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Displaying 30 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (January 29, 2020)
Date Event Location Description
Jan 29, 2020 Technology Toolbox for Educators ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471
Are you looking for a Tool to Use in Your Classroom?

Some of the most effective teaching practices come from classrooms where technology is used as a tool for teachers, not a substitute for them. Come learn about the HUGE and PRACTICAL array of technology tools created to serve a multitude of functions in your classroom.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook along to the training.

The cost to attend this training is $75/person and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training. 


Jan 30, 2020 How to Be the Best Teacher for a Child with Autism while Maintaining a Happy Classroom ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

This workshop is designed to provide teachers and educators a working knowledge of how an individual with autism thinks, the principles behind why children with autism respond the way they do, and the perspective needed in the classroom to work with this unique population of individuals effectively, increase the likelihood of their success, while making the classroom experience better for yourself, the child with autism, and all of his/her classmates. These strategies work for all students - not just students with autism!  

The cost to attend this training is $75/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion. Registration will begin at 8:30.

Feb 5, 2020 Standards-Based Grading is Really Not About Grading by Steve Oertle Mannie Jackson Center 1210 N Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025

We will take a deep dive into not only the WHAT and HOW of standards-based grading, but the WHY as well. When you know your why, your what and how have more impact. 

 

After building purpose on a strong foundation, attendees will roll up their sleeves and dig into tasks in which they will discover WHAT components must be in place to effectively develop and use standards-based reporting in both schools and classrooms. This session will empower attendees to make connections between standards, assessments and best practice instruction.

 

The final portion of the workshop will address the HOW. District, schools and classroom teachers will develop an action plan for implementation wherever they are in the process regardless of their role in the system. Everyone will have time to develop action steps that will lead to greater clarity of purpose, a more impactful system for communicating growth and achievement and ultimately a student-led learning environment in which students are their own teachers. 


Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The cost to attend this training is $120/person and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive 6.5 PD hours upon completion of this training.

 



Feb 5, 2020 Making Schools Safe for LGBT Youth ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

As educators, we are honored and obligated to meet the needs of all students. Research shows students who are gay, lesbian or transgender or perceived to be gay, lesbians transgender experience a greater risk of suicide, substance abuse, dropping out of school and are often targets of violence and bullying. This workshop is designed to help teachers understand the backgrounds and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students and staff. We will also develop strategies that insure a safe and productive environment for all students.

This training is FREE to attend and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Feb 6, 2020 Accommodations and Modification Strategies for Executive Functioning ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Description: This workshop is geared to assist K-12 general and special educators in identifying the process of adapting curriculum, instruction and assessments for all students, including students with disabilities. Participants will be given resources to utilize accommodations in their curriculum and assessment practices. There will also be an overview of executive functioning deficits and strategies to incorporate in the classroom. Time to collaborate and work on developing interventions and differentiated curriculum will be provided.

Targeted audience: General and special education teachers, administrators and all related support personnel.

Presenter: Jenny Seachrist, Special Programs Director, Effingham Unit 40

The cost to attend this training is $100/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of this training.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Feb 7, 2020 e-Learning Days Workshop Guidance and Best Practices for Administrators ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

As e-learning moves from theory to practice, educators need to be aware of recent legislation changes that include more stringent requirements to ensure participation and equity of access for all students. Because of this, drafting an e-learning plan is new territory. This workshop is designed to help school and district administrators navigate the new requirements and draft a high-quality and inclusive plan.

Presenter: Matt Jacobson, Online Learning Specialist LTC

The cost to attend this workshop is $75/participant. Each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours upon completion of the training.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. 

Feb 11, 2020 The Art of Communication: Body Language and Other Essential Skills ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Everyone believes they know how to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, we are incorrect. Even the best communicators fail to connect with their audience most of the time.  Working with peers in a human laboratory, our talents come alive, versus reading the concepts from the written page.  The work of effective communication is exhausting, but the rewards of acquiring skills last a lifetime.  We become better educators, better co-workers, and better people.  Why improve as communicators? It is crucial to improve the quality of our lives, and the lives of those around us.

This workshop is FREE to attend and Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 6.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  Substitute costs will be reimbursed by the Masons.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Feb 12, 2020 Human Trafficking 101 ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. It enslaves tens of thousands of people here in the US: women, children, and men who are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. They are held by force or coercion, unable to walk away, doing things they don’t want to do. Survivors face daunting challenges as they come out of “the life”. An individual forced into trafficking rarely asks for help, whether out of fear or because they don’t identify as a survivor of trafficking. Survivors are often hidden in our midst: in our schools, churches, and neighborhoods. This is why it’s critical that we, as a community, are able to identify survivors and develop effective responses to walk with survivors until they are able to receive long-term help. In addition to operating a safe house for survivors of human trafficking called Eden’s Glory, we help equip organizations and communities to develop their own response to the issue. We train thousands of people each year to identify trafficking in their own community, teach prevention techniques to children and their families to keep youth safe, and equip service providers to use a trauma-informed approach in caring for survivors. We believe every person has a role to play in the movement to end modern slavery. All of us—young or old, professional or youth—can work together to help bring hope and healing to our communities. 

Presenter: Ginger Coakley, Executive Director at Eden's Glory

The cost to attend this training is $75/person and breakfast will be provided.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours upon completion of the training.

Feb 12, 2020 Introduction to Co-Teaching ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Two professionals are better than one! Join us in learning about how to implement a co-teaching model that benefits students of all abilities by pairing a general education teacher with a special education teacher.

With inclusion on the rise, teachers are sharing classrooms more than ever and becoming an effective co-teaching partner is a teaching essential. With the onset of a new school year right around the corner, meanwhile, it's imperative to begin devising and building positive co-teaching strategies.

The cost to attend this training is $100/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.



Feb 13, 2020 You, The Parent, and The Child with ADHD ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are in general and special education classes alike.  This disability can be a pervasive issue that crosses the academic and social/emotional development of a child. Come and learn what it is like to have ADHD from a Mom (and Special Educator of over 20 years) of a child with ADHD.  Learn about what it is like from a child's perspective as well as teaching tips and strategies, along with a better understanding of the disability as a whole. 

Presenter: Dana Bivens, Family Engagement Coordinator, Highland CUSD #5

The cost to attend this training is $100/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Feb 18, 2020 Cool Tool Librarian Duel ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Come join us and learn about exciting technology tools at our annual librarians training. Some of the tech tools include Boomwriter, Book Creator, Typito, Pencil Code, and many more! At the end of the day we will also have some time to roundtable so bring your ideas to share. 

The cost to attend this training is $75/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 5.0 PD hours upon completion of the training.  

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Feb 19, 2020 SO YOU WANT TO BECOME A GOOGLE CERTIFIED TRAINER? ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Join us for Google Certification Training to Prepare for the Level 1 Google Certification Test

This workshop is designed for educators and classroom teachers who wish to become Google Certified. Matt Weld will go through the requirements of the exam and help all participants review the skills that are needed to pass the exam. Topics covered will include: 

  •  Intro to the Test (What to expect theory behind Google, Digital Citizenship)
  •  Collaboration Tools (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Drawings)
  • Non-GSuite (Chrome, Googlet, YouTube, Google Maps/Earth, Blogger) 

The cost to attend this training is $75/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Feb 20, 2020 Women in Leadership Conference DoubleTree in Mt. Vernon, IL

Join us for our first annual Women in Leadership Conference! It is a must for all professional women. We will gather to learn, engage, and grow through networking opportunities, viable breakouts, engaging panel discussions, and our inspirational keynote, Beth Houf.

The cost to attend this conference is $125/person. Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Feb 20, 2020 Fitting It All In: Engaging Students in Social Science Through the Inquiry Process (K-12) ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

K-5 and 6-12 teachers face different challenges when working to implement the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science. Join us as we have TWO ISBE Content Specialists here to address inquiry-based social science and the unique challenges of social science in various grade bands. This full-day workshop will not only discuss what inquiry is and why it’s important but will also focus on how to engage students in the social sciences using a five-stage inquiry process. Breakout time will be provided by grade-band to discuss the unique challenges and potential supports available specific to K-5 and 6-12 classrooms. All participants will leave with a variety of strategies and resources to support inquiry including some NEW resources created in 2019.


A large portion of the afternoon of this full-day training will be a chance to begin to incorporate what you’ve learned into your classroom and network with other colleagues from the area. Planning and work time will be provided with the opportunity to break up by grade level to collaborate and begin planning a unit to use this school year. Presenters will be available to provide guidance and answer questions as participants work. To maximize the effectiveness of your afternoon, please bring or have in mind curricular materials that you’d like to adapt into a unit of inquiry.


The cost to attend this training is $50/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Feb 25, 2020 Music Educators Conference ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Attention Music Educators!! Come join ROE #3 in conjunction with ILMEA for our one day Music Educator's Conference on February 25th.  Topics to be covered include the following:

Student-Led Music Learning

Move beyond Danielson compliance with student ownership to create experiences that don’t sacrifice ensemble quality but instead lead to lasting learning. This session gives quality thought to developing curriculum and creating classroom culture that allows for student leadership that is meaningful for student and program growth.

Rehearsal Techniques

Rehearsals are the vehicle which directors use to take their students on a musical journey. Whether you are a high school band director or an elementary general music teacher, if you give a performance, you rehearse your group. This workshop guides K-12 music educators through a rehearsal audit, helping directors evaluate their preparation, process and effectiveness. Discussions, examples and tools will be used to help educators examine and renew their rehearsal process.

Illinois Music Learning Standards: Tier 2 - From Standards to Assessment

ISBE has adopted the new Fine Arts Learning Standards to be implemented statewide in the 2018-2019 school year. The sessions below are tiered to accommodate districts at different points in the implementation process.

Each participant will receive 5.0 PD hours upon completion of the training.  The cost to attend the training is $75/person and lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.


Mar 2, 2020 Braving the Wilderness Electronic Book Study ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

This timely and important online book study will challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, schools, and culture. The book study will begin on March 2nd and conclude on April 20th. The cost of the book study is $35/person. Each participants who completes the book study will receive 10 PD hours.

Mar 18, 2020 HS Math Networking ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. 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.

The cost to attend this training is $75 and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Mar 23, 2020 AA #2001: Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

The learning outcomes for the two-day academy include:

- Participants will be able to use assessments and measurement models in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers and to understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth.

- Participants will be able to use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected and best practices relative to evaluating student growth, to link teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results.

- Participants will create, in collaboration with teachers, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals.

- Participants will communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers to set goals and improve practice.

- Participants will demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings (i.e., excellent, proficient, needs improvement, and unsatisfactory).

- Participants will observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas provided to varied and multiple student populations (i.e., English language learners, students with IEPs, students in career and technical programs, etc.)

- Participants will use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice, to link teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results.

- Participants will know how to create, in collaboration with teachers, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth and assist teachers in aligning PD and goal-setting to SIP goals.

- Participants will communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers to set goals and improve professional practice.

- Participants will understand sources of personal bias and be able to recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results.

Evaluators will be required to complete pre-session learning components for this course. If you do not complete the pre-session learning components in the required time frame prior to the workshop, you will not be allowed to attend the workshop and will still be responsible for the registration fee.  

Presenters: Annette Hartlieb, Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools for ROE #3 & Angela Reeter, Division Administrator for Education Services at ROE #3

The cost of the two day training is $375/person. 



Mar 26, 2020 Becoming a Trauma Informed School - Planning for Year 3 ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Planning for Year 3 of Becoming A Trauma Informed School will provide teams time to reflect on their Year 2 Plan, share successes and pitfalls of year two, and be given guidance on planning for year three implementation. Teams will leave with an action plan for Year 3.

In order to attend this training schools must be in their 2nd year of Becoming a Trauma Informed School.

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


Apr 21, 2020 Leadership Lessons Learned from Gettysburg ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

For three tumultuous days in 1863, Gettysburg was the backdrop for one of the Civil War's most dynamic encounters. Decisions made, opportunities missed, passions sparked and conversations avoided changed the course of our country.  During this administrator academy we will look at Gettysburg's leaders, lessons and legacy with a clear, contemporary purpose: to set the stage for you to prepare for your greatest challenges.

Presenters: Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent of Schools & Annette Hartlieb, Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools

This administrator academy is $100/person and lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Each participant will receive administrator academy credit or 5.5 PD hours.

Apr 23, 2020 AA #2001: Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

The learning outcomes for the two-day academy include:

- Participants will be able to use assessments and measurement models in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers and to understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth.

- Participants will be able to use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected and best practices relative to evaluating student growth, to link teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results.

- Participants will create, in collaboration with teachers, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals.

- Participants will communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers to set goals and improve practice.

- Participants will demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings (i.e., excellent, proficient, needs improvement, and unsatisfactory).

- Participants will observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas provided to varied and multiple student populations (i.e., English language learners, students with IEPs, students in career and technical programs, etc.)

- Participants will use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice, to link teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results.

- Participants will know how to create, in collaboration with teachers, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth and assist teachers in aligning PD and goal-setting to SIP goals.

- Participants will communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers to set goals and improve professional practice.

- Participants will understand sources of personal bias and be able to recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results.

Evaluators will be required to complete pre-session learning components for this course. If you do not complete the pre-session learning components in the required time frame prior to the workshop, you will not be allowed to attend the workshop and will still be responsible for the registration fee.  

Presenters: Annette Hartlieb, Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools for ROE #3 & Angela Reeter, Division Administrator for Education Services at ROE #3

The cost of the two day training is $375/person. 


Apr 30, 2020 AA #1865 Principal Evaluation Retraining and Initial ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

The administrative academy seeks to improve interrater reliability in the assignment of performance evaluation ratings for principals. Using case studies, participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to evaluate and rate principal performance. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals and assistant principals. 

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Garrison, Vandalia CUSD #203 Superintendent

The cost to attend this administrator academy is $200/person and lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Upon completion of the admin academy each participant will receive administrator academy credit.


Jun 1, 2020 AA # 1448 Teacher Evaluation Retraining (Domains 2 and 3) ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

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.

The cost to attend this training is $200/person and lunch will be provided. Upon completion of this training each participants will receive administrator academy credit.

Presenters: Marvin Warner, ROE #41 and Annette Hartlieb, ROE #3

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.


Jun 5, 2020 Area V Secretaries' McKinney-Vento Homeless Training The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S. DeMazenod Drive, Belleville, IL

"You Are The Heart Of Your Workplace" In this workshop, you will learn how April Stallworth, Certified Life Coach, Speaker, and Executive Assistant, create H.E.A.R.T., the national award-winning program for Administrative Support Professionals. Discover how the 150+ support team members in her Public School District all came together to improve their work environment and how you can do something similar at your place of employment too. Learn the importance of vision and how critical it is to know what you want and have the courage to ask for it. You will leave this interactive, fun and engaging session inspired and motivated with action steps in hand!

Following our keynote we will have an homeless training for all of our attendees.

The cost to attend this training is $25/person and lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. 

Jun 11, 2020 Resiliency: What it is, Why It Matters, And How We Can Use Assessment Strategies to Foster It In Our Learning Spaces N.O. Nelson Campus - LeClaire Room, 600 Troy Rd. Edwardsville, IL 62025

Resiliency has been described in many ways. To pick one’s self up after falling down, to be like ‘Gumby’ – the green rubber fictional character that literally bounces back from every setback, or to 'bend like a willow but not break'. The American Psychological Association defines ‘resilience’ in part as the ‘process of adapting well in the face of adversity.’ In health, sport and business, some cite resilience as the number one predictor of success or failure. Research suggests we can increase our levels of resilience by the mental and physical habits we adopt and practice. A resilient person does not avoid stress, but rather learns to tame and master it. If this is true, what are some ways that we can foster resilience by the design of our classroom systems and routines? In this session we will explore a variety of ways that we can help students re-frame difficulty, talk more openly about temporary struggles, and learn from setbacks. Assessment will be one of the primary lenses we will use to explore the topic of resiliency, as it is a tool that hold great power and forms an integral part of our learning. 

 

In addition to the themes discussed above, this full-day session will explore specific tools including:

 

·       Sharing circles - how to facilitate them, guidelines and possibilities.

·       The power of using strength-based language in assessment.

·       Designing open-ended and exploratory learning that is linked to standards - and how we could assess it.

·       Blending traditional content requirements with project-based learning.

·       'Desirable Difficulties' (Bjork and Bjork). 

·       Student self-reporting.

·       Ongoing assessment opportunities and structures.

·       Re-examining homework routines...and more.


Presenter: Myron Dueck


Over the past 22 years, Myron has gained teaching and administrative experience in both Canada and New Zealand in subjects ranging from grades 4 to 12.  Beginning in 2006, Myron developed a number of grading, assessment and reporting systems with his classes in which students have greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive and play a significant role in the reporting of that learning.  Myron has been a part of administrative teams, district groups, school committees and governmental bodies that have further broadened his access to innovative ideas.  Myron has shared his stories, tools and first-hand experiences with public, charter and international school educators around the world, and recently his presentations have diverged to include global education trends and broader socio-economic realities that impact learning. Myron has twice been published in EL Magazine. His best-selling book, Grading Smarter, Not Harder– Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn was released by ASCD in July 2014 and in 2015 ASCD released a video project based in his own school district entitled ‘Smarter Assessment in the Secondary Classroom’. In 2019, ASCD released the first of a three-part online streaming series entitled 'Ask Them', hosted by Myron, looking at how we include students in assessment. The series includes John Hattie, Lorin Anderson, Celeste Kidd and more. 

 

Myron lives in Summerland, BC, Canada with his wife and two children and is Vice-Principal for Assessment and Innovation in his local school district – Okanagan-Skaha 67.


The cost to attend this training is $125/person and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive 6.5 PD Hours upon completion of the training.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.


Jun 12, 2020 AA #3000, 3001, 3002 - Student Growth Mannie Jackson Center 1210 N Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025

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.

The cost to attend this academy is $200/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive administrator academy credit upon successful completion of the academy.

Presenters: Steve Oertle, Roxana CUSD #1 and Angela Reeter, ROE #3

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.


Jun 15, 2020 Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem- Keizer System ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471
Assessing Student  Threats: Implementing the Salem Keizer System is a 2 day hands-on, interactive, lab type training that will allow your staff and administration to implement a threat  assessment system that follows the recommendations of the Safe Schools Initiative and the prescriptive outline provided by the FBI.  This training will cover an introduction to the basic concepts of threat  assessment, youth dating aggression as well as domestic violence, the threat  assessment process for schools, and analyze case studies. 

HB 1561 (Crespo, D-Streamwood) requires all school boards to develop threat assessment protocols and create threat assessment teams. Additionally, it allows receipts from county wide sales tax for school facilities and health/life safety funds to be used for personnel such as school resource officers or mental health professionals. The bill is now Public Act 101-0455, effective August 26, 2019   

This two day training is $200/person and lunch will be provided both days. Each participant will receive a copy of the Assessing Student  Threats: Implementing the Salem Keizer System and 11 PD hours upon completion of the two day training.  Districts are strongly encouraged to bring a team to this training. 


Jun 17, 2020 Cultivate Math Mindedness in All Students ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471
Join us as we reimagine mathematics instruction and explore strategies for building an intuitive understanding of math concepts from Kindergarten through High School. By recognizing common threads and making connections between math standards across grade levels, we can become better mathematics educators and help ALL of our students discover just how math-minded they can be.

In this session, participants will:
  • Experience several examples of using a CRA (Concrete Representational Abstract) progression for teaching mathematics concepts at all grade levels
  • Explore simple, yet powerful tools that provide a concrete foundation for building student understanding of challenging mathematics concepts
  • Use K-2 strategies of composing and decomposing to make sense of traditionally challenging concepts in later grades (such as fractions and decimals, expressions and equations, and area and volume)
  • Decode and reinterpret commonly misunderstood standards at various grade levels
  • Trace the learning progression of concepts (such as fractions, multiplication, and division) from elementary school through high school, and identify opportunities for making connections between student prior knowledge and new mathematical content

The cost to attend this training is $100/person and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Jun 18, 2020 Second Chances for Second Chance Readers ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Second-chance readers” are those who somehow, for multiple reasons, have fallen through the cracks of our schools. Don’t ever assume that these struggling readers don’t unlock the mystery of reading. Even when they have “attitude”, don’t misread that as lack of interest. It’s often just the opposite. They doubt their own abilities and carry humiliation, embarrassment and yes, anger because they feel like failures. Just know, they have a hidden urge to read like everyone else. Come learn about strategies to engage these readers.

The cost to attend this registration is $75/person and lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of this training.


Jul 30, 2020 Look At My Happy Rainbow Kindergarten Smorgasboard Lewis and Clark Community College - N. O. Nelson, LeClaire Room 600 Troy Rd #109, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Join national presenter and amazing Kindergarten Teacher Matt Halpern or a day filled with four mini-workshops specifically for your Kindergarten students! Matt will cover the following workshops throughout the day: Project Based Learning Step by Step, Student Driven Goal Setting in Reading and Writing, Bringing Nonfiction to Life with Shared Learning, and Teaching with Games: Learn to Play and Play to Learn.


- Project-Based Learning Step-by-Step
How can you bring project-based learning into your instruction? Join Matt for step-by-step guidance from generating
ideas for projects to project planning and successful implementation. Using numerous examples from his own
classroom, Matt will also show you how it looks and feels and offers planning tools and project-ready rubrics and
handouts.

- Student-Driven Goal Setting in Reading & Writing
Involve your students in setting and re-visiting reading goals that keep them focused and propel them towards benchmarks. Their buy-ins and engagement will skyrocket! Matt outlines simple ways to keep your goals and your students' visible and demonstrate different tools that will help them persist in reading improvement and succeed.

- Bringing Nonfiction to Life with Shared Reading
Integrate more content into your busy days, without the struggle, using shared reading! Matt shows how to use shared reading as a time to weave science content into a fun, interactive reading experience. Using new titles, experience a variety of ways students can participate in this engaging literacy activity. Plus, identify various nonfiction topics and investigate extension activities that keep the learning group.

- Teaching with Games: Learn to Play & Play to Learn
What Kindergartner doesn't like to play games? Teachers loves them, too-they're fun tools for both academic and social learning. Matt demonstrates simple games to engage your games, reinforce concepts, develop problem-solving skills, build a growth mindset, and best of all make kids WANT to learn.

The cost to attend this workshop is $125/person and lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Each participant will receive 6.0 PD hours upon completion of this training.