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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STEM Series: Minecraft EDU and the Esports Movement

Tue. November 29, 2022 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 34: Lake 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Join us for this workshop, which will introduce you to the burgeoning world of esports and give you the solid foundation needed to start a program at your school. Along the way, you’ll learn why esports are beneficial to students, how to get your club or team started, and how an esports coach can be successful (even without heavy gaming experience). We’ll also provide demonstrations of some of today's most popular esports games as well as connect you with model schools that already have flourishing esports programs in place.

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

Tynker Hour of Code- Coding Cup PD

Tue. November 29, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

In this FREE 60-minute webinar, explore Tynker’s brand-new collaborative coding experience that lets students control their own soccer team! In this webinar, educators will create their Tynker classrooms, enhance their own soccer skills with Tynker, compete in matches, and discover more CSEdWeek activities!

Daniel Rezac
Daniel Rezac
Senior Education Partnerships Lead, Tykner

Media Literacy & Digital Tattoos: Growing Up in a Digital Age

Tue. November 29, 2022 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm | $40
ROE 16: DeKalb 2500 N Annie Glidden Rd Ste C, Dekalb, Illinois

Learning to spot fake news and untrustworthy sources is only one element of media literacy. Join us for this workshop to learn about the rest, as well as discover best practices for teaching media literacy to all students.

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

Press “Start” on your District’s Esports Program

Wed. November 30, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Free
ROE 11: Clark/Coles/Cumberland/Douglas/Edgar/Moultrie/Shelby 730 7th St, Charleston, Illinois

You've heard about it in the news. Your students have been begging for it. Now it's time to finally pick up the controller and hit "start" on your district's esports program. But what are you supposed to do if you're starting at Level 1?

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

E-Rate 470 Workshop

Thu. December 1, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470.

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate 470 Workshop – Charleston

Tue. December 6, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
ROE 11: Clark/Coles/Cumberland/Douglas/Edgar/Moultrie/Shelby 730 7th St, Charleston, Illinois

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470. Mindy Fiscus, LTC Director of Government Affairs and IL State E-Rate Coordinator, will also provide timely updates on program changes as well as tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

Tynker Hour of Code- Coding Cup Live Event

Tue. December 6, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Join Tynker for CodeLab- a live learning show for Illinois students! This event will be hosted by Tynker Teachers, and will include a LIVE walk-through of the Coding Game/Activity during CSEdWeek and special guests!

Daniel Rezac
Daniel Rezac
Senior Education Partnerships Lead, Tykner

Google Certified Educator Level 2 Prep Workshop

Wed. December 7, 2022 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | $25
ROE 49: Rock Island 3430 Avenue of The Cities, Moline, Illinois

Register for this workshop, which will prepare you to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam.

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

3D Printing for Educators

Wed. December 7, 2022 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | Free
ROE 19: DuPage 421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois

Innovative problem solvers are using 3D printing in every industry, from medicine to construction to space travel. Teach your students to design for the future by adding 3D printing to your curriculum!

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

CS Fundamentals – Lake County ROE

Wed. December 7, 2022 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm | $25
ROE 34: Lake 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore teaching Code.org's CS Fundamentals curriculum.

Brian Bates
Brian Bates
Director of Professional Learning, Learning Technology Center
Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate 470 Workshop

Wed. December 7, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470.

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate 470 Workshop – Litchfield

Fri. December 9, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Litchfield PD Center 1100 North Olde Rte 66, Litchfield, IL

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470.

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center