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STEM Education Center

SEMINAR Registration

Registration is on a first-come/first served basis. There is no cost to attend seminars and participants will be given CPDUs. All seminars meet at the SXU Chicago campus. Please contact Julie Reinhart at jreinhart@sxu.edu or 773-341-5030 with any questions.

Seminar 1: Money, Money, Money, Money! Working with Students with Disabilities 

Seminar Description: We will explore the typical deficits and strengths students who struggle bring to learning math. We will experiment with solutions for instruction and learning, employing accommodations and technology. We will also examine the math common core standards and coordinate the instructional strategies we learn to the appropriate standards. (2 CPDUs)

Date/Time: Monday, June 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructors: Meg Carroll, Professor, School of Education and Liam Briick, Graduate Assistant, School of Education

Seminar 2: Shakin' Up the Classroom with STEM and NGSS for K-8 Students

Seminar Description: Learn how to incorporate STEM and NGSS into your current lesson plans. Participants will also explore ideas about problem-solving activities that include engineering design and using models and technology to assist in student learning.  Earthquake activities will be used to illustrate the concepts discussed in the seminar. (2 CPDUs)

Date/Time: Monday, June 27, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructors: Suzanne Snaidauf, Third Grade Teacher, Lee R. Foster Elementary School, and Liam Briick, Graduate Assistant, School of Education

Seminar 3: Feel the Wind 

Seminar Description: Participants will engage in children’s literature linked to wind. Through hands-on exploration, participants will experiment with activities appropriate for elementary school learners as well as strategies to help elementary school students learn physical science concepts using multiple modalities, technology, and the natural interests of children. Annotated bibliographies of appropriate children’s books will be shared. (2 CPDUs)

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructors: Meg Carroll, Professor, School of Education and Liam Briick, Graduate Assistant, School of Education

Seminar 4: Getting Started with Makerspaces in K-8 Schools

Seminar Description: Learn the basics of Makerspaces during this 2-hour seminar. Makerspaces are spaces where students can build, invent and create. Participants will learn how they can use Makerspaces to enhance learning experiences for students, by allowing students to create and invent. This seminar will cover the basics of Makerspaces using examples of Makerspace activities that incorporate 3D printers, electronics, robotics, (including Parallax and Lego) and craft supplies. (2 CPDUs)

Dates/Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon 
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructors: Julie Reinhart, Professor, School of Education and Liam Briick, Graduate Assistant, School of Education

Registration

To register for any of the seminars please use the form below.