Event Calendar

LTC Event Schedule

The Learning Technology Center offers a variety of online courses, focusing on educational technology trends and best practices in a format that fits educators’ busy schedules. From self-paced to guided learning, educators learn practical skills to begin implementing in their classrooms immediately.

Summer 2022 Google Level 1 Certification Test Prep Cohort

Online IL
$25

In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 1 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the Google Level 1 Certification Exam. Each session will cover different Google-related topics, including Chrome and Slides, Drive and Docs, Gmail and Calendar, Classroom and Meet, Forms and Sheets, and finally, YouTube and Sites and test prep tips.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Summer 2022 Google Level 2 Certification Test Prep Cohort

Online IL
$25

Reserve your spot today in this summer's LTC-hosted Google Educator Level 2 certification cohort! In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 curriculum into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the Goole Level 2 certification exam. Each session will cover different Google apps, including Gmail, Slides, and Drawings; Scholar, Books, Google Arts, and Culture; Earth and Maps; Sites and Blogger; YouTube and Classroom; Keep and Trends.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Technology in the Science Classroom ROE 35

Illinois Valley Community College 815 N Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL
$25

Science teachers! Have you experimented with any new digital learning resources lately?

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

Get Google Certified: Level 1 Exam Workshop (DuPage)

DuPage Center for Professional Learning 503 N County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL
$25

This 2-day workshop (July 12-13) will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 Certification Exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills.

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

3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28 107 S State St, Atkinson, Illinois
$35

Is your district interested in adding 3D printing to the curriculum? Does your district currently have 3D printers that are simply gathering dust? 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 […]

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

A Design Thinking Approach to Education ROE 4

Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education #4 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, Illinois
$35

By the time our students enter the working world, the technology that we teach them today will more than likely be obsolete. How, then, can we best prepare them for the workplace that they will encounter? The answer lies in two concepts that will never become obsolete: innovation and creativity.

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

LTC Jump Start at South Cook

South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois
$100

The Jump Start program empowers recent college graduates and preservice teachers to fully integrate technology into their daily lessons and harness edtech’s full potential from day one. With a curriculum built around practical pedagogy and best practices for technology selection, participants are equipped with the resources and professional connections needed to thrive in their new […]

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

The Robots are Coming! Integrating Robotics Across the Curriculum

Bureau/Henry/Stark Regional Office of Education #28 107 S State St, Atkinson, Illinois
$35

Looking to learn more about integrating robotics into your STEM curriculum? Interested in discovering the latest models designed for use by K-8 students? Join us for this hands-on workshop, where participants will have the chance to test drive some of today’s most popular K-8 robots (Micro:bits, Sphero, Makey-Makey, Dash & Dot, Cosmo, and Root, to […]

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

Computer Literacy Standards ROE 35

Illinois Valley Community College 815 N Orlando Smith St, Oglesby, IL

Starting in the 2022 school year, schools will be responsible for educating their students in computer literacy per the new computer science standards developed by ISBE. Want to learn more about these standards and their implications on future curriculum planning? Join the LTC's Ben Sondgeroth for this timely session, where he'll explore computer literacy fundamentals, […]

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

CS Fundamentals – Lake County ROE

ROE 34: Lake County 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois
$25

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore teaching Code.org's CS Fundamentals curriculum.

Brian Bates
Brian Bates
Director of Professional Learning, Learning Technology Center
Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center