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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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Artificial Intelligence as your Teaching Superpower

Fri. March 22, 2024 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am | Free
Wolcott School 524 N Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Join us to discover the power of artificial intelligence and how it can enhance your daily teaching workflow. You don't need a cape or mask to unlock these powers, either - all you need is some curiosity to unlock strategies for automating repetitive tasks and developing engaging teaching content.

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

Google Drive Zen: Unleash Your Inner Organizer!

Fri. March 22, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | $20
Online IL, United States

Join us for an exciting adventure as we unveil the magic of effective organization in Google Drive. Say goodbye to lost files and endless scrolling. In this interactive session, we'll reveal the hidden treasures of folders, labels, and search filters. Whether you're a Google Drive novice or a seasoned pro, our journey will equip you with the skills to declutter, sort, and label your way to a streamlined digital sanctuary.

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

Harnessing AI Tools for Dynamic Classroom Content Creation

Tue. March 26, 2024 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Free
ROE 40: Jerseyville Office 201 W. Exchange, Jerseyville, United States

In this hands-on workshop, we will delve into the world of AI-powered content creation, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to transform your teaching materials into dynamic and interactive resources. We will guide you through various AI applications, demonstrating how to leverage them to develop captivating presentations, immersive simulations, personalized assessments, and interactive visual aids that cater to diverse learning styles.

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

Harnessing AI as your Personal Education Assistant

Wed. April 3, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm | $179
NIU Rockford 8500 E State St, Rockford, IL, United States

As a teacher or administrator, you know the value of personalized learning and efficient workflows. But as artificial intelligence (AI) tools continue to develop, are you still reaching your full efficiency potential?

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

Cybersecurity in K-12 Schools: Preparing for & Responding to Current Threats

Thu. April 4, 2024 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm | $100
DuPage Center for Professional Learning 503 N County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL

In this workshop, participants will gain insights into identifying and addressing cybersecurity incidents, crafting effective disaster recovery strategies, navigating the digital landscape with a robust cyber guide, and actively participating in a simulated incident response scenario. By the end of this session, you'll be better equipped to enhance your organization's cybersecurity posture, fostering resilience and preparedness against evolving cyber threats.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Duane Shaffer
Duane Shaffer
Network and Information Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Jared Lynn
Jared Lynn
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center

Take Coding to the Sky with Drones!

Fri. April 5, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | $25
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

Navigating the Computer Literacy Standards

Tue. April 9, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
ROE 30 Annex 819 Walnut, Murphysboro, United States

In this session, we’ll explore what computer literacy is, the K-12 Computer Literacy Knowledge and Skill Continuum, and how you can bring computer literacy into your classroom. We will explore how both new tools and some you may already know can be utilized to fulfill these standards.

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

Harnessing AI Tools for Dynamic Classroom Content Creation

Tue. April 9, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Free
White County Extension Center 1715 College Ave, Carmi, IL, United States

As technology continues to evolve, educators must adapt and integrate cutting-edge tools to engage the modern learner effectively. Unlock the potential of artificial intelligence to revolutionize your teaching approach and captivate your students!

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

CDW Amplified Google Admin Level 1 Certification Training

Wed. April 10, 2024 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | $300

This CDW Amplified Google Admin Level 1 Certification training will guide your IT staff through educational best practices and Google Workspace for Education Admin console skills and techniques.

Media Literacy in a Social Media World

Thu. April 11, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm | $40
ROE 28: Bureau/Henry/Stark 107 S State St, Atkinson, Illinois, USA

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 the future.

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

AI for Leadership Teams: Policy & Vision

Mon. April 15, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | $40
North Cook ISC 1 1001 E Touhy Ave, Suite 200, Des Plaines, IL

This workshop for K-12 School Leaders will provide an introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential applications in K-12 schools. Participants will learn the background of AI generative tools, the benefits and challenges of using AI in education, and get hands-on by creating examples that can be used immediately in their roles. We will discuss strategies for developing policy and establishing a vision for AI in school districts, and provide resources to guide your leadership.

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

Drones for Creativity and Computer Science

Tue. April 16, 2024 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $185
ROE 19: DuPage 421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop. To begin, we'll take to the skies as you learn to fly a drone manually as well as autonomously (via coding). You’ll then explore activities, curriculum, and tips for getting your students started on their first drone adventures.

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

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