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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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

E-Rate 470 Workshop – Vandalia

Mon. December 12, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, 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
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate 470 Workshop

Tue. December 13, 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

Drones in the Classroom

Wed. December 14, 2022 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | $135
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois

Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and learn about essential drone terminology, safety issues, legal concerns, operational requirements, and drone model options. Participants will also walk away a DJI Trello EDU drone of their own to make implementing their newfound drone knowledge even easier.

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

Media Literacy in a Social Media World

Thu. December 15, 2022 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | $40
Illinois Valley Community College 815 N Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL

Join us for this timely workshop, where we'll take a broad look at today's media landscape and appraise the role today's students might play in its future. Along the way, we'll highlight many of the core competencies digital content creators need to succeed, whether they go on to become YouTube influencers or a social media managers. From there, we'll also explore a few ways to add those essential skills to the curriculum and ensure today's learners grow to become tomorrow's passionate, responsible digital content creators.

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

Google Tips & Tricks to Increase your Workflow

Thu. December 15, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | $15
Online IL

Learn tips & tricks for productivity and workflow for Google tools and see examples of how Google can be used to enhance learning environments.

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

E-Rate 470 Workshop

Thu. December 15, 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

Drones in the Classroom

Tue. December 20, 2022 | 8:00 am - 2:30 pm | $170
Oak Park and River Forest High School 201 Scoville Ave, Oak Park, IL

As drones continue to grow in both popularity and functionality, businesses are rapidly expanding their uses of unmanned aerial vehicles. As we look for new ways to prepare our students for the changing workforce economy, we can look at adding drones to our curriculum. Bringing unmanned aerial vehicles into our schools and classrooms can provide an engaging opportunity to teach our students real-world skills. This workshop will provide an introduction to drone terminology, safety issues, legal concerns, requirements, and drone options.

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

Social Emotional Learning Monthly Check-In

Tue. December 20, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

During this 1-hour workshop, you'll have a chance to explore how you can foster social-emotional learning through a variety of simple, accessible, technology-driven solutions. Join us each month for a new topic, as well the chance to network and ultimately, help our students grow into healthy, well-adjusted adults.

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

E-Rate 470 Workshop

Wed. December 21, 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

LTC Google Certified Coach Cohort – 6 Month Program

Sun. January 1, 2023 - | $150
Online IL

Are you an instructional coach looking to deepen your expertise and grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching cycles and show your teachers how technology can support learning? If so, the Google Certified Coach Mentor program is for you!

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

LTC Google Certified Coach Cohort- 8 Month Program

Sun. January 1, 2023 - | $200
Online IL

Are you an instructional coach looking to deepen your expertise and grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching cycles and show your teachers how technology can support learning? If so, the Google Certified Coach Mentor program is for you!

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