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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: Fruit of Fall

Seminar Description: Fall fruits are dazzling in their colorful presentations. Fall fruits are also full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Examine the value of several fall fruits and consider the engineering challenge of packing some for shipping. (2 CPDUs)

Date/Time: Monday, October 17, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructor: Meg Carroll, Professor, School of Education

Seminar 2: Stuck on Adhesives

Seminar Description: How long have people been using adhesives? What are the uses? What are the substances used? What is the link between each of the components of STEM and adhesives? Come and find yourself "stuck on adhesives!" (2 CPDUs)

Date/Time: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructor: Meg Carroll, Professor, School of Education

Seminar 3: Engaging Students in Science and Engineering Practices!

Seminar Description: Learn how to incorporate STEM and NGSS into your current lesson plans. Participants will explore activities that assist in students' understanding of core ideas using science and engineering practices. The seminar will cover an introduction to the Equip Rubric to assess NGSS curriculum. Rube goldberg designs will also be used to analyze the concepts discussed in the seminar. (2 CPDUs)

Date/Time: Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructor: Suzanne Snaidauf, Third Grade Teacher, Lee R. Foster Elementary School

Seminar 4: I Want to Do That!

Seminar Description: Actively engage students with the Science and Engineering Practices within the Next Generation Science Standards to create authentic learning experiences through this hands-on seminar. Learn how to integrate and evaluate effective STEM and NGSS instruction by collaborating with other professionals. (2 CPDUs)

Date/Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructor: Suzanne Snaidauf, Third Grade Teacher, Lee R. Foster Elementary School

Seminar 5: Developing a Classroom Culture that Supports a Problem-Solving Approach to Mathematics

Seminar Description: Are you looking for tasks for the classroom that will support all children to develop their problem-solving abilities? Are you striving to make your students confident as they explore their ideas for solving a problem independent of you, the teacher? Are you aiming to develop a classroom where there is less teacher talk and more student talk? If so, then this workshop may well be of interest to you. The audience for this seminar are teachers of grades 1-5. (4 CPDUs)

Date/Time: Monday, November 28 and December 5, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. (each day)
Location: Chicago Campus, Driehaus Room 3921
Instructor: Jane Lundin, Saint Xavier University, Director of School Partnerships

Registration

Registration for the seminars is available below.