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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ROE 40 Educational Technology Roundtable

Tue. April 16, 2024 | 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

Take Coding to the Sky with Drones!

Wed. April 17, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | $250
ROE 50: St. Clair 1000 S Illinois St, Belleville, Illinois, USA

Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop.

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

3D Printing FUNdamentals – Hands-On

Thu. April 18, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | Free
ROE 21 Training Center 502 West Jackson Street, Marion

Join us for an informative, hands-on session where we'll explore the basics of 3D printers and 3D printing. During this 6-hour workshop, we'll dive deep into the fundamentals of 3D printing, including the software needed for successful printing, the best printer models for education, best practices for planning a 3D printing space, and some curriculum integration essentials. 3D printing has SO many real-world, practical applications and can be easily integrated at any grade level and across the curriculum. Come see how with one of Illinois' educational 3D printing experts!

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

ROE 17 Tech Leadership Meeting

Tue. April 23, 2024 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Free
ROE 17: DeWitt/Livingston/Logan/McLean 201 E. Grove Street, Suite 300, Bloomington, IL

Curious about the hottest trends in edtech? Share your voice and network with colleagues at our open discussion!

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

Metcalf STEAM Field Trip

Tue. April 23, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
Thomas Metcalf School 7000 S University St, Normal, IL, United States

Join your fellow educators as we tour Metcalf Elementary and Middle School's makerspace classrooms and hear from its staff on the many ways hands-on STEM learning can be enhanced through maker-focused projects.

Kristi Sutter
Kristi Sutter
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ROE 44 Technology Roundtable

Tue. April 23, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free
McHenry County Community Foundation 33 E. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake, 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.

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

Creating Dazzling Graphics: A Teacher’s Guide to Canva & Adobe Express

Tue. April 23, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Join us to discover the "magic" of Canva and Adobe Express, two of the most popular graphic design tools used by professionals and amateurs alike. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, teachers will learn how to create eye-catching graphics, select appropriate fonts and colors, and manipulate images and text to create visually appealing presentations and digital teaching materials. Participants will also learn how to use templates and pre-made graphics to save time and effort on every lesson plan.

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

3D Printing for Educators

Wed. April 24, 2024 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | $40
ROE 34: Lake 300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States

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

ROE 30 Educational Technology Roundtable

Wed. April 24, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Free
ROE 30 Annex 819 Walnut, Murphysboro, 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

The Makerspace Starter Kit

Thu. April 25, 2024 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm | $40
South Cook ISC 4 253 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA

Are you ready to get a makerspace or going at your school, but not quite sure where to start? Maybe you have a space already, but it’s due for a makeover. There are so many options out there, and technology is constantly changing. Where do you start?

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

Digital Whiteboard Magic: Mastering Google Jamboard for Effective Collaboration

Thu. April 25, 2024 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL, United States

Are you looking for innovative ways to transform your classroom into an interactive and engaging learning space? Google Jamboard is a versatile and user-friendly interactive whiteboard platform that enables educators to create interactive lessons, brainstorming sessions, and group activities.

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

Hey Google! What’s New?

Thu. April 25, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL, United States

Google has made some exciting updates to the apps you use every day. This 1-hour workshop will review what's changed and provide tips on how to make the new and improved Google Workspace for Education work for you and your students!

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