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1. The next SEPUP Level I PD will be Saturday, January 21.  Details below in green.  Registration will be posted soon.



Professional Development

 Level I SEPUP PD  

Level I PD is for teachers new to the materials at their grade level.  We will go through each activity in each unit.  Some we will do in quite a bit of depth, some we may only spend a few minutes touching on.  The PD Leaders will also go through with you the various Science and Engineering Practices of the NGSS students will engage in in each activity.  This PD is progressive, each one builds off the previous.  There will be a 3 day session in the summer or make-up session in September.  There are then 6 follow-up sessions through the year listed below. Please make sure to bring your student book, journal, and teacher's guide with you each time - if you have them.  If you are unsure if this PD is for you please email Jessica Line, jline@luc.edu, with questions.

2016-2017 Level I PD dates:
Saturday, September 10, 2016 (Summer Make-up)
IAES: Erosion and Deposition
IALS: Ecology
IAPS: Chemistry of Materials

Thursday, October 6, 2016
IAES: Plate Tectonics
IALS: Evolution
IAPS: Energy Pt 1

Thursday, November 17, 2016
IAES: Weather and Atmosphere Pt 1
IALS: Body Works
IAPS: Energy Pt 2

Saturday, January 21, 2017
IAES: Weather and Atmosphere Pt 2
IALS: Bioengineering and Cell Bio Pt 1
IAPS: Force and Motion

Saturday, February 25, 2017
IAES: Earth in Space
IALS: Cell Bio Pt 2
IAPS: Waves

Thursday, March 30, 2017 (New date!)
IAES: Exploring the Solar System
IALS: Genetics
IAPS: Water

Saturday, April 29, 2017 (New date!)
TBD: Level II Topics

All PDs 8:30-3:30 at Loyola University Lake Shore campus.

January 21 PD details:

6th grade Earth Science (IAES): Weather and Atmosphere, Part 2
Room: TBD
CPS Learning Hub course code: TBD

7th grade Life Science (IALS): Bioengineering and Cell Bio, Part 1
Room: TBD
CPS Learning Hub course code: TBD

8th grade Physical Science (IAPS): Force and Motion
Room: TBD
CPS Learning Hub course code: TBD

Notes: Confirmation/Reminder emails will be sent a couple days before.  Check this site for updates and details.

(Directions & Parking: If driving, turn north onto Kenmore Ave. from Sheridan Rd.  Parking is available for $7 in the parking structure [parking is P1 on this map] or you may search for street parking for free.)




 Level II SEPUP PD  

It's back!  This is for teachers experienced with the materials at the grade level you are currently teaching - you've taught them for at least 1 full year (or have been attending Level I PDs this year).  We do not go through each activity individually but instead focus on going deeper in various areas such as assessment, analysis questions, the teacher resource section, literacy strategies, diverse learners, Science and Engineering Practices of the NGSS, etc.  There will also be ample time for teacher-to-teacher discourse as we know this is very valuable and can be a challenge when you are usually the only science teacher in your building!  If you are unsure if this PD is for you please email Jessica Line, jline@luc.edu with questions.

2016-2017 dates TBD

Directions & Parking: 
Directions & Parking: If driving, turn north onto Kenmore Ave. from Sheridan Rd.  Parking is available for $7 in the parking structure [parking is P1 on this map] or you may search for street parking for free.

If taking the CTA:  The Loyola Red Line stop (identified as a blue circle on the map above) is across the street from the Damen Student Center.  For further details click here
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Jessica Gayda,
Feb 10, 2016, 8:11 AM