Network Institute

Network Institute

We proudly present the Network Institute: an event by the Network, and for the Network! This year’s presenter lineup features middle level educators from throughout Illinois, sharing their strategies, tips and tricks for reaching our favorite age group. After informative breakout sessions, Network Institute participants are invited to join us for an afternoon of middle school topic discussion during our popular “un” conference. This year’s event will inform and inspire – register today!

Breakout Sessions and Presenters

  • Building a Positive Culture Through Meaningful Student Recognition
    Kathie Battle, Jill Beauregard, Aisha Mahmood & Patty Reimer – Gregory Middle School

  • Choice – The Optimum Tool for Engaging & Empowering Learners
    Karen Corsello & Emmy Pasier – Emerson Middle School

  • Cutting Out the C.R.A.A.P. – Building Student Independence with Source Evaluation
    Katie Contreras – Emerson Middle School

  • Effective Co-Teaching: Better Together!
    Chrissy Harrold, Jennifer Salzmann & Tonia Wroblewski – London Middle School

  • Empowering Students Through Authenticity
    Katelynn Giordano & Kendall Lawson – Kaneland Harter Middle School

  • Get Moving, Get Thinking: Increasing Student Engagement
    Michelle Masny & Gia Kunkel – Hadley Junior High School

  • Hey, Teacher…Leave Those Kids Alone: Cooperative Learning Strategies
    Samantha Alaimo & Christopher Hammer – Emerson Middle School

  • How to Be a Learner
    Hillary Prager & Katelyn Weil – Hadley Junior High School

  • Podcasting for the Classroom
    Shelby Burton & Melissa Rosen – Highland Middle School

  • Restorative Practices in Action
    Allison Geers, Jacob Heilicser & Amanda Richter – Crone Middle School

  • SIOP Strategies and how they Benefit ALL Learners
    Ashley Davila & Tracy Fuentes – Stevenson Middle School