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SOWIC Academy Sessions 2019-2020

The Technology Toolbox: Supporting All Learners
January 23, 2020
8:30 am - 11:30 am

This hand-on workshop will focus on using websites, apps, extensions, and Google Drive, to provide access to all learners. Learn tips on ways to effortlessly integrate differentiation into the classroom using technology. Participants will learn various strategies to integrate technology in meaningful ways throughout the day. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using various tools presented to ensure successful implementation!

Improve Behavior and Increase Learning
February 19, 2020
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn strategies to help student respond rather than react. Reduce behavior problems that disrupt the learning process and increase the skills students need to learn. Teach students the skills they need to self-regulate their thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Participants will leave with strategies that can be implemented immediately in the classroom setting.

Re-Think Grading: Formative Assessment that Works!
March 9, 2020
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Effective formative assessments provide teachers vital information to ensure students are on track to meet learning goals. Learn quick easy strategies that engage students in active learning and allow your students to demonstrate their knowledge. These strategies will assist teachers in taking the pulse of the classroom before the unit assessment or homework assignment…when it’s already too late to address misunderstanding! The session will focus on pre-assessment, checking for understanding during instruction, and providing effective feedback.


Who: All Staff (District Employees and SOWIC Employees)
Where: SOWIC Main Office
1207 N. Larkin Ave, Joliet
Cost: FREE, CPDUs provided
Call 815-741-7777

SOWIC Spotlight is selection process that has been developed out of a desire to highlight the exceptional efforts of individuals working within SOWIC.   Such individuals stand out among their peers not only for the successful execution of their work assignments, but also because of their dedication, creativity, and actions toward improving services provided to students and families within the cooperative. 

To nominate a SOWIC Staff Member, click on the link and complete the form:


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