2023 Spring & Summer
Professional Development
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  
Teach It, Do it!
Summer of Learning Conference
FREE for all educators
June 14th - East Allen County Schools
School City of Mishawaka & Penn Harris Madison
Bring You....
August 1, 2023
Register to be a presenter HERE  |  Get your FREE TICKET today!
Visit the conference website
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...
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...



Computer Science Catalyst Grant Application Now Open: Applications for the 2023-2024 Computer Science Catalyst Grant are now open through 4 p.m. ET on Friday, June 2. This competitive grant opportunity for schools is funded through appropriations by the Indiana General Assembly in the Next Level Computer Science Fund. This grant aims to spark innovation in computer science education by accelerating pedagogical knowledge of educators, increasing the number of PK-12 students who have access to high-quality computer science learning experiences, and promoting the use of computer science in authentic problem solving. More information regarding the Computer Science Catalyst Grant application process can be found here. Contact IDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning 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.

NEW FROM THE EDUCATION SERVICE CENTERS OF INDIANA AND KEEP INDIANA LEARNING: #VirtuallyDifferent Summer Conference is back: This year, the theme is Strengthening The Core. Join us Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14, for four impactful keynotes, three strands of breakout sessions, and two days of virtual learning at one can’t-miss conference. Registration for the conference includes one year of access to all recorded sessions, so you can access the resources when you need them, perfect for professional learning communities. Sign up today! Contact Marti Hoofer with any questions.

May PD with IDOE: May PD with IDOE continues next week with Summer of Learning 2023: It’s the Place to Be! led by IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning and Summer of Learning Conference Coordinators. View a full list of the May sessions here. To register for workshops, or view on-demand sessions, create a free Learning Lab account by visiting the LINK Portal or the Indiana Learning Lab website directly and use your school email to log in. Contact IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning 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

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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