The ICE Professional Development Committee is pleased to present Wednesday Webinars for 2013-14, created exclusively for ICE members. These special webinars are an hour in length and are free to ICE members. One hour of CPDU credit is available to all educators who request the documentation for credit. Watch this page and follow us on Twitter (@ice_il) for announcements of future Wednesday Webinars for 2013-14.
Also, don't miss the webinars that were offered during previous years. The archived versions of each session are located in the "members only" section of the ICE web site. When you enter your ICE login information in the upper right corner of the home page, a "Members" tab will be displayed at the top of the screen. Links to the archived webinar sessions are posted here.
Wednesday Webinar #3: "Introducing Students to Programming and Logic Skills"
December 11, 2013
5:30-6:30 pm - Registration to open soon!
Have you ever wanted to introduce students to computer programming and logic skills, but didn’t know where to start? Learn how a summer game design class was created and implemented for students grades 3 through 8. We will explore how students can problem solve and work together while using iPad apps such as Hopscotch, Move the Turtle, and Cargo Bot. We will also discuss how students learned Scratch and Tynker through sandbox time and a student coding challenge.
Megan Ryder started her educational career on figure skates, teaching basic skills to skaters of all ages while attending Western Michigan University. After teaching 5th grade for 7 years in Oswego Community School District 308, she joined Downers Grove District 58 where she is an instructional coach. Megan completed her masters degree in Instructional Technology from Lewis University in 2012. Follow Megan on Twitter @MrsRyder58.
Wednesday Webinar #2: "Be a Triple Threat in Tech: Art, Music, and Media"
November 20, 2013
6:30-7:30 pm - Registration open - register online now!
Triple threat gridiron football is referring to a player who excels at all three of the skills of running, passing, and kicking. In theater, it is someone who can sing, dance, and act equally the same. In technology is it the ability to excel in creating your own artwork, composing your own music, then producing your own movies. Join Carol Broos to learn how you can be a "triple threat in tech" using easy (and mostly free) Web 2.0 tools and iPad apps.
Carol Broos is the Technology Coordinator for the Golden Apple Foundation. She is a 2008 Fellow and Chair of the Academy of Fellows. Carol worked for thirty-three years as a K-8 general music teacher at Sunset Ridge School in Northfield and Aptakisic-Tripp School in Buffalo Grove. Her passion is integrating the arts with technology and sharing with others online. Her twitter handle as @musictechie. She is the moderator for the bi-month podcast aRTs Roundtable on edreach.us. Carol Broos is the 2008 Illinois Music Teacher of the Year, 2008 Google Teacher Academy Educator, and a 2009 Apple Distinguished Educator. Her blog, www.beatechie.com, she discusses music and technology. Her 21st century presentation materials, music curriculum, and videos are found at www.carolbroos.com
Wednesday Webinar #1: "Being a Connected Educator "
Webinar registration is always FREE to current ICE members, but as part of our participation in Connected Educator Month, our October event is free for ALL educators! ICE members are encouraged to "Bring a Friend" to the webinar. Let's CONNECT as many educators as possible!
Jennifer Smith originates from Montreal, Canada, and has lived in Illinois for 14 years. Jennifer Smith has been teaching for 11 years in both elementary and middle school districts. She has been a French teacher, a first and second grade teacher and is now a middle school Creative Innovation Specialist in Arlington Heights School District 25. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Technology in Education from National Louis University.
Wednesday Webinar #7: "Digital Citizenship:Teaching Tools and Strategies "
April 24, 2013
5:30-6:30 PM - Login as member to view archived webinar!
This session will focus on understanding how the Chrome browser can increase your productivity and improve your web experience. Focus will be on both the native Chrome experience as well as apps and extensions that can improve how you interact with the web. We will focus on personalizing your browser experience, syncing to your smartphone/tablet, and exploring the power of the omnibox.
Wednesday Webinar #5: "45 in 60: Fill Your Technology Toolbox!"
Over the course of 60 minutes, participants will get a look at 45 useful websites to use in the classroom with students. Sites include test prep, organization tools, and more. Some of these sites may be familiar to you, while others will open your eyes to cool new things that you can bring back to you classroom tomorrow. It’s always a good idea to have a toolbox of go-to sites, and this will get you started in filling that toolbox or adding to your current toolbox even more!
Wednesday Webinar #4: "Power Searching with Google and MOOCs"
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are an educational trend gaining traction as a way for large groups of independent learners to take classes online. Recently, Google hosted a MOOC to teach about how to maximize the use of its search engine, complete with videos, examples, and practice activities. The session will cover an overview of MOOCs, give attendees a look at some of the Google search techniques participants will learn in the course, and discuss the future of open online courses.
Wednesday Webinar #3: "Education Bloggers Unite!"
Learn how a first grade teacher leveraged the power of blogging to bring together collaborators from across the country to showcase technology integration in their classrooms. Learn what the blogging buzz is all about. Join us on December 5th for blogging bits from Karla Kueber as she shares her tips and tricks on navigating through the blogging world!
Wednesday Webinar #2: "Using the iPad to Assess, Document and Reflect on Student Learning"
Join Carolyn Skibba and Michelle Nash on Wednesday, November 7, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm for the next ICE Wednesday Webinar! Technology can offer us a window into student learning in ways that were never before possible. From embedded, just-in-time information about student understanding to rich multimedia reflections or projects, there are numerous ways in which the iPad can reveal key assessment information. In addition, students can use the iPad to document and reflect on their own learning journey in varied, engaging ways. The presenters will share assessment strategies that have been successful in first and fifth grade classrooms and can easily be adapted to other grades. These strategies feature free and paid apps, as well as online tools such as Google Forms, Edmodo and Kidblog. Registration is FREE to current ICE members, so register online now to save your seat for this special learning event from ICE!
Wednesday Webinar #1: "Flipping 101: A High School Teacher's Perspective"
Our first Wednesday Webinar for 2012-13 will help you turn your student's world around by "Flipping" how content is delivered and how you use class time. Join Matt Ragusa as he shares his experience implementing a flipped classroom model. Regstration will open this week for this special online learning event to be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ICE webinars are FREE to all current ICE members, so REGISTER NOW!
The webinars will be offered in cooperation with National-Louis University. ICE is grateful for the help and support that National-Louis University has provided for the Wednesday Webinar series.