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.
- ISBE Coronavirus Webpage
Updates, resources, and guidance regarding COVID-19.
- ISBE Continous Education Resources (#keeplearning)
Curated free resources to assist districts, teachers, and parents.
- ISBE E-Learning
Section specifically addressing E-Learning, which is different than the remote learning that was implemented in response to COVID-19.
- Remote Learning Day and E-Learning Plan Database
- Online Learning Resource Database
- Online Courses
- Live and Recorded Webinars
- Regional Workshops
- Consultations & Support Requests
- Cooperative Purchasing
Online Learning Specialist
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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
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 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.
Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place, letting teachers create vibrant learning environments. Build collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and connect with colleagues—all from a single experience.
FERPA and Virtual Learning During COVID-19 (March 30, 2020)
A slide deck from the U.S. Department of Education’s presentation on FERPA and virtual learning. Included is an overview of FERPA and scenario-based responses.
ISTE’s Learning Keeps Going
A coalition of education organizations led by ISTE has curated free tools, strategies, tips and best practices for teaching online.
Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
A frequently updated list of free resources and subscriptions provided by vendors in response to COVID-19 school closings.