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Course Approval and Salary Lane Change 2020 - 2021

Winter 2019 - 2020 Professional Development Offerings

  • Professionalism in Education - Monica Freaner and Amy Lydic

    Uncover key social information about yourself and others and understand how different personality types best interact with each other.   Understanding this dynamic can be very powerful, especially when the success of our students and schools depends on effective communication between and collaboration among all building employees.

    Join us for this engaging training on Domain 4 - raising the level of professionalism in education.  This two-part training will focus: 1) understanding your working style 2) working with others who have different working styles and 3) working through difficult conversations and conflict productively. 


    This class will meet on Tuesday, January 28th and Tuesday, March 10th from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  Register now to reserve your spot.



    Curiosity Across the Curriculum:  Foundations of Research Workshop - taught by Dr. Carolyn Hunt (ISU)

    Zora Neal Hurston wrote, “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” The joy of curiosity and discovery is a primary reason that many of us became teachers, yet it can be difficult to hang on to that joy amongst the many demands of teaching. 

    Research workshop is a structure for reclaiming curiosity and infusing it across the curriculum in ways that draw on children’s natural sense of wonder. In Inquiry Illuminated, Anne Goudie, Stephanie Harvey, and Brad Buhrow outline curiosity as the first cornerstone of inquiry upon which a research workshop is built. 

    In this professional development session, we will explore the power of curiosity in literacy, science, and social studies. What is curiosity? How does it support learning? How can teachers allow their students’ curiosity to flourish? How can standards and instructional strategies be used in the service of curiosity? We will conduct a mini-inquiry to discover the power of curiosity and engage with practical, immediately applicable strategies for placing the cornerstone of curiosity in our classrooms.


    This class will meet on Tuesday, February 25th and Tuesday, March 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Register now to reserve your spot.



    Google "Suiteness" and Innovative Ideas! - taught by Joanna Carroll

    Come join the fun!  We will explore creative ways to use GSuite and other digital tools that will lead to innovation and creativity in the classroom.  Top tools and projects will be shared and explored, and you will leave with ready-to-go ideas to use in a variety of subjects.


    This class will meet on Monday, March 9th and Monday, March 30th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Register now to reserve your spot.

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

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Social Media in District 108

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    • @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. 
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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