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Lake County Educational Services is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Kane County Regional Office of Education to offer online learning through the Illinois Online Academy.

The Illinois Online Academy contains a curated collection of courses for Illinois educators through a partnership between the Kane County Regional Office of Education, Illinois Vision 20/20, Concordia University Chicago, and Virtual Education Software.

Topics may include: Instruction in the Content Areas, Differentiated Instruction, Supporting Students with Special Needs, Classroom Management, Early Childhood, Using Tech in the Classroom, Assessment, Trauma/SEL and many more.


  • Accessible anywhere 
  • Cover a wide variety of topics
  • Can be counted toward PD hours  
  • Earn graduate credit for some classes through Concordia University

To take advantage of Illinois Online Academy courses follow these easy steps:

  1. Click on the link below on the Lake County ESD website: Learning. This will redirect you to the Illinois Online Academy.

  2. Select and begin registration for the class(es) of your choice.

  3. When the next window opens - Step 2 of the registration process - go to the lower left hand corner of this Review Your Current Order page and select "Lake County ROE" in the drop down menu to indicate how your learned about the class(es).

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4. Pay for your class(es) and you're all set.

To view a list of online courses, click on Illinois Online Academy.

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