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Make the most of summer 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 make the most of summer with an opportunity for convenient, low-cost professional development. Register today for classes that begin as soon as May 24, 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:

  • Math Talks: Engaging Students in Daily Discourse K-6 Transitioning the
  • Illinois Learning Standards for Science into the K-8 Classroom
  • Hack the Classroom With Google Apps and Extensions
  • Informational Text Literacy in the Elementary Grades
  • Illinois Civics Is Back
  • Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School
  • Assessing Student Work in Mathematics
  • Implementing the Eight Mathematical Practices in the Elementary School Classroom
  • Planning a Close Reading Lesson Step by Step: Grades 3-6
  • Setting the Stage for Close Reading in Grades K-2

Depending upon the course, 15-30 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 on May 24, so sign up today! For details and registration information, click here.




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