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    • September 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IDEA Office | Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough St., Joliet, IL 60436

    Empowering you to establish realistic security goals; evaluate the current state of your environment; and plan for implementation.

    You’ve been inundated with cyberattack stories and threat notifications. Now what?

    IDEA partner, E2 Services, Inc., presents CYBERSECURITY: A Practical Approach on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the IDEA Office, 2705 McDonough St., Joliet, IL 60436

    Referencing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for academic application, we’ll address questions like:

    • How do I identify risks in my environment?
    • How can I identify existing protections that might not be maximized?
    • What can I do today?
    • What should be in place for critical infrastructure before something happens?
    • What are ways to detect events?
    • How can we respond to an event?
    • How could we quickly recover from an event?

    Join Scott Eakin, President/CTO, and Tim Davis, Senior Network Engineer/Certified Ethical Hacker, as they share insights and real-world experience for cybersecurity solutions and best practice implementation. A Q&A session will follow.

    • September 25, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Webinar (a link will be emailed to you)

    IDEA & BirdBrain Webinar What's in a MakerspaceJoin IDEA and professional learning partner, BirdBrain Technologies for a #WednesdayWebinar on "What's in a Makerspace?" BirdBrain's very own Kelsey Derringer will take us on a tour of a real makerspace in this live, hands-on session. During the webinar, we will discuss how to blend low tech and high tech with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit. We will also build and code a simple project live, and take a look at the many free online tutorials and learning support materials from BirdBrain Technologies to help teachers create a Makerspace anywhere! Plus, learn how to bring Hummingbird professional development to your school through the IDEA network.

    RSVP for the webinar here.

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

    • September 25, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Lake Forest Country Day School, 145 South Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Join IDEA Northern Suburbs for our Share-a-rama. Come prepared to share what you are doing in your classroom and at your school. Learn and discuss new strategies and tools to reach your students. This event is FREE. Plus, Illinois educators will earn two (2) PDHs.

    RSVP by registering here today!

    • October 01, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Titan Games, 4450 N Prospect RD, Ste C6, Peoria Heights, IL 61616

    RSVP here for the Teacher Tuesday: Developing Critical Thinking Skills with Games Led by Illinois Digital Educators Alliance event.

    Have you heard the buzz about gamifying your classroom? Are you interested in a fun and engaging way to build critical thinking skills with your students? Join us for an exciting event that provides educators a chance for some hands-on learning with a variety of board games that you can integrate into any classroom. You'll learn how these games can build skills like, critical thinking, collaboration, teamwork and more! You'll build your own skills, develop a professional learning network, and learn how to adapt these games for use in your classrooms or schools.

    Light refreshments will be served. 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

    • October 17, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 101 Mariners Way, East Peoria, IL 61611

    Modern Measures of Learning ConferenceJoin IDEA, Otus, and colleagues from around the state of Illinois for a unique conference format that combines participant-driven conversation with thoughtfully selected topics, moderated by leading educators.

    Featured topics focus on the ongoing paradigm shift in instructional, assessment, and grading practices. Collaborate with prominent local educators and walk away with strategies to support your teaching and learning initiatives.

    • Standard-Based Learning
    • Personalized Learning
    • Effective Use of Space and Time
    • Data-Informed Instruction

    This unique conference format ensures you get to attend the sessions you want and work with the moderators that are most relevant to you!

    For more information about the day, visit the A Conversation on Modern Measures of Learning conference website.

    Illinois educators will earn five (5) PDHs at the conclusion of the conference.

    • November 12, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • November 13, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 S Dirksen Pkwy Springfield, IL 62703
    • 27

    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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