EDUCATION AT ILLINOIS is partnering with Chicago Public Schools to offer online professional development in:

BILINGUAL & ESL EDUCATION provides you with a better understanding of key teaching strategies to support multilingual students in the classroom. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies for all students, regardless of language. You'll learn research-based curricular and instructional strategies, including the use of new digital media to effectively teach students for whom English is a second language.

LEARNING DESIGN & LEADERSHIP provides you with the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies. LDL encourages students to be active designers of their own knowledge, in contrast to old teaching, in which knowledge was handed down to them. Students use new digital media to enhance the ways in which they can learn and understand, thus improving the learning process. It also addresses the challenges of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. Instructional technologies such as computer-based instruction, computer-based testing, distance learning, interactive video, and intelligent instructional technologies are covered. 

TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST with a Special Education focus prepares educators to better understand technology and how to use it in their classroom or workplace. Learn about emerging technologies and their implications on teaching and learning. 

Summer Session I:  May 15, 2017  6-weeks
Summer Session II: June 26, 2017 6-weeks

Fall Session I: August 28, 2017  8-weeks
Fall Session II: October 23, 2017 8-weeks
Bilingual & ESL Fall Session: August 28-December 13, 2017
Bilingual & ESL Summer Session: June 26, 2017 6-weeks

Cost: $299 per credit hour or $1,196 per course, represents a 35% discount for CPS teachers.

For full consideration, please contact Dr. Fuller two weeks prior to the start of each session.
A minimum of 10 students total, across the 4 programs is needed in order for the CPS teachers to receive this discounted rate.

Our programs prepare you to:
  • Understand the ways in which students can be active designers of their own knowledge.
  • Develop skills in new digital media to enhance the ways students learn and improve the learning process.
  • Succeed as educators in PK-16 and training/learning development industries and organizations around the world. 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a fully accredited university by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

For more information and to reserve your spot, contact
Dr. Mila Thomas Fuller, Assistant Director of Online Learning