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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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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

SummIT

Tue. June 11, 2024 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | $100
University of Illinois- Campus Instructional Facility 1405 W Springfield, Urbana, IL, United States

Gain valuable insights and practical strategies for tackling the toughest IT issues facing your school district while connecting with fellow tech directors and IT staff in a collaborative environment.

Unleashing the Power of AI in Education

Tue. June 11, 2024 | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm | Free
Indian Trail Junior High 222 N. Kennedy Drive, Addison, United States

Throughout the day, attendees will hear expert insights on AI use and policy from a variety of specialists, including the LTC's Eric Santos. Register today to ensure your classroom or school is prepared to safely and efficiently harness this multi-faceted edtech innovation.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, 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

Utilizing Educational Websites to Engage Your Students

Fri. June 14, 2024 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am | Free
Online IL, United States

This workshop will help you discover some of the many free internet resources available, as well as how you can integrate these digital resources into existing curriculum.

During this session, you will also have time to explore different sites and evaluate which might be best suited to your students' needs and interests.

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

Intro to AI in the Classroom

Fri. June 28, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Capital Area Career Center 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL, United States

Join us as we cut through the AI buzz and how we can use AI platforms to personalize student learning and help you in the classroom.

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

Canva in the Classroom

Fri. June 28, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
Capital Area Career Center 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL, United States

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. Along the way, they'll also discover how to use templates and pre-made graphics to save time and effort on every lesson plan.

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

CS PD Week 2024

Mon. July 8, 2024 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | $400 – $1200
Liberty Leadership Middle School 6327 N Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL, United States Minor Outlying Islands

Join fellow K-12 CS educators for a 5-day learning experience centered on building prosperous computer science programs in every Illinois school district.

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