District 211 Teachers Back to School
Township High School District 211 teachers were back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 19 to participate in the first Institute Day of the 2014-2015 school year.
Institute Days are designed to help teachers collaborate with colleagues about various topics in order to improve classroom experience for students, such as curriculum discussions, sharing teaching methods, and viewing guest speakers.
At Hoffman Estates High School, teachers were greeted by administration and were presented with an overview of this year’s academic goals. Staff was divided into different teams where they participated in various sessions, including discussions about Schoology and ways to innovate their teaching using technology. Focus on technology continues after District 211 approved the full implementation of the One-to-One program this past school year, which provides an Apple iPad device for each student and will help all students to develop essential skills needed to be successful in a digital world.
District 211 teachers will continue with a second Institute Day on Wednesday, Aug. 20, before students return for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 21.