Makerspace Starter Kit

Tue. November 14, 2023 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Ready to get a makerspace or STEM lab going at your school, but not quite sure where to start? Maybe you have a space already, but it’s due for a makeover. There are so many options out there, and technology is constantly changing. Where should your district start?

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

AI and ChatGPT: An Introduction for Educators

Tue. October 31, 2023 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Join us as we delve into the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its incredible potential in education. This workshop offers educators a comprehensive exploration of AI's fundamentals, advantages, and limitations, along with invaluable insights into leveraging AI tools to elevate teaching and learning experiences in the classroom.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Drones in the Classroom

Tue. October 24, 2023 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | $140
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and learn about essential drone terminology, safety issues, legal concerns, operational requirements, and drone model options. Participants will also walk away a DJI Trello EDU drone of their own to make implementing their newfound drone knowledge even easier.

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Coding across the Curriculum with LEGO® Education

Thu. September 14, 2023 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Join us for an interactive session focused on LEGO Education Learning System, including how it can bring computer science learning to life in your classroom. Through this system, students learn to work collaboratively and solve problems creatively - all while "playing" with a familiar set of tools that are easy to manage.

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

Cybersecurity for Educators

Thu. September 7, 2023 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Cyber attacks on schools are on the rise, and school staff are one of the most common targets. What can you as an educator do to keep your professional data and your district safe?

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center