Tim McIlvain

Tim McIlvain

Educational Technology Leader.

Tim McIlvain directs the Learning Technology Center, the leading Illinois organization that delivers technology and education services to all K-12 schools and districts in the state. He provides strategic leadership, expertise, and operational management for technology and digital learning initiatives. Primary areas of focus include technology infrastructure, personalized and digital learning, data security and student safety, equity and access, and industry and community partnerships.

Tim is a frequent presenter on educational technology topics and serves in leadership roles on several boards and committees. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Trainer and Administrator, Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL), and Microsoft Innovative Educator. Before his role as Director, Tim was a teacher, project manager, and web developer. He holds a Master of Information Science from Indiana University and Master of Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Illinois.

Professional Experience

2018 - Present

State Director
Learning Technology Center

Illinois State Board of Education – Champaign, IL

  • Provides executive leadership, including strategic planning, financial management, program development, contract and procurement management, and client operations
  • Leads regional and state initiatives, collaborating across districts and organizations that support adoption and implementation of technology and digital learning
  • Creates relationships with key stakeholders, including ISBE, school districts, state agencies, ROEs, education associations, postsecondary education institutions, and business and industry partners
2014 - 2018

Director
Learning Technology Center 4

Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education – Champaign, IL

  • Directed LTC operations and staff, including strategic planning, budget management, and employee supervision and evaluation
  • Provided technical and consultative support to districts around topic such as PARCC preparation and administration, 1:1 initiatives, e-rate applications, broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity, data security and disaster recovery, Illinois Report Card/MyIRC, Future Ready, and GoOpen
  • 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
  • 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
  • Partnered with educational organizations, including districts, ISBE, LTCs, ROEs, IARSS, ICE, and IETL
2013 - 2014

English Teacher

Libertyville High School – Libertyville, IL

  • Taught literature and communication classes, including Freshman Honors and American Literature
  • Prepared and implemented student-centered lesson 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

English Teacher

Waukegan High School – Waukegan, IL

  • Taught literature, writing, and speech communication classes, 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)
2009

Student Teacher, English

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

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 Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA)
ICE Governing Board, Member 2016 – 2017
TECH 20XX, Co-Chair2015 – 2018
TECH 20XX, Committee Member 2014 – 2015
Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC)
Co-Chair2015 – Present
Committee Member2014 – 2015
Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) Consortium
Governing Board, Chair2014 – Present
Illinois State Board of Education
ILDS Fiscal Equity and ROI Advisory Group, Member2016 – 2017
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
Illinois Representative2015 – Present
National Governors Association (NGA)
Waukegan Public Schools
Building Leadership Team, Team Member2012 – 2013
District and Curriculum PLCs, Member2009 – 2014

Selected Presentations

  • March 2017 Growing a Culture for Effective Technology Coaching: The Principal-Coach Partnership, Online
  • February 2017 Technology Coaching Roundtable, Illinois Computing Educators, St. Charles, IL
  • January 2017 Keynote, Effective Technology Integration, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Institute Day, Gibson City, IL
  • December 2016 Boost Student Engagement through Technology, Rossville-Alvin Institute Day, Rossville, IL
  • December 2016 A Snapshot of the Future Ready Framework, Raising Student Achievement Conference, St. Charles, IL
  • November 2016 A Snapshot of the Future Ready Framework, Illinois Education and Technology Conference, Springfield, IL
  • Nov. - Dec 2016 Statewide MyIRC / Illinois Report Card Statewide Trainings, NIU, IL
  • October 2016 Keynote, Effective Technology Integration, Hoopeston Institute Day, Hoopeston, IL
  • October 2016 Technology to Support SEL, SEL Conference, Champaign, IL
  • September 2016 Using Your Mission to Drive Continuous Improvement, Illinois AdvancED Conference, Champaign, IL
  • September 2016 PowerUp with Google Apps, Casey-Westfield Jr./Senior High, Westfield, IL
  • August 2016 Effective Use of Technology in the Classrooms, District 162, Matteson, IL
  • August 2016 Danielson & Technology, Warrensburg-Latham Institute Day, Warrensburg, IL
  • August 2016 Digital Citizenship and Literacy, B.R.I.D.G.E.S Regional Safe School, Charleston, IL
  • August 2016 Starting Google Classroom, Casey-Westfield Jr./Senior High, Westfield, IL
  • August 2016 Google Apps for Staff, Illinois FFA Center, Springfield, IL
  • June 2016 Leveraging Google Apps for Future Ready Students, Regional Office of Education #39, Decatur, IL
  • March 2016 Digital Assessments, Prairieview-Ogden District #197, Ogden, IL
  • February 2016 Effective Use of Technology in the Classrooms, Regional Office of Education #9, Rantoul, IL
  • January 2016 Flipping the Classroom, Prairieview-Ogden District #197, Ogden, IL
  • January 2016 Google Apps for Experienced Users, Regional Office of Education #11, Charleston, IL
  • December 2016 Digital Assessments, Regional Office of Education #9, Rantoul, IL
  • November 2016 Flipped and Blended Learning, Regional Office of Education #39, Decatur, IL
  • November 2016 Panel Discussion on 1:1 Programs, Illinois Education and Technology Conference, Springfield, IL
  • October 2016 Google Apps for Beginners, Regional Office of Education #11, Charleston, IL
  • October 2016 Family Engagement: Powered by Tech, Danville Community College, Danville, IL
  • September 2016 New to iPads? Regional Office of Education, Decatur, IL
  • August 2016 Formative and Summative Digital Assessments, Armstrong High School, Armstrong, IL
  • August 2016 Diving into GAFE, B.R.I.D.G.E.S Regional Safe School, Charleston, IL
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