Learning Resource Library

Resources created or curated by the LTC that address essential and relevant K-12 education and technology topics.

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CSAT – CIS Controls Self-Assessment Tool

The CIS Controls Self-Assessment Tool, or CIS CSAT, is a free web application that enables security leaders to track and prioritize their implementation of the CIS Controls. For each CIS Control and sub-control, CSAT helps organizations track its documentation, implementation, automation, and reporting.

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Reflective Coach Journal

This document is meant as a guide for coaches to become more reflective in their practice. It can be completed in any order, at any time.

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Essential Agreements for Online Learning

Examples of expectations for teaching and learning that can be used with staff.

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Google Meet Help Videos

Eric Curtis provides brief videos on using Google Meets.

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Cybersecurity Considerations in a COVID-19 World

CoSN, the national professional organization for K – 12 technology leaders, addresses cybersecurity concerns related to COVID-19.

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The Return to Learn Playbook

The Return to Learn Playbook promotes engagement, feedback, and communication in any learning environment. View instructional strategies, tools and platforms, and best practices broken down by grade band.

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Research In Practice: SAMR, Observation, Analysis, and Action

Research-based resources from Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura, the creator of the SAMR model of technology integration.

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Google Classroom Video Series

Solve key teaching and learning challenges with Google Classroom.   Available in English, Português, Español, Italiano, 中文 , Nederlands, Bahasa Indonesia, 日本語, 한국어

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Stop. Think. Connect. Cyber Threat Campaign

The STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.

 

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CISA Ransomware Guide

On September 30, 2020, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center released a joint Ransomware Guide, which is a customer centered, one-stop resource with best practices and ways to prevent, protect and/or respond to a ransomware attack.

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Cybersecurity in the Classroom

The DHS Cybersecurity Education Training Assistance Program (CETAP) equips K-12 teachers with cybersecurity curricula and education tools. This resource includes project-driven Curricula (e.g., lesson plans, assessments); programs (e.g., hands-on cybersecurity learning activities for middle-school and high-school students); and Student Resources for students, parents, and activity leaders looking to enhance students’ awareness of STEM, computer science, and cyber topics.

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Cyber Threats to K-12 Remote Learning

Published in December 2020, this report by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) details how cyber actors are targeting school computer systems, slowing access, and rendering the systems inaccessible to basic functions, including remote learning. In some instances, ransomware actors stole and threatened to leak confidential student data unless institutions paid a ransom.

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TeacherCast Educational Network

The TeacherCast Educational Network, created by Jeff Bradbury, hosts a multitude of resources for all things edtech.  Here, find the resources specific to educational technology instructional coaches, including blog posts, podcasts, and more.

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Google’s Certified Coach Program

The Certified Coach program empowers instructional coaches to work 1:1 with educators and drive impactful technology use in their schools. Coaches get access to research-backed strategies and tools – so that new and veteran educators alike can transform instruction across every classroom.

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Coaching Digital Learning

From The Friday Institute, the “Coaching Digital Learning” MOOC (massive open online course) is offered several times a year.  This free course will deepen your understanding of what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology effectively with relevant and rigorous opportunities to build upon your professional needs and understanding — whether beginning in your role as an instructional coach or seeking advanced strategies

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Summer Coaching Summit 2020: Conference Resources

A compilation of session recordings, slide decks, and resources for coaches from the Summer Coaching Summit in August 2020, presented by the Lake County Educational Services and Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

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Safe Online Learning

This online safety curriculum resource, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), provides leveled, interactive Internet safety lessons, games and activities for students in grades 3-8, and includes a teachers’ guide to support implementation.

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CK-12

CK-12 is an excellent Open Educational Resource (OER) that is free and easy to use. Digital resources include PLIX interactives and simulations, adaptive practices, study guides, and FlexBook digital textbooks. CK-12 FlexBooks are complete online platforms for assembling, authoring, and distributing standards-aligned, interactive, multi-modal educational content.

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Bright Morning by Elena Aguilar

Bright Morning is an international education, coaching and consulting firm that exists to bring new learning practices to organizations that aspire to interrupt inequities, build resilient communities, and heal and transform the world. Our work transforms schools into equitable places of learning where every child gets whatever they need, every day, in order to be successful and to thrive.

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Techy Tips and Tricks

This is a collection of resources compiled by teachers and coaches to solve everyday edtech problems.

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