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April 2022

Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: CIS Endpoint Security Services (ESS)

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

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

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Mindy Fiscus

Emergency Connectivity Fund Round 3 – How To Apply and More

04. 08. 2022  |   11:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

Have you heard? The FCC has announced a third round of Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) funding to help schools secure the tools and services needed to facilitate remote learning. Tune in to learn about how to apply as well as potential uses for these newly released federal funds.

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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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Lisa Schwartz

Get Hands-on with Class VR

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

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

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Ben Sondgeroth

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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Eric Santos

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

04. 12. 2022  |   12:00pm - 3:30pm   |  Lake Regional Office of Education #34   |  $35
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Join this session to develop your own media literacy awareness, explore resources and lesson materials, and prepare to teach key concepts to your students so they can safely access, analyze, and create digital media. This session will be interactive as you will experience lessons the way students will - rich with self-reflection, analysis, and discussion.

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Colleen Kaplan

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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Lindy Hockenbary

Engaging Students with Research-Based Strategies

04. 12. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lindy Hockenbary

The concept of student engagement is frequently discussed in the education field. But have you ever thought about what research says about engagement? Tune into this 1-hour webinar to discover three research-backed strategies that you can begin utilizing in your classroom today.

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Joe Cipfl

Flipping Your Classroom

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

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

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Colleen Kaplan

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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Eric Santos

Introduction to Google Sheets (DuPage ROE)

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

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

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Lisa Schwartz

ROE #53 Technology Networking Meeting

04. 19. 2022  |   9:30am - 11:30am   |  Morton Unit School District #709   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Join ROE #53's Stefanie Crawford and the LTC's 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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Nicole Zumpano

IL Ed Tech Coaches Meeting- April

04. 19. 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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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

04. 19. 2022  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

If you have questions relating to the new Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA), then you're not alone. Join the LTC's Chris Wherley for "All Things SOPPA", a weekly discussion about the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance.

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Jennifer Leban

Concrete Ways Tech Can Support the Arts

04. 19. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Jennifer Leban

Between iPads, Procreate, and the Adobe CC suite, there are all kinds of tech tools available to today's creative minds. But how can we use those same tools to help our students unlock their own creativity? A National Board Certified visual arts teacher will show you how while highlighting best practices for making the most of your classroom's creativity-focused technology.

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Chris Wherley

ROE 51 Tech Networking Meeting

04. 20. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Capital Area Career Center   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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Chris Wherley

Be Connected: Vape Detectors

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

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

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Joe Cipfl

Flipping Your Classroom

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

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

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Lisa Schwartz

Tech Networking Meeting

04. 21. 2022  |   9:30am - 11:00am   |  Brown County Schools   |  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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Lisa Schwartz

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader Networking Meeting

04. 22. 2022  |   9:00am - 10:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Area instructional coaches and teacher leaders will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around EdTech topics and trends. Participants’ contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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Ben Sondgeroth

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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Joe Cipfl

3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

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

Is your district interested in adding 3D printing to the curriculum? Does your district currently have 3D printers that are simply gathering dust?

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Eric Santos

West 40 Tech Coaches Meeting (April 2022)

04. 26. 2022  |   10:00am - 11:30am   |  West Cook ISC 2   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Santos

Monthly meeting for educational technology coaches in the West 40 region. Each monthly gathering will include guest presenters, breakout group discussions, whole group brainstorming, and resource sharing.

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Steve Wick

Creativity and Student Voice – A Foundation for the 4 Cs

04. 26. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Steve Wick

Student voice can play a crucial role in the learning experience, regardless of subject area or grade level. Come discover how you can infuse more memorable opportunities to amplify those important voices through visual design, video creation, verbal responses, and more.

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Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: Phishing Campaigns and Training

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

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

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Joe Cipfl

3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

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

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

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Mindy Fiscus

ECF Round 3 Application Workshop

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

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

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May 2022

Ben Sondgeroth

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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Eric Santos

Aligning Teaching to the New IL Computer Science Standards

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

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

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Matt Jacobson

Supporting SEL with Technology Integration

05. 03. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Matt Jacobson

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is vitally important to our students’ success and well-being, both in school and beyond. Come discover how you can support students’ social-emotional learning through a variety of simple, accessible technology solutions.

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Nicole Zumpano

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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Mindy Fiscus

ECF Round 3 Application Workshop

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

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

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Chris Wherley

Be Connected: Ask Yoda Anything About Technology

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

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

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Eric Santos

Introduction to Google Tools for Productivity (NCISC)

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

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

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Ben Sondgeroth

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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Mindy Fiscus

ECF Round 3 Application Workshop

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

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

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Ben Sondgeroth

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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Chris Wherley

All Things SOPPA

05. 10. 2022  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

If you have questions relating to the new Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA), then you're not alone. Join the LTC's Chris Wherley for "All Things SOPPA", a weekly discussion about the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance.

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Sarah Phelps

Teaching Digital Citizenship with Technology Tools

05. 10. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Sarah Phelps

Today's students walk into our classroom with a mix of good and bad technology use habits. Let's help them become tomorrow's savvy, empathetic digital citizens using a variety of free resources that'll help them sharpen their media awareness and online privacy skills.

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Nicole Zumpano

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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Lisa Schwartz

ROE #48 Tech Networking Meeting

05. 11. 2022  |   9:30am - 11:00am   |  Peoria CUSD   |  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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Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: IT End of Year/Summer Projects

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

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

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The Closer: Plug & Play Lessons to Finish the Year Strong

05. 11. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Rachel Henry

We’ve got your end-of-year lesson plans covered! Join us to discover how Everfi’s student-driven, standards-aligned, and self-graded resources can help your classroom finish out the school year on a high note.

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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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Lisa Schwartz

ROE #53 Technology Networking Meeting

05. 17. 2022  |   9:30am - 11:30am   |  Morton Unit School District #709   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Join ROE #53's Stefanie Crawford and the LTC's Lisa Schwartz for a monthly networking technology meeting.

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Eric Santos

Illinois’ New Computer Science Standards

05. 17. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Santos

ISBE has recently published a new set of K-12 computer science learning standards. How can we as school leaders and classroom educators develop programs that align with these standards and meet expectations? Come discover how!

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Chris Wherley

ROE 51 Tech Networking Meeting

05. 18. 2022  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Capital Area Career Center   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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Chris Wherley

Be Connected: eSports – Technical Setup

05. 18. 2022  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Each year, eSports becomes a larger and more lucrative part of the world sporting ecosystem, with leagues offering major cash prizes and opportunities for fulfilling careers. Your students may have aspirations of participating in one of these leagues, and if your district is supporting those goals with an eSports team, you may be asked to get them off the ground technically.

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Lisa Schwartz

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader Networking Meeting

05. 19. 2022  |   9:00am - 10:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Area instructional coaches and teacher leaders will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around EdTech topics and trends. Participants’ contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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How to Start an Esports Program at your School

05. 19. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

It's time to pick up the controller and hit "start" on your district's esports program. Join us as we focus in on the background knowledge needed to start a successful esports program, including current trends, hardware/software recommendations, game and league options, coaching tips, potential costs, and more.

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