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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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Get in the Game! Three Levels of Gamification

Wed. September 28, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

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!

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

Engage Students with Free Cybersecurity Resources from CYBER.ORG

Mon. October 3, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

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.

Charlene Cooper
Charlene Cooper
Curriculum Development Specialist, CYBER.ORG

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

Tue. October 4, 2022 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Free
Online IL

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.

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

Get Started with Microsoft 365 for Education

Fri. October 7, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

No matter what or where they learn, Microsoft 365 Education is an essential tool for all of today's learners. This suite of robust apps includes familiar Microsoft Office fixtures such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel, as well as other digital tools built with education and collaboration in mind. Microsoft 365 Education apps […]

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

Get Started with Microsoft 365 for Education

Mon. October 10, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

No matter what or where they learn, Microsoft 365 Education is an essential tool for all of today's learners. This suite of robust apps includes familiar Microsoft Office fixtures such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel, as well as other digital tools built with education and collaboration in mind. Microsoft 365 Education apps […]

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

Beyond Digital Citizenship – Use Technology to Advocate for Good

Wed. October 12, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

We know that technology is capable of amplifying student voice. Why should that voice be restricted only to core academic content? Join us for a discussion on the importance of promoting advocacy skills in the classroom, as well as an exploration of the tools students can use to sharpen their voice and pursue issues that matter to them.

Tracee Keough
Tracee Keough
Instructional Design Coach, Forward Edge

Digital Literacy: Leveraging Technology to Teach Internet Safety

Wed. October 19, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Raising today's students as digital citizens is critical to their future success. Join us to discover how EVERFI's digital literacy resources can transform your digital citizenship curriculum and provide students with a low-risk environment for learning about internet safety.

Anna Urban
Anna Urban
K-12 Implementation Specialist, EVERFI
Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan Barnes
Implementation Specialist - Illinois, EVERFI

Tips for Teaching Cybersecurity

Wed. October 26, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

With cyber threats directed at schools on the rise, now is the time for educators to get up to speed on cybersecurity. Join us for a discussion of cybersecurity basics, as well as what students, teachers, and administrators need to know about implementation strategies and cybersecurity best practices.

Jeremy Rinkel
Jeremy Rinkel
7th & 8th Grade STEM & Computers Teacher, Effingham CUSD 40

Blending Learning with EdPuzzle

Tue. November 1, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

EdPuzzle will change the way you approach blended. With it, you can turn any lesson into a video and incorporate different learning styles that meet your students' diverse learning needs. EdPuzzle's hands-on learning modules also make it easy to keep students engaged, whether they're learning remotely or in the classroom. Come explore this innovative app's […]

Courtney Warren
Courtney Warren
School Partnerships - Illinois, EdPuzzle

Literacy Solutions in Microsoft Teams for Education

Fri. November 4, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

Digital reading tools can help learners explore their full potential and engage with curricular content at a deeper level. Educators can also utilize these tools to support students at all reading levels, ensuring every student can participate in the lesson with the proper level of digital scaffolding. Looking for a reliable set of digital reading […]

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

Literacy Solutions in Microsoft Teams for Education

Fri. November 11, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

Digital reading tools can help learners explore their full potential and engage with curricular content at a deeper level. Educators can also utilize these tools to support students at all reading levels, ensuring every student can participate in the lesson with the proper level of digital scaffolding. Looking for a reliable set of digital reading […]

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

Transform Classroom Engagement with Book Creator

Tue. November 15, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Want to support your students' creative capabilities and help them become amazing content creators? Book Creator can do that and more while engaging your students so effectively that they'll *want* to keep working on assignments months after they are due out of sheer interest. Come explore Book Creator with a member of the app's education […]

Jon Smith
Jon Smith
Teacher Success Manager, Book Creator