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1. The next SEPUP Level II PD will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016. This Level II PD will focus on the connections between science and literacy through the SEPUP curriculum.  In order to make the most of this unique PD, all SEPUP teachers must bring a “literacy buddy” from your school.  This can be an ELA teacher, literacy coach or specialist, administrator, or anyone else who serves this sort of role in your school.  Any SEPUP teacher who has been attending Level I PD this year or has been teaching SEPUP for at least one year is welcome to attend.  (Literacy buddies do not need to have attended any SEPUP PD in the past.)


Registration is now closed.  Email jline@luc.edu with any questions.


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 was 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.

Save the dates for 2015-2016

September 19, 2015 (Saturday)-Summer Make-up
October 17, 2015 (Saturday)
November 17, 2015 (Tuesday)
January 23, 2016 (Saturday)
February 18, 2016 (Thursday)
March 17, 2016 (Thursday)
April 30, 2016 (Saturday) - Since we have finished all units, April 30 will be a "Level II" PD focused on science and literacy in the SEPUP curriculum.  All teachers who have been attending Level I PD this year are invited to attend.


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.

Save the dates for 2015-2016!  
April 30, 2016 (Saturday) - Science and Literacy PD

Special note:  For this literacy-themed PD, all SEPUP teachers must bring a "literacy buddy" from your school (ELA teacher, literacy coach, administrator, etc)

Where: Loyola University, Damen Student Center (6511 N Sheridan Rd), Sr. Jean Multipurpose Room South (map)

Time: 8:30-3:30 (sign-in and a light breakfast will be from 8:00-8:30)

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