39W556 Sheldon Lane
Geneva, IL 60134
Facilitator, Illinois Innovation Talent Project, Rounds One and Two, 2008-2012
“Engaged Tech Trainer” for Glenbard West High School, using technology to help teachers build student-centered classrooms and assessment
Certified Palm Educational Training Coordinator, June 2003
Compass Trainer [Glenbard District 87 Staff Development Program]
Co-founder of PRISM, the Gay/Straight Alliance at Glenbard West that works for all human rights
Founder of the Glenbard West Tech Squad and WIMS, a mentoring program for young women in math and science
Co-developer and teacher of Problem-Based Communications and Technology, a problem-based learning course at West
Director of PBL Collaboration between students and major law firm
Author of two textbooks that integrate technology and process writing
Member of the Faculty of the Harris Institute for Problem-Based Learning, 1996-1999 and 2001-2002
Teacher-leader in the Illinois Problem-Based Learning Network, developing new training opportunities for Illinois teachers
Founder of the Learning Skills Center, a resource program for both teachers and students, 1985-1987, designated a "National Center of Excellence" by the National Council of Teachers of English
Participant in ACE ["Assisting Change in Education"] training, 1994
Participant in three days of training by Edward deBono, 1985-1986
Founder of Page to Stage, annual performance of student writing by students, designed to provide student writers with a real audience
Chairman of Basic Council, 1984-1987, and founder of Basic Newsletter
2014 SWSWedu, “TeacherMatch: A Better Path to Teacher Induction and Retention,” Austin, Texas, March 4, 2014
2010 Global Education for the 21st Century Conference, Rockford, IL, June 2010 “PBL Partnerships that Foster 21st Century Learning Skills”
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, San Francisco, March 2003, "Problem-Based Learning: A Panel Discussion" and “Straight but Not Narrow: The Case for Straight Allies to Keep Schools Safe”
Illinois Computing Educators Annual Conference, St. Charles, Illinois, February 2003, “Handhelds and High School: From Concept to Classroom
AutoDesk “Kids Who Know and Do” Conference, San Francisco, March 2003, “Transforming Attitudes: PBL and Service”
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 1998, "Zen and the Art of Professional Development"
National Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference, Detroit, Michigan, November 1997, "Huck Finn Meets Lawrence Kohlberg: How Literature Illuminates Our Paths"
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 1997, featured speaker with "Problem-Based Learning: A Showcase for a New Vision" plus "Problem-Based Learning: A Panel Discussion"
Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development/Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Joint Conference, Naperville, Illinois, September 1997, "Zen and the Art of Professional Development"
Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Action Research Conference, Naperville, Illinois, September 1997, featured speaker: "Action Research at the Secondary Level"
Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development "Step Out of the Box" Conference, Oakbrook, Illinois, March 1996, "Project OMEGA and Problem-Based Learning"
Illinois Association of Teacher of English, Fall Conference, Champaign, Illinois, October 1995, "Weaving a Writing Workshop into an Already Packed Curriculum"
National Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, November 1992, "Computers, Collaboration, and Composition"
HISED Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, April 1992, "Hidden Voices: Creative Writing in Special Education"
National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March, 1992, "Poetry and Technology: No Oxymoron Here!"
North Shore Writing Consortium, Schaumburg, Illinois, March, 1992, "Hidden Voices: Creative Writing in Special Education"
West Suburban Writing Consortium, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, February 1992, "Page to Stage: an Annual Celebration of Student Writing"
HISED Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, April 1991, "Page to Stage: an Annual Celebration of Student Writing"
National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1991, "Providing Real Audiences for our Student Writers"
PARTICIPANT IN DISTRICT WORK
Member of District Technology and Staff Development Committees, 1999-2004
Member of Building Technology Committee, 1999-2004
Member of Multicultural Task Force (District and Building)
Member of District Strategic Plan Implementation Team
Member of District #87 Tracking Committee, Co-author of report, 1990-1992
Glenbard Education Association: Building Chair and Member of Executive Board, 1989-1991
Author, Professional Development Materials, TeacherMatch
[now part of PowerSchool, 2012-2018]
Author, Illinois Innovation Talent Problem
Booklet and Summary Report, 2008-2009
Grant writer for District 87, 1/94-6/95
Writing with Microsoft Works on the Macintosh,South-Western, 1994
Writing with AppleWorks: Better Writing Made Easier,South-Western, 1992
"Students Hired by High-Power Chicago Law Firm,"
IASCD Update, February/March 1999
"Problem-Based Learning: Connecting Students to American Literature,"
The Problem Log, Winter 1998
"Summer Sleuths: Investigating Problem-Based Learning and Scientific Literacy,"
Illinois School Research and Development Journal, Spring, 1997
"Project OMEGA: A Winning Approach for At-risk Teens,"
Illinois School Research and Development Journal, Fall, 1996
"Real Audience? We Take It from the Page to the Stage!"
English Journal , February 1993
"Don't Tell Them I Wrote That! Hidden Voices in Special Ed. English" (with Mary Kaminsky), Illinois English Bulletin , Spring 1993
"Tracking: A Rebuttal," English Journal, December 1990
"Reading's Fun -- Pass It On," Ideas Plus, Book Three, NCTE, 1985
Founder of and contributor to Glenbard West Basic Council Newsletter
Author, district curriculum:
Sophomore Basic, Honors Sequence, Comm-Tech, English 3
Illinois Writing Project training, Basic and Advanced (Leadership, 8/92)
Co-author of Nucleonics/Writing to Learn project, 1987
COLLABORATOR WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION
Co-teacher in a program using integrated service delivery, 1996-1999
Visiting co-teacher in a self-contained setting, 1990-1991
PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING LEADER
Facilitator, IMSA PBL Initiatives, 2008-2011
Associate, Center for Problem-Based Learning,
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Member of the Faculty, Harris Institute for Problem-Based Learning,
1997-99 and 2001
Member of Illinois Problem-Based Learning Network, 1995-
PBL Trainer/Staff Developer, District #87 and Niles North High School, Skokie, IL
Developer and Teacher of "Problem-Based Communications and Technology"
Regular contributor to The Problem Log, ASCD's PBL Network newsletter
MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1988-2010
Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1992-2010
Illinois Staff Development Council, 1997-2002
National Council of Teachers of English, 1971-1975 and 1980-2004
Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1980-2004
International Reading Association, 1977-1980
State of Illinois Master Teacher, 1984
Glenbard West High School, Glen Ellyn, IL, English and Reading, 1980-2004
Batavia High School, Batavia, IL, English and Reading, 1979-1980
North Haven High School, North Haven, CT, English, January-June, 1979
Orchard Hill Junior High School, North Haven, CT, Title I Reading, August 1978 - January 1979 and April-June, 1978
Fifty-eight graduate hours (post-Master's)
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven: M.S. in Reading, December, 1978
University of Wisconsin, Madison: B.S. in English and Education with Honors, January, 1970
Deborah Gerdes, retired, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506; firstname.lastname@example.org
Audris Griffith, former Principal, Deerfield High School, 1959 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015; [previously Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Glenbard West High School], email@example.com