Professional Development

Registration will soon be opening for the 2022 Annual HECC Conference taking place downtown Indianapolis, Crowne Plaza, on November 9-11th. 

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This year, Indiana ESCs are hosting a room packed with three days of great sessions highlighting various school districts, vendor partners and role specific sessions.  Check out the conference schedule and be sure to stop by Victoria Station AB to see what we have going on each hour!

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Coming to Notre Dame on November 19th: 
Virtual Learning Blitz
Registration Opens October 4th
Indiana STEM Education Conference
Resources for New Indiana Learning Lab Participants: This on-demand workshop provides a complete overview of the platform, and this video collection can also assist you with getting started. Contact IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning with any questions. 
Indiana Learning Lab District Administrator Feature: IDOE is excited to announce the opportunity for schools and corporations to utilize the Learning Lab's District Administrator features. Send notifications to teachers, create private resources and collections, and run reports to track resource completion. To learn more, join IDOE’s information session at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, September 26. Contact IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning with any questions. 
Synchronous Virtual Learning Research Findings: 50% of a student virtual learning day is required to consist of synchronous learning beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning and Office of Teaching and Learning collaborated to provide research and guidance on finding the most intentional balance between synchronous and asynchronous virtual instruction. The research document can be accessed here in the Indiana Learning Lab, and the on-demand workshop highlighting key points can be found here

Summer of Learning 2023 Grant: IDOE’s 2023 Summer of Learning Grant application is open through Friday, October 28. This grant will support local school corporations interested in hosting a conference during summer 2023 the Summer of Learning conference series. The conference series will offer opportunities to connect with innovative, technology-enhanced pedagogy related to multiple strands. For more information, see this memo and join the live Summer of Learning Grant kickoff informational meeting at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 5. 

Fall 2022 Digital Learning Grant Recipients Announced: IDOE is pleased to announce the fall 2022 Digital Learning Grant recipients. This competitive grant opportunity continues the work around high-quality blended and online teaching practices by focusing on three strands concerning best practices for blended and online learning, training, support of universal design for learning (UDL), and the purchase and training of assistive technologies. Twenty-eight school corporations will be receiving these grant funds. IDOE appreciates all grant applicants for their time and commitment in applying for this opportunity. For more information and the list of recipients, please view this memo

WIDA Technology Webinars: WIDA and Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) invite technology coordinators and staff to attend the following upcoming webinars:

Please see the Question and Answer (Q&A) Webinar Schedule 2022-2023 for Technology Coordinators for more information about each of these webinars. Live webinars take place from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. Recordings are available within one week of the live webinar in the WIDA Secure Portal.
2022 - 2023 IDOE Testing Window Details: See a full list of this year's testing window dates and links.
Tech Study Councils


Sign up today to join this NEW developing network of STEM focused educators to share resources, discuss state-wide initiatives and meet professionals from area districts.  This fall we will develop meeting format, dates/times and contacts.  

SPECIAL NOTE: There will be a special session at the HECC Conference on Friday, November 11th at 9:45 in Victoria Station AB for all State Reporters Meet & Greet / Round Table Discussion.  Come make new friends and chat about your role as a State Reporter.

CLICK HERE to get added to a list!

Northern Indiana Tech Coach Network

Are you a Digital / EdTech Coach in your district who is looking to create a collaborative network of professionals that are responsible for digital integration in the classroom?  Sign-up to be part of our NEW Northern Indiana EdTech Network that will carve out time to collaborate on effective practices empowering today's classroom teacher.  You don't have to do it all alone...don't miss out on the first meeting coming this fall!
First Meeting:  October 14th, School City of Mishawaka
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!
Gathering Technology Directors from the North & Northwest area to focus on the challenges presented to school technology leaders and discuss solutions directly impacting education.  
2022-23 Meeting Dates / Locations 9:30am EST
Oct 14th:  School City of Mishawaka
Nov: HECC Conference, Dinner
Dec 9th: River Forest Community School Corp
Jan 13th: Virtual Coffee Break
Feb 10th: Wa-Nee Schools
Mar 10th: John Glenn School Corp
May 12th: Concord Schools
Jun 16th: Summer Cookout @ Plymouth Middle School
NEISSC Tech Study Council (Northeast Indiana Area) meeting information can be found here
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!
Gathering school network administrators to chat about challenges schools face with providing a stable, reliable network in the ever-changing environment of school technology.  
2022-23 Meeting Dates:
2nd Tuesday @ 11am EST / 10am CST
Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10,
Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9
June 16th: Summer Tech Cookout
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!
Interested in staying up to date on school cybersecurity tools, in-depth discussions on protecting schools from external and internal threats, and available resources?  Join our monthly cybersecurity roundtable, where we gather virtually to discuss the impact of insurance requirements, policy updates and more! 
2022-23 Meeting Dates
2nd Tuesday @ 1pm EST / 12pm CST
Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10,
Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!
Calling all State Reporters to this newly formed study council that meets virtually every Tuesday morning to discuss the state reports due, error rectification and chat up those who use the same SIS.  Whether you are new to the position or have been around for years, this group has found most value in "I am not the only one who..."   
2022-23 Meeting Dates
Every Tuesday  @ 9:30am EST
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!
ParentSquare is relied upon by millions of educators and families for unified, effective school communications and two-way communications-based services. ParentSquare provides parent engagement tools that work from the district office to the individual classroom, supported by powerful metrics and reporting.
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E-RATE 2023

SAC has confirmed the E-Rate Fall 2022 Training dates for applicants and service providers that wish to learn more about the program and how to participate. The training sessions will once again be virtual, and registration for each session is now available. Click on the links below for each session to register for that specific training. The sessions are for E-Rate program participants at all levels and will include opportunities to ask questions. Eligible Services training will be scheduled once the FY2023 Eligible Services List is released.

E-Rate Program Overview: October 18, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

E-Rate Pre-Commitment Process: October 20, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Category Two Budgets: October 25, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

EPC Administrative Window: October 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

E-Rate Post-Commitment Process: November 3, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Are you  new to e-rate or want to learn more about the process. Check out the pre-recorded training videos available or look for training dates

Darlene Kennedy

Director of Technology Integration



Phone: (574) 254-0111 ext 104

56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545


Phone: (574) 254-0111

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