College of Education

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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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