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H-F UNIVERSITY Summer 2018 Catalog - Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 | - Homewood Flossmoor High ...
H-F UNIVERSITY
Summer 2018 Catalog
 Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 |
2018 HFU Course Catalog for H-F Community Schools

District 233 welcomes administrators and teachers from our foundation districts to take
part in Homewood-Flossmoor University (HFU) course offerings, at no charge, when the
courses have not been filled by H-F staff members. Professional Development Hours are
offered.

                 Professional Development at Homewood-Flossmoor

Rationale

High-quality professional development is central to the District 233 Mission Statement, which begins, “The
quality of each student’s life improves through the educational experience at Homewood-Flossmoor High
School.” In order to provide the best possible educational experience for each student, we H-F staff members
continually strive to expand our knowledge and skills in the effort to enhance our effectiveness as educators.
Professional development opportunities offered through Homewood-Flossmoor High School target the
following:

                             Goals for Professional Development
      Improve learning for all students;
      Expand educator expertise;
      Promote a culture of continuous learning and positive change; and
      Enhance staff leadership capacity.

HFU Registration Information
The HFU registration form can be accessed from the community homepage at www.hfhighschool.org Please
fill out the form electronically, and mark the “send form” checkbox at the bottom. You will receive an
electronic confirmation of your registration submission, and your name will be added to the course
registration waiting list. By May 31, 2018, you will receive final confirmation of your registration via email.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

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     HFU COURSE OFFERINGS AT A GLANCE                  INSTRUCTOR(s)        DATE(s)      PAGE
             *New HFU Course

Self-Care Series: Self-Care and the Educator            Phillip Barker        Mon. &
                                                               &              Tues.,      6
                                                        Anne Calderon       June 4 & 5
Demystifying the Math Portion of the SAT: Test-          Dan McClain           Mon.,
taking Tips and Curricular Applications*                                      June 4      6
                                                                            (morning)
Demystifying the Evidence-Based Reading &              Lauren Freeman          Mon.,
Writing (EBRW) Portion of the SAT: Test-taking                                June 4      6
Tips and Curricular Applications*                                          (afternoon)
Utilizing Lexile Levels to Support Struggling          Lauren Freeman         Tues.,
Readers*                                                         &            June 5      6
                                                          Kim Perisin
Self-Care Series: Financial Fitness                     Phillip Barker       Wed. &
                                                                 &           Thurs.,     6-7
                                                        Anne Calderon      June 6 & 7
Full-Featured Google Sites: New & Improved for          Brian Dvorkin        Thurs.,
2018*                                                            &           June 7       7
                                                         John Schmidt
Building Collaborative Classroom Communities              Jill Bonavia        Fri.,
Through Interactive Theatre & Improvisation                      &           June 8       7
Activities                                                  J. R. Rose
Understanding Your LGBTQ+ Students                      Phillip Barker       Mon.,
                                                                 &          June 11       7
                                                        Anne Calderon
Checking Your Gender Bias                               Phillip Barker       Tues.,
                                                                 &          June 12       7
                                                        Anne Calderon
Social Work 101                                         Phillip Barker       Wed.,
                                                                 &          June 13       8
                                                        Lauren White
Google Classroom: An Introduction                     Courtney Alexander     Wed.,
                                                                 &          June 13       8
                                                            J. R. Rose
SEL in the Classroom*                                   Phillip Barker      Thurs.,
                                                                 &          June 14       8
                                                        Lauren White
Classroom Technology for Skeptics*                      Lauren Chasey         Fri.,
                                                                 &          June 15       8
                                                         John Schmidt
Appeal to Visual Learners: Technology in the Math        Terry Mattia        Mon.,
Classroom*                                                       &          June 18
                                                                                         8-9
                                                          Dan McClain

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    HFU COURSE OFFERINGS AT A GLANCE                  INSTRUCTOR(s)        DATE(s)       PAGE
            *New HFU Course

Restorative Practices*                                 David Klawitter       Mon.,
                                                               &            June 18       9
                                                       Danielle Lusby
Google Chrome Extensions                             Courtney Alexander      Tues.
                                                               &            June 19       9
                                                          J. R. Rose
REBE: Maximizing Student Performance &                   Paul Fasse          Tues.,
Classroom Effectiveness                                        &            June 19       9
                                                         Amy Peto
Improving Student Products Through the Peer            Mary Kate Pack        Wed.,
Coaching Process*                                             &             June 20       9
                                                        Jake Vallicelli
REBE: Conquering Procrastination                          Paul Fasse         Wed.,
                                                              &             June 20      9-10
                                                          Amy Peto
Creating a Culture of Community*                        Jeanne Miller       Thurs.,
                                                                            June 21       10

REBE: Managing Stress & Anxiety                           Paul Fasse        Thurs.,
                                                               &            June 21       10
                                                          Amy Peto
Deconstructing and Discussing Implicit Racial Bias       Sara Brown           Fri.,
in the Classroom*                                              &            June 22       10
                                                      Stephanie Camilli
Basic Interventions for Common Musculoskeletal        Catherine Brown        Mon. &
Conditions*                                                    &             Tues.,      10-11
                                                         Brad Kleine      June 25 & 26
Google Slides Pair with Pear Deck*                         Gil Smit          Mon.,
                                                               &            June 25       11
                                                        John Schmidt
Organizing and Effectively Using Your Google               Gil Smit          Tues.,
Drive*                                                         &            June 26       11
                                                        John Schmidt
The Inquiry-Based Classroom                               Jon Elfner         Wed. &
                                                               &             Thurs.,      11
                                                        John Schmidt      June 27 & 28
Spoken Word Poetry for Academic Engagement              Jeanne Miller        Wed.,
Across Content Areas*                                                       June 27       11

Self Care: Crafting Creative Breakthroughs*             Jeanne Miller       Thurs.,
                                                                            June 28      11-12

Understanding Trauma and Adverse Childhood               Carla Boyd           Fri.,
Experiences (ACEs)*                                                         June 29       12

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     HFU COURSE OFFERINGS AT A GLANCE                     INSTRUCTOR(s)          DATE(s)        PAGE
             *New HFU Course

Stop Teacher Frustration in Its Tracks REBE                Marina Brennan         Mon.,
                                                                    &             July 9         12
                                                              Paul Fasse
Offering Retakes: What Now? *                               Christina Clark        Tues.,
                                                                    &             July 10        12
                                                         Kristy Weidenhoefer
Turnitin.com: More Than Just a Plagiarism Check                J. R. Rose          Wed.,
                                                                                  July 11        12

Empowering the General Education Teacher in the              David Dore           Thurs.
World of Special Education and 504s                               &               July 12        13
                                                           Christina Engle
Using the City of Chicago to Teach NGSS & Illinois           Terri Davis            Fri.,
State Standards Across Content Areas*                             &               July 13        13
                                                              Kim Smith
Genius Time: Creating Opportunities for Student             Jeanne Miller          Mon.,
Innovation and Deeper Learning*                                                   July 16        13

Using Community Partnerships and Grants to                Donna Brumfield          Tues.,
Support Your Program Needs*                                                       July 17       13-14

Crossing Cultural Barriers: How Language Impacts          Jeanettra Watkins        Wed.,
Learning                                                                          July 18        14

Black Boys in Crisis: Why It Matters & What We               Evan Roberts      Thurs. & Fri.,
Can Do About It                                                      &         July 19 & 20      14
                                                          Jeanettra Watkins
Media Literacy: Can Your Students Identify Fake               Jane Harper          Mon.,
News? Can You? *                                                     &            July 23        14
                                                                J. R. Rose
Next Generation Tools & Apps to Target 21st              Courtney Alexander        Tues.,
Century Skills Across the Curriculum*                                &            July 24       14-15
                                                                J. R. Rose
Black Girls in Crisis: Encourage, Empower, and              Lindsay Brown         Wed. &
Engage*                                                              &            Thurs.,        15
                                                          Jeanettra Watkins    July 25 & 26
Muscle Activation Techniques (Level 1)                         Rob Assise         Thurs.
                                                                     &            July 26        15
                                                              Nate Beebe
Muscle Activation Techniques (Level 2)                         Rob Assise           Fri.,
                                                                     &            July 27        15
                                                              Nate Beebe
Digital Security*                                           Brian Dvorkin         Mon.,
                                                                     &            Aug. 6         16
                                                          Steve Richardson

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    HFU COURSE OFFERINGS AT A GLANCE                  INSTRUCTOR(s)          DATE(s)      PAGE
            *New HFU Course

Personal Organization for Stress-Free Teaching            Dave Kush           Mon.,
                                                                &             Aug 6        16
                                                        John Schmidt
Full-Featured Google Sites: New & Improved for          Brian Dvorkin         Tues.,
2018*                                                           &             Aug. 7       16
                                                        John Schmidt
Planning for Retirement: Education for the           Margherita Johnson,      Tues.,
Educator                                              Certified Financial     Aug. 7       16
                                                            Planner
Project CRISS Level 1 Workshop                          Gail Huizinga,        Wed. &
                                                        Project CRISS         Thurs.,     16-17
                                                       National Trainer      Aug. 8 & 9
Google Sites Condensed: New & Improved for              Brian Dvorkin           Fri.,
2018*                                                           &             Aug. 10      17
                                                            Gil Smit        (afternoon)

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            SELF-CARE SERIES:                          strategies and methods for incorporating SAT
      SELF-CARE AND THE EDUCATOR                       EBRW applications into students’ daily
              (2-day course)                           classwork.

Description: Gain a better understanding of a          Instructor: Lauren Freeman, Reading
healthy work-life balance as you learn to                      Department Chair
incorporate into your daily routine specific           Day/Date: Mon., June 4
self-care strategies and practices that can            Time: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
enhance both your personal and professional            Location: TLC
lives.                                                 Credit: 3.5 PD Hrs.
                                                       Participants: 25
Instructors: Phillip Barker, Social Worker;
        Anne Calderon, English Teacher                  UTILIZING LEXILE LEVELS TO SUPPORT
Day/Date: Mon. & Tues., June 4 & 5                             STRUGGLING READERS
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                                          (New 1-day course)
Location: North Weight Room Classroom
Credit: 14 PD Hrs.                                     Description: Expand your understanding of
Participants: 25                                       the Lexile reading measurement as you
                                                       discover ways to use your students’ Lexile
 DEMYSTIFYING THE MATH PORTION OF                      results to maximize their learning, including
    THE SAT: TEST-TAKING TIPS &                        differentiating instruction to support those
     CURRICULAR APPLICATIONS                           reading below grade level. Please bring
       (New ½-day course, AM)                          required texts/readings for your course(s).

Description: In addition to finding out what           Instructors: Lauren Freeman, Reading
the SAT Math test expects students to know                     Department Chair; Kim Perisin,
and be able to do, you will learn specific test-               Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach
taking strategies and methods for                      Day/Date: Tues., June 5
incorporating SAT math applications into               Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
students’ daily classwork.                             Location: E12
                                                       Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Instructor: Dan McClain, Math Department               Participants: 25
        Chair
Day/Date: Mon., June 4                                             SELF-CARE SERIES:
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM                                           FINANCIAL FITNESS
Location: TLC                                                         (2-day course)
Credit: 3.5 PD Hrs.
Participants: 25                                       Description: How can you take care of others
                                                       when you’re not taking care of yourself? This
                                                       course is designed to equip educators with
  DEMYSTIFYING THE EVIDENCE BASED                      practical advice and solutions to one of life’s
 READING & WRITING (EBRW) PORTION                      quintessential stressors: personal finances.
   OF THE SAT: TEST-TAKING TIPS &                      How can this course impact student learning?
     CURRICULAR APPLICATIONS                           You will be able to integrate financial tips and
       (New ½-day course, PM)                          tools into lesson plans that incorporate real-
                                                       world scenarios, thus, educating the whole
Description: In addition to finding out what           student. Furthermore, you will receive stress-
the SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing               reducing tips that will empower you both
(EBRW) test expects students to know and be            professionally and personally.
able to do, you will learn specific test-taking

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Instructors: Phillip Barker, Social Worker;          Location: Auditorium
        Anne Calderon, English Teacher               Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Day/Date: Wed. & Thurs., June 6 & 7                  Participants: 25
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: North Weight Room Classroom                     UNDERSTANDING YOUR LGBTQ+
Credit: 14 PD Hrs.                                           STUDENTS: WHAT NOW?
Participants: 25                                                 (1-day course)

 FULL-FEATURED GOOGLE SITES: NEW &                   Description: Expand your knowledge base
         IMPROVED FOR 2018                           about LGBTQQIAAP youth. This sensitive and
          (New 1-day course)                         mature topic is suitable for open-minded
                                                     educators who are willing to reflect on their
Description: Old Google sites are passe‘!            personal beliefs and biases, as well as discuss
Google has just launched a newer version of          the effect that heteronormative beliefs and
its sites product for 2018 and beyond. In this       practices can have on both our LGBTQQIAAP
course, you will construct a comprehensive           students and society at large.
digital presence for both you and the courses
you teach as you build a full-featured Google        Instructors: Phillip Barker, Social Worker;
Site for 2018.                                               Anne Calderon, English Teacher
                                                     Day/Date: Mon., June 11
Instructors: Brian Dvorkin, Classroom                Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
        Technology Facilitator; John Schmidt,        Location: North Weight Room Classroom
        Social Science Teacher                       Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Day/Date: Thurs., June 7                             Participants: 25
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: T2                                               CHECKING YOUR GENDER BIAS
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                                (1-day course)
Participants: 25
                                                     Description: Expand your knowledge and
BUILDING COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM                     awareness of biases pertaining to gender,
COMMUNITIES THROUGH INTERACTIVE                      gender identity, gender roles, and gender
THEATRE & IMPROVISATION ACTIVITIES                   conformity. This course will emphasize
           (1-day course)                            others’ perceptions of transgender people
                                                     and how gender is translated into the
Description: At what point in the year do            classroom through our individual lenses. This
your students know each other’s names, feel          is a sensitive and mature topic suitable for
comfortable working together, or understand          open-minded educators who are willing to
where their classmates both excel and                discuss and reflect upon their personal
struggle? Develop closer, more supportive            biases, as well as the repercussions of
classroom communities through engaging,              cisgender beliefs and practices on both
interactive theatre and improvisation                students and society at large.
activities that energize and motivate students
as they collaborate and connect with one             Instructors: Phillip Barker, Social Worker;
another.                                                     Anne Calderon, English Teacher
                                                     Day/Date: Tues., June 12
Instructors: Jill Bonavia, Theatre & English         Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
       Teacher; J. R. Rose, Theatre & English        Location: North Weight Room Classroom
       Teacher/Tech Coach                            Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Day/Date: Fri., June 8                               Participants: 25
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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            SOCIAL WORK 101                         decisions. In addition to broadening your
(1-day course; formerly “The Social Worker,         knowledge of SEL, in this class, you will learn
     Student/Teacher Relationship”)                 SEL strategies for the classroom that foster a
                                                    welcoming, participatory, and caring climate
Description: Gain a greater understanding of        for learning.
the role, purpose, and function of a social
worker in the education system and the              Instructors: Phillip Barker & Lauren White,
reciprocal role that exists between social                  Social Workers
workers and other staff members.                    Day/Date: Thurs., June 14
                                                    Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Instructors: Phillip Barker & Lauren White,         Location: North Weight Room Classroom
        Social Workers                              Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Day/Date: Wed., June 13                             Participants: 25
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: North Weight Room Classroom                       CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                                FOR SKEPTICS
Participants: 25                                               (New 1-day course)

GOOGLE CLASSROOM: AN INTRODUCTION                   Description: The potential for technology to
           (1-day course)                           dramatically transform our classrooms is
                                                    undeniable, but what does the scientific data
Description: Ready to get your classes              suggest about the relationship between
online? Google Classroom is an easy platform        technology and learning? This class will
to streamline and organize assignments,             provoke a candid conversation about the
students, materials, and resources. You will        advantages and disadvantages of teaching
create an account, learn basic functionality,       with technology. You will be encouraged to
and begin preparing your 2018-2019 Google           consider when technology unnecessarily
Classrooms.                                         complicates instructional delivery versus
                                                    when it genuinely enhances your teaching
Instructors: Courtney Alexander, Business           and your students’ learning.
        Teacher/Tech Coach; J. R. Rose,
        English & Theatre Teacher/Tech              Instructors: Lauren Chasey, Social Science
        Coach                                               Teacher/Speech Pathologist; John
Day/Date: Wed., June 13                                     Schmidt, Social Science Teacher
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                             Day/Date: Fri., June 15
Location: A15                                       Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                   Location: 318 North
Participants: 25                                    Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
                                                    Participants: 25
          SEL IN THE CLASSROOM
            (New 1-day course)                           APPEAL TO VISUAL LEARNERS:
                                                     TECHNOLOGY IN THE MATH CLASSROOM
Description: Social and emotional learning                   (New 1-day course)
(SEL) is the process through which
individuals acquire and effectively apply the       Description: Become acquainted with the
knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to       math applications, advanced design and
understand and manage emotions, set and             assessment features of a variety of technology
achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy       tools, including iXL, Desmos, GoGuardian,
for others, establish and maintain positive         SmartNotes, and Google Classroom.
relationships, and make responsible

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Instructors: Terry Mattia, Math & IFS                       REBE: MAXIMIZING STUDENT
        Teacher; Dan McClain, Math                             PERFORMANCE AND
        Department Chair                                    CLASSROOM EFFECTIVENESS
Day/Date: Mon., June 18                                            (1-day course)
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: North Weight Room Classroom                Description: Learn to utilize Rational
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                    Emotive Behavior Education (REBE) skills to
Participants: 25                                     effectively and efficiently manage classroom
                                                     discipline issues, as well as help individual
         RESTORATIVE PRACTICES                       students overcome impediments to their
            (New 1-day course)                       learning.

Description: Gain more in-depth knowledge            Instructors: Paul Fasse, Math Teacher/REBT
about the restorative practices continuum for                Trainer; Amy Peto, Science Teacher
conflict-resolution and relationship-building,       Day/Date: Tues., June 19
including how it is being employed in the            Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
dean’s office. Through a hands-on, practical         Location: TLC
approach, you will also discover methods for         Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
using the continuum in your own classroom            Participants: 25
as a behavior management tool.
                                                        IMPROVING STUDENT PRODUCTS
Instructors: David Klawitter & Danielle              THROUGH THE PEER COACHING PROCESS
        Lusby, Deans                                         (New 1-day course)
Day/Date: Mon., June 18
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                              Description: The peer coaching model helps
Location: TLC                                        students define ideas, develop action steps,
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                    and tackle revisions that lead to improved
Participants: 25                                     performance and products. You will
                                                     understand how peer coaching promotes
      GOOGLE CHROME EXTENSIONS                       critical thinking and self-reflection as you
            (1-day course)                           practice coaching for planning and revision
                                                     purposes and, ultimately, create a coaching
Description: Have you wondered about                 model that fits your course content – from
those tiny icons on your Chrome browser?             essay writing, to creative projects, to artistic
These Chrome extensions provide added                efforts.
functionality by connecting your browser to
other web utilities that can keep you, your          Instructors: Mary Kate Pack, English
classroom, and your students organized,                      Teacher/Content Coach; Jake
functioning, and productive.                                 Vallicelli, English Teacher
                                                     Day/Date: Wed., June 20
Instructors: Courtney Alexander, Business            Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
        Teacher/Tech Coach; J. R. Rose,              Location: North Weight Room Classroom
        English & Theatre Teacher/Tech               Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
        Coach                                        Participants: 25
Day/Date: Tues., June 19
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                               REBE: CONQUERING PROCRASTINATION
Location: A15                                                    (1-day course)
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Participants: 25                                     Description: Procrastination is a vicious
                                                     cycle of putting off tasks, then beating up

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oneself for making a poor choice. This                 Day/Date: Thurs., June 21
Rational Emotive Behavior Education (REBE)             Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
training will explain the main causes of               Location: TLC
procrastination and help you fundamentally             Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
address and break its vicious cycle through a          Participants: 25
peer counseling process.
                                                          DECONSTRUCTING AND DISCUSSING
Instructors: Paul Fasse, Math Teacher/REBT                     IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS
        Trainer; Amy Peto, Science Teacher                      IN THE CLASSROOM
Day/Date: Wed., June 20                                          (New 1-day course)
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: TLC                                          Description: We want to hear from you!
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                      Have you ever wondered if we’re really doing
Participants: 25                                       all we can to reach our students? Let’s discuss
                                                       how our personal identities can affect the
  CREATING A CULTURE OF COMMUNITY                      students in our classrooms. We will explore
          (New 1-day course)                           how implicit biases regarding race can shape
                                                       our classroom interactions. Hear firsthand
Description: Discover concrete methods for             from some our own H-F students and alums
developing a strong classroom community.               as we come together to listen, learn, and grow
You will discuss the necessity of creating safe        as educators in order to provide the best
learning spaces where students feel valued             possible learning experiences for our kids.
and appreciated. Additionally, you will
identify opportunities and brainstorm ideas            Instructors: Sara Brown & Stephanie Camilli,
for making meaningful, ongoing student-to-                     World Language Teachers
teacher and student-to-student connections             Day/Date: Fri., June 22
in order to deepen students’ engagement and            Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
expand their learning.                                 Location: North Weight Room Classroom
                                                       Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Instructor: Jeanne Miller, English Teacher             Participants: 25
Day/Date: Thurs., June 21
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                                   BASIC INTERVENTIONS IN COMMON
Location: North Weight Room Classroom                      MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                                 (New 2-day course)
Participants: 25
                                                       Description: Many common musculoskeletal
 REBE: MANAGING STRESS AND ANXIETY                     conditions, such as patellofemoral [knee]
           (1-day course)                              pain, low back pain, and shoulder
                                                       impingement are caused by generalized
Description: Discover the root causes of               muscle imbalances. You will learn about the
stress and anxiety, and learn how the                  anatomy and biomechanics that affect these
application of Rational Emotive Behavior               conditions and engage in exercise
Education (REBE) theory and skills can                 interventions.
reduce both, thus, enabling you to increase
focus and performance, become more                     Instructors: Catherine Brown, PE Teacher;
productive, and enjoy life to the fullest.                    Brad Kleine, Athletic Trainer
                                                       Day/Date: Mon. & Tues., June 25 & 26
Instructors: Paul Fasse, Math Teacher/REBT             Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
       Trainer; Amy Peto, Science Teacher              Location: North Weight Room Classroom &
                                                              Weight Room

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Credit: 14 PD Hrs.                                     therefore, when students engage in authentic
Participants: 25                                       inquiry, they not only get excited about
                                                       content but experience greater
 GOOGLE SLIDES PAIR WITH PEAR DECK                     understanding and retention. Learn to
         (New 1-day course)                            develop units around thought-provoking
                                                       questions that generate student interest and
Description: Teachers across content areas             enthusiasm with effective hooks; then use the
love Pear Deck because of its ability to               resulting energy to drive learning activities
combine presentation and assessment tools              that engage students in the pursuit of
into one integrated solution. This class will          answers to these essential questions.
showcase the new-and-improved Pear Deck,
which allows the creation of interactive               Instructors: Jon Elfner & John Schmidt, Social
presentations from within Google slides,                       Science Teachers
letting teachers easily elicit student feedback        Day/Date: Wed. & Thurs., June 27 & 28
and track individual responses in real-time.           Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
                                                       Location: 318 N
Instructors: John Schmidt & Gil Smit, Social           Credit: 14 PD Hrs.
        Science Teachers                               Participants: 25
Day/Date: Mon., June 25
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                                 SPOKEN WORD POETRY FOR ACADEMIC
Location: T2                                            ENGAGEMENT ACROSS CONTENT AREAS
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                               (New 1-day course)
Participants: 25
                                                       Description: Find out how to incorporate
  ORGANIZING AND EFFECTIVELY USING                     spoken word poetry into your classroom as a
        YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE                              vehicle of academic engagement. You will be
          (New 1-day course)                           introduced to the art of spoken word through
                                                       videos, poetry books, and demonstrations,
Description: Are you confused about how                and be guided through the process of
Google Drive works? Is your Google Drive a             integrating spoken word poetry into existing
mess? It’s time to take control, organize, and         or newly-created lesson plans.
build a personal system of electronic
organization that works for you. You will              Instructor: Jeanne Miller, English Teacher
learn to upload, convert, share, and create            Day/Date: Wed., June 27
files in Google Drive so you can spend less            Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
time fussing and more time teaching.                   Location: TLC
                                                       Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Instructors: John Schmidt & Gil Smit, Social           Participants: 25
        Science Teachers
Day/Date: Tues., June 26                                            SELF CARE:
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                                 CRAFTING CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS
Location: T2                                                    (New 1-day course)
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Participants: 25                                       Description: Feeling burnt out, isolated,
                                                       frustrated? While student engagement is key,
     THE INQUIRY-BASED CLASSROOM                       educators must sometimes consider the
             (2-day course)                            question, “What about me?” In this class, you
                                                       will explore ways to recharge, rebalance, and
Description: Deep learning involves asking             reengage through the practice of mindfulness
questions you genuinely care about;

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techniques, backward journaling, games, and               OFFERING RETAKES: NOW WHAT?
other self-reflection methods.                                  (New 1-day course)

Instructor: Jeanne Miller, English Teacher            Description: Are you interested in providing
Day/Date: Thurs., June 28                             students the opportunity to improve and
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                               grow through the process of mastery learning
Location: North Weight Room Classroom                 but are not sure how to efficiently and
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                     effectively implement re-dos and retakes? In
Participants: 25                                      this class, you will learn about the philosophy
                                                      and research behind offering retakes.
    UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA AND                          Additionally, you will inspect a variety of
ADVERSE CHILHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACES)                   retake options, weighing the pros and cons of
         (New 1-day course)                           each, to determine which would fit best with
                                                      your content.
Description: Facing trauma and Adverse
Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have                 Instructors: Christina Clark, Family &
lasting, memorable consequences in later life.                Consumer Science Teacher; Kristy
Understanding one’s owns ACEs can foster                      Weidenhoefer, Fine Arts Teacher
personal well-being, as well as help educators        Day/Date: Tues., July 10
develop a nurturing, resilient, and trauma-           Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
informed school community.                            Location: North Weight Room Classroom
                                                      Credit: 7 PD Hrs.)
Instructor: Carla Boyd, Social Worker                 Participants: 25
Day/Date: Fri., June 29
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: TLC
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                        TURNITIN.COM: MORE THAN JUST A
Participants: 25                                               PLAGIARISM CHECK
                                                                  (1-day course)
   STOP TEACHER FRUSTRATION IN ITS
         TRACKS, REBE STYLE!                          Description: Teachers, throw away your red
            (1-day course)                            pens! In addition to identifying plagiarized
                                                      essays, turnitin.com’s user-friendly interface
Description: Whether or not you are familiar          can help you offer students clear, constructive
with Rational Emotive Behavior Education/             feedback with just a few clicks. Look forward
Therapy (REBE/REBT), you will discover an             to spending less time grading as you learn
arsenal of mental and emotional tools to              how to get your students online, create
improve your productivity, fundamentally              rubrics, conduct peer reviews and revisions,
improve your effectiveness as an educator             and use the program’s grading features.
and, ultimately, maximize your enjoyment of
life.                                                 Instructors: J. R. Rose, English & Theatre
                                                              Teacher/Tech Coach
Instructors: Marina Brennan, School                   Day/Date: Wed., July 11
        Psychologist/REBT Trainer; Paul               Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
        Fasse, Math Teacher/REBT Trainer              Location: A15
Day/Date: Mon., July 9                                Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                               Participants: 25
Location: TLC
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Participants: 25

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EMPOWERING THE GENERAL EDUCATION                         Instructors: Kim Smith, Science Department
     TEACHER IN THE WORLD OF                                     Chair; Terri Davis, Social Science
    SPECIAL EDUCATION AND 504s                                   Teacher
           (1-day course)                                Day/Date: Fri., July 13
                                                         Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Description: Through this interactive course             Location: Millennium Metra Station
filled with real life examples, learn about the                  (Randolph St. & Michigan Ave.)
“why’s,” “how’s,” and “huh’s” behind students’           Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Special Education Individual Education Plans             Participants: 25
(IEPs) and 504 Plans. Become enlightened, as
well, about the decision making process
involved in creating and refining these plans,           GENIUS TIME: CREATING OPPORTUNITIES
along with how general education teachers                    FOR STUDENT INNOVATION AND
can and should be part of this process. This                       DEEPER LEARNING
course goes beyond theoretical knowledge                           (New 1-day course)
and addresses the real life concerns of
general education teachers about the IEP/504             Description: Genius Time’s origins come
process.                                                 from Google’s practice of allowing its
                                                         engineers to spend 20% of their time working
Instructors: David Dore, Special Education               on what interests them most. Applied to
        Teacher; Christina Engle, Staffing               education, Genius Time allows students to
        Facilitator                                      explore their own passions and encourages
Day/Date: Thurs., July 12                                their creativity by providing choice in what
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                                  they learn during a set period of class time.
Location: 230 N                                          You will discover Genius Time methods to
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                        provide consistent, on-going opportunities
Participants: 25                                         for students to create and complete self-
                                                         directed projects to enhance their learning of
 USING THE CITY OF CHICAGO TO TEACH                      course content. Through discussion and
  NGSS & ILLINOIS STATE STANDARDS                        collaboration, you will identify what makes a
     ACROSS THE CONTENT AREAS                            productive, innovative classroom
          (New 1-day course)                             environment as you develop and share
                                                         implementation ideas and resources with
Description: Tour downtown Chicago to                    colleagues.
learn how the interaction of several academic
disciplines contributed to the evolution of the          Instructor: Jeanne Miller, English Teacher
city. The tour will focus on the Chicago River           Day/Date: Mon., July 16
and the role its reversal played in city                 Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
development, including environmental and                 Location: North Weight Room Classroom
social impacts, disease prevention measures,             Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
and related literature. You will also visit well-        Participants: 25
known structures that highlight the changing
architecture of Chicago and illustrate the pros            USING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIIPS &
and cons of maintaining city structures. As a                      GRANTS TO SUPPORT
result of your tour, you will be prepared to                      YOUR PROGRAM NEEDS
create an interdisciplinary multimedia                              (New 1-day course)
activity that meets standards for multiple
content areas.                                           Description: Find out how to tap into the
                                                         many community partnerships and grants
                                                         available to support school activities and

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athletic programs. You will learn funding             achievement falls far below that of White and
terminology, discover who gives, discuss              Asian males? Shockingly, only 12% of Black
trends in philanthropy, identify grant                4th grade boys are proficient in reading,
opportunities, and review successful case             compared with 38% of White boys. Similarly,
statements.                                           while 44% of White male 8th graders are
                                                      proficient in math, only 12% of their Black
Instructor: Donna Brumfield, Study Hall               male peers can make the same claim. Through
       Supervisor/Certified Circle Keeper             this workshop, you will explore the social and
       and Life Coach                                 emotional challenges faced by African
Day/ Date: Tues., July 17                             American boys in public education and learn
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                               methods for improving their classroom
Location: TLC                                         behaviors to promote their academic success.
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Participants: 25                                      Instructors: Evan Roberts & Jeanettra
                                                              Watkins, Science Teachers
   CROSSING CULTURAL BARRIERS:                        Day/Date: Thurs. & Fri., July 19 & 20
  HOW LANGUAGE IMPACTS LEARNING                       Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
          (1-day course)                              Location: TLC
                                                      Credit: 14 PD Hrs.
Description: According to a 2016 U.S.                 Participants: 25
Department of Education report, “The State of
Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce,”           MEDIA LITERACY: CAN YOUR STUDENTS
82% of the United States’ 3.4 million public             IDENTIFY FAKE NEWS? CAN YOU?
school teachers are non-Hispanic white, while                   (New 1-day course)
only 7% are non-Hispanic black and another
8% are Hispanic. These statistics greatly             Description: How can we sift through the
contrast with the ever growing number of              rubble of information available to us? How do
students of color in our schools. Through this        we find the truth? How can we possibly
workshop, you will enhance your                       expect our students to capably evaluate
understanding of multiculturalism as viewed           media when we struggle to find honest,
through the lens of student diversity. As you         credible, fact-based information ourselves?
expand your understanding of students’                Learn tactics and explore skills to empower
varying cultural backgrounds and                      yourself and your students to accurately
experiences, you can enhance your ability to          evaluate media in varied forms.
build strong relationships with your students
and promote their academic engagement.                Instructors: Jane Harper, Library Media
                                                              Specialist; J. R. English/Theatre
Instructor: Jeanettra Watkins, Science                        Teacher & Tech Coach
        Teacher                                       Day/Date: Mon., July 23
Day/Date: Wed., July 18                               Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                               Location: TLC
Location: TLC                                         Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                     Participants: 25

BLACK BOYS IN CRISIS: WHY IT MATTERS                  NEXT GENERATION TOOLS AND APPS FOR
  AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT                           TARGETING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS
            (2-day course)                                     (New 1-day course)

Description: Did you know that average                Description: Engage in an in-depth tutorial
African American male scholastic                      and hands-on practice with new 21st century

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technology tools for the classroom. You will            In addition to improving the body’s
also learn about Web 1.0, Web 2.0, the                  performance, these techniques, which have
movement forward to Web 3.0, and what                   immediate and measurable effects, reduce the
implications this progression is having on              risk of injury. Muscle activation techniques
teaching and learning today and into the                work for everyone. Knowledge of their usage
future.                                                 is a must for all coaches who wish to see their
                                                        athletes reach their true potential.
Instructors: Courtney Alexander, Business
        Teacher/Tech Coach; J. R. English               Instructors: Rob Assise, Math
        &Theatre Teacher/Tech Coach                             Teacher/Assistant Coach: Boys’ Track
Day/Date: Tues., July 24                                        & Field; Nate Beebe, Career &
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                                         Technical Education Teacher/Varsity
Location: A15                                                   Head Coach: Boys’ Track & Field
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                       Day/Date: Thurs., July 26
Participants: 25                                        Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
                                                        Location: North Weight Room Classroom and
         BLACK GIRSS IN CRISIS:                                 Athletic Trainer’s Room
     ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER, ENGAGE                         Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
           (New 2-day course)                           Participants: 25

Description: Current research suggests it is               MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES:
imperative for educators to pay more                                   LEVEL 2
attention to African American adolescent                            (1-day course)
girls, focusing on how the combination of
their race and gender affect their schooling.           Description: This training will expand on the
You will examine the social and emotional               Level 1 muscle activation techniques. You will
challenges young African American females               first identify an individual’s specific
face in public education and learn tips for             compensation pattern. Next, you will get into
helping them improve their classroom                    the role of vision and learn how the location
behavior in order to promote their academic             of an object in the visual field can impact
success.                                                performance. Finally, you will experience
                                                        how using “good side” activities can correct
Instructors: Lindsay Brown, School                      issues with movement.
        Counselor; Jeanettra Watkins, Science
        Teacher                                         Instructors: Rob Assise, Math
Day/Date: Wed. & Thurs., July 25 & 26                           Teacher/Assistant Coach: Boys’ Track
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM                                         & Field; Nate Beebe, Career &
Location: TLC                                                   Technical Education Teacher/Varsity
Credit: 14 PD Hrs.                                              Head Coach: Boys’ Track & Field
Participants: 25                                        Day/Date: Fri., July 27
                                                        Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES:                       Location: North Weight Room Classroom and
                LEVEL 1                                         Athletic Trainer’s Room
             (1-day course)                             Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
                                                        Participants: 25
Description: Muscle activation techniques
create greater structural integrity in the body.
This, in turn, provides a higher level of
performance in regards to strength, power,
flexibility, speed, balance, and coordination.

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            DIGITAL SECURITY                          FULL-FEATURED GOOGLE SITES: NEW &
            (½-day course, AM)                                IMPROVED FOR 2018
                                                               (New 1-day course)
Description: Keeping passwords, financial
and other personal information safe and              Description: Old Google sites are passe‘!
protected from outside intruders has long            Google has just launched a newer version of
been a priority for businesses, but is now           its sites product for 2018 and beyond. In this
critical for individuals to adopt these same         course, you will construct a comprehensive
security practices. In this session, you will        digital presence for both you and the courses
learn how to avoid phone scams, protect your         you teach as you build a full-featured Google
data, and dispose of sensitive information           Site for 2018.
properly. Bring your mobile phone!
                                                     Instructors: Brian Dvorkin, Classroom
Instructors: Brian Dvorkin, Classroom                        Technology Facilitator; John Schmidt,
       Technology Facilitator; Steve                         Social Science Teacher
       Richardson, Network Administrator             Day/Date: Tues., Aug. 7
Day/ Date: Mon., Aug. 6                              Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Time: 8:00 – 11:30 AM                                Location: T2
Location: T2                                         Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Credit: 3.5 PD Hrs.                                  Participants: 25
Participants: 25
                                                           PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT:
     PERSONAL ORGANIZATION FOR                            EDUCATION FOR THE EDUCATOR
        STRESS-FREE TEACHING                                   (New 1-day course)
            (1-day course)
                                                     Description: Become versed in various
Description: Improve your teaching and               financial terms and investments as they apply
reduce your stress through employing better          to retirement, and learn specific steps for
organization, planning, and time management          planning for your own golden years. You will
techniques. Learn practical, easy-to-                gain hands-on experience in retirement
implement organization and personal                  planning as you delve into an actual
management practices. Receive tons of tips           retirement case.
and strategies for immediate use. Instruction
is geared to teachers interested in making           Instructors: Margherita (Rita) Johnson,
major changes, as well as to those who would                 Certified Financial Planner, Your
like to improve already effective habits and                 Broker Financial
routines.                                            Day/Date: Tues., Aug. 7
                                                     Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Instructors: Dave Kush, DC of Assessment;            Location: TLC
        John Schmidt, Social Science Teacher         Credit: 7 PD Hrs.
Day/Date: Mon., Aug. 6                               Participants: 25
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: 318 N                                         PROJECT CRISS LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP
Credit: 7 PD Hrs.                                                (2-day course)
Participants: 25
                                                     Description: Project CRISS is an
                                                     internationally recognized research-based
                                                     educational initiative that has been central to
                                                     H-F’s professional development plan for over
                                                     15 years. Teachers trained in Project CRISS

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improve students’ critical literacy skills and
foster greater student independence.
Participants will learn a variety of
instructional techniques that engage and
motivate students while improving their
abilities to deeply process complex
information in all content areas. Participants
are encouraged to work in curricular teams
and should bring textbooks and unit materials
to develop lessons that incorporate CRISS
principles and activities.

Instructor: Gail Huizinga, Certified National
        CRISS Trainer
Day/Date: Wed. & Thurs., Aug. 8 & 9
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: TLC
Credit: 14 PD Hrs.
Participants: 25

       GOOGLE SITES CONDENSED:
       NEW & IMPROVED FOR 2018
         (New ½-day course, PM)

Description: Old Google sites are passe‘!
Google has just launched a newer version of
its sites product for 2018 and beyond. Learn
to modernize your teacher website and
generate your basic content on the new
system before Google retires the old one!

Instructor: Brian Dvorkin, Classroom
        Technology Facilitator; Gil Smit, Social
        Science Teacher/Tech Coach
Day/Date: Fri., Aug. 10
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: T2
Credit: 3.5 PD Hrs.
Participants: 25

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