What Teachers are Saying

This conference was fantastic! It was great to see passionate teachers talking about what they do in their classrooms and how attainable goals can be.

Thank you for a great conference! It is so nice to discuss similar issues with middle schools throughout the state.

Great experience! I can’t wait to extend student choice in my classroom.

I love AIMS! I learned some great ideas and info that I will implement next week!

Great presentations overall…the information delivered will support my teaching and classroom improvement.

Great conference content! As a counselor, I was nervous there wouldn’t be content applicable to my role, but it was great. SEL session was outstanding!

The December 2018 AIMS Network Institute earned rave reviews from educators! Hosted by National Louis University and facilitated by the Association of Illinois Middle-grade schools, the Network Institute featured a talented lineup of professionals sharing their strategies, tools and techniques for reaching the middle school learner.

An Emphasis on Participant Choice

Attendees chose from breakout sessions designed to appeal to their unique needs and enhance their professional practice. A variety of timely, relevant topics included Personalized Learning, Skills-based Reporting, technology tools for the middle school classroom, Social Emotional Learning and many more. During the second half of the day, teachers were encouraged to attend open forums led by facilitators focused on a specific middle school topic.

Free Teacher Resources

The event featured practitioners sharing their knowledge, strategies and tools with attendees. Access some of their outstanding presentations online.

Let’s Get Googly – Caren Kimbarovsky, Highland Middle School

SEL in the Middle – Chrissy Harrold, Allison Stephens and Luis Correa, Jack London Middle School

Personalized Learning in the ELA Classroom – Jessica Weibler and Katelyn Giordano, Kaneland Harter Middle School

Upcoming AIMS Event

Missed the December Network Institute? Plan to attend the AIMS Instructional Technology Showcase on March 1, 2019 at Hadley Junior High in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Get more details on our events page.