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You are officially part of the D124 team - Here are some of the great summer learning opportunities available for the taking!


Technology Drop In

Thursday, July 25th 2013 at 9am-12pm

9800 South Francisco Avenue

Evergreen Park, IL

Drop In to talk digital learning - Bring questions, concerns, ideas you want to incorporate into your classroom, thoughts for a webpage, anything you want to explore!

Jump Start Academy (August 13th and 14th)

Tuesday, Aug. 13th 2013 at 9am-12pm

Central Junior High, Evergreen Park, IL

Jump Start Academy is a great way to kick start your school year. There will be many sessions offered on August 13th and 14th covering a wide variety of topics. To register contact Kathleen Prado - kprado@d124.org


Jump Start Academy Sessions

Getting the Most of Formative Assessments (All Grades): This session will give you an overview of formative assessments and how to easily incorporate them into your classroom on a regular basis. Presenter: Kathleen Prado


Book Study (Grades K-3) “Number Sense Routines” This will be a roundtable discussion and Make-N-Take for those teachers that participated in the summer book study with Kathy Hatczel.


Classroom Management (Grades K-6): Attend this session to get a framework for how to structure your classroom to support a positive classroom environment and how to provide positive intervention supports. Presenter: Jackie Janicke


Daily 5 (Grades K-3): This session will be an overview or refresher on how to structure your literacy program using the Daily 5. Copies of the Daily 5 book will be provided for those participants that do not currently have one. You will also participate in a Make-N-Take to walk away with something you can bring right to your classroom to use. Presenter: Alice Spingola


YouTube Tips and Tricks in the Classroom (All Grades): Learn how YouTube can be harnessed to get more out of being just videos. Explore how to make playlists, interactive videos, use the YouTube video editor and Chrome extensions to make classroom viewing a better experience!

Presenter: Kim Darche


Study Island (Grades 7-8): Learn how to incorporate this computer based program into your classroom. Presenter: Camille Dickey


August 13, 2013 Session 2

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


Formative Assessments: Repeat of Session #1

Book Study: Repeat of Session #1

Classroom Management: Repeat of Session #1

Daily 5: Repeat of Session #1

YouTube Tips and Tricks in the Classroom: Repeat of Session #1

Study Island (Grades 7-8): Repeat of Session #1


August 14, 2013 Session 1

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Treasures Reading Instruction (Grades K-6): Get a refresher on the purposes of the story selections in Treasures. Learn ways that these stories can help us reach the rigor of the CCSS. Presenter: Kathleen Prado


Websites (All Grades): Begin to create your own classroom webpage!


Blogging (All Grades): This session will explore how blogging can get your students writing and expressing their ideas. We will map out how to introduce blogging into your classroom, teach your students how to comment and discover how to connect with other classrooms through blogs. Presenter: Kim Darche

ELL (Grades ): This session will teach you practical ways to adapt your lessons to meet the needs of the ELL students in your general education classroom. Presenter: Maggie Essig


August 14, 2013 Session 2

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


Treasures Reading Instruction (Grades K-6) Repeat of Session #1

Websites (All Grades): Repeat of Session #1

Blogging (All Grades): Repeat of Session #1

ELL (Grades 7-8) Repeat of Session #1 for Grades 7th & 8th

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