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Displaying 30 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (October 20, 2018)
Date Event Location Description
Oct 22, 2018 Four O' Clock Faculty Electronic Book Study ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Participants must:

*Purchase their own book prior to the start of the book study.

  • Read two chapters per week.
  • Respond to Guiding Questions for the chapters read each week via the book study listserv.

Each participants will receive 12 PD hours.  The cost of the book study is $35 (plus book)/participant.


Oct 22, 2018 Systems for Office Effectiveness: Delivering High Performance Customer Service in Your School LeClaire Room N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis & Clark Community College, 600 Troy Rd Edwardsville, IL 62025

In this one-day workshop for school office staff and administrative assistants you will develop systems to reduce interruptions and stress, while getting more done in less time.

You will learn

Strategies for minimizing interruptions, so you can focus even if you are it in the front office

A proven process for turning your top frustrations into fine tuned systems that get more done

How to eliminate duplicated work

Key tools for empowering staff to get the information they need, without always asking you

Tech tools for working with student data, staff requests, shared calendars and communication

How your school can develop a reputation in your community for outstanding customer service



Oct 23, 2018 ROE #3 Librarian's Workshop ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

In this session, we will talk about why Makerspaces are crucial for libraries and how to get started if you haven't already.  Further, we will talk about different Makerspace activities for all grade levels, along with time to "play" with a variety of Makerspace gadgets.  We will also talk about how to attract students to your Makerspace and encourage them to participate.  Go out on a limb, learn along with the kids!

In the afternoon we will have some time to roundtable and talk about book studies.

The cost to attend this workshop is $50/person.  Each participant will receive 5.0 PD hours.

Oct 24, 2018 Free Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

If you work with or around children -You will not want to miss out on this! Fayette County Interagency Council is pleased to present this free high quality training thanks to all of our sponsors!!! Eric Nation helped start and develop Jasper County Drug Endangered Children Alliance and is a member of the National DEC Criminal Justice Working Group. He is a Certified Core DEC Instructor and has been involved in the training of thousands of professionals across the United States!


Drug endangered children are part of a growing population of children whose lives are being impacted by parental substance use or drug activity. This training will look at overcoming the challenges in aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating issues related to drug endangered children. This training will also focus on how to implement the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Approach, which has been proven to be effective in increasing the chances of better outcomes for drug endangered children and breaking multi-generational cycles of abuse and neglect. Insights about how various professionals are in a position to identify, protect, and serve drug endangered children and their families will be provided.



Space is limited . . . Register today!!


Oct 29, 2018 SAT Workshop - Test Prep Strategies ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

College Board and Khan Academy have teamed up to revolutionize the way millions of students get ready for the SAT. With the Official SAT Practice, students can receive free world-class test practice with a personalized study plan and see improvement in as little as 15 minutes per day. This workshop with provide in-depth information and interactive tasks that will engage educators on how to assist students with setting up and working in the Official SAT Practice. At the very least, beginners are asked to bring an electronic device and have a College Board account. Advanced learners will want to receive access to the K12 Assessment Reporting Tool to view “detailed reports” to see students level SAT/PSAT data from your school.

Cost to attend this training is $25/person.  Each participant who completes this training will receive 3.0 PD hours.

Oct 30, 2018 The Science of Teaching the NGSS Standards K-5 ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Phenomena Driven Instruction, Three-Dimensional Learning, and Shifting to Teaching as a Facilitator are vital to full implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.  This workshop will explore these shifts through experiences and activities.  Participants will then map out short-term and long-term goals for their individual classrooms with the support of a content specialist.  Resources, templates, and examples will be shared as we dive into what it takes to plan aligned units, lessons, and activities.

The cost to attend this workshop is $25/person.  Participants will receive 5.5 PD hours.

Oct 30, 2018 The Science of Teaching the NGSS Standards 6-12 ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Phenomena Driven Instruction, Three-Dimensional Learning, and Shifting to Teaching as a Facilitator are vital to full implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.  This workshop will explore these shifts through experiences and activities.  Participants will then map out short-term and long-term goals for their individual classrooms with the support of a content specialist.  Resources, templates, and examples will be shared as we dive into what it takes to plan aligned units, lessons, and activities.

The cost to attend this workshop is $25/person.  Participants will receive 5.5 PD hours.

Nov 1, 2018 Game Changers - Strategies that Engage Kids! ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Quack Attacks. Family Feud. The Big Green Computing Machine. What do these seemingly meaningless statements have to do with education? Everything! Come discover how changing the way students respond to YOU can revolutionize your classroom. These innovative teaching strategies, based on Genta’s 2015 book “Game Changers” are outside the box, but add whimsy and motivation to your environment. Most importantly, these ideas work and are bound to change the way the game is played in your classroom.  Mandatory materials for this energetic and inspiring session: an open mind, smile, and the desire to have a really good time!

The cost to attend this workshop is $65/person.  ($50 registration fee & $15 fee for the book Game Changers) 

Each participant will receive 5 PD hours.

Nov 2, 2018 36 MORE Things You Can Do With Google Classroom ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Now that you've been using Classroom for a while, let's look at how to really use its power for collaboration, discussion, and personalized learning.  In addition, we'll start a conversation on app-smashing:  using more than one web tool with Google Classroom to create unique experiences for both students and teachers.

The cost to attend this workshop is $50/person.  Participants will receive 5.5 PD hours.

Nov 6, 2018 Coaches Networking Meeting for MTSS/PBIS ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Join us for a Coaches Networking meeting on MTSS/PBIS on November 6th.  Anyone is welcome if you are implementing PBIS or if you are interested in learning about how to get started.  The event is free and is designed to give people an opportunity to learn about new content and also network with other schools and coaches.

This event is FREE to attend.  Each participants will receive 4.0 PD Hours.


Nov 14, 2018 AA #1898 Planning for Continuous School Improvement with EBM and ESSA ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

The focus of this academy is to help school and district leaders understand the necessary components of an effective school improvement plan and how to include the Evidence-Based Funding Model and the ESSA Plan when writing the plan. Participants will dive into the 26 Elements of the Evidence-Based Funding Model; determine subgroups to track for accountability under ESSA; identify and assign possible roles to a potential school improvement team; develop an effective communication plan to keep all stakeholders informed of the school improvement plan; and identify the components of an effective school improvement plan. Participants will leave the academy with several guiding documents that will assist them and their school improvement team in writing an effective school improvement plan.

The cost of the training is $100/person. Each participant who completes the academy will receive administrator academy credit or 6.5 PD hours.

Nov 14, 2018 Introduction to Basic Restorative Practices ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

New thinking, new practice, new result...This workshop is a practical guide for educators interested in implementing restorative practices, an approach that proactively builds positive school communities while dramatically reducing discipline referrals, suspensions and expulsions.  We will discuss the restorative practices continuum, implementation guidelines, and how and why the processes work.  The focus will be on affective language, affective questions, and small impromptu conferences.  This will be a highly engaging workshop as we work together in a circle to show how restorative practices promote strong interpersonal relationships and community building and provide students with meaningful opportunities to be accountable for their actions and responsible for helping to make their school a safe and nurturing place.

This workshop is limited to the first 35 participants.

Each participants will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  The cost to attend this training is $50/person.

Nov 28, 2018 AA # 1448 Teacher Evaluation Retraining (Domains 2 and 3) Lincoln Land College 1 Lincoln Land Drive, Litchfield, IL 62056

Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability, and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. Administrators who evaluate teachers must also recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results. School districts in Illinois must provide professional development to administrators to strengthen these skills on a sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3, and is intended to move administrators who have passed the ISBE evaluator training, and who are very familiar with Charlotte Danielson's 2011/2013 Framework for Teaching, from compliance to competency. This course requires participants to view teaching, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock evaluation conferences as evaluator, teacher, or observer. Participants will also be expected to have a high degree of inter-rater reliability when they determine a final rating based on the evidence gathered during the observations. This course is one in a series of three courses focusing on teacher evaluator competency requirements.

Nov 28, 2018 Google 101: Gmail, Calendar, Docs & Sheets ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This workshop is desgined for anyone who is on the beginning stages of Google Implementation and would like to learn more about integrating it into their school or workplace.

Nov 29, 2018 Social Emotional Learning - The What, Why, and How ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

In this PreK-12 session participants will discover the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards from Goal to Standards to Descriptors.  Activities will include analyzing adult SEL competencies and how they affect the classroom, how our students fit into stages of SEL skills and specific ways to integrate SEL skills into every lesson. Participants will also explore an collaboration kit to assist in the implementation of student collaboration.

The cost of the training is $25/person. Each participant who completes the workshop will receive 5.5 PD hours.

Nov 30, 2018 Fall Kindergarten Round Table with Adam Peterson Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center 401 N 30th Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Today Is The B.E.S.T. Day Ever!

Building positive relationships with your students is the key to a successful year.  More importantly, it's key for your students' success as learners!  In this inspiring talk Adam shares the motivation behind his B.E.S.T. Day Ever philosophy and how you can incorporate it easily in your classroom!

Play-Based Learning On A Budget

In this session Adam will show you fun, easy, and cheap ways to incorporate a play-based learning environment in your classroom.  Learn how to tie things like board games, card games, blocks, and more to your standards!  With Adam's fun tips and tricks you'll have standard driven ways for your students to learn through play!

Model, Motivate, Write, Repeat!

Writing doesn't have to be a boring, mundane task anymore!  Instead of it being something you have to find time for, you and your students will be wanting to make time for it after hearing Adam's ideas!  This session will leave you with ideas to get your students writing, keep them writing, and you'll even learn easy ways to publish class books together!

Your Classroom, Your Way

With ideas constantly being shared on social media, and curriculum changes that force new requirements on you, it's hard to remember that this is your classroom and YOU are the teacher!  Adam will end the day reminding you to make your classroom your own, and he will share some fun ways to do so!  See how Adam teaches what he HAS to teach in a way his students WANT to learn!


Dec 4, 2018 Safe Schools Training Opportunity: Planning & Preparedness for Schools ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Topics Include: 

  • Identifying Hazards in & Around Your School
  • Building a Planning Team
  • Build the Plan and Annexes
  • Relying and Working with Partners
  • Building an Exercise to Test Your Plan
  • What do you do when the investigations are over and you get the school back

The cost to attend this workshop is $75/person.  Each participants will receive 6.5 PD hours upon completion.

This training is limited to the first 25 participants.

Dec 5, 2018 Writer's Workshop + Opportunities available for Implementation Assistance with Lucy Calkins Writing Units ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

When you only have so much time...How can you be effective, meet the needs of all students, make sure you are covering the standards, bring the life back into the pen, and push writing to a whole new level for kids? Teachers will be introduced to Lucy Calkins-Writing Units of Study. As a continuation of this workshop Debbie will be offering opportunities to assist with implementation of the Lucy Calkins-Writing Units.

Cost to attend this workshop is $50/person.  Each participants will receive 5.5 PD hours.

Dec 6, 2018 AA #3000, 3001, 3002 - Student Growth Mannie Jackson Center 1201 North Main Street, Edwardsville, IL
This is the one required student growth retraining course for principal and teacher evaluators who are renewing their designations required to evaluate staff. Evaluators will be required to participate in a pre-session webinar that will review Part 50 Administrative Rules as they relate to student growth. Participants will learn how to:
1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth;
2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link teacher/principal and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results;
3. Create, in collaboration with teachers/principals, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers/principals in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals; and
4. Communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers/principals to set goals and improve practice.


Dec 6, 2018 MAP Administrator Reports ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Essential Reports for Administrators Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth reports used by school and district administrators. Develop and nurture a culture of using data regularly to inform decisions. Use MAP Growth data to make decisions that inform school improvement planning and resource allocation.

The cost of the training is $50/person.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the workshop.

Dec 7, 2018 Comprehension Strategies for Elementary and Secondary Students - An SLP Perspective ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

There is no doubt that as SLPs, we have comprehension goals written for our students. Comprehension is a life-long skill that continues to grow as more is expected of our students moving through elementary, to middle, and finally, high school. This engaging workshop will address comprehension strategies that are designed for speech-language pathologists to use, given our extensive knowledge about vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. These research-based strategies are flexible in that they can be used across grade spans with minor tweaks and modifications. Additionally, regardless of whether the SLP implements pull-out therapy or push-in therapy, these strategies can be utilized. Participants will have opportunities to practice the strategies and will walk away with additional resources for immediate implementation in the pre-K-12 setting.

The cost to attend this event is $25/person.

Dec 13, 2018 Using Circles Effectively ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

The circle is a very simple and effective technique that fosters mutual understanding and healing in a way that often seems magical.  Come join us as we explore circles in schools, an essential restorative practice.  The use of circles in diverse situations, including proactive circles for improving relationships and enhancing academics, responsive circles to solve problems and address conflict, and circles to address issues among the faculty staff and administrators, will be explored.  Come prepared for plenty of engagement as we will work in a circle to diminish the feeling of disconnectedness that permeates our modern world and restore the sense of belonging that constitutes healthy human community.

This workshop is limited to the first 35 participants.

Each participants will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  The cost to attend this training is $50/person.


Jan 16, 2019 MAP - Classroom Reports/Best Practices ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Learn to access, interpret, and apply MAP reports used by teachers such as the Teacher/Class Report and Class Breakdown Reports and apply best practices from the data.  Meet Individual student needs by identifying targeted instructional groups based on MAP goal are performance data and boost differentiation efforts by connecting to groups of students to skills in the MAP Learning Continuum. Learn to build a shared understanding of differentiated instruction with an emphasis on readiness to learn, gauge student readiness using MAP reports and identify specific instructional resources you can use to target diverse learning needs.

The cost of the training is $50/person.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion on the workshop.

Jan 22, 2019 Coaches Networking Meeting for MTSS/PBIS ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Join us for a Coaches Networking meeting on MTSS/PBIS on January 22nd.  Anyone is welcome if you are implementing PBIS or if you are interested in learning about how to get started.  The event is free and is designed to give people an opportunity to learn about new content and also network with other schools and coaches.

This event is FREE to attend.  Each participants will receive 4.0 PD Hours.


Jan 29, 2019 Making Math Delicious (Kindergarten-4th grade) ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Teachers will have the opportunity to experience activities that engage students in mathematics (counting, shapes, measurements, perimeter, area, etc.) through the use of food. Food utilized will include: Zebra Cakes, Starbursts. Toblerones, Oreos, Marshmallows, etc.

Teachers will: 1) Participate in various hands-on activities 2) Acquire corresponding handouts to work through during the hands-on activities 3) Eat or take home food utilized during the workshop 4) Have electronic access to workshop handouts after the workshop to print out and implement immediately within the classroom.

The cost to attend this workshop is $40/person.  Each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours upon completion of the workshop.

Feb 12, 2019 Making Math Delicious (5th -8th) ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Teachers will have the opportunity to experience activities that engage students in mathematics (counting, shapes, measurements, perimeter, area, etc.) through the use of food. Food utilized will include: Zebra Cakes, Starbursts. Toblerones, Oreos, Marshmallows, etc. Teachers will: 1) Participate in various hands-on activities 2) Acquire corresponding handouts to work through during the hands-on activities 3) Eat or take home food utilized during the workshop 4) Have electronic access to workshop handouts after the workshop to print out and implement immediately within the classroom.

The cost to attend this workshop is $40/person.  Each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours upon completion of the workshop.


Feb 20, 2019 Listen! Students are Talking to Us in Their Homework and Classroom Assessments with Bobb Darnell ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Students’ homework and other formative assessments are packed with valuable information. To improve both learning and teaching, start using meaningful homework and classroom assessments to listen to what students are saying about their learning strengths, challenges, and needs. Learn what research and common sense reveal about the effects of homework and formative assessment on student learning. Discover effective practices for creating meaningful and motivating homework assignments and classroom assessments that inform you and students about learning progress and needs.  Leave the session with customized homework completion strategies and additional ways to match student learning progress data to high-yield, evidence-based instructional strategies. 


The cost to attend this workshop is $75/person.  Participants will receive 5.5 PD hours.


Mar 11, 2019 HS Math Networking ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

The High School Math Teachers of ROE #3 are planning their spring collaboration workshop.  Teachers are asked to bring one item (activity, lesson, game, book, idea, etc.) to share.  Each teacher needs to bring a laptop or tablet.

More specific details will be coming in the near future.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD Hours.

Apr 9, 2019 Coaches Networking Meeting for MTSS/PBIS ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Join us for a Coaches Networking meeting on MTSS/PBIS on April 9th from 9 to 2.  Anyone is welcome if you are implementing PBIS or if you are interested in learning about how to get started.  The event is free and is designed to give people an opportunity to learn about new content and also network with other schools and coaches. 

This event is FREE to attend.  Each participant will receive 4.0 PD hours upon completion.

Jun 4, 2019 Kindergarten Smorgasboard - Reading and Math Galore with Mr Greg Smedley-Warren LeClaire Room N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis & Clark Community College, 600 Troy Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Join national presenter and amazing Kindergarten Teacher Mr. Greg for a day filled with four mini-workshops specifically for your Kindergarten students! Mr. Greg will cover the following workshops throughout the day: Morning Meeting, Smorgasboard of Math Strategies, Sight Words 60 Routine, and Reading Rituals & Routines!

Cost per participant will be $125/person.  Lunch will be provided. Each participants will receive 6.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.