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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.

Tim McIlvain
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New Online Courses: Meet & Docs

We’ve added 2 new free courses to our Online Course catalog: Google Meet & Google Docs! Read more and register today!

Matt Jacobson
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Fall Online Courses Are Open!

We are expanding our popular online course catalog to include new interactive self-paced video-based lessons that you can complete on your own schedule.

Matt Jacobson
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Back to School on a Budget

Are your kids ready for remote learning, but your house is not? Check out these creative workspace solutions for the at-home, remote learners in your life.

Colleen Kaplan
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Week in Review

This week in review: LTC EdTech Office Hours, Online Learning Resource Database, and new videos, handouts, and podcasts.

Tim McIlvain
Blog

Connecting a Smartphone Hotspot to a Chromebook

Three quick videos on how to utilize a hotspot on a smartphone for remote learning.

Ben Sondgeroth
Blog

Find Your Tribe: Connecting with Others During COVID-19

Who are you connecting with during the COVID-19 closures? Read about the supports that Nicole Zumpano finds effective.

Nicole Zumpano
Podcast

Podcast: Innovation & Self-Care with Jen Leban

Jen Leban talks with the Learning through Leading podcast hosts about her Google Innovator Project and the importance of self-care and checking in on our friends during these unprecedented times.

Matt Jacobson
Podcast

Learning Online with Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth, a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC, joins the Learning through Leading hosts at a critical time in Illinois’ history to speak about leveraging video in online learning.

Matt Jacobson
Announcement

LTC Updates – Coronavirus

The Learning Technology Center is committed to remaining open as we support Illinois school districts, staff, and students. First and foremost, this decision is based on the understanding of what school system leaders and staff are facing in their own community, including preparation for remote learning.

Tim McIlvain
Podcast

Podcast: Janelle McLaughlin on Student-Driven Learning and Coaching

Janelle McLaughlin discusses the importance of student-driven learning on this week’s episode.

Matt Jacobson
Blog

Remote Learning Tools

We are in a period of time where school closings due to Covid-19 are severely disrupting our academic calendar. Districts are scrambling to find useful resources for teachers to use in developing e-learning plans to continue education for an extended time away from school.

Ben Sondgeroth
Blog

E-Learning in Illinois

E-Learning is often thought of as a way to maintain the momentum of learning when students are unable to be in the classroom due to “Snow Days,” or other unexpected reasons. Recently, concerns about school closings due to possible virus outbreaks have a lot of school leaders talking about E-Learning in a new light. What do Illinois schools need to know about implementing E-Learning Days?

Matt Jacobson
Podcast

Podcast: Rae Hughart Revisited

The Learning the Leading podcast talks with Rae Hughart about new projects and her journey from brand new teacher to classroom innovator.

Matt Jacobson
Podcast

Podcast: Brett Elliott on PHEARCE PLCs

Brett Elliot shares his take on PLCs and PHEARCE — Process, Humility, Energy, Adversity, Relationships, Culture, and Excellence.

Matt Jacobson
Event

Tech With Heart Book Study

Academic-related anxiety is common in high-achieving and struggling classrooms alike. So how can teachers calm students’ fears and empower them as learners? Educator Stacey Roshan found the answer with technology. In Tech with Heart, Stacey shares that the fight to be first, the pressure to be right, and the stress surrounding test scores were just a few of the many reasons she chose to flip her class.

During this five-week online book study, we’ll explore how Stacey flipped her classroom to help reduce student anxiety and increase student efficacy. We’ll practice using some of the tools that Stacey used and reflect on how our new skills can help our student increase their academic skills and social-emotional learning.

Visit ltcillinois.org/online to register! We look forward to learning with you!

Matt Jacobson
Podcast

Podcast: Adam Welcome Revisited

Adam Welcome discusses leadership, culture, and improving instruction.

Matt Jacobson
Podcast

Podcast: Technology Trends and Services through ILTPP with Courtney Fleeger

Speak with Courtney Fleeger from the Illinois Learning Technology Purchasing Program, a free program that helps schools and districts find more affordable options to support learning through a wide variety of technology tools.

Matt Jacobson
Podcast

Podcast: Tim McIlvain Talks Cyber-Security, SOPPA, and how LTC can help

Tim McIlvain discusses some of the many services provided by the LTC. Tim shares his knowledge of recent legislation, some cybersecurity tips, and a preview of the array of upcoming LTC professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and IT professionals.

Matt Jacobson
Podcast

Podcast: Professional Learning with Dr. Courtney Orzel

Dr. Orzel discusses her love of professional learning and shares her views on the current challenges and future directions for professional learning in Illinois.

Matt Jacobson
Event

Extend Your Learning With Online Courses and Book Studies

The LTC’s free or low-cost online courses can be taken on your own schedule in the comfort of your home, office, or classroom.

Matt Jacobson
Announcement

The LTC joins Code.org as the newest Regional Partner

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is proud to announce a partnership with the non-profit organization Code.org to bring computer science to Illinois educators through professional development events, support, and advocacy.

Christina Ronquest