How can schools respond to bullying?

Photo of a sad boy who's been bulliedNorthern Illinois University will present the fifth annual conference on “Bullying: How Schools Can Respond” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in DeKalb and Grayslake.

The goal of this professional development conference is to inform and educate administrators, teachers, counselors, staff members and school board members about how they can respond to the issue of bullying in their schools.

This event is sponsored by the NIU College of Education, the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and University Center of Lake County.

Registration is now open; spaces are limited. Professional Development Hours for licensed educators and Continuing Education Units will be available for those completing the conference.

  • 8 to 8:40 a.m. Check-in
  • 8:40 a.m. Welcome
  • 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. (live in DeKalb/video-conferencing to Grayslake)
    “Working with Parents to Address Bullying Situations”
    Christine Malecki and and Michelle Demaray, professors, NIU Department of Psychology
  • 9:50 a.m. Break
  • 10 a.m. to noon (live in DeKalb/video-conferencing to Grayslake)
    Keynote Address: “Bully Prevention: Promoting Healthy Behaviors and Positive School Climate”
    Dorothy L. Espelage, professor, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (live in Grayslake/video-conferencing to DeKalb)
    “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 to 2:30 p.m. Evaluation

The fee is $99 per person ($125 after Wednesday, Sept. 30), which includes continental breakfast, networking lunch, resource materials, and Professional Development Hours or Continuing Education Unit documentation upon request.

For more information, call (815) 753-6907 or (815) 753-5200 or email ceduexternal@niu.edu or LASEP@niu.edu.

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