STEM Series: Minecraft EDU and the Esports Movement

Tue. November 29, 2022 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 34: Lake 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Join us for this workshop, which will introduce you to the burgeoning world of esports and give you the solid foundation needed to start a program at your school. Along the way, you’ll learn why esports are beneficial to students, how to get your club or team started, and how an esports coach can be successful (even without heavy gaming experience). We’ll also provide demonstrations of some of today's most popular esports games as well as connect you with model schools that already have flourishing esports programs in place.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, Learning Technology Center

CS Fundamentals – Lake County ROE

Wed. December 7, 2022 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm | $25
ROE 34: Lake 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore teaching Code.org's CS Fundamentals curriculum.

Brian Bates
Brian Bates
Director of Professional Learning, Learning Technology Center
Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

STEM Series: Coding and Robotics Playground

Wed. January 18, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 34: Lake 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois

From your thermostat to your lights to your vacuum cleaner, smart devices are all around us. While it might feel like robots are taking over, the truth is that behind every robot, there’s a programmed set of instructions coded by a real human. Show your students how easily they can get into this world of robotics and coding by exploring our robot playground!

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, Learning Technology Center

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

Thu. February 23, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 34: Lake 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Can your students spot fake news? Do they know how to evaluate research sources for veracity? Are they aware of how social media works and its impact on their everyday lives? They'll need to be able to do all three (and more) to become successful digital citizens, and that starts today, in our digitally-connected classrooms.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, Learning Technology Center