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Great Google Opportunities
Teaching STEM with Google Tools:   
October 23 + 25 -
evening workshops

A wealth of Google tools, apps and websites are available at no charge to STEM teachers and their students.  Learn how to utilize these in your classroom to meet your curricular needs.

Searching & Understanding the Web to Meet Common Core Standards: November 12 + 14 - evening workshop

Do you have trouble finding what you are looking for on the Internet? Would you like some tips and tricks for finding those needles in the haystack? Save time and become more efficient in your research! You'll learn advanced search techniques and discover easy ways to find images, books, videos, and other educational resources using Google.

Register for either- or both- workshops at Each workshop is $95 CSD member; $135 non-member.

November Powerful Strategies Workshops with Mark McLeod

Kagan Cooperative Learning Workshops


The Learning Division of Cooperating School Districts offers professional development in numerous subject areas throughout the school year. Below is a small sample of the various programs scheduled during the fall of the 2012-2013 school year. To see a complete list, visit
Conflict Resolution Professional Development

Learn ready-to use tips and tricks for preventing and resolving conflicts, big and small, at your school on October 30 from Positive Behavior Support's Drew Schwartz. Participants will acquire an array of tools with practical application for teachers, administrators, counselors, and social workers alike. Learn more >>>
Effective Supervision & Evaluation of Special Education Teachers Workshop

This seminar with attorney Michelle Basi is on November 2 will provide guidance for supervision and evaluation of special education teachers to ensure that personnel decisions are legally compliant. We will address teacher termination procedures, and will discuss the importance of addressing performance concerns in the context of the IDEA and Section 504, including practical tips on how to conduct evaluations, write performance improvement plans, and assist teachers in improving performance. Learn more >>> 
National School of Character: The Principals' Journey with the 11 Principles

Explore innovative approaches that unify schools from the principals who serve National Schools of Character on November 28. They will share the vision, strategies, and outcomes that transformed their culture, brought out the best in students, engaged parents and communities, and increased academic achievement. Learn more >>
Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using Interactive Whiteboards Workshop

On December 3, Martha Bogart will lead participants through a full day of hands-on experiences based on the book, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works. She will discuss each of the nine classroom instruction strategies (from McREL (Marzano)) in-depth and show participants how they can use their IWBs- SMARTBoard or Promethean ActivBoard- with them. Learn more >>>  

Conferences at the St. Charles Convention Center in 2012-2013

CSD is postponing the November 1 Best Practices Conference VI due to numerous district conflicts that are impacting participation for this event. However, we hoping to reschedule the Best Practices Conference for early 2013 and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Registration is now open for the 30th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC). METC takes place February 11-13, 2013.

Save the date for the 19th Character Education Conference (CEC). CEC takes place June 17-19, 2013. 

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