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2017-18 Professional Development

Unlocking Academic Motivation & Character Development Using the Same Key
Tim Leet & Eileen Dieck

Friday, January 19, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

ISACS Classroom
Chicago, IL

Do your students feel the love of learning that you want them to?  Learn how meeting the basic psychological needs of our students is the key to unlocking internal motivation and academic growth.  Grounded in decades worth of powerful research in self-determination theory, our work together will also reveal why meeting these needs is the proper starting place for all strong social-emotional learning curricula and character development programs.  Whether you are a new classroom teacher or an experienced head of school, you will leave with ideas for revitalizing your classrooms, leadership programs, and discipline systems that you can try out right away.  

This workshop is for middle and upper school teachers, counselors, leadership advisors, character educators, and administrators.

Presenters

Tim Leet is the ethics and character coordinator at Columbus Academy (OH), where he also teaches upper school courses in ethics, physics, social research, and moral psychology. He has developed a curriculum for adolescents that explores moral identity and ethical decision making and is the author of Ethics and Identity, a textbook to support that curriculum. His background includes graduate degrees in both theology and nuclear engineering, as well as considerable experience coaching student leaders, aligning discipline systems, and developing a school-wide program in ethics and character. Leet presents nationally on a range of topics such as academic integrity, school culture, ethics education, and the keys to internalizing motivation.  Previously, Leet served as the character development consultant to the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education. Currently, he serves as the executive director of Heart of Character, a non-profit founded in 2017 dedicated to helping independent schools strengthen their work in character development.
 

Eileen (Lee) Dieck has been a teacher at The Masters School since 2004, and has served as class dean and co-developer of their ethical leadership program. In her current role as ethical leadership coordinator, Lee develops programing for students, faculty, parents and alumni with the goal of fostering a strong community that will produce ethical leaders for the future. Lee served as a consultant for the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE), and has presented on topics related to ethical leadership and academic integrity for CSEE and the Grab the Torch Foundation. Lee continues to research and collaborate with colleagues from Heart of Character, a newly formed non-profit organization.  In her community, Lee has served on multiple boards and is currently serving her second term as chair of the board of Professional Children’s School.


Location of Workshop
The workshop will take place at the ISACS classroom at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, Chicago, IL. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
The location is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.

Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit www.parkwhiz.com. If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

Air Travel
Both Midway and O'Hare airports are easily accessible to the ISACS classroom. Fly into Midway (on Southwest Airlines) or into O'Hare and take the "L" (Chicago's public transportation) and be at the ISACS classroom in less than an hour.  

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS members – 15% off the standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate.  The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not eligible for the discounted rate. Parties of two more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
ISACS has secured discounted hotel accommodations at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago: a luxury boutique hotel with commanding southern views of the city skyline. To make a reservation, please contact The Godfrey Hotel Chicago at 312-649-2000 and make sure to identify yourself as a member with the Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS) and provide them with the Group Code: ISACS Tim Leet and Eileen Dieck Workshop. Credit cards are required to book all room reservations. If you would prefer to book online please click here to make your reservation. For directions to The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, which also includes walking directions to the ISACS classroom, click here

If you are looking for another option or the room block is full, please take a moment to check out the other hotels which ISACS has partnered with in the Chicago area. The hotels are within walking distance of the ISACS classroom and, as a member of ISACS, you have access to the discounted rates all year long for your professional and personal travel. Click here to find out how to make a reservation at any of the hotels and select the option that meets your travel needs. We recommend booking your hotel room early. 

If you have any difficulties booking a room at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago or any other property, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190.

Registration Fee

  • $175 member fee 
  • $225 non-member fee 
  • The first person pays the full fee, each additional registrant receives a $20 discount
  • Workshop includes coffee/tea, light breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
  • Please review the Registration Confirmation information below

Registration Confirmation Communications from ISACS
Once registration for the workshop has been completed the following communications will be sent from ISACS:

  • Once registration is complete, an email will automatically be sent to the contact person on the registration confirming that registration has been completed.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.
  • Approximately one week prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a final confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.

If you do not receive these emails prior to arriving at a workshop, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. It is possible your email address was entered incorrectly OR your registration was not completed.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for workshops held at the ISACS classroom must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing programinfo@isacs.org 10 business days prior to the event to receive a refund. ISACS will determine the refund amount, if any, on a per workshop basis and may be unable to determine the refund amount until the workshop’s conclusion. At any time, registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. If a workshop has a waitlist and ISACS can identify a replacement, a full refund will be provided. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 

 

 



Member Cost: $175     Non-member Cost: $225


   






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