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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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Using Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Elementary Classrooms

Mon. November 27, 2023 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Your classroom could use a little AI magic! Join us to explore how artificial intelligence tools can enhance learning in your elementary classroom by personalizing learning, automating tasks, and creating engaging learning experiences.

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

E-Rate 470 Virtual Workshop

Tue. November 28, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand - all from the convenience of your office or living room!

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

Artificial Intelligence in Your Classroom

Tue. November 28, 2023 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | $20
South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA

Artificial intelligence is here, and unlike what you’ve seen in the movies, AI isn’t coming to destroy humans – it’s coming to disrupt our classrooms. Should educators be afraid, excited, or both? Can educators embrace AI’s potential while ensuring their students still learn the value of creating original work?

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

Harnessing AI as a Teacher’s Companion Part 2

Tue. November 28, 2023 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | $40
ROE 16: DeKalb 2500 N Annie Glidden Rd Ste C, Dekalb, Illinois, USA

Join us for part two of our two-part series on artificial intelligence's emerging role in education.

In this session, we'll shift our focus from understanding AI to exploring how it can become an invaluable ally for educators. Discover practical applications, strategies, and real-world examples of how AI can empower teachers, enhance the learning experience, and streamline administrative tasks.

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

What’s the Deal with Artificial Intelligence in Education?

Wed. November 29, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | $30
Online IL, United States

Join us for the first part of our two-part series, "What's the Deal with Artificial Intelligence in Education?" In this session, we'll delve into the fascinating world of AI, uncovering its background and demystifying how it works in easy-to-understand terms. From there, we'll embark on a journey that unveils AI's transformative potential in education, both now and in the future.

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

Everyone’s an Influencer: Bring Social Media Influencer Style into Your Class

Wed. November 29, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

Do your students want to be influencers or YouTubers? While the influencer lifestyle may look easy and glamorous, the reality is, it's a lot of work and there are real skills involved with the end product.

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

Harnessing AI as a Teacher’s Companion

Wed. November 29, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | $30
McHenry County Community Foundation 33 E. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

Join us for part two of our two-part series on artificial intelligence's emerging role in education.

In this session, we'll shift our focus from understanding AI to exploring how it can become an invaluable ally for educators. Discover practical applications, strategies, and real-world examples of how AI can empower teachers, enhance the learning experience, and streamline administrative tasks.

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

3D Printing for Educators

Thu. November 30, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 44: McHenry 2200 N Seminary Ave, Woodstock, Illinois, USA

Teach your students to design for the future by adding 3D printing to your curriculum!

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

AI in Education: Applications and Policies

Thu. November 30, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Now that you have learned about the basics of AI in educations, let's have a conversation about how you are using it to simplify or enhance your workflow. We'll also save time to discuss how your district is implementing AI use policies, as well as what considerations and concerns are informing those policies at this stage.

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

STEM Showcase Event

Fri. December 1, 2023 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Free
Five Points Washington 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington

This month, we'll be showcasing STEM education during our time together. There will be hands-on opportunities to interact with 3D Printers, VR Equipment, Robotics, Interactive Flat Panels, and more! Also, learn how these tools are incorporated in schools.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Kelli Ballard
Kelli Ballard
Professional Development Coordinator, ROE 53: Mason/Tazewell/Woodford

Using AI to Enhance Junior High and High School Classrooms

Mon. December 4, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Your classroom could use a little AI magic! Join us to explore how artificial intelligence tools can enhance learning in your grade 6-12 classroom by personalizing learning, automating tasks, and creating engaging learning experiences.

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

Take your Class to Hyperspeed with Hyperdocs

Mon. December 4, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us for an innovative workshop focused on harnessing the power of Google Hyperdocs to revolutionize the way you create interactive learning experiences for your students.

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