Looking to infuse new energy into your classroom? Want to supercharge creativity and ingenuity among your students? Join one, or all, of our fall mini-series webinars offered in collaboration with the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation's Quest Center, the premier professional development provider for Chicago’s public school educators.
Each 90-minute deep-dive session is designed and delivered by one of the center’s highly experienced trainers.
Register now! or read on for more information. And if the times listed don't work for you, register anyway to be automatically emailed a link to the recorded webinar. Whether you participate live or later on demand, you are eligible for a PD certificate. Bonus idea: Tell a friend about these webinars, too! Attendees are more likely to implement new ideas and strategies from webinars when they can collaborate with a colleague.
More than STEM: Minecraft as a Tool for Multidisciplinary Learning in Grades 3-12
Wednesday, Nov. 2
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT
Learn all about how to use the video game Minecraft as a multidisciplinary educational tool with Mark Sidarous, National Board Certified biology, chemistry and computer science teacher. No matter the subject you teach, Minecraft can be an ideal tool to help students build their skills, creativity, personal expression, spatial awareness, problem-solving ability, collaboration and social emotional skills.
Games Literacy: Unlocking Learning Potential with Classroom Games in Grades K-12
Wednesday, Nov. 9
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
Do you know that there is a design grammar to games? Learn with Quest Center PD facilitator Raúl Figueroa Rivera—whose research for his Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago is focused on game-based learning—to develop your game literacy and deepen your understanding of how to effectively bring games into your classroom.
Daily Creative Writing for Thriving Learning Communities in Grades K-12
Wednesday, Nov. 16
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
Jen Cullerton Johnson is the perfect person to lead this session. Not only is she an accomplished English teacher, but she is also a prolific author and Coretta Scott King Award winner. This highly interactive webinar will provide creative tips and motivational tools that can boost and expand student writing through inspirational prompts, rich-text models and hands-on practice.
The CTU Quest Center is proud to announce the publication of teacher created model instructional units! Five CCSS -driven units were written by 30 CPS teachers and field tested in 12 Chicago Public Schools.