Education Workshops and Conferences

Events for Educators

Student Stress & Science Skills

November 30, 2022 | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
University of St. Francis | Main Campus (Joliet) – campus map and directions
Brown Science Lecture Hall
PD Clock Hours = 1.5
Workshop is free of charge and limited to 20 participants

Register Here for the Student Stress & Science Skills Workshop

  • This FREE workshop will introduce teachers to the physical ways that stress can be measured and teach them how to use simple biosensors in a classroom experiment.
  • Dr. Katie Chamberlain, Assistant Professor at the University of St. Francis, will present on the physiological changes that have been linked to stress and anxiety.
  • Participants will be provided with a biosensor toolkit and walked through simple exercises for students to explore stress-mediation as a science activity.

MAKE a lesson plan for studying stress-mediation using biosensors and TAKE a classroom toolkit with biosensors for measuring heart rate.

Earn graduate credit for your professional learning at the 2022 IAHPERD Conference.

RECT 695 I (1 credit) | $195
Vital Strategies to Engage Learners

Please complete the form below to express your interest in the graduate course and validate your IAHPERD conference professional development hours. Once hours are confirmed by USF, an email notification will be sent to the address provided with access to the course registration and payment form.

This email will be used to confirm receipt of your submission as well as subsequent communication regarding the registration process.
This will not commit you to enrollment in any of the courses. It allows us to send you the registration information for the courses in which you are currently interested once evidence of completion for experiential requirements are confirmed.

FREE webinars on practical and powerful moments in education . . . the ones that fuel our minds and fill our hearts! 60 meaningful minutes of REAL Talk for Teachers.


Tuesday, February 21 | 6 – 7:15 p.m. via Zoom
Help Your Students Bloom with Spring-Themed Lessons
Presented by Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom

It’s been a long, dark winter, but what a re-leaf: It’s almost Spring! Plant some new ideas with your students this semester with exciting new lessons and activities from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. This interactive, online session will include lessons and activities to pair with Earth Day, planting season, pollinators, and all things Spring! Join us for ideas on how to make this Spring season everything you and your students want it to bee!

Additional topics coming soon!