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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ROE 11 Tech Networking Meeting

Wed. April 12, 2023 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am | Free
ROE 11: Clark/Coles/Cumberland/Douglas/Edgar/Moultrie/Shelby 730 7th St, Charleston, Illinois

Area technology coordinators, directors, building admins, and coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas. Their contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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

Circuitry Exploration with Papercrafts @ CU Community Fab Lab

Wed. April 12, 2023 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm | Free
CU Community Fab Lab 1301 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois

Not all making requires computers! Learn introductory circuitry and electronics concepts while building simple light-up circuits in pop-up cards.

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

Tech Tools Bootcamp: Creating Interactive Video Lessons with Edpuzzle

Wed. April 12, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Ready to provide your students with meaningful digital lessons? Join us for an introduction to and tour of EdPuzzle, where you'll learn how it can be used to engage your students in a snap. With EdPuzzle, teachers can easily create and edit interactive videos that feature open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, audio notes, voiceover comments, and much more. Join us to discover why many teachers today consider EdPuzzle their go-to tech tool!

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

Everyone’s an Influencer: Bring Social Media Influencer Style into your Class

Thu. April 13, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Free
ROE 45: Monroe/Randolph 107 E Mill St, Waterloo, Illinois

Do your students want to be influencers or YouTubers? Learn to leverage that passion with a set of online tools that can help students of all ages sharpen their influencing skill, with a focus on future career applicability.

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

Take Your Classroom to New Heights with Drones!

Tue. April 18, 2023 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | $160
Peoria Park District's Franciscan Recreation Complex 908 North Sterling Avenue, West Peoria, IL

Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and learn about essential drone terminology, safety issues, legal concerns, operational requirements, and drone model options + walk away with a drone of their own.

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

Social Emotional Learning Monthly Check-In

Tue. April 18, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

During this 1-hour workshop, you'll have a chance to explore how you can foster social-emotional learning through a variety of simple, accessible, technology-driven solutions. Join us each month for a new topic, as well the chance to network and ultimately, help our students grow into healthy, well-adjusted adults.

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

Digital Tattoos: Safely Navigating Growing Up in a Digital Age

Wed. April 19, 2023 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm | $40
ROE 49: Rock Island 3430 Avenue of The Cities, Moline, Illinois

Teachers and students are continually immersed in the digital world, and with that comes some potentially scary situations that they can be exposed to. In this session, we will look at how we, as teachers, can help educate our students to be safe digital citizens and, in turn, keep ourselves safe online as well. We will explore how to protect against common cybersecurity issues, navigate media literacy, and how to identify and avoid risky situations online. This workshop will help provide ideas and lessons for teachers implementing HB0234.

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

ROE 51 Tech Networking Meeting

Wed. April 19, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Capital Area Career Center 2201 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL

Area technology coordinators, directors, administrators, instructional technology leaders, and tech coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around edtech topics and trends

Be Connected: Backup Solutions

Wed. April 19, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm | Free
Online IL

This week on Be Connected: learn about variety of backup solutions tailored to an educational environment as well as best practices for rolling out a successful backup restoration.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Duane Shaffer
Duane Shaffer
Network and Information Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Tech Tools Bootcamp: Creating Accessible Presentations with Google Slides

Wed. April 19, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

As more learning takes place online, digital accessibility is a must. Learn how you can bring more digital accessibility into your classroom on this week's After-School Tech Tools Boot Camp, where we'll explore the qualities of creating digital curricular content that works for everyone. In particular, we'll focus in on several best practices for creating accessible titles, headings, formatting, hyperlinks, and visual content in Google Slides.

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

Take Your Classroom to New Heights with Drones!

Thu. April 20, 2023 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | $160
ROE 50: St. Clair 1000 S Illinois St, Belleville, Illinois

Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and learn about essential drone terminology, safety issues, legal concerns, operational requirements, and drone model options. Participants will also walk away a DJI Trello drone of their own to make implementing their newfound drone knowledge even easier.

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