Category: Event Announcements

Microsoft Licensing 101 for K-12 Schools – Webinar

JourneyEd has partnered with ILTPP to provide member schools with deep discounts on technology purchases from software to hardware as well as expertise to help in identifying the right fit solutions. JourneyEd’s focus is on education; the company and its employees pride themselves on providing legendary customer service.

Watch this exclusive 60-minute webinar with JourneyEd to learn about all the key points schools should consider when licensing Microsoft products and what this means for your school.

During this session, some of the things you’ll learn include:

  • Perpetual licensing v.s. Annual Subscription licensing
  • A synopsis of each Microsoft licensing option: (eOpen, Select, OVS-ES, EES subscription)
  • Using Microsoft’s Student/Faculty/Staff Advantage program with Google (Free Microsoft Office Pro 365 for students and employees)
  • Using the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center
  • How to license various Microsoft Server products

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Christine McConnell
Senior Account Manager
636-349-7058
cmcconnell@journeyed.com

Learn More About JourneyEd

ITsavvy, Cisco & Motorola Solutions – Events You Won’t Want to Miss

ITsavvy is excited to partner with ILTPP and continue to provide budget-sensitive, scalable solutions to ILTPP members across the state. As a valued ILTPP partner, ITsavvy contributes targeted, timely educational content for PK-12 IT professionals while providing maximum value to members.

To launch this all-new full catalog contract, ITsavvy will be offering the following events during the month of March:

Improve Campus Connectivity with Motorola Nitro

March 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join this webinar hosted by ITsavvy and Motorola Solutions and see how your students and staff can stay connected with Nitro™, providing a strong private LTE network connection while supporting all types of devices. See how this end-to-end communications solution based on Citizens’ Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) provides lightning-fast private broadband data with premium voice communications for your school. 

Cisco Threat Hunting Workshop

March 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

In this ITsavvy workshop, you will learn how the components of Cisco’s SASE solutions provide visibility, simplicity, and efficiency for SecOps teams. You will leverage these tools as you research real-world attack scenarios executed by malicious actors. You will learn the role of these tools in incident response, threat hunting, and event analysis. Meet the facilitator for the workshop, Bill O’Malley.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Matthew Butler
Client Executive Public Sector
630-396-6307
mbutler@itsavvy.com

Learn More About ITsavvy

Event Recap: Cybersecurity in K-12 Post 2020 – What to Focus On

On February 18, 2021, the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) joined valued partners Howard Technology Solutions and Palo Alto Networks in a roundtable discussion surrounding the main areas of focus for K-12 cybersecurity. This interactive session was led by K-12 Strategist, Fadi Fadhil and highlighted the new realities presented by 2020 events.

The event focused on key areas, including securing remote learning, defending against ransomware, equity challenges, and funding. With Fadhil’s deep understanding of K-12 public education needs and challenges, he lead with a unique strategic vision, technical and operational expert advice, and emphasized partnerships that can assist K-12 organizations and leaders achieve exceptional results. As a former CIO of Minneapolis Public Schools and CIO of the City of Minneapolis, Fadhil brought realistic obstacles and impactful cybersecurity strategies to the table for ILTPP members.

Couldn’t make it? Check out Fadhil’s slide deck and the presentation recording below. Contact your dedicated Account Manager to learn more about purchasing options and don’t forget to mention ILTPP!


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Joe Leppert
Senior Field Sales Representative
(312) 448-1314
jleppert@howard.com

Erin Miller
Inside Sales Manager, K-12 Education
(601) 399-5720
elmiller@howard.com

Learn More About Howard Technology Solutions

Can’t Miss: Upcoming E-Rate Regional Workshops

The Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) provides approximately 30 in-person and online events each year to assist school districts with navigating the E-Rate process. The E-rate 471 Form is the second form of the annual process of application and is REQUIRED each year. Due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, all tour sites are virtual attendance only at this time.

Registration for all events is open to anyone, regardless of district location! All events are scheduled from 9AM to 2PM to provide time for hands-on demonstration and virtual office hours support for completing the form.

E-Rate 471 Workshop Tour Dates

  • January 26, 2021 – Champaign Area
  • January 28, 2021- Belleville Area
  • February 1, 2021 – Charleston Area
  • February 10, 2021 – Oglesby Area
  • February 16, 2021 – Moline Area
  • February 18, 2021 – Carterville Area
  • February 26, 2021- Fairfield Area
  • Last Chance Workshop:
    • March 21, 2021 – Peoria Area

The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) is a statewide cooperative of Illinois educational entities that aggregate buying power and expertise to procure technology products and services from quality vendor partners while providing valued communication and collaboration. ILTPP is an initiative of the Learning Technology Center (LTC) and contributes to the LTC’s mission of building statewide capacity for educational change through technology-related professional learning, programs, initiatives, and support.

Kick Off the New Year with LTC!

To kick off the 2021 New Year, the Learning Technology Center of Illinois has partnered with a number of vendors, services, and the Illinois State Board of Education to offer Illinois K-12 educators, technology staff, and administrators some key professional development opportunities.

SecurED Schools: January 13 & 14

SecurED Schools is a two-day professional development conference focused on data privacy and cybersecurity for K-12 Administrators, Technology Leaders, and IT Staff.

Technology and education leaders will learn about data privacy with an emphasis on SOPPA and cybersecurity requirements, policies, and best-practice strategies during engaging presentations and hands-on activities. Sessions focus on two main strands: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity.

Remote Learning Conference: January 14 & 15

The Remote Learning Conference is hosted by the LTC and the Illinois State Board of Education. It will showcase the best practices, pedagogy, apps, and tools for leveraging remote and hybrid learning, based upon the lived experiences of Illinois’ K-12 educators. This big event will spotlight Illinois educational pioneers as well as welcome three featured speakers from the national edtech community:

  • Educator and trainer Dr. Monica Burns (Host of Easy EdTech, creator of classtechtips.com)
  • Trainer and speaker Dr. Caitlin Tucker (author of Blended Learning in Action and Balance with Blended Learning)
  • Speaker and digital innovator Shelly Sanchez Terrell (author of Hacking Digital Learning Strategies and Learning to Go)

Now’s the time to reserve your digital seat at these exciting conferences. At only $25 for each event, you’re sure to walk away from these professional learning experiences with an abundance of ideas for elevating your craft or skill.


The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) is an initiative of the Learning Technology Center (LTC) and contributes to the LTC’s mission of building statewide capacity for educational change through technology-related professional learning, programs, initiatives, and support.

ILTPP is an Illinois Chief Procurement Office Approved Cooperative/Consortium.

Managing SOPPA and Maintaining Innovative Practices

A webinar for ILTPP members and Illinois K-12 Technology Staff.

As we all near the end of 2020, it’s time to think about what lies ahead for 2021. The Illinois student data privacy law known as SOPPA will be going into effect on July 1, 2021. Many districts are already beginning to prepare!

Join LearnPlatform for an interactive session to hear from Illinois edtech expert, Rob Residori on:

  • What you need to know about SOPPA.
  • How your district can prepare for July 1, 2021.
  • Real-life examples of Illinois districts excelling with data privacy compliance.
  • Examples of Illinois districts currently using LearnPlatform to promote data privacy compliance and communicate safety easily.

SPEAKER Rob Residori, Director of Regional Partnerships
rob.residori@learnplatform.com


ILTPP has recently signed a new contract with LearnPlatform, providing ILTPP members discounted pricing on a top software-as-a-service and research-based solution.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Districts >5,000 Students
Rob Residori
Director of Partnerships
(773) 273-9419
rob@learnplatform.com

Districts <5,000 Students
Hillary Simons
District Analyst
(860) 933-4091
hillary.simons@learnplatform.com

Learn More About LearnPlatform

Empowering the Defender #EndpointSecurity

Please join ITsavvy and Cybereason for a webinar covering how the Cybereason operations centric approach to endpoint security is empowering district defenders more than ever on Tuesday, December 8th at 11 a.m. CT. By outperforming other cyber solutions on the market, Cybereason can provide your school or district a unified security approach to enable the ability to correlate threat activity across the entire network to protect every endpoint, fixed or mobile.

This event is specific to ILTPP members and Illinois K-12 Technology Leaders.


ILTPP has recently extended its contract with ITsavvy to a full catalog, direct agreement. This is to provide members unlimited access to savings across all ITsavvy offerings. Read more below!


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Matthew Butler
Client Executive Public Sector
630-396-6307
mbutler@itsavvy.com

Learn More About ITsavvy

ILTPP & Partners Exhibiting at #IETC2020 This November

The Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC) is facilitating an immersive and engaging virtual experience for Illinois educators, IT staff, and administrators. This year’s conference will still focus on technology integration strategies, engaging instructional practices, digital tools and resources, and emerging trends.

ILTPP will be exhibiting this year, in addition to a number of our valued vendor partners:

Join us at this #IETC2020 to learn, explore, and connect with innovative edtech providers! Don’t forget to mention ILTPP or ask about how to save with ILTPP when speaking with one of our partners.

Professional Development to Reinvigorate Teaching and Learning

School Specialty offers a variety of Professional Development opportunities to help you implement new programs, engage students, and reinvigorate teaching and learning in the classrooms.

Education is a constantly evolving field. Staying on top of the latest techniques and teaching styles can be tough – especially for teachers tasked with demanding workloads. That’s why School Specialty offers such a wide variety of professional development courses.

These courses take the burden off teachers and help meet district requirements by offering three convenient options: in person, live webinars, and on-demand. Taught by authors, Teachers of the Year, and experts within their fields, School Specialty’s extensive range of workshops provides practical tips and inspiration designed to reinvigorate teachers and help them engage students.

Featured Courses


None of the Bidding. All of the Saving.

In addition, School Specialty has extended its Spring special buy until May 31st! ILTPP members can receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off their supply orders. This is in addition to the 35% off list price ILTPP members already receive, simply by mentioning ‘ILTPP’. Learn more details here!


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Belkys Quintana
Director of Business Development
786-314-8017
belkys.quintana@schoolspecialty.com

Learn More About School Specialty

May 5-6 – Virtual Dude University 2020

Dude Solutions is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions to education, government, healthcare, senior living, manufacturing, and membership-based organizations. For nearly two decades, the company has inspired clients to create better work and better lives. Dude Solutions combines innovative, user-friendly technology with the world’s smartest operations engine, empowering operations leaders to transform the most important places in our lives.

Dude is excited to share it will be holding a free virtual Dude University May 5 and 6! While the annual in-person conference is canceled, the company is committed to supporting its clients by offering much of the same great training, industry best practices, and information about what new and exciting solutions are coming soon from The Dude. This virtual conference will be seamlessly offered online with sessions held from 12 to 4 PM CT both days.

Sessions Include:

  • Product training for beginners to more experienced users on Asset Essentials™, MaintenanceDirect™ and MaintenaceEdge™, Energy Manager™ and SmartGov™
  • Industry Connects to share client success stories, how to best use your current Dude products during COVID-19 and what new value-add solutions are planned for the upcoming release from The Dude
  • Live client panel where you can learn more about how your peers are navigating through COVID-19, their current pain points and how they’re creatively solving for what happens next
  • Best practice sessions on using data and analytics, how to motivate your team, how to stretch the life of your assets, and more
  • What’s ahead on the product roadmap, including new value-add solutions planned for the upcoming release from The Dude and the newest member of the Dude family, Assetic

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

John White
Senior Sales Manager
877-868-3833
john.white@dudesolutions.com

Learn More About Dude Solutions