The Learning Technology Center for Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties (LTC1S) housed at the Professional Development Alliance in Joliet, supports the learning and educational technology needs of districts and schools in Will, Grundy and Kendall counties. Our goal is to provide pertinent information, resources and technical assistance to all educational professionals in our tri-county area. We offer continuous staff development planning to support educational technology innovations as well as comprehensive networking consultation.
2705 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60436
Virtually join your fellow administrators, educators, and technology coordinators for lively discussions around relevant technology-based educational issues. Topics will include federal and state updates; regional, state, and national technology news; hardware and software issues; and upcoming technology conferences and workshops. All meetings are from 9:00am - 10:00am. Register Now
01/18/12 (Online Recording)
03/14/12 (Online Recording, Resources)
All Technology Plans that are due for review must be submitted on the Interactive Illinois Report Card website (http://iirc.niu.edu) by February 28, 2012. At that time ISBE will work with the Learning Technology Centers to assign and review all plans in a timely and efficient manner.
The Area One South Learning Technology Center is providing training that will equip districts to write a technology plan utilizing the new streamlined criteria.
Learn more in the Technology Planning section.
This legislation requires school districts, beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, to incorporate an "age-appropriate Internet safety unit of instruction in the current course of study regularly taught in the district's schools." The bill specifies that students, grades three and above, should be taught how to navigate the Internet with caution. This legislation gives individual school boards the authority to determine the scope and time spent on Internet safety instruction. It also requires the State Board of Education to make Internet safety resource materials available to school districts on its website at www.isbe.net/curriculum/html/internet_safety.htm. To be clear, at this point no specific curriculum or program is required or endorsed, however we have provided a list of resources which may prove useful to schools and districts as they develop their own decisions and policies around this important topic. As always, the LTC 1-S is here to provide support and assistance to you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Internet Safety Curriculum Resources:
In a continuing effort to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 educators in the area of technology integration, the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy-Kendall counties, the Professional Development Alliance, the Learning Technology Center 1-S, VISTA Learning, and DeICE Chapter of the Illinois Computing Educators are pleased to announce the 2010 WGKTC Technology Awards. Learn More
In a continuing effort to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 educators in the area of technology integration, the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy-Kendall counties, the Professional Development Alliance, the Learning Technology Center 1-S, VISTA Learning, and DeICE Chapter of the Illinois Computing Educators are pleased to announce the 2009 WGKTC Technology Awards. Learn More
On May 7, 2008 the WGKTC handed out the Technology Awards for 2008. Learn more about the winners.
On May 16, 2007 the WGKTC handed out the Technology Awards for 2007. Learn more about the winners.
On May 18, 2006 the WGKTC handed out the Technology Awards for 2006. Learn more about the winners.