#DigLitCon - September 14, 2023
To help educators more effectively address digital literacy, the Learning Technology Center is hosting a two-day conference in September that brings together educators from across Illinois to share expertise, strategies, and best practices. Attendees may participate in-person on September 14, online on September 15, or both days for the best experience. To register, click here.
Happy Birthday, SCARCE - September 21, 2023
SCARCE is celebrating its 33rd birthday on September 21 from 4 to 7 pm at 800 S. Rohlwing Road in Addison. SCARCE has reached thousands of people in schools, businesses, and community groups through innovative environmental education programs, book rescue, and school supply reuse initiatives. Enjoy cake, beverages, and music. Your attendance and ticket purchase will ensure SCARCE is able to continue its invaluable work.
Becoming an AI Enhanced Super Teacher - September 28, 2023
The development of Artificial Intelligence is changing education rapidly, and it will be an integral part of your students’ future careers. Are you prepared for AI-generated essays, artwork, and presentations? Are you taking advantage of its power to become more efficient and creative in your work as an educator? Join this workshop to learn what all the hype is about, how to harness the power of AI, and how to help your students use it as a tool for good. Please bring a device to this workshop.
Illinois Science Teaching Association Conference - September 29, 2023
Join science colleagues to engage in a rich series of experiences focusing on connecting diverse learners, authentic assessments, the 3 dimensions of NGSS, and transdisciplinary learning. Information and registration here.
STEM Network Meeting - Wednesday, October 4, 2023; 4:00 - 5:15 pm
The College of DuPage will host the STEM Network. Be prepared to learn from and share with other STEM educators. Register here so that we can make sure to have sufficient supplies on hand and so that we can notify you of the precise location on the COD campus. Attendees will be eligible to receive STEM trinkets and treasures, and maybe even a raffle prize! Mark your calendars for the other 2023-24 STEM Network dates: December 6, February 7, and May 1. Interested in hosting an upcoming meeting at your school? Email Dr. Susan Camasta. And, did we mention that attendees are eligible for a raffle prize?
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference - October 7, 2023
Join fellow mathematics teachers and ICTM members at the fall conference. Details here.
Two Eclipses Coming to North America - October 14, 2023 and April 4, 2024
Solar Eclipses are exciting astronomical events that provide a great opportunity for teachers and students to learn about the science of astronomy and explore the beauty of the natural world. Check out this collection of resources and teaching materials.
eCYBERMISSION Registration Open through February 28, 2024
This is a free, virtual STEM competition for 6-9 graders, administered by the National Science Teaching Association. Students form teams of 2-4, led by an adult Team Advisor, and select a problem in their community to investigate with science or solve with engineering. eCYBERMISSION aligns with national and state standards. Teaching resources are free at www.ecybermission.com/AdvisorHelpCenter. Plus, you can apply to receive funding for your classroom at www.ecybermission.com/MiniGrantProgram.