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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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E-Rate 471 Workshop

Wed. February 21, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm |
Online IL, United States

Learn and complete phase two of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour virtual session will cover Form 471 and the information needed to successfully complete it, including recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s).

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

Everything Esports

Thu. February 22, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Building an esports facility can seem like a daunting task. There are lots of questions and unknowns that new programs need to figure out in order to set their teams up for success.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Jarrod Rackauskas
Jarrod Rackauskas
Head Coach, Esports, Heartland Community College
Josh Knutson
Josh Knutson
Gravity Gaming Solutions Director, ByteSpeed
Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Technology Director, Liberty CUSD 2

AI and ChatGPT: An Introduction for Teachers

Tue. February 27, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | $40
Illinois Valley Community College 815 N Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL, United States

Join us as we dive into the the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential applications in education. During this workshop, educators will learn about the basics of AI functionality, its benefits and limitations, and how AI tools can be used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning opportunities.

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

E-Rate 471 Workshop

Tue. February 27, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm |
Online IL, United States

Learn and complete phase two of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour virtual session will cover Form 471 and the information needed to successfully complete it, including recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s).

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

Navigating the Computer Literacy Standards

Tue. February 27, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Free
ROE 45: Monroe/Randolph 107 E Mill St, Waterloo, Illinois, USA

In this session, we’ll explore what computer literacy is, the K-12 Computer Literacy Knowledge and Skill Continuum, and how you can bring computer literacy into your classroom. We will explore how both new tools and some you may already know can be utilized to fulfill these standards.

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

Digital Whiteboard Magic: Mastering Google Jamboard for Effective Collaboration

Wed. February 28, 2024 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

Join us to discover how you can leverage Jamboard's powerful tools to facilitate collaborative learning experiences that captivate your students' attention and foster active participation. Take the first step toward transforming your classroom into a vibrant hub of interactive learning, starting with your new favorite virtual whiteboard.

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

Keeping Up with Google Keep

Wed. February 28, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

Come discover how to effectively use Google Keep to boost your productivity and keep track of your ideas and tasks.

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

Harnessing AI Tools for Dynamic Classroom Content Creation

Thu. February 29, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Kaskasia College Salem Learning Center 1475 West Whittaker St, Salem, 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

Google Level 2 Certification

Thu. February 29, 2024 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Free
Goodwill Commons 2319 E War Memorial Dr, Peoria

Are you ready to advance your use of Google's educational tools and add a recognized credential to your CV? Join this Google Educator Level 2 certification workshop and discover what it takes to pass the certification exam.

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

E-Rate 471 Workshop

Mon. March 4, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm |
Online IL, United States

Learn and complete phase two of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour virtual session will cover Form 471 and the information needed to successfully complete it, including recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s).

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

Declutter Your Digital Life

Mon. March 4, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

There’s a better way to work! This workshop for daily Google Workspace users will help you develop a workflow to improve efficiency, cut down on the clutter, and help you get more done each day. We’ll practice strategies that help you prioritize tasks, organize files, manage emails, collect and analyze data, and run efficient meetings. Most of our focus will be on Google Workspace tools such as Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Keep, Tasks, and Chrome. This workshop will also combine tech tips with strategic choices that will help you improve efficiency and work smarter.

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

Tue. March 5, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Free
White County Extension Center 1715 College Ave, Carmi

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