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Western Illinois University, in partnership with various offices across campus, offers professional development opportunities to professionals. All current opportunities will be listed on this webpage as information becomes available. Any questions should be directed to the program specific contacts. 


RPTA Professional Development Conference

Spring - Friday, April 13, 2018

Contact: Jeremy Robinett, 309-298-1967, JL - Robinett @ wiu . edu

Please register at ww.wiu.com/Alumni/

You are cordially invited to join the Department in celebrating its 50th Anniversary at its annual professional development conference. The conference will begin with a keynote speech. Sessions 1-3 will take place on the second floor of the University Union. The event will conclude with our annual department awards luncheon in the University Union. At this luncheon, we will also celebrate the contributions of individuals and groups that have contributed to RPTA's past and future successes.

This business casual event will provide opportunities for alumni and friends to engage with current faculty and students in a professional and festive environment. The cost for faculty, staff, alumni, and friends is $15; the cost for students is $5.

For full program information please visit http://www.wiu.edu/coehs/rpta/pdc.php

PreK – 8 Science Update Conference

Maurice G. Kellogg Science Center, COEHS, C & I – Since 1985

Spring (April 20, 2018)

Contact: Don Powers, 309-298-1258, DT-Powers@wiu.edu

Every spring since 1985 the Science Education Center has hosted the Annual PreK-8 Science Update Conference.  The purpose of this local conference is to bring teachers together to share activities and ideas for improving the teaching of science in preschool through 8th grade.  Presenters at this conference includes outstanding science teachers who are willing to share their expertise.  The conference also includes commercial exhibitors who share what is new in the area of science education.

For full program information please visit  http://www.wiu.edu/coehs/curriculum_and_instruction/science_center/update.php


67th Annual WIU Mathematics Teachers’ Conference

Dept. of Mathematics and Philosophy

Spring (April 2018) 

For full program information please visit  http://www.wiu.edu/cas/mathematics_and_philosophy/teachers_conference/