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.
If you need a template for lab reports, ideas for your biology club, pacing guides or lessons for biology, Pre-AP Biology, or AP Biology, this is a good place to start.
You may be familiar with HHMI’s free movies and posters, they also offer films that are available to stream from the site. Other options include 3-D interactives, virtual labs, and printable activities.
PheET Interactive Simulations
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
Nationally-recognized science educator Paul Andersen’s Bozeman Science is a vast library of hundreds of science videos that have been viewed millions of times by learners around the world.
The Triple E Framework for More Effective Technology Integration in Adult Education
Have you ever wondered how well you were integrating technology into your lessons? The Triple E Framework, developed by Dr. Liz Kolb in 2011, is a framework designed to help educators measure how well they integrate technology tools into instruction and provide ways to help increase its use.