Resources

Resources created by the LTC that address essential and relevant K-12 education and technology topics.

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Video

LTC Community Orientation Videos

Video tutorials on navigating the LTC Community, our free professional learning community at community.ltcillinois.org.

Checklist

District Website Checklist

The District Website Checklist is a component of the more extensive Legal Reference Guide published by the Learning Technology Center and is designed to assist school districts in navigating the landscape of legal obligations.

Guidance

CyberGuide

Strengthen your district’s cybersecurity posture with this free guide for technology leaders, which includes step-by-step instructions on how to implement auditing, professional development, incident response and disaster recovery planning, and much more.

Video

Monthly Tech Tips

The LTC team monthly features their top edtech apps and strategies in a concise video, ideal for sharing with colleagues and peers.

Report

Save Money with Cooperative Purchasing

What is cooperative purchasing? How can it help your district select trusted tech vendors while saving time, effort, and money? This white paper offers answers + an intro to Illinois’ cooperative purchasing program, ILTPP.

Checklist

Esports Program Checklist

Empower Your New Esports Team at your School with Our Comprehensive Checklist! Unveil the potential of your budding esports squad using this all-inclusive checklist. From recruitment and practice schedules to team branding, our checklist ensures

Resource Collections

3D Printing Resources

Technology Integration is fundamental for an effective digital learning experience, here’s an Infographic with 8 digital skills every teacher needs to know along side with the best programs to support them!

Report

Instructional Technology Coaching to Enhance Professional Practice

Instructional Technology Coaching to Enhance Professional Practice details the rationale and need for instructional technology coaches in school districts across Illinois. This report highlights the role of an instructional technology coach and the Learning Technology

Guidance

Illinois Computer Literacy Guidelines Planning Document

This document is an adaptation of ISBE’s Computer Literacy guidelines, with added columns for resources and notes. It includes breakouts by grade band (K-1, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).

Standards

IL CS Mastery Worksheet

This document is similar to the Alignment Worksheet, but can be used at the classroom level to align the standards to individual lessons or units of instruction. It includes a customizable 3-level scale to show

Standards

IL CS Alignment Worksheet

This document takes the Integrated View of all CS Standards and splits them out by grade band (K-1, 3-5, and 6-8). It provides additional columns to allow districts to self-assess their CS program for alignment

Standards

Integrated View of CS Standards

This document combines the new IL CS Standards into a single view to make it easy to see how they are organized and follow their progression across grade levels. There is a K-12 view, as

Visual Content

Coding for Littles Poster Series

Let’s go on a journey to explore coding terms that you may already know by another name in this poster series. Download this one-of-a-kind resource for K-2 educators to integrate CS language into activities you

Video

Getting Started with the K 8 Computer Science Standards

Guidance

Technology Documentation Guide

Using Google Drive and Docs, this Technology Documentation Guide can help districts more effectively organize critical technology-related documents in a single digital repository.

Guidance

Drones in the Classroom – Q&A for Curricular Integration and Funding

Why should drones be part of your school’s curriculum? What classes can drones be used in? Find answers to these questions and more (including funding and safety recommendations) in this handy guide produced by the

Guidance

Sample Communications when using IL-NDPA

LTC resource for communicating with vendors about SOPPA and the IL-NDPA.

Checklist

Checklist for using the IL-NDPA – Originating or Subscribing

This checklist gives tips and suggestions on the best ways of using the IL-NDPA in combination with the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) database.

Report

Illinois-National Data Privacy Agreement v1.0a (IL-NDPA)

The IL-NDPA is a data privacy agreement that has been created at a national level by the Student Data Privacy Consortium and customized at a State of Illinois level by the Illinois Council of School

Guidance

Managing Agreements with ISPA

LTC Resource sharing a workflow for the management of data privacy agreements for SOPPA.

Guidance

Using ISPA to Comply with SOPPA

LTC Resource sharing a workflow for managing SOPPA in your District.

Guidance

Getting Started with SOPPA

LTC Resource sharing information about getting started with SOPPA.

Report

National Data Privacy Agreement + Illinois Exhibit

The National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) streamlines application contracting and sets common expectations between schools/districts and marketplace providers. The LTC created an Illinois-specific exhibit that modifies the NDPA for use in Illinois, making it compliant

Guidance

The Return to Learn Playbook

Standards

Technology Integration Framework

This framework is versatile and easy to implement, with sections broken down by topic (such as assessment and digital citizenship) and difficulty level (ranging from basic to advanced). The core plan is device- and platform-agnostic

Resource Collections

Resources for Careers in EdTech

This resource delivers concise information on specific certifications and endorsements, guiding individuals in their pursuit of professional development.

Guidance

Reasonable Security Practices

The Learning Technology Center recommends 43 security best practices, aligned with CIS Controls and vetted by Illinois school technology leaders, to comply with the Student Online Personal Protection Act.

Guidance

Legislative Brief: Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)