This past summer, Elmbrook teachers and administrators participated in a wide variety of professional learning and development opportunities, and the District hosted educators from across the midwest at two different conferences.
In June, nearly 150 Elmbrook educators attended the Learning FIRST Conference hosted at Brookfield East featuring internationally-recognized speakers and relevant learning opportunities for teachers and administrators. The event drew attendees from districts across Wisconsin and Illinois.
Smaller teams of educators participated in the CAPS Blue Valley (KS) Summer Huddle event to learn about ways to further engage students in Elmbrook's LAUNCH program, as well as the AVID Summer Institute in Minnesota to plan for the implementation of AVID in our middle schools.
In August, author Kristin Mraz spoke to elementary educators regarding a variety of Purposeful Play strategies to incorporate throughout each school day. These strategies help students learn to interact joyfully, purposefully, and meaningfully with each other while engaging in fun structured and unstructured activities.
Later in August, Elmbrook hosted the third annual iSummit conference focused on inclusive practices in education. The event drew regional participation with over 500 attendees from districts across the midwest.
Thank you to our staff for the hundreds of hours invested in professional development throughout the summer!
(Photo: Elmbrook staff at 2018 iSummit)