Educators to Convene at Judson University for "A Day at Judson" with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels
(Elgin, IL - October 16, 2012) Nearly 250 Chicago-area educators will gather together on Monday, October 22 at the Betty Lindner Commons of Judson University for "A Day at Judson," a day-long seminar organized by the university's School of Education. The seminar's keynote speaker for this year will be Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, an experienced educator and the author of such books as "Collaboration & Inquiry: Bringing Standards to Life in America's Classrooms" and "Comprehension and Collaboration." Educators who attend can earn six Continuing Professional Development Units.
"Today, all of us who teach face a puzzle: How can we meet the standards, while offering our kids authentic, engaging learning experiences? How can we have the rigor without the mortis? To me, one big answer is inquiry teaching, which we will explore during this interactive, practical day-long seminar. Come ready to engage, read, write, view, debate, laugh, and bring the inquiry circles model back to your K-12 school or classroom," says Daniels of the event.
This is the second annual day-long seminar created by Judson's School of Education, although the school has been implementing workshops and annual educational conferences like "Literacy in Motion" for a few years. Professor of Literacy Dr. Steven Layne, who is both a 1987 Judson alumnus and a faculty member since 2004, coordinated the event.
To register for the October 22 seminar, go to JudsonU.edu/ADayAtJudson.