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Huntley Community School District 158 is excited to offer a full day of professional development for administrators, school business officers, and educators regarding innovative solutions on issues facing educational institutions.

Each year hundreds of educators and administrators from schools and districts around the country visit Huntley Community School District 158 to learn about our innovative programs. To accommodate these visitors, the District has designed a full-day professional development opportunity, offered on select dates annually.

Innovation Days will include a full day of sessions, networking/Q&A, and classroom visits. The day will begin with a keynote presentation on innovation from a panel of district administrators and will follow with discussions, sessions, and site visits related to your purpose for attending.

Innovative Topics include:

  • Blended Learning – High School only
  • PBIS – High School only
  • Always Initiative (1:1 Implementation)
  • Collaborative Learning Spaces

A sample daily schedule is below:

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m. Past, Present, and Future of Education (Moving Beyond Pockets of Innovation)
Presenter: Erika Schlichter, Ed.D., associate superintendent
9:30-9:45 a.m. Travel to Buildings
9:45-noon Building Level/Topic Specific Discussions/Site Visits
Noon-12:45 p.m. Lunch (Discussions with Students, Teachers, Administrators, and Networking)
1:00-2:30 p.m. Site Visits 

  • Elementary – Collaborative Learning Spaces, Elementary 1:1, STEM Lab
  • Middle School – 1:1 Implementation, MakerSpace, & Collaborative Learning Spaces
  • High School – 1:1 Implementation, Blended Learning, Collaborative Learning Spaces, PBIS


We want to make this learning opportunity easy and affordable for you to attend and are requesting $25/person to cover our costs. We encourage you to bring a group of your administrators and educators to experience how these innovative programs can have an impact in your district and schools.


To register, please visit the District 158 Web Store. Please enter each participant individually and add to your shopping cart. During the registration process, you will be asked to indicate the following information for each participant:

  • Topic that you are most interested in
  • Level for site visit (elementary, middle, or high school)
  • Lunch preference (salad or sandwich)
  • Dietary needs

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We look forward to meeting you and sharing our experiences of Innovation in Education!