Teachers spend summer learning
Posted by Terri McHugh on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 8:34 am
Hundreds of District 54 teachers, administrators and other staff members spent the past two days learning from each other at the second annual District 54 Professional Development Symposium on June 12 and 13.
Participants could choose from eight different hour-long presentations during each session and were able to attend a total of four sessions each day. Each of the sessions was led by District 54 teachers or administrators.
Session topics including working with English Language Learners, balanced math instruction, Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, Quantum Learning, literacy instruction, classroom technology, working with children with special needs, supporting students who are above grade level, using data to drive instruction and much more.
The District 54 Professional Development Symposium is only one of the many professional learning opportunities undertaken by District 54 staff members during the summer month. District 54 also offers classes all summer long on a variety of education-related subjects.
Many staff members also use the summer months to attend workshops or to take classes at local universities in order to earn advanced degrees or additional certification.