Google Level 2 Certification

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.

Presenter Bio

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

Google Level 2 Certification Workshop

Event Description

ROE 8, in collaboration with the Illinois Learning Technology Center, is offering a Google Educator Level 2 Certification workshop on July 23rd, from 8:30 – 3:00 p.m. 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.

Presenter Bio

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

Microsoft Innovator Education Training

Event Description

The day would be an MIE Teacher Academy which covers the Microsoft education tools. We will cover Teams and OneNote in the morning Then in the afternoon will cover Forms, Sway, PPT, Stream, Translation, Skype, as well as have some work time.

Presenter Bio

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

Google Level 1 Certification Workshop

Event Description

Event Description
ROE 8, in collaboration with the Illinois Learning Technology Center, is offering a Google Educator Level 1 Certification workshop on July 9, from 8:30 – 3:00 p.m. The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 1 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wide 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.

Presenter Bio

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

Leading Future Ready Schools (AA#3014)

Event Description

Future Ready administrators are the foundation of a successful Future Ready Schools and are critical to sustainable grown in student outcomes. For personalized learning to thrive, administrators must create a culture of innovation that brings together students, teachers, other administrators, parents, and the community to share a vision for an improved learning experience. The Future Ready Framework is a research-based planning tool for digital learning, visioning, planning, and implementation focused on personalized student learning.

Presenter Bio

Mindy Fiscus is the Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

Digital Transition Discussion

A Day of Discussion and a Deep-dive into the Next Stage of School Transformation

Schools are under tremendous pressure to transition to digital, and it’s not from the inside.  Get the national research briefing, learn about the software shift, hear local leaders and join a workshop complete with a Test on your EduJedi abilities.

  • Leading — Having a design for digital transition.
  • Planning – Considering digital in learning mapping, user interface and user experience.
  • Tech Directing – Data mapping, managing disparate Apps, and making it all work.
  • Teaching – Discovering a tech balance and transparency.

We encourage you to bring a team so that all staff can participate, network, and see a handful of 10-minute “show-and-discuss” moments about new sponsor offerings.

 

 

Tech Check: Get Your Digital Life Organized

May is a great time of year, isn’t it? The weather is changing, spring flowers appear, and many educators are excited about another school year coming to a close. There’s much to do, lots of spring cleaning, packing up, and getting things in order before summer break.

We focus on our physical environment when we think of organization, but how about digital organization? Have you done any “spring cleaning” or tidying up of your digital life? As our existence incorporates more technology it’s important to keep up with what is out there and how organized it is! I’ve developed a checklist detailing what I do each month to stay digitally organized. Below are a few of my favorites that I would recommend.

  1. Run Who has Access– This website scans your Google Drive and shows you who has access to your Drive contents.  If you see folks that no longer need access, they can be removed directly in the report. The service deletes its own access to your Drive along with your Drive data from its servers 24 hours after running your report. This tool is especially useful for school administrators who may have a change in personnel each school year. https://www.whohasaccess.com
  2. Check your Social Media Settings– we visit these sites daily, often popping in and out several times to catch glimpses into what is happening around our world. When was the last time you took the time to go through your privacy settings? How about your followers? Go a step further and do a self-audit of your social media posts. Look at the last 15 things you posted. Was your overall message positive? Do they represent the image you want others to have of you? Here are some resources to get you started on your self-social media audit.

https://identity.utexas.edu/everyone/how-to-manage-your-social-media-privacy-settings

https://sites.google.com/site/mydigitalrep/social-media

  1. Password Protection– Generate a list of passwords for the family. (This may sound morbid but social media and email platforms require extensive documentation to shut down accounts without passwords due to the death of a user). Have everyone in the family write down all known passwords. If some are reluctant to share, have them create the list and place it in a sealed envelope (don’t open it) and keep it someplace it can be easily accessed if something happens to you or a family member.  I keep it in our safe.  Get a list of passwords for everyone in the family but be sure to have clear conversations AND FOLLOW THEM if there is a privacy concern.  

These are just a few of the many ways I try to keep my digital-self organized. If you’d like to see the full list, it is available here: http://bit.ly/Tech-Check

What would you recommend?

Learning Tours

Learning Technology Center’s Learning Tours are an opportunity for educators and district leaders to visit other districts in order to experience innovative, best practices in learning space design, digital learning tools, 1:1 implementation, personalized learning, and more. The districts hosting Learning Tours drive the agenda, showcasing everything from instructional practices, resource adoption, infrastructure, community partnerships, use of space and time, and culture.

Hosting District or School Responsibilities

  • Create and share agenda. This is your school and your day! Collaborate with the LTC on the agenda, or fully develop your own plan. The day must last a minimum of 3 hours.
  • On-site support. Provide in-house logistical support.
  • Provide speakers, tour guides, panelists (as needed). The line-up depends on the agenda. We recommend having subject-matter experts share their experiences and reflections.
  • Food/beverage/refreshments (as needed).

LTC Responsibilities

  • Promotes via statewide communication channels
  • Manages registration, oversees the sign-in process, issues evaluations, and provides PD hours
  • At least one LTC staff member will be present.

Other

  • All Learning Tours are provided to registrants for free and last more than three hours. Minimum of 5 participants

In order to be considered to host a learning tour, you must agree to the criteria outlined above. The LTC continuously reviews applications for learning tours. If your school is selected, the LTC will contact to set up the Learning Tour.

FORM: Learning Tour Application

Contact Information

Are you applying as a district or as an individual school? *

Learning Tour Description

What areas do you plan on highlighting? *
Featured Grade Level(s) *
Consider the following: how are you innovating teaching and learning in your school community with this digital learning opportunity?