News Release

Workshop Offered for Teachers in High-Need Schools

The education and social work departments will be hosting a workshop for teachers and professionals working in high-need schools on Wednesday, July 16, 8 a.m. to noon, in the Ozinga Chapel.

“Effective Practice for Teaching in High-Need Schools” will share research-based tools and concepts as participants engage in small group activities. Participants will gain skills in:

  • creating a positive learning environment
  • developing partnerships with families and the school community
  • considering strategies for reaching out to the larger environment to help support the learning context

Breakout sessions will explore aspects of cultural identity and socio-cultural understanding at the level of self, the school community, and the larger social environment.

The keynote speaker will be Josephine Gomez, Chicago public school principal. Gomez is also the school director of the newly formed United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO) charter school in Chicago and an ACI program officer for retention.

To register, call the social work department at 708.239.4852, or e-mail with name, school, and grade level.

This workshop is offered in accordance with a grant from the Associated Colleges of Illinois. CPDU’s are available for teachers.

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