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
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.
Recapping the Redesigning Learning Spaces Summits
Many schools are changing the environments in which our students are learning. The LTC recently hosted two summits at schools doing just that.
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.
What is media literacy and why should you teach it in your classroom?
How many advertisements do you come across in one day- ten, fifty, hundreds, thousands? How can you teach your students to navigate this stream of information effectively?