Digital Teaching, Learning and Leadership

Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL)

Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) is a year-long capacity-building program designed to meet the professional learning needs of principals and district leaders as they transition to digital and personalized learning. District leaders are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part of a proven cycle of capacity building for their students, teachers, and communities—activities that are essential to the school’s transformation.

Project Lead: Brian Bates

Future Ready Illinois

Future Ready Illinois supports district leadership and staff in implementing personalized, research-based digital learning strategies through the Future Ready Framework and Tools. The process is supported by a district self-assessment, planning tool and a wealth of resources. The LTC partners with Future Ready to offer regional and state summits, workshops, administrator academies, and awareness sessions.

Project Leads: Mindy Fiscus, Brian Bates

LTC Presenter Bureau

The Learning Technology Center has developed a directory of local, state, and national speakers to provide school districts and educational service agencies with high-quality, experienced presenters to deliver professional learning activities in a variety of edtech topics and formats.
Link to the Application

Project Lead: Brian Bates

Webinar Series

The LTC Monthly Webinar Series is a collection of free webinars featuring a variety of technology topics. Each month, learn from state and national experts on innovative classroom practices, educational apps/tools, networking and infrastructure, data security, accessibility, and more. Connect and share in real-time with educators from around the state or visit our library of archived webinars to get your professional development on demand.

Project Lead: Brian Bates

Illinois Education and Technology Conference

The Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC) is an annual conference in Springfield that attracts educators from around central Illinois. The conference was created in order to provide pedagogical theories and practical strategies for implementing technology in the curriculum to enhance student success. Last year over 800 participants attended.

Project Lead: Tim McIlvain

Regional and District Workshops

LTC Staff facilitate over 200 technology-related professional learning events each year through partnerships with Regional Offices of Education and School Districts. Topics address local needs, and range in scope from classroom practices to IT management and district-wide change.
Link: Event Calendar

Project Leads: Nicole Zumpano, Ben Sondgeroth, Lisa Schwartz, Joe Cipfl