Special Symposium Workshops

  • Friday, April 18, 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Adlai E. Stevenson High School, One Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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REGISTER FOR SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS

Governor Pat Quinn & USGBC-Illinois
invite you and your organization to participate as an attendee, sponsor or exhibitor at the Illinois Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium, hosted by the USGBC-Illinois Chapter, the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council and Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire on Friday, April 18, 2014.

SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS
Workshop registration is optional and space is limited.

  • Please select "Workshop Registration" on the left-hand column.
  • Workshop selection will occur once you click "register." Make sure you know which workshop(s) you would like to select before continuing with the process.
  • To view full workshops and descriptions list as a PDF click here.
(SOLD OUT)
Workshop A:
(10:00 - 12:30)

Green Classroom Professional Certificate
In this workshop, our trainers will teach you how to turn your classroom into a living laboratory by creating a foundational awareness of environmental issues and sustainable solutions in the classroom. Learn how to implement, communicate, and advocate for changes that enhance learning and student performance. Participants will also come away with an appreciation for sustainable practices and learn about practical solutions that support the health of school occupants and that can also result in energy, water, and other resource savings. This workshop is endorsed by the Center for Green Schools.
Participants will be given the option to complete the online course assessment at the Symposium or at home.
(CPDU's will be available.)


Audience:
Open to teachers, educators, facility managers and other school staff.

Workshop B: (10:00 - 12:30)
Uncovering Your Building’s Energy Use The first step to saving energy in your facility is to understand the savings opportunities. You will be guided through a virtual building assessment. Steps include collecting the right data; assessing facility equipment; benchmarking energy usage; and transforming the information into measurable energy savings.

Audience:
Facility Staff and Managers, Administrators and School Board Members.

Workshop C: (10:00 - 12:30)
Solving Epic Challenges through Design
Students, learn to become a designer!  In this session we'll work in creative teams to address a design challenge that explores the role that teenagers and their schools have in making their environments more ecologically conscious.  Learn about the process of design, and how people, tools, and resources are put together to solve really interesting problems.  This highly interactive session is for any [high school] student that wants to become more creative, more innovative, have fun learning, and begin developing the set of skills that can be used to support a lifetime of problem-solving, contribution, and a lasting impact on life.

Audience: Students, grades 9 - 12

Workshop D: (1:30 - 4:00)
Whole School Sustainability: Green Your District, Your School, and Your Students!
The Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University has created a framework, Whole School Sustainability, that is designed to engage faculty, staff, students, and community in the creation of healthy, high performing schools and students. The framework, endorsed by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, provides schools and communities with a compass to gauge where to best place their energy as they aspire to reach Green Ribbons Schools status and/or improve the integration of sustainability into their facilities, organizational culture, and educational programs.

Audience:
Teachers and Students, Parents and School Green Teams, Facility Staff and Managers, Administrators and School Board Members, Architects, Engineers, Designers, Contractors, Service Providers

Workshop E: (1:30 - 4:00)
Finding Dollars and Resources for Your Next Upgrade
Administrators and School board members, please join us for an update on grant programs and funding options for your district, including the Illinois Energy NOW program, funds for school bus retrofits, energy-use assessments and other technical assistance.

Audience: Facility Staff and Managers, Administrators and School Board Members.

Workshop F: (1:30 - 4:00)
Make Money From Trash
This program will show how easy it is to turn everything that you end up putting in your trash bin into products that can generate money. Umbrellas, cork and plastic bottle caps are just a few examples of how we have turned items, which usually ends up in a landfill, into conversation pieces that people use as shopping bags, can wear as a earrings and bracelets, or use in decor.  Our goal is to educate a new generation to think differently about waste and even start their own social enterprise.

Audience: Teachers and Students, Parents and School Green Teams, Facility Staff and Managers


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Thank you to the following Sponsors for the generous support of the 2014 Schools Symposium.

CenterPoint Energy | Chemcraft Industries

The Hill Group | Interface | Knauf Insulation

 
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