District 58 certified staff learned a lot during the Monday, Jan. 4 virtual Teacher Institute Day! Staff attended six one-hour learning sessions, presented by District 58 teachers and administrators, as well as outside experts and consultants. Staff could customize their schedule – there were nearly 100 sessions to choose from! The topics covered a wide range of specialties and interests. For example, specific topics included:
- “Understanding Implicit Bias” (all staff attended this session either in August or on Jan. 4)
- “Supporting Struggling Readers during COVID-19: Tips & Tricks for Online Reading & Writing Instruction”
- “Tips and Tricks for Kids Struggling with Executive Functioning Skills in the Elementary Classroom”
- “Bridges Literature Connections: Creating Asynchronous Activities (Make and Take)”
“All of the presentations were great, and immediately helpful. My favorite Institute Day to date!” said Whittier Teacher Librarian Kelly Coleman (via Twitter).
“Thank you to the staff of District 58 for an awesome institute day! I'm very grateful for the hard work of the presenters and administrators for making this day such a big success. Our team knocked it out of the park!” said Superintendent Dr. Russell.