An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Online Workshops

Academic Language Matters: EL-Focused Strategies

PD Hours: 12Valerie Butron
$105

Examine and apply evidence-based strategies that support EL students with learning and using academic language across content areas. Educators will identify and plan to apply specific strategies to ensure English learners practice and develop the language needed to communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic, social and emotional success.

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Best Classroom Practices in Reading

PD Hours: 8Melessa Thulin
$105

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.

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Best Classroom Practices in Writing

PD Hours: 8Diane Brenczewski
$105

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.

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Building Literacy in Science

PD Hours: 12Dr. Roberta Sejnost
$105

The new Illinois Learning Standards for Science require students to read challenging, complex texts to gain insights, evaluate information, broaden perspectives and write logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence.  This course provides both the rationale for using disciplinary literacy to comprehend the concepts of science as well as effective, research-based, brain compatible strategies that are effective in science classrooms.

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Building Literacy in Social Science

PD Hours: 10Dr. Roberta L. Sejnost
$105

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.

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Embracing Social Emotional Learning in Your Classroom Part 1

PD Hours: 12Jill Sorensen-Davis
$105

Social Emotional Learning is not another thing being added to your teaching plate- it IS THE PLATE that supports your student’s ability to thrive in your classroom. This workshop will expose and guide participants in the understanding of the five basic core components of Social Emotional Learning: Self Awareness, Self- Management and Social Awareness.  We will read research about how Social Emotional Learning can empower children and change schools. There will be videos, articles, and discussions of SEL in action, as well as a plethora of activities to use in your classroom to create a supportive and caring learning environment. 

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Embracing Social Emotional Learning in Your Classroom Part 2

PD Hours: 12Jill Sorensen-Davis
$105

This course is the second course on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) providing in depth learning into the five components of SEL. Welcome back, if you took the first course.  We will be using what you learned about the five SEL components and the ACES survey in this course. You will be reading articles, watching instructional and inspirational videos, and connecting SEL to your career to help you make Connections before Curriculum.

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Flipping Your Classroom

PD Hours: 10Mary A. Warren
$105

This is an introductory course for participants who wish to explore the instructional methods related to the Flipped Classroom.  Included will be examples and models for both flipping your entire classroom, and/or just flipping a lesson.  Activities are intended to develop a clearer understanding of the concepts surrounding The Flipped Classroom.

This introductory course will cover the basics for the Flipped Classroom method of instruction.  Provided will be an introduction of online video resources that can be easily utilized by educators.

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Global Learning! Global Teaching! Global Mindset!

PD Hours: 10Natalie Coleman
$105

Learn about the tools that will help elevate your teaching pedagogy to be inclusive and build students skills for the 21st century. In this course you will learn about the 4 Domains Global Competency and the characteristics of a globally competent student.

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Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards

PD Hours: 10Amy Sandgren
$105

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.

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Open-Ended Math Questions

PD Hours: 6Maggie Dickow
$95

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.

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Project Based Teaching and Learning

PD Hours: 10Mary A Warren
$105

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.

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Social and Emotional Learning integrated in Successful Classroom Management

PD Hours: 12Tom Davis
$105

This course is designed to demonstrate how the two topics (Social and Emotional Learning & Classroom Management) can meld into one.  If you succeed in understanding and implementing SEL, many classroom management problems can take care of themselves.  This growth will allow you to focus on the even more challenging task of developing social and emotional maturity in each student.  The classroom atmosphere techniques included in this course are formulated to provide a community in your classroom.  Although it may take a change in some of your teaching, it is well worth the effort to create an atmosphere of community in your classroom.  I hope you enjoys the journey!

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