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
- 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.
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!
Workshops and PD offered by our partners
The University of St. Francis (USF) recognizes that profound learning occurs in a variety of formal and informal settings. The College of Education is pleased to work with the following organizations to offer experiential graduate credit for select learning experiences outside the traditional classroom structure.
- AMTA: American Modeling Teachers Association
- AP Summer Institute
- Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education
- Children’s Center for Dyslexia
- Discovery Center Museum
- Guardians of Democracy – IL Civics Hub
- Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
- Illinois Valley Community College
- John G. Shedd Aquarium
- Kendall County Outdoor Education Center
- Master IEP Coach® Mentorship
- NOAA Teacher at Sea
- Rock Island Regional Office of Education
- ROE 47 – Lee, Ogle, Whiteside
- Teach On A Mission
- Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES)
- West40 Intermediate Service Center