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
Need more hands-on support? Schedule a meeting!
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.
Zoom Guides for Parents/Students
Editable instruction sheets for Zoom for students using Zoom on computers or iPads.
Spanish Version: Translations by native Spanish speaker, Mariel Early
Polish Version: Translations by Bozena Stelmakova
French Version: Translations by Claire Bouyssie (Blog, Instagram)
German Version: Translations by @teaching.with.tablets
Arabic Version: Translations by Laila Timani
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.
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.
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.
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)!