New PD Opportunities

posted Apr 25, 2017, 3:12 PM by L Williams
Here are a few great upcoming events and PD opportunities you may be interested in.  Most of them are pasted below, but there is also a flyer for a workshop attached.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
All the best,

Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education in the Trump/DeVos Era

The DePaul College of Education is hosting a forum titled "Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education in the Trump/DeVos Era" on Tuesday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm on the Lincoln Park Campus (2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Room 314).

Please see the above flyer for details. Click here to register. 

Chicago Freedom School:

Saturday May 6, 1p-4p - History of Voter Suppression

Are you concerned by the role of voter suppression in the recent election? Join us as we discuss the never ending battle for the vote in modern America. Participants will learn about current voter suppression legislation, the impact of gerrymandering and voter ID laws, and how groups across the US are mobilizing resistance. Suggested donation: $10

Rev Up Training Institute

May 18-21, 2017

Young people are leading dynamic and important social change in schools and communities across the country. CFS is partnering with the University of Chicago M.Ed. in Youth Development Program to offer a multi-day training institute for youth organizers, teachers, and youth workers who are interested in exploring ideas and building strategies to incorporate social justice practices into their work. Rev Up features workshops led by some of the most innovative youth development organizations in Chicago and provides opportunities to build strong professional networks to support youth-led social change. 


click here for information and registration

Summer Opportunities:

Summer EducationWorkshops: Advancing Racial Justice in Schools

July 17 - 20


This 4-day, intensive IRRPP Workshop is intended for all K-12 educatorsinterested in advancing racial justice in their classrooms and schools. The purpose of the retreat is for participants to acquire new knowledge and skills that they can bring into their schools as well as become embedded in strong networks of support that will further institutional and community development and improve educational experiences and opportunities for underserved communities. The workshop is structured to include a competitively selected cohort of 50 participants. CPDUs available for participants. Find out more, including how to apply here.

Educating in a Diverse Democracy:
A Course for American Educators

Seeds of Peace is hosting a professional development course for educators that will happen in Maine from July 29 to August 13. This is an opportunity to become a part of a supportive network of fellow educators and gain skills for compassionate and effective work with American youth in our current political climate. Please see the flyer above for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this innovative course, apply here.

Institute on Descriptive Process - Institute 1

45th Summer Institute on Descriptive Process

July 30-August 4, 2017

             Using Descriptive Process And Reflective Conversations To:


  • Inform the Work of Teaching
  • Gain Another Way of Looking
  • Create Political Ground and to Think about School as Public and Democratic Space, Supporting Diversity and Complexity


Facing History and Ourselves Featured Events

Outstanding professional development for educators. Thought-provoking community events. Find an event in the Chicago area or join us online! Scholarships are available.

Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

Summer Seminar: June 26-28, 2017

L Williams,
Apr 25, 2017, 3:12 PM