District Operations

Technology Consultation

District and School Consulting & Support

The Learning Technology Center provides free IT consulting and technical assistance to district leadership and technology teams.

The Learning Technology Center has knowledgeable and experienced experts who provide technology consulting and support to districts and schools. All support is provided for free through the support of the Illinois State Board of Education.

Types of Support

Technology Planning

  • Provide guidance or assist in the development of school and technology plans.
  • Plan technical infrastructure analysis and improvement.
  • Plan hardware and software purchases.
  • Identify funding sources and assist with grant applications.
  • Assist in obtaining and reviewing quotes for technology solutions.
  • Identify emerging technology solutions.
  • Evaluate technology staffing needs.

Device Management & Deployment

  • Assist with device management and deployment, including Chromebooks, IOS devices, and Windows devices.
  • Assist with configuration of G Suite for Education and Microsoft Intune.

Technology Management

  • Advise districts on technical processes, solutions, and management, including infrastructure, hardware, software, web services, data security, and statewide technology initiatives.
  • Advise on firewalls, filtering, antivirus solutions, 1:1 initiatives, disaster recovery and business continuity best practices and solutions.
  • Assist with implementing and evaluating tools for gathering, mining, integration, and reporting data.
  • Review and resolve design, accessibility, and compliance issues related to keeping websites and communications tools operational.

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

  • Support, guidance, and resource identification related to data security and practices, cybersecurity, and online student safety.
Chris Wherley
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services, Learning Technology Center

Chris provides leadership, expertise, and support related to network infrastructure, data privacy, cybersecurity, technical support, and technology services.

Eric Muckensturm
Eric Muckensturm
Cybersecurity Specialist, Learning Technology Center

Eric provides a multitude of services to help Illinois public school districts improve their overall security posture and maturity, including through the implementation of standards, frameworks, and industry best practices.