Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader Networking Meeting

Wed. November 30, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Free
Online IL

Area instructional coaches and/or teacher leaders will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around EdTech topics and trends. Participants’ contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

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

Be Connected: Windows Active Directory

Wed. November 30, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Whether you're new to Windows Active Directory or looking to upgrade your existing Windows-based environment, join this week's Be Connected as we will discuss areas of Active Directory that can, if properly configured, assist you in managing your Windows-based computers more efficiently. In particular, we'll focus in on how to organize computers controlled by Active Directory to save your team time on routine maintenance tasks.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center
Chris Wherley
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center

Celebrate CS Education Week

Wed. November 30, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Computer Science Education Week is December 5-11, 2022. Come celebrate and learn new ways to get your class interested in computer science, including a demo of this year's Hour of Code resources.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

Library Media Specialist Monthly Virtual Networking Meeting

Thu. December 1, 2022 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am | Free
Online IL

Looking to connect with fellow library media specialists and grow your professional learning network?

Join the LTC's Holly Kelly for a monthly virtual networking meeting explicitly geared to the needs of today's library media specialists. These meetings will allow attendees to connect and discuss shared experiences, ask questions, and share ideas with other library media specialists from around the state. This will be an excellent opportunity to receive professional development hours while collaborating with your peers to solve today's most pressing library media challenges.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Area 4 Networking Meeting – Virtual

Thu. December 1, 2022 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am | Free
Online IL

Join the LTC's Lisa Schwartz and Holly Kelly for an Area 4 networking technology meeting. Area 4 technology coordinators, directors, administrators, and tech coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around edtech topics and trends. Participants' contributions and concerns will drive the conversation.

Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate 470 Workshop

Thu. December 1, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470.

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

What’s New with Google For Education

Mon. December 5, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Come learn about the latest features and updates for your favorite apps from a member of the Google for Education team! In particular, we'll focus in on new and existing tools that support computer science learning and promote an inclusive learning environment for all.

Kimberly Lane Clark
Kimberly Lane Clark
Program Manager, Google For Education

ROE #1 Tech Networking Meeting

Tue. December 6, 2022 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Free
Brown County Elementary School 501 NW Cross St, Sterling, IL

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.

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

CS & STEM Networking Meeting

Tue. December 6, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Free
Online IL

Join LTC Program Manager Sarah Phelps for a monthly CS & STEM networking meeting where participants can:

- Learn about new resources
- Ask questions
- Share experiences
- Expand their CS professional network

Teachers, administrators, and curriculum stakeholders are invited to attend, as well CS & STEM educators of all experience levels and at all grade levels. Whether you're just starting out or interested in taking your district's CS & STEM program to the next level, this networking group will help you achieve your goals.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

3D Printing for Educators

Wed. December 7, 2022 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm | Free
ROE 19: DuPage 421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, Illinois

Innovative problem solvers are using 3D printing in every industry, from medicine to construction to space travel. Teach your students to design for the future by adding 3D printing to your curriculum!

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

E-Rate 470 Workshop

Wed. December 7, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470.

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

Be Connected: Windows Group Policy

Wed. December 7, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Free
Online IL

Following up on last week's discussion of Windows Active Directory, this week's Be Connected will focus in on using Windows Group Policy to configure user and computer settings on Windows-based computers. Whether you want to simply change every user's background or set customized restrictions on a specific device, Windows Group Policy can make it happen while saving you valuable set-up time. Come learn how to use this robust tool, ask questions about best practices, and share use cases from your district!

Chris Wherley
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center
Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center