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.

E-Rate 470 Workshop – Litchfield

| Free

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470.

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

ROE #53 Tech Networking Meeting

| Free

Join your fellow area technology coordinators, directors, administrators, and tech coaches as we discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas relating to edtech topics and trends. While each meeting may open with a guest or demonstration, participant contributions and concerns will drive each month’s conversation.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

ROE 47 Technology Round Table

| Free

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools.

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

“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.”

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

Computer LiteracyComputer Science (CS)

Screen-Free CS Activities for your K-5 Classroom

Looking for screen-free ways to get your students interested in computer science? Try out these FREE resources in your K-5 classroom!

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center
Computer LiteracyComputer Science (CS)

K-8 Books to Spark a Lifelong Passion for CS Learning

Computer Science Education Week 2022 is here! Let’s celebrate with a few books you can use to get your K-8 students interested in coding and more without needing to pick up a computer.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center
Micro-credential

Microcredentials: A New Frontier in Professional Learning

The old “sit-and-get” method of professional development isn’t suited to the needs of today’s educators. Microcredentials are the solution because they offer teachers greater agency while growing their mastery of classroom-ready skills.

Matt Jacobson
Matt Jacobson
Online Learning Coordinator, Learning Technology Center