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    • January 20, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom (a link will be emailed)
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    We find ourselves in a moment where the dialogue about racism - both systemic and interpersonal, is happening across the nation. As we prepare for addressing these conversations about race and equity in our classrooms, we want to equip you with a framework and strategies to help you feel prepared.

    IDEA is honored to partner with EVERFI and presenters Jesse Bridges - Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Erica Hart - Senior Schools Manager to offer this learning opportunity. Educators will leave this session with an awareness of the Culturally Responsive Teaching framework as well as strategies to create opportunities for deeper classroom conversations surrounding race and equity. Attendees will also gain access to digital resources as well as the Your Classroom Culture toolkit complete with lessons, activities, and relevant articles. There is no cost for the PD, resources, training or ongoing support. Intended for educators grades 7-12.

    Illinois educators can earn 1.5 PDH's for live attendance at this event.
    • January 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)
    • Zoom
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    IDEAcon Workshop with Jennifer Casa-ToddStories and storytelling make up the very foundation of who we are as human beings. Today’s tools allow for us to not just create stories in digital format, but to collaborate and share our stories across the world. Join IDEAcon Thought Leader Jennifer Casa-Todd for this workshop where we will delve into using a variety of tools (Virtual Reality, social media, Flipgrid, Google Slides, to name a few) as ways to amplify your students’ voices through stories.

    This BONUS IDEAcon Workshop is FREE for IDEAcon attendees as a pre-cursor to the IDEAcon conference this February. If you are not registered for IDEAcon yet, sign-up today at bit.ly/IDEAcon. If you can't make it to the conference this year, you may still hear from Thought Leaders like Jennifer when you register for this IDEAcon Workshop today for $25.

    Illinois educators can earn 1.5 PDHs for attending this workshop.

    • January 26, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
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    IDEAcon Workshop with Dee LanierProblem solving is virtually possible! Solve in Time!® is a problem-based learning & design thinking activity. The goal is to creatively explain a solution to a relevant, real-world problem within a set time limit. Up to six teams of 2-4 people can play using a single deck and can be facilitated live or virtually, low-tech or high-tech. Pick the problem, let’s solve it! Join this rapid prototyping session with IDEAcon Thought Leader Dee Lanier to see how Solve In Time can work for your learners!

    This BONUS IDEAcon Workshop is FREE for IDEAcon attendees as a pre-cursor to the IDEAcon conference this February. If you are not registered for IDEAcon yet, sign-up today at bit.ly/IDEAcon. If you can't make it to the conference this year, you may still hear from Thought Leaders like Jorge when you register for this IDEAcon Workshop today for $25.

    Illinois educators can earn 1.5 PDHs for attending this workshop.

    • January 27, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom (a link will be emailed)
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    Google Slides....Beyond the Presentation Webinar with Kari MoultonJoin us for this unique IDEA #WednesdayWebinar as we welcome one of our IDEAcon speakers to share one of their presentations that you won't find on the IDEAcon schedule this February.

    In Google Slides....Beyond the Presentation, IDEAcon presenter Kari Moulton discusses the various ways to use Google Slides besides just as a presentation tool. Participants will see how to turn Google Slides into interactive assignments, certificates, discussion boards and more.

    If you want to see more presentations like Kari's be sure to register for IDEAcon today at bit.ly/IDEAcon.

    Illinois educators can earn one (1) PDH for live attendance at this event.

    • February 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 25, 2021
    • (CST)

    IDEAcon is excited to team up with TCEA's Convention & Exposition this February to provide expanded virtual learning opportunities and new ways for educators to grow their professional learning networks.

    This innovative conference offers more than three weeks of programming from two trusted networks — IDEA and TCEA. Live sessions begin with six days of conference programming February 1–6, 2021. Additional learning opportunities will continue throughout the next two weeks. Finally, our month-long conference experience will culminate with more conference sessions and keynotes, plus the IDEAcon Exhibit Hall, February 22–24, 2021. Attendees will benefit from the expertise and powerful networks of both these organizations worry-free, and at their own pace. In addition, we are excited to offer attendees the opportunity to visit two virtual exposition halls during the month.

    Through the partnership between IDEA and TCEA, members and attendees from both organizations will get the benefits of a bigger professional learning network and more ways to learn, explore new technologies, and share their experience.

    Attendee Registration is now open. Register for IDEAcon today and save!


    • March 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Online (Zoom registration links will be provided)
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    Calling all life long learners! Join us in our IDEA playground as we work through what's on YOUR minds. Idea's may be free but what you do with them can be priceless! You'll choose 3 sessions to participate in 3 hours but you'll receive the recordings of all 6 sessions! Fun & engaging professional learning you won't want to miss!

    Fun with Bitmoji: Join Director of Professional Learning, Lindsay Zilly in this session on personalizing and creating engaging online learning experiences for students using Bitmoji. Walk away with some templates and creations of your own!

    Getting started with Kami: Come learn alongside Executive DIrector Amber Heffner as she shares the tools within Kami to create interactive and engaging activities with their students. Learners will receive all the Kami resources they need to be successful in using Kami today. This session is hands on and learners should have access to the Kami tool.

    Google Slides: You can do anything in Slides. Come learn some fun ways to boost engagement, increase collaboration and effectively reach all of your learners with Google Slides. Jenna Hnilo, our very own Director of Marketing, will take you through her approach to designing effective slides!

    Virtual STEAM: Teaching hands-on is tricky when you are virtual. Join STEAM teacher Andrea Beaty as she shows you how it actually works though! Her engaging approach leverages student leadership and curiosity to provide an uncommon experience.

    Screencasting How's and Do's: In this interactive session with instructional coach Don Sturm, you'll learn some tips for making videos your students will actually watch. Walk away with some experience in screencasting tools and a lot more confidence in your video creation abilities.

    Giving Students Choice: Choice is great! Limitless choice, not so much. In this session work with instructional coach Julie Ryan to provide students with choice, with parameters. Help students feel empowered and take ownership over their learning while maintaining control. Leave with your very own hyperdoc and choice board.

    Illinois educators can earn three (3) PDHs for attending this event.

    • April 13, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online (Zoom registration link in confirmation email)
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    Let us help you crack the code on that four letter word: CODE! Coding can seem scary to the everyday teacher. It’s a bit unknown and broad, but it doesn’t have to be something we avoid all together. Think about the newest tech that came out when you were a kid. What was your reaction to it? Did you have to have it? Now, muster up that same feeling of awe and wonder towards coding and robotics (for some of you this isn’t a problem at all!). 

    Illinois educators can earn 1.5 PDHs for attending this event.

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