Spring 2021 Professional Development Offerings

  • Responsive Classroom CARES: Examining the Social & Emotional Competencies - Instructor Erin Heilman

    In this class, we will take a look at the social-emotional competencies as laid out by Responsive Classroom: Cooperation, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control (CARES). We will discuss what exactly these competencies mean for different ages, what they look like in student behaviors, and how to teach and model the positive behaviors.

    Tuesday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 30 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM



    Investigating Diverse Mentor Texts and Playing with Digital Tools in the Writing Workshop - Instructor Grace Kang

    Consider incorporating diverse mentor texts as mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors (Bishop, 1990) into your Units of Study writing lessons.

    We will introduce aspects of critical writing workshop and pick from a host of diverse children's literature to try in your writing lessons. We will also explore various digital tools and technologies that can be utilized in your hybrid and remote learning spaces.

    Thursday, March 11th and Monday, March 29th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM

    **This class will be held virtually over Google Meet.**



    Course 101 for District 108 - Instructor Len Ealey

    This professional development academy course introduces participants to the district and school resources that support teacher professional development and improve student achievement. 

    Participants will learn about the different levels of support available to assist staff members in advancing their field of knowledge and in helping students to reach their full potential.

    October 29, January 28, and March 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    April 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM



Please contact Director of Human Resources Joe Franklin with any questions.

Welcome District Staff

Course Approval and Salary Lane Change 2020 - 2021

Full Color Posters

  • Full Color Posters are Now Available!

    We have 2 sizes and 2 paper qualities to choose from:

    • Medium Size – Heavyweight White Paper (approx 17 x 24) $3.00 each
    • Regular/Large Size – Heavyweight White Paper (approx 24 x 34) $4.00 each
    • Medium Size – Regular White Paper (approx 17 x 24) $2.00 each
    • Regular/Large Size – Regular White Paper (approx. 24 x 34) $3.00 each

    NEW ORDER FORM - Color Poster Order Form

    These posters can be laminated once you have them printed.

    Contact the Tech Center with questions.

Who to Contact List

  • Do you have questions about district resources?  Are you unable to access a district resource?  Check out our Who to Contact List.

Social Media in District 108

  • Facebook
    Like us on Facebook and follow announcements and events on your timeline
    We have two Twitter feeds:
    • @Pekin108 is a general one with announcements from the District homepage
    • @tech_d108 is an Instructional Technology subject specific feed on the Instructional Technology page. 
    Follow us for informative tweets!

Ongoing Grant Opportunities

Group/Company Website
ALA Association for Library Service for Children Professional Service http://www.ala.org//alsc/awardsgrants/profawards
Awesome Foundation http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en
DonorsChoose.org http://www.donorschoose.org/
Farrell Family Foundation Grants http://www.farrellfamilyfoundation.com/
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation Toolbox for Education Grants http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/
Reiman Foundation Grants Accepts proposals any time for education-focused projects. http://www.reimanfoundation.org/
Toshiba America Foundation Accepts grades 6 - 12 science and math teacher applications for grants of $5000 or less. http://www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp
GetEDFunding http://www.getedfunding.com/c/index.web?s@r.3G.Qvx7RZ7.

grants with deadlines

Company/Group: Website: Deadline:
NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/ Applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.
Thank America's Teachers Grant Program https://www.thankamericasteachers.com/submit-a-proposal/ August 30
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grants http://www.nctm.org/Grants/ November 6
Kids in Need Foundation http://www.kinf.org/grants/ September 30

Internet Safety Curriculum

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee