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    • November 18, 2020
    • (CST)
    • December 09, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Virtual (a link will be emailed)

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    Join nine organizations in learning from local and national experts how to integrate digital literacy. The kickoff day provides inspiration and definition with a taste of exceptional on-demand content. Each presenter will provide a task, challenge, or idea for you. Then you will continue to learn through self-paced content over the next three weeks to dive deeper, curate, and create while networking and participating in an ongoing Twitter slow chat. The culminating day will conclude with more inspiration, including the sharing of artifacts, ideas, resources, and curriculum connections to use tomorrow. The curated list of resources will be shared live after the event. Participants will have access to all of the content through April 19, 2021.

    Price: $29

    Event Kickoff - Wednesday, November 18 from 7-9pm CST

    • Featured speakers - Dr. Mike Ribble & Dr. Kristen Mattson
    • Facilitated discussions and networking in breakout rooms
    • On-demand content available after opening speakers

    Asynchronous Learning - Wednesday, November 18 - December 9

    • On-demand content from local and national leaders
    • Twitter slow chats each week ~ #diglitnow

    Event Closing - Wednesday, December 9 from 7-9pm CST

    • Featured speaker - Bill Bass
    • Networking & sharing of ideas and artifacts in breakout rooms
    • Closing featured speaker - Dr. LeeAnn Lindsey

    Objectives / Goals:

    1. understand what digital literacy is and how to teach it
    2. develop a personal connection to a digital literacy network of educators
    3. create implementation strategies for integrating digital literacy
    4. share an artifact or idea that students could use tomorrow

    ISTE Standards for Educators

    Citizen - Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Educators:

    3a Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.

    3b Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

    3c Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.

    3d Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.

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    • December 01, 2020
    • (CST)
    • December 17, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Virtual (see attached schedule)

    Apple Professional Learning continues to offer free remote support to our education customers. Join APL in December for free virtual conferences offered twice daily Monday through Thursday, designed to support educators after school. Each conference will last 60 minutes and provide educators time-saving tips and features to support teaching and learning. This month’s conferences include a new session Get Started with Mac, designed for customers new to Mac. Also new this month is A Quick Start to Code, a hands-on session featuring activities from our new guide, A Quick Start to code, using the free Swift Playgrounds app for both iPad and Mac.

    Please see the attached December schedule; educators can visit apple.co/apl to register.

    • December 07, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual (a link will be emailed)

    Please join the Northern Suburbs chapter of the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA) for our annual Share-a-Rama on Monday, December 7th from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm. Everyone is welcome at this free professional development session!

    Are you looking to learn more about tech tools and strategies? Do you have any tech tools that you want to share? Come join the conversation! You are welcome to listen and learn or jump in and do a quick demo for the group. A variety of technology tools will be shared. No formal presentations are needed in this rapid-fire Share-a-Rama style PD session. Audience participation is requested as we all learn from each other in this FREE PD! Feel free to signup today to share something using this link.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    • December 08, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual (a link will be emailed)

    Tech the Halls with Apps and Websites! Join this 1.5 hour workshop on some fun ways to engage your learners this holiday season. Walk away with some pre-made techy resources as well as create some of your own. Facilitator and IDEA's Director of Professional Learning, Lindsay Zilly, will walk you through some strategies for aligning your content to a fun tech tool that's just in time for the holidays!

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

    • February 01, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 25, 2021
    • (CST)

    IDEAcon is excited to team up with TCEA's Convention & Exposition this February to provide expanded virtual learning opportunities and new ways for educators to grow their professional learning networks.

    This innovative conference offers more than three weeks of programming from two trusted networks — IDEA and TCEA. Live sessions begin with six days of conference programming February 1–6, 2021. Additional learning opportunities will continue throughout the next two weeks. Finally, our month-long conference experience will culminate with more conference sessions and keynotes, plus the IDEAcon Exhibit Hall, February 22–24, 2021. Attendees will benefit from the expertise and powerful networks of both these organizations worry-free, and at their own pace. In addition, we are excited to offer attendees the opportunity to visit two virtual exposition halls during the month.

    Through the partnership between IDEA and TCEA, members and attendees from both organizations will get the benefits of a bigger professional learning network and more ways to learn, explore new technologies, and share their experience.

    Attendee Registration is now open. Register for IDEAcon today and save!

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