The Illinois State Board of Education established the Learning Technology Program (LTC) in 1995 to
provide Illinois school districts with the technological resources to improve academic achievement and
prepare students for the 21st Century. Under this agreement, ISBE launched the statewide LTC network to help districts design, implement and assess technology needs.
The State Board of Education provides focus for LTC to deliver the state technology plan through 15
centers. LTC works in cooperation with the Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service
Centers of higher education, special education and vocational education partners. With the assistance
of LTC, most Illinois school districts have been connected to the Internet. This achievement has given
students and educators increased access to a multitude of online resources.
The Learning Technology Center of Suburban Cook County (aka. LTC One Central) works in cooperation
with the Regional Office of Education (www.cook.k12.il.us) as well as the North, West and South
Intermediate Service Centers, Higher Education facilities, Special Education Facilities, Libraries and
Vocational Education partners located in Cook County Illinois.
In 2000, the Area One Hub was split into several LTCs to more closely conform with the Regional
Office of Education structure. The Area One Central LTC serves Suburban Cook County and is located in
the same building as the Suburban Cook County Regional Office of Education.
The Area One Central Learning Technology Center (LTC 1C) works closely with the Intermediate Service
Centers and funds their support for technology plan training and oversight, E-rate training,
coordination regarding education technology grants, technology training, and other educational
applications of technology matters as appropriate, and as budgets allow. LTCs also support statewide
events, e.g. Tech 2005, Illinois Computing Educators Conference, and other special events and projects,
often through the loan of equipment and personnel.
Beginning this year, LTC 1C is staffed by a new full-time director, Mary A. Warren. Under the new
directorship, the LTC plans to continue it's established agreement with E2Services to provide e-mail
and web hosting services and network troubleshooting services for district and school technology
Technology Directors and coordinators can access first level network help services at no fee
(covered by a State Grant to the LTC). Additional services are offered at favorably negotiated rates
and are detailed in the Resources --
Network Services section of this website.