Don’t Miss the Registration Deadline!

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Hurry up and register for SEA’s first event of the semester!
The RSVP and payment deadline is January 30 and seats are limited!

On Monday, February 4th from 4:30-8pm, SEA & KDP will be hosting a training workshop in the Literacy Zone called Project Wild.  This training, taught by Dr. Sexton, will provide educators with information and skills to better implement science concepts across other disciplines.  Attendees will receive training certificates and materials after completing the workshop!

A fee of $26 is required to attend the workshop.  The fee will cover the workshop materials and certificate.  Members of SEA/ KDP have priority registration. Educators in the community are encouraged to sign up and can earn CPDUs for attending.

Any questions or to RSVP, please email Aimee York, aminette@student.govst.edu.
For more information, please visit the project wild website here.

Flyer: flyer, Project Wild Workshop 2.4.19 – SEA&KDP, vF

SEA/KDP Newsletter – Spring 2019

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Please take the time to check out SEA and KDP’s Spring 2019 newsletter!
On it, you will find detailed information regarding our upcoming events and different ways you can get involved.

This semester, we have several events occurring in February, April, and May.
Show your support by attending and participating with other SEA/KDP members!

You can find the newsletter here: newsletter, spring 2019 – sea & kdp vf 1.21.19

Register Now for the IEA Student Conference!

On February 8 & 9, the Illinois Education Association (IEA) will be hosting it’s annual student conference for educators which will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, IL.

This conference is for future teachers throughout Illinois. All students who are in or entering education programs at colleges and universities around the state are encouraged to attend. The conference consists of several professional development sessions/seminars on various teaching topics and will offer attendees breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

On Friday, Feb 8, the sessions are from 3-9pm. On Saturday, Feb 9, the sessions run from 7:30am-3:30pm. Although they are able to commute, students will be given the opportunity to stay the night at the hotel, which is highly encouraged. The dress code for the conference is business attire.

The registration deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019 which can be completed online. Students will have to pay a small fee. If they register on or before January 8, students will receive the early bird discount of $5. Registering between January 9-31 will cost $15. Depending on whether students are commuting or staying the night in the hotel, the total cost will vary. For a breakdown of the pricing, please click here.

For more information on the various sessions offered, please click here.
To register, please click here.

We hope to see you there!

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Written by Sireen Hamarshah

Project Wild Workshop

Project Wild

The Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (KDP) are hosting a training workshop on Monday, February 4th from 4:30-8pm at Governor State University (GSU) in the Literacy Zone.  This training, taught by Dr. Sexton, will provide educators with information and skills to better implement science concepts across other disciplines.  Attendees will receive training certificates and materials after completing the workshop!

In order to attend the workshop a fee of $25 must be paid.  The fee will cover the workshop materials and certificate.  Members of SEA/ KDP have priority registration. Educators in the community are encouraged to sign up and can earn CPDUs for attending.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Aimee York by January 25th.  Payments are due by January 30th and must be turned into the SEA office (G226) in an envelope labeled “PLT Workshop” and your name.

Any questions or to RSVP, please email Aimee York, aminette@student.govst.edu.
For more information, please visit the project wild website here.

Flyer: flyer, Project Wild Workshop 2.4.19 – SEA&KDP, vF

Written by Keelin Crotty

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Workshop Success!

Written by Keelin Crotty

The Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (KDP) collaborated with the GSU Library to host a free professional development, Media Workshop on Monday, November 12, 2018 in Governor State University’s (GSU) Library.  The workshop, held in room D2430B, was open to GSU students, faculty, staff, and educators in the community.  Educators who attended the professional development workshop were able to earn CPDUs.  The workshop, by Cari Didion GSU Science Librarian and Assistant Professor, demonstrated how to use ten Google Plug-Ins extensions.  The ten extensions presented were: Google Scholar, Google Drive, Honey, full page screen capture, word count tool, Office editing for Docs/ Sheets/ Slides, Bitly, MyBib Toolbar, LastPass, and Screencastify.  All 20 workshop attendees left with an abundance of new knowledge regarding Google Plug-Ins/ extensions that will enhance attendee’s literacy toolbelt and makes online time more productive.

The members of SEA/ KDP would like to thank Cari Didion for her time and effort put into making the Media Workshop a success!

This event was organized by SEA/KDP Committee Chair, Dr. Katy E. Hisrich and GSU Librarian, Alexis Sarkisian.

20181112_153311Michelle Westergaard (VP of SEA/ President of KDP) & Cari Didion (GSU Science Librarian and Assistant Professor)  

20181112_155227Cari Didion (GSU Science Librarian and Assistant Professor) assisting attendees.

Click here to view more photos.

Messy (But Fun) Fundraiser!

Written by Keelin Crotty

The Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) hosted the Annual SEA Fundraiser on Thursday October 25, 2018. All who attended the event had an amazing time socializing with peers and professors while getting their hands a little sticky in some whipped cream. That’s right, the SEA Fundraiser’s theme was “Pie your Professor.” Those who donated $2 received a plate of whipped cream and were able to pie a professor in the face. All donations and proceeds will go to the SEA’s Literacy Project and Exceptional Learner Event for Spring 2019.

Some of the professors who volunteered to be pied were Prof. Cunningham, Dr. She, Dr. Cummings, Dr. Hisrich, Dean Dermer, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Vujaklija, Dr. Sharp, Prof. Mahoney, and Dr. Thompson.

The SEA would like to thank all the professors who participated in the fundraiser, and all the students and faculty that made donations to SEA.

This event was organized by Aimee York (SEA Leader, Student), Hailey Czerwinski (SEA Leader, Student), Dr. Marsh (Early Childhood professor), Dr. Pennington (Elementary Education professor), and SEA/KDP Committee Chair, Dr. Katy E.

Please click here for more photos.

Google Chrome Extensions Workshop

Do you use Google Chrome?

If so, did you know that Google offers Chrome-users extension programs that can increase browsing functionality and efficiency?

According to Google, these extensions customize your browsing experience and tailors it to your individual needs or preferences. 

If you would like to know more about Google Chrome extensions that are geared towards those in the field of education, please attend SEA and KDP’s Media Workshop event.
Educators will earn a CPDU for free!

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 3:30 – 5pm
Location: D2430B 

The deadline to RSVP is November 9th! Space is limited.
Please contact Aimee York, aminette@student.govst.edu, to secure your seat.

For more information on Google Chrome extensions, click on the following links.
What are extensions? Google Chrome
What is a Google extension? Bleeping Computer

We hope to see you there!

Here is the event flyer: flyer, media workshop – vF 10.11.18

Google Chrome Extensions

Written by Sireen Hamarshah

New Media Workshop

SEA & KDP are, once again, hosting a media workshop in the GSU library.
Please join us on Monday, November 12th @ 3:30-5pm in D2430B.

Cari Didion, GSU’s Science Librarian and Assistant Professor, will inform students on the best Google Chrome extensions/plugins for education. Whether you are a teacher or a student, these extensions will help you make your online time more productive and enhance your information literacy tool belt!

Students in any major are welcome to attend.
Educators will receive a CPDU for free upon attendance.

Space is limited!
Please RSVP to Aimee York at aminette@student.govst.edu by November 9th.

We hope to see you there!

Flyer: flyer, media workshop – vF 10.11.18

Google Chrome

Want to “Pie” Your Professor?

On Thursday, October 25th, 2018 between 3-5pm, SEA & KDP will host it’s annual fundraiser on the lakeside patio or lounge area in the D-building. This year, GSU students will have the opportunity to “pie” their professors in the face! We know that midterms/classes can be pretty stressful.
So, why not take out your frustrations by throwing a plate of whipped cream?

 

 

A few of the faces on the schedule:

  • Professor Cunningham (3:00-3:15)
  • Dr. She (3:15-3:30)
  • Dr. Cummings (3:30-3:45)
  • Dean Dermer (3:30-3:45)
  • Dr. Harrington (3:45-4:00)
  • Dr. Vujaklija (3:45-4:00)
  • Dr. Sharp (4:00-4:15)
  • Dr. Thompson (4:45-5:00)

Each plate of whipped cream costs $2.00. You may purchase additional toppings such as sprinkles, cherries, and marshmallows for $0.50 each.

This will surely be an event to remember!
For more information, please contact Aimee York at aminette@student.govst.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Flyer: flyer, pie your professors Oct 25 – vF 10.11.18

Ms. Doubtfire, anyone? 🙂Mrs. Doubtfire

Initiation of New KDP Members!

Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society (KDP) hosted its annually induction ceremony on October 10th, 2018 from 5-7pm in the E- Lounge at Governor State University (GSU).  New members were welcomed into the KDP International Honors Society with open arms for their academic excellence in the field of education at GSU.  Current members of KDP & SEA attended the ceremony in order to recognize the success of their fellow peers. Guest speakers included Dr. Shannon Dermer, Dr. Marlon Cummings, Dr. Joi Patterson, and Dr. Amy Vujaklija. In addition, Mr. John Konecki and Dr. Dorthea Fitzgerald, were recognized as honorary members of KDP and shared a few words of wisdom with the new members. Following the ceremony, there were refreshments and hors d’oeuvres served to celebrate those inducted.

KDP is proud to introduce their new 2018 initiates:

  • Aidah Abdallah
  • Eman Ashkar
  • Melony Baccof
  • Jennifer Barnes
  • David Conrad
  • Keelin Crotty
  • Hailey Czerwinski
  • Eslam El-Hakim
  • Sireen Hamarshah
  • Cassandra Felton
  • Lorena Flores
  • Emisha Grover
  • Maria Hardt
  • Marcia James
  • Caitlin Kidd
  • Toni-Nicole Lawal
  • Cindy Lewis
  • Robbyn Madderom
  • Guadalupe Mercado
  • Claudia Musa
  • Karli Olszowka
  • Stacey Pickrum
  • Rekeyia Pierce
  • Chandra Pointer
  • Jamileh Shuaibi
  • Shari Triggs
  • Diamond Waites
  • Ashlan Wicks
  • Aimee York
  • Dr. David Conrad
  • Dr. Megan McCaffrey
  • Dr. Rashidah Muhammad
  • Dr. Lisa Pennington
  • Ms. Evie Plofsky

The ceremony was organized by KDP President/SEA Vice-President, Michelle Westergaard, and SEA/KDP Committee Chair, Dr. Katy Hisrich.

View the new 2018 KDP officers and committee here.
See KDP Ceremony photos here.