HyperDocs: Take Your Classroom to Hyper Speed

Event Description

HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, feel, and understand. The misconception about HyperDocs is that they are simply Google documents with hyperlinks in them. However, when used appropriately, they can transform teaching and learning into interactive, engaging, student-centered environments. Similarly, a HyperDoc doesn’t have to be only a Google Document, in this session we will explore how to use the HyperDoc process to transform the learning experience using the full Google Suite: including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps.

Presenter

Joe Cipfl is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center (LTC), an Illinois State Board of Education program that delivers technology and educational services to all K-12 school districts in the state. He facilitates professional learning events regionally; provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and technology infrastructure; and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the southern Illinois region and the state.

Joe is a veteran educator in both K-12 and higher education in the areas of science and technology and is a frequent presenter on instructional and educational technology. He is a certified teacher, a certified school administrator, and certified Google Educator. Before his role as Regional Coordinator, Joe was a science/technology teacher, university instructor, and building-level technology coordinator.

Google Training for Administrative Assistants

Google Tips and Tricks for Administrative Assistants. Lisa Schwartz, from the Illinois Learning Technology Center, will be providing an overview of Google. From G-Mail to Calendar, Drive, and Sheets, Lisa will show us more efficient ways to use Google in your workplace.

Presenter

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.

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Google Training for Administrative Assistants

Google Tips and Tricks for Administrative Assistants. Lisa Schwartz, from the Illinois Learning Technology Center, will be providing an overview of Google. From G-Mail to Calendar, Drive, and Sheets, Lisa will show us more efficient ways to use Google in your workplace.

Presenter

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.

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Google Earth: The New Mentor Text (Webinar)

Event Description

When Google Earth is used as a mentor text, it becomes an empathy machine inspiring students to expand outwards beyond the classroom with curiosity and care. Learn how Earth’s many applications can be incorporated within inquiry-based instruction when students use Earth Voyager as an engaging nonfiction text and demonstrate their understanding with Tour Builder.

Presenter

Tarah Tesmer. With over ten years of experience in education and seven years in EdTech, Tarah delivers coaching to empower others to find the best way forward by making deliberate choices when it comes to shifting instructional practices with technology integration. Guiding others to move learning experiences from static to dynamic, Tarah works with peers in the field to consider how we might strive to keep teaching and learning at the forefront while weaving in technology solutions for meaningful, rigorous instruction to meet today’s learners. Disciplines include GSuite integrations, the design thinking framework, inquiry-based learning, media and digital literacy, 20% Time, social and emotional learning, gradual release of responsibility framework, cooperative learning, and redesigning learning spaces.

 

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G Suite Training

Event Description

Are you new to G Suite for Education? This workshop will explore the ins-and-outs of the G Suite Apps for Education. From Google Drive to Docs to Gmail and Classroom. We will explore how you can get the most out of your G Suite experience! Please bring a Chromebook with you to get the most out of this training.

Presenter

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.

Introduction to G Suite Apps for Education

Event Description

Are you new to G Suite for Education? This workshop will explore the ins-and-outs of this amazing platform and help you down the runway to success. From Google Drive to Docs to Forms to Sheets and everything in-between, we will explore how you can get the most out of your G Suite experience! Lunch will be provided by ROE #17.

Presenter

Lisa Schwartz is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center (LTC), an Illinois State Board of Education program that delivers technology and educational services to all K-12 school districts in the state located in ROE #1 in Quincy, IL. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.

Creative Ways to Utilize Google Tools with Google Classroom

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Google Suite of tools opens up so many possibilities for our students beyond word processing and creating slide shows. During this workshop, participants will look at new strategies for leveraging the full capacity of the Google Suite and other amazing digital tools, all while learning how to effectively distribute and manage these activities through Google Classroom. From hyperdocs to creating video with Adobe Spark, we will explore how to leverage Chrome and the Google tools effectively in your classroom. Join us for a fun-filled day of Google learning!

PRESENTER

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center

 

Your Littles Can Google Too!

Event Description

From recording reading fluency, to developing storytelling skills, to demonstrating , G Suite for Education can be used in a myriad of ways in the elementary classroom. This workshop will focus specifically on using G Suite for Edu at the PK-3 grade levels. We will explore apps and strategies specific to young learners to empower them as creators of their own learning artifacts. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to the workshop.

Presenter Bio

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. A Google for Education Certified Trainer, former Director of Technology, and high school social studies classroom teacher, Ben has a passion for bringing creative technology integration into the classroom. Throughout his career, Ben has been able to work with teachers and administrators in bringing best technology practices into their schools and classrooms using iPads and Google Apps for Education.

Dive into Google Classroom

Event Description

In this workshop, participants will learn the ins and outs of Google Classroom and best practices for integrating this amazing tool with their students! In this session, we will do more than just walk through Google Classroom. Participants will also deep dive into how Classroom integrates with other apps and extensions, and how teachers can successfully manage their digital workflow.

Presenter

Joe Cipfl is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center (LTC), an Illinois State Board of Education program that delivers technology and educational services to all K-12 school districts in the state. He facilitates professional learning events regionally; provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and technology infrastructure; and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the southern Illinois region and the state.

Joe is a veteran educator in both K-12 and higher education in the areas of science and technology and is a frequent presenter on instructional and educational technology. He is a certified teacher, a certified school administrator, and certified Google Educator. Before his role as Regional Coordinator, Joe was a science/technology teacher, university instructor, and building-level technology coordinator.

Google Training for Administrative Assistants and Educators

Event Description

Lisa Schwartz, from the Illinois Learning Technology Center, will be providing an overview of Google. From G-Mail to Calendar, Drive, and Sheets, Lisa will show us more efficient ways to use Google in the workplace.

Presenter

Lisa Schwartz is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center (LTC), an Illinois State Board of Education program that delivers technology and educational services to all K-12 school districts in the state located in ROE #1 in Quincy, IL. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.