This course is intended to help the participant improve their instruction of Reading in all content areas. The participant will walk away with new strategies and ideas to implement in their classes immediately.Register
This course is intended to help educators increase the reading comprehension of students in the 5th through 12th grade through the skill of writing. The intention is to walk away with some of the best practrice strategies, both old and new, to implement into your lessons.Register
The New Illinois Learning Standards require students to read challenging, complex texts to gain insights, evaluate information, broaden their perspectives and be able to write logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence. Learn effective, research-based, brain compatible strategies that are effective in social science classrooms and enable students to read, write, listen, speak, and think like historians.
Coming July 2018
What are the conceptual shifts in science education? What are the tools a teacher needs to make the necessary shifts? This online course is an introduction to interpreting the new Illinois Learning Standards for Science, identifying the connections between standards and Common Core, and unpacking the three dimensions for the next generation of science teachers. Participants will disect a standard to discover its structures and functions. They will learn how to use "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" to unpack and the three dimensions (Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts). Finally, teachers will learn how to use the "Appendices E,F, and G" to identify grade band specific skills and content.Register
Participants will be able to create open-ended questions/tasks that can spark conversation, collaboration, and support the Standards for Mathematical Practices. The importance of rich tasks and good questioning will be explored.Register
This is an introductory course that will explore the various facets of teaching and learning through a Project-Based Approach. Included will be examples and models. Activities are intended to develop more real world situations and to enhance student learning.Register