The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) is a program of the Learning Technology Center (LTC). The governance arrangement between the Illinois State Board of Education, the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education #9, and ILTPP/LTC is pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq., and the Illinois School Code’s Cooperative Educational and Operational Programs provisions, 105 ILCS 5/3-15.14.
Working in conjunction with the ILTPP staff, the Advisory Council is an essential component of our mission to provide accessible, high quality and affordable EdTech resources and opportunities to educational communities that improve students outcomes and accelerate innovation. Council members will have the opportunity to guide the ILTPP program in preparing students for their future, promoting and advocating for the importance of technology integration, and ample opportunities for collaboration with other technology leaders throughout the state
Council seats are open to representatives from every school district and time commitments are flexible. ILTPP members are encouraged to apply if they are interested in volunteering or assisting with program activities.
Leadership: Tim McIlvain (Learning Technology Center)
Staff Liaison: Hope Hardin-Borbely, ILTPP Program Manager
Members: Todd Dugan (Bunker Hill CUSD 8), Travis Eygabroad (Diocese of Peoria), Hope Hardin-Borbely (ILTPP Program Manager), Nick Jupin (South Beloit CUSD 320), Jared Lynn (Mahomet-Seymour CUSD 3), Gerry Mattix-Wand (East Alton-Wood River CHSD 14), Mike McGowan (Sunnybrook SD 171), Tim McIlvain (LTC Director), Juanita McWilliams (Prairie-Hills ESD 144), Shannon Smith (Tuscola CUSD 301), Matt Weld (Area 5), Steve Wilder (Knoxville CUSD 202), and (Butch Wilson (Christopher 99 SD).
The Council supports ILTPP by providing insight from schools, vendors, and other Illinois organizations regarding educational technology products, services, and purchasing best practices. The Council members are leaders in the educational technology and purchasing/procurement fields, serving as Superintendents, Principals, Technology Directors, School Business Officers or Managers, and liaisons to other Illinois organizations.
- Attend three onsite or virtual meetings per year.
- Provide guidance on program objectives, including the formal bid process, RFPs vendor selection, product selection, and bid review.
- Advocate for the ILTPP program among colleagues and/or constituents.
- Term: 1 Year