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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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Cybersecurity for Educators: Tips & Strategies

Tue. January 9, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

In today's tech-powered schools, educators play a pivotal role in cybersecurity and fostering a secure online learning environment. Tune in to grow more cyber aware, with strategies for identifying cyber threats and promoting responsible online behavior.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center

7 Tips for Safe AI Use in K-12 Education

Tue. January 23, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Now's a perfect time to learn about how you can responsibly integrate AI into your classroom, starting with these seven strategies tailored toward safe and innovative AI use in educational environments.

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

AI Literacy Lessons with Common Sense Education

Tue. January 30, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

How can educators prepare students to live and work with AI? In 20 minutes or less, these AI literacy lessons can help students foster responsible user habits by exploring AI's potential benefits, risks, and other social and ethical impacts.

Jennifer Ehehalt
Jennifer Ehehalt
Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education

Empowering Student Voice & Choice with Kami

Tue. February 13, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us to discover adaptable Kami features and strategies educators can harness to elevate student voice and offer differentiated learning choices in any content area.

Belsa Rios
Belsa Rios
Teacher Success Champion, Kami

Aligning Strategic Goals with Instructional Technology Coaching

Tue. March 5, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Instructional technology coaches can help your district bridge the gap toward professional development and tech integration goals. Learn how and discover how the LTC's coaching program can bring affordable coaching to your district.

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

Less is More: Embracing Edtech Minimalism in the Classroom

Tue. March 19, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

What if adding more edtech isn't the solution to a more successful classroom? Join us to explore how the principles of minimalism can be harnessed to create calmer, more focused learning environments - both online and in person.

Brian Krause
Brian Krause
Instructional Technology Coach, Learning Technology Center

Breaking Barriers for Students through Financial Education

Tue. March 26, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Do your students have the financial and business skills they need to thrive beyond the classroom? Tune in to learn how you can integrate blended lessons on personal finance, entrepreneurship, and macro/micro-economics into your existing curriculum.

Kristin Pierce
Kristin Pierce
Education Success Specialist, EVERFI

The Prompt Playbook: How to Create Effective AI Prompts

Tue. April 9, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Crafting a great AI prompt isn't as hard as whipping up a gourmet meal. Tune in to discover how you can consistently get rich, precise responses using the right recipe of word choice, syntax, and formulas.

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

Supporting Students’ Social-Emotional Learning and Digital Well-Being

Tue. April 30, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us as we explore several evidence-based lessons designed to help students build agency, reduce anxious thoughts, and increase mindfulness related to their tech habits.

Jennifer Ehehalt
Jennifer Ehehalt
Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education

A Digital Approach to SEL, Health & Wellness

Wed. May 1, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

To achieve personal and academic success, today's students need to meaningfully engage with foundational SEL, mental health, and personal health concepts. Join us to discover free digital resources for illuminating issues relating to empathy, managing relationships, vaping, and bullying prevention.

Kristin Pierce
Kristin Pierce
Education Success Specialist, EVERFI

Social Media & Its Impact on Student Mental Health

Tue. May 14, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

How can educators identify the warning signs of negative social media interactions, and what can we do to help students before they reach the point of crisis? Join us as we explore current research about young people and social media + strategies for helping students access mental health support.

Alyssa Castleman
Alyssa Castleman
Internet Safety Specialist, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Computer Science Lunch and Learn – CS PD Week 2024

Tue. May 21, 2024 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Ready to take your CS program to the stars? Join us to learn about CS PD Week, this summer's premier professional learning experience with tracks for K-3, 6-12, and 9-12 teachers.

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

School Law Update: Edtech Updates Heading into 2024-25

Tue. May 21, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Calling all K-12 leaders and administrators - it's time for a school law update! Join Attorney Brandon K. Wright as he answers and discusses your legal questions surrounding technology use in schools - including important developments heading into the next school year.

Brandon Wright
Brandon Wright
Attorney, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller Ltd.