Did you know that in addition to this 214Ready blog, we have school-based blogs that illustrate how we are redefining learning in District 214?
To learn more, read on!! Hover over the name of each blog; you'll see it is a link that will connect you to the highlighted posts!
HERSEY HIGH SCHOOL: Sharing. Engaging. Inspiring.
Community Service is an integral component of learning in District 214. From school-wide community service days and programs, to class or student-initiated projects, there are many ways we serve. Learn how AP Psychology Teacher Tina Athanasopolous and Division Assistant Karen Mondala at Hersey teamed with students in a community service project to support the WINGS organization.
ELK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL: The Collab Blog
District 214 Teaching and Learning Facilitators connect with their colleagues in daily professional learning experiences. They even collaborate across schools! Learn how Elk Grove teachers use Periscope and Google Hangout to connect virtually with colleagues across the district to visit classrooms and see strategies in action, and how they collaborated in-person with colleagues from The Academy at Forest View for the April In-service day.
ROLLING MEADOWS HIGH SCHOOL: The RMHS TLC Weekly
District 214 schools offer blended learning classes that give students more opportunity to have voice and choice with regard to the time, pace, and place of their learning. Learn what blended learning looks like, and how it impacts student engagement and achievement in Ann Syversen Bullis' Spanish class.
BUFFALO GROVE HIGH SCHOOL: BGenius Collaboratory
District 214 schools have modern learning spaces to support collaborative learning for both staff and students. One example is the BGenius Lab at Bufflalo Grove High School. In this unique demonstration lab, teachers can observe and model best practices to support the school's literacy initiative. This year the BGenius lab hosted over 20 debates, supporting teachers in promoting students' critical thinking skills.
WHEELING HIGH SCHOOL: Wheeling 360
District 214 teachers engage in professional learning experiences with their colleagues in many ways, and they also learn from students! One way they do that is by experiencing a "day in the life" by shadowing a student for an entire day! Along with Prospect High School, Wheeling High School offered this opportunity to staff this year. Read about their insights and what they learned from the experience.
PROSPECT HIGH SCHOOL: Prospect Innovators
Students in District 214 are not just consumers of learning; they are creators too! Examples abound, but a great one comes from Prospect High School Spanish classes. In an annual project, Leigh Sapp's students do research to interpret and analyze the works of famous artists. To demonstrate their learning--and show their own talents as artists and authors--they create works of art and publish blog posts about their projects for a real-world audience.