Did you know we offer free professional development workshops for educators? Illinois K-12 teachers can receive professional development credits for attending our workshops. We cover all kinds of interesting topics throughout the school year! This page will show future workshop descriptions and dates as well as archived handouts from previous workshops. To suggest topics for future workshops, please contact Rachel Reinwald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.245.5113
Sign Language for 0-5 year-olds (for Parents and Teachers)
December 2, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm
Using sign language helps pre-verbal and verbal babies through kindergarteners develop their language and communication skills. Come learn signs that will help your kids tell you what they need and be able to express themselves without frustration.
Mock Geisel Awards
February 11, 2020, 4:30-6:00 pm
The Geisel Award is for outstanding early reader books for PreK-2nd graders. Practice using the Geisel criteria for the award to distinguish great books and learn about the early reader format and reading strategies. We will pick our own LVDL Geisel winner from 2019 books.
Mock Printz Awards
April 2020 TBA, 4:30-6:00 pm
The Printz Award recognizes the best titles in literature for 12-18 year-olds. Practice using the award criteria to pick the LVDL 2020 Printz winner and debate with participants on what makes a great YA book using 2019 books.
If you would like CPDUs for this course (10 CPDUs), you need to be a K-12 Illinois teacher and contact Rachel Reinwald at email@example.com or 847.245.5113