Technology PD and Services

Free and low-cost professional learning and services for K12 districts, educators, and technology leaders.

About Us

An education service agency with a focus on technology.

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.

Services

Services designed specifically for the needs of K12 schools, including consulting, technology and cybersecurity audits, an edtech purchasing cooperative, and more.

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

650+

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 650 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.

Apple Professional Learning Series: GarageBand

| Free

It’s time to rock! Join us to explore GarageBand, Apple’s built-in music creation program, and delve into how you can utilize it in the classroom. In particular, we’ll explore how to create original music, add your voice, build loops and sound effects, and develop engaging audio stories – all in a user-friendly environment that requires little-to-no music composition experience.

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

Intro to AI in the Classroom

| Free

Join us as we cut through the AI buzz and how we can use AI platforms to personalize student learning and help you in the classroom.

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

Canva in the Classroom

| Free

Join us to discover the “magic” of Canva, one of the most popular graphic design tools used by professionals and amateurs alike. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, teachers will learn how to create eye-catching graphics, select appropriate fonts and colors, and manipulate images and text to create visually appealing presentations and digital teaching materials. Along the way, they’ll also discover how to use templates and pre-made graphics to save time and effort on every lesson plan.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, 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.”

Latest Blogs

Stay Up-To-Date

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

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LTC Announces Inaugural Illinois State Fair Butter Cow 3D Printing Contest Winner

The Learning Technology Center is proud to announce the winner of its first 3D printing contest. Learn about the winning student and how you can grab the miniature butter cow he designed as a souvenir

Kristi Connelly
Kristi Connelly
Marketing & Communications Director, Learning Technology Center
Purchasing

Enhancing Physical Security: 3 Solutions for Illinois K-12 Schools

While securing digital learning environments remains a priority, enhancing physical security needs to also be on every district’s radar. These trusted solutions can help protect your students and staff against the current threats and emergencies.

Amanda Bruns
Amanda Bruns
Member Engagement Manager, Learning Technology Center

Celebrating Illinois Teachers’ Dedication

Illinois teachers have been striving and achieving throughout the current school year. As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s honor and recognize that dedication!

Sam Fishel
Sam Fishel
Digital Content Manager, Learning Technology Center