Partnership to expand access and deliver services.
The Learning Technology Center works in partnership with regional, state, and national organizations to maximize school districts’ access to technology and enhance districts’ use of technology to improve educational opportunities for the students of Illinois.
LTC establishes and engages in strategic partnerships with external organizations in an effort to advance education through technology access and practice. Strategic partnerships include Institutional Partners and Affiliate Partners that share LTC’s mission and vision.
Major Institutional Partners
Major institutional partners provide significant financial support that allows the LTC to provide services to over a thousand educational entities each year.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides the majority of funding for the Learning Technology Center. Through ISBE’s generous support, the LTC can provide services for free or low cost to all public K-12 school districts and schools throughout Illinois.
Institutional Partners engage with LTC in ongoing, purposeful, substantive and mutually-beneficial collaborations to advance one or more of LTC’s core initiatives.
The Learning Technology Center is the Illinois and Missouri Code.org Regional Partner. Through a mutual collaboration, we work to increase access to high-quality computer science professional learning and resources.
AEPA is a national cooperative of education purchasing professionals representing lead agencies in their respective states. Through the LTC’s membership in AEPA, we allow Illinois districts and schools to access competitively bid contracts on designed to save money and time.
The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, and others who address real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. Through the LTC’s collaboration with SDPC, all school districts in Illinois can utilize the SDPC database to meet SOPPA requirements.
ILTPP vendors participate in the LTC’s purchasing cooperative, the Illinois Learning Technology Purchasing Program (ILTPP). ILTPP saves districts money on popular and relevant technology-related services and products. ILTPP vendors agree to provide special pricing, events, and support for Illinois districts, and in exchange, ILTPP vendors gain access to ILTPP cooperative members.
The LTC maintains a strict vendor-neutral policy, and we do not promote ILTPP vendors over non-ILTPP vendors when supporting districts or providing purchasing recommendations.
The LTC hosts two conferences, IETC and EdTech Next, that are open to sponsorships. Sponsor benefits, including special recognition and access to attendees, apply to the event only, and the LTC maintains a strict vendor-neutral policy outside of these two events.