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National and State Experts
45 minutes
.75 PD Hours/Webinar
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Be Connected: Phishing – Don’t Get Caught

02. 04. 2021  |  1:00pm - 1:45pm

During this edition of Be Connected, we’ll discuss phishing attacks and the best ways to prevent your district from falling victim to their deceptive tricks. We'll also open the floor for questions and sharing about your experiences preventing and mitigating phishing attacks.

Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: Two-Factor Authentication

02. 18. 2021  |  1:00pm - 1:45pm

Two-factor authentication - chances are, you've heard about this latest trend in cybersecurity. Many consumer-oriented platforms are now utilizing it, including Google and most major social media websites. Regardless of your experience with 2FA, tune into this week's edition of Be Connected.

Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

Be Connected: Level Up with Gamification!

03. 18. 2021  |  1:00pm - 1:45pm

Get ready to level up with this week's Be Connected, where we'll chat about how you've brought gamification into the classroom. You'll even have a chance to share your favorite educational games with your peers!

Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

BeConnected: Makerspaces for STEM/STEAM

04. 01. 2021  |  1:00pm - 1:45pm

Join this week's edition of the LTC’s Be Connected series to learn more about Makerspaces, as well as share your success stories about utilizing them in your classroom.

Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

On Demand Webinars

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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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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