In addition to academic classes for students, Homewood-Flossmoor High School School District 233 also offers learning opportunities for teachers in the summer. Its Homewood-Flossmoor University (HFU) program is open to educators throughout the Chicagoland area. Professional-development classes are taught by Homewood-Flossmoor certified teachers and administrators on a variety of topics, including best instructional practices (i.e. Effective Classroom Management), classroom-technology integration (iPad-Driven Instruction) and student supports (i.e., Understanding & Assisting Students with Behavioral Difficulties).
The HFU program has been offered for years for School District 233 teachers, as well as free for teachers from the district's feeder schools: School District 153, School District 161, St. Joseph's School in Homewood and Infant Jesus of Prague School in Flossmoor. Last year, HFU became available for teachers from any Chicago-area school at an affordable price point. Non Homewood-Flossmoor teachers and administrators can join in the HFU sessions for $25 for a half-day class, $50 for a full-day class or $100 for a two-day class. CPDUs are also offered for attending the summer classes.
"Our teachers are very comfortable presenting and get so much out of learning from the experiences of their colleagues," says Dr. Nancy Spaniak, curriculum director at H-F. "We are delighted to provide this exceptional professional development opportunity to teachers from other districts."
Registration is currently being accepted through Friday, May 24. A complete HFU Course Catalog and registration forms can be found online at www.hfhighschool.org/community.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 is a three-time National Blue Ribbon award-winning school and an IB World School, located at 999 Kedzie Avenue in Flossmoor, Ill. For more information, call or click: hfhighschool.org, 708-799-3000.