Summer '15 Professional Development

Join Maine 207 for some Outstanding PD Opportunities!

What Drives Maine 207's Professional Development Offerings?

At Maine 207, we host courses developed and taught with you, the educator, in mind. We understand the importance of instructors knowing the material, but find that it's equally important that they believe in the tools that they are providing. It is this enthusiasm, we feel, that sets our courses apart from others.

Here at Maine Township District 207, we pride ourselves on the vast array of experience offered by our staff. By promoting and supporting their unrelenting desire to improve, we have successfully developed an outstanding internal system highlighted by our phenomenal teachers. Our instructors have years of experience both implementing and teaching strategies in Problem Based Learning and Cooperative Learning in the classroom, and Maine Township is fully immersed in the Google Apps for Education Universe from the top down.

Visible Learning into Action Presented by Ainsley Rose

Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 8am to Thursday, Aug. 6th, 4pm

1111 S. Dee Road Park Ridge, IL

You are invited to join Maine Township HSD 207 who will host a VISIBLE LEARNING 3 day workshop conducted by top consultant Ainsley Rose.

For more detailed information on the content covered, please visit our Registration Page HERE.

Each day will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be included.

Location: Maine Township HSD 207, South Dee Road, Park Ridge, IL


  • August 5: Foundation Day
  • August 6: Part One of Visible Learning into Action for Teachers
  • November 5: Part Two of Visible Learning into Action for Teachers

Cost: $599 per person (includes materials and meals each day)

Follow this link to register!

Going Google with Maine 207

Back by popular demand, Maine 207 will offer our Google courses again, but this year, we've added some new flavor!

To see all of what we have to offer, please follow the link here, which will take you to a Google Doc detailing our courses and a place to register!

Why come experience what Maine 207 has to offer?

The "why" question is one that teachers will often hear from their students, such as "Why should I learn Calculus, when am I going to use this?"

Fortunately for us, we find the answer to "Why?" is easy. You should come because it will help make your classroom more enjoyable for both you and your students!

Our goal here at Maine 207 is to provide all educators with new tools and further hone those existing to make their profession easier. The world of teaching is similar to the world of physics; we want to create a system where our results far exceed the tremendous effort that you, the educator, puts in!


If you have questions related to the PLAY offerings, please feel free to direct them toward Dan Bachar at Maine Township High School District 207 ( or by phone at 847.692.8010).

Maine Township High School District 207

Dr. Barbara Dill-Varga

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Hank Thiele

Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning