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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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Flipping the Classroom with Screencasting and Video Editing

Tue. May 7, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Free
White County Extension Center 1715 College Ave, Carmi, IL, United States

Are you an educator looking to transform your teaching approach and create a more engaging and student-centered learning environment? This interactive workshop is designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively implement popular screencasting and video editing tools like Screencastify, WeVideo, and Edpuzzle in order to flip their curriculum and revolutionize the way they deliver lessons.

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

Unpacking the New Illinois Computer Science Standards

Wed. June 5, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us for this workshop, where we'll open up the new K-12 Computer Science learning standards and break them into digestible and actionable segments.

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

Bring 3D Printing into your Classrooms

Thu. June 6, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | $170
ROE 47: Lee/Ogle/Whiteside 1001 W 23rd St, Sterling, Illinois, USA

Innovative problem solvers are using 3D printing in every industry, from medicine to construction to space exploration. Teach your students to design for the future by adding 3D printing to your curriculum!

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

A Beginner’s Guide to AI for Educators

Wed. July 24, 2024 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Free
Five Points Washington 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington

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.

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

Navigating Digital Waters: From Well-Being to Thriving

Thu. July 25, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am | Free
Five Points Washington 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington

Join us as we explore practical strategies for maintaining digital well-being, including resources to help students practice balancing technology use - for school and for entertainment - with their individual mental health.

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

Smart and Savvy Online Learning in the AI Era

Thu. July 25, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
Five Points Washington 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington

Join us to learn and practice techniques for assessing the quality and reliability of online information and sources provided by AI. Along the way, we'll also explore several tools and strategies you can integrate into your research-centered classroom activities and digital citizenship curriculum.

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

SOPPA/SDPC Refresher and Updates

Tue. September 17, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Now that SOPPA is a mainstay for Illinois K-12 schools, maintaining your school's data privacy policies and procedures remains as important as ever. Join us for several SOPPA updates, including how districts should continue creating and organizing their data privacy agreements.

Duane Shaffer
Duane Shaffer
Network and Information Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Coding Across the Curriculum with LEGO®: Elementary and Early Learning

Thu. September 26, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Free
ROE 11: Clark/Coles/Cumberland/Douglas/Edgar/Moultrie/Shelby 730 7th St, Charleston, 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.

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

Coding Across the Curriculum with LEGO® for Middle School and Beyond

Thu. September 26, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
ROE 11: Clark/Coles/Cumberland/Douglas/Edgar/Moultrie/Shelby 730 7th St, Charleston, 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. Each session will also discuss connections to careers so you will have an innovative way to address career readiness within your districts.

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