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

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

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

CS & STEM Networking Meeting

Online IL
Free

Join LTC Program Manager Sarah Phelps for a monthly CS & STEM networking meeting where participants can:

- Learn about new resources
- Ask questions
- Share experiences
- Expand their CS professional network

Teachers, administrators, and curriculum stakeholders are invited to attend, as well CS & STEM educators of all experience levels and at all grade levels. Whether you're just starting out or interested in taking your district's CS & STEM program to the next level, this networking group will help you achieve your goals.

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Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

Be Connected: K12SIX Incident Response Runbook

Online IL
Free

No one wants to deal with a cybersecurity breach. But if the past few years have been any indicator, school districts are among the most popular targets for nefarious digital activity. As such, it's best to be prepared for the worst - and this resource might be your district's key to bouncing back when worse comes to worse.

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Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center

ROE 51 Tech Networking Meeting

Capital Area Career Center 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL
Free

Area technology coordinators, directors, administrators, instructional technology leaders, and tech coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around edtech topics and trends

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Chris Wherley
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center

Be Connected: K12SIX Essential Protections

Online IL
Free

Effective standards are one of the keys to an effective cybersecurity regimen. What standards are your district using? Is it time to update those standards and establish a new baseline?

Either way, join us on this week's Be Connected for a peek at K12 Sharing Information Exchange's (K12SIX) Essential Protections. With hosts Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, we'll highlight each of this resource's core recommendations and discuss how your district can utilize them to establish a new, more stable cybersecurity baseline.

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Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center

West 40 Ed Tech Coaches Network Meeting – October 2022

West Cook ISC 2 4413 Roosevelt Rd Ste 104, Hillside, Illinois
Free

Join your fellow edtech coaches and specialists from West 40 schools to discuss coaching, teaching, technology, and more! We will meet in person to facilitate discussion and sharing of resources. Bring your ideas, questions, concerns, strategies, and anything else you'd like to share or discuss!

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

IL Ed Tech Coaches Meeting- October

Online IL
Free

Join educational technology coaches around the state to share best practices and ask questions. Each month we'll share updates and resources and explore topics that focus on the pedagogy of coaching.

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