A Collaborative Conference for K-12 IT Staff

Urbana, IL | June 11 & 12, 2024

Thank you for registering for SummIT!

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If you have any questions, please email us at events@ltcillinois.org.

Rise to the Challenges & Opportunities

Facing Today’s K-12 Technology Staff


Are you a school technology coordinator or director looking to stay ahead of the curve and connect with colleagues? Look no further than the LTC SummIT!

This summertime conference will directly address the challenges and opportunities facing today’s K-12 school technology personnel. With sessions covering a wide range of topics, from cybersecurity to incident response planning, physical security to network infrastructure and more, you’ll gain valuable insights and practical strategies for tackling the toughest IT issues facing your school district.

But that’s not all! SummIT will also provide unparalleled opportunities for peers to collaborate and network. Connect with colleagues from across the state, share ideas and best practices, and learn from their experiences in the field, both between sessions and during a special evening social.

Don’t miss out on this must-attend event for school technology leaders!

June 11 & 12, 2024

Campus Instructional Facility (University of Illinois) | Urbana, IL

K-12 IT staff and technology leaders

$75 (through May 3, 2024)
$100 (Standard)

PD Hours

Contact Jared Lynn with questions.

Conference Schedule

Opening (8:30-9:50)

Welcome and Opening Remarks (8:30-8:45)

Tim McIlvain – Executive Director, LTC


Opening Keynote (8:50-9:50)

Dr. Kristen Mattson, Edvolve
Block 1 (10:00-10:50)

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

Eric Santos


“I’ll Google it,” K-2 Style!

Amy Graham


Know Your (Copy)Rights : What Educators Can and Can’t Use

Emily Pool


Internet 101: Stuff You Pretend to Know but Are Afraid to Ask

Nicole Zumpano


Critical Consumers Become Creative Curators in the ELA Classroom

Nicole Stroup
Block 2 (10:55-11:45)

Not as Boring as it Sounds: Copyright Made Easy

Renee Bogacz


Social Media and Social Emotional Wellness

Sarah Phelps


Verify B4U Amplify – How2INFORM: Combating Misinformation Online

Vesna Markovic and Kimberly Skubic


Using Online Tools to Foster Communication with Families

Shauna Oakwood


Elevate Student Agency Through Video

Beth Rihtar
Lunch (11:45-12:15)
Block 3 (12:15-1:05)

Sketchnoting for Visual Literacy – You Don’t Need to be an Artist!

Jen Leban


Just Click Record! Podcasts for Students or Professional Learning

Matt Jacobson


Applied Digital Skills: Using Project-Based Lessons to Promote Digital and Life Skills

Cassidy Kuhlmann


Effective Methods for Finding and Curating OER Materials

Steve Baule


Media Literacy with Cross-Curricular Resources

Luci Cambria
Block 4 (1:10-2:00)

Digital Storytelling in the Primary Classroom

Melinda Kolk


Create Sticky Online Learning for Your Students

Matt Jacobson


Responsible Decision Making: Become Cyber-Secure and Safe Online Today!

Holly Kelly and Eric Mukensturm


We the Consumers: Media Literacy’s Role in Effective Digital Consumerism

Sarah Michelle Clark


Student Voice and Student Choice: Building Solid Student Presentation Skills

Tyler Smith

See you Next Year

Thank you to everyone that attended SummIT 2024. We hope you return to your district feeling more confident and prepared to take on your most pressing technology challenges – one innovative solution at a time.

Save the Date

Next year’s SummIT will be held June 10-11, 2025 in Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Conference Agenda

June 11

9:30am-10:00am Check-In

10:00am-10:30am Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:40am-11:30am Breakout Sessions

11:40am-12:30pm Breakout Sessions

12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:10pm-2:00pm Vendor Time

2:10pm-3:00pm Breakout Sessions

3:10pm-4:00pm Roundtable Discussions

6:00pm-8:00pm Social @ Esquire Lounge

June 12

7:30am – 8:00am Check-in & Breakfast

8:00am – 8:30am Welcome

8:40am-9:30am Breakout Sessions

9:40am-10:30am Breakout Sessions

10:40am-11:30am Roundtable Discussions

11:40am-12:30pm Vendor Time

12:30am-1:00pm Lunch

1:10pm-2:00pm Breakout Sessions

2:10pm-3:10pm Roundtable Discussion

3:10pm-3:30pm Closing Remarks

Shared Challenges

Shared Conversations

SummIT is a space to share – share resources you rely on, share challenges facing your district, share ideas for keeping every K-12 learning environment safe and productive.

This year, you’ll also share conversations at the Campus Instruction Facility, the University of Illinois’ newest classroom building, showcasing a variety of innovative, collaboration-centered learning spaces.

← See this year’s venue for yourself!


SummIT attendees can book discounted lodging at the following hotels:

Hyatt Place Champaign Urbana

4 miles from event venue

Rate: $129 per night
Cut-Off Date: May 20, 2024 (Extended)

To Reserve: Follow this link and use code G-LTC6 or call 217-531-2800, select option “0”, and ask for the Learning Technology Center room block

TownePlace Suites Champaign Urbana/Campustown

0.3 miles from event venue

Rate: $179 + $7/day parking
Cut-Off Date: May 10, 2024
To Reserve: Follow this link


Attendees staying at the Hyatt Place Champaign Urbana can park overnight in the hotel’s complimentary parking deck. Participants staying at the TownePlace Suites Champaign Urbana/Campustown can pay $7 per day to park at that hotel.

During the conference, attendees may park for free in the B-4 parking deck (1201 W University Ave, Urbana, IL). Attendees MAY NOT park in metered spots (in the parking deck) or reserved spots (marked with blue signs)

Meter parking is also available closer to the event venue. If using meter parking, attendees assume full responsibility for parking in the correct zones and paying all relevant meter fees.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to these sponsors for supporting SummIT and helping Illinois’ K-12 IT professional community grow stronger together.

Event Sponsors

Breakfast Sponsors
Reception Sponsor

Giveaway Sponsor