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D211 Post: Teachers Back for Institute Days

High School District 211 staff returned for two Teacher Institute days on Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 to open the 2017-2018 school year.  The first day of classes for students at all five District 211 high schools and two alternative schools is Monday, August 14.                                                                        ...

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 ...

District 211 Staff, Local Police Practice ‘Active Shooter’ Drills on Institute Day

While Township High School District 211 has educated and trained staff about what to do in emergency situations, staff worked with local police to practice a hard lockdown scenario as if an armed intruder entered the building, complete with sounds of gunshots. The Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Schaumburg Police Departments coordinated efforts with District 211 to practice active shooter drills within school buildings. Schaumburg and Palatine High Schools were used as training sites while no students were present at the buildings on April 8 because of Institute Day. “Twice a year our drills include active participation from the local ...

The Importance of Institute Day

Every academic year, there are four days known as institute days. For students, this is simply a day where there is no school, but for District 211 teachers it’s the complete opposite. What is the reason for an institute day if teachers are at school, but students aren’t? These workdays are designed to help teachers collaborate with colleagues various topics in order to improve classroom experience for students, such as curriculum discussions, sharing teaching methods, and viewing guest speakers. Although institute days are typically held at each District 211 school, the most recent institute day on April 9, is a district-wide institute.  ...