Mission and Goals
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is an Illinois State Board of Education program that provides educational technology leadership, expertise, and support to K-12 districts in Illinois.
Specific areas of focus include:
- curriculum, instruction, and assessments that engage students in 21st Century, personalized, and technology-enabled learning;
- network infrastructure, devices, supportive systems, and technology resources that increase equitable learning opportunities and promote efficiency;
- sound data policies, procedures, and practices that foster data privacy, security, and data-informed decisions;
- and professional learning opportunities that build local capacity and empower innovative district leaders.
The Learning Technology Center provides the following deliverables that advance digital learning and meaningful technology use:
- Assist P-12 districts with improvements to broadband connectivity, network infrastructure, and equipment to support digital learning environments and district operations.
- Provide P-12 districts with technical support, guidance, and resource identification to support network operating systems, technical processes, solutions, and management.
- Assist districts in identifying viable funding sources for short and long-term technology purchases.
- Ensure educators, administrators, and technology staff have access to high quality professional learning opportunities that support the digital learning.
- Support school districts in adopting and evaluating personalized digital learning experiences and resources for their students.
- Develop and expand synchronous and asynchronous communication channels (i.e., roundtables, listservs, newsletters, web resources, etc.) and professional learning communities for P-12 administrators, technology staff, and/or business and industry partners to support digital learning initiatives and foster collaborations.