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Upcoming Events & Announcements

1. The 3-day SEPUP Level I PD summer series will be held the week of July 31 - August 4 (IAES and IAPS 7/31-8/2; IALS 8/2-8/4).  See below for more details.  Register here.




    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.

    2017-2018 Level I PD dates:

    3-day Level I Summer PD Series: July 31 - August 4!  Each day will run 8:30am-3:30pm at Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus.

    IAES: Monday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 2
    Unit: Erosion and Deposition, and Intro to Plate Tectonics
    Room: 
    Coffey Hall (1000 W Sheridan Rd), McCormick Lounge
    CPS Learning Hub Course Code: 
    37325

    IALS: Wednesday, August 2 - Friday, August 4
    Unit: Ecology
    Room: Institute of Environmental Sustainability (
    6349 N Kenmore Ave), Room 123/124
    CPS Learning Hub Course Code: 
    37326

    IAPS: 
    Monday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 2
    Unit: Chemistry of Materials
    Room: Cuneo Hall (
    6430 N Kenmore Ave)
    , Room 203
    CPS Learning Hub Course Code: 
    37327

    Remainder of 2017-2018 SEPUP Level I PD dates coming soon!

    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.

    2017-2018 Level II PD 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