The Feast provides training for educators by educators. Designed either as a week-long institute for teachers, a two-day institute for technology directors/coordinators, or a 4 day STEM style camp for 6-8 graders, the Moveable Feast provides training for educators by educators, and meets the expectations of its participations by providing meaningful sessions geared around topics that are critical to today’s fast changing learning environments. Training sessions are kept small (1:4 trainer to participant ratio) in order to best meet the needs of those attending. The schedule for the Feasts are agile so that if participants have ideas of topics to cover, they can be worked into during the day. As a fluid professional development institute, the Moveable Feast allows participants to design projects that can be used within the next academic year or to network with colleagues to better support learning infrastructures.
In 1998, a group of educators collaborated to design a professional development institute that would stay with K12 educators for a lifetime and would enhance the experiences of students in classrooms throughout Illinois.
The vision of a Moveable Feast (Feast) is to empower, enhance, and engage teachers, administrators, and technology staff with the use of and knowledge about technology and its integration in learning environments.
The mission of the Moveable Feast is to increase knowledge about how to use technology, better support it in school and district environments and how to creatively inspire the learning process so that student performance is enhanced.