Webinars

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National and State Experts
45 minutes
.75 PD Hours/Webinar
Recorded for OnDemand Viewing
Free

Microsoft MSIA Overview

07. 28. 2021  |  10:00am - 11:00am

Looking to earn a Microsoft certification? Interested in helping your students do the same? This session can help you take the first step!

Presenter: Jill Sitnick

Microsoft Learn/Microsoft Learn for Educators

08. 04. 2021  |  10:00am - 11:00am

In this session, learn about Microsoft’s free online learning platform for technology curriculum and certifications, with current content geared toward students, educators, and even IT professionals.

Presenter: Jill Sitnick

Minecraft: Education Edition

08. 11. 2021  |  10:00am - 11:00am

This session will cover readily available worlds, lessons, and professional development resources for Minecraft: Education Edition.

Presenter: Emma Metos

MakeCode

08. 18. 2021  |  10:00am - 11:00am

In this session, educators can learn about MakeCode and how it can be utilized to bring computer science to life for all students.

Presenter: Jacqueline Russell

On Demand Webinars

Lesson Design for the Post-COVID Classroom

Original Date: 07. 20. 2021
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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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Other Than E-Rate Essentials

Original Date: 06. 03. 2021
Presenter: 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

Original Date: 05. 27. 2021
Presenter: 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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Other Than E-Rate Essentials

Original Date: 05. 26. 2021
Presenter: 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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ICN Consortium Forms and Tools Walkthrough

Original Date: 05. 25. 2021
Presenter: 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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Other Than E-Rate Essentials

Original Date: 05. 20. 2021
Presenter: 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: Network Monitoring Tools

Original Date: 05. 20. 2021
Presenter: Chris Wherley

This week on Be Connected, we'll talk about several popular network monitoring tools used in schools across the country, including Nagios, PRTF, Zabbix, OpenNMS, and SolarWinds. We'll also compare several of these tools based upon their core functionality, and outline how you can get started with them in the near-term.

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Be Connected: Endpoint Security Software

Original Date: 05. 13. 2021
Presenter: Eric Muckensturm

Join us this week as we discuss leading options for endpoint security software. We'll also dive deep into different levels of protection needed in today's schools, and answer your questions about making the most of your endpoint security software.

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How to Become a Google Certified Coach

Original Date: 05. 11. 2021
Presenter: Nicole Zumpano

Google’s Certified Coach program empowers coaches to work 1:1 with educators and drive impactful technology use in their schools. Join Nicole Zumpano to learn more about the process and requirements to become certified and learn how the LTC can help you in this journey.

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Be Connected: Chromebooks – What Are People Using and Why?

Original Date: 05. 06. 2021
Presenter: Chris Wherley

If your school or district is in the market for new Chromebooks, you've likely heard that these popular devices are in hot demand. As a result, there's a real need to discuss the differences between the latest models, as well as highlight which models are best suited to different use cases.

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3D Printing FUNdamentals

Original Date: 04. 27. 2021
Presenter: 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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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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