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May 23, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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During this session, educators will investigate how to introduce, or further integrate, a focus on global issues in their content areas. The session will specifically focus on how awareness-raising can be a key action students can take easily. Educators can expect to leave with ready to go lessons and activities that could be implemented the next day! Through this session educators will also be able to learn how to access tickets to WE Day for the 2017-2018 school year. Caitlin Botsios is the Manager of Professional Development for WE Schools. As a former Chicago educator, Caitlin is passionate about providing innovative development to educators so they can utilize their learnings to further engage their students. She is a current fellow in Teach For All’s Global Educator Development cohort and sits on North-Grand High School’s Local School Council.
May 17, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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A professional street artist will demonstrate the do's and don'ts of stencil making while you are working on your own custom stencil. Spray/paint or copy your custom stencil onto a canvas and finalize your design with paint and stamps. This project will be completed in one session and you will be able to take it with you. Participants will be learning how to create stencils on the Silhouette CAMEO Cutting Machine. Workshop fees include a light snack and all program materials.
May 11, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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How often do you hear, "Why do I have to know math?" Join us to see how Math games can be used to reward your students' hard work and reinforce their learning. Learn card games that compare and use fractions, bring integers to life, and only require observation. Leave this workshop with a repertoire of new, easy and accessible games to invigorate your classroom and engage diverse learners. Workshop includes 2 CPDUs/Work Hours and a light snack.
May 10, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CAF Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
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DiscoverDesign.org is an online platform where students, teachers and mentors come together to design solutions for real-world challenges. In partnership with the Chicago Hive Learning Network, we are presenting a FREE Hive Deep Dive workshop to introduce educators to the design process. Join us to learn how to create your own design challenges, incorporate digital learning tools into your classroom curriculum and encourage your students to work collaboratively. Additionally, you will earn 2 professional development hours toward Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) re-certification. During this FREE Hive Deep Dive workshop, you will: • Get introduced to DiscoverDesign and the design process • Create a design challenge • Learn how DiscoverDesign allows students to develop collaboration, communication and problem-solving skills • Chance to win door prizes • Teachers can earn 2 professional development hours toward ISBE re-certification
May 4, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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Join us for a film screening and discussion around Miss Representation. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. - See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/about-the-film/#synopsis
May 3, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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Someone has committed a crime at the school!!! Come experience an interactive forensic investigation that you can repeat with your students! Whether used as a unit of study, or the foundation for a Family Night, students will learn how to use science to make a claim based on evidence. This unit consists of microscope basics, fingerprint identification, and various science skills to help engage the diverse learner at various levels within a real-life concept. At the conclusion of the unit, students put all the evidence together to make an accusation (conclusion) that is backed by science. Workshop includes 2 CPDUs/Work Hours and a light snack.
April 27, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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Earth Day gives a great opportunity to celebrate life and the bounty Mother Nature shares with us. This workshop will have two presenters that both like to get their hands dirty! Manny Lopez will help you create a desktop terrarium, complete with succulents, a container and plenty of planting materials. Bring you own decorative items to personalize your little world. Steve Bonomo brings a simple greenhouse to you! Get started on your spring planting and rid the world of a few plastic water bottles at the same time. This would be a great low-cost STEM activity to repeat with your students! Workshop includes 2 CPDUs/Work Hours, all plants, planting materials, (1) glass container, recycled bottles and seeds, Both presenters are very hands-on and will help you through the process. A healthy snack will be provided. Presented by Steven Bonomo Math Coodinator Center for College Access and Success Manny Lopez CenterSpace Center for College Access and Success
April 26, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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Are you searching for quick, inexpensive, eclipse-related activities to do with your students? Don't miss this stellar opportunity to see astronomy in action! This session will highlight several Sun, Moon, light, and color activities that are easy to do and utilizes materials that you probably already have around your house or classroom. This workshop will prepare you to present before, during, or after the the next total solar eclipse that will happen on August 21, 2017. This is the first eclipse in 30 years that will cross the entire continental United States! Workshop includes 2 CPDUs/Work Hours and a light snack. Presented by Educational Partner and iMATHination presenter Michelle Nichols, Master Educator Adler Planetarium
April 20, 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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This Open Make session is held every 3rd Thursday of the month to invite DIY-minded individuals and those who also just want to learn more! Come explore the both high and low tech opportunities at the CenterSpace. This community-based event will show that every is a maker!
April 5, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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An introduction to game-based learning for specific content. Bring a lesson plan that you would like to develop a game around. We will choose from the lesson plans provided and work together to develop a game. Participants will receive a game design kit. This workshop is part of a National Institutes of Health funded project: Hexacago: A game-based approach to engaging youth in health and science. CPDUs will be awarded and snacks provided.
April 4, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, is a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. Leonardo DiCaprio journeys through five continents and the Arctic to witness this change firsthand. He is in the field with scientists as they uncover the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders as they fight against inaction. Learn about the calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing crisis. Join us in viewing the film and the lively discussion that will follow. Workshop includes 2 CPDUs/Work Hours and a light snack (popcorn!) Presented by C. Meghan Hausman STEM Extension Coordinator
April 3, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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Someone has committed a crime at the school!!! Come experience an interactive forensic investigation that you can repeat with your students! Whether used as a unit of study, or the foundation for a Family Night, students will learn how to use science to make a claim based on evidence. This unit consists of microscope basics, fingerprint identification, and various science skills to help engage the diverse learner at various levels within a real-life concept. At the conclusion of the unit, students put all the evidence together to make an accusation (conclusion) that is backed by science. Workshop includes 2 CPDUs/Work Hours and a light snack. Presented by Educational Partner and iMATHination presenter Elaine Sanchez Northwest Middle School
March 30, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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A strong sense of self is important to academic success. Students who feel good about themselves are more likely to work harder and take risks to improve their learning. Too many students of color come to school with low self-worth because of their insecurities about the way they look. Colorism shows itself in the classroom in various ways. It has a negative impact on student behavior and learning. To combat colorism, we must first recognize it and take steps to help students understand and heal from the hurt caused by this insidious form of prejudice and discrimination. CPDUs will be awarded and snacks included.
March 29, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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Learn more about game-based learning by redesigning an existing game. Resourced on implementing game-based learning will be supplied. This workshop is part of a National Institutes of Health funded project: Hexacago: A game-based approach to engaging youth in health and science. CPDUs will be awarded and snacks included.
March 23, 2017 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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Effective facilitation involves using tools and processes to highlight the strengths of individuals in a group to inform what comes next. We will focus on ways to encourage inclusion, active listening and supporting teams in various stages of group development. CPDUs will be awarded and snacks included.
March 22, 2017 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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An introduction to game-based learning. See how games can support content by playing Hearsay. This workshop is part of a National Institutes of Health funded project: Hexacago: A game-based approach to engaging youth in health and science. CPDUs will be awarded and snacks included.
March 21, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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During this PD, educators will learn about WE’s multiple service campaigns and how they will be able to use it within their individual content areas. WE provides educational resources and service campaigns to enable students to further their curricular learning and develop the life skills for success. Classrooms are transformed with experiential service-learning. Teachers are inspired and students are motivated to be change-makers for life. There will be time for collaboration, planning, and thought-partnering with WE staff. Workshop 2 CPDUs/Work Hours and program materials. Dinner will be provided. Presented by CCAS Educational Partner Caitlin Botsios Manager of Civic Education and WE Schools
March 18, 2017 @ 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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The novel All American Boys provides a rich opportunity to explore the tough issues of racism, police brutality, and their personal and political impacts on people’s lives. This workshop will demonstrate techniques for laying the groundwork for a respectful discussion of “hot-button” topics such as Black Lives Matter vs. Blue Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter. Workshop includes 3 CPDUs/Work Hours and a light snack. Presented by Educational Partners Durene Wheeler and April Nauman
March 16, 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM
CenterSpace, 770 N Halsted 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60642
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This Open Make session is held every 3rd Thursday of the month to invite DIY-minded individuals and those who also just want to learn more! Come explore the both high and low tech opportunities at the CenterSpace. This community-based event will show that every is a maker!
February 16, 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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This Open Make Session brings together individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. Get a taste for the technologies that you can use in the classroom and come back to experiment. Bring your teacher friends! This community-based learning event will inspire everyone to become a maker. FREE and Open to the Public
February 15, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Wells Community Academy, 936 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all but the $30 registration fee payable upon acceptance.
February 8, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Presenter: Mary Massie, Ph.D., MFA Bullies are everywhere these days, and we all need to know more about how to deal with this growing epidemic. Our workshop will compare some personal tales of bullying by well-known authors in Dear Bully with the fictional experiences of Piddy, the Latina teenager who is tormented by “mean girl” Yaqui Delgado in Meg Medina’s award-winning novel. We will explore how reading and writing stories and plays can equip students (and adults) for life’s challenges. Resources for combatting and preventing bullying will also be included. Mary Massie, Ph.D., MFA, is a Senior Literacy Specialist at CCAS/NEIU and one of the founders of the CCAS Young Adult Literature Conference. She loves researching current young adult literature to find books with the potential to change lives for the better. Cindy Zucker is a Bilingual-ESL Specialist at the CCAS. She believes that bilingual people bring twice as much to the conversation! Part of the CenterSpace Young Adult Literature Workshop Series 2 CPDUs Will be Given
January 26, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Wells Community Academy, 936 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? We will explore the Reconstruction Era, a significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the Civil War. Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all but the $20 registration fee payable upon acceptance.
January 25, 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Wells Community Academy, 936 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
What is the role music can play in shaping the way we see ourselves and others? What can we learn about the past by focusing on music? This workshop explores these questions and others, as well as the relationship between music and social change through five classic soul songs during their recording at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, during the Civil Rights Movement. The stories of the artists, the music, and the lyrics provide a window into the ways that music can inspire social change.
January 24, 2017 @ 05:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Presenters: Susan Garr and Chris Johnson As a young Latina immigrant to Alabama’s Black Belt in the 1960’s, Lila Quintero Weaver’s unique perspective on the struggle for justice raises critical questions relevant to all of us today’s: What lessons can we learn about others and ourselves through studying U.S. Civil Rights history? How can the graphic memoir, Darkroom, inform our conversation about what it means to bear witness to injustice? In this interactive, inquiry-based workshop we will share stories, gather information from primary and secondary sources, join in collaborative conversations, ask questions, engage in inquiry stations, and make connections to today’s struggles for equality and social justice. Literacy Specialist Susan A. Garr, MA, believes collaboration matters. Awed by the time, talent and energy that teachers put into their craft, she works with teachers to develop units that bring ideas, passions, and excellent books into the classroom. Chris Johnson, Professional Development Manager at the Center for College Access and Success, believes that it is more important than ever that as citizens and educators we stand up for justice in our world. Part of the CenterSpace Young Adult Literature Workshop Series 2 CPDUs Will be Given
January 20, 2017 @ 03:30 PM
Q Center, 1405 North 5th Avenue St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
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For the past decade, the iMATHination conference has provided educators from all content areas with innovative teaching strategies, new technologies and hands-on approaches to the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year's theme is Making Diverse Learning Real in STEM, encouraging diverse learners to engage in and pursue STEM opportunities. CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: > STEM Maker Fair: Explore a variety of interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and do-it-yourself (DIY) exhibitions in a gallery walk environment. > In-Depth Workshops: Choose three (3) highly interactive sessions focused on math, science and technology with an emphasis on practicality in the classroom. > CenterSpace Showcase: Get an up-close look at CCAS's new maker space for teachers, featuring 3D printers, vinyl cutters, green screens and more! KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago CONFIRMED PRESENTERS Adler Planetarium - Inexpensive - and Hackable - Solar Eclipse Activities Field Museum - Building Cross-curricular Connections through Biomechanics Shedd Aquarium - Hop to it!! Amphibian Focused Professional Development Texas Instruments - Intro to Geometry on the TI-Nspire Texas Instruments - Innovative TI Technology for 7-12 Computer Science Chicago Architecture Foundation - Digital Citizenship Through Participatory Design WE.org - STEM Service-Learning with WE Code Create - Power Puppets and Cardboard Switching Animindz - Creating Tomorrow's Geniuses in Digital Arts Scientists for Tomorrow - Promoting S.T.E.A.M. in the classroom through Project Based Learning University of Chicago - Game Changer Chicago - Game Based Learning - Infection City University of Chicago RDCEP - Energy Engineers: A Dynamic Cross-Curricular Energy Experience Illinois State University - CeMaST - Experiencing Aerodynamics Northeastern Illinois University - MSTQE - Scale Factor: Size Matters John Cabey - Using 3D Printing in the Real Classroom Robert Cherry - Using Common Core Math under STEM Joselyn Galvez - Building Bridges Competition Richard Kaplan - Equity Programs that Get Students of Color to Achieve at High Levels- AP Calculus Juan Madrigal - Robotic Generation (VEX Robotics) Clare McCarthy - Isn't Math Really Just a Game? Andreas Mueller - Transformational Geometry: From Polya to Escher Elaine Sanchez - A Crime Has Been Committed... (A Forensics Mystery) Steve Starr - "What's Fair?" Modeling Social and Personal Values through Mathematics Salvador Venegas - Community Organizations as a Vehicle to Learn Advanced Algebra and Statistics
January 19, 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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This Open Make Session brings together individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. Get a taste for the technologies that you can use in the classroom and come back to experiment. Bring your teacher friends! This community-based learning event will inspire everyone to become a maker. FREE and Open to the Public
January 19, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
National Teachers Academy,
Chicago, IL 60616
In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High School ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” We will examine this key moment in U.S. history and learn new ways to engage students in the issues raised by the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and their implications today. effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape. Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all but the $20 registration fee payable upon acceptance.
January 18, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Presenter, Caitlin Bostsios, WE Schools WE Are Silent Book Club and Unit Planning – Utilizing the book I am Malala as a resource and discussion guide, educators will plan a unit to incorporate service-learning into their classroom utilizing WE resources. GEAR UP educators will be able to use a portion of the time to complete their Units for Books paperwork. Part of the CenterSpace WE Schools Workshop Series 2 CPDUs Will be Given
December 8, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Presenters: Kate Thomas and Polly Mills “There are no dangerous thoughts. Thinking itself is dangerous.” Hannah Arendt in The Life of the Mind.In this workshop we will think alongside German philosopher Hannah Arendt to consider her concept of “the banality of evil.” Based on the Holocaust trial of Adolf Eichmann, we will compare an allegorical picture book, Hannah Arendt’s Little Theater, to the acclaimed Eichmann in Jerusalem, Arendt’s witnessing and analysis of the famous Nazi war crime trial. We will engage in philosophical concepts through textual analysis and puppet performances, exploring the power of testimony and witnessing. Kate Thomas is an arts educator, puppeteer and philosopher in training. Polly Mills is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer and Story Workshop director. She builds opportunities for teen writers and collaborates with their teachers. Part of the CenterSpace Young Adult Literature Workshop Series 2 CPDUs Will be Given
December 7, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Presenters: Germania Solórzano & Steven Bonono A fictional account of an astronaut stranded on Mars, The Martian, draws upon many topics and experiments covered in the high school sciences. Astronaut Watney’s journey provides a template for the critical thinking problem-solver: decomposing major issues into manageable pieces, brainstorming and analyzing several (seemingly) possible solutions, and making plenty of mistakes while learning critical lessons from them. We’ll read excerpts from the book and pair them with similar hands-on problem-solving activities that are great for science classes. Germania Solórzano has taught in a variety of classroom settings for the last 20 years. She writes, reads, and nerds out on the possibilities of the arts and sciences. Steve Bonomo has a background in Mechanical Engineering and has taught high school math and science both in the U.S. and in Tanzania as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He loves turning trash into STEM activities and connecting science to all other disciplines. Part of the CenterSpace Young Adult Literature Workshop Series 2 CPDUs Will be Given
December 7, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Utilizing the book Jerk, California as a resource and discussion guide, educators will plan a unit to incorporate service-learning into their classroom utilizing WE resources. GEAR UP educators will be able to use a portion of the time to complete their Units for Books paperwork. Part of the CenterSpace WE Schools Workshop Series 2 CPDUs Will be Given
November 30, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Center For College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Presenter: Beverly Rowls Join me as we read, listen to, perform, discuss, and understand this verse novel. We will bring this genre alive for young people who may know little about the Panama Canal. The building of the Panama Canal has been considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, yet the stories of tens of thousands of black and brown people who died to make it possible, have been left untold. Their lives and stories matter. Beverly Rowls has provided professional development support for literacy instruction to Chicago and Illinois area teachers for over twenty years. An avid reader and student, Beverly studies both historical events and informational texts that she uses to craft relevant and motivational curricula for both youth and adults. In addition, she finds reading literature from diverse cultures to be both fulfilling and enlightening. Part of the CenterSpace Young Adult Literature Workshop Series 2 CPDUs Will be Given
November 1, 2016
Moxee Restaurant, 724 W. Maxwell Street
Chicago, IL 60608
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The Great Lakes Science badging program is a new professional development opportunity for educators! This online program allows you to work at your own pace as you accomplish 'missions' (activities) related to Great Lakes environmental literacy, science literacy and 21st-century skills. Teachers are awarded digital badges for their missions and skill building, which can be displayed on resumes and social networks. There are three ways to participate in this program: Continuous Learning: this track allows you to participate for free and at your own pace without time restrictions. Upon completion you will receive a letter that can be shared with your school administration. Clock Hours: Illinois teachers registered for this track will receive 20 Clock Hours upon completion as well as a letter that can be shared with your school administration. The program must be completed within one year of your registered start date. Program fee: $10. Teachers, interested in participating in a Harvard research study on science teacher professional development? If so, please contact us at digitallearning@sheddaquarium.org for additional details. The study asks you to complete a pre and post survey (about 15-20 minutes each). The results will help to inform and continuously improve PD experiences for Science Teachers. For participating, your Continuous Learning track fee will be waived (Illinois Teachers Only). Graduate Credit: Shedd Aquarium has partnered with National Louis University to bring students participating in the Great Lakes Badging experience an opportunity to earn one semester hour of graduate credit. To receive credit, students must complete their badging requirements during an NLU academic term. Please refer to NLU's academic calendar for term start and end dates. Summer 2015: June 29 through September 6. Tuition is $148 per semester hour. For more information, visit National Louis' Center for Professional Development or call 847-947-5247.
September 30, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
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This interactive workshop will introduce teachers to Facing History resources and pedagogy by focusing on the Facing History themes of identity, membership, and choosing to participate using nonfiction texts. Workshop sessions are designed to engage teachers in activities that will provide an introduction to these ideas for use at the beginning and throughout the school year. Recommended for upper middle and high school teachers. Illinois Educators can earn 7 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website atwww.facinghistory.orgor email Erika Wade atchicagooffice@facing.org.
August 22, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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The Make, Take and Teach Fair will bring together organizations and teachers around Connected Learning. Organizations who participate in the fair will host maker stations with hands-on making activities for teachers with lesson plans that teachers can take with them and implement or adapt for their classrooms. 3 CPDU's. Supply stipends and additional professional development clock hours will be available to teachers who remix a lesson plan and implement in their classroom. Pre-service teachers also welcome. CPS teachers:Register on Learning Hub for 3 clock hours: Course: 32869, Class: 64608 Register on Eventbrite Want to subscribe to the Hive Chicago Teacher mailing list? Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/b0eHOD #maketaketeach2016
August 18, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
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On the afternoon of August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death in a confrontation with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Within a week, the shooting and the protests that followed?driven to a large degree by social media?became a flashpoint for a discussion about race, policing, and justice in the United States Recommended for 6th-12th grade educators, guidance counselors, administrators, or coaches. Illinois Educators can earn 7 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website atwww.facinghistory.org or email Erika Wade at chicagooffice@facing.org
August 17, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
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In this interactive workshop, we will focus on the Facing History and Ourselves themes of identity, membership, and community to introduce you to Facing History and help you build a safe and inclusive classroom for the upcoming school year. We will also sample an array of proven teaching strategies, classroom activities, and multimedia resources. Recommended for 6th-12th grade educators, guidance counselors, administrators, or coaches. Illinois Educators can earn 7 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website atwww.facinghistory.orgor email Erika Wade at chicagooffice@facing.org.
August 8, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? Using Facing History's interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. We will move from thought to judgment to participation as we confront the moral questions inherent in a study of violence, racism, antisemitism and bigotry. Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers committed to implementing a four-week (or more!) Facing History unit. Illinois Educators can earn 35 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website atwww.facinghistory.org or email Erika Wade at chicagooffice@facing.org.
July 25, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
In the early 1900s, many people believed that eugenics, or 'race science,' was a progressive solution to social problems. Followers of eugenics argued that protecting 'racial purity' was essential in creating a healthy nation. In the United States and around the world, eugenics had a profound impact on educational and public policies. Using Facing History's resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today. Recommended for upper middle and high school teachers.Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all but the $50 registration fee payable upon acceptance.Professional learning credits are also available. Illinois Educators can earn 35 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website atwww.facinghistory.orgor email Erika Wade atchicagooffice@facing.org.
July 22, 2016 @ 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
National Teacher's Academy, 55 W Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60616
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In this interactive workshop, we will focus on the Facing History and Ourselves themes of identity, membership, and community to introduce you to Facing History and help you build a safe and inclusive classroom for the upcoming school year. We will also sample an array of proven teaching strategies, classroom activities, and multimedia resources. Recommended for 6th-12th grade educators, guidance counselors, administrators, or coaches. Illinois Educators can earn 7 Clock Hours for full participation in this course.  
May 25, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Through mixing adventure fiction and haunting vintage photography, Ransom Riggs fantasy fiction is taking over the world! In this workshop we will explore the ways this genre can be a surprisingly useful device in the classroom by looking at how Riggs uses found photos and random snapshots to write fantasy adventures. Likewise, we too will closely observe photographs that were rescued from the dustbin to create legendary tales from our own lives. The people in these photos are strangers to us and indeed peculiar, but they will become the inspiration for interesting stories as we exaggerate them to the point of fantasy fiction.
May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
DePaul University Student Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 8010
Chicago, IL 60604
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We invite teachers serving grades 7-12 to join Digital Youth Network and Young Author Playlist to special brunch to introduce and share experiences of the Young Author Playlist, a 5-genre creative writing experience as part of Chicago City of Learning that provides opportunities for young people to develop creative writing skills, compose a writing portfolio, publish, and more. CPDUs are available.
May 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Cleverbridge, 350 N Clark St, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60624
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Join educators and coders from the Chicagoland area as we build next-generation technologies that extend learning in the classroom and beyond. TEACHERS will get hands-on experience building the applications that will shape the future of their classrooms. First-rate instructors from the Mozilla Foundation, the makers of Firefox, will lead a web literacy workshop. By the end, teachers will be able to write code and present a proof-of-concept. CODERS will test their skills against a unique set of challenges and give back to the Chicago community. RSVP at the Event Website.
May 3, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Using the book Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza, workshop participants will create their own individualized pop up card that portays their family portraits thru arts and culture. Guests are asked to bring their own family portraits in multiple sizes to make your pop up card customized to your liking.
April 30, 2016 @ 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. Individuals volunteer as human 'books' and participants in the event can 'read' the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual's experience. 'Books' are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community. Human Library Chicago will hold an event with National Veterans Art Museum, which is dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of art inspired by combat and created by veterans. We are excited to feature some Books that regularly share their experience with the museum as well as our diverse array of Books on all topics.
April 12, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Participants will have the opportunity to make one glass jar terrarium, learn the techniques of both assembly and long-term care. All plants, moss, and rocks will be provided. Please bring your own decorative items such as crystals, figurines, or little mementos to make it a bit more personal.
April 7, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Presenter: Dr. Paloma Vargas, Science Coordinator In this session you will: - Discuss and review the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - Learn about case-based and problem-based learning - Connect the NGSS with case-based and problem-based learning - Provide resources to help implement case-based and problem-based learning. FREE | 2 CPDUs | Space is limited! All participants must register!
April 6, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Most of us feel we couldn't live without our phones or computers, but our ability to have this technology comes at a cost to developing countries. Blue Gold by Elizabeth Stewart takes the reader into three very distinct modern worlds: Fiona of middle-class Canada, Sylvie of the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania, and Laiping of industrial China. All three are linked by coltan, a rare mineral component in all the electronic gadgets we value so highly. This workshop will combine content from geology, geography, current events, and English/Language Arts to form across-disciplinary unit. We will learn about rare minerals and their impact on the lives of others from around the world. Are we really our brothers' keeper?
April 5, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
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**Please note that that this event begins and ends at the Hyde Park Art Center! A bus will pick up and drop off at 5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615** Meet National Veterans Arts Museum (NVAM) featured artist Eric J Garcia at his studio in the Hyde Park Art Center to discuss his social practice inspired art and then travel via chartered bus to the NVAM to see his solo exhibition Operation Mom's Couch as well as works from the NVAM collection. Transportation provided with an artist guided Q and A and museum tour included with the $10 fee. Please bring a bag lunch to enjoy at the museum. This is a great opportunity to meet a local Chicago artist and travel to 2 of the communities directly impacted by his work. Tour will begin at HPAC for lunch and a studio tour, traveling to NVAM at 12 and then returning to HPAC by 2pm. The National Veterans Art Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of art inspired by combat and created by veterans. More information at www.nvam.org
March 31, 2016 @ 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM
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This after school workshop will introduce you to exciting strategies for integrating writing and literacy strategies into social studies and humanities classrooms. We will help you meet the demands of state and national literacy standards in a way that is relevant to students. Participants will access strategies that support disciplinary literacy and argumentative writing within the context of Facing History's primary source materials. We will model how to use resources from the Literacy Design Collaborative and we will work with teachers in creating literacy-rich assignments and standards aligned assessments. This workshop will be co-facilitated by a Chicago Public School teacher. Illinois Educators can earn 2.5 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website at www.facinghistory.org or email Erika Wade at chicagooffice@facing.org.
March 31, 2016 @ 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM
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This after school workshop held by Facing History and Ourselves will introduce you to exciting strategies for integrating writing and literacy strategies into social studies and humanities classrooms. We will help you meet the demands of state and national literacy standards in a way that is relevant to students. Participants will access strategies that support disciplinary literacy and argumentative writing within the context of Facing History's primary source materials. We will model how to use resources from the Literacy Design Collaborative and we will work with teachers in creating literacy-rich assignments and standards aligned assessments. This workshop will be co-facilitated by a Chicago Public School teacher. Illinois educators can earn 2.5 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. For questions regarding this professional development opportunity, please email Erika Wade at erika_wade@facing.org.
March 22, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Told through the voices of numerous immigrants from Latin America, many stories unfold in this book with a focus on the star-crossed young lovers Maribel Rivera and Mayor Toro. We follow their developing relationship as well as the voices of their par-ents and neighbors who struggle with survival, violence, and love. Explore point of view, the role of girls and women in immigrant communities, perceptions of ability and disability, and the treatment of immigrants by the police. We will examine immigration issues and the relationship of the U.S. to the political and violent upheavals that have taken place in Latin America. We will create and perform a group poem using voices of various characters from the book.
March 16, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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In this session participants will engage in the variety of approaches and lessons in which 3D printing can impact your classroom. This session will provide the following: A review of 3D printing guidelines to use Center Space equipment, resources to print objects, and lesson plans that can fit in the STEAM classroom.
March 16, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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This session will provide participants with an overview and hands on training of Khan Academy and the LearnStorm Mathematics Challenge. The Learn Storm mathematics challenge is sponsored by Chicago Public Schools with the intent to improve students math skills. We will approach the use of Khan Academy as a resource to improve and increase student's mathematics content knowledge, mathematics skills and grit towards learning. We will also review the use of Growth Mindset as part of increasing students academic attachment. This session recommends BYOD *Bring your own device.
March 15, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Joshua Davis tells the story of four unlikely teenagers who become underwater robotic rock stars by defeating their competition, including MIT. Although the boys are victorious at the competition, the books follows them past high school graduation, showing how their struggles with immigration status greatly affect their trajectories. Readers follow along on a problem-solving trajectory in the sciences with the creation of the robot; in life, the young men figuring out to to live in the United States despite being undocumented; and in learning in general when resources are limited. The workshop will offer participants the opportunity to explore the text, its themes, as well as hands-on problem-solving activites.
March 2, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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This session will provide participants with an overview and hands on training of Khan Academy and the LearnStorm Mathematics Challenge. The Learn Storm mathematics challenge is sponsored by Chicago Public Schools with the intent to improve students math skills. We will approach the use of Khan Academy as a resource to improve and increase student's mathematics content knowledge, mathematics skills and grit towards learning. We will also review the use of Growth Mindset as part of increasing students academic attachment. This session recommends BYOD *Bring your own device
February 25, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Together in this workshop we will examine the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. Illinois Educators can earn 14 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website at www.facinghistory.org or email Erika Wade at chicagooffice@facing.org.
February 20, 2016 @ 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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The first STEM-based family literacy workshop this year with our partner Reading is Fundamental (RIF) in Chicago! Bring the fun of discovery to your family literacy event. Barbara Horwick is an award winning master teacher whose passion for nature and horticulture extends into the classroom. She will share simple, but engaging hands-on projects using materials found around the home. This workshop really does bring learning to life. FREE handouts, books, and related curriculum materials are a must have for your classroom!
February 19, 2016 @ 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Chicago Architecture Foundation invites K-12 educators in all subject matter areas to experience hands-on activities in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF. Come play and learn about exciting resources and program offerings for you and your students!
February 18, 2016 @ 04:30 AM - 07:30 PM
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This Open Make Session brings together individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. Get a taste for the technologies that you can use in the classroom and come back to experiment. Bring your teacher friends! This community-based learning event will inspire everyone to become a maker. Open to all educators.
February 17, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Teachers in today's classrooms must adapt in order to engage learners using multiple approaches that emphasize the use of technology. 3D printing is one of those hot topics in technology integration, but how is it that we can integrate across different content areas? In this session we will explore the many approaches to 3D printing and how we can integrate making to our classrooms. Join us as we build skills in order to integrate 3D printing, CAD design, and applications of technology.
February 11, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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This workshop introduces Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel. The resource offers a fresh approach that integrates multimedia, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies that deepen students' understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior. Illinois Educators can earn 14 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. Illinois Educators can earn 14 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website at www.facinghistory.org or email Erika Wade at chicagooffice@facing.org.
February 10, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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How can Facing History's interdisciplinary approach support your exploration of the Holocaust through literature? In this workshop, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany, and ultimately the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Over the course of the day, we will explore middle school-appropriate material and pedagogical tools that can support thoughtful discussion and reflection using a range of Holocaust texts. Illinois Educators can earn 7 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website at www.facinghistory.org or email Erika Wade at chicagooffice@facing.org.
February 9, 2016 @ 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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The Carbon Diaries 2015 describes a near-future of cataclysmic climate change experienced by a 16-year-old girl and how she and her family and neighbors must radically reduce their every-day energy sources to comply with carbon rationing in London. This book paints a plausible picture of events that may well be coming soon, leavened with humor, humanity, and hope. Our workshop will explore creative ways to use immediacy and humor to pull readers out of indifference into active learning. This books blend well researched science, social commentary and the perspectives of teens who really do want to save the world.
February 9, 2016 @ 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM
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This after-school workshop will help educators address current issues of diversity and difference and inform their understanding of current refugee crises in the American southwest and Europe. Facing History brings deep expertise in this area, based on our decades of work on how labeling people as 'other' has been used in history as the basis for segregation, apartheid, and genocide. Studying these histories, and connecting them to today, raises essential questions about citizenship, integration, and the consequences of individuals, groups, and nations defining their collective identities.

Amphibians Educator Badging

$10 clock hour track or free continuous learning track

January 27, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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We invite you to jump into learning with Shedd Aquarium's newest online teacher professional development program, Amphibians Educator Badging. This self-paced, eight hour digital program allows you to learn about amphibian diversity, metamorphosis and human impacts on amphibians by accomplishing missions related to amphibian science. There are two ways to participate in this program: Continuous Learning: this track allows you to participate for free and at your own pace without time restrictions. Upon completion you will receive a letter that can be shared with your school administration. Clock Hours: Illinois teachers registered for this track will receive 8 Clock Hours upon completion as well as a letter that can be shared with your school administration. The program must be completed within one year of your registered start date. Program fee: $10.
January 23, 2016 @ 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Work alongside local educators and learners to co-create the solutions that will transform the learning landscape of Chicago. The Mozilla Hive Chicago Learning Network envisions our city as a connected community where all learning counts. Achieving this vision will require all of us to spread and scale connected learning opportunities for teens by building upon resources that already exist or growing new seed solutions. Ready to get working? Come back for Day 2 and roll up your sleeves to make an impact. Pick the challenge below that you are most passionate about and dig deep. How might we engage teachers at Hive or other events? How might we empower Hive Chicago educators to measure the impact of their youth programs? How might we bring informal learning activities to public spaces in communities that we aren't yet reaching? How might we design a youth fellowship program that authentically engages youth and doesn't overwork adult allies? How might we authentically engage youth in the process of defining THEIR transportation issues and the process of addressing them? How might we provide organizations, adults and peers of influence with tools to discover and direct youth to new or additional opportunities? At the end of the day, we will have formed a dynamic community prepared to make change in 2015. Make sure to RSVP at http://hivechicagobuzz.org
January 22, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
The Q Center, 1405 N 5th Ave
St Charles, IL 60174
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The Center for College Access and Success at Northeastern Illinois University presents the 10th Annual iMathination Conference. An an engaging 2-day mathematics. an engaging 2-day mathematics and science conference for teachers. Our theme for this year's conference is Equity and Civic Engagement in STEM and is intended to build on the tremendous success of the past decade. Get inolved in these highly interactive and real world approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science through: - In depth sessions on math, science, and technology with a focus on practicality and innovation in the classroom - Showcase of Center Space: CCAS's new makerspace for educators - Special Keynote Speaker Dr. Rochelle Gutierrez REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Price includes registration, workshop materials, three meals, and an overnight stay in a private room. Non-partnership school teachers $ 450.00 | GEAR UP teachers $ 50.00
January 22, 2016 @ 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Work alongside local educators and learners to co-create the solutions that will transform the learning landscape of Chicago. The Mozilla Hive Chicago Learning Network envisions our city as a connected community where all learning counts. Achieving this vision will require all of us to spread and scale connected learning opportunities for teens by building upon resources that already exist or growing new seed solutions. Join us for a fun mixer and energizer to learn how YOU WILL transform learning. Hear from educational leaders in Chicago, mingle with folks doing the hard stuff every day and understand the main areas of focus for YOUR action and influence. Make sure to RSVP at http://hivechicagobuzz.org
January 21, 2016 @ 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this 2 day workshop we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today. Illinois Educators can earn 14 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. To register or for more information please visit our website at www.facinghistory.org or email Erika Wade at chicagooffice@facing.org.
January 13, 2016 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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KHAN ACADEMY Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, and more. LEARN STORM PILOT A free math challenge designed to build perseverance and grit here in Chicago. From January 29th to April 1st, students in grades 3-12 will be able to earn points to unlock prizes for themselves and their school by practicing Common Core math on KhanAcademy.org. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Aaron Cortes Khan Academy Ambassador 312.563. 7216 acortes@neiu.edu
January 12, 2016 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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RIF(Reading is Fundamental) Chicago and the new CenterSpace at NEIU's Center for College Access and Success invite you for a night of making and learning. In conjunction with the 2016 Follett Essay and Poster Contest, we will be collaborating with you to create lessons so your students can submit their own essay and poster. We will go over how to bring the essay portion to the classroom but also poster design. Through the use of Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator (or the design software of your choice) you will be able to make your own example to bring back to your students. We hope you join us for a fun night of exploring our new CenterSpace while creating engaging curriculum for your students.
December 17, 2015 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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Interested in Personalized Learning? Edtech? Love collaborating with others? LEAP innovations wants grow their community of innovators. Join for food, games, cocktails, and meet wonderful "game changers" in education.
December 15, 2015 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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Interested in personalized learning? Edtech? Connected Learning? Love collaborating with others? LEAP innovations wants to grow their community of innovators! Join for food, games, cocktails, and an opportunity to meet wonderful "game changers" in education.
December 15, 2015 @ 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Ml is an evidence-based behavior change approach that involves a nonjudgmental way of working with individuals that draws motivation from within through conversation. In this interactive workshop the overall approach/spirit of Motivational Interviewing (interpersonal way of being) and the core skills and strategies of Ml will be covered and practiced, with a brief presentation on why this approach works.
December 10, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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The Center for College Access and Success invites teachers, educators, faculty, and staff to explore and experience new technologies through the equipment, software, and tools available in the new Center Space. This Open House brings together individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. Get a taste for the technologies that you can use in the classroom and come back to experiment. Bring your teacher friends! This community-based learning event will inspire everyone to become a maker. We hope you will return for workshop we will be hosting.
December 9, 2015 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Mikva Challenge, 332 S. Michigan Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60604
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Elections are a vital part of our democracy. This PD will help teachers develop lessons, activities, and projects that will engage students in electoral politics and facilitate active participation.
December 3, 2015 @ 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
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Have you been using technology in your classroom? When is technology vital to teaching and learning and when does it get in the way? Have you thought about how technology contributes to learning in and through the arts? Join us for an informal discussion of these questions and hear firsthand from other educators and technology experts about their experiences with educational technology tools. This workshop includes hands-on opportunities to try out selected platforms and apps. Registration is required for this program.
December 2, 2015 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
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This workshop introduces Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel. The resource offers a fresh approach that integrates multimedia, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies that deepen students' understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior. Illinois Educators can earn 14 Clock Hours for full participation in this course.
November 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
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Sustainable Community Schools: Defend. Transform. Public Education! Workshops, resources, culture, speakers and most of all educators sharing their curriculum. K-12 teachers and other educators display their most empowering social justice, culturally relevant, inclusive and liberatory curricular ideas. Spanish Translation and CPDUs available.
November 17, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
ArcelorMittal Design Studio at Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60604
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Are you a Minecraft enthusiast, designer or gamer? Are you using Minecraft as a teaching tool in your classroom or at home with your kids? Are you trying to figure out how to use it or what else you could be doing? If so, join us for snacks, drinks and conversation in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio at the Chicago Architecture Foundation - 224 S. Michigan on Tuesday, November 17th at 5pm. We'll chat, share work and brainstorm collaborative ways we could leverage Minecraft & MinecraftEdu as a powerful resource for teaching and learning. If you would like your work shared with the group email screen captures of your Minecraft world to cafminecraft@architecture.org by Friday, November 13th.
November 14, 2015 @ 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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Join us for this two-part workshop series, designed to help you use online resources and inquiry- and standards-based lessons to connect your students to the living world. You'll also learn how to guide classroom inquiries about: - How sites are selected for exploration - Mapping techniques - Water-column exploration - Remotely operated vehicles - Telepresence technology that enables access to real-time ocean exploration. Clock Hours: Illinois teachers registered for this program will receive 7 Clock Hours upon completion as well as a letter that can be shared with your school administration. Space is limited. Participants who attend both days of this two-part series will receive a $100 stipend. Participants receive the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Curriculum Collection, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation and other materials related to the presentations.

Young Adult Literature Conference

$50-$450.00 non GEAR UP teachers

November 13, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Q Center, 1405 N 5th Ave
St Charles, IL 60174
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Participate in interactive workshops designed around one of the conference books. Leave with teaching strategies you can use immediately in your classrooms. Teachers from our partner schools are encouraged to follow up with our Unit for Books Mini-Grant Program; you can apply for a classroom set of books in exchange for a unit that includes young adult literature and best practice literacy strategies. GEAR UP teachers $50. Non-GEAR UP teachers $450.
November 12, 2015 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Art Institute of Chicago (Ryan Education Center, Studio C), 159 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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The Renaissance and Baroque periods saw a renewed interest in antiquity, especially Dionysos, the patron god of theater and wine. Artists drew inspiration from ancient sculpture and used printing and drawing to depict the god and his raucous retinue in new ways that appealed to their own contemporary audiences. This workshop features a guided tour of the exhibition and ideas for incorporating this content into different areas of the curriculum. Exhibition Snapshot is a brand new program format that takes place in the museum's galleries and features guest artists, curators, and educators discussing special exhibitions. Registration is required for this program. See website below.
November 7, 2015 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Art Institute of Chicago (Ryan Education Center, Studio C), 159 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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The vast and diverse nation of India is a place of extremes and apparent contradictions, both economically and culturally. For example, ancient religious traditions are alive and well today, thriving within a contemporary culture driven by rapid globalization. This teacher workshop offers an opportunity to explore the complex and layered character of India through the lens of the Art Institute of Chicago's exhibition, Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings. This unique and extraordinary exhibition presents the rich artistic history of the Pushtimarg sect of Hinduism, founded in the 15th century, and features both traditional Indian art and the contemporary work it has inspired. Teachers participating in the workshop will consider the ways in which the paintings on view provide a context for deepening understanding of the multicultural, multi-sensory, and multi-faceted realities of India. Art and humanities teachers are encouraged to attend. Registration is required for this program. See website below.
October 29, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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The Center for College Access and Success Resource Center presents it's annual Day for the Dead Workshops. It is your life story that gives structure to this artwork. In each session, participants work with a different artist and media in exploring their own rich histories. This is a family friendly workshop and we encourage group participation. Artists explore sculpture, montage, graphic design, and story-telling surrounding a Day of the Dead theme. The Center for College Access and Success Resource Center Day for the Dead Workhops are part of the City of Chicago's Chicago Artists Month. The Annual Chicago Artists Month highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks.
October 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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Registration is now open for Shedd's Science Educator Conference. Join Shedd for our Science Educator Conference on Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this day-long conference, you'll: 'sample science teaching strategies that will connect your classroom to Shedd's animals, exhibits and science resources. Meet other Chicago-area educators and become a part of our learning community, where you'll find resources custom-made for your classroom. Get a full day of learning, multiple workshops and all meals included. The opportunity to enter a raffle for the chance to win additional classroom resources. Clock Hours: Illinois teachers registered for this program will receive 5 Clock Hours upon completion as well as a letter that can be shared with your school administration.
October 22, 2015 @ 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
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The Center for College Access and Success Resource Center presents it's annual Day of the Dead Workshops for educators. It is your life story that gives structure to this artwork. In each session, participants work with a different artist and media in exploring their own rich histories. This is a family friendly workshop and we encourage group participation. Artists explore sculpture, montage, graphic design, and story-telling surrounding a Day of the Dead theme. The Center for College Access and Success-Resource Center Day for the Dead Workhops are part of the City of Chicago's Chicago Artists Month. The Annual Chicago Artists Month highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks.
October 22, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Leap Innovations @ 1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago,, IL 60654
Join Common Sense Education, Leap Innovations and Apple for a very special appy hour! We will be toasting our 2014-15 Graphite Certified Educators and our Digital Citizenship Certified Educators while checking out great math apps with Common Sense, Leap Innovations and Apple educators! Math apps, dinner, cake, champagne and cocktails seem like the perfect way to celebrate certified educators wonderful work last school year and to kick-off the 2015-16 school year! - Meet our Chicago Common Sense PLN members! - Meet Chicago's leading edtech experts, including Kristin Ziemke! - Meet local edtech app developers! $8 Validated parking available at 210 N. Wells Interested in becoming Common Sense Graphite certified educator? To find out more, visit www.commonsense.org/educators/certification.
October 20, 2015
Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
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How do we effectively address the needs of marginalized teens in our city? Librarians, educators, counselors and mentors are strongly encouraged to hear internationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning author Jonathan Friesen. Breakout session topics include refugees/new immigrants to the city; supporting self-determination skills for diverse learners; and services for LGBTQ and homeless youth.
October 17, 2015 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Art Institute of Chicago (Ryan Education Center, Studio C), 159 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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African-born architect David Adjaye's work spans international commissions, private residences, and artist collaborations. In 2009 he was selected to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open its doors in the National Mall in 2016. Rather than advancing a signature architectural style, Adjaye's structures address local concerns and conditions through both a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism. This workshop begins with a survey of the exhibition Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye to examine how his public buildings respond to challenges that arise from the increasingly multicultural dynamics that characterize today's cities. A studio session will focus on examining what implications Adjaye's socially engaged ideas have for schools and educators interested in fostering contexts that are more responsive to diversity and change. Registration is required for this program. See website below.
October 8, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605
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Teachers will learn to leverage student interest and engagement in order to develop students reading and writing skills. This PD would be useful for teachers participating in Project Soapbox, as well as teachers looking to grow their reading and writing instructional skills.
September 30, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
Join Common Sense Education and Northeastern Illinois University Center for College Access and Success on Wednesday, September 30th, 5:30pm-7pm to help you prepare to become a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator. This seal awarded by Common Sense allows you to let administrators and parents know that you are committed to teaching children to be responsible and thrive in the digital world. We will be discussing how to integrate our K-12 scope and sequence into your curriculum and launch your classroom or school program during National Digital Citizenship Week October 18th-23rd. Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Archdiocese and many other districts are asking teachers to to teach at least three lessons per grade level and become certified educators with Common Sense. This session will count as your training for certification. Northeastern will be awarding attendees credit hours. Dinner and drinks will be provided for this hands-on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Workshop. Parking is FREE across the street after 3pm
September 30, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605
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Teachers will learn strategies and develop skills for building a collaborative, active, and engaged classroom that facilitates inquiry to action and promotes the voice and self-efficacy of students.
September 26, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Join us for this two-part workshop series, designed to help you use online resources and inquiry- and standards-based lessons to connect your students to the living world. You?ll also learn how to guide classroom inquiries about: ?How sites are selected for exploration ?Mapping techniques ?Water-column exploration 'Remotely operated vehicles 'Telepresence technology that enables access to real-time ocean exploration. Clock Hours: Illinois teachers registered for this program will receive 7 Clock Hours upon completion as well as a letter that can be shared with your school administration. Space is limited. Participants who attend both days of this two-part series will receive a $100 stipend. Participants receive the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Curriculum Collection, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation and other materials related to the presentations. 20$ refundable deposit for participation.
September 24, 2015 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Art Institute of Chicago (Ryan Education Center, Studio C), 159 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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Artists use the critique process to get feedback about their work, anticipate audience responses, and make adjustments and improvements to their work. While teachers exercise their creativity every day creating lessons and units of study, they rarely get to share their products with peers and other professionals. Whether you are looking for fresh ideas or simply want to support your peers, join us for this lively critique featuring visual art and arts-integrated lessons by selected Chicago area teachers. Using a rubric developed by local education experts, a panel of peer teachers, museum educators, and guest artists will lead the discussion with audience participation. Registration is required for this program. See website below.
September 19, 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
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You are invited to the 3rd Annual NVAM Education Open House! September 19 at the National Veterans Art Museum-- 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor-- 1-5pm Free to all educators and community members interested in learning more about programming and education resources at the National Veterans Art Museum. 1pm: Event begins--Light Refreshments will be served 2pm: NVAM Education Information and Veteran Speakers 4pm: Guided Tour of our newest exhibition Tactical Formations featuring the art made by 3 artist collectives addressing veteran arts movement including work made by the NVAM Teen Council RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-nvam-education-open-house-tickets-18436081817
September 15, 2015 @ 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
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New Voices on the Studs Terkel Radio Archive invites all educators to join us for an evening of mixing, mingling, and making for the debut and launch of the New Voices on Studs Curriculum. This evening includes view the New Voices on Studs student exhibit, interacting with the teachers who developed this curriculum, an interactive workshop on how to incorporate digital creation into the classroom, a test drive of the Studs Terkel Archive, and more. This casual, fun, and informative evening will include refreshments, beer and wine. You may RSVP here: bit.ly/NVOnStudsED
September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
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Educators, join Lincoln Park Zoo's Education Department at spots around the zoo to learn about all the programs and resources Lincoln Park Zoo has to offer! Enjoy special zoo perks and earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) on your day out. All educators are welcome.
September 4, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Center for College Access & Success, 770 N. Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
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Motivational Interviewing (MI) helps people decide to change behaviors that are harmful to themselves and others asthey work towards a better future.This session will focus on adding some conversational skills to the educator tool box. Participants will focus on guiding conversation towardsstudents' intrinsic motivation and helping them develop a commitment to positive behavior change. The session will introduce the four processes involved in MI, understanding the mindset/heartset required, support for autonomy, nonjudgmental acceptance and practicing core skills including accurate empathic reflections. $100-- Scholarships available. Free to CCAS, GEAR UP, and NEIU.
September 1, 2015 @ 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Moxee Restaurant, 724 W. Maxwell Street
Chicago, IL 60608
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Join us for an informal gathering to learn more about the Young Author Playlist, a collection of online activities designed to support youth's interests in creative and journalistic writing. We invite teachers and informal educators to hang out with us as we share a bit about YAP over great food and drinks. 1st drink's on us! FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking $2 Covered lot parking is available across the street for just $2 for the first 2.5 hours. Additional street parking is also available on Halsted and Union streets. Can I share this event information with colleagues? Yes! Please share this opportunity with fellow educators you believe may be interested in learning more about the Young Author Playlist.
September 1, 2015
John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Learn more about strategies for teaching inquiry skills, creating a science interest area and choosing materials to maximize exploration with this free self-paced program. Participants are awarded with digital badges in exchange for accomplishing their 'missions' (activities) each one carefully designed and based on inquiry-based science in the early-childhood classroom. This program is available for pre-service and in-service teachers. Illinois teachers will receive 20 professional development Clock Hours upon completion of the program.
September 1, 2015
John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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The Great Lakes Science badging program is a new professional development opportunity for educators! This online program allows you to work at your own pace as you accomplish ?missions? (activities) related to Great Lakes environmental literacy, science literacy and 21st-century skills. Teachers are awarded digital badges for their missions and skill building, which can be displayed on resumes and social networks. There are three ways to participate in this program: Continuous Learning: this track allows you to participate for free and at your own pace without time restrictions. Upon completion you will receive a letter that can be shared with your school administration. Clock Hours: Illinois teachers registered for this track will receive 20 Clock Hours upon completion as well as a letter that can be shared with your school administration. The program must be completed within one year of your registered start date. Program fee: $10. Teachers, interested in participating in a Harvard research study on science teacher professional development? If so, please contact us at digitallearning@sheddaquarium.org for additional details. The study asks you to complete a pre and post survey (about 15-20 minutes each). The results will help to inform and continuously improve PD experiences for Science Teachers. For participating, your Continuous Learning track fee will be waived (Illinois Teachers Only). Graduate Credit: Shedd Aquarium has partnered with National Louis University to bring students participating in the Great Lakes Badging experience an opportunity to earn one semester hour of graduate credit. To receive credit, students must complete their badging requirements during an NLU academic term. Please refer to NLU's academic calendar for term start and end dates. Summer 2015: June 29 through September 6. Tuition is $148 per semester hour. For more information, visit National Louis? Center for Professional Development or call 847-947-5247.
August 26, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Logan Center, 915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
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This workshop will provide a framework and guide to how, when, why and where games might be used in the classroom. The objective of this workshop is to provide inspiration for anyone interested in using games to engage students in interactive learning. Teachers will gain insight on ways to integrating technology into their curricula and be given resources for game-based learning. Some topics covered will be: - Creating a digital classroom: how to use the best learning tools, apps, and games on Chromebook and laptops - Low tech engagement: how to engage students with everyday materials (classroom blog, classroom website) - Game play and health subjects: using games to address health issues among adolescents - Creative engagement with Common Core: building skills on social emotional learning and 21st century skills that are robust and relevant to the real world Please complete this short survey for the workshop facilitators by Wednesday, August 19th.
August 22, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Threadless HQ, 1260 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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Chicago's Indie Game Development Interactive Arts Festival, showcasing an international collection of lesser known but culturally significant video games. Educator Tix 50% OFF All educators can use promo-code HIVE50 to purchase half-price tickets. Please share (and honor) this code with educator friends!