Fall 2019 Professional Development Offerings
We are adding two new Google Classes - General Overview
Thursday, September 12th from 3:40 - 4:40 PM
Tuesday, September 17th from 3:40 - 4:40 PM
Course 101 for Pekin 108 - Leonard Ealey, instructor
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 in helping students to reach their full potential. You are required to attend all sessions in order to receive credit for this class. We will meet on the following dates:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Classes will be held in the District Conference Room (Rooms 108 and 109) at Washington Intermediate School. Login to the website and use the Professional Development Registration link on the left menu to sign up today!
Administering the BAS Assessment - Traci Peters, instructor
Fountas and Pinnell's Benchmark Assessment System is an assessment system that includes a series of texts that can be used to identify a student's current reading level and progress along a gradient of text levels over time.
This class will focus on the administration of the Benchmark Assessment System and how to use the information for differentiated instruction. We will practice the administration, analyze results, and have a great time! You are required to attend both sessions in order to receive credit for this class.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Teaching Zen - Jeana Lorengo, instructor
A class to help reveal tricks and tips that young teachers usually spend years learning. You will get tips on how to save time, how to best use the time you have, and how to collaborate to make the best of your time.
Got questions? Find out where to get some answers. Teaching is challenging, and this PD will help you meet and conquer some of those challenges. You are required to attend both sessions in order to receive credit for this class.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Login to the district website and use the Professional Development Registration link found in the menu on the left.
Welcome District Staff
What is available for checkout?
Breakout Boxes - we have 12 total. This resource includes access to fully developed activities tied to curriculum.
Robots and Coding Items - follow this link for a full listing of what we have (incudes descriptions)
Complete this form to access these resources - https://goo.gl/forms/tlD3bdT14AGBRLj82
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY UPDATES
Louie's Lessons Learned - Louie's YouTube Channel of Tutorials
Check out our newest YouTube Channel. The first tutorial is on how to sync your iPhone to your district email and calendar.
Check out the newest updates to Google Classroom - https://il01905155.schoolwires.net/Page/93
We have also added a page related to Communication Tools. Check out these easy to use resources! https://il01905155.schoolwires.net/Page/1468
You can follow our D108Tech Twitter feed for updates on the Instructional Technology Page. @tech_d108
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.
Social Media in District 108
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Ongoing Grant Opportunities
|ALA Association for Library Service for Children Professional Service||http://www.ala.org//alsc/awardsgrants/profawards|
|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|
grants with deadlines
|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|