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Learning Technology Center (LTC)

www.ltcillinois.org

April 2019

Maximize the Power of Google Classroom

April 22 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 11:30 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Event Description One of the most difficult tasks teachers have when shifting to a digital environment involves the struggle of organizing all the digital documents. Where do they go? How can you possibly keep track? What will you do without that massive bag of papers to haul home and grade every night? If you teach with the Google tools, your answer is Google Classroom! Google Classroom was released by Google at the start of the 2014 school year. Since then

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Save Time with an Organized Google Drive

April 22 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Event Description Is your Google Drive a mess? Do you have files strewn about and have to search every time you need access? This is the course for you! In this course, you will learn to navigate Google Drive and organize your files in a way that makes sense to you. Learn tips and tricks to increase your productivity as well as how to navigate this essential Google tool. By the end of this module you will: - Learn how

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Understanding the Power of Google Docs

April 22 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 11:30 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Event Description Are you looking for ways to do more with Google Docs in your classroom? We will learn how to create, share and collaborate using Google Docs and then explore how you can provide feedback, look at revision history, and several other functions to help you and your students. *This is an online, self-paced course Presenter Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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Google Forms Essentials: Creating Digital Assessments

April 22 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Event Description Most people know Google Forms as an information gathering app. It allows users to create surveys and collect data quickly and easily; but that's not all. In this course, you will learn everything K12 educators need to know to build forms specifically for formative and summative student assessments. Get a walkthrough of the process of building forms in Google, including how to add questions, insert images and videos, and invite others to collaborate on forms. Forms assessments support

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Infuse Technology into your History Classroom

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Carroll/Jo Daviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education #8, 27 S State Ave Ste 101
Freeport, Illinois 61032 4210 USA
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Event Description Specifically targeted to social studies & history teachers, this workshop will address meaningful, productive, creative and content specific uses of technology in the social studies classroom. This workshop will focus on a multitude of tools and resources that can transform learning in social studies classrooms. From digital portfolios to website creation, podcasting and multimedia timelines, participants will know and be able to consider thoughtful approaches to technology integration in their classroom. Presenter Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator

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Google CS First Workshop

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Vermilion Regional Office of Education #54, 200 S College St Ste B
Danville, Illinois 61832 6744 USA
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Event Description Google Computer Science Workshop - CS First is Google's free, introductory computer science program for grades 4-8 (ages 9-14). This video-based curriculum teaches students foundational CS, problem-solving and collaboration skills through themes related to students’ interests. Presenter Google CS First Trainer

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ROE #1 Tech Roundtable

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lincoln Land Community College-Jacksonville, 32 N Central Park Plaza
Jacksonville, IL 62650 United States
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Event Description Technology Coordinators and Directors will discuss a variety of topics during this roundtable. Facilitator Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

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May 2019

Google Educator Level 1

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
DeWitt/Livingstn/Logan/McLean Regional Office of Education #17, 200 W Front St Ste 500D
Bloomington, Illinois 61701 5074 USA
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$10

Event Description 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. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in this workshop will learn about: -Tech Integration with the 4 C’s -Digital Citizenship -Utilizing Google Drive

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Google Educator Level 1 Certification

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hancck/Fultn/Schuylr/McDonogh Regional Office of Education #26, 130 S Lafayette St Ste 200
Macomb, Illinois 61455 2280 USA
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$35

Event Description 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. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in this workshop will learn about: Tech Integration with the 4 C's Digital Citizenship Utilizing Google Drive

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Google Level 1 Certification Workshop

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Rock Island Regional Office of Education #49, 3430 Avenue of The Cities
Moline, Illinois 61265 4417 USA
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$25

Event Description ROE 49, in collaboration with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, is offering a Google Educator Level 1 Certification workshop. The Level 1  Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36

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ROE 9/54 Technology Roundtable

May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Champaign School District, 502 Windsor (Main Entrance on South Side)
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Event Description Our goal with this roundtable is to provide you with a place to discuss topics and issues your districts face in regards to technology and to discuss solutions for those issues. Facilitator Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator

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Google Educator Level 2 Certification

May 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
DeWitt/Livingstn/Logan/McLean Regional Office of Education #17, 200 W Front St Ste 500D
Bloomington, Illinois 61701 5074 USA
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$10

Event Description The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in

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Creating Digital Textbooks with CK-12 Workshop

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
U of I Extension Office, Carmi, 1715 College Ave
Carmi, IL 62821 United States
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Event Description Would you like to integrate more meaningful digital resources into your STEM curriculum, but have no budget to do so? CK-12 is excellent Open Educational Resources that is free and easy to use. CK-12 FlexBooks are online platforms for assembling, authoring, and distributing interactive, multi-modal educational content. Content is searchable by subject, grade-level, and state and national education standards. FlexBooks can be downloaded and used as-is, or can be customized by teachers to match their students’ learning styles

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Infusing Technology into your ELA Classroom

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
KIDS Main Training Room, 300 Heart Boulevard
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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Event Description Specifically for ELA teachers, this workshop will address meaningful, productive, creative and content specific uses of technology in the classroom. We will focus on a multitude of tools and resources that can transform learning in ELA classrooms by effectively leveraging technology. From transforming presentations to add-ons and extensions that extend the capabilities of writing, participants will know and be able to consider thoughtful approaches to technology integration in their ELA classroom. Presenter Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator

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Google Level 2 Certification Workshop

May 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
KIDS Main Training Room, 300 Heart Boulevard
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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$35

Event Description This Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in

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Interactive Simulations

May 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online IL United States + Google Map

Event Description Math and Science content can be greatly enhanced with the introduction and use of simulations. Educators can share the simulations first via a project/interactive board. Then students will be able to manipulate variables to discover more deeply the concepts. Presenter Lisa Ward, ISBE Content Specialist

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June 2019

Google Level 2 Certification Workshop

June 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Rock Island Regional Office of Education #49, 3430 Avenue of The Cities
Moline, Illinois 61265 4417 USA
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$25

Event Description Rock Island ROE and the Learning Technology Center of Illinois is proud to offer a Google Educator Level 2 Certification workshop. The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the

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