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Teaching & Learning

Director of Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the Department of Teaching and Learning! This department focuses on the core components on building the capacity of our parents/guardians and instructional leaders in an effort to enhance instructional growth within our student body.
Beginning Fall 2019 we will have Parent University sessions. The purpose of each session is to provide parents/guardians support in understanding their student’s data and instructional goals.  Parents will be provided strategies and activities to use so they can further improve the instructional support system within their home.
Teachers are provided a multitude of support to strengthen their pedagogy and sharpen their practice. Instructional support consists of:
  • Professional Development
  • Teacher Boot Camp
  • 21st Century Learning Practices
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Instructional Committees
  • STEM Education
Students are provided a hybrid curriculum. The classrooms are technology-rich to allow learning to take place on a digital platform. Students are 1:1 with Chromebooks. Google Classroom is used for assignments, projects and digital learning. Students in the 8th grade are provided an opportunity to obtain high school credit (Honors Algebra) with a partnership through Thornton Township High School District 205. Opportunities to enhance student growth outside of the classroom include:
  • After-School STEM Education
  • Clubs
  • Instructional Fairs
  • Music
As we move forward, the Department of Teaching and Learning will be evolving to meet the needs of our parents, teachers and students. Please contact us with questions/concerns at 708.825.0070.

Remote Learning Plan

Schools Closing



March, 2020

Parents/Guardians of Hazel Crest School District 152 1/2,

Thank you for your on-going partnership in ensuring students are able to continue their academics viadistance learning during the coronavirus COVID-19 health concern. The district has provided digitalaccess for all students in Pre-Kindergarten to 8th Grade. Information can be found under the e-Learninglink on both the district and school web pages. Each weekday your student should log into their school’se-Learning site. The instructional hours for e-Learning are 9AM - 2PM. Attendance is taken daily and assignments are provided in accordance to grade level and content specialty. Both the building administrators and teachers can be contacted via email for questions or clarity regarding the provided tasks.

Below are some additional instructional resources that can also be used with your student.

  • Back to (Virtual) School: 5 Things Parents Can Do to Support Students in Virtual Courses

            Virtual School Courses

  • Family School Closure Resources - From SCISC-4 (Grades K12) 

            Grades K12 Resources

  • Edmentum Worksheet Bundles - These bundles include tasks in the content area of math,language arts, science, reading    and literacy. Answer keys are provided. ( Grades K-8)

           Worksheet Bundles

  • PBS Kids for Parents - Games, activities for students ages 2 - 8 ( Grades Pre-K to 3rd)

            PBS Resources

  • Scholastic Learn At Home - Magazines, activities, Social-Emotional Learning and more! (Grades K-6)

            Scholastic Resources      

If you are in need of internet services during this statewide school closure, there are some companieswho are offering services for free based on income qualifications. Services are for 60 days. Contact thecompanies below for more information.

  • Specturn - 844-488-8395
  • Comcast (Internet Essentials) - 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376)

Please email the Department of Teaching and Learning with any questions you may have.  We can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]


Dr. Cynthia Levy
Director of Teaching and Learning

Mrs. Denischia Cooper
Administrative Assistant to the Department of Teaching and Learning