Resources created or curated by the LTC that address essential and relevant K-12 education and technology topics.
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.
Cybersecurity Considerations in a COVID-19 World
CoSN, the national professional organization for K – 12 technology leaders, addresses cybersecurity concerns related to COVID-19.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.