NEWS arrow

Spring into the season with low-cost, online professional development


The IFT and Illinois Education Association have partnered with the Illinois State Board of Education to help PreK-12 teachers "spring into spring" with an opportunity for convenient, low-cost professional development. Register today for classes that begin as soon as March 15, 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:

  • Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School
  • EL Instruction for the Mainstream Classroom
  • Hack the Classroom With Google Apps and Extensions
  • Implementing the Eight Mathematical Practices in the Elementary School Classroom
  • Informational Text Literacy in the Elementary Grades
  • Math Talks: Engaging Students in Daily Discourse K-6 
  • Planning a Close Reading Lesson Step by Step: Grades 3-6
  • Transitioning the Illinois Learning Standards for Science into the K-8 Classroom

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 soon, so sign up today! For details and registration information, click here.




    Copyright © 2019 Illinois Federation of Teachers