Renowned professors to speak on classroom management

2013-05-23T00:00:00Z Renowned professors to speak on classroom managementFor The Times
May 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

UNIVERSITY PARK | The definitive voices on classroom management, Harry Wong and his wife, Rosemary Wong, will provide important insight, information, and strategies to administrators and teachers on June 24 and 25, at the Holiday Inn in Matteson.

The workshops are sponsored by the Governors State University Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education  of the College of Education in collaboration with Louisiana State University College of Human Sciences and Education.

The first day of the workshop series is geared toward helping school and district administrators and board members. “How to Create an Effective School in Less than Two Years” will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24. The Wongs will lead a day full of ready-to-implement, practical plans to improve student achievement at very little cost.

On June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Wongs will share strategies on what teachers can do to improve student achievement in “How to Be an Effective and Successful Teacher.” This workshop will be beneficial to teachers, administrators, staff developers, professors, and pre-service teachers.

“We are excited to provide this opportunity for area educators to hear Dr. Harry Wong’s comments on classroom management and student achievement,” said Alicia McCray, cirector of Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education. “Dr. Wong is credited with renewing entire schools and rescuing countless frustrated teachers and administrators.”

McCray said Harry Wong, author of “The First Days of School,” is one of the most admired educational speakers of our time.

The rate for June 24 is $185. The rate for June 25 is $99. Full-time students may attend for $49. A special twoday rate is available. For more information, call (708) 534-4024. To register, visit

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