Education Workshops and Conferences

COE Events for Educators

The College of Education book study series provides educators with common interests an opportunity to engage in educational topics and immediately apply them to the classroom and learning environment. Text selected for the series focus on improving instruction and increasing student growth.

  • Participants are responsible for registering for book study and purchasing the text.
  • Licensed Illinois educators must complete all required discussions/activities as assigned to receive professional development hours. No partial hours will be awarded.
  • Participants successfully completing a book study may choose to apply the experience toward one graduate credit. Additional fee applies for this option.

Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About and To Students Every Day
Mica Pollock, Author (purchase via USF Bookstore – search PRDE 101 A)
April 12 – May 17, 2021 | online
Earn 15 PD hours
$50 plus cost of book
Register HERE for this Book Study

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Zaretta L. Hammond, Author (purchase via USF Bookstore – search PRDE 102 A)
May 17 – June 14, 2021 | online
Earn 9 PD hours
$50 plus cost of book
Register HERE for this Book Study

BOOK STUDY FORMAT

  • Upon registration, participants should purchase the book and begin reading the text at their leisure.
  • The link to the book study platform and specific due dates for activities will be sent to the preferred email (submitted with registration) the week prior to the start of the book study.
  • The text will be divided into sections. Participants will complete discussion posts with feedback to others and a final reflection explaining application of text to profession.
  • A moderator will participate in discussions, as well as review and provide feedback on final reflections.
**THIS WORKSHOP HAS REACHED CAPACITY**

If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact us at real@stfrancis.edu.

Creating a Digital Breakout
Learn the ins and outs of creating a digital breakout and start one for your classroom during this FREE online workshop!

March 10, 2021
Wednesday | 4 – 6 p.m.
Virtual workshop via Zoom

  • Earn two (2) professional development hours
  • Walk away with tools and templates to keep creating
  • Suitable for STEM topics at all grade levels
  • Space is limited for this FREE educator event

What is a digital breakout? It is the online equivalent of an Escape Room (maybe you’ve heard of Breakout EDU?) where students work together to solve puzzles. Digital breakouts can be used for in-person and remote learning.

Standards addressed: The workshop incorporates CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice. Next Generation Science Standards and others may also be addressed based upon the participant’s chosen topic.

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.

March 16 | 6–7 p.m.
RESUMES, INTERVIEWS, AND GETTING HIRED
with Courtney Orzel and Pete Sullivan
What do hiring administrators look for in resumes and during the interview process? Valuable insight for those just starting out and experienced educators exploring new opportunities.  Learn how to tighten up your search, stand out as an applicant, and connect with those who can support your efforts.

April 19 | 6–7 p.m.
LICENSURE UPDATE WITH THE WILL COUNTY ROE
Our friends at the Will County ROE will join us to chat about current license renewal requirements and process, endorsements, and the latest news from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Register Here: REAL Talk for Teachers

Education Conferences

CLICK HERE to learn how to earn graduate credit at IAHPERD!

RECT 695 Vital Strategies to Engage Learners | online course
Tuition for this course is $195 for one credit hour

  • Option 1: March 8 – May 3, 2021 (one credit hour)
  • Option 2: May 17 – July 12. 2021 (one credit hour)
  • View Sample Syllabus

Please complete the Experiential Evidence of Completion form below to initiate the registration process.

Experiential Evidence of Completion
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.

CLICK HERE to learn how to earn graduate credit at the Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference!

RECT 695 Best Practices in Early Childhood Education | online course
Tuition for this course is $195 for one credit hour

  • Option 1: March 4 – May 3, 2021 (one credit hour)
  • Option 2: May 17 – July 12. 2021 (one credit hour)
  • View Sample Syllabus

Please complete the Experiential Evidence of Completion form below to initiate the registration process.

Experiential Evidence of Completion
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.

Experiential Workshops

Check back for future opportunities with the following partners:

  • AMTA: Science Modeling
  • Easterseals Illinois
  • Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom