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Displaying 49 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (August 19, 2019)
Date Event Location Description
Aug 21, 2019 Mandatory School Board Leadership Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This four hour training is REQUIRED for all school board members and meets the requirement set forth by 015 ILCS 5/10-16a.  The training is also open to members who have been trained but who want a refresher.  This training was developed by school board members and retired superintendents from east-central Illinois - These are the people who have walked in your shoes and by your side. The presentation features more information and interactive scenarios on the topics of:

- Education and Labor Law
- Financial Oversight and Accountability
- Fiduciary Responsibilities 

Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the training will be from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Sep 5, 2019 Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem Keizer System ROE #3 Professional Development 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. 

The cost to attend this two day training is $200/person.  Each participant will receive a copy of the Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem Keizer System and lunch will be provided both days.  Each participant will receive 11 PD hours upon completion on the two day training.

Sep 9, 2019 2 Day Teacher Mentoring Training ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Can you name a person who had a positive and enduring impact on your teaching career, someone worthy of being called your mentor? Was it a caring colleague? Or was it an assigned mentor? 

Come join us for our two day teacher mentor training and learn skills on how to make a positive and enduring impact on a new teacher's career.  Our teacher mentor training is designed to increase retention, help new teachers become more effectively quickly, and improve student outcomes. This workshop will provide opportunities for networking and mentors will leave with a toolbox of materials that will guide them in enhancing/designing their own mentoring program for their school district.

The cost to attend this two day training is $120/person and lunch will be provided each day.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day. Upon completion of the two day training each participant will receive 11.0 PD hours.


Sep 10, 2019 Depression and Suicide Prevention Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Educators attending this powerful, full-day seminar will learn and discuss the most up-to-date information on child/adolescent depression and suicide.  Participants will learn about, explore and plan, proven, effective depression/suicide prevention, intervention, and post-intervention strategies that they can bring back to their individual schools and districts.  Participants will examine the primary causes and and signs of Childhood/Adolescent depression, including those that are less apparent or "masked". Evidence-based strategies for individual counseling and mentoring, and classroom and school accommodations will be discussed.  Educators in attendance will practice a strength-based intervention model, involving the utilization of Developmental Assets.  The instructors will guide educators in developing school-wide social/emotional learning strategies.  All participants will be given time and direction in establishing their own action planning, based upon individual needs assessments in their schools. 

Sep 11, 2019 September Principal Breakaway ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Are you looking for ways to retain you current teachers and promote education? Look no farther ROE #3 has you covered at our upcoming breakaway. Join us in September to hear from Kelly West on ways to support and retain you current teachers and ways to promote education to aspiring educators. We will also discuss some ways to recruit new teachers to your districts. This event will be held on September 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m at the ROE #3 Professional Development Center. This event is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided. Participants will receive 4.0 PD hours upon completion of the breakaway. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Sep 13, 2019 Digital StarLab Training ROE #3 Professional Development 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.

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


Sep 13, 2019 Digital StarLab Training ROE #3 Professional Development 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.

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


Sep 16, 2019 Educated a Memoir 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


Sep 17, 2019 AA #3021 Supporting and Evaluating Developmentally Appropriate Practices ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This administrator academy is designed for administrators of kindergarten and preschool programs. Participants will learn how a developmentally appropriate classroom using a play-based learning model is purposefully and intentionally planned by teachers to address standards. Explicit connections to Danielson domains will be addressed. 

Target Audience – Early Childhood Administrators (Preschool, K-3 grade)

The cost to attend this academy is $25/person and lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Sep 18, 2019 How to Create A Body Confident School Environment ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Body dissatisfaction affects adolescent mental health.  It interferes with children's school performance as well as their ability to achieve potential in other areas of their lives. Research links body dissatisfaction to eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression.

Participants in this course will: 

  • Learn how body image issues arise for adolescents
  • Learn how to create a body confident school climate
  • Be introduced to an evidence-based, HECAT-standard compliant body image curriculum that can be taught in health or advisory classes in middle schools and high schools
  • Receive National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) toolkits for teachers and coaches on body image

The cost to attend this training is $50/person and breakfast will be provided.  Each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours upon completion of the training. Registration will begin at 8:00.

Sep 19, 2019 You, The Parent, and The Child with ADHD ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street 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. 

Sep 20, 2019 Teaching the Holocaust Empowering Students ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Through our signature professional development program, participants explore and gain access to a range of classroom content and consider instructional enhancements to support students’ study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its meaning in the world today. Educators enhance their own knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject. 

Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.  The cost to attend this training is $25/person.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Sep 24, 2019 Becoming a Trauma Informed School ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

You asked and we are delivering! School districts want to know “What’s Next?” or “How do we do this?” in becoming a trauma informed school. These two days are just the beginning of multiple day of trainings that will not only provide you with the answers to your questions, but offer support and guidance in implementing a gradual three-year plan. This will not be delivered as “one more thing for teachers to do,” instead it will become a shift in how we approach all students and make our schools a more positive and peaceful place for learning.   

The cost of this training is $50/person.  We encourage schools to bring teams that consist of administrators, guidance counselors, social workers, teachers and paraprofessionals.  

Participants will receive 11.0 PD hours upon completion of the two day training. 

Registration will begin at 8:30 each morning.

Sep 26, 2019 Fitting It All In: Teaching Social Science in an Already-Packed Elementary Classroom ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

K-5 teachers are charged with the heavy load of implementing a vast array of standards. Fitting these standards in an already packed school day/year and teaching social science with fidelity presents some unique challenges and raises many questions such as: How do the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science connect to the concepts and content currently being taught? What adjustments may need to be made? Where does social science fit into the already-crowded day? What does inquiry look like in an elementary classroom? This session will address these questions and allow participants to discover how to begin designing a quality social studies curriculum in an already packed classroom.

 

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.


Sep 27, 2019 Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

The Leadership in Personalized and Personalized Learning program is a capacity-building program designed to meet the professional learning needs of principals as they transition to digital and personalized learning. LPDL will prepare district leaders to plan and implement personalized learning in their schools. The program includes a four-session course comprised of online and face to face components that will enable district leaders to experience personalized and digital learning as learners.

This training will take place on September 27th, October 9th, November 12th, and December 12th. The training will be from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

PD Opportunities: 36 PD Hours;  1 AA Credit and 30 PD Hours; or 2 Grad Credits (additional fee)

Cost: $350/person


Sep 30, 2019 KIDS Round Robin ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Come join KIDS for a Round Robin Day. Topics will include Make, Take, & Cultivate; Inter-Rater Reliability; Free Choice 2.0; and Ed Camp.  All participants will receive a copy of the book Serious Fun and the free choice centers will be raffled at the end of the day.  

This workshop is FREE to attend and 6.0 PD hours will provided upon completion on the training.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Oct 1, 2019 21st Century Ms. Frizzle ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Who wouldn’t want a teacher like Ms. Frizzle? She’s funny, optimistic, and head-over-heels in love with everything science-related. Plus, she drives a pretty sweet vehicle. So fasten your seatbelts and let’s all take a magical ride down memory lane and learn how Ms. Frizzle can be incorporated into new technology of our classrooms.  Come learn how to refresh lessons, enhance student engagement, and create meaningful formative assignments by using technology.  

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

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Oct 2, 2019 Utilizing SAT Suite Data to Clear a Path for Students ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

The SAT Suite of Assessments provides a host of resources and data to educators to support students on their path to college and career readiness, but all that data can seem overwhelming at times! Join this interactive session to analyze student data reports in the College Board Assessment Reporting Portal, and collaborate with other educators about how to best utilize SAT Suite data to help students. This session will also provide key updates on the Official SAT Practice platform on Khan Academy, as well as educator resources to help staff connect the SAT Suite to classroom instruction.

 

In order to host a successful session, educators should make sure to:

  • Bring a fully charged laptop or table to run reports;
  • Confirm access to the College Board Assessment Reporting Portal;
  • Be prepared to share best practices with colleagues!

The cost to attend this training is $25/person and breakfast will be provided.  Upon completion of the training each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Oct 3, 2019 Part 2: Best Strategies to Use When Supporting English Learners ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471
The one day training  includes an introduction of the research behind the strategies, and an interactive approach to learning about the best practice strategies the D.A.R. framework offers. 

Agenda:
AM - The day begins with: a brief overview of the research and theory, set a personal goal, read and article and being working on some of the focus and motivation strategies. 

PM - Answer questions, and begin working through Input Strategies, Guided Oral Practice, and Reading and Writing. 

Wrap up  by making the information uses to each teacher by with giving the teacher codes to access many GLAD units, and resources. We will also talk about how DAR is usable in 30 mins or less each day, etc.. (ESL class or example), share real life examples of how it works in different settings and subjects.  If time..being planning a Cognitive Content Dictionary as a group/grade or class. 

D.A.R is adapted from Project G.L.A.D.

Guided Language Acquisition Design is a research-based  language learning model for ALL CHILDREN, accelerating literacy across the curriculum through engaging strategies that scaffold the language, and scaffold the learning.

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.


Oct 8, 2019 A Day in the Life of an IEP ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Come join your fellow special education and regular education colleagues as we learn about the IEP referral process.  This discussion will include information on collaborative teams and academic interventions that work in the regular education setting, as well as what happens when those interventions are no longer working or not rigorous enough to close the gaps.  From there, a mock IEP meeting will take place to role play various scenarios and issues.  When a student has an IEP and individualized education begins we will explore best practices for students with special needs both in the regular education classroom and the special education classroom.  Least Restrictive Environments will be addressed with an emphasis on inclusion with some specific case examples. 

The cost to attend this training 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 the training.

Oct 9, 2019 AA #1865 Principal Evaluation Retraining and Initial ROE #3 Professional Development 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. 

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.

Oct 17, 2019 Day 1 of 2 - Introduction to Basic Restorative Practices ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

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

The cost of this training is $50/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. and Day 2 will be held on November 14, 2019.

Oct 17, 2019 Friends of the Rainforest and Hand 2 Mind STEM CAMP for Teachers ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Are you looking to refresh your STEM lessons? Are you looking to incorporate hands on engaging STEM activities in your classroom? Would you like to inspire your students to take action for something they believe in? Join presenters Carrie Wilson Herndon from Friends of the Rainforest, and Barb Evans from Illinois based Hand 2 Mind, for a day of hands on rainforest inspired lessons and activities on incorporating STEM into your Elementary, Middle, or Biology classrooms.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. This training is FREE and lunch will be provided. 

5.5 PD Hours will be provided upon completion of the training.

Oct 18, 2019 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.

Oct 18, 2019 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.


Oct 21, 2019 ISBE 1221 Dealing with Challenging Personalities ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This course examines the causes of challenging or difficult personalities in society, with specific reference to interscholastic athletic programs. Basic management strategies include the use of emotional intelligence and transactional analysis considerations and methods. Specific protocols will be defined for dealing with individuals who “must be right,” “must win,” “must be logical” and “must be accepted.” In addition, techniques will be covered for preventing or responding to anger, sarcasm, denigration, complainers and backbiters and rigid-obstinate personalities. A model will also be discussed for creative interaction with parents who demand involvement in athletic department decision-making or who seek to influence the decisions of senior administrators.

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

Oct 29, 2019 AA# 950: Forensic Interviewing, Lie Detection, and Persuasion Methods for School Administrators ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Participants will gain a practical understanding of contemporary lie and truth discrimination. They will be able to practically apply the methods presented during every day school situations when truth is being withheld by students, parents, teachers, and /or community members. Participants will learn how to develop and customize the forensic methods presented for ongoing personal application in their respective venues.

Outcomes:

· Participants will understand forensic interviewing and forensic persuasion methods.

· Participants will know contemporary forensic truth and lie recognition methodologies.

· Participants will have a working knowledge of contemporary forensic persuasion methods and its application.

· Participants will understand the psychological aspects of prevarication.

The cost to attend this administrator academy is $150/person. Lunch will be provided.  Each participant who successfully completes this training will receive administrator academy credit.

Oct 30, 2019 Hack the Classroom with Google Extensions & Add-Ons ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Google has a wealth of add-ons and extensions for Google Chrome! Google Docs Add-On menu has over three hundred tools that can help you build documents quicker, proofread your text, add graphics, equations, signatures, and publish your work the way you want.  Google Extensions can make things simple, more accessible, more visible, more compelling, more convenient–there are dozens of potential benefits to you in your classroom.  Come discover how Google Extensions & Add-Ons will help you and your students in the classroom.

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


Nov 1, 2019 Geogebra ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Supporting all Algebra Learners with GeoGebra and Graspable Math

GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, and graphing, in one easy-to-use browser-based application. Graspable Math is reconstructing the idea of formal algebra by using digital technology that scaffolds learning algebra, supports genuine inquiry about how math works, and gives people opportunities to reason flexibly about mathematics, by allowing the user to move terms fluently to solve equations and explore the power of algebra without the frustration. Together, GeoGebra and Graspable Math make the perfect partnership for the teaching and learning of Algebra and Pre-Algebra. In this session, you will learn how GeoGebra and Graspable Math can scaffold and support all Algebra students in making sense of solving equations, factoring, graphing equations, and solving systems equations.


Supporting all Geometry Learners with GeoGebra Geometry and GeoGebra 3D

GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, and graphing, in one easy-to-use browser-based application that is supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide. In this session, you will learn how you can leverage the seamless integration of Algebra, Geometry, and 3D Geometry to scaffold and support all Geometry learners by easily creating dynamic apps that can help your students make sense of Coordinate Proofs, Compass and straightedge constructions, Transformations, 3D solids and surfaces.


Supporting all Pre-Calculus and Calculus Students with GeoGebra and GeoGebra 3D.

Join other calculus teachers as you learn how you and your students can easily create dynamic calculus apps illustrating hard-to-visualize topics. In addition to being introduced to the free browser-based dynamic mathematics software GeoGebra, you will learn how to use GeoGebra to create and explore dynamic calculus visualizations, how to provide access to other GeoGebra calculus apps to your students, how to create dynamic apps illustrating derivative, integrals, surfaces of revolution, slope fields, and surfaces with a given cross section, and how to use the GeoGebra Computer Algebra System to turn calculus lessons into pattern seeking activities.


Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost to attend this workshop is $85 and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive 5 PD hours upon completion of the training.



Nov 5, 2019 Grit and Growth Mindset Build Student Resilience ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

"Why should I try?" "This is too hard!" "I give up!" Sound familiar? The successful student is a resilient student who resists giving up.  Learn how teaching resilience can create a positive classroom that nurtures academic and social skills for all students; especially those who are at-risk.  Equipped with research from experts like Standford's Dr. Carol Dweck and Dr. Angela Duckworth, participants will return to the elementary or secondary classroom with fresh tools to promote resilience and a "growth mindset." These strategies are effective in a school, a class, a small group or with individuals.

Nov 6, 2019 Who Moved My Cheese? A A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Who Moved My Cheese? Is a simple parable that reveals profound truths about change. It is an amusing and enlightening story of your characters who live in "Maze" and look for unexpected change.  This professional development activity helps educators adapt to change as it relates to educational change.

This cost of this event 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.

Nov 12, 2019 Courage to Lead: Integrity, Authenticity, and Vulnerability ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

We lead by example.  Our youth and young adults are in need of role models who exemplify courage, integrity, authenticity, and vulnerability.  Messages of fear and hate become attractive to youth who are disenfranchised, disconnected, afraid, and emotionally wounded.  We will explain the research and practices that invites us to be courageous leaders and role models.  Will will focus on experiences and deep dialogue that allow us to model and invite youth to experience the strength of integrity, authenticity, and vulnerability.  Leadership, like all human activity, comes from self and social awareness into those we serve.  We seek to build meaningful and trusting relationships.  Servant leadership comes from integrity, authenticity, and vulnerability.  In every interaction, out ability to connect depends more and more on time honored Social Emotional Learning Skills.  We must be willing to be open to the service of raising healthy, contributing members to society.

This training 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 to the district.

Nov 14, 2019 Day 2 of 2 - 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.

Nov 19, 2019 AA #1801 Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using The Danielson Model Mannie Jackson Center 1201 North Main Edwardsville, IL

This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively:  1.  Identify evidence at the component/element level during formal and informal observations; 2.  Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain; 3.  Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations; and  4.  Learn techniques, strategies, and protocols to use when conferencing with staff about professional development.  Course participants will apply these new skills and strategies to a case study of professional practice as it relates to their work in the teacher appraisal system.

The cost to attend this administrator academy is $200/person.  Each participant will receive administrator academy credit upon successfully completing this academy.

Dec 3, 2019 The Resilient Teacher: Burnout Prevention & Self Care ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

There's a lot of talk about the social-emotional needs of students.  But as educators, are we taking care of ourselves? Or are we just counting down to the next holiday or summer break? Are we recognizing and managing our own emotions? We all have challenges and opportunities. Teachers will hear the research behind taking care of themselves and how this benefits the classroom, as well as practical ways to relieve stress.  It's time to focus on you!

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.

Dec 4, 2019 ISBE 1323 Professional Development for Athletic Personnel ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Since enactment of Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, the number of high school sports programs has increased geometrically. This pattern of growth has created an ever-increasing demand for trained coaches at all levels of high school and middle school competition. While the term “trained” may be defined variously, legal definitions, court cases and professional standards of care have clearly identified various competencies and performance expectations for coaches. In courts, these standards have placed increased responsibilities on athletic directors. First, is an obligation to carefully screen candidates for coaching positions during the hiring process. Second, is the responsibility to provide in-service training opportunities to ensure that all coaches are prepared for their work with children of variable skill and maturity levels.

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

Dec 5, 2019 AA #3000, 3001, 3002 - Student Growth Lincoln Land College 1 Lincoln Land Drive, Litchfield, IL 62056

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.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.



Dec 6, 2019 180 Days of Awesome - Celebrating Every Day of Education ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Awesome is all around us. Every day you walk into your school something amazing is bound to happen. Some days that awesome is easy to see, it comes in the form of laughter, academic progress, achieving goals, and building relationships with kids. Some days that awesome is nearly impossible to see among all the meetings, curriculum changes, displeased parents, and behavior concerns. Come along with me on this 180 day quest as we learn to focus on those little awesome moments that have the power to change everything. Because sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. 

This workshop Is full of fun, engaging, practical ideas on how any teacher at any grade level can find the awesome in every day of education and reclaim the passion for this profession. 

The cost to attend this training is $25/person. Each participant will receive a copy of the book "180 Days of Awesome" and lunch will be provided. Upon completion of the training each participant will also receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.

Dec 10, 2019 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.

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 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 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 29, 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.

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 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 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 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 7:30 a.m.

Mar 19, 2020 Becoming a Trauma Informed School - Day 3 ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Day 3 of Becoming A Trauma Informed School will provide teams time to reflect on their Year 1 Plan, share successes and pitfalls of year one, and be given guidance on planning for year two implementation. Teams will leave Day 3 with an action plan for Year 2.

In order to attend this training you must have completed the 2 Day Becoming a Trauma Informed School.

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


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.