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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

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

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

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!

Creating Dazzling Graphics: A Teacher’s Guide to Canva & Adobe Express

Wed. January 24, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

Have you noticed the beautiful graphics educators are using in the classroom these days? It isn't magic; they're just using a pair of digital tools that make it simple and easy to make all your teaching materials visually appealing, starting with just one click.

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

Makerspace Starter Kit

Thu. January 25, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $25
Online IL, United States

This workshop will provide you a structured protocol for planning, designing, and fully stocking your makerspace to best meet the needs of YOUR students at YOUR school. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, we’ll share the questions you need to be asking and the research you’ll want to complete in order to tailor the space to your needs.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center
Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Human-Centered Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center

3D Printing for Educators

Mon. January 29, 2024 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA

Innovative problem solvers are using 3D printing in every industry, from medicine to construction to space exploration. 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

Concerns Surrounding Artificial Intelligence in Schools

Mon. January 29, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm |
Online IL, United States

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing education. While AI has the potential to revolutionize learning, there are also potential downsides that need to be considered. This workshop will discuss the risks of AI and how to deal with them in your classroom.

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