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LTC Jump Start at South Cook

July 19 @ 8:30 am - July 20 @ 3:30 pm


The Jump Start program empowers recent college graduates and preservice teachers to fully integrate technology into their daily lessons and harness edtech’s full potential from day one. With a curriculum built around practical pedagogy and best practices for technology selection, participants are equipped with the resources and professional connections needed to thrive in their new role.

This new program is open to both individuals and groups. Pre-service teachers are welcome to join and improve their marketable skillset, while districts can register a cohort of new hires and ensure they’re all on the same page when it comes to edtech integration.

After two in-person sessions and up to four follow-ups throughout the year, all participants will walk away with the skills and support needed to land on their feet at the front of the classroom and launch a tech-savvy teaching career.

Registration includes participation at this two-day, in-person workshop (including boxed lunches) and an invitation to quarterly follow-up calls, training, and support (virtual).

Eric Santos

Eric Santos

Eric Santos (he/him) is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center, serving the greater Chicagoland region. Eric believes in advocating for greater equity in educational opportunities as well as engaging, inspiring, and empowering all educators through effective edtech utilization practices.

A National Board Certified Educator with 15 years experience in public education, Eric has spent over a decade as a leader in his field, including as both a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Coach. He also holds a pair of Master’s degrees, from Dominican University (Educational Technology) and from National Louis University (Curriculum and Instruction).

He can be contacted esantos@ltcillinois.org.


July 19 @ 8:30 am
July 20 @ 3:30 pm
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South Cook ISC 4
253 W Joe Orr Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 1744 USA
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