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 SUMMER 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.

Summer 2018 TEACH Schedule

 

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

Water and snacks will be provided.

 

STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

 

Presenters: Ann Francis and Mary Stockwell

Monday thru Thursday, June 18 – 21

Location: Union Office

Hours: 1 -4         Licensure hours: 12 total (3 per day)

 

An AFT program consisting of modules based on the Current Learning Standards that address teaching and learning aspects of the classroom for both new and veteran teachers. Topics include: Engaging Students Long-term Memory; Social Media; Gaming; Questioning Techniques, Bullying and Managing Stress.

 

STEM

 

Thursday, July 12

Presenter: Marie Chavosky

**Location: Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School  5345 W 99th St., Oak Lawn, IL -- Room TBA

Hours: 9 - 12             Licensure hours: 3 hours

 

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 completing these hands on activities!

 

READING COMPREHENSION

 

Tuesday thru Thursday, July 17 - 19

Presenters: Andrea Kalchbrenner and Alison Gunner

Location: Union Office

Hours: 1:00 – 4           Licensure hours: 9

 

This three day workshop will guide teachers of all content areas and grade levels on different reading and vocabulary strategies to use with narrative and informational texts. Participants will receive practical and useful lessons and strategies to bring back to their classrooms.

**Please bring any classroom materials you typically use in class, along with a laptop if you choose, so that you can apply what you’re learning to your curriculum.

 

BEGINNING YEAR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND WORKING WITH ANTISOCIAL STUDENTS

 

Monday thru Thursday, August 13 - 16

Presenter: Mary Stockwell

Location: Union Office

Hours: 8:30 - 12:30                Licensure hours: 16 total

 

This core course addresses the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for teachers and classroom paraprofessionals in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for establishing and maintaining classroom management, maximizing use of learning time and guided instructional strategies to help actively engage students and address the diversity of their learning needs - especially those of the antisocial child. It also presents research on emotional and behavioral problems of students who consistently act out. Participants will learn strategies to reduce and/or prevent the occurrence of disruptive or dangerous outbreaks. Both new and veteran teachers are welcome to attend.

 

***NEW COURSE OFFERING***

 

1. GET YOUR STUDENTS MOVING WITH INSTANT ACTIVITIES, BRAIN BOOSTS AND A PROJECTOR

Thursday, August 9

Presenter: Mark Foellmar

Location: Union Office

Hours: 9 - 11               Licensure hours: 2 total

 

Data and research shows that movement enhances student learning. So how can we get students moving in an organized manner with little or no equipment, in a small space? We will show you how and supply you with quick brain boosts and instant activities. Come prepared for simple movements and fun activities that will leave you energized and ready to implement with your students. Participants will leave with “tools” and ideas they can use immediately in their classroom.

*Target Audience: For K-8 Physical Education and Health teachers and classroom teachers looking for ways to get students moving.

 

2. LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH: DEVELOPING A PLAN

 

Social Media can be used as a tool for you to take charge of your own Professional Development. From twitter chats to webinars we will show you the many opportunities to share and gain ideas from social media that you can use for your classroom on day one of the new year! Smart phones, chrome-books, i Pads and other devices are welcome so we can get you started now!

*Target Audience: For K-8  Classroom teachers ,Physical Education and Health teachers and looking for ways to gain professional learning experiences and take charge of their professional development through social media platforms.

 
  • Objective 1: The audience will be shown how to take charge of their own professional development and leverage that into constant learning and professional improvements. This addresses domain 4 of the Danielson model for Health and Physical Education teachers and administrators.

  • Objective 2: The audience will be introduced to many social media platforms that can be used for professional development. Further, the audience will be given a step by step procedure for joining twitter and using it as a professional development tool.

  • Objective 3: The audience will learn how to cultivate relationships beyond the school’s walls including what types of contacts tend to be the most successful and long lasting, in some cases resulting in year-round relationships that can impact your classroom.

 

**NEW MATH COURSE**

 

VOILA!  MATH PROBLEMS SOLVED!

 

Tuesday, July 10

Presenter: Alfreida Jameson

Location: Union Office

Hours: 1 - 5                Licensure hours: 4 total

 

One of the most challenging components of math for students is deciphering and understanding word problems. We teach them to look for key words, match them to the appropriate operation and ‘Voila!’ – the problem is solved. This one day workshop will go beyond key words and show you how to teach students to successfully model word problems using basic components of Thinking Math.

*Target audience: 1st – 3rd grade teachers and assistants

 

REGISTRATION FORM

  
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!
                                                                                                                                   

Registration form Winter

 

    

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