Central art teacher Laura Milas asked to serve on National Art Education Policy Committee


Milas was selected to serve on the National Art Education Policy Committee.  The charge of the committee is to review and update the Constitution, By-laws, and Policy Handbook of the organization.  Milas represents one of…

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Laura Milas, Central art teacher, represents art educators on the ISBE Illinois Professional Educator Competencies (IPEC)


Milas was selected as one of only three art educators in the state to serve in this capacity. In summer 2019, the ISBE began a multi-phased process to examine teaching and teacher preparation standards, best…

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World Language teacher leaders present at second regional conference


Four District 86 World Language Teachers presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language Virtual 2020 Spring Conference. Christina Brodell and Sally Belter’s presentation “Creating Courageous Classrooms” focused on the invaluable role…

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American Psychological Association publishes Emily Polacek, South social studies teacher


Polacek created an interactive lesson that helps facilitate understanding and mastery of APA citation style, a crucial skill for students as they research and write. This innovative and creative lesson is scaffolded, easily integrated into…

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Erin Palmer, Central yearbook adviser, receives community recognition for work with journalism students


The Hinsdalean featured Palmer’s work with journalism students during the pandemic citing her inventiveness in ensuring the yearbook made it to publication last spring as well as her dedication to empowering student voices and leadership.

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