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July 2021

Microsoft Imagine Academy Webinar Series: K-12 Data Sheet

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hear about Microsoft's no-cost resources, including content for teaching STEM, digital literacy, AI student competitions.

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Merlyn Mind Founders Program Kickoff

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Merlyn Mind and CDWG in the launch of Symphony Classroom, a groundbreaking technology designed to give teachers the freedom to teach.

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CrisisAlert for School Safety

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Centegix for this one-hour webinar to learn how CrisisAlert™ enables teachers and staff to initiate an alert campus-wide.

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Microsoft Imagine Academy Webinar Series: MSIA Overview

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn about equipping teachers and students with the knowledge needed to pass the Microsoft MOS and MTA certification exams.

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August 2021

Microsoft Imagine Academy Webinar Series: Microsoft Learn

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn about Microsoft's free online learning for technology curriculum and certifications for students, teachers, and IT professionals.

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EdPuzzle for Students with Autism

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore how EdPuzzle can assist in creating impactful, personalized learning opportunities and tie them into Common Core standards.

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Microsoft Imagine Academy Webinar Series: Minecraft EDU

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This Microsoft session will cover readily available worlds, lessons, and professional development resources for Minecraft: Education Edition.

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Microsoft Imagine Academy Webinar Series: MakeCode

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn about Microsoft MakeCode and how it can be utilized to bring computer science to life for all students.

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School Specialty: Sax Arts & Crafts

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
School Specialty Drawing Webinar

A thorough understanding of pencil art theory is vital for students to ensure they have a successful drawing experience. This workshop covers every aspect of drawing starting with how and when to utilize specific sections of the pencil to create a variety of widths and values within each intended mark on the paper. It also covers mark making techniques, perspective, understanding a value scale, pencil tip options, utilizing stick cores creatively, paper options, and eraser facts. The final segment focuses

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ESSER is More: Maximizing your Federal Funding Investments for K12

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

It might be decades before schools see this kind of money again coming from the government but there are some major obstacles that can get in the way of maximizing available federal funds. Hear from Superintendent Lisa Taylor (Heyworth CUSD, IL) about how her school is approaching ESSER funding and get some tips and ideas on how you can make the most out of your federal funding spend. Presenters Info: Lisa Taylor | Superintendent at Heyworth CUSD 4 Josh Ratliff

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September 2021

What VR Hardware Does My School Need?

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ByteSpeed VR Bytes Edu is an interactive, monthly webinar series focused on highlighting virtual reality uses in specific curriculum scenarios and covering best practices of using VR during pandemic learning. VR Bytes Edu will be led by an advisory panel of individuals working in K12 and higher education, along with industry professionals to guide discussions, come up with topics for each month’s webinar, and coordinate guest speakers to present on their area of expertise. Check out the September edition on

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CDW-G – Emergency Connectivity Fund – Overview (2nd Funding Window)

September 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please join CDW-G for an update on the Emergency Connectivity Fund, including the latest program updates. We will provide a general program overview and information about the 2nd funding request window to help you plan for a successful funding request. Speaker Amy Passow Amy Passow has worked with the E-Rate program for 10+ years, leading CDW’s E-Rate strategy for over 7 years. She is a subject matter expert on the E-Rate program, managing CDW’s success as the #1 Category 2

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Principles for Accelerating Learning: What Educators Need & How Leaders Can Support Them

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Newsela team as they present on the Principles for Accelerating Learning: What Educators Need & How Leaders Can Support Them in partnership with the Illinois Principals Association on September 14, 2021, at 3:00 CT. After a school year like no other, it is critical that educators are empowered to address the needs of each student and prepared to move their learning forward. During this one-hour webinar session, you will learn how high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials implemented within a

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Ever-Evolving: What’s New & What’s Next from EVERFI

September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Whether you’re new to EVERFI or a seasoned EVERFI veteran, join this session to learn about recent platform updates and new digital resources that can help you prepare for the 21-22 school year. This session contains content relevant to users across the wider educational eco-system, so educators from all grade levels and domains, as well as support staff and administrators, are encouraged to attend. Illinois educators can earn 1.0 PD hour for attending this event. And don't forget - EVERFI

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Adobe Sign for Education: FREE Webinar Series

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Join JourneyEd for a FREE webinar series on Adobe Sign for Education. Eliminate paper while improving student, staff, and faculty experiences. Adobe Sign is Microsoft’s preferred eSignature solution. Increase productivity and accelerate transactions with trusted e-signatures from Adobe. Adobe Sign works seamlessly inside Microsoft applications your organization relies on. Easy to send. Easy to sign. There’s no learning curve for e-signing — quickly e-sign forms, contracts, agreements, and other documents. It’s as easy as email. Make it easy to fill

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Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Mackin and the award-winning authors NoNieqa Ramos, Traci Sorell, and Kao Kalia Yang for a discussion with Carol Hinz, associate publisher of Carolrhoda Books and Millbrook Press, as they discuss how picture books have the power to affirm identities, build understanding with people unlike ourselves, challenge our misconceptions, and broaden our awareness of the world. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who attend this webinar. A recording will be posted to Mackin.com for those who cannot

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Quick Solves and Technology Tips for Quarantine Success

September 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The reality is that students are going into quarantine daily, which means it’s time to employ triage and tactical solves that ensure learning continues. Join Edmentum for a live webinar focused on technology tips to quash your quarantine worries. In this session, you will learn: Essential functions that you need as a part of quarantine planning How you can use the technology you have to keep students on track How to plan for IEP and 504 students who need to

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Amplifying your CDW experience with Amplified IT

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In March 2021, CDW acquired a leading education technology company, Amplified IT. Join Joe Simone, Vice President of Education at CDW, and Pete Henrie, Co-Founder, and VP at Amplified IT, as they discuss how the acquisition will benefit academic institutions across North America by improving student outcomes with transformative technology. Attendees can expect to explore more details about the acquisition, the portfolio of Amplified IT’s products and services, and how, together, Amplified IT and CDW can more successfully serve and

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Virtual Learning: 5 Keys to Building a Sustainable Program

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual learning is here to stay but many schools and districts are struggling to ensure it is sustainable and successful. Join Edmentum as they discuss the keys to virtual learning success with two experts who have extensive experience in virtual learning! In this webinar, we’ll cover: 5 components of a successful virtual program The latest research around virtual learning How virtual schools around the country are finding success Student habits that lead to success Contact your dedicated Account Manager: Jason

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October 2021

Adobe Sign for Education: FREE Webinar Series

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Join JourneyEd for a FREE webinar series on Adobe Sign for Education. Eliminate paper while improving student, staff, and faculty experiences. Adobe Sign is Microsoft’s preferred eSignature solution. Increase productivity and accelerate transactions with trusted e-signatures from Adobe. Adobe Sign works seamlessly inside Microsoft applications your organization relies on. Easy to send. Easy to sign. There’s no learning curve for e-signing — quickly e-sign forms, contracts, agreements, and other documents. It’s as easy as email. Make it easy to fill

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Your Guide to Applying for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Like a Pro

October 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund grant is now open for the second time. The first application window saw applications worth $5.1 billion to support 9.1 million connected devices and 5.4 million broadband connections. If you are looking to improve access and connectivity for your students and staff, there is still over $2 billion in the ECF fund to tap into. In this webinar, Trox+Tierney will show you how – for FREE! In 60 minutes, you will: Learn about the ECF

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Adobe Sign for Education: FREE Webinar Series

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Join JourneyEd for a FREE webinar series on Adobe Sign for Education. Eliminate paper while improving student, staff, and faculty experiences. Adobe Sign is Microsoft’s preferred eSignature solution. Increase productivity and accelerate transactions with trusted e-signatures from Adobe. Adobe Sign works seamlessly inside Microsoft applications your organization relies on. Easy to send. Easy to sign. There’s no learning curve for e-signing — quickly e-sign forms, contracts, agreements, and other documents. It’s as easy as email. Make it easy to fill

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Virtual Learning: Improving Outcomes for Diverse Student Populations

October 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

How do we reach at-risk and underperforming students in virtual learning? In this live Edmentum webinar, they will explore the research and case studies on at-risk, diverse, and under-served student populations. In this webinar, they‘ll share proven strategies for: Meeting the needs of diverse student populations Engaging students in a virtual model Improving graduation and dropout rates   Contact your dedicated Account Manager: Jason Eggert Illinois Partnership Manager (214) 293-9759 c: (815) 529-0885 jason.eggert@edmentum.com Learn More About Edmentum

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CDW-G Webinar: Understanding the Benefits of Wi-Fi 6/Wi-Fi 6E for K-12

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Students need better accessibility as they return to school. Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E could enable your network to better handle the influx of devices with higher capacity and smoother streaming. But what are the differences between these Wireless technologies? What other benefits could impact your students? How and when, should you as a K-12 School or District, plan to upgrade? Can E-Rate assist in funding this type of solution? Lots of questions, but we have the answers! Please join

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November 2021

CDW-G E-Rate Bi-Weekly Webinar Series

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CDW-G has the experience to help schools maximize their E-Rate funding. In 2014, the program was modernized to better support the ever-expanding needs of connectivity in K12 School Districts. In this bi-weekly webinar series, the CDW-G team will be going over the basics of the program, with a focus on Category 2 or Internal Connections. What we will cover in this series; What is E-Rate? E-Rate Discount E-Rate Process E-Rate Budget E-Rate Eligible Items E-Rate Bidding Event Password:  CDWGWeb Presenter:

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How to build accessibility and skills reinforcement into your curriculum with Newsela

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Did you know teachers spend 7-12 hours per week searching for and assembling content for their classrooms? The search is over. Join this webinar to find out how teachers can use Newsela to differentiate and save time planning.   Key takeaways will be: Accessibility and skills reinforcement are two of the most common elements missing from districts’ core materials. Common pitfalls to avoid when addressing gaps in core resources that can disengage both teachers and students How thoughtful implementation of

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Learners Here, There, and Everywhere – Zoom ClassRoom

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

While students and educators were spread far and wide by the pandemic, many districts turned to Zoom to bridge to geographic gap. However, now that hybrid learning environments are becoming the norm, those same teachers are faced with a major hurdle – how can they effectively and clearly communicate with a webcam and headset while simultaneously interacting with a class of in-person students? Enter Zoom ClassRoom, a new educational tool made for this moment. With it, educators can effectively flex

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Adobe Sign for Education: FREE Webinar Series

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Join JourneyEd for a FREE webinar series on Adobe Sign for Education. Eliminate paper while improving student, staff, and faculty experiences. Adobe Sign is Microsoft’s preferred eSignature solution. Increase productivity and accelerate transactions with trusted e-signatures from Adobe. Adobe Sign works seamlessly inside Microsoft applications your organization relies on. Easy to send. Easy to sign. There’s no learning curve for e-signing — quickly e-sign forms, contracts, agreements, and other documents. It’s as easy as email. Make it easy to fill

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CDW-G E-Rate Bi-Weekly Webinar Series

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CDW-G has the experience to help schools maximize their E-Rate funding. In 2014, the program was modernized to better support the ever-expanding needs of connectivity in K12 School Districts. In this bi-weekly webinar series, the CDW-G team will be going over the basics of the program, with a focus on Category 2 or Internal Connections. What we will cover in this series; What is E-Rate? E-Rate Discount E-Rate Process E-Rate Budget E-Rate Eligible Items E-Rate Bidding Event Password:  CDWGWeb Presenter:

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Beyond The Content Filter: How To Identify & Close Your District’s Cybersecurity & Safety Gaps In 2022

November 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The 2021 ManagedMethods survey found that over 90% of school districts operate in the cloud. 56% of district technology influencers are confident that their cloud environments are private and secure. And yet, half don't have a cloud-based security system in place. These behaviors are undoubtedly helping to fuel the ransomware and data security breaches plaguing schools. During this webinar, we will explore more K-12 cloud adoption and security trends uncovered in our inaugural survey. We'll talk with district IT leaders

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