"Many Pieces…One Vision"
Fall Institute - October 9, 2015
The Staff Development Committee is proud to
present its fifth Institute for Best Practices to the entire District 228
Staff. Applications for workshop sessions from staff members were
submitted in early spring and reflect many aspects of Teaching & Learning
and Student Services. The Institute sessions are aligned to the D228
Learning Principles and Teaching Practices of our District Improvement Plan.
In addition to our keynote speakers, teachers,
members of the student services department, and administrators, presented
workshops on a wide variety of initiatives.
Handouts from various workshops can be found by scrolling down this page.
I'd like to extend
a special "thank you" to all presenters and staff development
committee members for helping to organizing this event.
Catalog of Workshops
These are the learning principles and teaching
practices created and adopted by District 228 students and staff:
Students need learning experiences that:
- are framed with consistent, clear expectations and
- connect classroom content with the real world (3a).
- engage and increase motivation (3c).
- are differentiated (1b; 3c).
- tap into their interests and curiosity (3c).
Effective teachers enhance learning by:
- connecting with the students and building respectful
- creating a safe, controlled, positive environment in
both the classroom and building (2a).
- varying instructional techniques (1e; 3c).
- providing organized, structured, and sequenced
experiences (1e; 3c).
- building upon their content knowledge and
transferring knowledge to students through expert instruction (1a).
"Create Learning Experiences that Stick: Amplify Your Teaching Using #edtech Tools" - Janet Kane and Ryan Blackwell
"All You Need to Know and More About Type 1 Diabetes" - Brad Walsh
"Collaborative Data Collection, Quantitative Analysis, and Result Calculation Using Google Sheets" - Matthew and Julia Spreadbury
"College Athletes: Motivating for Student Success and Eligibility" - Jennifer Bylut and Kristine Bonebrake
"Creating Type III Assessments" - Mike Mecozzi and Corinne Williams
"Debate and Drama in the Classroom" - Kathleen O'Connor, Jeanne Uniek and Brandy Winstead
"iPad Basics" - Cheryl Harris, Lisa Walsh, Kara Williams, Mary Gabel, Katie Udestuen
"iPad, Reflector and Technology...OH MY!" - Kristen Kaczmarek and Mayra Ortega
"SAMR: Focus on 'S' and 'A'" - Mary Rose Bernas and Kelly Sala
"SAMR for Advanced iPad Users" - Scott Meech, K-12 Development Executive, Apple Education
"Share My Lesson - A Must Join Professional Community" - AJ Chelepis
"Sugar: What It's Doing to Our Students" - Heather Manzke and Stacy Faulkner
"Tips to Help Teachers Keep Kids with Diabetes Safe at School" - Madonna Pufunt
"Transferring Abstract Concepts Into Real World Application" - Ed Lipowski
"Utilizing Classcraft with Students" - Mike Brown