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    • March 24, 2020
    • April 09, 2020
    • Webinar (a link will be emailed)
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    Join IDEA as Instructional Coaches from Illinois share their creativity and instructional expertise with educators from across the state. Whether you are a school teacher or a parent navigating at home learning, register now for our FREE #IDEAcoaches Virtual Office hours. Several dates and times are listed below.

    Register once and join us for any or all of the upcoming sessions. We will contact you with information on joining us virtually.

    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, April 02, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, April 07, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, April 08, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, April 09, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.
    • April 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar (a link will be emailed)
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    IDEA is partnering with Book Creator to bring you a special #WednesdayWebinar on tips for dealing with home learning.

    This is an uncertain time, and we're having to adapt the way we teach and learn. Please join Jon Smith and Catherine Cappiello from the Book Creator team for this opportunity to think ahead together.

    We'll discuss:

    • How can we make remote learning work?
    • How can Book Creator help?
    • Lesson and activity ideas

    If you haven't heard of Book Creator, it's the simple way to create digital books in your classroom. It's open-ended, and can be used in any subject and grade level. This flexibility, and the simplicity of using Book Creator makes it a great tool for home learning.

    If you want to learn more in advance, check out their website at bookcreator.com. In particular take a look at real-life examples books, made by students of all ages.

    Book Creator is offering a free 90 day upgrade for everyone affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Find out more about this offer and how to claim yours.

    Illinois educators will earn one (1) PDH for attending this webinar live.

    • April 07, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • River City Labs, 7916 N Hale Ave, Peoria, IL 61615

    RSVP here for the Teacher Tuesday: Makerspace Mania event.

    Interested in #makerspaces? Want to make, take and learn? Join us on 4.7.19 for a creative PD experience.

    Teacher Tuesdays is a networking event designed to foster peer-to-peer support for learning. Building a learning community around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)Education for our region. In addition to monthly networking events, we are building an online network Tech Teachers–Join our conversation

    • April 08, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar (a link will be emailed)
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    Join IDEA and partner TechGirlz for a #WednesdayWebinar on "How Educators can Inspire Girls to Pursue Tech". Sara Neiman, Chicagoland Outreach at TechGirlz, will review TechGirlz and their TechShopz in a Box program that is now going virtual to keep youth engaged in tech during social distancing. TechGirlz has created over 60 short, interactive tech workshops (TechShopz) that cover a wide variety of technology topics. These workshops are packaged in a virtual box, allowing anyone, anywhere to run a TechShop.

    Ms. Neiman will discuss how TechGirlz has worked with volunteers around the country, empowering teachers, IT professionals, and college and high school students to teach over 20,000 middle school girls. Learn how you can engage with youth right now with our Virtual Workshops and how you can inspire the girls in your community with this curricula in the future.

    Illinois educators will earn one (1) PDH at the conclusion of the live session.

    • April 14, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Franklin Elementary School, 2401 Manor Ln, Park Ridge, IL 60068
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    We hear about STEAM Activities and Maker spaces, but what do you do when time isn't available? Join the IDEA Northern Suburbs Chapter for a hands-on discussions and presentations on the use of technology across all subject areas to address today's standards. Teachers and Coaches will present what they are doing in their schools and classrooms to engage their students in the curriculum with the use of technology. Learn about adding coding skills through the teaching of Social Studies and Math...Green Screen integration into Language Arts to bring their writing and alive...and much more!

    Illinois educators can earn two (2) PDH at the conclusion of this event. 

    • May 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • The Nest Coworking, 820 SW Adams St, Suite C, Peoria, IL 61602
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    Creative Robotics in Your Community, Classroom and Home!

    Overview: This workshop is a blend of project-based learning, maker education, computer science, and engineering. See how to bring creative robotics into your activities with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.

    What you will learn: You will learn to code robotics components like LEDs, motors, and sensors, using programming languages suitable for students in grades 3-12. Then, you'll learn to combine these robotics components with common craft supplies to make cardboard mechanisms, remote controlled recycled rovers, a Robot Petting Zoo Animal, or even re-enact a scene from your favorite book. We'll learn to code and build using laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads/tablets, to serve the needs of everyone.

    Design, Build, and Program with Hummingbird: Design, build, and program your own robot using the NEW Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kit and everyday art supplies. This 6-hour introductory workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning robotics, programming, and design. We will provide helpful tips on how you can integrate robotics and create your own working robot. 

    Who can attend: This training is for people of all skill and comfort levels. You will leave prepared to host events with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit from BirdBrain Technologies in a variety of settings: in a 1 hour workshop, a 6 hour PD day, a demonstration at a staff meeting, or even an open house at your favorite location! (Please note: Each individual that registers will receive a Hummingbird Robotics Kit. For any customer or family requests to register more than 1 individual but prefer only 1 kit, please email the organizer.)

    Illinois Educators can earn 6 PDH's at the conclusion of this event. 

    Each individual that wants to receive a Hummingbird Robotics Kit MUST register and pay the $125 fee.





    • May 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Caterpillar, Peoria, IL

    RSVP here for the Teacher Tuesday: Innovative Technologies event.

    Today's students will need skills for tomorrow's jobs. Come learn what #innovation & #technology is happening @CaterpillarInc & how you can support your students in developing the #skills they need! 

    Teacher Tuesdays is a networking event designed to foster peer-to-peer support for learning. Building a learning community around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)Education for our region. In addition to monthly networking events, we are building an online network Tech Teachers–Join our conversation

    • June 02, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Wildlife Prairie Park, 3826 N Taylor Rd, Hanna City, IL 61536

    RSVP here for the Teacher Tuesday: Nature & Animal Exploration

    Who doesn't love learning in the wild? Join us for this unique learning experience @WildlifePrairie on June 2! #wolves #bison & #bears OH MY! 

    Teacher Tuesdays is a networking event designed to foster peer-to-peer support for learning. Building a learning community around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)Education for our region. In addition to monthly networking events, we are building an online network Tech Teachers–Join our conversation

    • June 18, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 19, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Kokomo School Corporation, 2501 S. Berkley Road Kokomo, IN 4690
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    You are registering for the ISTE Certification for Educators presented by Illinois Digital Educators Alliance.

    Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in 30 hours of dynamic in-person and online professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio which will be evaluated by ISTE, the only organization that awards the certification.

    Illinois Digital Educators Alliance has been selected by ISTE to be an authorized provider of the ISTE Certification for Educators because of their commitment to high quality edtech professional learning and the ISTE Standards as a guide for transforming teaching and learning.

    Please note that this is an 8-week blended learning course. You are required to spend two days of learning onsite. The additional seven weeks of online learning will begin one week prior to the onsite training. The dates noted in this registration are for the two onsite learning days.


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