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.

STEM Series: Minecraft EDU and the Esports Movement

| $40

Join us for this workshop, which will introduce you to the burgeoning world of esports and give you the solid foundation needed to start a program at your school. Along the way, you’ll learn why esports are beneficial to students, how to get your club or team started, and how an esports coach can be successful (even without heavy gaming experience). We’ll also provide demonstrations of some of today’s most popular esports games as well as connect you with model schools that already have flourishing esports programs in place.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, Learning Technology Center

Tynker Hour of Code- Coding Cup PD

| Free

In this FREE 60-minute webinar, explore Tynker’s brand-new collaborative coding experience that lets students control their own soccer team! In this webinar, educators will create their Tynker classrooms, enhance their own soccer skills with Tynker, compete in matches, and discover more CSEdWeek activities!

Daniel Rezac
Daniel Rezac
Senior Education Partnerships Lead, Tykner

Media Literacy & Digital Tattoos: Growing Up in a Digital Age

| $40

Learning to spot fake news and untrustworthy sources is only one element of media literacy. Join us for this workshop to learn about the rest, as well as discover best practices for teaching media literacy to all students.

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

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

Inaugural LTC Award Winners Announced

The Learning Technology Center today announced the winners of the inaugural LTC Awards. Developed to celebrate Illinois’ edtech innovators, the LTC Awards recognize PK-12 initiatives and organizations for their outstanding contributions to empowering educational change

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

Don’t DIS my ABILITIES! – Learning Disability Awareness Month

October is Learning Disability Awareness Month, a time for educators to reflect on and grow in their understanding of students with specific learning disabilities. For tech coach Patricia Ferris, that effort has been lifelong, starting

Patricia Ferris
Patricia Ferris
Instructional Technology Coach, Learning Technology Center