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.

3D Printing for Educators

| $40

Whether you’re thinking of buying your first printer, or you already have one that’s not being used to its full potential, this workshop will give you the foundation you need to bring 3D printing into the classroom.

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

Apple Professional Learning Series: Pages

| Free

Apple Pages is your one-stop app for unleashing your student’s creativity and bringing project-based learning to life. Join us to explore how to use this app create multimodal reports, newsletters, posters, books, and more using beautiful templates, customized fonts, images, movies, audio, shapes, and drawings.

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

ROE 20 Educational Technology Roundtable

| 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. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

Joe Cipfl
Joe Cipfl
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Southern 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

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
Purchasing

ILTPP Announces Ambassador Program

The ILTPP Ambassador program is focused on bringing together edtech pacemakers from around the state and putting their shared wisdom into action. Meet the first class of ambassadors!

Amanda Bruns
Amanda Bruns
Member Engagement Manager, Learning Technology Center
STEM

9 Teaching Resources for Illuminating the 2024 Eclipse

The upcoming eclipse will be an unforgettable experience. Transform it into a learning opportunity and spark a lasting STEM passion with these resource curated by the LTC team.

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