The four best and most anticipated days of professional development for Idaho educators — IEA’s Summer Institute — is queued up for July 27-30 at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
No less than 63 separate classes, including 13 online offerings, offer professional and personal learning in topics from educator self-care and student loan forgiveness to career advancement and the politics of education. Offered by IEA’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Summer Institute provides an atmosphere for networking and camaraderie — and all while earning up to four professional development credits. This year’s conference will be the first in-person Summer Institute since 2019.
The four day conference is free for IEA members, including lodging and meals. Non-member educators may attend for a fee or can join the IEA here.
“The Center for Teaching and Learning provides professional development opportunities for educators all year long,” said Linda Jones, who is director of IEA’s Region 4 and coordinates CTL trainings. “But Summer Institute is by far our most popular training opportunity. It’s a great way for educators to recharge and dig deep in areas they want to explore.”
Participants can personalize their training schedule for each day from a variety 90-minute, half-day, and full-day sessions. This year’s theme for the conference is “Into the Future.”
IEA’s Center for Teaching and Learning designs and delivers training developed to address educators’ evolving professional responsibilities with the aim of attracting and retaining quality educators in Idaho’s public schools. CTL’s trainers are experienced educators who have developed curriculum in their various areas of expertise. Half, full, and two-day training options are offered in-person or virtually throughout the school year, and most provide opportunity to earn professional development credit. CLICK HERE to learn more