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    • February 24, 2020
    • February 27, 2020
    • Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Conference Center

    IDEAcon is a teaching and learning conference designed for all educators, including educational leaders, technology specialists, IT professionals, librarians, instructional coaches and pre-service teachers from pre-K through higher education. The conference engages these professionals in an exploration of pedagogical strategies and resources connected to instructional technology.

    Districts, schools, classrooms, and libraries will all gain valuable insights at one of the Midwest's largest educational technology conferences. In 2019, over 5,000 unique visitors joined us across four days making it our biggest conference to date.

    IDEAcon features nationally recognized speakers along with a plethora of leading local presenters through a program that contains over 400 formal and informal learning opportunities. Nearly 200 corporate sponsors & exhibitors will be on-site to showcase their support for the conference and technology in education.

    IDEAcon will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.

    Register to join us at IDEAcon on February 24-27, 2020.


    • February 24, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Renaissance Schaumburg 1551 N, Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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    Join us for an exciting evening of trivia with featured speaker, Carl Hooker. If you know Carl, you know the evening will be filled with fun, laughter, unique trivia...and of course, some music! Teams of 3-4 will be formed at the event so make sure you and your friends get signed up!

    Send them to: http://bit.ly/IDEAconTRIVIAnite 

    A big thanks to our sponsors, TRA and Google for providing drinks and appetizers (and even some trivia questions).

    • February 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • February 27, 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, 1551 N, Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    • 3
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    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.

    • March 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Bradley University, 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625
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    2020 Bradley University STEM/STEAM Conference for K-12 Educators 

    March 6, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


    Bradley University’s Center for STEM Education is proud to announce the BU STEM/STEAM Conference for K-12 Educators. Join educators from around the state of Illinois focused on sharing innovative ideas in STEM/STEAM education.  


    We are also excited to host keynote luncheon speaker, John Warner founder of Beyond Benign. For more information on John Warner, go to   https://www.beyondbenign.org/


    Pre-registration is open January 20, 2020 and continues through February 28, 2020Pre-registration fee is $25. Onsite registration is available for $40. (Payment via credit card or check are accepted online.)

    Attendees will receive: opportunities to attend multiple sessions, voucher for keynote speaker luncheon, resources for STEM/STEAM, professional development hours, and chances for door prizes.

    For questions, please contact Dr. Christina L. McDaniel clmcdaniel@fsmail.bradley.edu

    Presentations include but are not limited to:

    STEAMing Ahead in 2020

    Employer Engagement in the Classroom through Problem-Based Learning and E-Mentoring

    Integrating Physics with Biology: Bio-mimicry STEM project for all ages

    Building STEAM In Elementary Curriculum

    Hands-on with Cover Crops and Biofuels

    A Healthy River Mural: Using PBS Learning Media to Enhance STEAM Education

    Using Math in STEM

    Where in IL is Carmen San Diego?

    STEM in Black History

    Examining embedded summative assessments for student learning using a NGSS Nextgenstoryline unit

    Hands-On Student Engagement with Robots

    STEM for Future Education Advancements

    How Many Cells in a Spider's Silk Gland? Incorporating NGSS' "Scale, Proportion, and Quantity" 

    Coding With Hummingbirds - Lights, Motors, and Sensors!

    STEM Camp Experience and Classroom Connections

    Leading with Inquiry, Concluding with Reflection

    SEL in STEM: How SEL and STEM can be Integrated Together in the Classroom

    Inspired Learners: Creating Makerspaces for Young Children

    Getting STEAMy with STEAM Fairs

    From Player to Maker: Teaching Coding and Electronics through Escape Rooms and Game Design

    AR/VR for teaching and learning: AR/VR and VR access is easier than you think

    Economics: The Bridge Between STEM and Social Sciences

    • March 11, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • March 12, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 201 Broadway Normal, IL 61761

    IDEA is proud to support the 2nd Annual Women in Education: Leading and Learning (WELL) Summit to be held on March 11-12, 2020. WELL is an event to empower, connect, inspire, support, celebrate and develop women in educational leadership.

    Make plans to join us for the evening reception on March 11th to meet State Superintendent Carmen Ayala and for the full-day event on March 12th featuring keynote speakers Jennie Magiera and Dr. Debbie Silver. Encourage a colleague to register and attend with you. Group discounts are available!

    For more information and to register for the WELL Summit, visit https://ilprincipals.org/grow/well-summit.

    • March 31, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Palos School District 117 - Dr. Ken Geraghty Administration Building, 7825 W. 103rd Street Palos Hills, IL 60465
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    The South Cook Chromebook Roadshow is put on with the help of TRA to showcase the latest Chromebooks and provide all the needed information to make informed decisions regarding your future Chromebook purchases going into the next school year. So, if you are a Chromebook decision maker, this is the event for you so you can see and hear first hand all about the 2020 lineup of Chromebooks! 

    • April 07, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • River City Labs, 7916 N Hale Ave, Peoria, IL 61615

    RSVP here for the Teacher Tuesday: Makerspace Mania event.

    Interested in #makerspaces? Want to make, take and learn? Join us on 4.7.19 for a creative PD experience.

    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

    • May 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • The Nest Coworking, 820 SW Adams St, Suite C, Peoria, IL 61602
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    Creative Robotics in Your Community, Classroom and Home!

    Overview: This workshop is a blend of project-based learning, maker education, computer science, and engineering. See how to bring creative robotics into your activities with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.

    What you will learn: You will learn to code robotics components like LEDs, motors, and sensors, using programming languages suitable for students in grades 3-12. Then, you'll learn to combine these robotics components with common craft supplies to make cardboard mechanisms, remote controlled recycled rovers, a Robot Petting Zoo Animal, or even re-enact a scene from your favorite book. We'll learn to code and build using laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads/tablets, to serve the needs of everyone.

    Design, Build, and Program with Hummingbird: Design, build, and program your own robot using the NEW Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kit and everyday art supplies. This 6-hour introductory workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning robotics, programming, and design. We will provide helpful tips on how you can integrate robotics and create your own working robot. 

    Who can attend: This training is for people of all skill and comfort levels. You will leave prepared to host events with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit from BirdBrain Technologies in a variety of settings: in a 1 hour workshop, a 6 hour PD day, a demonstration at a staff meeting, or even an open house at your favorite location! (Please note: Each individual that registers will receive a Hummingbird Robotics Kit.)

    Illinois Educators can earn 6 PDH's at the conclusion of this event. 

    Each individual that wants to receive a Hummingbird Robotics Kit MUST register and pay the $125 fee.





    • May 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Caterpillar, Peoria, IL

    RSVP here for the Teacher Tuesday: Innovative Technologies event.

    Today's students will need skills for tomorrow's jobs. Come learn what #innovation & #technology is happening @CaterpillarInc & how you can support your students in developing the #skills they need! 

    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

    • June 02, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Wildlife Prairie Park, 3826 N Taylor Rd, Hanna City, IL 61536

    RSVP here for the Teacher Tuesday: Nature & Animal Exploration

    Who doesn't love learning in the wild? Join us for this unique learning experience @WildlifePrairie on June 2! #wolves #bison & #bears OH MY! 

    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

    • June 18, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 19, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Kokomo School Corporation, 2501 S. Berkley Road Kokomo, IN 4690
    Register


    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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