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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.