May 24, 2004

Teachers institute set for June 23-24

by Yolanda Shelton

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Veteran and soon-to-be teachers are invited to a two-day summer institute on such pertinent topics as Illinois' learning standards, classroom technology and issues that affect youngsters' learning abilities.

The College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is sponsoring the Teachers Quality Enhancement Institute.

Sessions will be held on June 23 and 24 at the Carbondale Middle School, 121 E. Grand Ave. First-day registration begins at 8 a.m.

Although the target audience is middle school teachers, teachers at all levels will be able to collect ideas, resources and strategies while enjoying dynamic presentations correlated with the state learning standards.

The cost of attendance is $30 if paid by June 17 and $5 more after that and at the door.

Education majors who are pre-service teaching students may attend for free but will need to pay $5 if they wish to attend an opening day luncheon featuring keynote speaker Stan Stout. Participants may earn professional development credits, approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

For more information or to register, contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or register online at