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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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Everyone’s an Influencer: Bring Social Media Influencer Style into your Class

Wed. February 15, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Do your students want to be influencers or YouTubers? It all starts with the right fundamentals and a few key tech tools. Join us as we explore a set of online tools that can help students of all ages practically sharpen their influencing skill, with a focus on future career applicability.

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

Meet the Virtual Robot Simulator

Wed. February 22, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Bring the excitement of robotics and hands-on STEM learning to your school with FIRST Illinois Robotics and their Virtual Robot Simulator (VRS). Join us to see it in action and discover how your classroom can use it for FREE!

Jonathan Weiland
Jonathan Weiland
Director, FIRST Illinois Tech Challenge

Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

Wed. March 1, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Are you still wondering how to regain your students' attention after winter break? Are you trying to find ways to increase knowledge retention and improve homework completion? EdPuzzle is a great tool that can help keep students engaged, hold them accountable, and allow them to learn at their own pace. Come see how for yourself! […]

Courtney Warren
Courtney Warren
School Partnerships - Illinois, EdPuzzle

Creating Accessible Education Materials (AEM) in the School Environment

Tue. March 7, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

As more and more learning goes digital, the need for accessible educational materials (AEM) increases. Join us to discover fresh strategies for designing or enhancing learning material to make it accessible to all learners, regardless of differences in physical or cognitive ability.

Jennifer Skalitzky
Jennifer Skalitzky
Assistive Technology Facilitator, Infinitec

App Smashing with Microsoft 365

Mon. March 13, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

Searching for new ways to utilize your favorite Microsoft tools? Join us for an interactive demonstration on how to mix and match Office 365 apps with your OneNote class notebooks and create unique digital learning experiences for your students.

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

App Smashing with Microsoft 365

Tue. March 14, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

Searching for new ways to utilize your favorite Microsoft tools? Join us for an interactive demonstration on how to mix and match Office 365 apps with your OneNote class notebooks and create unique digital learning experiences for your students.

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition

Fri. April 7, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

Is there a place for Minecraft: Education Edition in your classroom? You can bet a diamond pickaxe on it! Join us for a crash course on using this game-based learning platform, including a navigation tutorial and a look at some of game's accessibility features and pre-made lesson plans.

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition

Mon. April 10, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

Is there a place for Minecraft: Education Edition in your classroom? You can bet a diamond pickaxe on it! Join us for a crash course on using this game-based learning platform, including a navigation tutorial and a look at some of game's accessibility features and pre-made lesson plans.

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

Artificial Intelligence in Your Classroom

Thu. April 27, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Artificial intelligence is here and it's coming to disrupt the way students learn and create. Join us as we cut through the AI buzz and examine the implications of artificial intelligence in a K-12 education setting.

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