Molly Hickerson and Dara Carr shared a busy day with 39 of our K-12 teachers today! The New Social Studies Standards were explored, along with the Inquiry Practices that fall under the standards. Teachers worked in grade level groups to examine inquiry-based lessons in preparation for implementation next year. ... See MoreSee Less
The ISBE Listening Tour for ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) will be in our region later this afternoon! Please join us at Hall High School (800 West Erie Street, Spring Valley) at 4:30 - 6:30 to hear about the 1st draft of the ESSA plan in Illinois and to give your feedback. A copy of the draft and other ESSA information can be found on www.isbe.net/essa/ if you would like to take a look prior to this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
he Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on Dec. 10, 2015. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
Arrrggghhh! It was "Teach Like A Pirate" day for some Kewanee teachers from Belle Alexander School and Irving School. Dara Carr spent the morning in the Kewanee CUSD #229 Administrative Office, leading teachers through a morning workshop based on the book by Dave Burgess. Teachers learned about engaging lessons, establishing rapport and a sense of teamwork, and transforming their classrooms. ... See MoreSee Less