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Professional Development For Your Teachers By Your Teachers Ellen Lawrence Carol Smith Katie Aquino Hinsdale Township High School District 86 www.hinsdale86.org.

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1 Professional Development For Your Teachers By Your Teachers Ellen Lawrence Carol Smith Katie Aquino Hinsdale Township High School District 86

2 What is Hinsdale Academy? Inspired by FETC 2009 Conference style workshops – Designed for teachers – Presented by teachers

3 Our Academy Why? What does it look like? Lessons learned Tips for success Summary

4 Why? Authentic Showcase teachers’ skills Share new ideas learned at conferences Training for new school initiatives Continuing education and/or pay scale benefits Low cost for school

5 What Does it Look Like? Topics selected by teachers Sessions taught by teachers or local vendors 15 hours of training = 1 hour on district pay scale Earn Professional Development Credits Variety of formats – Summer – Institute Day – Prep periods – Cohorts

6 Summer Academy 2-3 days 15 hours total contact time 75 minute and ½ day sessions offered Work time built in Lunch options Professional Development Credits and salary schedule hour for attendees Hourly pay for school presenters Volunteer vendor presenters (Library databases, Discovery Education and Barnes and Noble)

7 Summer Year One

8 Summer Year Two

9 Institute Day 1 day 5 hours total contact time 100 minute sessions Work time built in No lunch Professional Development Credits for participants and presenters 1-2 hours paid prep time for presenters

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11 Prep Period Tune Ups 1 day 50 minutes total contact time Hands on instruction Utilize teacher release time = no additional hourly pay or substitutes needed

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13 After School Cohort 6 days 15 hours total contact time 2 ½ hour sessions Work time built in Snack provided by participants Professional Development Credits and salary schedule hour for attendees Hourly pay for presenters

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15 Lessons Learned Timing – Build in time for sharing – Consider offering ½ day sessions Space – Central location for check-in – Multiple locations for sessions Resources – Teacher availability – Electrical outlets Signage

16 Tips for Success Give them goodies – T-shirts – Food – Flash drives – Water bottles Start small, be creative Look for local support

17 Summary Plan well in advance Ask for teacher in-put Choose topics directly related to the classroom Showcase teachers’ strengths Schedule in work time to practice Customize it to fit your school Offer incentives, food & freebies!

18 Thank You! Contact us: Ellen Lawrence and Katie Aquino


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