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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!

    • March 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • March 22, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom

    SEL Master ClassSocial and emotional learning (SEL) is an approach to cultivating the positive management of emotions, relationships, goals, and decisions so that people—especially children and young adults—can achieve success in school and in life. In education, SEL advances equity and strives to establish collaborative learning environments in which students and educators co-create thriving schools. This course introduces the five- step SEL Integration Framework, designed to help educators successfully implement SEL with their students.

    The SEL Master Class includes four session dates:

    • Monday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 PM CST
    • Monday, March 8, 5:30-7:30 PM CST
    • Monday, March 15, 5:30-7:30 PM CST
    • Monday, March 22, 5:30-7:30 PM CST

    Pre-order Jorge's SEL in Action Jump Start Guide. The guide features:

    • Online videos that explain each element of the Equity and SEL Integration Framework.
    • Clear explanation of SEL and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) five core competencies.
    • Resources for understanding and addressing implicit bias.
    • Links to templates for empathy maps and emotions planners.
    • Information on edtech tools that can be used to integrate SEL.
    • Additional resources for understanding SEL and developing an SEL integration plan.

    Illinois educators can earn up to fourteen (14) PDHs for attending this event.

    • March 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Online (Zoom registration links will be provided)

    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)

    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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