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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Harnessing AI Tools for Dynamic Classroom Content Creation

Wed. January 17, 2024 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm | Free
ROE 40 Carlinville Office 225 E Nicholas St, Carlinville, 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

Declutter My Digital Life

Wed. January 17, 2024 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | $15
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

ROE 21 Educational Technology Roundtable

Thu. January 18, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

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

IL Ed Tech Coaches January 2024

Thu. January 18, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 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

Hey Google, What’s New?

Thu. January 18, 2024 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | $15
Online IL, United States

Google has made some exciting updates to the apps you use every day. This workshop will explore new features in Google Workspace Apps over the last several months, with a sneak preview of upcoming changes.

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

ROE 47 Exploring EdTech Summit

Fri. January 19, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm |
Sauk Valley Community College 173 IL Rt 2, Dixon, IL, United States

Calling ALL educators! Join the LTC and ROE team for a fun, fast-paced exploration of cutting-edge tools, product updates, and emergent edtech trends! There are sessions for elementary, secondary, media specialists and all general educators. There will be a "Hack-A-Thon in the afternoon for hands-on exploration and learning.

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

From Ideas to Creation:Bringing Practical Maker Applications to the Content Area

Mon. January 22, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Kaskasia College Salem Learning Center 1475 West Whittaker St, Salem, IL, United States

Are you an educator interested in incorporating practical maker applications into your classroom teaching? This session will provide hands-on experience and guidance on how to bring maker activities to the classroom, giving teachers the tools they need to help students develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation skills.

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

ROE 16 Technology Round Table

Mon. January 22, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |
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

Artificial Intelligence in Your Classroom

Tue. January 23, 2024 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am | $30
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

Hack Your Curriculum: Create Digital Lessons in Seconds with AI

Tue. January 23, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us as we explore the powerful world of MagicSchool and Curipod – revolutionary apps that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize lesson planning and content creation. These AI tools streamline the creation of lessons, allowing teachers to focus on fostering student engagement and critical thinking rather than spending valuable time designing and assembling materials.

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

7 Tips for Safe AI Use in K-12 Education

Tue. January 23, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Now's a perfect time to learn about how you can responsibly integrate AI into your classroom, starting with these seven strategies tailored toward safe and innovative AI use in educational environments.

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

Digitally Packaging Curriculum with Google Sites

Wed. January 24, 2024 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

As schools transition to the new normal of blended learning, save time and your sanity by packaging your online assignments! This workshop will explore the concept of digitally packaging all of your online content using Google Sites. Save yourself valuable instructional time and streamline your classroom workflow by packaging your assignments so that students have EVERYTHING they need in one place. This will save you so much time answering questions. It is also very handy for absent work and demanding parents. Come see how you can use Google Sites to create a digital content library for your class!