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.

ROE 35 Technology Round Table

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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, 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.

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

E-Rate 471 Workshop

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Learn and complete phase two of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour virtual session will cover Form 471 and the information needed to successfully complete it, including recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s).

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

CS & STEM Networking Meeting

| Free

You’ve got the lessons. You’ve got the pathways. Now, it’s time to consider the (maker)space you’ll need to bring so many of your hands-on STEM learning goals to life.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, 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

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

2023 LTC Award Winners

The Learning Technology Center is proud to announce the 2023 LTC Award winners, each recognized for their broad focus on improving learning by intentionally embracing technology, both as a solution and as a goal.

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center
Artificial Intelligence (AI)Purchasing

4 Ways to Harness AI-Powered Learning with ILTPP Vendor Partners

Keeping up with the latest AI-powered solutions can feel overwhelming. Here are four trusted ILTPP Vendor Partners you can turn to when your district wants to harness AI to unleash creativity, enhance assessments, and more.

Amanda Bruns
Amanda Bruns
Member Engagement Manager, Learning Technology Center