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    • January 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • January 31, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
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    The American Osteopathic Association states that, "Maintaining a regular yoga practice can provide physical and mental health benefits."

    This month's FREE Wellness event from IDEA is all about striking a balance between our profession and our mental health. Whether you are an accomplished Yogi or newbie, we encourage you to take the leap for yourself and follow along as we stretch our practices and our bodies.

    This January, join us for a weekly Yoga Pose aligned with the ISTE standards. Tap into your courage and confidence as you use your strength to inspire and empower your students and colleagues.

    • January 17, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 31, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Online (Access link will be provided)
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    How many times have you heard the phrase "better together" in recent years? There's a reason this phrase has become so popular and it's because it's true!

    This months playground is all about developing and maintaining your professional learning network or PLN.

    A PLN is a personal and professional construct of learners that leverages social media and technology to collect, communicate, collaborate and create with connected colleagues anywhere at any time. Participating educators, worldwide, share in a virtual think tank. In January's playground, come learn how to tap into your PLN in the most meaningful ways.

    Watch (or listen!) up to 6 pre-recorded sessions.  The Playground opens at 8am on January 17 and lasts until January 31. Learn what you want, when you want to! 


    Topics include:

    • My Story: A new teacher's journey to 11K and the lessons learned.
    • Cracking the Egg: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Twitter
    • Insta, Facebook and Twitter, Oh My!
    • Unique Collaborations Using Clubhouse and Voxer
    • Power Up Your PLN
    • Creative Collaborator
    • February 03, 2022
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    In a recent teacher survey, two of the top sources of stress for teachers were trying to engage students and supporting students’ social and emotional learning.  Building a strengths-based culture starts with knowing your students and celebrating what is strong with each of them.

    Join us for an exciting interactive session! Teachers will learn strategies to better know their students and help their students to be known. Teachers will then learn multiple strategies to engage with their students through Thrively’s robust suite of assessments, its new Well-Being Index, and its CASEL-aligned SEL programs.

    Illinois educators can earn up to 1 PDH for attending this webinar live. 

    • February 07, 2022
    • February 18, 2022
    • Thrively / Twitter
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    During the month of February, join IDEA and Thrively for a virtual book study and Twitter slow chat as we explore Shawn Achor's book, "The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life". 

    Slow Chat Guidelines:

    • Thrively has partnered with IDEA to create a platform to facilitate the book study.  Participants will receive an invite from Thrively to join the IDEAcon Book Study after registering.

    • The chat will start on February 7th and continue through 18th. 

    • The study will be conducted using the Twitter Hashtag #IDEAcon to connect with a larger audience in a Twitter slow chat format.

    • There will be a team of facilitators  moderating each week of the chat. The facilitators will engage participants in conversations connected to the questions throughout the week. (This includes posts, replies, likes, and retweets.) 

    • The ISTE Standards for Teachers and Students will also be connected to the book.

    • February 13, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel (1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173)
    • 28
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    If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that we need to cultivate problem solvers and computational thinkers. Our critical thinking skills have been put to the test and we strongly believe that it’s important that we go back to better.

    To do this, IDEA has developed a 3 workshop series focusing on the newly adopted computer science standards. Empowering ourselves, empowering our students.

    Leveraging the CS standards and re-framing your thinking regarding computer science will allow you to reach more learners in a deeper, richer way!

    This session consists of debunking misconceptions of computer science and design thinking in general. Computer science is so much more than just coding and cannot be a one and done lesson. Developing critical thinkers is essential for all areas of study.

    Attendees do NOT need to attend all sessions and do not need previous CS experience.

    • February 14, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 17, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

    IDEAcon is one of the Midwest’s largest ed tech conferences. Hosted by IDEA every February, thousands of educators from Illinois and across the U.S. join together to learn about sound pedagogical practices in education and how to leverage technology to engage, inspire, and reach all learners. 

    This 4-day conference includes inspirational keynote speakers and hundreds of educator-led sessions focused on engaging students, building relationships, and integrating tools to foster academic achievement. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit 200+ vendors, explore state of the art educational technology resources, participate in hands-on learning explorations, and network with other passionate educators in our exhibit hall experience. 

    IDEAcon 2022 will include both virtual and in-person sessions at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

    Join us Feb. 14 - 17, 2022, for the best IDEAcon yet!


    Click HERE for more information and to register!

    • February 14, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel (1551 Thoreau Dr N Schaumburg, IL 60173)
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    This professional development workshop offers coping strategies for at-risk students facing the combined elements of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.

    As a result of participating in this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to:

    1. Recognize risk factors and employ protective factors for students at-risk

    2. Apply effective methods to teach personal resilience to students

    3. Foster academic resilience and emotional intelligence to increase student achievement

    4. Teach students to demonstrate resiliency after making a mistake or an unfortunate situation

    Attendees will have access to the Monday IDEAcon keynote.

    Illinois Admins can receive 7 PDHs OR 1 Admin Academy credit for this workshop.

    • February 15, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    • 61
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    Join IDEA and IETL as they host their annual leadership summit in conjunction with IDEAcon 2022!

    Attendees will have access to the IDEAcon keynote and exhibit hall as well as the social event that evening. Lunch is included and AA credit will be given (AA1782).

    The Leadership Summit will be "Pearl Harbor On-The-Road Leadership Workshop" provided by Diamond6 Leadership & Strategy, LLC speaker, Jeff McCausland.

    Workshop Description:

    December 7th, 1941 is an iconic date- the attack on Pearl Harbor. The actions of leaders on both sides of this historic battle made the difference in the turn of events on that day—for better or for worse. During this leadership workshop, a leadership facilitator and Pearl Harbor historian will virtually lead participants to various sites where critical decisions were made and actions taken on the island of Oahu. At each stop we will examine key aspects of the attack and leadership lessons that apply as much to us today as they did on that fateful Sunday morning. The day concludes with an active discussion about how all leaders can learn from the good and the bad leadership decisions made on this historic date. It is no overstatement to say that Pearl Harbor is one of the most important and intense “leadership laboratories” in our history.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the actions of leaders on that day and what tools they used for decision-making

    • Identify effective leadership strategies in complex, high-pressure environments

    • Open discussions around strategic leadership, strategic vision, innovation, effective communications in an organization, “leading the boss”, and organizational culture and change

    Illinois Admins can receive 7 PDHs OR 1 Admin Academy credit for this workshop.

    • February 16, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel (1551 Thoreau Dr N Schaumburg, IL 60173)
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    Do you want a better understanding of the day to day life of your district's technology department?  If you answered "yes!", then this is the workshop for you.

    During this workshop, you will explore the options for staffing and organizing a district technology department. Participants will get an understanding of needed security measures a District must undergo to protect the district and its student’s data. You will dive into technology finance to get an understanding of the budgetary needs of a technology department along with getting a general understanding of E-Rate.

    When you leave this workshop you will have the needed information to have meaningful conversations with your technology department to move your district forward.

    Participants should bring or know how to access your district's organization chart, SOPPA agreements, and technology plan if you have one.

    Attendees will have access to the Wednesday IDEAcon keynote along with the exhibit hall. 

    Illinois Admins can receive 7 PDHs OR 1 Admin Academy credit for this workshop.

    • February 22, 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Join us as we hear from THREE IDEA members (and IDEAcon presenters!!) on what they learned at IDEAcon.  

    Attend live and receive 1 PDH!  The access link will be in the confirmation email.


    • March 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that we need to cultivate problem solvers and computational thinkers. Our critical thinking skills have been put to the test and we strongly believe that it’s important that we go back to better.  Leveraging the CS standards and re-framing your thinking regarding computer science will allow you to reach more learners in a deeper, richer way!

    For our second session in the CS Standards series, we will take a deep dive into unpacking and understanding the CS standards. What are they and how can we break them down in meaningful ways? Get familiar with the new standards in this session and begin to recognize how they fit into your subject matter.

    Attendees do NOT need to attend all sessions and do not need previous CS experience.

    • April 06, 2022
    • Hybrid
    • 29
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    **Date/time is still being finalized**

    If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that we need to cultivate problem solvers and computational thinkers. Our critical thinking skills have been put to the test and we strongly believe that it’s important that we go back to better.

    In this session, join us for the opportunity to learn how to meaningfully integrate CS standards into your practice. Learn strategies for marrying the CS standards to your learning targets and unique ways to successfully implement a well rounded lesson.


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