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

Wed 08

G Suite Apps: YouTube & Sites

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wed 08

Will County Instructional Technology Meeting

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 09

Q&A for Technology Staff and Leaders

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 09

Digital Citizenship Tips for Remote Learning

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue 14

Virtual Chicagoland Coaches Meeting

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue 14

Instructional Coach Roundtable

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 14

Instructional Coach Roundtable

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 15

Introduction to Google Classroom (Online)

April 15 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Thu 16

Q&A for Technology Staff and Leaders

April 16 @ 11:00 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.

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Microsoft Teams

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.

Video Tutorials

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Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Smekens’ Literacy Lessons

Created by Smekens Education, Literacy Lessons provide a library of ready-to-share reading and writing lessons.

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Best Practices

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.

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Digital Promise’s Online Learning Resources

Filterable database of online learning resources curated by Digital Promise.

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Resource Collection

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.

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Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

A frequently updated list of free resources and subscriptions provided by vendors in response to COVID-19 school closings.

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