Do It Yourself Shakespeare
In this three-session class, students will explore, in depth, selected scenes and soliloquies from some of Shakespeare's most important plays through interpretative readings. This class will consider their thoughts and emotions as they take roles such as Othello, Lady Macbeth and other beloved characters, and respond to the parts being read by others. Plot summaries will be provided for those whose schedules don't allow them to read the plays in their entirety. No auditions or costumes required. No Class: October 8.
This format allows students to experience key roles and read significant scenes aloud. Educators will benefit not only from the study of Shakespeare, but also from exposure to an educational technique that can be applied to many different forms of literature, including poetry.
Mon 6:30-9 p.m. Oct 1, 15 & 22 3 Sessions
Dexter Brigham Auditorium, CPD-1214-410 $59
Grace Performing Arts Center,
316 S. Main, Princeton
Unpacking Common Core Standards [The New Learning Targets]
Many schools did curriculum mapping with the Illinois Learning Standards. These maps will need to be revisited and in many cases revised to address the new Common Core Learning Standards. But what are these new standards asking students to know and be able to do? How can teachers be sure they are addressing these standards in their daily lesson plans with students? This workshop will attempt to answer these questions and provide participants with a framework to develop powerful learning activities to address these learning targets. Teachers will receive 3 CPDUs for successful completion of this class.
Tue 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct 16 1 Session
Susan Goodale A-208, IVCC CPD-1620-310 $59
Professional Learning Communities [What Are They & How Can They Help Your School?]
As schools struggle with RTI, common core standards, and meeting the needs of differential learners, more and more are turning to the concept of Professional Learning Communities. PLC’s offer a format for teachers to work together, plan together, and assess together to help all students learn more effectively. In this workshop, participants will learn the value of a PLC, how to set them up, and how to use them for the maximum benefit. Teachers will
receive 3 CPDUs for successful completion of this class.
Thu 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov 8 1 Session
Susan Goodale A-208, IVCC CPD-1621-311 $59
Susan Goodale is a dynamic and engaging national presenter and
educational consultant with more than 36 years experience in education
and human behavior. She has been keynote speaker for conferences across
the country, and a provider of graduate coursework for Illinois State,
Western Illinois, Drake University, Aurora, and Quincy Universities. As a
speaker, teacher, trainer, and family therapist, she travels the
country to assist teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents in
maximizing the success of young people in the 21st century.