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September 2021

Be Connected: Streaming Sports Events

09. 22. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

With ready access to streaming platforms like YouTube and Twitch, numerous districts are starting to ask - should we be live streaming our sporting events? This delivery channel is becoming more popular for high school athletic programs, but starting up a streaming network can take some leg work and a little know-how on the front end. Are you ready to step up to the plate and take a swing at streaming your district's sporting events?

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Organizing Drive and Maximizing the Power of Chrome

09. 23. 2021  |   3:30pm - 5:00pm   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Is your Google Drive a mess? Do you spend way too much time searching for documents? Then it's time for seasonal cleaning!

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LTC South 2021-22 Google Level 1 Certification Prep Cohort B

09. 24. 2021  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 1 Certification Exam into smaller monthly workshops while preparing you to take and pass the exam.

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ROE 47 Educational Technology Roundtable

09. 24. 2021  |   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, 54, 17 Tech Networking Meeting

09. 28. 2021  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  DeWitt/Livingstn/Logan/McLean Regional Office of Education #17   |  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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All Things SOPPA

09. 28. 2021  |   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. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with their peers, as well as receive up-to-date recommendations following the July 1 compliance date.

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Creating a Google Classroom Community ROE 8

09. 28. 2021  |   4:00pm - 5:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

When used to its full potential, Google Classroom is more than just a place to post announcements and files. Learn to create an inviting, differentiated, collaborative learning space that facilitates better learning experiences for students. This workshop will help you organize your digital file-sharing, develop a grading and feedback workflow, and integrate engaging and enriching tools into Google Classroom.

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Be Connected: Digital Displays

09. 29. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Questions about digital displays? Looking for tips and recommendations on deploying them in a cohesive, cost-effective manner? Be Connected has you covered! Tune into this week's session for timely insights on these useful hardware installations. The LTC's Chris Wherley will lead the discussions and help you find answers you need to make digital displays a regular part of your institution's learning environment.

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Drones in the Classroom ROE 49

09. 30. 2021  |   8:30am - 3:00pm   |  Rock Island Regional Office of Education #49   |  $155
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

As drones continue to grow in both popularity and functionality, businesses are rapidly expanding their uses of unmanned aerial vehicles. As we look for new ways to prepare our students for the changing workforce economy, we can look at adding drones to our curriculum. Bringing unmanned aerial vehicles into our schools and classrooms can provide an engaging opportunity to teach our students real-world skills.

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Advanced Uses of Google Classroom

09. 30. 2021  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

Google Classroom provides teachers and students with a powerful learning space that can effectively organize and manage digital coursework during both remote and in-person learning. This session will explore the Google Classroom's advanced features as well as how this platform can integrate with dozens of web applications and other digital tools.

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Emergency Connectivity Fund Virtual Application Workshop (Round 2)

09. 30. 2021  |   2:00pm - 4:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

Interested in learning more about the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) and its application process?

Join the LTC’s Mindy Fiscus, Illinois’ Digital Access Coordinator, for a virtual workshop taking you step-by-step through the ECF application process. Along the way, you’ll learn the full scope of potential ECF uses, including for both schools and libraries that have identified an unmet need for devices and connectivity options that support remote learning and closing the homework gap.

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Hey Google! What’s new? ROE 47

09. 30. 2021  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Google has made some exciting updates to the apps you use every day. This 1-hour workshop will review what's changed over the summer and provide tips on how to make the new and improved Google Workspace for Education work for you and your students!

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Bringing SEL and Edtech Together

09. 30. 2021  |   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. This session will explore what SEL is at an essential level and how it can be incorporated into a classroom as well as strategies for utilizing your edtech tools to accomplish SEL goals.

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October 2021

ROE #9, 17, 54 Tech Networking Meeting- VIRTUAL

10. 01. 2021  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

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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Hey Google! What’s new? ROE 35

10. 04. 2021  |   3:15pm - 4:15pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Google has made some exciting updates to the apps you use every day. This 1-hour workshop will review what's changed over the summer and provide tips on how to make the new and improved Google Workspace for Education work for you and your students!

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Google Level 1 Certification Test – Crash Course!

10. 05. 2021  |   8:30am - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

This Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam. 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.

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Emergency Connectivity Fund Virtual Application Workshop (Round 2)

10. 05. 2021  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

Interested in learning more about the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) and its application process?

Join the LTC’s Mindy Fiscus, Illinois’ Digital Access Coordinator, for a virtual workshop taking you step-by-step through the ECF application process. Along the way, you’ll learn the full scope of potential ECF uses, including for both schools and libraries that have identified an unmet need for devices and connectivity options that support remote learning and closing the homework gap.

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All Things SOPPA

10. 05. 2021  |   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. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with their peers, as well as receive up-to-date recommendations following the July 1 compliance date.

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Kami-fy your class today!

10. 05. 2021  |   3:15pm - 4:15pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Come explore Kami, an online document annotation and markup tool, and learn how it can be used in a variety of learning environments. Participants will also explore best practices for integrating Kami into Google Classroom.

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Fall Google Level 1 Certification Cohort

10. 05. 2021  |   3:30pm - 5:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 1 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the same assessment with ease.

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Get the Picture! Using Images for Digital Citizenship Conversations

10. 05. 2021  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Kristen Mattson

Are you and your students tired of those "canned" digital citizenship lessons that always seem to cover the same topics and elicit lackluster responses? Your digital citizenship lessons don't have to be something you dread!

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Increase Engagement with Google Slides

10. 06. 2021  |   8:30am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  $30
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join us for an introduction to Nearpod and Peardeck as well as an in-depth look at how these tools can be used to make your Google Slide presentations more engaging.

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ROE 35 Educational Technology Roundtable

10. 06. 2021  |   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. 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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Be Connected: Cybersecurity Awareness and Resources

10. 06. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we don't want anyone left in the dark! This week's Be Connected will focus in on ways we can all be more cybersecurity aware, both in the near- and long-term. We'll also share a few cybersecurity resources your districts can utilize starting today to keep them protected against new and emerging threats.

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Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

10. 12. 2021  |   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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ROE 4 Educational Technology Roundtable

10. 12. 2021  |   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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All Things SOPPA

10. 12. 2021  |   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. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with their peers, as well as receive up-to-date recommendations following the July 1 compliance date.

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ENGLISH: Family and Community Empowerment Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

10. 12. 2021  |   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 starting a new monthly virtual networking series for parents, caregivers, and community-facing personnel across the state

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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Digital Citizenship Resources for Connected Kids

10. 12. 2021  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Join Nicole Zumpano as she shares a variety of resources crowdsourced by the LTC's team of Instructional Technology Coaches to help you integrate this important topic into your classrooms. You're sure to walk away with ideas that can be implemented during this important awareness week and beyond.

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Let’s Get Google Certified! Google Level 2 Prep

10. 13. 2021  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  DeWitt/Livingstn/Logan/McLean Regional Office of Education #17   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Reserve your spot today in our upcoming Google Level 2 workshop! In this workshop, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller components while preparing you to pass the Goole Level 2 Certification Exam. Each component will cover different Google apps, including Gmail, Slides, and Drawings; Scholar, Books, Google Arts, and Culture; Earth and Maps; Sites and Blogger; YouTube and Classroom; Keep and Trends.

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ROE #1 Tech Networking Meeting

10. 13. 2021  |   9:30am - 11:00am   |  Mt Sterling YMCA   |  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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In Person Tech Networking Meeting: ROE 11

10. 13. 2021  |   10:45am - 12:45pm   |  Sullivan High School   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Area technology coordinators and directors will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas. Their contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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Be Connected: CISSP Certification Resources

10. 13. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues this week on Be Connected as we dig into an important, but often less discussed topic - CISSP Certification. Tune in to learn about an assortment of CISSP Certification resources as well as discover how you can utilize this certification to manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program.

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Creating a Google Classroom Community ROE 35

10. 13. 2021  |   3:15pm - 4:15pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

When used to its full potential, Google Classroom is more than just a place to post announcements and files. Learn to create an inviting, differentiated, collaborative learning space that facilitates better learning experiences for students.

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IL Ed Tech Coaches Meeting- October 2021

10. 14. 2021  |   1:30pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Nicole Zumpano

Join educational technology coaches from around the state to share best practices, network, and ask questions. ALL educators that have an interest in coaching and technology are welcome to join.

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Flipping how we Assess Student Learning with Flipgrid ROE 49

10. 14. 2021  |   3:00pm - 4:00pm   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

When technology is introduced into the classroom, it opens up new and more meaningful ways to assess student learning. It also allows teachers to more efficiently uncover what students know, think, feel, and understand about the curricular content. When looking at different tools for assessing student learning, Flipgrid stands out above the rest. Join us as we explore how you can leverage Flipgrid with your students!

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SPANISH: Family and Community Empowerment Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

10. 14. 2021  |   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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Increase Engagement with Google Slides

10. 15. 2021  |   8:30am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join us to learn how to make Google Slides more engaging within the app as well as participate in an introduction to Nearpod and Peardeck.

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Bringing SEL and EdTech Together

10. 19. 2021  |   8:30am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  $30
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. This session will explore what SEL is at an essential level and how it can be incorporated into a classroom as well as strategies for utilizing your edtech tools to accomplish SEL goals.

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All Things SOPPA

10. 19. 2021  |   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. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with their peers, as well as receive up-to-date recommendations following the July 1 compliance date.

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Declutter Your Digital Life ROE 35

10. 19. 2021  |   3:15pm - 4:15pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Ever feel like you're drowning in emails, can't find the files you need, or have notes and "to-do" lists all over the place? Let's get you re-centered using a few Google tools and some simple strategies for efficient workflows and organization. Save yourself time for what matters - connecting with your students!

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Google’s Be Internet Awesome: Helping Kids Become Safe, Confident Digital Explorers

10. 19. 2021  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Anne Nash

Join Google for Education Program Manager Anne Nash to learn more about Be Internet Awesome and how you can bring this digital literacy and digital citizenship content to your classrooms, students, and families - including through their Pear Deck-enabled BIA interactive lessons!

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Cybersecurity Awareness Basics for Educators

10. 19. 2021  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Amber Lowry

When it comes to discussing the information we, as well as our students, share online, so-called "cyber hygiene" is a great place to start. This session will focus on several tools educators can use to evaluate cyber hygiene as well as several tools they can use to clean up their personal data sharing habits online.

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ROE 51 Educational Technology Roundtable

10. 20. 2021  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Menard/Sangamon Regional Office of Education #51   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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/staff, instructional technology directors/coaches, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools.

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Be Connected: Google Vault – What is is and what it isn’t

10. 20. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

Curious about Google Vault? This information governance tool within Google Workspace can be used to retain, hold, search, and export users’ Google Workspace data. Suffice to say, Google Vault can do a lot for your district when it comes to data retention and management. However, there are few things it cannot do and it's time we all learn the difference.

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All Things Google Workspace for Education for School Support Staff!

10. 21. 2021  |   8:30am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  $10
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Are you a school support staffer (school nurse, counselor, social worker, or administrative assistant) looking for an introductory level edtech workshop created with your role in mind? This one's for you!

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Declutter Your Digital Life ROE 47

10. 21. 2021  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Ever feel like you're drowning in emails, can't find the files you need, or have notes and "to-do" lists all over the place? Let's get you re-centered using a few Google tools and some simple strategies for efficient workflows and organization. Save yourself time for what matters - connecting with your students!

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Responsible Decision Making: Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

10. 25. 2021  |   3:30pm - 5:00pm   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join us to learn how digital citizenship and online safety play a role in the school ecosystem. In particular, we'll focus in how educators can help create and maintain positive online experiences for all learners.

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ROE 9, 17, 54 Tech Networking Meeting

10. 26. 2021  |   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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All Things SOPPA

10. 26. 2021  |   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. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with their peers, as well as receive up-to-date recommendations following the July 1 compliance date.

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