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 months.
Participants in this workshop will learn:
Tech Integration with the 4-C’s
Utilizing Google Drive with efficiency
Creating, sharing, and collaborating with Google Docs
Creating, Formatting, and Analyzing Data with Google Sheets
Developing and Using Google Forms for Quizzes and Data Collection
Design and Edit Google Slides
Set up and Operate Google Classroom
Personalize your Gmail Account and Create User Groups
Engage with Google Groups incorporating Text & Video Hangouts
Manage Your Google Calendar, Tasks, and Google Keep
Create a Google Site
Develop You Tube Channels and Playlists
Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Learning Coordinator for the LTC
Unlock the creative potential of the Chromebook and move beyond using the device for word processing, productivity, and organization. This session will explore the creative potential of the Chromebook to give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia masterpieces! Participants will explore various apps, web tools and extensions available for students to create multimedia such as interactive images, video, and audio. In addition, learning strategies and thoughtful approaches to Chromebook creation will be woven throughout.
Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC
A roundtable discussion for technology coordinators: discuss topics and issues districts face in regards to technology and provide a space to discuss solutions for these issues.
Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) formed the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) in partnership with the Access 4 Learning Community’s Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). SDPC is a national collaborative of schools, districts, and state agencies that are working together to address growing student data privacy concerns by developing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions. The goal of the ISPA is to set standards of both practice and expectations around student privacy such that all parties involved have a common understanding of expectations. The LTC’s creation of ISPA also means that all PK-12 districts in Illinois are now able to use the resources provided by the SPDC without additional cost to the district.
The free membership to ISPA includes:
- A statewide agreement that districts can use to ensure that the vendor is aware of and complies with Illinois’ student data privacy laws;
- A searchable database of applications and vendors who have signed the statewide agreement with at least one school or district;
- Full access to a clearinghouse of research and privacy effective practices; use cases and technical assistance guides; audit processes, checklists, and tools support;
- Data governance and management modeling, and communities of practice between and among consortium members; and
- Access to a community of schools, districts, states and marketplace providers dealing with the same issues you are.
More information on ISPA and SDPC is available at secure2.cpsd.us/ispa. To join, visit https://secure2.cpsd.us/ispa/add_district_account.php. Questions can be directed to Chris Wherley at email@example.com.
This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data (Oct. 1 SIS report or current CEP form) if you wish to update information and complete the form along with the group.
Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator, Learning Technology Center