Remote Learning

Resources, professional learning opportunities, and consulting for Illinois school districts as they plan remote learning days and create e-learning plans.

Remote Learning in Illinois

ISBE implemented remote learning in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Note that this is different from statutory e-learning plans. According to Emergency Rules: Part 5 – Remote Learning Days, the Remote Learning Day may be met through a district’s implementation of an e-learning program. Districts that do not have an e-learning plan must adopt a Remote Learning Day Plan approved by the school’s or district’s superintendent or chief administrator.

Professional Learning

The LTC facilitates professional learning opportunities for administrators and educators on remote learning days, e-learning plans, and online learning. You can also access our live and recorded webinars, free online courses, or contact us to discuss custom professional learning for your district.

Upcoming Events on Remote Learning and E-Learning

Wed 23

The Impact of COVID-19: Patterns of Stress and Brian

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Thu 24

Google Classroom for Parents

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 28

Google Classroom for Parents

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 29

Google Meet – New Features

September 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue 29

Using Screencastify to Support Remote Learning

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Tue 29

Google Classroom for Parents

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 30

Google Classroom Workshop

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 30

What’s New with Google Meet?!

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 30

Featured Recorded Webinars

Best Practices to Transition to Online Learning Today
Join Nicole Zumpano and the LTC in exploring best practices for teachers and students to help with this current reality. The focus will be on overarching ideas for all, not tools. This webinar is applicable to all stakeholders in education.

E-Learning and Remote Learning Strategies
Ben Songeroth shares basic e-learning and remote learning resources, strategies, tools, and more.

E-Learning Pilot Districts
District leaders from West Chicago 94, Gurnee 56, and Leyden 212 share how the e-learning day option provides an opportunity to engage students during building closures. Speakers will share their unique approaches to planning, implementing, and evaluating e-learning days.

Online Learning Resources

The LTC curates online learning resources to assist school districts with remote teaching during school district closures.


LTC SPARK District Check-In

Created for districts to use on an ongoing basis, these forms will help administration monitor the social-emotional and physical wellbeing of their students and families.  Two forms are available and both can be edited to fit the needs of the school/district.  The first is for quick, weekly/biweekly input from parents and caregivers, focusing on family wellbeing.  The second is an in-depth and involved survey that can be administered once a quarter, trimester, or semester.  This survey will provide administrators a better look at overarching parent and caregiver concerns.

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Email Etiquette for Students

Do your students need some reminders of good email etiquette?  Use these clear and concise infographics to give them a gentle nudge in the right direction!  Graphics are available to download and share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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SPARK Parent Webinar Series: Get to Know Google Classroom

Join us as we talk with Ben Sondgeroth, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator and Google Expert, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover Google Classroom basics and leave time for Q & A!

This is an on-demand webinar.

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Family Guide to Microsoft Teams

Everything your student needs to know to get started with online learning.

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Back to School on a Budget

Are your kids ready for remote learning, but your house is not?

Are you dreading shelling out too much money for yet another piece of furniture (let alone where it is going to fit in your house!)?

Check out these creative workspace solutions for the at-home, remote learners in your life. Most importantly, each solution comes in at under $40.00 (including optional supplies)!

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