Professional Development

Professional development opportunities linked to district and building goals and initatives.

When signing up for PD that is off-site a Request to Attend Professional Meetings form must be submitted to your building principal.

Request to Attend Professional Meetings

Travel Reimbursement Guidelines Conference Reimbursement

Tuesdays - Register Now

3:30-4:00 - Various Technology Topics

Monthly Webinar Series is a collection of free webinars featuring a variety of technology topics. Each month, learn from state and national experts on innovative classroom practices, educational apps/tools, networking and infrastructure, data security, accessibility, and more. Connect and share in real-time with educators from around the state or visit our library of archived webinars to get your professional development on demand.

November 6 - Getting Started with Augmented and Virtual Reality

November 13 - Google Tips & Tricks to Improve your Workflow

November 20 - K12 Cybersecurity

November 27 - Technology for Social Emotional Learning

December 4 - Coding in the Classroom

December 11 - Powerful Ways to Engage your Students Using Google Classroom

LOCATION: Online, Learning Technology Centers of Illinois

November 14-16 - More Information

2018 Illinois Educator & Technology Conference

Please complete a Request to Attend Professional Meetings Form.

Tuesdays - Register Now

4:00-6:00 pm - Various STEAM Topics

This workshop will give support to those wanting to implement components of STEAM into their youth development activities. Those who attend this workshop will learn about STEAM resources that are available through Extension and in the community, how to implement STEAM and will allow time to collaborate with other STEAM professionals to practice and create lesson plans and activities.

November 27 - Experiential Teaching Model

January 22 - Soil and Plants

February 26 - Plant and Animal Life Cycles

March 19 - Junk Drawer and Maker Space

LOCATION: McLean County U of I Extension office at 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704

November 29 - Register Now

3:30-4:30 - SMART Board Training

Did you snag one of the SMART Boards from Sangamon and now you're wondering how to best ulitize the board in the classroom? This training is for you. Tracy Ward will answer all your questions regarding the functions of the board, while also giving you ideas on how to incorporate this technology in your classroom.

LOCATION: High School, Ellen Ericson's Room, B06

December 3 - More Information

2018 Raising Student Achievement Conference: Moving all Children Forward

Please complete a Request to Attend Professional Meetings Form

Location: Pheasant Run, St. Charles, IL

December 10 - Register Now

9:00-3:00 - ShaPE Up Your Curriculum

Physical Education Teachers: Examine standards, grade level outcomes, unit planning and assessments. Participants will work on Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU).


December 13 - Register Now

8:30-3:30 - Engaging Students in the Middle Grades: Connecting with 6-8 Students

Looking for new ways to engage middle school students as well as address social emotional standards in the classroom? Join us for a day of professional learning centered on specific strategies to enhance any content focus in the middle school classroom.

  • Explore strategies to connect with students and help them transition to and throughout middle school.
  • Discover strategies for facilitating discussions and discourse.
  • Walk away with a variety of strategies and resources that can be implemented in the classroom right away!

LOCATION: The Radisson Hotel, Normal, IL

December 15 - Register Now

8:30-3:30 - Putting it all Together: K-5 Strategy Dive

Join us for a day of professional learning focused on the unique needs of K-5 educators! This day will be centered on specific strategies that can be utilized in the elementary classroom.

  • Explore the science and social science shifts.
  • Discover instructional strategies that work across all content areas.
  • Walk away with a variety of strategies and resources that can be implemented in the classroom right away!

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet for activities.

LOCATION: The Radisson Hotel, Normal, IL

February 8 - Register Now

2019 ICSS Spring Conference

8:00-3:00 - “Building Your History & Social Sciences Tool Kit

Inspired by the theme, 50-minute sessions will explore topics from across all social science and history disciplines, including standards, skills & strategies, content knowledge, assessment, inquiry, resources, interdisciplinary & community collaborations, & more.

LOCATION: Illinois State University, Bone Student Center

June 3-6 - Register Now

8:00-4:00 - Responsive Classroom - Level 1 Training

Level 1 training is a four day training for teachers grades K-8. Teachers must attend the training all four days. After October 30th, any remaining seats will be made available to teachers outside the district.

The district will cover the $725 registration fee. No stipends will be paid for attending.

LOCATION: Middletown Prairie Elementary

Webinars available at any time!

Hour-Long Webinars

This is free training on art integration and STEAM in the classroom. You'll earn a PD certificate and all materials are included.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD offers archived webinars for free to members and non-members. All hand-outs and resources are included. Registration is required, but all webinars are FREE! Various topics and speakers are represented. Find one that fits your goals and needs now!

Edweb offers webinars for free in real time and archived. The calendar feature lists up coming webinars throughout the month (usually held between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.) and the archives list any previously held webinars.Various topics and speakers represented. Learn about topics that interest you on your time!

Simple K-12 offers some free events. Most are an hour or under and held during the school day at various times. Registration is limited for most events, so claim your spot(s) early!

November Early Dismissal Resources