Learning Resource Library

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

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Get in the Game! Three Levels of Gamification


Professional Sharing Tricks – URL Swaps in Google Docs | LTC Monthly Tech Tip


Engage Students with Free Cybersecurity Resources from CYBER.ORG


Beyond Digital Citizenship: Using Technology to Advocate for Good

How-To Guides

Creating An Esports Team

This Infographic will give you an overview on how to start a esports team and the benefits of having one.

Best Practices

Cybersecurity Frameworks: What K-12 Leaders Need to Know

“Cybersecurity Frameworks: What K-12 Leaders Need to Know” is a resource for state and local education leaders encouraging the adoption of nationally recognized cybersecurity best practices.

Best Practices

LTC Supports & Resources For New Tech Directors

Best PracticesStandards

CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills

The Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO is comprised of three primary professional categories in the education technology field.

How-To Guides

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Documentation

Microsoft’s documentation on Microsoft Endpoint Manager, including tutorials, videoes, and guides.

How-To Guides

Apple Deployment Guide for Education

The Apple Deployment Guide for Education is intended for technology managers and technical administrators and provides instruction on the steps of deploying Apple devices successfully in a learning environment.

Best PracticesHow-To GuidesOrganizations

K-12 Blueprint

The K-12 Blueprint offers the latest tools, research data, device information, best practices, deployment strategies, and success stories showing real-world results so that today’s education leaders can plan and implement successful technology initiatives.


Google Workspace Admin Help

Google provides a comprehensive support platform for Google Workspace Administrators.

Curriculum & Lesson PlansOrganizations

CS Hands-On

CS Hands-On is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to make computer science education an inclusive subject for all students, not just those with access to technology. CS Hands-On offers free curriculum and resources.

Curriculum & Lesson Plans


TeachEngineering is produced by the University of Colorado Boulder and provides free K-12 STEM curriculum.


News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan education nonprofit building a national movement to create a more news-literate America. They offer tools, resources, events, and a community related to digital literacy.

Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Be Internet Awesome

The Be Internet Awesome is a free digital citizenship curriculum developed by Google that gives educators the tools and methods they need to teach digital safety fundamentals.

OrganizationsTools and Apps

Digital Bridge K12: Connectivity Toolkit

Digital Bridge K12: Connectivity Toolkit contains guidance and best practices to help you find and compare Internet options for students that lack home access.


Connect K12

Connect K-12 is a free, actionable internet speed and pricing information tool for America’s K-12 school districts.


ICN (Illinois Century Network)

ICN (Illinois Century Network) is a secure K-12 Broadband Network available at no cost for all Illinois K-12 public school districts. This program removes barriers limiting access to secure Internet bandwidth essential in today’s digital learning environment.


The Broadband Imperative III

The Broadband Imperative III: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success report advocates for equitable, reliable, robust broadband access both on and off campus to prepare all students for life and work.

Tools and Apps

IL Broadband Interactive Map – Connect Illinois

IL Broadband Interactive Map is produced by the Illinois Broadband Lab and displays different levels of access for various stakeholders across the state.

How-To GuidesResource Collections

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.

Best Practices

The K12 SIX Essentials Series

Developed by K-12 IT practitioners, for K-12 IT practitioners—and aligned to cybersecurity risk management best practices—the K12 SIX Essentials Series establishes baseline cybersecurity standards for U.S. school districts and provides guidance and tools to support

Tools and Apps

Monthly Tech Check-In Calendar

Each month, grab the upcoming Tech Check-in Calendar page for a timely tip about optimizing your day-to-day edtech utilization.



Learn more about the K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX). The K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX) is the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to protecting the U.S. K12 community—including school districts, charter schools,

Tools and Apps

K12 Incident Response Plan Template – Security Studio

Utilize the K12 Incident Response Management Plan Template from Security Studio to be better prepared if and when an Incident happens in your District.


Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC)

Learn more about the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). The LTC is the Alliance Member of the SDPC providing access to SDPC resources such as the IL-NDPA and the database for managing data privacy agreements

Best PracticesTools and Apps

Security Studio S2School Resources including IT Security Policy Templates

IT Security Policy Templates among additional Security Resources from Security Student

Tools and Apps

Tabletop Exercises (TTX)

Center for Internet Security (CIS) Tabletop exercises are available for use with users, administrators, and technical professionals. Tabletop exercises are meant to help organizations consider different risk scenarios and prepare for potential cyber threats. All


Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) Press Release

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a special interest group of the non-profit Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, is proud to announce the release of the first National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) to streamline application