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


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.


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


School Districts Receiving Support in Illinois


LTC Professional Learning Events Each Year


Professional Learning Event Participants Per Year


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 FUNdamentals – Hands-On

| Free

Join us for an informative, hands-on session where we’ll explore the basics of 3D printers and 3D printing. During this 6-hour workshop, we’ll dive deep into the fundamentals of 3D printing, including the software needed for successful printing, the best printer models for education, best practices for planning a 3D printing space, and some curriculum integration essentials. 3D printing has SO many real-world, practical applications and can be easily integrated at any grade level and across the curriculum. Come see how with one of Illinois’ educational 3D printing experts!

Joe Cipfl
Joe Cipfl
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Southern Region, Learning Technology Center

ROE 51 Tech Leadership Meeting

| Free

Curious about the hottest trends in edtech? Share your voice and network with colleagues at our open discussion!

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

West 40 Ed Tech Network Meeting

| Free

Join your fellow school Ed Tech professionals from West 40 schools to discuss coaching, teaching, technology, and more! We will meet in person to facilitate discussion and sharing of resources. Bring your ideas, questions, concerns, strategies, and anything else you’d like to share or discuss.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, 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


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

How to Start Recycling E-Waste with ILTPP

Every school district deals with broken or out of date devices. Don’t let your e-waste backlog pile up! Check out these 5 trusted recycling and buyback programs that can save your district time and money.

Amanda Bruns
Amanda Bruns
Member Engagement Manager, Learning Technology Center
Digital Equity

LTC Earns Two National Awards

The Learning Technology Center was presented with two State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Awards at the organization’s annual Leadership Summit and Ed Forum, including awards for leadership and our instructional coaching program.

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