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    • August 10, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • October 25, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online


    You are registering for the ISTE Certification for Educators presented by Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. 

    FULLY ONLINE ISTE CERTIFICATION:

    In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, ISTE is working with schools, families and communities to ensure that the learning keeps going. As part of these COVID-19 response efforts, the ISTE Certification team has approved IDEA to temporarily move the ISTE Certification program to a fully online format. 


    COHORT 3:
    August 10, 2020 thru August 21, 2020: Blended Learning

    August 23 - October 25: Online Modules



    Please note!

    The following cohort is also available. Please click the link below to register for COHORT 2.


    COHORT 2:

    July 13, 2020 thru July 24, 2020: Blended Learning

    July 26 - September 27: Online Modules

    • October 01, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • May 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Online Cohort
    • 13
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    Participants work 1:1 with educators to understand their individual classroom goals and implement strategies to accomplish them using technology-based solutions. Typical certification takes one year but by joining this fast track program you could get your certification done in 6 months, just one hour per week!

    Participants will receive access to Google's tailored curriculum and research-based coaching model—so that new and veteran educators can transform instruction across every classroom and student.

    IDEA is a Google for Education recommended coaching partner. In this academy you will have membership to a cohort of other coaches and exclusive resources tailored to support certification.

    Sign up now! Only 25 candidates will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

    Illinois educators can earn up to 30 PDHs for completion of this course.

    • October 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online (a link will be sent)
    Register

    This course is designed to support educational leaders in the development, evolution, implementation, and promotion of programs and initiatives which will best support students in the future. Through a researched-based and systemic view, participants will identify celebrations and challenges with current district culture and organizational structure and reflect on possible changes. Also participants will deepen understanding of alternative and authentic assessment methods and blended/personalized learning models and reflect on possible next steps for implementation. In addition, participants will explore options for flexible differentiated professional development for staff and examine the role of messaging and community partnerships with focus on positive use of Social Media.

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

    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)
    Register

    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)
    Register

    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)
    Register

    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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