IEA members had a rip-roarin’ good time and rounded up corrals-full of information and ideas at the annual summer institute, held this year on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello. More than 200 attendees took part in sessions on topics such as:
- Teacher evaluations and Student Learning Objectives
- ESP rights and responsibilities
- Effective mentoring of new teachers
- Anti-bullying and LGBT awareness
- Classroom resources and technology
The keynote address was provided by Shelly Moore Krajacic from the National Education Association’s Executive Committee. “Don’t believe the rhetoric; believe in yourself,” she reminded Idaho’s professional educators while discussing the external attacks on teachers.
IEA President Penni Cyr shared her thoughts during the closing luncheon. “Thanks for contributing your time and expertise this week, and for everything that you do for students,” she said. Cyr also expressed appreciation for the Professional Development Committee, which was responsible for the planning and execution of the Summer Institute. That committee consists of Jolene Dockstader, Jamie Morton, Mary Anne McGrory, Ingrid Spence, Allison Gordon, Becky Hanafin, and Valerie Aker Player, with able assistance from Sue Wigdorski, Julie Fleharty and other IEA staff members.
Preparations are already under way for next year’s Summer Institute, so make a note on your calendars now!
2017 IEA Summer Institute
July 26-29, 2017
Northwest Nazarene University