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May 2021

Other Than E-Rate Essentials

05. 20. 2021  |   3:00pm - 4:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

The IL State E-Rate Coordinator, Mindy Fiscus will share updates on these and other state and federal funding opportunities that work along with E-Rate to support broadband access for student learning.

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Making Microsoft Work for Modern Education

05. 21. 2021  |   11:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Amy Grigsby

Come learn from Amy Grigsby, a Microsoft Licensing Specialist, about the Microsoft solutions that are available to help you with collaboration, security, data analytics, and more.

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ROE 47 Educational Technology Round Table

05. 21. 2021  |   1:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends.

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ROE 9/54 Technology Roundtable

05. 25. 2021  |   9:00am - 10:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Area technology coordinators and directors will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas.

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Technology Networking Meeting

05. 25. 2021  |   9:00am - 10:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Area technology coordinators and directors will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas.

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ICN Consortium Forms and Tools Walkthrough

05. 25. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

IL State E-Rate Coordinator, Mindy Fiscus, will walk participants through the steps of completing the Letter of Agency and Circuit Information required for participation in the program.

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All Things SOPPA

05. 25. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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Advanced Uses of Google Classroom

05. 26. 2021  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Joe Cipfl

This session will explore the advanced features of Google Classroom and how it can integrate with web applications. Join us to see how Google Classroom can assist in streamlining workflow and engaging your students in a remote learning environment.

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Other Than E-Rate Essentials

05. 26. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

The IL State E-Rate Coordinator, Mindy Fiscus will share updates on these and other state and federal funding opportunities that work along with E-Rate to support broadband access for student learning.

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Be Connected: Summer IT Projects

05. 27. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

Join us to discuss projects large and small that your district is undertaking. Don't miss this chance to hear what your peers will be up to as the summer sun heats up!

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ICN Consortium Forms and Tools Walkthrough

05. 27. 2021  |   3:00pm - 4:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

IL State E-Rate Coordinator, Mindy Fiscus, will walk participants through the steps of completing the Letter of Agency and Circuit Information required for participation in the program.

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June 2021

Let’s Get Google Certified! Educator Level 1 Prep Workshop ROE 28

06. 03. 2021  |   8:30am - 3:00pm   |  Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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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Organization Tips for Google Drive and Gmail

06. 03. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Join us to learn productivity tips and tricks that can improve your workflow and prevent digital clutter.

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Other Than E-Rate Essentials

06. 03. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

The IL State E-Rate Coordinator, Mindy Fiscus will share updates on these and other state and federal funding opportunities that work along with E-Rate to support broadband access for student learning.

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3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

06. 07. 2021  |   1:00pm - 4:00pm   |  ROE 21 Conference Room 3rd Floor Williamson County Administrative Building   |  $25
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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AA #1788 Connected Leaders: Leveraging the Power of Social Networks

06. 08. 2021  |   9:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  $200
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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How to use Jamboard for Engaging Visual Learners

06. 08. 2021  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Join us to learn about these features and see them in action in a few hands-on Jams. You're sure to walk away with ideas and templates that you can use in your classroom.

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All Things SOPPA

06. 08. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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2021 Summer IT Summit and Showcase

06. 15. 2021  |   8:30am - 1:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Splash into summer with several half-days of networking and professional learning for IT staff! Join technology leaders, support staff, and colleagues in June for the LTC's IT Summer Summit and Showcase.

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ROE 47 Creating and Using HyperDocs in Your Classroom

06. 15. 2021  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

In this session, we will explore how to use the HyperDoc process to transform a learning experience using the full Google Suite, including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps.

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All Things SOPPA

06. 15. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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SOPPA Roundtable

06. 17. 2021  |   8:30am - 11:30am   |  Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery Regional Office of Education #3   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Join the LTC's Chris Wherley for a "SOPPA Roundtable" about the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance.

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Microsoft Intune

06. 18. 2021  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Jodie LeFever

Join this session to learn how you can modernize the management of your Windows devices with Endpoint Manager and Provisioning packages. We will cover enrolling devices via provisioning packages and AutoPilot and managing applications, device settings, and more.

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All Things SOPPA

06. 22. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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Be Connected: LTC Technology Documentation Assessment Guide

06. 23. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Eric Muckensturm

Hosted by the LTC's Eric Muckensturm, participants will receive a step-by-step walkthrough of the LTC's Technology Documentation Assessment Guide, plus have a chance to ask questions and learn what documentation best practices work best for tech departments of all shapes and sizes.

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Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop

06. 24. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Sarah Phelps

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop designed for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore how to begin teaching the CS Fundamentals curriculum.

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Digital Citizenship for Littles

06. 28. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Interested in teaching digital citizenship skills and habits to your youngest students? Join us to learn about some resources you can utilize to reach this goal in your K-5 classroom.

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All Things SOPPA

06. 29. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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July 2021

Summer 2021 Google Level 1 Certification Test Prep Cohort

07. 06. 2021  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Reserve your spot today and join a Google Level 1 cohort! In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 1 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the Google Level 1 Certification Exam.

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App Smashing with Google Classroom and Forms

07. 06. 2021  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Learn how to import grades from Google Forms into Google Classroom and other tips and tricks in Forms. Also, learn about using and reusing Rubrics in Google Classroom.

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Summer 2021 Google Level 2 Certification Test Prep Cohort

07. 07. 2021  |   9:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  $25
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the Goole Level 2 Certification Exam.

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Ride the Wakelet Wave!

07. 07. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Work smarter, not harder, by curating, communicating, creating, and collaborating with Wakelet.

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Computer Science Discoveries Summer Cohort – Springfield

07. 12. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |     |  $1200

Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 – 10th-grade students. Mapped to CTSA standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem-solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, animations, games, and physical computing systems. CS Discoveries can be flexibly taught as a single semester, two semesters over multiple years, or as a full-year course. Options are even available

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ROE 47 The Google Tools You’ve Never Knew Existed

07. 13. 2021  |   9:00am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

Are you looking for a way to maximize your Google app usage but are unsure how some of them would even integrate into your curriculum?

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All Things SOPPA

07. 13. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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Be Connected: NetRef Internet Bandwidth Report

07. 14. 2021  |   1:00pm - 1:45pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

Join the LTC's Chris Wherley as we discuss NetRef's Internet Bandwidth Report, one of the best available resources for appraising your district's digital capacity.

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Emergency Connectivity Fund Application Virtual Workshop

07. 14. 2021  |   2:00pm - 4:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

Join the LTC's Mindy Fiscus, Illinois' Digital Access Coordinator, for a virtual workshop taking you step-by-step through the ECF application process

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Introduction to Nearpod

07. 16. 2021  |   8:30am - 10:30am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Please join Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for an introductory level session on Nearpod, an app/website that will take your classroom presentations to the next level. Using content you have already created, build interactive lessons using multimedia and unique formative assessment tools.

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Computer Science Discoveries Summer Cohort – Chicagoland

07. 19. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |     |  $1200

Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 – 10th-grade students. Mapped to CTSA standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem-solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, animations, games, and physical computing systems. CS Discoveries can be flexibly taught as a single semester, two semesters over multiple years, or as a full-year course. Options are even available

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Google Level 1 Certification Workshop

07. 19. 2021  |   8:30am - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

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

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Nearpod: Engaging, Exciting, Easy! An Interactive Resource For You and Your Students

07. 19. 2021  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Nearpod has over 6,000 lessons available for every content area, so come and learn about what it can do for your digitally-connected classroom!

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Lesson Design for the Post-COVID Classroom

07. 20. 2021  |   10:00am - 11:00am   |  Online   |  Free

In this presentation, we'll explore how EdPuzzle can help address some of those challenges, including bridging the achievement gap, freeing up time to spend with individual students, and reshaping your classroom routines for more personalized learning.

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Google Tips and Tricks

07. 20. 2021  |   10:00am - 12:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

Learn productivity and workflow tips and tricks for many of Google’s most popular apps in this purpose-driven workshop.

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All Things SOPPA

07. 20. 2021  |   2:00pm - 3:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Chris Wherley

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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Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep Workshop ROE 4

07. 22. 2021  |   8:00am - 11:30am   |  Online   |  $35
Facilitated by Ben Sondgeroth

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.

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Emergency Connectivity Fund Application Virtual Workshop

07. 22. 2021  |   10:00am - 2:00pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Mindy Fiscus

Join the LTC's Mindy Fiscus, Illinois' Digital Access Coordinator, for a virtual workshop taking you step-by-step through the ECF application process.

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Computer Science Principles Summer Cohort – Springfield

07. 26. 2021  |   8:00am - 3:00pm   |     |  $1200

Code.org Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. This year-long course can be taught as an introductory course and as an AP course –

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Introduction to Pear Deck

07. 26. 2021  |   8:30am - 10:00am   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

Please join Lisa Schwartz and Holly Kelly for an introductory level session on Pear Deck. Participants will learn the basics of creating and presenting with Pear Deck, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students remotely, and tested methods for using Pear Deck features to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons.

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Introduction to Google Workspace (G Suite) for School Support

07. 27. 2021  |   8:30am - 2:30pm   |  Online   |  $10
Facilitated by Holly Kelly

In this workshop, participants will explore the most used G-Suite for Education apps, including: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Calendar, and Gmail.

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Let’s Get Google Certified! Google Level 1 Prep

07. 27. 2021  |   9:00am - 3:00pm   |  Capital Area Career Center   |  Free
Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz

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

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