Sep 3rd, 2020
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Virtual Event: Instructional Resources to Guide Student Practice in School and At Home


Chicago, IL

Virtual Event: Instructional Resources to Guide Student Practice in School and At Home

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Urban Education Institute are hosting a virtual professional development series designed to help teachers navigate the unique challenges that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Educators need access to accessible, hands-on resources that can be used to guide instructional practices in the virtual classroom and at home. This session will focus on resources designed by literacy experts from the STEP Literacy Team at UChicago with the Kindergarten to 3rd Grade classroom teacher in mind. Teachers will learn how and where to access these no-cost resources and materials and observe a few examples of how they might be used to support learning online and/or in the classroom. As part of this session, STEP will invite 2-3 stakeholders from the CPS community to participate and share their insights regarding the alignment of these resources to district literacy goals, ways these resources may alleviate some planning burden, and how they will help support K-3 student learning.

This seven-part series is open to all interested in implementing innovative teaching practices, facilitate meaningful conversations about race and social justice, and promote resilience and self-care in their students’ lives as well as their own. The series will feature experts in the fields of social work, trauma-informed teaching, school organization, and STEM education. Recommended practices will be compatible with both virtual and in-person learning settings and teachers in Illinois who participate in one or more sessions will earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU) credits through the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicago UTEP).