Board members of the Idaho Education Association’s Center for Teaching and Learning recently opened their call for proposals for 2024 Summer Institute classes. The four most anticipated days of professional development for Idaho educators, 2024 Summer Institute is queued up for July 24-27 at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
“Summer Institute classes, like all CTL offerings, are designed and taught by IEA members,” said CTL Board Chair Ingrid Spence. “We want the best, most relevant and most impactful classes possible for our Summer Institute participants. If you have a skill, a process or a passion that you think would benefit your fellow educators, send us a proposal.”
The deadline for class proposals is Feb. 23. Classes can be 90 minutes, three hours or six hours.
IEA’s Center for Teaching and Learning provides professional development opportunities for educators all year long. Its annual Summer Institute, by far its most popular training opportunity, offers an atmosphere for networking and camaraderie — and all while earning up to four professional development credits.
“Every year, it’s a great way for educators to recharge and dig deep into areas of their profession that they want to explore,” Spence said.
2024 Summer Institute’s theme is “Adventure Awaits!” Registration to attend opens in April. Last summer, 63 separate classes, including 13 online offerings, offered professional and personal learning in topics from educator self-care and student loan forgiveness to career advancement and the politics of education.