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Summer MicroPD | STEAM

  • June 06, 2022
  • July 13, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • June 06, 2022 (CDT) July 01, 2022 (CDT)
  • July 13, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • Online / July 13 in-person at the PDA (2705 McDonough Street, Joliet, IL)


  • Select this to learn about launching initiative, selecting your goals, and identifying funds and establishing partnerships
  • Select this to learn why STEAM, inquiry-based instruction, and identifying instructional supports
  • Select this to learn what is STEAM, backwards design, and unpacking STEAM


This pathway will include a set of diverse PD offerings available to IDEA members regarding STEAM.  There are 3 strands to choose from:


  • What is STEAM?
  • Backwards Design
  • Unpacking STEAM
  • Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in STEAM


  • Why STEAM?
  • STEAM in action
  • Inquiry-based instruction 
  • Identifying instructional supports


  • Launching initiative
  • Selecting your goals
  • Identifying funds 
  • Establishing partnerships

Participants will receive 4 asynchronous, 30 minute micro learning experiences based on the strand chosen (Teacher, Coach, or Administrator). Each micro learning experience will be available for the duration of the program and can be accessed by the user at any time.

All strands will end in an in person synchronous session with an expert on July 13 from 9-12pm at the PDA (2705 McDonough Street, Joliet, IL). These sessions will serve as capstones where participants will create toolkits based on the work they've done on their own and what they learn from the facilitator. 

Illinois educators can earn up to 5 PDHs upon completion.

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Call: 630 628 1088

2705 McDonough St
Joliet, Illinois 60436

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