Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers

Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers

AFT Local 943

 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 Fall 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.

 

Google Classroom 101

 

Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 4:30 - 7:30
Location: Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School -- 5345 W. 99th St.. Oak Lawn -- Room 1019

 

Learn how to engage your students, organize your workflow, and digitize your class using Google Classroom. This course is an introductory course which will cover the basics such as making classes, posting announcements, and creating assignments for your students. Throughout the class, we will learn how to integrate Google Apps for Education such as Docs and Slides. Please feel free to bring your own device to try out these applications.

Presenter: Brian Jurinek

 

BRI Phonics

 

Date: Thursday October 12, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 7:30
Location: Local 943 office – 15521 S. 70th Ct., Orland Park

Phonics is an instructional approach that focuses attention on letter-sound correspondences, decoding and other sub-word units.  It is important that teachers evaluate whether students understand such academic vocabulary as “first, end, middle and last”, since failure to understand will prohibit a student’s ability to respond to the instruction.

This workshop will also help teachers develop strategies, procedures and activities for teaching letter sound correspondences.

Presenters: Ivory and Linda Manney

 

 

BRI Comprehension 

Date: Thursday November 16, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 7:30
Location:
Local 943 office – 15521 S. 70th Ct., Orland Park

The purpose of reading is to comprehend ideas and text.  It involves an investigation of a sort - using content-rich, complex text led by the teacher who provides multiple opportunities for a text to be read over multiple lessons by the teacher and the students.

This workshop will help you to investigate short text over multiple readings, guided analysis and discussion with your students to improve the reading comprehension in your classroom. 

Presenters: Ivory and Linda Manney

 

STEM - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATH

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 7:00
Location:
Simmons Middle School, 6450 W 95th St., Oak Lawn -- Room 122
*Please enter at Gymnasium Door on South side of building (facing 95th St)

 

NGSS Stem Inquiry: What does it all mean? How does this affect my science classroom: Learn how to take a lesson and make adjustments towards the new standards. Learn the difference between today's lessons and inquiry based lessons through hands on activities.

Presenter: Marie Chavosky

 

Strategies for Student Success: Engaging Families as Partners

Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 7:00
Location:
Simmons Middle School -- 6450 W 95th St., Oak Lawn -- Room 228     *Please enter at Gymnasium Door on South side of building (facing 95th St)


 

Students Success has a direct connection with parental engagement.  This course uses research based strategies to engage parents and shows how to implement two-way communication with parents and much more.  With this class, you can develop skills to make your parent-teacher encounters positive.

Presenter: Ann Francis

 

Cooperative Small Groups - 2 nights

 

Dates: September 28 and October 5, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 7:30
Location:
Local 943 office – 15521 S. 70th Ct., Orland Park
6 hours total toward licensure

 

Teacher evaluators are looking for students to be working cooperatively in the classroom. Students need to be engaged and on task at all times. This workshop will give you some insight into how to "put together" your cooperative groups effectively, using research based techniques and strategies. It will also focus on how to use effective classroom management skills to keep students on task.

Presenter: Mary Stockwell

 

 

Indirect/Direct Instruction

 

Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 7:30
Location:
Local 943 office – 15521 S. 70th Ct., Orland Park

 

This course addresses the challenges teachers are facing to raise the performance levels of all students while also closing the achievement gap. It will prepare teachers to engage in a more in-depth study and reflective practice of lesson planning and instruction.

Presenter: Mary Stockwell


Registration form Winter

 

 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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