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.

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Be Connected: SPF, DKIM, DMARC for Google and M365

Online IL
Free

Join us on this week's Be Connected, where we'll be discussing SPF, DKIM, and DMARC. These three authentication methods can prevent outsiders from sending emails as your email domain, including through both Microsoft 365's Outlook and Google's Gmail. Tune in to learn about all three methods, including how to configure them and how to monitor them as part of a long-term cybersecurity plan.

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Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Get in the Game! Three Levels of Gamification

Online IL
Free

Are you looking for a reliable way to engage students? Do you want to do less work but have a greater impact? Gamification might hold the secret to advancing the way your students learn and play in your classroom. Come discover how!

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David Lerch
David Lerch
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Marissa Community Unit School District 40

Tech Tools Bootcamp: Google Classroom Best Practices

Online IL
Free

Google Classroom provides teachers and students a robust learning space to organize and effectively manage digital coursework during learning. Come explore this platform's numerous student- and teacher-focused features, including options to streamline your workflow and increase student engagement via dozens of pre-integrated web applications.

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

AA#1788 Connected Leaders: Leveraging the Power of Social Networks

South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois
$210

By leveraging social media, educational leaders can connect with experts across their communities and the world to expand their perspectives, build relationships, and create opportunities for student learning. Face-to-face networks provide leaders with opportunities to engage local peers in deeper conversations about the educational landscape. Understanding the social media landscape will also equip leaders to […]

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Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center

Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader Networking Meeting

Online IL
Free

Area instructional coaches and/or teacher leaders will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around EdTech topics and trends. Participants’ contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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

ROE #9, 17, 54 Tech Networking Meeting

Mahomet-Seymour Elementary School: Middletown Prairie 1301 S Bulldog Dr, Mahomet, IL
Free

Join the LTC's Lisa Schwartz and Holly Kelly for a monthly networking technology meeting. Area technology coordinators, directors, administrators, and tech coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around edtech topics and trends. Participants' contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

ROE 47 Educational Technology Roundtable

ROE 47: Lee/Ogle/Whiteside 1001 W 23rd St, Sterling, Illinois
Free

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, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools.

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

Engage Students with Free Cybersecurity Resources from CYBER.ORG

Online IL
Free

Cybersecurity is important, but how can we get today's digitally-connected students interested in and excited about applying stronger cybersecurity habits to their daily lives? Tune in to discover how CYBER.ORG's curricula threads can be used to integrate cybersecurity learning into your lesson plans.

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Charlene Cooper
Charlene Cooper
Curriculum Development Specialist, CYBER.ORG

Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

Online IL
Free

Looking to connect with fellow library media specialists and grow your professional learning network?

Join the LTC's Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting explicitly geared to the needs of today's library media specialists. These meetings will allow attendees to connect and discuss shared experiences, ask questions, and share ideas with other library media specialists from around the state. This will be an excellent opportunity to receive professional development hours while collaborating with your peers to solve today's most pressing library media challenges.

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

#SOPPA SDPC Database Getting Started/Updates and IL-NDPA Getting Started/Updates

Online IL
Free

While they're online, are today's students fostering job-ready skills? Join us for a deep dive into our workforce's future, including the social, analytic, and technical skills students will need to succeed in their future careers.

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Chris Wherley
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center
Sean Mullins
Sean Mullins
Director Of Instructional Technology, Olympia CUSD #16

EdTech for All: Creating Accessible Digital Content

ROE 12 PD Training Center 300 W Main St, Robinson, IL
Free

With so many avenues for digital content and communication, it can be difficult to know how to make each accessible. In this session, we'll discuss the best practices for creating accessible titles, headings, formatting, hyperlinks, and visual content across a variety of apps… plus, the edtech tools that will make implementing a breeze.

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

Media Literacy & Digital Tattoos: Growing Up in a Digital Age

Online IL
$40

Learning to spot fake news and untrustworthy sources is only one element of media literacy. Join us for this workshop to learn about the rest, as well as discover best practices for teaching media literacy to all students.

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