Sign up for the Illinois Education Association Spring Conference!

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For more detailed information on this event, click here.
You can also contact our IEA Student Vice-President Jessica Dunahoo,
If you would like to register for the Student IEA Spring 2018 Conference, click here.

Receive the early-bird discount if you register before March 20!
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2018.

Read Across America and Literacy Alive!

Join us! Read to children in shelters and centers during the month of March for NEA’s Read Across America and KDP’s Literacy Alive!



Project Learning Tree Training Workshop to be February 19, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-01-29 at 11.57.39 AMA Project Learning Tree (PLT) training workshop will be held at Governors State University on February 19, 2018 from 8:30am-12:00pm in the Literacy Zone. This is hosted by the Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.  Project Learning Tree is the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation and is sponsored in Illinois by the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Elementary & Early Childhood Educators & Teacher Candidates (undergraduate and graduate students) are invited to attend this hands-on workshop investigating environmental topics through indoor and outdoor activities. Educators will learn to integrate environmental education, literature, math and social sciences into an existing curriculum with nature as the medium.

Dr. Colleen Sexton (Associate Provost) is the trainer for this workshop. She was a National PLT Educator and an Ohio PLT Educator. The cost for this workshop is $22 per person, which includes materials, an activity guide, resources, training, certification, and a snack. Seats are limited and will be first filled by members of the Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi. To RSVP for this workshop, please contact Dr. Colleen Sexton ( or Michelle Westergaard (

Career Workshop Success

The Student Education Association (SEA) at Governor’s State University (GSU) hosted a career and resume workshop on Thursday, January 25 from 4-6pm in F1622 and the Lakeside Lounge. This workshop was a joint effort between the Student Education Association (SEA), Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Psi Chi Psychology National Honor Society, and the Psychology club at GSU. Students from across the university, including individuals within the Division of Education, Division of Social Work, and Division of Psychology and Counseling, attended this event. School administrators, psychologists, graduate school representatives, and student graduates provided beneficial information regarding: creating resumes, interviews, job and graduate school applications. Presenters at the event also provided tips on when to apply for positions and how to stand out from other applicants. The second part of this event included small group consultations and work sessions. In the work sessions students were able to receive individualized help with their resumes from experienced faculty and staff. A special thank you to our presenters, including school administrators Dr. LaMonica Williams and Dr. Saundra Mickles, counselors Kalyna Brumfield and Amina Dahleh, GSU Career Center representative Cynthia Staples, and recent GSU graduate Kinga Drag.

Thanks to the coordinators of this event:

  • Alli Cipra and Dr. Sasha Cervantes – advisor, PSI CHI
  • Marlon Cummings, Dr. Timothy Harrington, Dr. Katy Hisrich – advisors, SEA and KDP

Teacher Success Panel

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:00-6:00 PM


Are you nervous about student teaching and edTPA? Do you have questions about being a teacher?

Join SEA for an informative panel!

  • Hear from first-year teachers, recent student teachers/ GSU graduates, edTPA experts, veteran teachers, and NEA retired teachers
  • Topics covered: edTPA, student teaching, first year of teaching
  • Q&A- ask questions and get expert advice!
  • RSVP for dinner was required by September 21st 
  • RSVP still open for seats (space limited; first come, first served): Stephanie Henning,

This event is sponsored in part by an NEA grant awarded to SEA, written and organized by Stephanie Henning, Jessica Dunahoo, and Dr. Katy Hisrich.

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To become a member of SEA:

SEA & KDP Info Table – September 11-15

Stop by our table during the week to learn more about the Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) honor society.

Student leaders and faculty advisors will be able to provide you with information and handouts, as well as answer any questions you might have.

Monday-Friday, September 11-15, 2017

Various times throughout the day

G building, 2nd floor (near G228)

Flyer – Info Table

To become a member of SEA ($25 cash until Sept 18, $30 credit card online):