Huntley Innovation In Education Days

Huntley Community School District 158 is excited to offer a full day of professional development for administrators, school business officers, and educators regarding innovative solutions on issues facing educational institutions.

Huntley 158’s Always Initiative has recently become the largest K-12 1:1 program in the state of Illinois. While quite an accomplishment, our 1:1 initiative is simply one of many innovative programs in the District. Each year hundreds of educators and administrators from schools and districts around the country visit Huntley Community School District 158 to learn about our innovative programs.

This year, to better accommodate our many visitors we have developed a full day of sessions, networking/Q&A, and classroom visits. The day will begin with a keynote presentation on innovation from a panel of district administrators and will follow with discussions, sessions, and site visits related to your purpose for attending.

Innovative Topics include:

  • Blended Learning
  • High School Academies (Medical, Engineering/Project Lead The Way)
  • STEM Labs/MakerSpaces
  • PBIS
  • Always Initiative (1:1 Technology)
  • Collaborative Learning Spaces

A sample daily schedule is below:

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m. Past, Present, and Future of Education (Moving Beyond Pockets of Innovation)

  • Dr. Burkey – Superintendent
  • Dr. Schlichter – Chief Academic Officer
  • Dr. Budzynski – Director of Information Technology
  • Mark Altmayer – Chief Financial Officer
9:30-9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion/Q&A with Panel
9:45-10:15 a.m. Travel to Buildings
10:15-11:15 a.m. Building Level/Topic Specific Discussions
11:15 a.m.-noon Panel Discussion/Q&A with Teachers & Students
noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch (Discussions with Students, Teachers, Administrators, and Networking)
1:00-2:30 p.m. Site Visits

  • Elementary – Collaborative Learning Spaces, Elementary 1:1, PBIS, STEM Lab
  • Middle School – 1:1, MakerSpace, Collaborative Learning Spaces, & PBIS
  • High School – 1:1, Blended Learning, Academies, PLTW, Collaborative Learning Spaces, PBIS
2:30-3:00 p.m. Wrap up and Q & A


We want to make this learning opportunity easy and affordable for you to attend and are requesting $25/person to cover our costs. We encourage you to bring a group of your administrators and educators to experience how these innovative programs can have an impact in your district and schools.


To register, please visit the District 158 Web Store. There, enter the requisite fields, and add to your shopping cart. Within the shopping cart you can update the quantity (number of guests). Once we have your registration and payment information, we will follow up with a separate email to indicate your topic of interest and who is attending.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our experiences of Innovation in Education!