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.75 PD Hours/Webinar
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Be Connected: Social Media

04. 15. 2021  |  1:00pm - 1:45pm

Tune in to this week's edition of "Be Connected" to learn more about how social media can play a role in your classroom's learning routines

Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

3D Printing FUNdamentals

04. 27. 2021  |  3:30pm - 4:15pm

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.

Presenter: Joe Cipfl

On Demand Webinars

Introduction to Jamboard

Original Date: 03. 23. 2021
Presenter: Lisa Schwartz

Learn more about Google Jamboard and how it can be used to encourage collaboration and increase engagement with students in the classroom - whether they are in-person or remote.

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Ignite Your Classroom with FREE Curriculum and Teacher Tools from CodeHS

Original Date: 03. 16. 2021
Presenter: Lea Sloan

Join CodeHS team members in this informative and fast-paced session to learn about FREE computer science curricular materials, teacher tools, and resources.

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Teaching for This Moment: Solutions to Finish Your Year Successfully

Original Date: 03. 10. 2021
Presenter: Everfi

During the presentation, we will cover each of these problems broadly, then jump into breakout rooms to learn about resources and best practices for covering different topic areas.

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E-Rate 471 Tips and Tricks

Original Date: 03. 09. 2021
Presenter: Mindy Fiscus

Join the LTC's Mindy Fiscus for an overview of Form 471 and its role in the larger E-Rate submission process. This webinar will include a walkthrough of Form 471, including minor changes and navigation tricks for expediting the completion process.

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SOPPA for Teachers: How To Be A Partner In Protecting Student Data

Original Date: 03. 02. 2021
Presenter: Brian Bates

This webinar will help teachers understand the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) and how this new legislation could potentially impact their classrooms. This session will include an overview of SOPPA, how this new legislation may impact educational technology resources, and the role teachers play in protecting student data.

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E-Rate Bid Evaluations and Contracts

Original Date: 02. 16. 2021
Presenter: Mindy Fiscus

A key part of the E-Rate process is the selection of a vendor to provide eligible E-Rate services. This session will guide applicants through the steps of developing and implementing audit-proof evaluations that reliably select the best vendor for your needs

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E-Rate Cat 2 Budgets

Original Date: 02. 02. 2021
Presenter: Mindy Fiscus

This webinar will focus on calculating a Category 2 budget for your district and identifying E-Rate eligible needs for the coming year. That way, you can be certain that you are using available funds as efficiently as possible.

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Applying The Flipped Classroom Model to Remote Learning and the Hybrid Schedule

Original Date: 01. 26. 2021
Presenter: Joe Cipfl

Come discover how you can use digital tools to apply The Flipped Classroom model to remote learning and the hybrid schedule many school districts are implementing this year.

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Micro-Credentials: New Horizons for Professional Learning

Original Date: 01. 19. 2021
Presenter: Matt Jacobson

If you are looking for ways to make professional learning more meaningful, this webinar is just what you need! You’ll learn how micro-credentials can extend professional growth for yourself and your colleagues.

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E-Rate 470 Walkthrough

Original Date: 01. 12. 2021
Presenter: Mindy Fiscus

In this free webinar, you’ll learn all about this form, including tips and guidance for submitting the form on time. Participants in this webinar will also have an opportunity to ask questions and obtain insights from Mindy Fiscus, the LTC's E-Rate expert.

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Using an iPad to Assist in a Hybrid Teaching Situation

Original Date: 12. 01. 2020
Presenter: Ben Sondgeroth

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.

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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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