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IDEA Workshops

Illinois Digital Educators Alliance prides itself on providing uncommon experiences for our learners. Our workshops are no exception! Whether it's social emotional learning, engagement strategies or authentic integration of technological tools, you can expect to walk away from a workshop with various tools and techniques and a plan to implement them tomorrow!

In a typical workshop experience you can expect to be invited to participate in a take away activity immediately. Facilitators plan the workshops based on best pedagogical practices and encourage learners to participate and contribute to the learning experience as much as they are comfortable doing. But it doesn't end there! Once topics are introduced, IDEA staff takes time to create authentic learning examples for teachers to relate to and apply to their content areas. Groups then are given an opportunity to reflect and share on the content provided.

But perhaps what sets IDEA workshops apart from all other PD providers are the coaching conversations that occur. Learners are encouraged to use the time we have together to engage with the lead facilitator, ask questions specific to their content area and CREATE! We understand how difficult it is to find the time to work on something new, so we build in time within our workshops to allow you the opportunity to create with your new skills alongside a coach and guide.

Join us in any one of our workshop sessions today. We can't wait to work with you more!

    • October 18, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 31, 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Digital Citizenship is one of those topics that must be embedded throughout everything we do.

    This month's playground will connect you with some fantastic educators and resources to help you do just that. Let's shift the narrative from "don't" to "do" and commit to being positive and proactive digital citizens. 

    Watch (or listen!) up to 6 pre-recorded sessions complete with note taking doc. You can also collaborate with other learners in an online forum. 

    The Playground opens October 18 and lasts until October 31. Learn what you want, when you want to!  


    Illinois educators can earn up to six (6) PDHs for this event. 

    Session recordings will be available October 18 - 31.

    • October 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online (Access link will be provided)
    Register

    Digital transformation has accelerated due to the pandemic, but so have ransomware attacks and other threats to school data. These days, students and faculties’ files, records and emails are scattered among different platforms – like Google Workspace, Microsoft 365 and local PCs – making school data vulnerable to accidental deletion or cyber-attacks.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    • General tips for ransomware preparedness and recovery
    • How to centralize PC backup and data management
    • How to setup Google Workspace data backup and recovery in a few steps

    With cyber attacks getting more sophisticated, it is not “if” but “when” will ransomware attacks. Is your school data protection plan robust enough for the attacks? Join this webinar with Synology to learn how to build a robust data protection plan.

    Illinois educators can earn 1 professional development hour for this session.

    Complete the survey at the end of the webinar for a chance to win a Synology DS220+ NAS ($300 value)!

    The webinar's presenter will be: Christopher Alden, Senior Sales Manager at Synology

    Chris has been with working directly with resellers in a variety of industries to provide customized solutions whether it's data protection or video surveillance systems. With previous experience in film industry, Chris knows the foundation of every business’s success is data backup and protection. He is interested in helping more organizations to improve the data backup efficiency and data protection reliability.

    • October 20, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online (Access link will be provided)
    Register

    Looking to teach digital citizenship in your classroom? Then come join the Book Creator team during Digital Citizenship Week and learn how to use Book Creator to help students explore and apply a variety of skills to take ownership of their digital lives.

    Dive into fun resources and creative activity books written by Common Sense Education which will help students to be safe, responsible and respectful online. You will also hear real classroom examples of digital citizenship in action to add to your ideas list for the year.

    Illinois educators can earn 1 professional development hour for this session.

    • October 27, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online (Access link will be provided)
    Register

    Web Design is an accessible entry point to CS for middle and high school students. Whether you are teaching a unit on web design in ECS or other introductory CS course or a full web design course, CodeHS can provide you with the fully online platform and customizable curriculum you need to help your students be successful!

    In this workshop, teachers will explore ways to use problem-solving and inquiry-based strategies to teach their students the basics of web design. Learn how to leverage the customizable, online CodeHS platform and curriculum to teach an engaging and creative web design unit or course. Your students can release their creativity by designing and building their own webpage with a customizable URL all hosted by CodeHS!

    Illinois educators can earn 1 professional development hour for this session.

    • November 03, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online (Access link will be provided)
    Register

    Join IDEA and Read Naturally as we develop fluency, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension skills by combining the research-based strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn to differentiate student instruction and provide systematic fluency and phonics intervention.

    This powerful strategy is demonstrated using Read Live, which now includes Read Naturally Live, Word Warm-ups Live, One Minute Reader and Read Naturally Live—Español.

    Illinois educators can earn 1 professional development hour for this session.

    • November 11, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 12, 2021
    • 3:30 PM
    • Virtual OR In-person at the Professional Development Alliance: 2705 McDonough St, Joliet, IL 60436
    Register

    This November IDEA is hosting a two-day Coaching Academy.

    We will have some big name keynote speakers and thought partners including Jim Knight and Rebecca Frazier.

    Click here to see the full schedule.

    Unlike other professional learning events, these two days are designed specifically for coaches. We have experts leading sessions on literacy, math, technology and equity coaching.

    This event is in collaboration with TCEA and is live and virtual. So, if you can't make it on site, attend from your classroom or office and connect with other like minded educators from all over the US!

    Illinois educators can earn up to 30 PDHs for attending in-person and 20 PDHs for attending virtually.

    • November 15, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 31, 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online (Access link will be provided)
    Register

    Interested in incorporating the new computer science standards into your classroom, but not sure where to start? IDEA's November Playground has got you covered!

    This month, join our asynchronous sessions to learn how to build capacity for coding in your classroom with our Coding 101 playground.

    So how does it work?

    Watch (or listen!) up to 6 pre-recorded sessions and collaborate with other learners in an online forum. 

    The Playground opens at 8 am on Monday, November 15 and lasts until Saturday, December 31. Learn what you want, when you want to!  

    Illinois educators can earn up to six (6) PDHs for this event. 

    Session recordings will be available from November 15 - December 31

    • November 17, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online (Access link will be provided)
    Register

    The CodeHS Computing Ideas course is a first-year computer science course with a unique focus on creativity and problem-solving. Students in the course explore several important topics of computing, such as programming, digital citizenship, networks, and web design.

    In this webinar, teachers learn how to promote computational thinking and collaboration so that students learn the skills and processes to develop basic computational artifacts and learn about general CS-related topics. Teachers will experience a brief Computing Ideas lesson from the student perspective, learn how to plan and pace computer science lessons from the Computing Ideas course, learn how to customize their own middle school unit or course, and learn about many teacher tools and resources available on CodeHS to support teaching coding and computer science topics in middle school.

    Illinois educators can earn 1 professional development hour for this session.

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