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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AI and ChatGPT: An Introduction for Educators

Mon. September 11, 2023 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us as we delve into the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its incredible potential in education. This workshop offers educators a comprehensive exploration of AI's fundamentals, advantages, and limitations, along with invaluable insights into leveraging AI tools to elevate teaching and learning experiences in the classroom.

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

IL Ed Tech Coaches September 2023

Mon. September 11, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join instructional technology coaches from across Illinois during our monthly virtual meetings to connect with other coaches, brainstorm, and share resources.

Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center

CS & STEM Networking Meeting

Mon. September 11, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Teachers, administrators, and curriculum stakeholders are invited to attend, as well CS & STEM educators of all experience levels and at all grade levels. Whether you're just starting out or interested in taking your district's CS & STEM program to the next level, this networking group will help you achieve your goals!

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

Declutter Your Digital Life

Tue. September 12, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am | $25
Online IL, United States

There’s a better way to work! This workshop for daily Google Workspace users will help you improve efficiency, cut down on the clutter, and get more done each day.

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

Inspiring Students to Pursue STEM Careers

Tue. September 12, 2023 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm | Free
Galesburg Community Foundation Conference Center 246 E Main St Suite 101, Galesburg, IL, United States

In this workshop, we'll explore LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential and SPIKE Prime, two parts of the LEGO® Education Learning System that can help educators bring hands-on STEM learning to life in their classrooms. Throughout the session, you'll get also get hands-on with these resources and discover how LEGO's coding and robotics lessons can both grab students' interest and expose them to a variety of science-based, future-ready career pathways.

Dr. Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
Dr. Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
Solution Architect , LEGO Education

West 40 Ed Tech Network Meeting

Tue. September 12, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
West Cook ISC 2 4413 Roosevelt Rd Ste 104, Hillside, Illinois, USA

Join your fellow school Ed Tech professionals from West 40 schools to discuss coaching, teaching, technology, and more!

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

Addressing Social Media, Current Events, and Tech in Schools

Tue. September 12, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

How can teachers and education leaders stay ahead of the curve on cyberbullying? Join us for an empowering and interactive discussion geared toward helping K-12 educators understand these challenges and implement proven strategies already in use in several innovative school districts.

Chelsea Lopez
Chelsea Lopez
Sr. Partnerships Specialist, The Social Institute

Inspiring Students to Pursue STEAM Careers Early on, Building Confidence!

Wed. September 13, 2023 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm |
ROE 17: DeWitt/Livingston/Logan/McLean 201 E. Grove Street, Suite 300, Bloomington, IL

In this session, you will be the one getting hands-on as you explore what LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential and SPIKE Prime have to offer for "bringing objects to life" in the classroom.

Dr. Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
Dr. Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
Solution Architect , LEGO Education

ROE 13 Educational Technology Roundtable

Wed. September 13, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Kaskasia College Salem Learning Center 1475 West Whittaker St, Salem, 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, 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

Be Connected: Tech Podcasts

Wed. September 13, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Hey, heard any good podcasts lately? We have a few, so grab your favorite headphones and tune into this week's Be Connected to chat about the captivating world of technology podcasts.

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

DigLitCon: Digital Literacy Conference

Thu. September 14, 2023 - |
NIU Naperville 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, United States

Explore digital literacy during a one-day professional learning opportunity for teachers, administrators, technology coaches, and library media specialists.

Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center

Minecraft Education Edition: Building your Knowledge Brick by Brick

Thu. September 14, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Interested in Minecraft but don’t know where to start? Join us for this exciting and fast-paced webinar on how to get started with Minecraft Edu.

Dr. Katrina Adkins
Dr. Katrina Adkins
Vice President, US Academic Esports