2023 Spring & Summer
Professional Development
Social Media Strategies for School Districts
April 19, 2023: 10:30am EST
Join in for 90 minutes on April 19th to hit the highlights and walk away with an abundance of resources to improve your district's social media practices.  Learn how to write your story and take control of your narrative by discussing the following topics:
  • Social media platforms & analytics
  • Finding your audience
  • Unspoken rules & current trends of each platform
  • Team Structure: Multiply your team, multiply your power
  • Revisit your policy, procedures & practices

Be sure to register for this FREE event and learn how to analyze what you're currently doing, how you can improve your strategy, and increase engagement.  We will discuss the planned opportunities coming in 2023-24.  

Click here to register for the FREE event
2023 FREE Virtual Vendor Fair
April 27th, All Day Virtual Event
Do you have purchasing responsibilities in your district but aren't sure where to turn for best pricing on products and services? Join us for our first ever Virtual Vendor Fair on April 27th where we explain purchasing procedures and bring you short vendor presentations in the following:
  • Office Supplies
  • Technology Hardware/Software/Services
  • Classroom Supplies  & Furniture
  • Curriculum Materials & Software
  • Buildings/Grounds/Maintenance
  • Finance / HR

The morning will start off with a glance at purchasing procedures and ESC discount opportunities.  Then we will move into sessions by categories where vendors will have 5 minutes to present their products & service before we move onto the next vendor....just like speed dating!

Many of them will end their time with drawings & prizes

Learn more & register for the FREE event
Google Workspace Level 1
Summer Self-Paced Course

This course is designed for teachers, staff and administrators that missed out on Google Apps training and have been "just getting by" with what they know.   A self-paced course allows participants to learn on their own schedule with materials organized in a 6 week structure, but could be done all in a single day!
The summer course starts June 5th with the release of materials to work through each week but is also structured to
work at your own pace throughout the entire summer.
See event details & register today...
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
Robotics / STEM
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
Portable Planetarium Training

Practice setting up a portable dome & projection system and learn how to use a full-featured planetarium at your fingertips. This day will be a hands-on experience to prepare participants for the use of the equipment back in their own district.

Please be sure to read the event registration for equipment use requirements and the agenda for the day.

June 20, 2023 9am - 3pm

Middlebury Elementary School

CLICK HERE for event details & registration

Space is limited to 20 participants

Learn more about the Digitarium

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
South Shore 
Summer of Learning Conference  
Save the Date
June 12th - 13th Hammond, IN  
Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) Regional Cybersecurity Meetings

March 31st: 7:30am – 12pm @ Hammond, IN  CLICK HERE for details

April 14th – 7:30am-12pm @ Fort Wayne, IN  CLICK HERE for details

April 21st – 7:30am-12pm @ Lawrenceburg, IN CLICK HERE for details

May 16th – 7:30am-12pm CST @ Evansville, IN  Details coming soon

June 22nd – 7:30am-12pm @ Terre Haute, IN Details coming soon

July 21st – 7:30am-12pm @ Kokomo, IN Details coming soon

August 17th – 7:30am-12pm @ Bloomington, IN Details coming soon

Tech Purchasing

Secured Tech Solutions


Looking for a trusted partner for eRecycling?  Check out STS and their newly released solution that may best fit your needs.


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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 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

NEW: Tips from the Field - Digital Learning Leadership Cadre Sessions: Join classroom teachers as they share tips for intentionally preparing your digital environment. During the first phase of this series, hosted by the Digital Learning Leadership Cadre, panelists will explain their rationale for course navigation in blended in-person instruction, asynchronous instruction, and synchronous instruction. The first session, focusing on blended in-person instruction, will be held Thursday, March 30, at 4 p.m. ET. Register here

Digital Learning Coach Grant Application Now Open: Applications for the 2023-2024 Digital Learning Coach Grant are now open. This grant supports the professional development of individuals who spend at least half of their contracted time in a digital learning coaching role. The grant application window will be open until 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 26. See this memo for additional information and join the grant information session on Wednesday, April 12, at noon ET to learn more. 

Student Academic Record Collection Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Resource: Changes implemented for reporting course enrollments (student academic record replacing course completion collection) and outcomes will impact all schools that report course level data to IDOE. These updates are occurring to improve the completeness of academic records for each student and to support metrics on the Indiana Graduates Prepared to Succeed dashboard and to monitor Graduation Pathways progress. The full memo is available here and the related FAQ document is available here. Contact IDOE's Data Exchange Team with any questions.

Tech Study Councils

In-person Meetings....come join us!

Northern Indiana Tech Director: April 28th @ Concord Community Schools

Northern Indiana Instructional Coaches: April 28th @ Concord Community Schools

Northeast Tech Director /  Tech Instructional Coaches:  April 21st @ St. Vincent, Fort Wayne

Virtual Meetings...see you on Zoom!

State Reporters Meeting:  Each Tuesday @ 9:30am EST

Network Administrators: April 18th @ 11am EST 

Cybersecurity Planning: April 18th @ 1pm EST

Click here to join our mailing list for any of the study councils above.

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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