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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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3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

Thu. April 18, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

Join us for an informative, hands-on session where we'll explore the basics of 3D printers and 3D printing. During this 6-hour workshop, we'll dive deep into the fundamentals of 3D printing, including the software needed for successful printing, the best printer models for education, best practices for planning a 3D printing space, and some curriculum integration essentials. 3D printing has SO many real-world, practical applications and can be easily integrated at any grade level and across the curriculum. Come see how with one of Illinois' educational 3D printing experts!

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

Hands on Options for Student Engagement and Meeting Standards

Thu. April 18, 2024 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us to learn more about our hands-on engaging solutions that maximize learning for all students and help build capacity for teachers through extensive scaffolding and support.

Dr. Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
Dr. Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
Solution Architect , LEGO Education

Metcalf STEAM Field Trip

Tue. April 23, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
Thomas Metcalf School 7000 S University St, Normal, IL, United States

Join your fellow educators as we tour Metcalf Elementary and Middle School's makerspace classrooms and hear from its staff on the many ways hands-on STEM learning can be enhanced through maker-focused projects.

Kristi Sutter
Kristi Sutter
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Creating Dazzling Graphics: A Teacher’s Guide to Canva & Adobe Express

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

Join us to discover the "magic" of Canva and Adobe Express, two of the most popular graphic design tools used by professionals and amateurs alike. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, teachers will learn how to create eye-catching graphics, select appropriate fonts and colors, and manipulate images and text to create visually appealing presentations and digital teaching materials. Participants will also learn how to use templates and pre-made graphics to save time and effort on every lesson plan.

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

3D Printing for Educators

Wed. April 24, 2024 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 34: Lake 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States

Whether you’re thinking of buying your first printer, or you have a few that are not being used to their full potential, this workshop will give you the foundation needed to implement 3D printing in your educational environment.

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

Creating with Canva in All Grade Levels and Content Areas

Wed. April 24, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm | $40
ROE 28: Bureau/Henry/Stark 107 S State St, Atkinson, Illinois, USA

Canva's blank canvas is ready for you and your students. Don't miss this hands-on opportunities to reliably infuse creativity into your classroom experience!

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

The Makerspace Starter Kit

Thu. April 25, 2024 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm | $40
South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA

Are you ready to get a makerspace or going at your school, but not quite sure where to start? Maybe you have a space already, but it’s due for a makeover. There are so many options out there, and technology is constantly changing. Where do you start?

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

Digital Whiteboard Magic: Mastering Google Jamboard for Effective Collaboration

Thu. April 25, 2024 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Are you looking for innovative ways to transform your classroom into an interactive and engaging learning space? Google Jamboard is a versatile and user-friendly interactive whiteboard platform that enables educators to create interactive lessons, brainstorming sessions, and group activities.

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

Hey Google! What’s New?

Thu. April 25, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Google has made some exciting updates to the apps you use every day. This 1-hour workshop will review what's changed and provide tips on how to make the new and improved Google Workspace for Education work for you and your students!

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

Share Your Story, Your Way: Building your Classroom, Club, or School Brand

Tue. April 30, 2024 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm | $40
Illinois Valley Community College 815 N Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL, United States

Branding is everywhere – in the products you buy and the content you consume online. Having an effective brand helps companies share their story, connect with their audience, and achieve their goals. But branding isn’t just for graphic designers and CEOs – educators can create their own personal brand to connect with their students and tell the stories of their classrooms and schools.

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

Building and Utilizing Coaching Data Dashboards

Tue. April 30, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | Free
ROE 19: DuPage 421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Learn to use Forms, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Data Studio (plus a few add-ons) to build efficient, customized data collection and display systems. Provide coaching summaries to teachers, collect statistics for team meetings, and develop reports for admins and school boards - all using apps and tools you're already familiar with.

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

Power Sustainable Learning with Coding + Climate

Thu. May 2, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us to learn how you can broaden your micro: bit's potential, explore cross-curricular opportunities, and provide an exceptional learning experience to tomorrow's STEM and environmental leaders.

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