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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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

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

Apple Professional Learning

Mon. May 6, 2024 | 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us as we explore Apple Teacher, a free, self-paced, professional learning program for educators—designed to help you make the most of your iPad and Apple apps for teaching and learning. Together with colleagues and Apple Leadership Executives, you’ll explore new resources and work to earn iPad badges to become recognized as an Apple Teacher.

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

Flipping the Classroom with Screencasting and Video Editing

Tue. May 7, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Free
White County Extension Center 1715 College Ave, Carmi, IL, United States

Are you an educator looking to transform your teaching approach and create a more engaging and student-centered learning environment? This interactive workshop is designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively implement popular screencasting and video editing tools like Screencastify, WeVideo, and Edpuzzle in order to flip their curriculum and revolutionize the way they deliver lessons.

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

Apple Professional Learning Series: iPad Basics

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

A world of educational potential is just a touch away with an iPad in hand. Join us to explore your iPad's built in features and apps - especially those that can streamline your teaching workflows and provide new ways to create and share content.

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

Navigating the Digital Seas our Students & Children Explore

Thu. May 16, 2024 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us as we chart technology's profound impact on today's students and their developing brains. On this voyage, we'll explore how digital media, social medial, computer literacy, and AI all intersect with daily life for today's youth. Along the way, we'll also uncover how digital stressors contribute to negative mental health and discuss strategies for supporting our children's mental wellness - even as they are raised in an era vastly different from the one we grew up in.

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

Navigating the Digital Seas our Students & Children Explore

Thu. May 16, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us as we chart technology's profound impact on today's students and their developing brains. On this voyage, we'll explore how digital media, social medial, computer literacy, and AI all intersect with daily life for today's youth. Along the way, we'll also uncover how digital stressors contribute to negative mental health and discuss strategies for supporting our children's mental wellness - even as they are raised in an era vastly different from the one we grew up in.

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

Apple Professional Learning Series: Keynote

Mon. May 20, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

It's time to take the main stage with Apple's Keynote. Join us to explore how you and your students can use Keynote to illustrate concepts, demonstrate learning, and animate processes - all in a single user-friendly presentation app.

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