This week District 123 Staff welcomed more than 20 new teachers during New Teacher Orientation. During the three-day training new teachers got an overview of programs, curriculum, and technology practices in the District.
New Faculty members were introduced to a variety of programs in District 123 including the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) initiative, Instructional Coaching, and Early Learning program. They also had the opportunity to meet their mentors, who will work and help guide them along in their transition to District 123.
Curriculum Facilitators provided an introduction to our ELA and Math curricula as well as Standards Based Grading, the district Chief Information Officer provided an introduction to technology practices at D123 as well.
“As we look forward to another school year, it is always inspiring to spend time with our new staff members. It has been my sincere privilege to work with them over the past three days. Their enthusiasm is contagious and I truly appreciate their participation in a variety of professional development activities designed to help ease their transition to our district,” said Kathleen Gavin, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent Curriculum, Assessment, and Family Engagement for District 123.
In addition to this professional learning, new faculty had the chance to check out their new classrooms and prepare for the year ahead. They will meet new students on the first day of school, August 23rd for grades 1-8.