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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Tech Leadership Meeting

Fri. March 1, 2024 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Free
Limestone SD 4201 Airport Road, Peoria, IL, United States

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Kelli Ballard
Kelli Ballard
Professional Development Coordinator, ROE 53: Mason/Tazewell/Woodford

ROE 35 Technology Round Table

Mon. March 4, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
Illinois Valley Community College 815 N Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL, United States

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

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

CS & STEM Networking Meeting

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

You’ve got the lessons. You've got the pathways. Now, it's time to consider the (maker)space you'll need to bring so many of your hands-on STEM learning goals to life.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, 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

IL Ed Tech Coaches March 2024

Tue. March 5, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join instructional technology coaches from across Illinois during our monthly virtual meetings to connect with other coaches, brainstorm, and share resources.

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

ROE 28 Technology Round Table

Tue. March 5, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
ROE 28: Bureau/Henry/Stark 107 S State St, Atkinson, Illinois, USA

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

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

Aligning Strategic Goals with Instructional Technology Coaching

Tue. March 5, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Instructional technology coaches can help your district bridge the gap toward professional development and tech integration goals. Learn how and discover how the LTC's coaching program can bring affordable coaching to your district.

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

Creative Coding with Microbits and Makey Makeys

Wed. March 6, 2024 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA

Take computer science “off-screen” by engaging students in creative coding projects while building their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Experience Microbits and Makey Makeys, two amazingly simple and inexpensive tools to combine coding with “making”.

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

ROE 9 Tech Networking Meeting

Wed. March 6, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
GCMS District Office 307 N Sangamon Ave, Gibson City, United States

Whether you're new to edtech or a seasoned expert, you have a voice at this table. Join us each month and walk away better prepared to support technology in your district.

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

Intro to AI in Education

Wed. March 6, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm | Free
ROE 17: DeWitt/Livingston/Logan/McLean 201 E. Grove Street, Suite 300, Bloomington, IL

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?

Join us as we cut through the AI buzz and examine the implications of artificial intelligence in an educational setting. In particular, we’ll focus on how recently released and forthcoming AI tools could impact how students learn and create going forward, as well as how educators can stay ahead of the curve with ready-to-use AI resources.

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