Utilizing Educational Websites to Engage Your Students

Fri. June 14, 2024 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am | Free
Online IL, United States

This workshop will help you discover some of the many free internet resources available, as well as how you can integrate these digital resources into existing curriculum.

During this session, you will also have time to explore different sites and evaluate which might be best suited to your students' needs and interests.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

Google Classroom Basics for Teachers

Tue. July 30, 2024 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Bring your students' digital learning experience to life with Google Classroom! Join us for an introductory look at this multi-faceted learning management system, including how you can use it to create and organize assignments, quizzes, discussions, grades, and more. At the same time, we'll also explore how Google Classroom integrates with other core Google apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides, making it easy to create seamless digital lessons that are both engaging and easy to manage.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

AI in the Classroom: Maximizing Student and Educator Potential

Wed. July 31, 2024 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am | Free
Adams County Health Department 330 Vermont St, Quincy, IL, United States

Join us to discover new ways to harness AI in your classroom, both as a teaching tool and as a teaching assistant. During this workshop, we'll explore several ways current AI tools can personalize learning for your students, through both differentiated content and personalized feedback.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

Integrating Computer Science Across the Curriculum with LEGO®

Thu. August 1, 2024 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Free
DOT 1 DOT Way, Mt. Sterling, IL, United States

Join us for an interactive session on integrating computer science across the curriculum! This hands-on workshop will explain how you can boost learners’ engagement with core subjects, like ELA and Math, while incorporating computer science using the LEGO® Learning System. See why schools across Illinois lean on our ready-to-use lessons and familiar LEGO® brick to bring learning to life and address key topics within the Illinois Learning Standards.

Dr. Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
Dr. Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
Solution Architect , LEGO Education

Google Slides Basics: Teachers

Fri. August 9, 2024 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Take your lessons to the next level with Google Slides! Join us to learn how to use this well-known digital tool to create engaging and interactive presentations for your classroom.

Slides can do a lot more than just make slide shows, though. During this workshop, we also explore how Slides can be used to build dynamic lessons and as a focal point for collaboration in student projects.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center