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.
Computer Science Legislative Brief (1.0, 12/3/21)
In anticipation of Illinois’ forthcoming K-12 computer science learning standards, the LTC has created a 1-page legislative brief summarizing each district’s obligations under the new curricular mandates. In this brief, you’ll also find links and citations to the relevant, codified legislation, making it easier to further your understanding of these laws and how you’ll fulfill their requirements in your district.
This version was published December 3, 2021. The content included herein is subject to change pending final guideline release and further guidance from ISBE.
National Math and Science Initiative
NMSI provides content-based, teacher-to-teacher coaching, classroom-ready lessons, web-based resources; (HS): Year-long AP CS
Thingiverse Education provides over a hundred free lessons that make teaching with a 3D printer easier and more effective for a variety of grade levels and subjects. It also provides a community where educators can exchange best practices or remix projects.
Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages. Sample lesson plan: https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/computer-coding-lesson-plan-blockly-maze-game/