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Fall 2014 Science Outreach workshop

The Fall 2014 Science Outreach Workshop, co-sponsored by the College of Lake County Science Outreach Program and the University Center of Lake County, will be held on Saturday, November 1 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  This free workshop will be held in the Room T326-328 on CLC’s Grayslake campus and is open to all K-12 science teachers.  Participants will receive 4 CPDUs and a hot breakfast.

“How to Enhance Your Students’ Mindset & Motivation in Science” 
The Framework for the Next Generation Science Standards stresses the importance of having ALL students succeed in science. Through this workshop, you will learn some strategies and skills to inspire and motivate your students in learning science in your classroom and will practice some of the recommended strategies during the workshop. Dr. Lee Shumow, a distinguished teaching professor in educational psychology from Northern Illinois University, and five members of her research team will introduce the concept of mindset, present research findings from science classrooms, and provide practice-tested tips to promote growth mindset among science students. Learn what does work and what you can borrow from exemplary science teachers who have focused on promoting growth mindset among their students.  Through the support of the National Science Foundation, each participant will receive a copy of the book, Enhancing Adolescents’ Motivation for Science written by Dr. Lee Shumow and her co-author Dr. Jennifer A. Schmidt.

If you would like to attend the workshop, RSVP to Dr. Xiaoming Zhai, the coordinator of the CLC Science Outreach program by email or by calling (847) 543-2504.


Fall 2014 Science Outreach workshop agenda

Bullying Awareness webinars

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention are offering two free webinars focused on important topics related to bullying prevention.


The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools
October 27th, 1:30-3 p.m. EST
Too often, tragic stories of young people dying by suicide headline the news.  Often the media link these suicide deaths directly to bullying behaviors.  The deaths of these young people devastate families, schools, and communities.  As school staff in daily contact with these youth, you are uniquely affected by these events and may feel pressure to help prevent them in the future.  There are positive steps schools can take to create safe and supportive environments for all students.
The purpose of this webinar is to (1) help you better understand the relationship between bullying and suicide; (2) discuss how different groups, such as sexual minority youth, are differentially affected by bullying and suicide;  and (3) identify concrete strategies, based on the latest science, to improve the ability of schools to prevent and respond to bullying and suicide.
Learn more and register today.

Internet Safety and Cyberbullying: Keeping Kids Safe
October 30th, 2-3 p.m. EST

This is the first webinar in a two-part series hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, this webinar series is a collaborative effort by DOJ, the U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC).
This webinar focuses on internet safety and cyberbullying. The FTC will delve into the principles of good digital citizenship, internet safety on the go, and aspects of socializing online. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will then explore apps that prey on children, share recent criminal cases, educate audience members about tools to keep children safe online, and highlight the consequences of cyberbullying. A question and answer session will follow each presenter.
The second webinar will be held on November 20th and feature expert insights from the FBI and the ICAC Task Force on sextortion and sexting. Please stay tuned for more information about this webinar in the weeks to come.
Learn more and register today.


Science Outreach Workshop

The Fall 2014 Science Outreach Workshop, co-sponsored by the College of Lake County Science Outreach Program and the University Center of Lake County, will be held on Saturday, November 1 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  This free workshop will be held in the Room T326-328 on CLC’s Grayslake campus and is open to all K-12 science teachers.  Participants will receive 4 CPDUs and a hot breakfast.

“How to Enhance Your Students’ Mindset & Motivation in Science” 
The Framework for the Next Generation Science Standards stresses the importance of having ALL students succeed in science. Through this workshop, you will learn some strategies and skills to inspire and motivate your students in learning science in your classroom and will practice some of the recommended strategies during the workshop. Dr. Lee Shumow, a distinguished teaching professor in educational psychology from Northern Illinois University, and five members of her research team will introduce the concept of mindset, present research findings from science classrooms, and provide practice-tested tips to promote growth mindset among science students. Learn what does work and what you can borrow from exemplary science teachers who have focused on promoting growth mindset among their students.  Through the support of the National Science Foundation, each participant will receive a copy of the book, Enhancing Adolescents’ Motivation for Science written by Dr. Lee Shumow and her co-author Dr. Jennifer A. Schmidt.

If you would like to attend the workshop, RSVP to Dr. Xiaoming Zhai, the coordinator of the CLC Science Outreach program by email or by calling (847) 543-2504.


Fall 2014 Science Outreach Workshop agenda