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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3D Printing for Educators

Thu. December 14, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $35
ROE 19: DuPage 421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Whether you’re thinking of buying your first printer, or you have a few that are not being used to their full potential, this workshop will give you the foundation needed to implement 3D printing in your educational environment.

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

E-Rate 470 Virtual Workshop

Thu. December 14, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand - all from the convenience of your office or living room!

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

ROE 4 Technology Round Table

Thu. December 14, 2023 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
ROE 4: Boone/Winnebago 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, 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.

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

Sparkling Digital Serenity: Decluttering Your Digital Life for the Holidays

Thu. December 14, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | $20
Online IL, United States

Amidst the festive December spirit, let's unwrap a gift that keeps giving – a clutter-free digital life! Join us for a joyful session tailored for educators as we embark on a journey to declutter your digital world.

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

ROE 47 Technology Roundtable

Fri. December 15, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
ROE 47: Lee/Ogle/Whiteside 1001 W 23rd St, Sterling, Illinois, USA

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

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

ROE 40 Educational Technology Roundtable

Tue. December 19, 2023 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
ROE 40 Carlinville Office 225 E Nicholas St, Carlinville, 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, teachers, 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.

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

Library Media Specialist Networking Meeting

Wed. December 20, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Discuss challenges, ask questions, and share experiences with other library media specialists from across Illinois during each month's online meeting.

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

Be Connected: Unplugging and Personal Wellness

Wed. December 20, 2023 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Everyone needs to unplug every now and then, especially K-12 tech team members who spend long days up to their necks in wires and screens. How can we maintain our personal wellness and mental health while balancing the demands of our important work?

Tune into this week's Be Connected for a refreshing look at personal wellness and what it means to "unplug" when your job requires you to be at a computer day in and day out. We'll be joined by LTC technology coach and SEL expert Anne Kasa, who will highlight several effective wellness techniques and strategies you can use to "unplug" when you've reached your technology exposure limit.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Jared Lynn
Jared Lynn
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center
Duane Shaffer
Duane Shaffer
Network and Information Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Intro to AI in Education

Mon. January 8, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Payson High School 420 W. Brainard St., Payson, IL, United States

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.

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

How to Best Use Different Artificial Intelligence Tools in Education

Mon. January 8, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Don't know if AI tools have a place in your classroom? Join us to delve further into education-focused AI tools that can help your streamline your lesson planning and curricular content creation while making assessment more personalized for your students.

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

E-Rate 470 Virtual Workshop

Tue. January 9, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand - all from the convenience of your office or living room!

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

CS & STEM Networking Meeting

Tue. January 9, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

It's a hot topic, so let's talk about it! What do you know about AI? What do you WANT to know about AI? How do you use it, and how do you teach students to utilize AI both productively and ethically?

Join us this month for a timely conversation centered on artificial intelligence emerging role in education, as well as about how AI may change the way we teach computer science topics.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center