5 Keys to Cooking Up Collaboration in the Classroom
LTC Coach Emily Pool recently learned a thing or two about collaboration while overhearing a conversation between her daughter and her friends. As it turns out, there’s only one way to qualify “done” chicken and five ingredients you can add to any collaboration to make it both successful and fulfilling.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program – What You Need to Know
Starting May 12, 2021, eligible households can apply to receive up to $50 off their monthly home internet bill through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Read on to learn about how schools and district can utilize this program to increase at-home internet access for their students.
Request for Proposals – Share your Voice at IETC 2021!
The 28th annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC) is on its way, bringing with it an immersive hybrid experience geared toward the professional learning needs of all educators, IT staff, and administrators. Make 2021 the year you share your voice by submitting a proposal for IETC!
Choosing the Right Chromebook for Schools and Districts
Many schools in Illinois and around the US are interested in purchasing new Chromebooks. But which Chromebook model is best? Which model offers the best value? You’ll find answers and more in this guide to choosing the right Chromebook for your school or district.
Dupo CUSD 196 Bridges the Homework Gap
Dupo School District in Southern Illinois is addressing the homework gap head-on. District leaders have decided to narrow the gap for their students by deploying a mobile hotspot lending program. It has been a collaborative effort bringing together district administrators, technology staff, teachers, and library staff.
Illinois Student Privacy Alliance
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) formed the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA). The ISPA is a collaboration of Illinois school districts that share common concerns around student privacy. The goal of the ISPA is to set standards of both practice and expectations around student privacy such that all parties involved have a common understanding of expectations.
State Board to host Q&A events on new flexibility for school districts to define instructional days
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced opportunities for educators, parents, families, and school and district leaders to learn more about recent changes to the definition of instructional days. School districts now have flexibility to define instructional days locally based on what will improve student outcomes.