Professional Learning

Google Professional Learning

Google Partner

The Learning Technology Center is proud to be a Google for Education Partner. This partnership helps educators across Illinois utilize Google for Education tools and resources to transform the classroom experience for their students and expand the student learning beyond ordinary and traditional methods. 

Educator Professional Learning

The LTC hosts a wide variety of workshops designed to support all educators, no matter their experience or skill level. Options include workshops designed to maximize the potential of a particular Google app or tool, Google Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Workshops, or deeper dives into pedagogy and instructional practices.

Google for Education Coaching Certification

Our team of certified coaches provides mentorship and professional learning opportunities to coaches and their administrators — as well as frameworks to help ensure coaching is aligned with school goals and tools to help measure impact.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact a Regional EdTech Coordinator or view our upcoming events.

Ben Sondgeroth

Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois

Holly Kelly

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | East Central Illinois

Lisa Schwartz

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region

Eric Santos

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland

Joe Cipfl

Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Southern Region

Upcoming Google Events

STEM Series: Minecraft EDU and the Esports Movement

| $40

Join us for this workshop, which will introduce you to the burgeoning world of esports and give you the solid foundation needed to start a program at your school. Along the way, you’ll learn why esports are beneficial to students, how to get your club or team started, and how an esports coach can be successful (even without heavy gaming experience). We’ll also provide demonstrations of some of today’s most popular esports games as well as connect you with model schools that already have flourishing esports programs in place.

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

Tynker Hour of Code- Coding Cup PD

| Free

In this FREE 60-minute webinar, explore Tynker’s brand-new collaborative coding experience that lets students control their own soccer team! In this webinar, educators will create their Tynker classrooms, enhance their own soccer skills with Tynker, compete in matches, and discover more CSEdWeek activities!

Daniel Rezac
Daniel Rezac
Senior Education Partnerships Lead, Tykner

Media Literacy & Digital Tattoos: Growing Up in a Digital Age

| $40

Learning to spot fake news and untrustworthy sources is only one element of media literacy. Join us for this workshop to learn about the rest, as well as discover best practices for teaching media literacy to all students.

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Brian Bates
Brian Bates
Director of Professional Learning, Learning Technology Center

Brian leads and develops events, programs, and resources in support of digital learning, digital citizenship, emerging technologies, technology integration, and computer science.