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Displaying 30 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (August 16, 2018)
Date Event Location Description
Sep 11, 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 September 11th.  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.

Sep 13, 2018 Becoming an Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader Lincoln Land College 1 Lincoln Land Drive, Litchfield, IL 62056

This two day session is for teacher leaders (department chairs, directors, union leadership, head teachers, and instructional coaches) to help ensure success in their roles.  These sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Foundations to lead, coach, and support fellow teachers.
  • Essential skills needed to build relationships.
  • Partnering and collaboration to support others.
  • Strategies to identify and remove barriers of resistance.
  • Supporting the whole child with emphasis on social-emotional learning.

The cost of the two day training is $100/person.  Participants who complete the two day training will receive 11 PD hours. (5.5 PD hours/day)

Sep 17, 2018 Utilizing Inquiry Skills to Teach the New Financial Literacy Standards! ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This professional development session will focus on two of the new features in the Social Studies standards: Financial Literacy and Inquiry Skills.  Our focus on financial literacy standards provides lesson plans that can be replicated in the classroom. In addition, we will break down the inquiry standards to make it easy to apply to any standard.  The goal of this workshop is to make sure these new requirements are easy for teachers to implement in their classrooms.

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

Sep 18, 2018 Autism: Identification, Interventions, & School Programs ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This training is developed to teach participants how to increase positive behaviors and learning in students within the school environment who are (or may be) diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Strategies and interventions along with recommended books/websites will be shared to increase student learning and social/emotional well-being.

The cost to attend this workshop is $50/person.  Participants who complete the workshop will receive 5.5 PD Hours.

Sep 20, 2018 Becoming a Trauma Informed School ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This two day training is designed for district/school teams to be trained on trauma informed strategies and how to implement school wide.  By the end of this training teams will be able to: 

  • Understand how trauma effects the brain development, learning, and behavior
  • Learn multiple classroom strategies that can reach these hard to reach students
  • Assess current needs of school/district
  • Develop a three year gradual implementation plan to become trauma sensitive, trauma responsive, and trauma informed
  • Analyze qualitative/quantitative date to evaluate program's effectiveness
Sep 24, 2018 Teach Like a Pirate 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 the assigned reading selection each week.

*Respond to Guiding Questions for the reading selection each week via the book study listserv.


The cost of the book study is $35 (plus book)/person.  Each participant who completes the book study will receive 12 PD Hours.


Sep 25, 2018 Teaching Students with Dyslexia to Read ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

One in five students in the United States is dyslexic; most are not diagnosed and will probably never have an official diagnosis, they simply struggle in silence.  Since 1930, educators who work with dyslexic students and research best practices for addressing their learning needs have know that systematic, intensive, multi-sensory instruction that focuses on phonemic awareness and phonics is the key to teaching students with dyslexia to decode so that they may read fluently and comprehend what they are reading.  The workshop will introduce teachers to the basics of teaching dyslexic students to read along with some history and facts about dyslexia and characteristics of dyslexic learners.

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

Sep 26, 2018 Physical Education Workshop/USTA - Teaching Tennis in a Gym Setting ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This three hour workshop will provide hands-on activities for teaching tennis in a gym setting. Courts are not required.  Lessons plans that were developed by the USTA in conjunction with SHAPE America and meet the national physical education standards and current grade level outcomes will be provided at the workshop. This workshop is ideal for K-12 physical education teachers.

The cost to attend this workshop is $25/person.  Participants will receive 3.0 PD hours.

Sep 27, 2018 AA #1890 Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework: Are Your Students on PaCE to Thrive? ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Through a collaborative process of learning, use the Postsecondary and Career Expectations
(PaCE) Framework and the On PaCE to Thrive community guide to impact the college and career readiness of your students. Outcomes include a plan to implement college and career readiness activities aligned to the new PaCE Framework, which was a result of the Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Act and has been adopted by four state P20 education agencies - ISBE, ICCB, IBHE, ISAC. Tools and resources will be shared to measure current college career readiness, plan for individual district needs and result in greater engagement with the community.

The cost of the training is $75/person. Each participants who completes the training will receive Administrator Academy Credit or 5.5 PD hours.

Sep 28, 2018 Growing Up Wild Science Workshop for PreK-2nd! ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This science workshop is designed for children age 3-7 and will help build on their sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Teachers will receive an activity guide with 27 field tested, hands-on, nature-based, ready-made thematic units. 

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

Oct 15, 2018 What do Principals Look for When They Observe and Evaluate? Tips to Help you Rock Your Evaluation! ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

So what exactly is my principal looking for when he/she comes into my classroom to observe me? We will dig in to the nuts and bolts of the teacher evaluation by taking a deeper dive into the 4 domains, distinguish the qualities of each rating and practice rating various teaching scenarios. 

The cost of the training is $25/person. Each participant will receive 5.0 PD hours.

Oct 16, 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 18, 2018 Supporting English Learners in a Language Rich Environment ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This session is an interactive approach to creating a language rich experience for all students. The presentation begins by providing an overview what it means to be an English Learner, and an explanation of a language rich environment. Best-practice interactive activities are embedded throughout the presentation. The activities offer the attendee an experience to feel like an English Learner, while learning effective strategies that can be implemented into any content at any grade level.

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

Oct 19, 2018 36 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

New to Google Classroom?  This workshop will show you how to set up GClassroom, create assignments and assessments, and discuss tips on organization.  We will also talk about both the students' and the teachers' workflows, and a quick look at some websites that play nicely with Google Classroom.

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

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 Edwardsville, IL

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’ll Learn:

Strategies for minimizing interruptions, so you can focus even if you’re “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 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 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 7, 2018 Listen! Students are Talking to Us in Their Classroom Assessments and Homework with Bobb Darnell ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Student achievement data and homework are packed with valuable information. To improve both learning and teaching, start using assessments to listen to what students are saying about their learning strengths, challenges, and needs. Discover powerful practices for creating classroom assessments and see how you can match classroom achievement data to high-yield, evidence-based strategies.  Learn additional ways to create meaningful and motivating homework assignments that inform you and students about learning progress and needs.


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

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 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.

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.

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.