2023 Summer
Professional Development
Join us...
Tuesday, July 11th  1pm EST / 12pm CST  
HR Staff
Business / Finance
Join us for a 45 minute demo and Q&A session to see how Leena AI layers on top of your systems and behaves as an extension of your departments
Register for the FREE webinar
Upcoming Webinar
Extending Your Departments with Leena AI  

Leena AI is a digital assistant that utilizes generative AI to transform the employee experience.
In a similar way to using "Siri" or "Alexa" at home- Leena AI puts all school information and tasks at the fingertip of each employee, allowing instant access to the items that are applicable and important to them, as well as allowing transactional requests to be fulfilled in real time without logging into a new system or remembering multiple passwords.
By connecting to all available documents system and school-wide, as well as tying into each technology partner, teachers and school employees will have access to real time answers without having to reach out to administrators or help desk staff.
By attending our Webinar, Leena AI is offering a 25% discount on implementation fees for the State of Indiana.
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Supporting educators in establishing an
Indiana Educator License or adding STEM
to their existing license
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is partnering with the Educational Service Centers (ESCs) of Indiana to provide support for both currently licensed teachers in non-STEM areas, and prospective teachers who are not licensed and hold a bachelor’s degree, to become licensed to teach a STEM subject. The IDOE has identified eligible STEM content areas as life science, chemistry, earth/space science, physics, physical science, computer science, technology education, and mathematics.
Get all the details about the program here...
Ransomware Awareness Primer
Statewide Tour
Get ready for an  opening experience! The Indiana Cybersecurity Task Force and Purdue University are teaming up to launch an exclusive Ransomware Awareness Primer Tour across the state. Don't miss out on this crucial opportunity to protect yourself and your organization from cyber threats.

Kicking off on June 9th at the Central Indiana Educational Service Center, this month-to-month tour across Indiana will equip you with the knowledge and skills to combat the ever-growing menace of Ransomware. From top-level school leaders to frontline tech experts, our 4-hour course, led by Purdue's esteemed cyberTAP, will ignite discussions on organizational preparedness for cyber-attacks.

Discover the secrets behind the evolution and mechanics of Ransomware, learn about crucial decision-making during an attack, explore incident response playbooks, witness a live cyber-attack simulation, delve into business continuity planning, and confront the question: "Are You Prepared?"
Sign Up Today!
June 9th - Indianapolis
July 14th - New Albany
Sept 15th - Mishawaka
Oct 6th - Evansville
November- HECC Conference
December - Fort Wayne
Event Schedule
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 2:00 
Full group presentation
2:00 - 3:45
Cyber Range activity or business continuity planning
3:45 - 4:00  -
Wrap up
Summer Tech Cookout 2023
Registration Open!
Bring your tech staff to the second annual cookout to celebrate your successes in another year of edtech support. Meet area school tech staff for a day of team building, fun games, friendly competition and a lot of laughs!  Join us for:
Rocket League
Corn Hole
Vivi Pictionary
Hole in One
Ping Pong
This day is fully sponsored by a small selection of partners and FREE for anyone on your team.
Space is limited. Help us plan by pre-registering below.
June 15th, 2023 at Plymouth Schools
Click here to register for the FREE event

Google Admin Console Certification Training by: Amplified IT

Level 1: Amplified Google Admin Certified Bootcamp
Thursday, June 22, 2023

Join Amplified IT for the Live, 1 day comprehensive training that will guide your IT staff through educational best practices and Google Admin console skills and techniques. The bootcamp includes a series of training lessons, real-world education examples, and knowledge checks to prepare attendees for life as a school G Suite administrator. A brief test will be given at the end of the course to assess your new found skills.
CLICK HERE to learn more & register
Level 2: Amplified Google Admin Certified Bootcamp
Thursday, June 29, 2023
The Amplified Admin Level 2 Certification training is an advanced-level Google Admin course and requires an LEVEL 1 certification to validate fundamental knowledge of the Google Admin environment. This course will build on the basics learned in Level 1 to address more complex settings, topics and advance best practices as it applies to education.
This certification has recently been changed and no longer requires 2 year refreshers.
CLICK HERE to learn more & register
School City of Mishawaka & Penn Harris Madison
Bring You....
August 1, 2023
Register to be a presenter HERE  |  Get your FREE TICKET today!
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Tech Purchasing
Our Indiana ESCs are working together to develop partnerships with a wide variety of organizations to support the needs of our member districts. The value brought to our members includes savings in both purchasing cost and employee time, which equates to even greater cost savings.
Check for discounts here...


NEW: 2023 Digital Learning Grant Award Recipients

IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning is pleased to announce the 45 awardees for the 2023 Digital Learning Grant. This competitive grant opportunity supports work around high-quality blended and online teaching practices. For more information and the list of recipients, view this memo. Thank you to all corporations who submitted applications and congratulations to the awardees. Contact IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning with any questions.

NEW FROM CODEHS: Computer Science (CS) Teachers - Register for Free CodeHS Coding Bootcamps and Workshops: CodeHS is partnering with IDOE to offer month-long online bootcamps, one-day workshops, and a Praxis CS exam prep course. 

  • Online Coding Bootcamps are a month-long and teachers meet virtually every week for class. Choose a Java, JavaScript, Python, or Cybersecurity bootcamp today!
  • One-Day Virtual Workshops include a wide range of topics from teaching K-5 CS to Indiana Computer Science I.
  • The Praxis CS Prep Course is designed to help teachers prepare for the Praxis CS exam. It includes a 50-hour asynchronous online course, exam prep, and optional live sessions.

These PD opportunities are free for any Indiana public and public charter high school CS teachers. Learn more and register here. Contact CodeHS with any questions.

Sign Up for June SAT Data Workshops:  College Board and IDOE will host summer SAT Data Workshops to support schools and corporation teams with accessing and using their spring SAT data. Each school and/or corporation should bring a team of educators who will review their data from the recent SAT administration and develop a plan for utilizing data in the 2023-2024 school year. Participants will also receive an introduction to the new digital SAT launching this fall. Register for sessions across the state here. Contact College Board with any questions. 

Indiana STEM Educator Expansion Program (I-STEM) Registration Now Available: IDOE is partnering with Educational Service Centers (ESCs) of Indiana to launch the I-STEM partnership. I-STEM provides support for both currently licensed teachers in non-STEM areas and prospective teachers who are not licensed and hold a bachelor’s degree to become licensed to teach in a STEM content area. IDOE has identified eligible STEM content areas as life science, chemistry, earth/space science, physics, physical science, computer science, technology education, and mathematics. Click here for more information and registration. Contact IDOE's Office of Educator Talent with any questions.

NEW FROM THE COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATIONS: Indiana Computer Science Professional Development (CSPD) Week is Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30: Indiana’s second annual CSPDWeek, brought to you by the National Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), the Indiana CSTA Chapter, Nextech, and IDOE has openings for middle and high school teachers. Click here for more information about professional development opportunities at Indiana CSPD Week. Contact in.cspdweek@gmail.com with any questions.

2023 Summer of Learning Conferences: IDOE’s Summer of Learning Conferences offer educators opportunities to connect with technology-enhanced pedagogy related to supporting specialized populations, the science of reading, integrated STEM, designing virtual and blended learning experiences, community connection and support, and more. Twelve conference host sites were selected through the Summer of Learning Grant process. View the conference list on IDOE’s Digital Learning and Professional Development webpage

REMINDER FROM THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (IDHS): Get ShakIN' Video Contest: The Get ShakIN' video contest gives students in kindergarten through grade 12 the chance to win their class or group a Raspberry Shake® RS3D seismograph for a year to track seismic activity around the world! Groups can enter by submitting a student-produced video focused on earthquake preparedness and/or safety. A panel of judges from IDHS will select the top ten videos to win a seismograph, and an overall winner will be selected to receive a seismograph plus the grand prize: an "Indiana Earthquake Day" event with their school, including a visit by the Quake Cottage simulator (if available)! The deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 31, at 4:30 p.m. ET. Click here for more information. Contact pio@dhs.in.gov with any questions.

Darlene Kennedy

Director of Technology Integration


Email:  dkennedy@niesc.k12.in.us

Phone: (574) 254-0111 ext 104

56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545


Phone: (574) 254-0111


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