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January 2022

K12 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A two-day professional development event focused on data privacy and cybersecurity for K-12 Administrators, Technology Leaders, and IT Staff. SecurED Schools is an annual conference hosted by the Learning Technology Center that focuses on cybersecurity and data privacy best practices, strategies, and tools. Over two days, attendees participate in hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions, and presentations led by local, state, and national experts. The goal of SecurED Schools is to improve the security posture of school districts. We know that the

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What’s Next? 2022 Safety and Security Trends

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Whenever there is a new trend, you can bet that it will first emerge in schools and universities, and Campus Safety magazine is usually the first trade publication to cover it. During this webinar, Campus Safety's Editor-in-Chief, Robin Hattersley will provide an overview of the many crime, social, drug, law enforcement, emergency management, and technology trends CS has been uncovering over the past couple of years. Those developments include mental health and suicide, pandemic response, vaping and opioids, domestic terrorism

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February 2022

ILTPP + Deledao Webinar: Real-time AI Web Filtering for Schools

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

You may not even know it, but your students are using school devices to spend hours on Google Site games and non-educational YouTube videos. Join this webinar co-hosted by ILTPP and Deledao to see for yourself the difference in student productivity when using a real-time AI web filter. Speakers Hope Hardin-Borbely (ILTPP)The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) aggregates buying power and expertise to procure technology products and services from quality vendor partners. ILTPP is a program of the Learning Technology Center (LTC), a

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Capitol Electronics Address Safety & Security Concerns

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

For over 30 years Capitol Electronics has focused its business on serving the needs of public safety with critical technology designed to improve communication between first responders and their respective communities include our education community. Technology has changed many aspects of life as we know it today, the most critical being security. Join in this upcoming webinar as we address what should be done to protect your district because your #1 goal is to provide a safe & secure learning

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Ensuring Equity and Access for All Students with WCAG-Compliant Newsela

February 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join in as the Learning Technology Center and ILTPP vendor partner Newsela explore the upcoming compliance changes for Web Content Accessibility. On September 2, 2021, Illinois signed a first-of-its-kind bill (House Bill 26 or “the WCAG bill”) requiring all online education tools used in Illinois classrooms to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA. This is a critical step toward increasing equity and accessibility in learning for all students, especially those who are

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IDEAcon 2022

February 14 - February 17
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Schaumburg, IL 60173 United States
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We are excited to be exhibiting at IDEAcon 2022. IDEAcon is one of the Midwest’s largest ed tech conferences. Hosted by IDEA every February, thousands of educators from Illinois and across the U.S. join together to learn about sound pedagogical practices in education and how to leverage technology to engage, inspire, and reach all learners. We hope to see you there, stop by our Learning Technology Center booth 310 and say hello!

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How To Protect Student Data Privacy & Security in Education Technology

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join ManageMethods for this one-hour webinar exploring the ever-changing world of student data privacy and security in education. How many new apps and/or vendors has your district adopted in the past 2 years? You might be surprised to learn that number is likely much higher than you think. The EdTech industry is exploding. Though these tools can provide many benefits, they are also creating real student privacy concerns and data security risks. We'll be discussing these risks live with Marlo

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CDW Education K-12 Device/AV Roadshow

February 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, 10 Marriott Dr
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Join CDW Education for a K-12 Audio Visual & Device Showcase event representing the top manufacturers in the space, as well as various accessory and companion product offerings. Our partners will have the latest and greatest devices and displays on hand, so you can find the right products to meet your district’s student and staff technology needs. We look forward to seeing you! AGENDA* 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.       Registration / Breakfast 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.       CDW

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March 2022

Classroom Tech Tour by Bluum

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, 1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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The Tech Tour is back! Trox + Tierney (now Bluum) is excited to be hosting the Tech Tour to share some of the latest classroom technology solutions in the Chicagoland area this coming March. We hope to see you there.     https://youtu.be/Guej1fuUorc

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JourneyEd Webinar: New School Compliance Training with KnowBe4

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

Join in the upcoming webinar with ILTPP vendor partner JourneyEd as the KnowBe4 team discusses security awareness training options for the 2022-2023 school year. Compliance training has a reputation for being challenging for organizations to offer, difficult to do right, and hard to move beyond a tick-box approach. Old-school compliance training is generally very expensive to deliver because of the high per-user price tag. One of the most critical factors of meeting compliance requirements is your users’ understanding of those

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Chromebooks for 2022: Presented by ITsavvy

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us virtually on Thursday, March 17th for the Chromebook Showcase session featuring; Chris Elkendier formally of Technology Resource Advisors (TRA), recently acquired by ITsavvy, as he navigates you through the landscape of new Chromebooks for 2022. He will be discussing how the new models differ from previous models, benchmarking, and breakage statistics for the new models that have just launched.     Contact your dedicated Account Manager: Chris Elkendier Director of Sales - Milwaukee Branch 414-276-3300 x112 celkendier@itsavvy.com

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K-12 Cybersecurity, Safety & Compliance in Google Workspace & Microsoft 365

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For the first time ever, technology is at the forefront of K-12 education. Technology teams are struggling to keep up with the ever-broadening demands on their time and expertise on a relatively flat budget. According to an EdWeek Market Brief report, districts with more than 1,000 students are accessing an average of 1,449 edtech tools per school year. Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 for Education fueled K-12’s move to cloud computing by providing many benefits at a low price compared

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Improve reading fluency for your students, save time, and gain insights

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Modern education solutions for inclusive classrooms As hybrid education becomes the new norm educators and students are faced with new challenges. Innovative solutions that build literacy skills can break distance and accessibility barriers, help students improve reading skills, and benefit teachers with new insights, task automation, and literacy tools. Microsoft Reading Progress and Reading Coach are education solutions designed to support educators and students in this modern education environment. Educators can create customized tasks and easily send them out to

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Integrate AR/VR into Your Curriculum

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join in the conversation with Bluum (formally known as Trox + Tierney) as they discuss the ways your district can integrate AR/VR into your classroom. As technology evolves in the classroom, so do student learning outcomes. Interactivity is becoming the heart of education as it allows students to go from passive learners to creators. With augmented and virtual reality, students of every background are given the opportunity to experience lessons like never before. From taking a trip around the Eiffel Tower

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April 2022

CDW-G Emergency Connectivity Fund Overview

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join CDW-G at their Emergency Connectivity Fund Overview for an update on the Emergency Connectivity Fund, including the latest program updates. They will provide a general program overview and information about the 3rd funding request window to help you plan for a successful funding request. On May 10, 2021 final rules for the Emergency Connectivity Fund were released. ECF is an additional $7.1 billion grant included in the American Rescue Plan Act. Directed by USAC the fund provides monies

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Deledao: True Real Time AI Web Filtering and More

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join in the conversation with Bluum (formally known as Trox + Tierney) and Deledao Education as they discuss real-time AI web filtering. Are your students still getting to games and other sites through your internet filter? Then let’s put Deledao to the test. Deledao’s AI was truly built to better manage today's internet and the manner in which students engage with content. It keeps students productive and focused in their learning by removing distractions from their internet experience. In this live,

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Breaking Down the Emergency Connectivity Fund Webinar (Round 3) with ByteSpeed

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join ByteSpeed and Jim Kerr as we discuss the latest Round 3 information from the FCC regarding the Emergency Connectivity Fund. It is a Covid Stimulus Funding source that is focused on ending the “Homework Gap”. We will cover how the program will operate and the services that are eligible (e.g. Bus WiFi, Mobile Routers, Student Devices, etc.).      

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Empower Your Students to Bluum with Esports

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Why build Esports? Esports creates the environment your students need to feel a part of the school. Come join Bluum in this live interactive webinar where you will learn how Esports: Creates inclusivity and removes barriers Develops sportsmanship Builds character Improves motivation and scholastic achievement Opens education pathways, scholarships, and careers   Presenters: Seth Brown New Product Category Manager @Bluum Seth Brown is the New Product Category Manager for Bluum. He taught 8th-grade Mathematics and continued to pursue education as a

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CDW Education Emergency Connectivity Fund Overview

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join CDW Education at their Emergency Connectivity Fund Overview for an update on the Emergency Connectivity Fund, including the latest program updates. They will provide a general program overview and information about the 3rd funding request window to help you plan for a successful funding request. On May 10, 2021 final rules for the Emergency Connectivity Fund were released. The ECF is an additional $7.1 billion grant included in the American Rescue Plan Act. Directed by USAC the fund

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ROE 3: 2022 TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ROE 3, 1500 W Jefferson St
Vandalia, IL 62471 United States

Wondering about your technology needs for next year? Would you like to see options up close? ROE 3 is excited to provide the 2022 Technology Showcase at their PD Center in Vandalia on April 19th. TwoTrees, CDW, Trafera, & Red Eye have committed to bring different model Chromebooks, interactive panels, network security, & more to this event. They are encouraging all to stop in and take advantage of seeing what's available to make smart tech choices for your school district.

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ILTPP 022E Lighting Contract Overview

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join our NEW vendor partner Facility Services Group (FSG), Jennifer Mercer for an overview on the suite of services covered under the 022E contract for ILTPP CO-OP members. We will provide an overview of contract approved services that includes lighting, sports lighting, disinfection and air quality monitoring and IOT products. Learn how upgrading your facility to LED Lighting can reduce energy and maintenance costs. Many electric utilities have incentives to help cover the cost of the upgrades. FSG can

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Introducing Amplified Support for Google for Education: A New Way for CDW Education to Support Your Domain

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

From a recent series of surveys, focus groups, and interviews with Google Admins across the country, we heard firsthand about the top challenges institutions are facing within their Google for Education ecosystem and then developed a solution. Join Amplified IT’s Co-Founder, Peter Henrie, in this 30-minute session to learn more about CDW Education’s latest Amplified Service, Amplified Support for Google for Education, and discover how it can meet your most pressing technical needs including: - Effectively managing your Google Admin

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Campus Security Webinar – Co-Hosted by Verkada and ByteSpeed

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In just 5 years in business, Verkada is working with over 10,000 organizations, 3,000 school districts, and 45 Fortune 500 companies to enhance and simplify physical security. Please join Verkada and ByteSpeed for a Co-Branded webinar to see Verkada's powerful, all-in-one, cloud-based platform in action - that helps over 45 school districts across Illinois simplify security. You will receive a free Verkada YETI and a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card - as we appreciate you taking the

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How to Secure Funding Through the 3rd ECF Filing Window

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Start preparing for your application now to make the most of this funding opportunity —  expand your current WiFi hotspot or 1:1 program or pilot school bus WiFi across your fleet! Join Kajeet and funding experts, Dr. Jenny House and Jim Kerr, for a webinar! They will discuss how the third Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) filing window works and provide best practices for applying. Contact your dedicated Account Manager: Kris O’Connor EDU Sales Executive, Kajeet 815-260-7960 koconnor@kajeet.com Learn More About

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Understanding Google Workspace for Education: Administrators

April 27 @ 11:00 am

Join Bluum in this live, interactive webinar series where Google experts will share: April 27th: What Google Workspace for Education Offers Your District Did you know that G Suite Enterprise for Education rebranded to Google Workspace for Education? In this session, they will explain the up-to-date versions of Google Workspace for Education. May 4th: The Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions on Google Workspace for Education In this session, they will dive further into the different features of each edition

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Save your seat for live ECF Q&As with Bluum funding advisor, Dr. Don Gemeinhardt

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

Get expert guidance in taking advantage of ECF money for an upcoming EdTech upgrade or expansion. Bluum will be hosting live Q&As in April to help you learn about the basics of ECF, common misconceptions, clarifications and get answers to your questions! Contact your dedicated Account Manager: Sarah Goncalves Regional Vice President of Sales 888-226-5727 x3730 Sarah.Goncalves@bluum.com Learn More About Bluum Browse the Catalog

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Save your seat for live ECF Q&As with Bluum funding advisor, Dr. Don Gemeinhardt

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Get expert guidance in taking advantage of ECF money for an upcoming EdTech upgrade or expansion. Bluum will be hosting live Q&As in April to help you learn about the basics of ECF, common misconceptions, clarifications and get answers to your questions! Contact your dedicated Account Manager: Sarah Goncalves Regional Vice President of Sales 888-226-5727 x3730 Sarah.Goncalves@bluum.com Learn More About Bluum Browse the Catalog

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May 2022

Understanding Google Workspace for Education: Administrators

May 4 @ 11:00 am

Join Bluum in this live, interactive webinar series where Google experts will share: April 27th: What Google Workspace for Education Offers Your District Did you know that G Suite Enterprise for Education rebranded to Google Workspace for Education? In this session, they will explain the up-to-date versions of Google Workspace for Education. May 4th: The Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions on Google Workspace for Education In this session, they will dive further into the different features of each edition

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Your Journey to the Hybrid Cloud Begins with a Modern Data Center

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

True digital transformation means migrating to the cloud. In the first of SHI and VMware’s 3-part webinar series, discover how SHI and VMware Cloud Foundation can help you streamline your organization’s hybrid cloud initiatives. For this journey, you’ll need a vision of where you’re headed, a smart strategy to get there, and unwavering support along the way. Join us on Wednesday, May 4 to learn how SHI and VMware can take your hybrid cloud even further by optimizing performance with VMware Tanzu, simplifying the operation of Kubernetes clusters by

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Improve Student Wellbeing In A Data-Driven Blended Education Environment

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Education leaders, teachers, and students are transitioning to new learning models and education experiences. As this critical journey advances and the use of technology in schools drives data proliferation, gauging student wellbeing and personalizing education becomes more challenging. Education data, removed from silos, can be used to make informed teaching decisions and ensure accessibility, wellbeing, and student care and support. School leaders and educators can use the intuitive tools built into Education Insights in Microsoft Teams to identify skills and

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