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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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Use Tynker’s FREE NASA Projects to Hook Students on Coding

Online IL
Free

Tynker's NASA projects are a great way for teachers and students to try coding together, regardless of their experience level. Come try them out for yourself and discover how you can use these standards-aligned projects to foster your students interest in space exploration and passion for computer science learning.

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Daniel Rezac
Daniel Rezac
Senior Education Partnerships Lead, Tykner

2022 Digital Literacy Conference

Online IL
$25

Join teachers and other education stakeholders for a one-day virtual conference centered on this new literacy, with presenters offering their views on how to best integrate digital literacy into instruction across several subject areas.

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Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center

STEM Field Trip – Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

CU Community Fab Lab 1301 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois
Free

Visit the Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab, an education-centered makerspace on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Fab Lab staff will lead participants through a tour of the space, introducing tool areas alongside projects, curriculum, and learning outcomes.

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

Drones in the Classroom

ROE #11 730 7th Street, Charleston, IL
$135

As drones continue to grow in both popularity and functionality, businesses are rapidly expanding their uses of unmanned aerial vehicles. As we look for new ways to prepare our students […]

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Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

ROE 34: Lake County 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois
$40

Can your students spot fake news? Do they know how to evaluate research sources for veracity? Are they aware of how social media works and its impact on their everyday lives? They'll need to be able to do all three (and more) to become successful digital citizens, and that starts today, in our digitally-connected classrooms.

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

IL Ed Tech Coaches Meeting- September

Online IL
Free

Join educational technology coaches around the state to share best practices and ask questions. Each month we'll share updates and resources and explore topics that focus on the pedagogy of coaching.

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Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center

EdTech for All: Creating Accessible Digital Content

Online IL
Free

Is your digital content truly accessible to all students, including those with visual/hearing/motor impairments or neurodiversity? Digital accessibility is an imperative if we want to close the digital divide. Join us to discover how you can intentionally and thoughtfully infuse robust accessibility into your content creation workflow using research-backed practices and edtech tools.

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

Press “Start” on your District’s Esports Program

Online IL
$15

You've heard about it in the news. Your students have been begging for it. Now it's time to finally pick up the controller and hit "start" on your district's esports program. But what are you supposed to do if you're starting at Level 1?

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

Drones in the Classroom

Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery Regional Office of Education #3 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois
$135

Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop.

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Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Get in the Game! Three Levels of Gamification

Online IL
Free

Are you looking for a reliable way to engage students? Do you want to do less work but have a greater impact? Gamification might hold the secret to advancing the way your students learn and play in your classroom. Come discover how!

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David Lerch
David Lerch
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Marissa Community Unit School District 40

AA#1788 Connected Leaders: Leveraging the Power of Social Networks

South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois
$210

By leveraging social media, educational leaders can connect with experts across their communities and the world to expand their perspectives, build relationships, and create opportunities for student learning. Face-to-face networks provide leaders with opportunities to engage local peers in deeper conversations about the educational landscape. Understanding the social media landscape will also equip leaders to […]

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Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center