Join IDEA every Tuesday in June as we learn and collaborate with members from Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA), Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA).
June 1: SEL in Action
How can Social-Emotional Learning be incorporated into the educational setting? This question and more will be addressed by a panel of SEL experts and practitioners. Come listen as they share strategies and resources for implementing SEL in your classroom or district.
June 8: Let's Make Equity a Verb
Join a diverse group of educators actively addressing diversity and inclusion in their professional learning community. Learn about their process for creating welcoming spaces for all, what’s working, and how you might create welcoming spaces of your own.
June 15: How Esports Can be Used to Further Educational Opportunities for Learners
Esports provides schools with an unprecedented opportunity to engage students in a subject they are already likely involved in and quite comfortable with. We will discuss how an esports team can be utilized to encourage students to stay on track with their school work and even how to integrate competitive gaming topics into the curriculum. Individual programs can range from completely remote to being a powerhouse program for the school district that is unique to the region. This flexibility allows teams to start with any range of funding that is available. Esports brings the normal suite of life skills like teamwork and communication traditionally found in regular sports to a new group of students that may shy away from such things while also exposing students to a whole new unique technical side of production and presentation. We will review measurable success metrics including post-high school careers and college scholarships/opportunities. It’s time to see what the hype is about and learn how this distinctive program can improve your school.
June 22: Empower a Culture of Innovation in Your School Library
What does an innovation space look like in a K-12 library? Learn how one school library uses emerging technology and non-tech materials to empower students and teachers to be innovative designers. Student projects that use AR/VR/MR, 3D design, and makerspace kits will be demonstrated.
June 29: Computer Science Roundtable
Let's talk about how you can bring your students almost anywhere from the comfort of their own homes. How can we leverage the power of computer science in our classrooms, whether teaching in-person or remotely?
The best part? This series is FREE for IDEA members! You will be prompted to log-in to the website (ideaillinois.org) when registering. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date and renew your membership while you're there!
The sessions will be recorded and shared with members who register, and only one registration is necessary to gain access to sessions.
Illinois educators can earn one (1) PDH for live attendance of each session.