About the LTC
Leaders in Educational Technology
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is a program of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and we are Illinois’ technology system of support for K-12 school districts and educators. We know the importance of technology in the modern learning environment, and that is why we work across the state to develop services and programs that have a meaningful and lasting impact. Our scope is broad, our work is diverse, and our team and partners are dedicated. We are the LTC.
Mission: We support all K12 districts, schools, and educators in Illinois through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities. Our work addresses high-need technology and digital learning challenges, and we help schools increase access to and use of technology to improve educational opportunities for students.
Vision: To ensure that all K12 school districts and schools can fully leverage technology’s ability to enhance and transform the learning experience.
Three Decades of Serving Illinois K-12 Schools
Since 1995, the Learning Technology Center has supported modern technology environments in all Illinois K-12 schools. Over our nearly 30 years of service, we’ve expanded our reach to all corners of the state, lead future-focused technology initiatives, and lead countless professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and technology support staff.
Our Focus Areas
We provide technology services and learning opportunities that further the following focus areas:
Support for classrooms and districts focused on making the most of their edtech tools, including hardware, software, and emerging solutions.
Guidance and resources for cementing digital learning’s place in K-12 schools.
Resources, professional learning, and support for building the next generation of engaged, knowledgeable, and responsible digital citizens.
Resources, professional learning, and support for fostering robust computer science and STEM programs and knowledgeable educators.
Supporting leadership in technology and digital learning through coaching, resources, events, and other capacity building initiatives.
Resources and services to support the technology infrastructure and digital curriculum lifecycle, including need assessment, strategic planning, procurement, and evaluation.
Trainings and consulting support for obtaining state, federal, and grant funding for connectivity and technology.
Assisting districts with the planning, management, deployment, and maintenance of essential networks and system hardware.
Resources, professional learning, services, and support for helping districts protect student data and mission-critical data.
Services, resources, and professional learning to help technology leaders plan for and respond to emerging digital threats.
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching
Instructional Technology Coaching, Leadership
Nicole oversees the LTC’s Instructional Technology Coaching Program, supervising a statewide team of instructional technology coaches and supporting participating districts’ program implementation.
Purchasing Cooperative Manager
Leadership, Purchasing Cooperative
Hope leads ILTPP, a free, member-based program for negotiated educational technology contracts. She also manages vendor relationships, coordinates negotiated contracts, and leads cooperative membership services, including quote requests and group purchases.