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    • July 25, 2022
    • June 30, 2023
    • Online
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    This CS Series package will include a set of diverse PD offerings available to IDEA members as a way to prepare for new CS requirements. There are 3 strands to choose from:


    Teacher

    • What is CS?
    • Mastering CS
    • Unpacking the CS Standards. 
    • Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in CS


    Coach

    • Why CS?
    • Culturally responsive CS
    • Inquiry-based instruction 
    • Identifying instructional supports


    Administrator

    • Launching CS
    • Selecting your course
    • Identifying funds 
    • Establishing partnerships


    Participants will receive access to 4 asynchronous, 30 minute micro learning experiences based on the strand chosen (Teacher, Coach, or Administrator).  There is also an option to purchase all 3 strands which would include 12 videos 

    Illinois educators can earn up to 2 PDHs upon completion.

    • August 01, 2022
    • July 31, 2023
    • Google Classroom
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    Coaches inspire educators and leaders to create equitable and ongoing access to high-quality learning by establishing trusting and respectful coaching relationships that encourage educators to explore new instructional strategies.

    That is why we are partnering with our friends from Illinois Council of Instructional Coaching (ICIC) for a year-long Coaching Collaborative Cohort.

    The purpose of this cohort is to provide a high quality, connected learning experience for coaches across all types of coaching programs, platforms, and modalities. Modules will focus on professional development for coaching and teaching, supporting instruction through feedback, assessing impact, and coaching advocacy.

    Included in your registration is:

    This cohort has 2 registration options:

    • Regular Registration - $525 for up to 60 PDHs
    • University Credit Registration - $725 for up to 60 PDHs PLUS earn 2 graduate credits from Quincy University


    Click here to learn more information!

    • August 04, 2022
    • September 02, 2022
    • Online
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    Are you experiencing FOMO from ideaU?!

    Register now to receive access to all of the recorded content from the 2022 ideaU! 

    We have sessions from Kerry Magro, Dr. Donna Leak, Vriti Saraf, and more!!

    Click HERE to view the entire ideaU schedule!

    By registering, you will have access to over 30 recordings until September 2 and Illinois educators can earn 21+ PDHs. 

    This year may have been tough, but you are tougher. Join us to rekindle your SPARK!

    • August 17, 2022
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Kino by Kinetx Co.
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    The climate crisis isn’t solving itself. Fortunately for all of us, teachers and students are already stepping up to lead.

    Join IDEA and Take Action Global (TAG) for this #WednesdayWebinar to learn about teaching climate literacy in classrooms.

    TAG works worldwide with students, teachers, educational institutions, and organizations to use climate education as a force for environmental action.  Click HERE to learn about their Climate Action Schools program.

    Illinois educators can earn 1 PDH for attending this webinar live.

    • August 23, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    All are welcome to join the IDEA Illini Chapter’s first event of the 22-23 school year!

    We will learn from the security pros at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on their best and most current advice to keep K-12 teachers and students safe in digital spaces. Topics will include 

    • Secure accounts & passwords
    • Multifactor Authentication
    • Wifi best practices
    • Data privacy
    • Email & phishing scams

    There will also be time at the end for a Q&A.

    Illinois educators can earn 1 PDH for attending this session live!

    • August 30, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kino
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    Join IDEA and Sarah Said for a 1 hour wellness webinar: Settling In For Back To School: Taking Care of Your Wellness Needs Before Meeting Your Students

    This event will discuss five areas of focus to support educators in “Settling In” for Back to School. Educators will learn tips on taking care of themselves before meeting students.

    Teachers will receive information on five steps they can take in coming back from summer break and into the school year mentally and physically

    The five areas we will focus on are:

    1. Prioritizing and Keeping Yourself Organized
    2. Resources For Finding a Meditation Routine that Fits You
    3. Creating an Exercise and Nutrition Schedule
    4. Support in Finding Balance in Social and School Life
    5. Sleep Hygiene 


    • September 19, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 30, 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Online
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    Welcome to the September playground which is all about building meaningful relationships with your learners. A relationship is a connection between two or more people. It can be  positive or negative. Strong relationships take time, and effort. We aren’t just talking about the beginning of the year ice breakers here. No. Relationships with your students need to be fostered over time. There is a give and take and in this month's playground we will share some ways to build long lasting, sustainable relationships with your learners.

    This playground is geared towards  teachers, admin, and coaches. Participants can expect to learn:

    • The 4 principles for building relationships
    • Habits to teach your students to do so 
    • Classroom activities to support relationships in your classroom.

      Here is how a playground works:  you will have from September 19 until September 30 to watch up to 6 pre-recorded sessions that range from 30 - 60 minutes long.  At the end of each video, there will be a link for the PDH form. 

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

      • October 19, 2022
      • 8:00 AM
      • October 30, 2022
      • 11:59 PM
      • Online
      Register

      In truly inclusive classroom environments, students and their peers with disabilities are given ample opportunity to learn about one another so that they can identify similarities and break down differences that get in the way of friendship. 

        Join IDEA for our October Playground on Inclusion.  Attendees will walk away with knowledge on Neurodivergent and Neurotypical best practices, lesson design, and Resources to gain more insights.

        Here is how a playground works:  you will have from October 19 until October 30 to watch up to 6 pre-recorded sessions that range from 30 - 60 minutes long.  At the end of each video, there will be a link for the PDHs.

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

        • November 14, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • November 30, 2022
        • 11:59 PM
        • Online
        Register

        Welcome to the November playground which is all about fostering computer science program comprehension!

        In this playground we will focus on the following areas:

        • Unplug, unpack and repack
        • Working together to integrate
        • Reading and exploring code
        • Modeling best practices
        • Challenging misconceptions
        • Creating projects

        As a discipline, computing is broad, with connections to many other subject areas. It is also rich in concepts. While some are quite tangible, many are very abstract. As an educator, it can be easy to get distracted by the technology tool, programming language or context that your learners are using. This playground will help support learners' conceptual understanding of computer science.

          Here is how a playground works:  you will have from November 14 until November 30 to watch up to 6 pre-recorded sessions that range from 30 - 60 minutes long.  At the end of each video, there will be a link for the PDHs.

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

          • December 12, 2022
          • 8:00 AM
          • December 31, 2022
          • 11:59 PM
          • Online
          Register

          Welcome to the December  playground which is all about Meaningful feedback is imperative for student growth. But how do we provide an authentic audience for our students in the first place? Along with learning about several formative assessment strategies, this workshop will unpack the power of feedback and the potential to connect students to an authentic audience.

          In this playground, we will focus on the following areas:

          • Types of feedback
          • Involving the learners
          • Authentic audience
          • Formative assessment strategies
          • Goal setting

            Here is how a playground works:  you will have from December 12 until December 31 to watch up to 6 pre-recorded sessions that range from 30 - 60 minutes long.  At the end of each video, there will be a link for the PDHs.

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

            • January 16, 2023
            • 8:00 AM
            • January 31, 2023
            • 11:59 PM
            • Online
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            This month's playground is intended to help educators increase self-awareness.

            In this series, you’ll find opportunities  to think about your own thinking and understand how their own thoughts and behaviors impact their interactions with others.

            Some topics include but are not limited to:

            • Self-Regulation
            • Stress Management
            • Reframing your Mindset
            • Brain Behavior
            • Fostering Healthy Connection
            • Healthy Boundaries
            • People Pleasing in the Workplace
            • Self-Responsibility and Self-Management in the Workplace

            Here is how a playground works:  you will have from January 16 until January 31 to watch up to 6 pre-recorded sessions that range from 30 - 60 minutes long.  At the end of each video, there will be a link for the PDHs.

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

            • April 17, 2023
            • 8:00 AM
            • April 29, 2023
            • 11:59 PM
            • Online
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            This month's playground is all about empowering young learners!

            Learn how you can help your students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

            Learn all about the following:

            • Students articulate and set personal learning goals
            • Develop strategies leveraging technology
            • Reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes 
            • Students build networks and customize their learning environments
            • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice
            • Students demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways

            Here is how a playground works:  you will have from April 17 until April 29 to watch up to 6 pre-recorded sessions that range from 30 - 60 minutes long.  At the end of each video, there will be a link for the PDHs.

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

            • May 15, 2023
            • 8:00 AM
            • May 31, 2023
            • 11:59 PM
            • Online
            Register

            This month's playground is all about assessment strategies.

            It’s of the utmost importance that educators provide varying ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology. This may mean using data from formative assessments or summative assessments to help create deeper richer learning experiences. 

            This playground will cover:

            • Using technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs 
            • Providing timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
            • Using assessment data to guide progress 
            • Communicating with students, parents and education stakeholders to build student self-direction.

            Here is how a playground works: 

            Attendees will have from May 15 until May 31 to watch up to 6 pre-recorded sessions that range from 30 - 60 minutes long.  At the end of each video, there will be a link for the PDHs.


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

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