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Deanne Holste
Program Coordinator - STEM
University of Illinois Extension
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
deholste@illinois.edu

Karen Meyer
Extension Educator, S.T.E.M.
University of Illinois Extension
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
meyerk@illinois.edu

Courtnye Nichole Jackson
Extension Educator, Small Animal Health
University of Illinois Extension
8751 S. Greenwood Avenue, Suites 112-122
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-768-7779
FAX: 773-768-4818
courtnye@illinois.edu

Durriyyah Kemp
Extension Educator, Community Health
University of Illinois Extension
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
kemp@illinois.edu

Discover the Possibilitites 2015 Fall for Learning Professional Development

Discover the Possibilitites 2015 Fall for Learning Professional Development

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University of Illinois Extension is excited about offering our  Fall Teacher Institute.  Workshops cover a wide range of topics from biology, math, and social and emotional learning. 

Workshops will be offered in September, October, November and December. The cost for each 2 hour workshop is $15. Teachers will receive CPDU hours for each workshop. The deadline to sign up is two weeks prior to the workshop.

These workshops can also be offered very economically and conveniently at your school or district. Please contact us at 708-449-4320 to find out more.

The Westchester workshops will be held at 2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501, Westchester IL 60154.

The Matteson workshops will be held at 4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 601, Matteson, IL 60443.

Science

Animal Adaptations (Grade 3rd-5th)

Animals are equipped with physical and environmental adaptations to help them survive.  This workshop centers on some of these adaptations and incorporates the Next Generation Science Standards when applicable.  Workshop participants will leave equipped with cost effective ideas, techniques and reading materials to incorporate into their current curricula.

October 28th at Westchester 4pm-6pm           December 3rd at Matteson, 4pm-6pm                  

    

NGSS for the Novice (Grades PreK-8th grade)

With the recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards it is imperative that educators  understand the standards prior to implementation and assessment.  The workshop gives a brief introduction on reading and understanding the standards from inception.  It also focuses on the main concept shifts needed to teach with the standards in mind.  It is helpful if participants bring at least one lesson they currently use in the classroom and a technological device (laptop or tablet) for internet use. 

October  1 at Westchester, 4pm-6pm                  December 1 at Matteson, 4pm-6 pm    ]

                                   

Math

 Making Sense of Numbers (Pre K-K)

Explore new ways to engage young learners with numbers. These hands on activities and games will focus on ways to help students master counting and simple number facts.

September 28 at Westchester, 4pm-6pm          November 10 at Matteson, 4pm-6pm

Math-tivities for the Early Grades (Grades 1st-2nd)

Increase student familiarity in the Mathematical Practices and the Common Core content standards through engaging activities and games. Who knew math-tivities could be so fun!

September 30 at Westchester, 4pm-6pm           November 11 at Matteson, 4pm-6pm

Making Games Meaningful (Grades 3rd -5th)

Engage with your students in games and activities to gain competence with the Common Core. Leave with oodles of new ideas and excitement to start the school year.

November 4th at Westchester, 4pm-6pm          November 16th at Matteson, 4pm-6pm

 

Core Workout (Grades 6th-8th)

Exercise ways to implement the Common Core and Math Practices by playing math games. Be ready for a rapid pace workout, playing over 50 games that will make your students enthusiastic about math.

November 5 at Westchester, 4pm-6pm            December 2 at Matteson, 4:00pm-6:00pm

 

 

Social Emotional Learning

Real Teaching with Real Colors (Grades PreK-12th)

Picture yourself having a unique level of communication, understanding, and insight into the things that motivate you as a teacher and your students as learners.  The power to accomplish this exists - you just have to unlock it!  The key is Real Colors!  Come and explore how Real Colors will complement the learning environment, assist in whole child teaching and behavior modification, and enhance the social and emotional development of all students.

October 22 at Westchester, 4pm-6pm                      

Maximizing Academic Growth with Social & Emotional Learning

This engaging, interactive professional development workshop will provide an overview of Social & Emotional Learning, how it connects to the academic mission of schools, improves test scores, and why it provides the foundation for students' lifelong success.  We will also explore the SEL Learning Standards and five essential keys to integrating it into current academic lesson plans.

October 21 at Westchester, 4pm-6pm            November 12 at Matteson, 4pm-6pm

Diversity and Inclusion: Learning Across Difference
(K-5th)

Come and explore how you can successfully engage in culturally relevant teaching to reach all of your students! Learn how incorporating culturally relevant activities and lessons empower students intellectually, socially, and emotionally. This workshop is interactive and you will leave with activities and materials that you can readily utilize in your classroom.

October 27 at Westchester, 4pm-6pm           November 4 at Matteson, 4pm-6pm

                                 

                         

 

 

 

 

Office Locations:

Westchester Branch Office
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501, Westchester, IL 60154

Matteson Branch Office

4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 601, Matteson, IL 60443