"10/9 IDAY" is the headliner for the large amount of collaboration notes and documents being shared among our Professional Learning Committee, iLead Team, Administrators, teachers and staff. Please let me tell you, 10/9 IDAY was a blast and only the beginning of what's to come of future institute days for Oak Park 97 teachers, administrators, and support services.
My favorite part? The afternoon iLearn/ IB sessions led and facilitated by D97's very own teachers and administrators, providing over 150 teachers, administrators, and support service staff members the opportunity to choose from 18 different workshop sessions. Out with the google forms and in with Sched, an event scheduler and agenda planner. Using Sched allowed our teachers to have access to ALL workshop session descriptions, room numbers, times, and facilitators as well as access to additional resources. Facilitators were able to reach out to their attendees to notify them of any additional items needed to be prepared for the work session.
Afternoon hot topics included: The Digital Portfolio and You; Class Dojo: Teacher, Class, or Team Tool; Explain Everything in the Engaged Classroom; Engaging the IB Learner Using NearPod; Twitter 101; Magic of the Invisible Web; Motivating the Underperforming Student using Self Assessment; Managing Your Google Lifestyle; Defining Group Roles; Legos, Divergent Thinking, and Embracing Your Creativity; Lesson in a Bag: Two Places @ One Time; Tools to Support Literacy: Co-Writer and Snap&Read