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AIMS Exploratory Summit is a personalized professional development educator event for those involved with exploratory programming in DuPage County.

As exploratory classes provide an intentional creative outlet for students, this event allows innovation-focused educators to come together to share, problem-solve, and network alongside other like-minded peers and colleagues!

Bring your exploratory team, administrative team, or teaching partner for a day of engaging sessions by practicing exploratory educators, opportunities to collaborate with other experts in the field, and time to make plans with your team!

Hadley Junior High School
March 4th, 2022
8am – 4pm
details to come!

Meet our Keynote

Dana Curby is a dynamic Physical Education teacher and Department Head, at AIMS Network School, George Evans Junior High School. With over two decades in the field, Coach Curby has been awarded over $64,000 in Grant Funding to foster innovative practices in school buildings across the state. Earning a degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health Education from Illinois State University and serving on the IAHPERD Curriculum & Instruction Committee, Dana has committed her life to elevating the Exploratory Education, believing these courses and practices are how we truly reach the whole child. Supported by her incredible family, including two energetic young boys – ages 9 and 7 – Dana Curby is going to truly kick off our event with a BANG!

Follow Dana Curby on Twitter (@evanslivefit) & Instagram (@curbyd)

Attend AIMS Exploratory Summit during the DuPage County Institute and leave with powerful ideas to reinvigorate your own exploratory class and to revamp a dynamic exploratory program at your school or district.

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Proposals Open December 6, 2021 – January 2nd 2022

Calling all Exploratory Teachers!
What can you share to help transform another exploratory classroom or school?
What is working well?
How have you grown in your role?
How do you create learning experiences in your classroom/school?
How do you stay encouraged as an educator?
What are you proud of?
Share your story with our attendees. 

Submit a proposal to present at the AIMS Network Exploratory Summit! The deadline for session proposals is January 2nd.


AIMS power, dedication, and passion exists thanks to its dedicated members. Thank you to all of the Illinois Districts, School Buildings, & Individual Members who make the AIMS Network possible! We are Better together!

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