Workshop Session 2

Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Session W3

Bill Curtin
    Carbondale Community High School
Room: Redbird D
Audience: Middle/High School

Bringing Service Learning Home
From finding an idea, to mentoring and guiding students, to managing problems that can arise, this workshop will guide participants through the planning process to implement a service-based learning project in their own community. Presenter Bill Curtin draws on more than two decades of leadership experience in the Boy Scouts, as well as his experiences in the classroom, to offer planning tips to empower young people to take the lead and give them a voice in their community.

Session W4

Dianne Chambers
    Elmhurst College
Tom McCann
    Northern Illinois University
Room: Redbird C
Audience: All Levels

Let’s Talk: The Larry Johannessen New Teacher Forum
Thomas McCann, Professor of English at Northern Illinois University, and Dianne Chambers, Professor of English at Elmhurst College, will facilitate this open discussion session to share fears, hopes, and strategies for success in teaching.  Student teachers and other early career teachers are invited to talk about challenges and triumphs. Experienced teachers and others who care about the struggles of novice teachers are encouraged to attend and share their ideas.

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