Educators' Center of Lake County

New Initiatives

Beyond the Classroom Aquarium

Building on his participation in the Educators’ Center Teaching Enhancement Activities in Math & Science (TEAMS) project in 2005-06, former Waukegan teacher Bob Jakus has a book, Beyond the Classroom Aquarium, available through a print on demand service.  The book includes numerous STEM-related (and fun!)  learning activities that focus on aquatic ecosystems.  More information is available at

Alternate Route Educators: Impacting School & Student Success

The National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) is the professional organization that advocates for standards-driven nontraditional educator preparation. NAAC offers this professional development day in conjunction with its annual conference, March 18-21, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. New teachers, interns and residents are invited to participate in either the PD Day on Saturday, March 21, or a special strand throughout the conference. Registration fees are significantly discounted for new teachers, interns and residents.

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AHEAD ILLOWA Professional Development Event

The Illinois/Iowa regional chapter of the Association of Higher Education and Disability and Eastern Illinois University’s Office of Student Disability Services will provide a spring seminar on Friday April 17th on EIU’s Charleston campus.  The sessions will focus on helping faculty understand and serve students on the autism spectrum and helping such students transition to campus and receive support.This event includes the opportunity for 2.5 hours or CRC CEUs.  Complete details are provided in the downloadable packet.

Registration deadline is April 3, 2015.

Download a packet with complete session descriptions and registration information.