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Resources, professional learning, and support for fostering robust computer science and STEM programs and knowledgeable educators.
Through our partnerships and connections to computer science (CS) educators across the state, we strive to make integrating CS and STEM learning and achieving standards-based compliance an empowering experience for all educators and school districts.
The Illinois State Board of Education defines computer science as the study of computers and algorithms, including their principles, hardware and software designs, implementation, and impact on society. Computer science does not include the study of everyday uses of computers and computer applications, such as keyboarding or accessing the internet. Notably, this is different from computer literacy, “one’s knowledge of and ability to use computers and related technologies efficiently and effectively. More specifically, [it] includes knowing what constitutes a computer, the uses and applications for computers, and the impact of computers on society.”
Free and low-cost services and trainings geared toward building STEM teaching capacity and computer science curriculum integration.
Lesson plans, curricula, and guides for crafting robust STEM programs and meeting computer science teaching standards.
Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop.
Join your fellow area technology coordinators, directors, administrators, and tech coaches as we discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas relating to edtech topics and trends. While each meeting may open with a guest or demonstration, participant contributions and concerns will drive each month’s conversation.
Join us on this week’s Be Connected, where we’ll be discussing SPF, DKIM, and DMARC. These three authentication methods can prevent outsiders from sending emails as your email domain, including through both Microsoft 365’s Outlook and Google’s Gmail. Tune in to learn about all three methods, including how to configure them and how to monitor them as part of a long-term cybersecurity plan.
Recent blog posts highlighting new STEM resources, partnered training opportunities, and the latest standards guidance.
The 2022 Illinois State Fair may be over, but we had such a great time participating in this year’s Tech Prairie STEAM Expo. Check out these highlights from our 4-day STEM Playground, including drone racing,
Just back from the Crescent City, the LTC team had a blast at ISTELive 22 in New Orleans. Between the big bands and beignets, they had the chance to connect with countless educators and learn
Still have a little room left in your vacation-bound suitcase? Why not slip in an edtech book so that you can continue growing while you soak up some well-earned rest and relaxation. These 7 books
Through our Code.org partnership, Illinois educators can obtain high-quality CS professional development and curricular resources – often for little-to-no cost. You can also develop the expertise needed make CS learning accessible at any grade level using their ever-growing library of projects and teaching tools.
More than two million teachers have brought CS learning to their classroom through Code.org. Learn more about how Code.org can help you and your district grow CS teaching capacity starting today.