• March 4, 2022, County-Wide Institute Day Program

    • English Language Arts County-Wide Institute Day
    • Wheaton North High School
    • Friday, March 4, 2021 


    CELEBRATING LANGUAGE ARTS: Reshaping the English Classroom for Today’s Learner

    Wheaton North High School will host the 15th Annual “Celebrating Language Arts” Institute Day on Friday, March 4, 2022.  Our presenters will share ideas and activities that address not only the ways we have grown as educators over the past year and a half, but the struggles we, and our students, continue to face, from issues of equity and access to obstacles in the content area itself. 

    We will offer sessions in the complete language arts field, including but not limited to the following: the literature of novels, short fiction, and poetry; the rhetoric of nonfiction; the analysis of film; the literacy skills of reading and vocabulary building; the writing skills of memoir work and journaling, creative writing, rhetorical writing, and journalism; the specialized curriculum of speech programs, Advanced Placement courses, theater, and acting; the teaching practices of assessment (especially the paper load); implementing new programs; incorporating technology, and integrated grammar instruction. 

    Our Schedule

    7:00 – 7:40   Registration; Coffee/Rolls and Bagels

    7:45 – 8:35 Session A

    8:45 – 9:35 Session B

    9:45 – 10:35 Session C

    10:45-11:35 Session D

    11:35-12:20 Lunch + Networking

    12:25-1:00 Session E - Breakout Rooms by Building (Time with your school to "unpack" the day)


    PD Hours: 5

    Audience: ELA Teachers, ALL Teachers

    Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Fee: $35 - Due February 18, 2022 - All checks should be made payable to Wheaton North High School

    Location: Wheaton North High School, 705 W. Thomas Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187

    Contact Person: Nicole Blazier (nicole.blazier@cusd200.org)

    Registration Link: https://forms.gle/cmt2EsHQ71UpMVHN7


    A Call for Proposals


    If interested, please complete the information on the below Google Form by January 28, 2022.



    Presenting is strong evidence of Domain 4d and 4e “excellent” ratings for teacher evaluations.

    We expect that every middle- and high school Language Arts and English Department attending the conference will have at least one teacher submit a proposal.

    Presentations are 50 minutes in length.   Each presenter is expected to host two sessions.