Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School - 5345 99th Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Supporting district leaders with high-level conversations about 21st century learning and effective strategies for districts becoming Future Ready. It doesn't seem like it at first, but getting wifi upgrades, buying and deploying devices and apps are really the EASIEST part of going 1:1. District leaders from Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 and other local schools will share field-tested change/adaptation strategies that are necessary when tech becomes ubiquitous in classrooms. Learn best practices in changing classroom culture, effective change management and the mindset needed to evoke systematic change in your schools. Simply adding technology to a classroom, without addressing the culture of teaching and learning is the surest path to a failed initiative.
Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors, Principals, and tech leaders would greatly benefit from attending and collaborating with local leadership teams and learning from each other.
Join other K-12 tech and instruction leaders to share edtech ideas and initiatives. Topics will include personalized learning, successful PD models, digital citizenship, the latest tools for core curricula, coding, robotics, and much more. Attendees also get to try out the latest tools in the interactive "playgrounds."
New this year: Mini-Keynotes: Making Academic Coaching Work: When done right, instructional coaching can be an effective and sustainable way to offer ongoing professional development for districts of all sizes. In these Ignite-style mini-keynotes, four districts will present four unique stories about how they made instructional coaching work at both the elementary and secondary levels.
By focusing on both tech and learning, T&L Live will help your staff develop and support effective tech initiatives that ensure your school will get the most from their edtech investments.
Fri, January 20, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
North Cook ISC
2340 Des Plaines River Rd
Des Plaines, Illinos
As you may have read, the Governor’s office and Illinois State Board of Education launched the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative in partnership with the non-profit organization EducationSuperHighway to ensure that all IL schools have access to high-speed broadband that can support digital learning in the classroom. As a part of this initiative, you have the opportunity to take advantage of network upgrade support services from Education SuperHighway at no cost to your district.
In this webinar, you will find out how you can work with Education SuperHighway
to connect all your schools via scalable network infrastructure and affordably increase your bandwidth to meet growing demand.
To learn more, please register using the link below and mark your calendars
for either of the following webinar dates:
As a school district leader, your engagement throughout this initiative will ensure your students have the connectivity needed to take advantage of digital learning opportunities. If you have questions, please contact Elle Patterson from Education SuperHighway.
To Register and see full agenda: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ietl-september-workshop-tickets-27049801685
Topics for the morning include: Maximizing wireless in your buildings, Google update from local rep, and discussion on Co-Location and Tour!
Please join your fellow CTO's for a morning of professional learning. We will be meeting at a major data center located in West Chicago IL and we are lucky enough to have the opportunity for a technical tour of the site and see what it really looks like behind the scenes, from power to internet meet up, to cooling, to redundancy. Bring your Network Technicians or a fellow CTO! This event is FREE!
CoSN Website- https://cosnconference.org/
We appreciate your interest in presenting at the CoSN 2017 Annual Conference, to be held on April 3-6, 2017 at the Sheraton Chicago, IL! Please review the instructions below carefully prior to submitting your proposal to present. If at anytime your require assistance or have a question, please do not hesitate to contact Andre Cholewinski at 703-610-0297 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you or your team interested in either starting a digital transition, or continuing on the path for a full digital implementation? CoSN and D214 are partnering to provide the Teaming for Transformation 5 - Leading Second Order Change. This is a national event designed for district teams vested in moving their digital transition forward. The event will be held on .
There is a full day and a half of embedded strategic planning where you and your teams will work through a facilitated rubric designed by the Friday Institute. There will be required pre and post work, along with follow-up activities at future events.
Got big ideas for the future? Love to make films -- or ever secretly wished to give it a shot?
Well, this is your chance! The White House Student Film Festival is back with a new theme: "The World I Want to Live In." From now through , we'll be taking submissions from K-12 students across the country. We can’t wait to see your vision for the future, whether its fiction, animation, or documentary.
Over the past years we’ve received thousands of submissions -- truly amazing creations that inspired us film buffs here at the White House. This will be President Obama’s third and final White House Student Film Festival, so we encourage you to spread the word to friends, whether they are kids, parents or teachers with a passion for creating videos and sharing stories. Students under the age of 14 should have their parent, guardian, or teacher assist with submitting.
If your project is selected, you may have a chance to attend the Film Fest right here at the White House. The Official Selections will also be featured across the White House website and social media channels. You can watch several entries from the past two student film festivals for some inspiration.
Show us the future you imagine, because we’d like to share it with the world. Don’t forget to spread the word: It's time for lights, camera, action!
Please join us for the IETL Meeting. The meeting will be held at West Aurora School District 129, District Office, 80 S. River Street, Aurora, Illinois 60506, from . The meeting will cover student data privacy, with the theme "DDoS, Randomizers and Viruses, Oh My!”
Register Here: http://goo.gl/1KV8XH
You will hear a real-life example of a Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDos) attack from John Reichling and Jeff McCune of St. Charles School District 303. You will get newly-released information about Randomizers from CoSN. You will discuss Security Planning Guidelines and compare notes with your colleagues about approaches to student data privacy.
You should come away from this session with the following beneficial information:
1. Awareness of the current scope of data privacy/security issues.
2. Simple methods to manage risk.
3. Answers to the question: what to do when I am hit with one of these attacks?
Here is the meeting agenda:
2. Security Planning
4. Student Data Privacy Discussion
5. Summary - What to do when I am hit with an attack?