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Registration for Summer 2018 3rd Edition SEPUP Level I PD is open! REGISTER HERE



Professional Development


In order to support SEPUP 3rd Edition users, we will be offering PD this summer on 3rd Edition units only

    REGISTER HERE for Summer 2018 3rd Edition SEPUP Level I PD!


    Summer 2018 PD Units and Dates:

    • Ecology: Thursday, August 9 – Friday, August 10
    • Evolution: Monday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 14
    • Land, Water, & Human Interactions: Wednesday, August 15 – Thursday, August 16

    Each day will run 8:30am-3:30pm, and PD will be held at Loyola University, Lake Shore campus.  Room assignments are listed below


     3rd Edition 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. 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 James Hyde, Jhyde1@luc.edu, with questions.

    2018-2019 Level I PD dates:

    August 9-10: Ecology - Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES), Room 110
    August 13-14: Evolution - Cuneo, Room 116
    August 15-16: Land, Water, & Human Interactions - Cuneo, Room 116

    Stay tuned for future PD announcements.

    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 James Hyde, Jhyde1@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