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January 2022

Staying Off Snapchat! Supporting Executive Function While Learning Online

01. 24. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Jenn Skalitzky

Many of today's students struggle with executive function skills, a challenge that can create barriers to learning online. Fortunately, help is on the way! This 1-hour training will introduce you to a bevy of tech tools and strategies for fostering time management and focus skills, including while students utilize mobile devices or Google Chrome.

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February 2022

Supporting Equity and Access with Technology

02. 01. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by LTC Staff

As technology plays a more essential role in today's learning process, equity and access must remain front of mind. This 1-hour panel will highlight a few strategies educators can use today to keep the digital divide at bay. LTC staff members will also be on hand as the group works to answer the essential question, "How can I ensure that every student’s access to learning is equitably supported with technology?"

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One Size Does Not Fit All – Readily Available Resources to Support UDL

02. 08. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Jenn Skalitzky

At its very core, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers educators a versatile framework for creating flexible learning environments and accommodating individual learning needs. This 1-hour webinar will introduce participants to UDL's three basic tenants as well as numerous resources for appraising and implementing technology through a UDL lens, across grade levels and in numerous subject areas.

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Ensuring WCAG Compliance with Newsela

02. 10. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by Matt Jacobson

On September 2, 2021, Illinois signed a first-of-its-kind bill (HB 26 or “the WCAG bill”) requiring all online education tools and communications to comply with World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This webinar will offer insights into these new accessibility standards, including how schools can achieve and maintain compliance using a handy checklist and an assortment of productive Newsela resources.

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March 2022

How Can Maker Spaces Help Students in my Classroom?

03. 01. 2022  |   3:30pm - 4:30pm   |  Online   |  Free
Facilitated by LTC Staff

Everyone's talking about "maker spaces" in education. But what are they, really? And can they help students in other core and non-core curriculum classes learn, as well? Tune into this panel discussion to learn the ins and outs of maker spaces, including proven use cases that can ignite student interest and support student creativity & exploration.

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