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CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS – The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is proud to announce two new collaborations with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) – ISTE Affiliate and PD hours for Illinois educators.
In November, the LTC became the latest ISTE Affiliate. Through this partnership, Illinois educators gain access to a nationwide network of innovators and research-backed resources that can help them deepen the ways their schools and their classrooms harness educational technology.
“The LTC has long been in support of the ISTE Standards and the organization’s overall mission, and this new partnership simply makes our alignment official,” said Tim McIlvain, the LTC Executive Director. “It also creates opportunities for the LTC to connect with other Affiliates, and we plan to leverage those relationships to increase our ability to serve our districts and educators better.”
Starting January 1, 2023, Illinois educators can experience some of ISTE’s professional learning resources while earning state-approved PD credit. Educators who complete any of the following ISTE-facilitated online courses can apply to receive up Illinois PD credit that can be applied to their teaching license renewal:
All three courses begin January 1, 2023. Prospective participants can join any course and complete coursework on their own schedule. All coursework must be completed and submitted by June 15, 2023 to receive Illinois PD credit.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.
ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments.
ISTE hosts ISTELive, one of the world’s most influential annual edtech events. The organization’s professional learning offerings include online courses, professional networks, year-round academies, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education.
For more information or to become an ISTE member, visit iste.org.
The Learning Technology Center is an Illinois State Board of Education program that supports all public K-12 districts, schools, and educators through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities.
To learn more, visit LTCIllinois.org or follow the LTC on social media (@ltcillinois on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube).