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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 15, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online (a link will be emailed)

    Embedding all your standards, covering all the content and assessing your students understanding can sometimes feel like you are running a race! How can there be enough time for it all? In this workshop experience, participants will be grouped in teams to experience the Amazing Race of Digital Citizenship. Competitors will dig into new tools, experience practical application of digital citizenship resources and potentially walk away with the title of "Dig Cit Amazing Race Champ"!

    Illinois educators can earn 1.5 PDHs for attendance at this event.

    • October 30, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online (a link will be emailed)

    The Effective Use of Technology in Schools course will focus on the evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it can connect to the Danielson model. It is designed to provide administrators with the ability to walk into a classroom and understand how technology is being integrated into the content rather than being a stand alone application. The course will also address effective tools that administrators can use in their daily routine to model effective technology use to help coach their staff and provide information to stakeholders in the community.

    This course will be given Administrator Academy credit in partnership with the IPA.

    Illinois educators can also earn 4 PDHs for attending this event.

    • November 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Online (a link will be emailed)

    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!

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

    • November 09, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Online (a link will be emailed)

    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!). Join us as we prepare for December's hour of code experiences in this novice level session.

    Illinois educators can earn 1.5 PDHs for attending this event.

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