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National and State Experts
45 minutes
.75 PD Hours/Webinar
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Using an iPad to Assist in a Hybrid Teaching Situation

12. 01. 2020  |  3:30pm - 4:15pm

Learn how a single teacher iPad can make the experience better for all. We will explore best practices for using the iPad as a Zoom or Meet host, native tools on the iPad that offer presentation options, and other tips and tricks that will support all of your learners.

Presenter: Ben Sondgeroth

Be Connected: District/School Websites

12. 17. 2020  |  1:00pm - 1:45pm

District and School Websites can be built and hosted on a variety of platforms. There are all kinds of options: Self-Hosted, Cloud-Hosted, Company Hosted, WordPress, Joomla, SchoolInSites, Apptegy, SchoolMessenger Presence, SchoolBlocks, Blackboard, and even Google Sites to name a few.

Presenter: Chris Wherley

Be Connected: Access Points and Controllers

01. 07. 2021  |  1:00pm - 1:45pm

Be Connected: Access Points and Controllers - What are the pros and cons of different makes and models of APs and Controllers, Cloud-based vs. On-Premise Controllers, and placement of APs in your environment are a few topics for this discussion.

Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

On Demand Webinars

Be Connected: Understanding the ISPA and SDPC Database Tools

Original Date: 11. 12. 2020
Presenter: Chris Wherley

With the SOPPA legislation going into effect on July 1, 2021, start learning how to manage and display your data agreements and other pertinent information using the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) and Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) database tools.

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E-Rate 470 Walk-Through

Original Date: 11. 10. 2020
Presenter: Mindy Fiscus

The E-rate 470 form opens the bidding process for services related to internet access and network equipment that schools and libraries need to operate in today’s educational environment. This webinar will provide an overview of the form itself and will provide time for Q&A related to the program and this form in particular.

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STEM and Career Resources from the Chicago Blackhawks

Original Date: 10. 29. 2020
Presenter: Chicago Blackhawks

Join Chicago Blackhawks alum Jamal Mayers, the Learning Technology Center, and EVERFI as they introduce the Future Goals - Hockey Scholar program. Educators will learn about and gain access to a free online course relating math and science concepts to the exciting game of hockey. Whether your district is returning to school under a hybrid model, full remote learning, or traditional in-person instruction, this program will conserve your time while keeping students engaged with STEM and career exploration.

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Be Connected: VLANs – Why Use Them and What to Know

Original Date: 10. 29. 2020
Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

This session will provide basic knowledge about VLANs including terminology, reasons for using, and general how-to. Additional time will be available for sharing your experience and expertise and learning from others why and how they use VLANs

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Growing Up in a Digital Age: Understanding Gen Z Students

Original Date: 10. 27. 2020
Presenter: Nicole Zumpano

Digital Citizenship week may have just passed, but there is still time to help our students become responsible citizens. Nicole Zumpano explores the mindset of Generation Z students, focusing specifically on what research says about their interactions with the digital world.

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Using the National Data Privacy Agreement for SOPPA Compliance

Original Date: 10. 22. 2020
Presenter: Chris Wherley

This session aims to provide an understanding of the National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) released early this year by the Student Data Privacy Consortium and a State Terms Exhibit G for Illinois in accordance with SOPPA and other Illinois regulations.

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E-Rate Updates

Original Date: 10. 20. 2020
Presenter: Mindy Fiscus

Come find out what the latest information is for the federal E-rate program! This webinar will focus on the most current information on Category 2 changes, Eligible Services, and state programs that support and leverage state E-rate funding.

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Reasonable Security Practices for Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in IL K-12

Original Date: 10. 13. 2020
Presenter: Chris Wherley

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) requires Illinois school districts to maintain reasonable security procedures and practices. Chris Wherley, Director of Technology Services for the Learning Technology Center, identifies practices that schools should adopt to meet SOPPA legislation.

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Legal Issues in School District Cybersecurity

Original Date: 10. 06. 2020
Presenter: Brandon Wright

Join Attorney Brandon K. Wright of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. as he discusses and takes your questions regarding the most important legal issues that arise with school district cybersecurity, data privacy, and related concerns

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Social Emotional Learning: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Original Date: 09. 30. 2020
Presenter: Abby Lyons

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) refers to the ability of people to recognize and regulate emotions, build relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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Using Screencastify to Support Remote Learning

Original Date: 09. 29. 2020
Presenter: Holly Kelly

Join Holly Kelly, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator, for an introductory level webinar on Screencasitfy.

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The Impact of COVID-19: Patterns of Stress and Brain

Original Date: 09. 23. 2020
Presenter: Abby Lyons

As a result of COVID-19, our world looks different. Your brain (and your child's brain) have been impacted by the stress of this experience.

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Remote Connectivity and Mobile Hotspots

Original Date: 09. 22. 2020
Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

The hottest topics in education technology right now are Remote Connectivity and Mobile Hotspots. Please join us and our guests to discuss the various hotspot options available, along with ordering, implementation, and features. We’ll have time for Q&A after the presentation.

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Using Microsoft Teams for Remote Learning

Original Date: 09. 15. 2020
Presenter: Colleen Kaplan

Microsoft Teams is your new classroom hub! It integrates all of your favorite Microsoft Office 365 apps and features into one streamlined space, making collaboration with your coworkers and students simple, easy, and effective.

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Get to Know Canvas

Original Date: 09. 09. 2020
Presenter: Matt Jacobson

Join us as we talk with Matt Jacobson, LTC Online Learning Specialist and Canvas expert, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover Canvas basics and common parent/guardian questions!

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Get to Know SeeSaw

Original Date: 09. 09. 2020
Presenter: Holly Kelly

Join us as we talk with Holly Kelly, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator and SeeSaw expert, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover SeeSaw basics and common parent/guardian questions!

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Get to Know Microsoft Teams

Original Date: 09. 09. 2020
Presenter: Colleen Kaplan

Join us as we talk with Samantha Skubal and Natalie Perejda, Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts at J. Sterling Morton High School, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover Microsoft Teams basics and common parent/guardian questions!

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Get to Know Google Classroom

Original Date: 09. 09. 2020
Presenter: Ben Sondgeroth

Join us as we talk with Ben Sondgeroth, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator and Google Expert, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover Google Classroom basics and leave time for Q & A!

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Burning Questions: Legal Concerns with Remote Learning

Original Date: 09. 08. 2020
Presenter: Brandon Wright

Join Brandon K. Wright from Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. as he answers some of the top "burning questions" from educators regarding legal issues related to remote and hybrid learning.

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Tech Q&A: Onboarding of Students/Staff and Rostering

Original Date: 08. 27. 2020
Presenter: Curtis McKay

Onboarding of student and staff accounts in Microsoft and Google as well as the rostering of education technology applications are on every technology staff's task list at the beginning of the year and as the year goes on. The Learning Technology Center will visit with Curtis McKay, Director of Technology from Belleville Township High School District No. 201 about ...

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