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

Mon 24

Virtual E-Rate 471 Workshop

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 25

All Things SOPPA

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 25

Declutter Your Digital Life (DuPage ROE)

January 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 26

Be Connected: Next Steps after SecurED Schools

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Thu 27

Virtual E-Rate 471 Workshop

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 31

West 40 Tech Coaches Meeting (Jan 2022)

January 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Feb 01

All Things SOPPA

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 01

Supporting Equity and Access with Technology

February 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Feb 02

Virtual E-Rate 471 Workshop

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
Standards

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.

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Standards

CSTA Standards

Provides resources with how to link CSTA standards to state and national standards (such as CCSS)

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Curriculum & Lesson Plans

National Math and Science Initiative

NMSI provides content-based, teacher-to-teacher coaching, classroom-ready lessons, web-based resources; (HS): Year-long AP CS

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Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Thingiverse

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.

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Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Blockly Games

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/

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