A Collaborative Conference for K-12 IT Staff

Champaign, IL | June 13 & 14, 2023

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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! Register now for SummIT and join your peers at an unforgettable experience packed with timely, relevant professional learning.

June 13 & 14, 2023

Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana
217 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL, 61820


PD Hours

Contact Eric Muckensturm (emuckensturm@ltcillinois.org or Duane Shaffer (dshaffer@ltcillinois.org) with questions.


Conference attendees can book a room at the Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana at a reduced rate using the link below.

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

Agenda at a Glance

Day 1 – June 13

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Welcome

10:40 AM – 11:30 AM | Breakout Session Block 1

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM | Breakout Session Block 2

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch (provided)

1:10 PM – 2:00 PM | Roundtable

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM | Breakout Session Block 3

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM | Breakout Session Block 4

5:00 PM | Social

Day 2 – June 14

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Welcome & Breakfast

8:40 AM – 9:30 AM | Breakout Session Block 1

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM | Breakout Session Block 2

10:40 AM – 11:40 AM | Roundtable

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM | Wrap Up