Brian Bates

02 Jan 2020

Brian Bates

Director of Professional Learning
bbates@ltcillinois.org
Mobile: (309) 255-0113

Brian Bates is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Brian leads and develops events, programs, and resources in support of digital learning, digital citizenship, emerging technologies, instructional issues and trends, technology integration, and teacher practices for educators across the state.

Prior to joining the LTC, Brian spent nine years at the middle school level as a math and science teacher, integrating technology into his classroom through the use of Chromebooks, flipped/blended learning practices, authentic assessment, and self-paced instruction. After leaving the classroom, he coordinated and facilitated professional learning activities at the regional level. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, both from Western Illinois University. Brian works out of the Regional Office of Education #33 in Galesburg.

Brian’s Upcoming Events

CS Fundamentals – Lake County ROE

| $25

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore teaching Code.org’s CS Fundamentals curriculum.

CS Fundamentals – Lake County ROE

| $25

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore teaching Code.org’s CS Fundamentals curriculum.

Code.org CS Discoveries Summer Workshop

| $1200

Code.org’s Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science curriculum geared toward grade 6-10 students of all skill levels. Mapped to CTSA standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem-solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, animations, games, and physical computing systems.