Tim McIlvain
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Tim McIlvain

Educational Technology Leader

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Tim McIlvain is the Director of one of the six regional technology centers established by the Illinois State Board of Education that provide Illinois school districts with technical support, technology-related professional development, and technology planning and consulting services. Learning Technology Center 4 supports 117 school districts in 18 counties throughout east-central Illinois.

In his capacity as Director, Tim is also the program supervisor of the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP), a statewide consortium the combines the purchasing power of school districts to offer aggressive pricing on technology hardware, software, and services. He is on the Governing Board of the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE), the Illinois chapter of ISTE; a committee member of the Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC); and the co-chair of TECH 2016, an annual event at the state capitol that showcases students’ uses of technology and raises awareness of the transformational role technology plays in education.

Tim is a frequent presenter on educational technology topics and is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), Google Trainer, Google App Certified Administrator, and Google Educator. Prior to his role as Director, Tim was a teacher, project manager, and web developer. He has a Masters of Information Science from Indiana University and is pursuing a Masters of Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Illinois.

Work Experience

2014 - Present

Director
Learning Technology Center 4

Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, Champaign, IL

  • Facilitated and/or presented at over 150 local and statewide workshops, conferences, and online trainings focused on technology infrastructure, classroom technology integration, and state initiatives
  • Provided technical and consultative support to districts, including PARCC preparation and administration, 1:1 initiatives, e-rate applications, broadband and Wi-Fi, data security and disaster recovery, Illinois Report Card/MyIRC, Future Ready, and GoOpen
  • Directed LTC operations and staff, including strategic planning, budget management, and employee supervision and evaluation
  • Managed ILTPP, a statewide technology consortium that negotiates prices with vendors for technology software, devices, and services on behalf of all K-12 districts in Illinois; increased members from 200 school districts to 750 districts
  • Created and nurtured partnerships with educational organizations, including districts, ISBE, LTCs, ROEs, IARSS, ICE, and IETL
2013 - 2014

English Literature Teacher

Libertyville High School, Libertyville, IL

  • Taught five literature and communication classes, including Freshman Honors and American Literature
  • Prepared and implemented student-centered lessons and assessments in support of department goals, Common Core Standards, and ISTE Standards
  • Sponsored the Mock Trial team (2014) and was an active member of PLCs
2009 - 2013

Communications Teacher

Waukegan High School, Waukegan, IL

  • Taught five literature, writing, and speech communication classes peryear, including Freshman, Sophomore, and Senior Literature; Speech and Debate; Creative Writing; and Read 180
  • Utilized PBIS and RTI strategies; prepared and implemented student-centered lesson and assessments in support of department goals, College Readiness Standards, Common Core Standards, and ISTE Standards
  • Sponsored the forensics team (2009-2013), the school newspaper (2010-2012), a web design club (2010-2012), and a book club (2011-2012)
  • Partnered with several teachers to create Envision Scholars, a non-profit that provided college scholarship for first-generation immigrants in the Waukegan area; supported over thirty-five students in financing higher education
2009

Student Teacher in English Literature

Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL

2007 - 2009

Project Manager, Web Services

American Academy of Dermatology, Schaumburg, IL

  • Led the implementation and management of 25+ internal and external web-based programs and websites, including content management systems (CMS), customer relationship management (CRM) systems, learning management systems (LMS), marketing promotions, survey apps, and continuing education solutions and assessments
  • Established project management processes and managed project timelines, teams, and scopes using a combination of agile and waterfall methodologies
  • Created and maintained all project documentation and media, such as project charters, schedules, prototypes, use case scenarios, and training materials
  • Instructed staff (150+) on the use of new technology, software, and websites through whole-group presentations, one-on-one sessions, and written manuals
  • Collaborated with department directors and cross-departmental teams to assess needs and develop project plans

Education & Certifications

Google Certified Trainer, 2017
ITIL V3 Foundation Certification, 2017
Illinois Growth Through Learning Evaluation Training, 2016
Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, 2016 – 2018
Microsoft Innovative Educator, 2016 – 2018

Google Apps Certified Administrator, 2016 – 2018
Google Certified Educator, Level 1 and 2, 2016 – 2018
Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), 2016 – 2018
National Board Certification in English Language Arts (NBCT), 2014 – 2024
Project CRISS, 2011

2015 - May 2017

Master of Education in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Concentration: Educational Administration and Leadership (Principal Preparation)
Endorsement: Principal (K-12)
2008 - 2009

Professional Educator License (PEL)

National Louis University, Wheeling, IL

Endorsements: Secondary Education (6-12), Computer Applications (6-8), Computer Science (6-12), English Language Arts (6-12), Library Information Specialist (6-12), Technology Specialist (9-12)
2005 - 2006

Master of Information Science

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Concentrations: Competitive Intelligence, Project Management, Instructional Technology
2001 - 2005

Bachelor of Arts,
English and Creative Writing

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Leadership Roles & Committees

Illinois Computing Educators (ICE)
ICE Executive Board, Treasurer 2017 – 2019
ICE Governing Board, Member 2016 – Present
TECH 20XX, Co-Chair 2015 – Present
TECH 20XX, Committee Member 2014 – 2015
Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC)
Co-Chair 2015 – Present
Committee Member 2014 – 2015
Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) Consortium
Advisory Board, Chair 2014 – Present
Illinois State Board of Education
ILDS Fiscal Equity and ROI Advisory Group, Member 2016 – Present
Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative, Working Group Member 2015 – Present
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), Illinois Representative 2015 – Present
National Governors Association (NGA) Broadband and Digital Learning Policy Academy, Illinois Representative 2015 – 2016
Waukegan Public Schools
Building Leadership Team, Team Member 2012 – 2013
District and Curriculum PLCs, Member 2009 – 2014

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