District 211 Hosts Networking Event for Instructional Coaches from 38 Area Schools

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The networking experience was considered invaluable to several of the participants.

District 211 recently hosted a networking conference for area instructional coaches to share coaching models and strategies that are utilized in area schools. More than 60 participants from 38 different Chicago-area high schools attended. This is the first time District 211 has hosted this event.

District 211 instructional coaches, as well as Lisa Small, associate superintendent for Instruction, spearheaded the event.

The agenda included opportunities to share instructional coaching models that have worked at each school. Glenbrook South presented on student engagement strategies and the CLICC Engagement Talk, and St. Charles high schools presented on student-centered coaching, which provided tools and suggestions for collecting evidence to assist teachers in their instruction. Participants created color pyramids that were an example of a formative assessment, and learned a review game called “Quiz Quiz Trade,” which demonstrated another engaging activity.

The networking experience was considered invaluable to several of the participants. Many said they appreciated being able to share what their school does and learn from others. Others said they learned valuable tools and useful ideas through the conversation.

The schools that participated in the event include:

Academy North

Academy South

Addison Trail High School

Barrington High School

Burlington

Conant High School

Evanston Township

Fenton High School

Fremd High School

Glenbard East High School

Glenbard North High School

Glenbard South High School

Glenbard West High School

Glenbrook South

Hillcrest High School

Hindsdale South High School

Hoffman Estates High School

Lake Zurich High School

Leyden High School D212

Lincoln-Way Central

Lincoln-Way East

Lincoln-Way North

Lincoln-Way West

Lyons Township High School

Maine East High School

Maine South High School

Main West High School

Naperville Central High School

Naperville North High School

Niles North

Niles West

Oak Forest High School

Palatine High School

Schaumburg High School

St. Charles East High School

St. Charles North High School

Tinley Park High School

Willowbrook High School