Educational Technology Services, Support, and Professional Learning

for K-12 Illinois Schools, Educators, and Technology Leaders

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The Learning Technology Center

The Learning Technology Center is a statewide program that supports all public K-12 districts, schools, and educators through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities. Our goal is to maximize school districts’ access to technology and enhance districts’ use of technology to improve educational opportunities for the students of Illinois.

Events & Training

Professional development events and training that focus on educational technology trends and best practices. From self-paced to interactive workshops, educators learn practical skills and integration strategies they can implement in the classroom immediately.

Customizable Training

Customizable in-person and virtual trainings that empower educators to utilize existing edtech tools and discover new edtech integration strategies. From STEM and Google certifications to media literacy and digital learning, educators walk away with the tools, connections, and confidence needed to enhance learning experiences through today’s educational technology.

Resources

Free downloadable lesson plans, reports, legal briefs, and how-to guides curated to help teachers, coaches, administrators, and library media specialists streamline their workflow and inform their decision-making.

Impact

We Support Districts, Schools and Educators Across the State of Illinois

852

School Districts Receiving Support in Illinois

800

LTC Professional Learning Events Each Year

24,000

Professional Learning Event participants Per Year

300,000

Students Reached Across Illinois

Upcoming Events

The LTC holds over 900 professional learning events a year!

Find the perfect PD opportunity for you or your district. Educators will learn, connect, and grow using technology tools that empower educational change with hundreds of options each year for professional growth.

Engage Students with Free Cybersecurity Resources from CYBER.ORG

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Cybersecurity is important, but how can we get today’s digitally-connected students interested in and excited about applying stronger cybersecurity habits to their daily lives? Tune in to discover how CYBER.ORG’s curricula threads can be used to integrate cybersecurity learning into your lesson plans.

Charlene Cooper
Charlene Cooper
Curriculum Development Specialist, CYBER.ORG

Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

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Looking to connect with fellow library media specialists and grow your professional learning network?

Join the LTC’s Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting explicitly geared to the needs of today’s library media specialists. These meetings will allow attendees to connect and discuss shared experiences, ask questions, and share ideas with other library media specialists from around the state. This will be an excellent opportunity to receive professional development hours while collaborating with your peers to solve today’s most pressing library media challenges.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center

#SOPPA SDPC Database Getting Started/Updates and IL-NDPA Getting Started/Updates

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While they’re online, are today’s students fostering job-ready skills? Join us for a deep dive into our workforce’s future, including the social, analytic, and technical skills students will need to succeed in their future careers.

Chris Wherley
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center
Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
Director Of Instructional Technology, Olympia CUSD #16

“The LTC Community keeps me in the loop. I could NOT do SOPPA without their assistance. Love the on-demand webinars for tech tools that I can share with teachers.”

Latest Blogs

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Check out the LTC Blog for tech tips, timely updates, and insights into harnessing educational technology

STEM

Highlights from the 2022 Illinois State Fair STEAM Expo

The 2022 Illinois State Fair may be over, but we had such a great time participating in this year’s Tech Prairie STEAM Expo. Check out these highlights from our 4-day STEM Playground, including drone racing,

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center
PodcastsProfessional Learning

Top 4 Podcasts for Teachers and Coaches

Podcasts are the perfect way to expand your horizons and discover new teaching strategies from outside your district without straining your already tight schedule. Our team is full of avid podcast listeners. Here are 4

Sam Fishel
Sam Fishel
Digital Content Specialist, Learning Technology Center
AccessibilityGoogleGoogle DocsGoogle SlidesInstructional Strategies

Google Workspace for Education Updates You Can Use This School Year

While you’ve been enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation this summer, Google has been busy beefing up many of its most popular apps and tools. From tweaks to built-in accessibility to advances in adaptive learning,

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center