Professional Development


EdneXt GraphicEDneXt is a series of interactive workshops sponsored by the School of Education, in collaboration with the University's Center for Instructional Design and Teaching, devoted to critical issues in education. Workshop topics are guided by the principles of 21st century literacies and skills: emerging technologies, internationalization and global awareness, multiculturalism and multilingualism, democratic education and collaboration with communities.

Next EDneXts

Dangerous Classrooms! Multicultural Curriculum and the Struggle for Precious Knowledge

ESL/Bilingual Education Program students will host a viewing and discussion of the documentary film, Precious Knowledge. The documentary shows how and why a highly successful and culturally-relevant Mexican American Studies curriculum has been banned. CPDUs available.

Monday, February, 23                                                                                                  
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location TBA

Teaching Multilingual Children: Speaking in Tongues

Join graduate and undergraduate students in the ESL/Bilingual Education Program who will be hosting a viewing of the documentary, Speaking in Tongues. This documentary highlights the benefits of and challenges to changing an "English Only" culture to one embracing multilingualism/multiculturalism. Students will introduce the film and facilitate a panel discussion immediately following the film. Admission is free. All are invited. CPDUs available. 

Monday, April 20, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
McGuire Auditorium
Warde Academic Center

Past Speakers and Topics

Bridging the Digital Divide, Chris Zakrzewski, Ed.D., Assistant Provost for Technology and Instructional Innovation, Director of the Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology, Saint Xavier University. Julie Reinhart, Ph.D., School of Education, Director of the STEM Education Center, Saint Xavier University.

Grantwriting 101Colleen Sehy, Executive Director of Foundations and Government Relations Office, Saint Xavier University.

Opting Out of High Stakes Testing, Monty Neill, Executive Director of the Center for Fair and Open Testing

Democratic Classrooms, Brian Schultz, Chair of the Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies

Teaching Opportunities in Japan, Austin Gilkeson, JET Program & MEXT Scholarship Coordinator, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

First Person Perspective on Teaching in Latin America, Maria Moreno, Teacher, The Centers for InterAmerican Studies Children's School, Cuenca, Ecuador

Google Apps, Kathleen McInerney, School of Education, Saint Xavier University

Technology Leadership Summit, CIDAT and the SOE

For More Information

EDneXt events occur monthly in the University’s flagship collaborative learning space, L-217, Warde Academic Center.

For more information and dialogue about upcoming events, please contact Kathleen McInerney, Ph.D., mcinerney@sxu.edu.

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