2018-19 Substitute Summer Training

Mandatory Online Training
For Current Substitutes Only

We are excited to offer the ability to view the mandatory training online this year. You will be paid two hours for viewing this training. If you are a retiree, these two hours will count towards your total 550 hours available.

Please watch all of the Mandatory Employee Training Videos.

When you have completed all of the videos, return to this page to sign and submit your 2018-19 Mandatory Training Check List.

Checklist Submitted Payday
June 1 - 12 June 25
June 13 - 30 July 10
July 1 - 15 July 25

*Failure to complete the mandatory training by July 15 will indicate that you are no longer interested in substituting and your name will be removed from our substitute list.



Optional On-Site Training

This year we are also offering optional, paid training sessions at Hollenbeck Middle School. Training will be held on the following dates (select the date to register):

Tuesday, June 12 Registration - Registration closes June 10
Wednesday, July 11 Registration - Registration closes July 6


Class offerings include:

SMART Boards/Technology:

This class is intended to teach substitutes the basics of how to use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. Teachers often use the SMART Board to engage students and deliver unique presentations. You will learn everything you need to feel confident in the classroom when substituting and using a SMART Board.

Safety Training:
The facilitator of this session will review District emergency procedures and your responsibilities during drills and unexpected situations. Topics include what to do in case of a fire, earthquake, tornado, and intruders.

Classroom Management 101:
Experts will teach you ways to improve your classroom management skills and share new, innovative ideas to use in the classroom. This class will focus on strategies designed to help you prepare and prevent problems from happening in the first place. Topics include how to respond when a student misbehaves, how to motivate your students, and how to handle challenging situations.

An Overview of Students in Special Education:
This session will provide you with foundational knowledge and skills for working with children with special needs, making you more comfortable and reassured. This class will provide you with a working knowledge of the varying student disabilities in special education and help you know what to expect when you substitute as a paraprofessional or a Special Education teacher.

Keeping Children Safe Using Active Supervisions:
Children learn best when they are in a safe, well-supervised environment. Using active supervision means taking advantage of all available learning opportunities and never leaving children unattended. You will learn strategies that allow children to explore their environments safely.

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