Bullying Conference

Bullying Conference

Northern Illinois University's 7th Annual Conference:

 Bullying: How Schools Can Respond


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Learning Center, Gabel Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb and
University Center of Lake County, Grayslake

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 the office of Continuing and Professional Education.

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


Live in DeKalb - Videoconferencing to Grayslake
“New Ways to Think about Bullying: How the Latest Research Informs Our Work in Schools”
By Christine Malecki, Professor in Psychology and School Psychology Program Director, Northern Illinois

“What Educators Need to Know about Bullying”
The presentation will be delivered by Northern Illinois University School Psychology Program U.S. Department
of Education grant-supported scholars from their “Project Prevent and Address Bullying in Schools”

Live in Grayslake- Videoconferencing to DeKalb
“Teaching Empathy to Adolescents: The lived experience of a middle school counselor addressing

In recent years, the student to counselor ratio in schools has increased at an alarming rates The presenters will
discuss their lived experience working with a caseload of over 830 students and how technology and social media
have impacted the school climate. This presentation will discuss the growing concern of cyberbullying via social
media and texting. The presenters will guide participants through exploring how to teach empathy to adolescents
to impact the campus culture via classroom and school wide efforts.

By Gerald Corbin, Assistant Professor, Division of Human Services, Concordia University Chicago
La Toya Patterson, LPC


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 April 6, 2018)
Includes continental breakfast, networking lunch, resource materials, and
Professional Development Hours or Continuing Education Unit documentation.


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



Bullying Conference

Continuing and Professional Education 
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-5200