Professional Development Opportunities 

2024 Mental Health Summit 

Step into a transformative journey, designed for educators committed to nurturing the social-emotional well-being of students within a supportive school setting. This summit is an immersive experience in adopting and integrating strategies that foster a positive classroom community, de-escalate challenging situations, and cultivate inclusivity for all students, especially those struggling to find their place.

Key learning objectives include: understanding relational aggression, restorative practices, trauma-informed teaching, building emotional intelligence, secondary traumatic stress, classroom structure, motivational interviewing, change theory, supporting students with anxiety, autism support strategies, crisis support, behavioral challenges, incorporating art/movement, welcoming newcomer immigrant students, and trauma-sensitive school planning. This summit promises a hands-on, scenario-based learning experience, equipping you with the tools and understanding needed to transform your classroom into a nurturing, inclusive environment where students can thrive. Join us to make a lasting difference in the lives of your students, fostering a community where emotional health and academic success go hand in hand.


Morning + Afternoon Sessions Available

8-11 a.m. & 12-3 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

3545 S. 61st Ave. Cicero, IL 60804

Saturday, May 18

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Monday, June 3

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Tuesday, June 4

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Wednesday, June 5

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Session Information


2024 Leading In Literacy Symposium 

Join Cicero District 99 for a dynamic gathering designed for educators eager to advance their literacy instruction skills. This one-day event brings together though leaders in literacy, offering unique networking opportunities with peers from the Chicagoland area.

You'll enjoy engaging presentations, a networking lunch, and leave armed with actionable strategies and resources to enhance your teaching. Ideal for any educator committed to fostering a culture of reading and writing, this symposium promises to be both insightful and practical.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Cicero Community Center 

2250 S. 49th Ave. Cicero, IL 60804

Space Is Limited At This FREE Event


Guest Speakers