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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ROE 11 Tech Networking Meeting

Mon. September 25, 2023 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am | Free
Mattoon High School 2521 Walnut Ave, Mattoon, United States

Area technology coordinators, directors, building admins, and coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas. Their contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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

Declutter My Digital Life

Mon. September 25, 2023 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | $15
Online IL, United States

This workshop will combine tech tips with strategic choices that will help you improve efficiency and work smarter. Participants should bring a laptop or Chromebook to the workshop to practice the skills as they learn.

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

Brainology: The Impact of Technology on Student Brains & Mental Health

Tue. September 26, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Students today are facing unique challenges to their mental health. Between the challenges of digital learning, living through a historic pandemic, and just being a young person, these stressors will shape and impact these students’ futures, both in and out of school. How can educators manage some of those stressors, and what role does technology play in those solutions?

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

Canva + Greenscreen = Magic!

Tue. September 26, 2023 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us to learn about how you can utilize Canva's background removal feature to make full use of a green screen. With these powers combined, you can help students sharpen their production skills and transport themselves to anywhere their imagination can carry them.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Stu Jernigan
Stu Jernigan
Customer Engagement Specialist, WeVideo

Kami: Tips, Tricks, and Everything New

Tue. September 26, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Your favorite all-in-one learning platform continues to improve! Join a member of the Kami team to hear about all of the new features launched this past year, including in-app video recording, drawing tool improvements, audio annotations, and more.

Belsa Rios
Belsa Rios
Teacher Success Champion, Kami

Be Connected: SDPC Workflow/Cleanup

Wed. September 27, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Managing data privacy contracts can be a time-consuming hassle. Luckily, Illinois school districts have access to the SDPC database, a free tool for helping K-12 districts archive data privacy contracts and comply with SOPPA.

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

Declutter My Digital Life

Wed. September 27, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

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

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

Become an AI-Enhanced Super Teacher

Thu. September 28, 2023 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am | $35
ROE 19: DuPage 421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Join this workshop to learn what all the hype is about, how to harness the power of AI, and how to help your students use it as a tool for good.

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

ROE 28 Technology Round Table

Thu. September 28, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
ROE 28: Bureau/Henry/Stark 107 S State St, Atkinson, Illinois, USA

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

ROE 16 Technology Round Table

Mon. October 2, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
ROE 16: DeKalb 2500 N Annie Glidden Rd Ste C, Dekalb, Illinois, USA

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

Be Connected: Robotics Programs

Tue. October 3, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Coming to you with a special Tuesday edition, this week's Be Connected is plunging into the eye-opening world of robotics education with special guest, Lisa Schwartz!

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Jared Lynn
Jared Lynn
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center
Duane Shaffer
Duane Shaffer
Network and Information Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

West 40 Ed Tech Network Meeting

Tue. October 3, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
Oak Park and River Forest High School 201 Scoville Ave, Oak Park, IL, United States

Join your fellow school Ed Tech professionals 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