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Displaying 40 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (October 20, 2019)
Date Event Location Description
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 22, 2019 K, 1st, and 2nd Grade Roundtable Meeting ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

This will be a breakout style roundtable meeting for all, K, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers.  Bring your great minds and lets share ideas: Projects you do with your class, seating options you've been trying, classroom management, technology in the classroom, you name it we can discuss it.  What a great time to get reinspired and take home a new idea to share!

This event is FREE and each participant will receive 2.5 PD hours.

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 6, 2019 Legal Issues Facing School Counselors ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Join us for the morning and let us help you and your district navigate the legal issues unique to school counseling.

Topics to be covered include: Student Records (Temporary vs. Permanent), FERPA, Illinois Student Records Act, Liability Issues for School Counselors, Mandated Reporting, and Case Law Impacting School Counselors and Social Workers

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

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 13, 2019 Vaping & Self Harming Behaviors ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Electronic cigarettes which deliver nicotine without smoking have emerged in the past decade as a popular alternative to tobacco cigarettes. They may offer benefits to some smokers already addicted to nicotine. However, e-cigarettes also deliver a set of risks and unknowns—especially for teens. During this training we will learn about what vapes look like, what can be added to them, and the warning signs for possible addiction to nicotine and other substances used in vapes. We will also talk about when it's appropriate to refer to substance abuse treatment. Training will be presented by Jeannetta Workman

Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgement and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence. During this training we will learn the definition of self-injury including behaviors beyond cutting one’s self. We will look at the differences between normal child/teen behavior and pathological self-harm; what factors lead to someone self-harming as well as how to recognize when it is happening. We will also discuss appropriate interventions, when a referral may be needed for treatment and when a suicide assessment is warranted. Training will be presented by Sara Wood

The cost to attend this training is $25/person and breakfast will be provided. Each participant will receive 3.0 PD hours upon completion of this training.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Nov 14, 2019 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 15, 2019 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.

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 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.

Nov 19, 2019 Introduction to Co-Teaching ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

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

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

The cost to attend this training is $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 21, 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.

Nov 21, 2019 Implementing the World-Readiness Standards ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

With the newly enacted World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages here in Illinois comes a great challenge for World Language teachers. How do we put these standards into practice? How do we assess student progress? We will explore all aspects of the standards including a wide variety of supporting documents, examine the curricular impact of the W-RS on the classroom, explore some model curricula, and include collaboration time to work on your own curricula.

Please bring your current curricula or have access to it. Laptops are encouraged. This is a K-12 training.

Presenter: Cathryn Harshman, Spanish teacher at Arthur-Lovington-Atwood Hammond High School

Cost: $25/participant (Lunch will be provided)

PD Hours: 5.0 

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 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 22, 2020 Stressed Brains Can't Learn and Restorative Practices for PreK Teachers ROE #3 Professional Development 1500 W Jefferson St. Vandalia, IL 62471

Join us in the morning half day for “Stressed Brains Can’t Learn”. This workshop reveals the effects that trauma can have on young brains and how it affects learning. Practical classroom strategies will be shared in how to help these young learners be more successful in school.

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.


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 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 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 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.

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.

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.