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Welcome in the New Year with low-cost professional development

12/08/2016

The IFT and Illinois Education Association have partnered with the Illinois State Board of Education to help PreK-12 teachers start 2017 off right with an opportunity for convenient, low-cost professional development. Register today for classes that begin as soon as January 18, 2017.

This program is offered through ISBE and is designed to offer high-quality, engaging professional learning online. The cost is only $50 per course, and an Internet-connected computer is all that is required to participate.

The self-paced courses will be conducted over five to eight weeks, depending on the course chosen. Offerings include:

  • EL Instruction for the Mainstream Classroom
  • Implementation of a Balanced Assessment System
  • Implementing the Eight Mathematical Practices in the Elementary School Classroom
  • Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School
  • Planning a Close Reading Lesson Step-by-Step: Grades 3-6
  • Informational Text Literacy in the Elementary Grades
  • Math Talks: Engaging Students in Daily Discourse K-6

Depending upon the course, 16-30 professional development hours will be available for each workshop completed. Participants may register for more than one.

Don't miss this convenient and affordable professional development opportunity. The next series of courses begins in January, so sign up today! For details and registration information, click here.




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