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Workflow

November 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States + Google Map

Is your Drive a mess? Do you need some organizational how-tos? Learn some Google tips and tricks to improve your workflow. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail and other Google tools will be addressed. Presenter: Nicole Zumpano, Regional Education Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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K12 Cybersecurity (Webinar)

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

Based on lessons learned from these incidents, this session will describe practical and cost-effective steps that schools can take to reduce the prevalence and severity of the cybersecurity incidents they are most likely to face.

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Tech Tools Takeaway (Webinar)

November 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

Description Coming soon! Presenter Lisa Ward, ISBE Content Specialist

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December 2018

E-Rate Workshop (Loves Park)

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4, 300 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, Illinois 61111 7516 USA
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Event Description This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data

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Coding in the Classroom (Webinar)

December 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States
Free

This session will cover the hows and whys, share creative, authentic examples of coding across the curriculum, and provide resources to get started with coding in the K-12 classroom.

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E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Oglesby)

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Illinois Valley Community College, Room CTC125 815 N Orlando Smith Road
Oglesby, IL 61348 United States
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Event Description The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program provides discounts on eligible data transmission services and Internet access, voice services, internal connections and managed internal broadband services and equipment for eligible schools and libraries. This session will provide Erate updates, completion of the 470 Application and Q&A on all aspects of the program. Participants are asked to bring: · A copy of last year’s 470 & 471 applications · Log in information for the EPiC erate portal · Digital signature/pin

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Google Level 1 Certification Workshop

December 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KIDS Main Training Room, 300 Heart Boulevard
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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$35

Event Description 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. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in this workshop will learn about: * Tech Integration with the 4 C's * Digital Citizenship *

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E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Wheaton)

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DuPage Regional Office of Education #19, 421 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, Illinois 60187 3978 USA
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Event Description This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current

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E-Rate Workshop (Charleston)

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data

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E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Edwards/Peoria)

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PROE Center, 10112 West Dubois Road
Edwards, IL 61528 United States
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Event Description This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data

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Powerful Ways to Engage Your Students Using Google Classroom

December 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event IL United States

Webinar Description Google Classroom provides teachers and students a powerful learning space to organize and effectively manage digital coursework. This webinar will combine explanation and exploration of Google Classroom as a means of streamlining workflow while engaging students in authentic learning experiences. Presenter Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Moline)

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rock Island Regional Office of Education #49, 3430 Avenue of The Cities
Moline, Illinois 61265 4417 USA
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Event Description This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data

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ROE #1 Tech Coordinator Meeting

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Sterling YMCA, 896 IL 99 850 E. St
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353 United States
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Event Description A roundtable discussion for technology coordinators: discuss topics and issues districts face in regards to technology and provide a space to discuss solutions for these issues. Facilitator Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Quincy)

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adams County Health Department, 330 Vermont Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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Event Description This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data

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