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    • February 08, 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Join IDEA and Wakelet for this exciting #WednesdayWebinar!


    This session will cover basic account setup, teacher use to transform resources, how to organize lesson plans, onboarding new staff, parent or campus newsletters, and using Wakelet to tell your story in a beautiful way for colleagues, students, and stakeholders. 


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

    • February 13, 2023
    • February 15, 2023
    • Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

    Are you a passionate educator looking for innovative practices?

    Do you want to find creative best practices to integrate into your district, building or classroom?

    Looking for the most dedicated and supportive individuals to join your PLN?

    If you answered "YES!", then join us for IDEAcon, a 3-day national conference that draws in presenters, thought leaders, exhibitors, and partners from all over the world.

    But IDEAcon isn't just a conference; IDEAcon is an experience. From daily thought leaders in the areas of education and DEI and Accessibility to hundreds of sessions that allow you to truly customize your IDEAcon experience to evening social events that truly make you feel like you're part of the IDEA family, IDEAcon is a conference you won't forget, for all the right reasons

    IDEAcon 2023 will include both virtual and in-person sessions at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

    Join us Feb. 13-15, 2023, for the best IDEAcon yet!


    Click HERE for more information and to register!

    • February 22, 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    This session will focus on how to introduce students to become curators of information while also helping to engage students and focus on being creators instead of consumers of collection.

    Attendees will discover why portfolios are so powerful for student learning and will learn how Wakelet can assist students and teachers in implementing them in their learning environments!

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

    • March 01, 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Kino
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    What can you do to advance your pedagogical skills and maximize student learning?

    To transform the field of education, we must promote a career continuum that leads to accomplished teaching.

    Join this #WednesdayWebinar to learn about National Board Certification, the research-based process towards certification, the ISBE subsidy for certification, and how you can achieve National Board Certification.

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

    • March 08, 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Are you new to coding, but you know it's becoming a necessary skill for the future? Wondering how to introduce yourselves and your students to coding in an engaging, relevant, and accessible way?

    If students have not been exposed to computer science, they won’t know how it applies to their current interests and goals – or that they enjoy it and want to sign up for a CS course at their school!

    Join IDEA partner, CodeHS for this #WednesdayWebinar on March 8. In this session, M.R. Halloran from CodeHS will explore interdisciplinary applications of coding in science, math, art, music, humanities, and more. Course offerings range from an hour, a lesson, a unit, or up to a semester.

    Participants will leave this session with a wealth of free, customizable computer science curriculum and activities for their toolkits from CodeHS. Leave inspired to incorporate interdisciplinary coding projects and build a culture of coding at your school!

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

    • March 15, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Chicago, IL
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    Do you want a better understanding of the day to day life of your district's technology department?

    If you answered "YES!", then this workshop is for you!

    During this Administrator Academy, attendees will:

    • Explore the options for staffing and organizing a district technology department.
    • Gain an understanding of the needed security measures a district must undergo to protect the district and its student's data.
    • Dive into technology finance to get an understanding of the budgetary needs of a technology department along with getting a general understanding of E-Rate.

    By the end of this workshop, attendees will have the needed information to have meaningful conversations with their technology departments in order to move their district forward.

    Participants should bring or know how to access your district's organization chart, SOPPA agreements, and technology plan (if available).

    Educators can choose to earn Admin Academy credit ($225) or 6 PDHs ($100).


    Interested in other Admin Academies?  Check out our other upcoming opportunities:

    • April 12, 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Join IDEA and our partner SMART Technologies for this exciting #WednesdayWebinar!

    Learn first steps what your SMART Board with iQ can do! Discover ways to connect students to content and foster collaboration. The possibilities are endless! Not sure what SMART Board you have? Let's check here

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

    • 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. 

    • April 19, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    This workshop will focus on the evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it relates to the evaluation of teachers. It is designed to provide administrators with the ability to walk into a classroom and know the difference between a teacher using technology as a lesson enhancer not just using it to say they are using it.

    The course will also address effective tools that administrators can use from day to day, such as websites, blogs, podcasting, and social media to relay information to stakeholders in the community.

    Also addressed is the ever growing need to move to 1:1 computing as educators get close to the Common Core testing structure and what needs to be understood before making this all important move in the future.

    Learning targets:

    - Building a culture of learning and the importance of leaders modeling the use of technology.

    - Understanding the integration and use of technology in classrooms.

    - Evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it relates to the evaluation of educators.

    Educators can choose to earn Admin Academy credit ($225) or 6 PDHs ($100).

    Interested in other Admin Academies?  Check out our other upcoming opportunities:

    • May 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Chicago - TBD
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    This course is designed to support district leaders in the development, evolution, implementation, and promotion of programs and initiatives which will best support students in the future.

    Through a researched-based and systemic view, participants will identify celebrations and challenges with current district culture and organizational structure and reflect on possible changes. Also participants will deepen understanding of alternative and authentic assessment methods and blended/personalized learning models and reflect on possible next steps for implementation.

    In addition, participants will explore options for flexible differentiated professional development for staff and examine the role of messaging and community partnerships with focus on positive use of Social Media.

    Educators can choose to earn Admin Academy credit ($225) or 6 PDHs ($100).

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

      • May 17, 2023
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Zoom
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      Join IDEA and our partner SMART Technologies to learn how to create an inclusive classroom environment for all students with Lumio. Specifically, use our tips and tricks to smoothly transition between tasks, maintain students' focus on important concepts, and efficiently use class time for optimal student outcomes.

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

      • June 21, 2023
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Zoom
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      Join IDEA and our partner SMART Technologies to discover how Lumio can be used to support formative assessment & quick-checks for understanding for Grades K-12.

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

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