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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Take Coding to the Sky with Drones!

Wed. April 17, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | $250
ROE 50: St. Clair 1000 S Illinois St, Belleville, Illinois, USA

Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop.

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

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

ROE 51 Tech Leadership Meeting

Thu. April 18, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
ROE 51: Menard/Sangamon 2201 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL

Curious about the hottest trends in edtech? Share your voice and network with colleagues at our open discussion!

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

West 40 Ed Tech Network Meeting

Thu. April 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
ISC 2 West Cook Office 415 Lexington St, Maywood, United States

Join your fellow school Ed Tech professionals from West 40 schools to discuss coaching, teaching, technology, and more! We will meet in person to facilitate discussion and sharing of resources. Bring your ideas, questions, concerns, strategies, and anything else you'd like to share or discuss.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, 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

ROE 17 Tech Leadership Meeting

Tue. April 23, 2024 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Free
ROE 17: DeWitt/Livingston/Logan/McLean 201 E. Grove Street, Suite 300, Bloomington, IL

Curious about the hottest trends in edtech? Share your voice and network with colleagues at our open discussion!

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

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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ROE 44 Technology Roundtable

Tue. April 23, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
McHenry County Community Foundation 33 E. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools.

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

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

ROE 30 Educational Technology Roundtable

Wed. April 24, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
ROE 30 Annex 819 Walnut, Murphysboro, United States

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

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