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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Literacy Solutions in Microsoft Teams for Education

Fri. November 11, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

Digital reading tools can help learners explore their full potential and engage with curricular content at a deeper level. Educators can also utilize these tools to support students at all reading levels, ensuring every student can participate in the lesson with the proper level of digital scaffolding. Looking for a reliable set of digital reading […]

Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education
Global Training Partner, Microsoft

Apple Learning Coach

Fri. November 11, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Learn all about the Apple Learning Coach Program. Apple Learning Coach is a free program that trains an instructional coach or other educator to help teachers get more out of Apple technology.

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

Integrate SEL with the Apps you Already Use!

Mon. November 14, 2022 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am | Free
Online IL

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is vitally important to our student's success and well-being in school and beyond. Through it, students learn to better engage with their emotions, foster empathy toward others and maintain supportive relationships that will serve them throughout life. SEL is becoming a mainstay in many classrooms, and you may be wondering, how can I support student well-being in my classroom, and what role can technology play in that endeavor?

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

West 40 Ed Tech Coaches Network Meeting – November 2022

Mon. November 14, 2022 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
West Cook ISC 2 4413 Roosevelt Rd Ste 104, Hillside, Illinois

Join your fellow edtech coaches and specialists 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

Navigating the New Computer Literacy Standards

Tue. November 15, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $40
ROE 44: McHenry 2200 N Seminary Ave, Woodstock, Illinois

This session is great for administrators planning to implement the standards, teachers who are teaching the standards, and any educator interested in finding new ways to integrate technology into their classroom.

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

Tech Leadership Meeting ROE #48

Tue. November 15, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Free
Online IL

Area technology coordinators, directors, administrators, and tech coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around edtech topics and trends. Participants' contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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

Social Emotional Learning Monthly Check-In

Tue. November 15, 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

Transform Classroom Engagement with Book Creator

Tue. November 15, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Want to support your students' creative capabilities and help them become amazing content creators? Book Creator can do that and more while engaging your students so effectively that they'll *want* to keep working on assignments months after they are due out of sheer interest. Come explore Book Creator with a member of the app's education […]

Jon Smith
Jon Smith
Teacher Success Manager, Book Creator

Sphero Teacher Workshop

Wed. November 16, 2022 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | Free
Dupo Junior/Senior High School 600 Louisa Ave, Dupo, IL

This in-person event will feature hands-on sessions relevant to K-12 educators, principals, and district level administrators with a focus on Sphero Education’s vertical alignment/continuum of platforms to teach coding and STEM in the classroom.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

Be Connected: Remote Access

Wed. November 16, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Free
Online IL

How does your team remotely access a teacher's computer? How do you handle remote access to HVAC or other sensitive systems from outside your network? What additional protections are you implementing to ensure these remote access points don't become weak points in your cybersecurity posture?

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Chris Wherley
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center

ROE 35 Technology Round Table

Wed. November 16, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
Illinois Valley Community College 815 N Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL

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. 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.

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

Tech Tools Bootcamp: Digitally Packaging Curriculum with Google Sites

Wed. November 16, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

As your school transitions to the new normal of blended learning, save time and your sanity by packaging your online assignments! This workshop will explore the concept of digitally packaging online content, as well as how you can easily accomplish it using Google Sites. With packaged content, students will have everything they need to learn online in one place, saving you valuable instruction time and streamlining your lesson planning workflow. It's even handy for organizing absent!

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

Computer Literacy and Computer Science in the Classroom Series: Diving into CS

Thu. November 17, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Join us as we break down standards into easy-to-understand chunks, including the computational skills and competencies addressed in the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 standard sets. We’ll also highlight several best practices your district can use today to start incorporating CS concepts into any classroom or content area.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center