HCDE Innovation Zone To Host Second Annual iZone Summer Institute

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The HCDE Innovation Zone will host its second annual iZone Summer Institute to be held at Chattanooga State Community College July 7-8.  The iZone Summer Institute is a professional development opportunity provided to iZone Educators. The purpose of the institute is to help iZone educators gain new insights, develop new skills and learn about innovative approaches to drive academic achievement in their students. 

Sessions will be filled on a first come first served basis.

 Last year the iZone partnered with On Point to present its first ever iZone Summer Institute. Over 700 teachers, school administrators and community members were challenged to set high expectations and make learning fun for every student. 


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