EdTech Next

EdTech Next by LTC

Where Next Practice Meets Best Practice

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Galena, IL | August 2-3, 2021

Keep your edtech integration momentum moving during this two-day destination learning event for teachers in picturesque Galena, IL!

Across Illinois, classrooms are beginning to offer renewed opportunities for in-person learning. But now’s not the time to slip back into old edtech utilization habits. Now’s the chance to establish a new normal and make today’s digital learning apps, platforms, and best practices part of every classroom’s pedagogy going forward.

EdTech Next by LTC is coming this summer to turn those aspirations into a reality. This two-day destination learning event in Galena, IL, will offer educators a one-of-a-kind professional learning experience geared toward taking the next steps in edtech integration. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network in person and enjoy an assortment of relaxing amenities around scenic northwest Illinois.

Spaces for this intimate event are limited, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!


August 2-3, 2021


Eagleridge Resort and Spa, Galena, IL


Please contact Ben Sondgeroth at bsondgeroth@ltcillinois.org with questions.

Monday Activities


Join us for the first-ever LTC golf outing at Eagle Ridge’s premier golf course. We will be playing an 18 hole 4 person scramble. If you don’t have a team of 4, don’t worry! We’ll be able to put people together for an awesome networking opportunity!


Surrounded by over 20 miles of wilderness and paved hiking trails, Eagle Ridge is an outdoor lovers’ paradise. Bring your hiking shoes and the LTC will supply water bottles and snacks.

Zip Lining

This 2.5 hour excursion takes you through Tapley woods, near the Galena Territory and Eagle Ridge. The tour begins with a UTV ride through the trees to the first platform. The ziplines will get progressively longer, including three ziplines of over 700 feet! As the tour goes on, you will reach heights of 75 feet and speed up to 40 mph! Before your adventure comes to an end, you will rappel down two platforms and venture across the 140 foot sky bridge to reach the last and longest zipline that is 1,230 feet long!

Shuttle to Downtown Galena

Enjoy everything downtown Galena has to offer! Hop on to the provided shuttle and enjoy the afternoon shopping, eating, and enjoy wandering around downtown. The shuttle will pick you up after a few hours and ensure you are back at the hotel in time for our Monday grill-out dinner.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy trail rides at the Shenandoah Riding Center. With 40 miles of groomed riding trails, Shenandoah offers something for riders of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced.