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
Welcome District Staff
School Calendar 2020 - 2021
The school calendar for the upcoming school year
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://forms.gle/saQzJqbZ2aY8tBRq8
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
Like us on Facebook and follow announcements and events on your timelineWe have two Twitter feeds:Follow us for informative tweets!
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|