10 tips for getting the most out of a virtual PD event
With this new style of virtual professional development, there is a clear learning curve. Here are the top 10 tips to help you make the most of your next virtual conference.
Achieving SOPPA Compliance with Reasonable Security Practices
The Learning Technology Center selected 43 security best practices that all districts should implement to comply with new SOPPA legislation.
E-rate Support for Additional Bandwidth
The FCC and USAC opened a new 471 Window to specifically address requests for financial assistance towards immediate increases in bandwidth for the current school year, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
Save Time on Instruction with free Google Chrome extensions
hese twelve Google extensions will help educators save time, deliver their lessons, and ensure students learn no matter where their classrooms are or how they’re instructing this year.
Teach Better with Chad Ostrowski
Chad Ostrowski of the Teach Better Team joins us to discuss teaching, professional learning, and educator self-care. In this episode, you’ll learn tips that can help you elevate your practice, both in-person and remotely. Check out the episode and the links below to learn more!
Holly Pantle on the Role of Libraries and Technology
Holly Pantle is the incoming Technology Director for the Charleston (IL) school district. In this episode, Holly discusses the changing role of the Library Information Specialist, how she has supported students and teachers during remote learning, and some of the challenges she plans to tackle in her new role.
Podcast: LaVonna Roth SHINEs!
Author, brain research expert, consultant, trainer, and teacher LaVonna Roth shares her thoughts on culture and climate in our schools. LaVonna also shares some hands-on minds-on ideas to use during remote learning activities.
Summer Online Courses Start May 11
Summer is a great time to get caught up on professional learning, and these free self-paced online courses are ready to support your technology integration efforts.
Podcast: Transitioning to Remote Learning with Mike Lubelfeld
Mike Lubelfeld discusses his district’s transition from in-person learning to e-learning and then to remote learning. In this candid interview, Mike talks about the things that went well, the things they could have done better, and the phenomenal work that his staff is doing to support learners wherever they are.
Earn PD Hours through the LTC for Google’s Distance Learning Course
Google’s Distance Learning for Educators Course is a free online learning course that is available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. The Learning Technology Center of Illinois is happy to provide Illinois educators with 2.75 hours of Professional Development Credit for license renewal for completing this course. Here’s how…
Podcast: Adapting E-Learning to Remote Learning
Learn how two school districts, one suburban and one rural, are adjusting their existing e-learning plans to a longer-term remote learning situation. In this episode, we discuss the surprising commonalities in their approaches to adapting their existing e-learning plans to our current reality of longer-term remote learning.
New Online Courses Available
Our online courses have become extremely popular for educators interested in learning professional development credits from home. We are expanding our course catalog to include new interactive self-paced video-based lessons that you can complete on your own schedule. New courses will help educators use Google Hangouts and Apple’s Pages and Keynote applications to support student learning.
Podcast: Remote Learning with Adam & Alex Valencic
Adam Valencic and Alex Valencic offer some insights into their experiences in remote learning and online learning. Adam Valencic is an instructional designer at Lindenwood University in Missouri. Alex Valencic, is the Coordinator for 21st Century Teaching and Learning for t
Podcast: Jodi Scott Discusses Remote Learning
Regional Superintendent Jodi Scott was part of the team that created the Illinois Remote Learning Recommendations. In this special episode, Jodi returns to our show to discuss the differences between Illinois’ current Remote Learning Recommendations and the earlier legislation. Listen as Jodi provides critical clarifications and insights.
5 Tips for Leading Professional Learning Virtually
Are you switching to leading professional learning in a virtual environment? It is a new experience for many. Here are 5 tips for people entering this new world of online professional learning.
Leadership in the Face of Inequities
Dr. Nick Sutton, Superintendent of Stark County School District, calls educators and leaders to action in this unprecedented situation of technology inequities.
Podcast: Luxblox with Mike Acerra
Heather and Mike Acerra are the educational entrepreneurs behind Luxblox, allowing students to explore science, engineering, and design in almost any setting. In this episode, Mike tells us about how Luxblox can be used in classrooms to support science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics in almost any learning activity.