Learning Technology Center - Area One South

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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.

Staff

Picture of Jason BrossJason Bross

Network Specialist

Picture of Joel RogersJoel Rogers

Technology Specialist

Picture of Steven ScrantonSteven Scranton

Web Developer

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2705 McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60436

(815) 744-8334

News & Events

Online Professional Development Opportunity
Starts Jan 22, 2014!

Have you ever wanted to take an online course? Do you like learning from the comfort of your own home?

Join IVS-PD for its second session of the Illinois customized Intel Teach Elements series, focused on providing relevant concepts and strategies for 21st Century Classrooms. Courses being offered from January 22-March 5, 2014 include:

  • Designing Blended Learning
  • Project-Based Approaches
  • Assessment in the 21st Century
  • Collaboration in the Classroom
  • Thinking Critically with Data
  • Educational Leadership in the 21st Century

Please view the flyer for more details on each course. Each course is worth 21 CPDUs and cost only $150. However, scholarships are available to cover the course fee.

To apply for a scholarship and select the course you would like to participate in during our second session, January 22-March 5, 2014, please complete the Google Form at http://goo.gl/Otokb4.

Please know that an application does not guarantee enrollment. Scholarship awards and enrollment directions will be shared with selected applicants no later than January 15, 2014 via an email from Danielle Brush Lewis at dlewis@ilvirtual.org. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Danielle.

Technology Planning for 2014

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, 2014.  At that time ISBE will work with the Learning Technology Centers to assign and review all plans in a timely and efficient manner. 

Learn more in the Technology Planning section.

Internet Safety Law

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:

More information on the specifics of the bill

2010 WGKTC Technology Awards Announced

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 

2009 WGKTC Technology Awards Announced

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 

star  2008 WGKTC Technology Award Winners

On May 7, 2008 the WGKTC handed out the Technology Awards for 2008. Learn more about the winners.

2007 WGKTC Technology Awards Winners

On May 16, 2007 the WGKTC handed out the Technology Awards for 2007. Learn more about the winners.

2006 WGKTC Technology Awards Winners

On May 18, 2006 the WGKTC handed out the Technology Awards for 2006. Learn more about the winners.