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Displaying 32 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (December 8, 2019)
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Dec 12, 2019 December Principal Breakaway ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Come join us for a day of networking and Creative Consequences!

Take Trauma Informed practices and addressing challenging behavior to the next level: the level of creative discipline. What to do after restorative circles? How to engage staff and students? How to ensure mutual respect and relationships are the foundation of a school building/classroom? How to go/think outside the box? In this training these and other questions will be answered through hands-on, brainstorming activities, along with research and next steps.

Presenter: Dr. Anne Reinking, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in the Department of Teaching and Learning and School of Education Health and Human Behavior

This event is FREE and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 4.0 PD hours.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Jan 10, 2020 Digital StarLab Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

ROE #3 has purchased a new, state of the art, Digital StarLab for our districts to utilize.  The new Starlab is compact and user-friendly. The materials and activities are all available via a Macbook (NO MORE CYLINDERS!) so you can be assured that what you need to engage your students will not take the hours of preparation it would normally be to get started.

In order to check out the Digital StarLab you must be a trained presenter  

If your district has contributed to the purchase of the StarLab the training will be FREE of charge. If yours district has not contributed to the purchase the training will be available at $100/person.

Presenter: Annette McClintock

Upon completion of the training each participant will receive 2.0 PD Hours.



Jan 13, 2020 Shake Up Learning Online PLC ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

An online PLC is an ongoing process in which educators from different locations, grade levels, and backgrounds can work collaboratively toward a goal. It can be a place to ask questions, offer and receive support, view resources, get ideas, and share successes. This online PLC will be held from January 13, 2020 - February 24, 2020. The cost to participate in the online PLC is $35 and all participants will be required to purchase the book "Shake Up Learning" and collaborate through Google Classroom with the facilitator and other participants. Each participant will receive 12 PD hours upon successful completion on the online PLC.

Jan 14, 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. 



Jan 15, 2020 Keep Them on the Edge of Their Seats K-5 ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Participants will find themselves immersed in activity while learning proven student engagement strategies that can immediately be put to use in the classroom.  Everyone will leave with strategy descriptions and useful engagement tools designed to take your classroom to the highest learning level.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person and snacks & drinks will be provided.  Each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Jan 15, 2020 Keep Them on the Edge of Their Seats 6-12 ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Participants will find themselves immersed in activity while learning proven student engagement strategies that can immediately be put to use in the classroom.  Everyone will leave with strategy descriptions and useful engagement tools designed to take your classroom to the highest learning level.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person and snacks & drinks will be provided.  Each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours.  Registration will begin at 12:00 p.m.


Jan 21, 2020 Stop the Bleed Training Course (PM) ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching individuals how to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. The Bleeding Control Basics course gives participants the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder.

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. This course is FREE to attend.


Jan 22, 2020 Restorative Practices & Reducing Suspension and Expulsion Practices in Early Childhood and Preschool Settings ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Suspension and expulsion in the field of early childhood and preschool is happening at an alarming rate.  Current legislative efforts are being put into place to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in quality programs.  During this training participants will review the history and causes of suspension and expulsion, how current legislation may affect their program, and best practices and resources to implement to ensure that children and families can remain in quality programs.

In the afternoon we will be engaging in Restorative Practices. This training will give an overview of the restorative approach which 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, small impromptu conferences, and classroom circles with a focus on implementation for preschool teachers.  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 young children with meaningful opportunities to be accountable for their actions and responsible for helping to make their school a safe and nurturing place.

The cost to attend this training is $75/person and breakfast will be provided. Each participant will receive 6.0 PD hours upon completion of the training. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Jan 23, 2020 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.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person and lunch will be provided each day.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of this training.  

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Jan 23, 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.

Jan 28, 2020 AA #3014 Leading Future Ready Schools ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

The Future Ready Framework is a research based planning tool for digital learning, visioning, planning and implementation focused on personalized student learning.  Participants will gain insight to this tool and collaborate with like minded leaders to develop implementation strategies. 

The cost to attend this academy is $35/person and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive administrator academy credit or 6.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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.

Jan 31, 2020 FISH! Catch the Energy. Release the Potential. ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Great schools are powered by positive energy. The FISH! Philosophy releases the energy, enthusiasm and creativity inside each of us. It helps you build a culture where people choose to bring their best to work. FISH! identifies four simple practices anyone can use to be successful.  A practice is a skill or habit you work on every day. When you make these practices a part of your life, you will see a positive difference in your school, your relationships and within yourself.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person and each participant will receive 2.5 PD hours. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Jan 31, 2020 FISH! Catch the Energy. Release the Potential. ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Great schools are powered by positive energy. The FISH! Philosophy releases the energy, enthusiasm and creativity inside each of us. It helps you build a culture where people choose to bring their best to work. FISH! identifies four simple practices anyone can use to be successful. A practice is a skill or habit you work on every day.  When you make these practices a part of your life, you will see a positive difference in your school, your relationships and within yourself.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person and each participant will receive 2.5 PD hours.  Registration will begin at 12:00 pm.

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 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 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.

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 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 $350/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 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 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.