Chris Wherley

Chris Wherley

Director of Technology Services

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About Chris Wherley

Chris Wherley is the Network and Technology Services Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Prior to joining the LTC, Chris was the Director of Technology at an Illinois K-12 Public School District for 21 years and gained a broad knowledge of technologies such as G Suite, Chromebooks, iPads, networking, wireless, VOIP, servers, and virtualization. He also supported classroom teachers in their use of technology devices and applications.

In his role at the LTC, Chris identifies and develops services and resources, provides technical and consultation support, and leads and facilitates professional learning events for Illinois Districts and Schools. Chris works out of the Sangamon/Menard Regional Office of Education #51 in Springfield, IL.

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Contact Information

  • Email: cwherley@ltcillinois.org
  • Phone: 217-372-1130

Chris’ Upcoming Events

Be Connected: Windows Active Directory

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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

Be Connected: Windows Group Policy

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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

ROE 51 Tech Networking Meeting

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Area technology coordinators, directors, administrators, instructional technology leaders, and tech coaches will discuss shared experiences, questions, and ideas around edtech topics and trends

Chris Wherley
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center

Be Connected: Virtualization of Servers & Desktops

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There are so many technologies for virtualizing servers and computers on the market today. But which ones are suitable for use in a school-based environment? Which provide the reliability you need while offering a sustainable path to scaling up your virtualization program?

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

Be Connected: Save Time with Google Apps Manager (GAM)

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Want to see everything Google Apps Manager can do to lighten your load? Join us on this week’s Be Connected, where we’ll discuss this program’s core functions and highlight a few ways this app can streamline your workflow in just a couple clicks.

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

Be Connected: Content Filtering

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Is there one content filtering solution that all K-12 districts can rely on? We’ll discuss that and so much more on this week’s Be Connected, where we’ll dig deep into the pros and cons of popular solutions including Securly, GoGuardian, iBoss, Fortinet, Palo Alto, and more. Hosts Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm will also be on hand to answer questions and highlight which content filtering solution is right for your district’s digital environment.

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