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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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Using Newsela to Enhance Literacy

Mon. September 9, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Newsela provides educators with curated instructional content that's both engaging and innovative. With a commitment to alignment with state mandates and science of reading practices, Newsela provides a vast array of vetted materials that enrich classroom learning experiences. Through a partnership with Formative, districts can also utilize Newslea to personalize learning journeys, track progress, and drive student success effectively.

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

Library Media Specialist Networking Meeting

Wed. September 11, 2024 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Join the LTC's Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting explicitly geared to the needs of today's library media specialists.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Human-Centered Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center

DigLitCon 2024 Day 1

Thu. September 12, 2024 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | $100
NIU Naperville 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, United States

Join education stakeholders from around Illinois for a conference centered on digital literacy, with presenters offering their views on how to best integrate this new literacy into instruction across subject areas and grade levels.

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

DigLitCon 2024 Day 2

Fri. September 13, 2024 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | $40
Online IL, United States

Join education stakeholders from around Illinois for a conference centered on digital literacy, with presenters offering their views on how to best integrate this new literacy into instruction across subject areas and grade levels.

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

Essential Digital Literacy for Teachers and Librarians

Mon. September 16, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

In today's evolving digital landscape, educators and librarians must understand various literacies to effectively support and guide their students. From general media literacy to understanding AI, this spectrum of essential knowledge is expanding, making it crucial for teachers to stay informed and adept in these areas.

Join us as we delve into the critical literacies that every modern educator needs to understand.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Human-Centered Technology Specialist, 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
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center

Declutter My Digital Life

Wed. September 18, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | $20
ISC 2 West Cook Office 415 Lexington St, Maywood, IL, United States

Join us to discover a tech-forward way to work smarter and increase your efficiency - no matter what your day throws at you!

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

AI as your Teaching Superpower

Tue. September 24, 2024 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am | $40
ROE 3: Bond/Christian/Effingham/Fayette/Montgomery 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, Illinois, USA

Join us to discover the power of artificial intelligence and how it can enhance your daily teaching workflow. You don’t need a cape or mask to unlock these powers, either – all you need is some curiosity to unlock strategies for automating repetitive tasks and developing engaging teaching content.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Human-Centered 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

Library Media Specialist Networking Meeting

Wed. October 9, 2024 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Join the LTC's Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting explicitly geared to the needs of today's library media specialists.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Human-Centered Technology Specialist, Learning Technology Center

ROE 8 Cybersecurity Workshop for District Leaders

Mon. November 4, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
ROE 8: Carroll/Jo Daviess/Stephenson 27 S State Ave Ste 101, Freeport, Illinois, USA

Join the Learning Technology Center for an engaging and critical workshop where your district’s leadership team, including superintendents and technology directors, will participate in a Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise. This session simulates a real-world cyber attack in a controlled, scenario-based environment to test and enhance your district's response strategies.

Duane Shaffer
Duane Shaffer
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center