Golf Outing

July 22, 2024 | Byron, IL

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Set your Sights on the Green

while helping Illinois schools embrace educational technology


Step up to the tee for the inaugural LTC Gives Golf Outing, a fun-filled special event for educators and golf enthusiasts. Grab your clubs and join us for 18 holes of scenic play on one of northern Illinois’ premier courses.

This tournament is more than just a game; as you play, you’ll also be supporting impactful technology adoption and integration in Illinois K-12 schools – one putt at a time.

From these proceeds, districts and educators will be able to apply for micro-grants that help them reach their technology goals and make an ace-worthy impact on student learning.

July 22, 2024

Prairie View Golf Club | Byron, IL

Golfers (K-12 educators and the general public)

$100 (includes registration, green fee, cart fee, and lunch)

Please contact Kara Zelhart at with questions.

A Breath of Fresh Air

At Every Hole

Just a chip shot south of Rockford, PrairieView is a well-conditioned par 72 course that treats golfers to a mix of tight tree-lined holes and open links-style holes.

Whether you’ve been playing the links for years or you’re eager to try out your new clubs, this course’s rolling hills offer a balanced challenge that’ll keep your shotmaking sharp as you move from green to green.

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Gameplay & Rules


For this 4 person scramble, each team will be limited to a maximum of 4 players (any experience level).

At each hole, each player hits a shot. The group chooses the best shot, and the team moves to that spot. This process is repeated until the ball is holed out.

Teams will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Individual players will be placed onto teams if they have not already chosen one at tee time.

Check-in & lunch run from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM.

Contests & Prizes

Several contests will be held concurrently during the tournament. Across the event, multiple prizes will be awarded for men and women golfers with:

  • Longest Drive
  • Longest Putt
  • Closest Drive to the Pin
  • Best Overall Score

Raffle prizes will also be available for bidding throughout the day.

Weather Policy

This tournament will go on as scheduled unless weather conditions or course conditions are so poor that the course is closed (at the club’s discretion).  If the tournament is canceled, non-sponsor paid players will receive a full refund.

In case of inclement weather, golfers are encouraged to come prepared with any clothing and accessories necessary to protect themselves and their equipment.


At check-in, golfers can enhance their game experience with the following add-ons:

  • Mulligans ($5 each; limit 1 per person/4 per team)
  • Par 3 Hole Game ($5)
All alcoholic beverages must be purchased from the Prairieview Clubhouse, Pavilion, or Beverage Cart. No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Conference Schedule

Opening (8:30-9:50)

Welcome and Opening Remarks (8:30-8:45)

Tim McIlvain – Executive Director, LTC


Opening Keynote (8:50-9:50)

Dr. Kristen Mattson, Edvolve
Block 1 (10:00-10:50)

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

Eric Santos


“I’ll Google it,” K-2 Style!

Amy Graham


Know Your (Copy)Rights : What Educators Can and Can’t Use

Emily Pool


Internet 101: Stuff You Pretend to Know but Are Afraid to Ask

Nicole Zumpano


Critical Consumers Become Creative Curators in the ELA Classroom

Nicole Stroup
Block 2 (10:55-11:45)

Not as Boring as it Sounds: Copyright Made Easy

Renee Bogacz


Social Media and Social Emotional Wellness

Sarah Phelps


Verify B4U Amplify – How2INFORM: Combating Misinformation Online

Vesna Markovic and Kimberly Skubic


Using Online Tools to Foster Communication with Families

Shauna Oakwood


Elevate Student Agency Through Video

Beth Rihtar
Lunch (11:45-12:15)
Block 3 (12:15-1:05)

Sketchnoting for Visual Literacy – You Don’t Need to be an Artist!

Jen Leban


Just Click Record! Podcasts for Students or Professional Learning

Matt Jacobson


Applied Digital Skills: Using Project-Based Lessons to Promote Digital and Life Skills

Cassidy Kuhlmann


Effective Methods for Finding and Curating OER Materials

Steve Baule


Media Literacy with Cross-Curricular Resources

Luci Cambria
Block 4 (1:10-2:00)

Digital Storytelling in the Primary Classroom

Melinda Kolk


Create Sticky Online Learning for Your Students

Matt Jacobson


Responsible Decision Making: Become Cyber-Secure and Safe Online Today!

Holly Kelly and Eric Mukensturm


We the Consumers: Media Literacy’s Role in Effective Digital Consumerism

Sarah Michelle Clark


Student Voice and Student Choice: Building Solid Student Presentation Skills

Tyler Smith


Attendees may travel in on the day of the event or stay overnight at a hotel in nearby Rockford, Rochelle, or Freeport:


Parking will be available on-site at no additional cost.