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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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3D Printing for Educators

Thu. October 19, 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

Navigating the Computer Literacy Standards

Thu. October 19, 2023 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Kaskasia College Salem Learning Center 1475 West Whittaker St, Salem, IL, United States

This session is great for administrators planning to implement the standards, teachers who are teaching the standards, and any educator who would like to learn new ideas for integrating technology into their classroom.

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

Calendar Mastery: Streamline your Life with Google Calendar

Fri. October 20, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | $20
Online IL, United States

Are you tired of juggling appointments, events, and to-do lists? Join us for a captivating journey into the world of Google Calendar, where you'll learn the secrets to taming your schedule and conquering missed events.

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

Implementing the Computer Literacy Guidelines

Tue. October 24, 2023 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am | $35
ROE 19: DuPage 421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

ISBE has developed and released new computer literacy guidelines for use in all Illinois K-12 schools. In this workshop, we’ll explore what computer literacy is, ISBE's K-12 Computer Literacy Knowledge and Skill Continuum, and how you can bring computer literacy into your classrooms while meeting these new teaching requirements.

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

Drones in the Classroom

Tue. October 24, 2023 | 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | $140
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

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 EDU 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

Cybersecurity for Educators

Tue. October 24, 2023 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Cyber attacks on schools are on the rise, and school staff are one of the most common targets. What can you as an educator do to keep your professional data and your district safe?

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

AI and ChatGPT: An Introduction for Educators

Tue. October 31, 2023 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Join us as we delve into the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its incredible potential in education. This workshop offers educators a comprehensive exploration of AI's fundamentals, advantages, and limitations, along with invaluable insights into leveraging AI tools to elevate teaching and learning experiences in the classroom.

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

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Educators

Mon. November 6, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us as we cut through the AI buzz and examine the implications of artificial intelligence in an education 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

Declutter Your Digital Life

Mon. November 6, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

There’s a better way to work! This workshop for daily Google Workspace for Education users will help you develop workflows that improve efficiency, cut down on the clutter, and help you get more done each day.

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

Google’s Secret Gems

Tue. November 7, 2023 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am | $35
Online IL, United States

What if I told you that beyond Docs and Slides lies an entire Googleverse of lesser-known tools? These tools can infuse creativity and collaboration into your classroom with minimal planning. Join us as we uncover lesser known Google tools that can help students connect with each other and the world outside their classroom.

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

Minecraft EDU: Craft, Code, and Learn!

Tue. November 7, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $35
ROE 19: DuPage 421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Join us to how to get your students started in Minecraft EDU using in-game tutorials, as well plan lessons, develop authentic assessments, and even integrate block or Python coding, 3D printing, and other STEM concepts directly in the game.

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

Harnessing the Power of AI in the Classroom

Wed. November 8, 2023 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | $30
ROE 8: Carroll/Jo Daviess/Stephenson 27 S State Ave Ste 101, Freeport, Illinois, USA

Discover the power of AI in education and learn how teachers can effectively use it to support students and streamline tasks. This workshop covers AI basics, its benefits and limitations, and practical classroom applications.

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