Events – Spring 2019


Project Learning Tree (PLT) Training Workshop

  • Monday, February 4, 2019 at 4:30-8pm
  • Organizers: SEA & KDP
  • Trainer: Dr. Colleen Sexton
  • About: Education students will be given information and skills to better implement science concepts across other disciplines.
  • Leaders in Charge: Michelle Westergaard
  • Audience: Open to all students in the education programs and educators in the community. Members of SEA/ KDP have priority registration.
  • Attendees: Receive training certificates and materials after completing the workshop. Teachers can earn CPDUs.
  • Fee: $25 (workshop materials & certificate)
  • RSVP: Aimee York, by Jan 25.
  • Flyer: flyer, Project Wild Workshop 2.4.19 – SEA&KDP, vF

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IEA Student Conference 

  • Friday, February 8th, 2019 from 3-9pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 7:30am-3:30pm
  • Hosted by: IEA (Illinois Education Association), Meredith Byers
  • Location: Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, IL
  • This conference is for future teachers throughout Illinois. All students who are 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.
  • Dress Code: Business Attire
  • Registration Fee: $5 (Now-Jan 8, “Early Bird Discount”) or $15 (Jan 9-31)
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, Feb 4, 2019
  • For information:
  • Flyer: flyer, student iea conf. feb. 8-9


Literacy Project

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 5:30-7pm
  • Student leaders of SEA/KDP will organize a literacy event at Monee Elementary School.
  • The project will celebrate the nationwide Read Across America (NEA) and Literacy Alive! (KDP).
  • There will be several different stations of activities implementing reading, writing, art, and creativity.
  • Theme: Superheros
  • Leaders in Charge: ALL
  • To volunteer or for more information: Contact Aimee York,

Literacy Alive

S2S Conference (Student 2 Student)

  • Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8am-1pm
  • Hosted by: Governors State University
  • GSU students will be organizing this event, forming the planning committee, and presenting at the conference.
  • This is a great leadership opportunity for students to get involved in.
  • Audience: ALL STUDENTS
  • For More Information: Contact Dr. Katy Hisrich,


D&B Spring Social

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6-10pm
  • Organizers: SEA & KDP
  • Location: Dave & Busters in Orland Park, IL
  • End of the semester celebration.
  • Food will be provided and paid for by KDP and SEA.
  • Audience: Open to SEA & KDP members ONLY; friends/family can attend for a fee.
  • RSVP: Aimee York,

Dave and Busters

Beautification Day

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019 (Earth Day) from 9am-12pm
  • Organizers: SEA & KDP
  • Leader in Charge: Michelle Westergaard & Hannah Gruben
  • Location: TBD (local park)
  • This event will focus on improving the landscape of a local park such as planting flowers and trees.
  • Donations and volunteers are needed in order to make this a success.
  • Westergaard and Gruben will request an IEA grant to fund this project.
  • To volunteer: Contact Aimee York,
  • For more information: Contact Michelle Westergaard,
  • To donate: Contact Dr. Katy Hisrich,

Beautification Day

Red Nose Day

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 
  • Sponsored By: Walgreens
  • Helps children and families in poverty.
  • Buy a red nose and other red nose items at Walgreens (proceeds go to Red Nose Day fund)
  • Take pictures and post them with hashtags to show your support – all during the month of May!
  • Watch the telethon on NBC on May 23.
  • Donate!
  • #RedNoseDay #RedNoseDay2018 #RedNose #RedNoseDayUSA
  • Website:

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Baseball Fundraiser

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 6:30-9:30pm
  • Organizers: SEA & KDP
  • Team: Joliet Slammers
  • Location: Joliet Route 66 Stadium
  • This is a fundraiser to help raise money for SEA & KDP. Half of all ticket purchases goes to our group.
  • Enjoy a fun night out with colleagues, friends, and family and show your support of local teams
  • Audience: Open to all! -SEA & KDP members, GSU faculty and staff, GSU students, community members, friends and family
  • Ticket Price: $10
  • RSVP Required: Aimee York,

Joliet Slammers