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The College of Education at Lewis University is pleased to announce the 2016 Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators. Each seminar is $40/person and must have a minimum of 10 people. You will earn four (4) professional development units for each seminar you attend. Please note variations in locations and times of seminar offerings.

Note: Registration for seminars will close 24 hours prior to the event.

Sessions Available:

#20 Implementing Technology into a Foreign Language Classroom

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016 
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: Romeoville campus
Target Audience: Foreign or ESL language teachers

Recent developments in the field of instructional technology have created a vast array of applications and tools. The number of options, however, often becomes overwhelming to teachers who simply have no time to research and test every tool. A ready list of what works and what doesn’t would help make a classroom more attractive without spending hours exploring. This seminar will explore what tools are familiar to the participants, introduce new and effective tools specifically for language instruction and specific examples will be shown. Participants will be able to test the newly-introduced tools right on the spot.

Presenter(s): Ms. Iwona Lech
Maximum Seats: 20
Cost: $40

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#21 Simple and Inexpensive Activities to Teach Engineering

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: Romeoville campus
Target Audience: K-8 Grade Teachers

This active, hands-on session will share a variety of inexpensive engineering activities designed to challenge students while teaching them teamwork, problem solving and resilience. Participants will engage in the activities themselves and participate in discussions and debriefing. All participants will receive copies of the activities to use in their classrooms.

Presenter(s): Dr. Lauren Rentfro
Maximum Seats: 38
Cost: $40

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#22 Folding Frenzy: Vocabulary and Content Activities

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: Romeoville campus
Target Audience: K-12 Grade Teachers

A variety of folded organizers and study aids will be shared. Participants should bring a composition notebook (100 pages), scissors and glue sticks. Everyone will create an interactive notebook during the session.

Presenter(s): Dr. Lauren Rentfro
Maximum Seats: 60
Cost: $40

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#23 75 Vocabulary Games for Engaging Students in Academic Language

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 
Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Romeoville campus
Target Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers

This activity-based session shares 75 vocabulary games and strategies to enhance student learning and use of academic vocabulary in the science classroom.

Presenter(s): Dr. Lauren Rentfro
Maximum Seats: 38
Cost: $40

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