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The College of Education is pleased to announce Summer Seminars for Continuing Professional Development Credit for teachers and administrators. 4 CPDU's per seminar. Each seminar is $40/person (unless otherwise noted), and must have a minimum of 10 people per seminar.

Sessions Available:

#12 So When Did I Become a Brain Surgeon... I Thought I was a Teacher?

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: Romeoville Campus

Part 1: The Brain and Classroom Management
Participants will learn basic brain anatomy and function. Through examples and activities the tie between brain structure and classroom behavior will be examined. A wide variety of activities will be modeled, discussed and created to provide a working knowledge of brain-friendly teaching. Participants will leave the seminar with resource ideas and ready-touse activities.

Presenter: Dr. Lauren Rentfro
Maximum Seats: 50
Cost: $40

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#13 So When Did I Become a Brain Surgeon... I Thought I was a Teacher?

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: Romeoville Campus

Part 2: What the Learning Brain Likes and Doesn’t Like in the Classroom
After a brief review of brain anatomy and function, participants will be introduced to dozens of brain-friendly teaching and learning strategies. A wide variety of activities will be modeled, discussed and created to provide a working knowledge of brain-friendly teaching. Participants will leave the seminar with resource ideas and ready-to-use activities.

Presenter: Dr. Lauren Rentfro
Maximum Seats: 50
Cost: $40

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#14 Science That Rocks! Energize Your Science Instruction!

Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: Romeoville Campus

Learn about the 5e and 7e models of planning for inquiry-based science, science process skills that cut across all curricular areas and using discrepant events to engage your students. Discover that the same ideas can enhance your instruction in English/Language Arts, Social Studies and Mathematics. As a part of this seminar you will actively participate in many inquiry-based activities and discussions. Participants will leave the seminar with free resource ideas and ready-to-use activities. Bring your curriculum to begin planning activities for the fall! (Targets K-8 Science)

Presenter: Dr. Lauren Rentfro
Maximum Seats: 50
Cost: $40

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#17 SMART Board PART 2: Creating with SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software

Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: Romeoville Campus

Want to continue where SMART Board 101 left off? In this 4-hour hands-on seminar session, participants will use the SMART Board and SMART Notebook collaborative learning software from SMART Board 101 to create interactive lessons and activities tailored to their classrooms. The seminar will cover creating attendance activities, editing premade games, and ways to make lessons more interactive. Participants are encouraged to bring content material and a flash drive to use for their activities.

Presenter: Ms. Liz (Pearce) Sturm
Maximum Seats: 20
Cost: $40

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#18 Using iPads in the Classroom

Date: Friday, August 1, 2014 
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: Romeoville Campus

iPads can be powerful tools in the classroom to increase student engagement and differentiate instruction. In this 4-hour hands-on seminar session, participants will be introduced to ways of utilizing iPads and free apps, engaging students as not only consumers of existing digital content, but also as creators of new digital content. iPads will be available for participants to use, or participants may bring their own.

Presenter: Ms. Liz (Pearce) Sturm
Maximum Seats: 30
Cost: $40

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