Fall 2020 Professional Development Offerings

  • 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


    Google Sites - Instructor Joanna Carroll

    Google Sites makes it easy to create a class website for your students and parents!  The possibilities are endless!

    In this session, you will:

    • Design your own Google Site
    • Learn how to insert a variety of digital content
    • Create a Student Hub and Parent Hub 
    • Learn how to design your own backgrounds and buttons

    October 20 and October 27 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM


    Choice Boards - Instructor Joanna Carroll

    Come learn how to create a Choice Board for your students that are aligned with your learning goals!  A Choice Board is a perfect assignment for Google Classroom and gives the students choice.  They are super easy to make and perfect for any grade level.

    In this session, you will:

    • Design a Choice Board using GSuite
    • Be introduced to different styles of Choice Boards
    • Learn how to bring Choice Boards to life with interactivity and creation
    • How to assign the Choice Boards to Google Classroom

    November 17 and December 7 from 4:00 - 6:00 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