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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3D Printing for Educators

Wed. May 29, 2024 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ISC 2 West Cook Office 415 Lexington St, Maywood, IL, United States

Whether you’re thinking of buying your first printer, or you already have one that’s not being used to its full potential, this workshop will give you the foundation you need to bring 3D printing into the classroom.

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

Apple Professional Learning Series: Pages

Mon. June 3, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Apple Pages is your one-stop app for unleashing your student's creativity and bringing project-based learning to life. Join us to explore how to use this app create multimodal reports, newsletters, posters, books, and more using beautiful templates, customized fonts, images, movies, audio, shapes, and drawings.

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

AI Bootcamp for K-12 Leaders

Wed. June 5, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $30
ISC 2 West Cook Office 415 Lexington St, Maywood, IL, United States

Join us as we delve into the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its incredible potential in education. This workshop offers K-12 school leaders and curricular stakeholders an introductory look at AI's fundamentals, advantages, and limitations, as well as invaluable insights into leveraging AI tools to elevate teaching and learning experiences in the classroom.

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

Unpacking the New Illinois Computer Science Standards

Wed. June 5, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us for this workshop, where we'll open up the new K-12 Computer Science learning standards and break them into digestible and actionable segments.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

Bring 3D Printing into your Classrooms

Thu. June 6, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | $170
ROE 47: Lee/Ogle/Whiteside 1001 W 23rd St, Sterling, Illinois, USA

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

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

Apple Professional Learning Series: Numbers

Mon. June 10, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Bring data visualization to life in your classroom with Apple's Numbers. Join us to explore how to use Numbers to organize and explain data through colorful charts, summary tables, photo, and video. We’ll also dive into how Numbers can be used as an organizational tool for learning!

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

Canva Magic: Creating Dazzling Graphics for All Grade Levels and Subjects

Wed. June 12, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm | $40
ROE 49: Rock Island 3430 Avenue of The Cities, Moline, Illinois, USA

Join us to discover the "magic" of Canva, one 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.

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

Google Level 1 Certification

Thu. June 13, 2024 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Free
Capital Area Career Center 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL, United States

This workshop will break down the Google Educator Level 1 Certification into smaller segments while preparing you to take the exam. Each segment will cover different Google-related topics, including Chrome and Slides, Drive and Docs, Gmail and Calendar, Classroom and Meet, Forms and Sheets, and test prep tips.

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

Declutter My Digital Life

Fri. June 14, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | $20
ISC 2 West Cook Office 415 Lexington St, Maywood, IL, United States

Join us to discover a tech-forward way to work smarter and increase your efficiency - no matter what your day throws at you!

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

Apple Professional Learning Series: iMovie

Mon. June 17, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Lights...camera...action! It's time to bring your students' video-making aspirations to life with iMovie. Join us to explore this video composition program's core features , including those your students can use to create and share movies of their own. Along the way, we'll also demonstrate how to create a movie that includes titles, music, and effects—all using videos and photos taken on your iPad.

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

Google’s Secret Menu – Creativity and Collaboration

Tue. June 18, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $40
ROE 49: Rock Island 3430 Avenue of The Cities, Moline, Illinois, USA

You know Docs, Slides, and Forms like the back of your hand. But did you know there are even more Google resources you can use to infuse creativity and collaboration into your classroom?

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

Apple Professional Learning Series: GarageBand

Mon. June 24, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

It's time to rock! Join us to explore GarageBand, Apple's built-in music creation program, and delve into how you can utilize it in the classroom. In particular, we'll explore how to create original music, add your voice, build loops and sound effects, and develop engaging audio stories - all in a user-friendly environment that requires little-to-no music composition experience.

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