Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers

Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers

AFT Local 943

BECOME A TEACH PRESENTER

 (Together Educating America's Children)

 

Local 943 is pleased to present to its members a research-based professional development program created by the American Federation of Teachers known as TEACH.

 

Would you consider becoming a Professional Development presenter for courses held by Local 943 for our members to obtain licensure hours?   

 

We are now accepting names of our members who are interested in attending the 2019 Summer Educator Academy, which will be held July 17-24 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.

 

The AFT Summer Educator Academy is a seven-day event providing union-sponsored, research-based professional development that addresses the complexities of teaching. The program is designed to help local unions build their capacity to deliver high-quality professional development services to all educators—teachers, paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel.

 

Click here for a listing of the courses offered by the AFT at this Academy.

 

Local 943 presenters have always attended the summer institutes to receive this very worthwhile, in depth training.   If YOU would be interested in becoming a presenter for the local, read the course options and choose the topic you feel would best suit your teaching forte and preferences.

 

The training covers 7 days, which includes 3 days of a “Train the Trainers” course and 4 days of training in your area of choice.

 

For any questions/concerns, please contact Mary Stockwell – Vice-President, Professional Issues and TEACH Coordinator at: 708-429-0980 or 779-324-1301.

 

 TEACH

 (Together Educating America's Children)

 

Local 943 is pleased to present to its members a research-based professional development program created by the American Federation of Teachers known as TEACH. These quality staff development courses are available to all teachers and paraprofessionals. The goal is to encourage educators to improve their practice and student achievement by using research based techniques and strategies.






Register Now for WINTER Workshops 

  • Sign up early.  If enrollment is less than 10 participants, the course will not be held.

  • Registration closes 1 week prior to workshop

  • All workshop participants receive 1 Professional Development hour for every hour of class attended towards licensure.

  • Water and snacks will be provided.

Spring 2019 TEACH Schedule

 

 To sign up for any TEACH classes, please contact Judy at (708) 633-0943, extension 225 or jspirakes@ift-aft.org at least 10 days before the date of the class.

 

 

 

Flip Your Lesson “NGSS” Style!—STEM:
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Held at Simmons Middle School, 6450 95th Street, Oak Lawn.  Room #TBA 

 

Learn how to take an ordinary science lesson and make it meet the CURRENT NGSS STANDARDS! We will also touch on the how’s and why’s of NGSS!  Interactive, hands-on activities you can take to your classroom tomorrow!  Presenter: Marie Chavosky

 

Going Google:
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Held at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, 5345 W 99th St., Oak Lawn. Room 1019

 

Google Apps for Education is a powerful suite of applications that can make life in our profession easier.  Learn some of the basic features of Google Drive, Gmail, Google Chrome and more in this introductory course.  There are many creative ways to use this powerful suite of tools. If you feel overwhelmed with your workflow these applications can help both you and your students achieve more in the classroom. Laptops optional.  Presenter: Brian Jurinek

 

“How to Increase Your Word Power?” With Beginning Reading Instruction Vocabulary   (Open to ALL Grade levels)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held at AFT Local 943, 15521 S. 70th Court, Orland Park.

Effective communication is a critical link to reading comprehension and student achievement. Knowledge of a word is the extent or degree of knowledge that a student can possess. This workshop can help students to understand words which can lead to better communication, reading and writing. Teachers will learn strategies to be able to work with students increasing their understanding of the different parts that make up words and develop instructional activities that can help students to better understand and think about words which will lead them to become better communicators, readers, listeners and writers. Presenter: Pia Conte.


The Union Response to Students’ Stress and Trauma Open to ALL EMPLOYEES WHO INTERACT WITH STUDENTS. Teams from school sites are encouraged, but not necessary.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held at AFT Local 943, 15521 S. 70th Court, Orland Park.

Our students face many adverse childhood experiences – violence, abuse, neglect, loss and more. The resulting trauma interrupts healthy development and can impact their brains, bodies and behaviors. This workshop investigates the impact of trauma on students and explores trauma-informed strategies for supporting children. Key objectives for this workshop will:
1.  Develop expertise in childhood trauma and pathways to healthy childhood development;
2.  Examine the cultural context of violence and trauma in each community;
3.  Explore new strategies for self-care to mitigate secondary trauma and burnout; and
4.  Learn how to build a trauma-informed environment with case studies, discussion and guided practice. Presenters: Deb Takehara and Tonia Havard-Dew.

Breakout of Your Old Lessons and Escape to New Ones!!
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, 5345 W. 99th Street, Oak Lawn, Room #TBA.

Breakout EDU captures the excitement and popularity of escape rooms and brings them directly into your classroom. This session will teach you the basics behind the Breakout EDU platform with an overview of both physical and digital games.  Additionally, you will learn how to create your own breakout sessions for any classroom grades K-12. You will also be challenged to “escape” a breakout lesson as a group. Are you up for the challenge? Presenter: Brian Jurinek.

Get Back Some Classroom Time and Use Teacher Praise Effectively!
(This course is rescheduled from January)
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held at AFT Local 943, 15521 S. 70th Court, Orland Park.

Need to keep students focused and on task at this tough time of the year? Looking for ways to keep students working cooperatively and involved? Keeping students engaged comes from the PRAISE and CONFIDENCE emitted from the classroom teacher. Come finish up the year with some strategies and information to end the year on a high note! Presenter: Mary Stockwell.

 

All workshop participants receive 1 Professional Development hour per hour attended towards licensure.

 

Water and snacks will be provided.

 


 

  
Call Local 943 at 708/633-0943 x 225 or send an  email to
jspirakes@ift-aft.org

No cost for union members.

$25 fee for non-members—checks payable to AFT Local 943.
Workshops must have a minimum of 10 participants to proceed. Sign up today!
                                                                                                                                   

 

 

    

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