Conferences & Institutes

Bullying Conference

"Bullying: How Schools Can Respond"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.







Northern Illinois University is proud to present the 5th Annual Conference "Bullying: How Schools Can Respond," Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Holmes Student Center on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL and at the University Center of Lake County Conference Center in Grayslake, IL.

The goal of this professional development conference is to inform and educate administrators, teachers, counselors, and staff members about how they can respond to the issue of bullying in their schools. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education Office of External & Global Programs and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming.

Professional Development Hours for licensed educators and Continuing Education Units will be available upon request for those completing the conference.

Speakers (subject to change):

Christine Malecki, Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program, Department of Psychology and Michelle Demaray, Professor, Department of Psychology, "Working with Parents to Address Bullying Situations."

Keynote Speaker: Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, "Bullying Prevention: Promoting Healthy Behaviors and Positive School Climate."

Megan Sayre, social worker, Grayslake North High School, with students from Grayslake North High School, "Voices: How Grayslake North High School Students are Changing the Culture of Their Community."


TENTATIVE PROGRAM

8 - 8:40 a.m.
Check In

8:40 a.m.
Welcome

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
"Working with Parents to Address Bullying Situations"
Christine Malecki, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University and Michelle Demaray, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University

9:50 a.m.
Break

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Keynote Address: "Bully Prevention: Promoting Healthy Behaviors and Positive School Climate"
Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

12:10 - 1:10 p.m.
Networking lunch (Blackhawk Annex)

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Streaming live from UCLC Conference Center: "Voices: How Grayslake North High School Students are Changing the Culture of Their Community"
Megan Sayre, social worker, Grayslake North High School and students from Grayslake North High School

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Evaluation


Some comments from past participants:

"Presenters were knowledgeable about their content and I thought they all did an excellent job."

"All presentations gave me information that I will bring back and try to implement at my school."

"Content was very useful."

"I will go back and share a lot of the information with fellow teachers." 


Fee: $99 per person ($125 after September 30, 2015)
Includes continental breakfast, networking lunch, resource materials, and
Professional Development Hours or Continuing Education Unit documentation.

Register online at www.cedu.niu.edu/oep
For more information, please contact:

College of Education
Office of External & Global Programs
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-6907
ceduexternal@niu.edu

or

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
External Programming
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-5200
LASEP@niu.edu