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1. Our final SEPUP PD of the year will be a Level II PD focused on using the SEPUP curriculum with Diverse Learners and English Language Learners!  PD will be Saturday, April 29 -- see Level II section below for more details. SEPUP teachers are encouraged to bring a "buddy" from your school such as a special education teacher, bilingual teacher, or classroom assistant.  Registration is now closed.  Email jline@luc.edu with any questions or if you would like to attend.




    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!)
    Note: This last SEPUP PD of 2016-17 will cover Level II Topics.  Please see Level II section for more details.


    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
    Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:30-3:30
    Diverse Learners PD
    Teachers are encouraged to bring a "buddy" from your school such as a special education teacher, bilingual teacher, or classroom assistant. Both teachers should register at the link at the top of the page.

    Location: 
    Loyola University, Klarchek Information Commons (6501 N Kenmore, Chicago), 4th floor
    CPS Learning Hub course code: 36817

    Please bring a laptop or tablet.  SEPUP teachers should also bring their student book and PD notebook, and diverse learner teacher partners should bring a notebook.

    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