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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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Newline Q Series Training

Wed. September 6, 2023 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Want to see one of the most popular educational interactive displays in action? Join us for a hands-on look at Newline's Q Series panel.

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

Cybersecurity for Educators

Thu. September 7, 2023 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Cyber attacks on schools are on the rise, and school staff are one of the most common targets. What can you as an educator do to keep your professional data and your district safe?

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

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

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

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

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

Coding across the Curriculum with LEGO® Education

Thu. September 14, 2023 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Join us for an interactive session focused on LEGO Education Learning System, including how it can bring computer science learning to life in your classroom. Through this system, students learn to work collaboratively and solve problems creatively - all while "playing" with a familiar set of tools that are easy to manage.

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

Coding Across the Curriculum with LEGO® Education

Mon. September 18, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 49: Rock Island 3430 Avenue of The Cities, Moline, Illinois, USA

Come explore the learning progression of solutions within the LEGO® Education Learning Systems, from the PreK-KDG Early Learning Portfolio Solutions to the SPIKE Essential and SPIKE Prime solutions for K-12 classrooms.

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

AI and ChatGPT: An Introduction for Educators

Mon. September 18, 2023 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | $35
ROE 12 PD Training Center 300 W Main St, Robinson, IL

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

Coding Across the Curriculum with LEGO® Education

Tue. September 19, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 28: Bureau/Henry/Stark 107 S State St, Atkinson, Illinois, USA

Come explore the learning progression of solutions within the LEGO® Education Learning Systems, from the PreK-KDG Early Learning Portfolio Solutions to the SPIKE Essential and SPIKE Prime solutions for K-12 classrooms.

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

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

Tue. September 19, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | $35
Online IL, United States

Join us as we explore technology's impact on today’s students and their developing brains. Along the way, we’ll dig into other contributing factors to the current student mental health crisis and what we, as educators, can do to make positive changes at school that impact our student’s overall well-being.

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