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 (csexton@govst.edu) or Michelle Westergaard (mwestergaard@student.govst.edu).

Want to judge a science fair?

Science Fair Judges Needed in Park Forest & Chicago Heights! 

The Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 will have student Science Fairs in our schools during 2018.  We would like to invite you to participate with our young scientists by judging our student’s work as they present to you their Science Fair Projects.  You do not have to be a scientist to participate!  We begin the judging with an informational presentation where you will receive an explanation of our judging rubric.   We will then adjourn to the gymnasium for approximately an hour where each judge will be assigned four to five students to judge.

The dates and schools are listed below of our upcoming fairs.  Please let us know your availability to judge either by emailing Annmarie Goodman:  agoodman@sd163.com or calling 708-668-9417. We thank you in advance for your commitment to our students!

  • Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM (OLS): Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (4th-8th 10:00am-12:00pm)
  • Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts: Friday, February 9, 2018 (4th-8th 12:00-2:30pm)
  • 21st Century Primary Center: Thursday, April 26, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 9:30-10:30am) (3rd 9:30-10:30am)
  • Blackhawk Primary Center: Friday, May 4, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 9:00-10:30am) (3rd 9:00-10:30am)
  • Mohawk Primary Center: Friday, April 27, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 1:00-2:30pm) (3rd 1:00-2:30pm)

SEA Career Workshop: January 25, 2018

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The Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (KDP) at Governor’s State University will be hosting a career and resume workshop on Thursday, January 25 from 4-6pm in the E-lounge. SEA’s current president, Stephanie Henning, will be acting as host for the event. The workshop will be a joint effort between the SEA, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Psi Chi Psychology National Honor Society, and the Psychology club at GSU. All students from across the university, including individuals within the Division of Education, Division of Social Work, and Division of Psychology and Counseling are encouraged to attend.

Presenters include school administrators, psychologists, graduate school representatives, and student graduates in the field of psychology and education. They will provide useful information on resume formatting, content, and cover letters. They will also provide resume and interview tips, as well as advice on when to apply for positions and how to stand out from other applicants.

Additionally, information and guidance on applying to graduate school will be provided.  Student attendees will be encouraged to ask questions. The second part of this event will include small group consultations and work sessions. In the work sessions, students will be able to receive individualized help with their resumes from experienced faculty and staff. Any student who wishes to receive advice on improvements should bring their resume to the event.

Join us for our Education for Sustainability Event on Monday, November 6, 2017!

Education for Sustainability Event on Monday, November 6, 2017!

Join us from 3-5pm in the e-lounge at Governors State University to hear from four guest speakers about homelessness, domestic violence, long-term illness, and natural disasters. Participate in motivational activities that help others.  Activities are facilitated by SEA at GSU and KDP at GSU, as well as the GSU Psych Club and PSI Chi.

Homelessness: According to Covenant House, 194,716 people were homeless in 61,265 families with children, representing 35 percent of the total homeless population in 2016.

Long-Term Illness: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 3.2% of children aged 5-11 have missed 11 or more days of school in the past 12 months because of illness/injury.

Natural Disasters: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention expresses that children experience more mental stress from disasters as a result from feeling less of a sense of control.

Domestic violence: According to the Domestic Violence Roundtable, 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.

Education for Sustainabilty, PA Event 11.16.17 – SEA & KDP, PSI CHI & Psych Club, vF

To RSVP, contact Michelle Westergaard, mwestergaard@student.govst.edu. For more information, contact Brianna Fabsits, bfabsits@student.govst.edu.

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