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Displaying 29 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (February 20, 2019)
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Feb 21, 2019 Music Educators Conference ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Attention Music Educators!! Come join us for our one day Music Educator's Conference on February 21st.  Topics to be covered include Technology Tools for Music Education, Classroom Management, and Standards-Based Grading in the Music Classroom.

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

Feb 22, 2019 Building a Road to Resilience & Effective Engagement Strategies ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

(AM) This training introduces attendees to the concept of resiliency and how to build resiliency in the youth and families they are working with.  This training challenges attendees to assess their own resiliency traits and begin exploring how their own traits impact their ability to build resiliency in youth and families.  This training will define resiliency, and explore domains, characteristics, and traits that are needed in order to build and strengthen resiliency.  This training will also identify strategies to build resiliency in outside supports and inner strengths in youth and families.

(PM) This training session will provide attendees with effective engagement strategies that can be used to engage youth and families.  The training will identify various strategies that can be done on an individual and an organizational level to increase the level of engagement between the professional and the client being served.  This training will also challenge attendees to identify barriers to engagement and identify strategies on how to overcome those barriers.  This training discusses resistance as a part of engagement and how to overcome resistance.  At the end of the training, attendees will learn the concept of resiliency and begin to explore how they can begin building resiliency in the youth and families they are working with. 
 

Feb 25, 2019 Google CS First Workshop ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

In this hands-on professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Googles free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum. As part of their CS First initiative, Google has created an entire curriculum along with all the necessary lesson plan resources to help teachers teach these skills to students in grades 4-8.


During the workshop, teachers will:

  • Review the CS First Curriculum
  • Test drive a CS First class from a student and teacher perspective
  • Develop a plan of action for teaching CS First in their classroom

Most importantly, teachers will join the growing community of CS First educators from around the world.


Participants will receive 3.0 PD hours upon completing the training. This training is FREE.



Feb 26, 2019 Getting Students to Read & Write (6th-8th) ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This workshop will provide participants with three research based recommendations and strategies that can assist students with not only actually reading the text, but engaging and comprehending what they read.  A wealth of materials will be given to each participant that can be used immediately in the classroom.

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

Feb 27, 2019 Digital Threat Assessment Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Digital Threat Assessment was developed through the need to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. These challenges have entered the education domain with force and have overwhelmed school district staff across the nation. The goal is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, along with strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise. All aspects of school safety now involve a social media or online component and we need to be prepared.

Feb 28, 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.


Mar 1, 2019 16th Annual Area Art Teacher Workshop Effingham Central School 3901 S. Banker Effingham, IL 62401 The purpose of the 16th annual area art teachers workshop is to strengthen the area of fine arts by discussing project ideas, sharing use of art supplies and/or new media, sharing text book use, project idea books, the use of art history in the curriculum, art across the curriculum and the Illinois learning standards for the fine arts.
Mar 6, 2019 Comprehensive Strategies for K-5 Teachers ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This workshop will provide literacy strategies that can be used in the K-5 classroom.  When specific strategies are clustered they can also lead to the development of literacy tasks that are aligned to the standards.  A wealth of materials will be given to each participant that can be used immediately in the classroom.

The cost to attend this workshop is $50/person.  Upon completion of the training each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours.

Mar 7, 2019 6th - 8th Grade Math Conference ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

In this training, participants will engage in a series of three content and pedagogy-specific activities. First, we’ll explore Three-Act Math Tasks; a story-telling pedagogical strategy that elicits student curiosity, collaboration, and questioning while redefining the term “real-world context” and the role that students play in the learning process. Next, participants will investigate geometric transformations by completing several critical thinking challenges using common classroom manipulatives. Finally, in an integrated STEM activity, we will use a hands-on approach to examining the science behind crop rotation systems originally implemented during the Medieval Period. This activity requires students to mathematically evaluate the efficiency of a crop rotation system, strategically complete an integers-based crop puzzle, and evaluate crop yield and profit through data analysis. Participants will receive all resources, lessons and select materials for each activity.

The cost of this training is $75/person.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.

Mar 11, 2019 HS Math Networking ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street 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.

More specific details will be coming in the near future.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person.  Each participant will receive 5.5 PD Hours.

Mar 13, 2019 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 14, 2019 Librarian's Makerspace Workshop ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

In this session, we will talk about why Makerspaces are crucial for libraries and how to get started if you haven't already.  Further, we will talk about different Makerspace activities for all grade levels, along with time to "play" with a variety of Makerspace gadgets.  We will also talk about how to attract students to your Makerspace and encourage them to participate.  Go out on a limb, learn along with the kids!

In the afternoon we will have some time to roundtable and talk about book studies.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person. Lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 5.0 PD hours upon completion of the training.


Mar 19, 2019 MYCaert Training for CTE Teachers ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

MYcaert provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career & Technical Education instruction. It not only allows access to a complete selection of instructional components, but also serves as a classroom organizational and management tool. The agenda for the morning is below:

9am Logins and Passwords plus Introductions
How to look up lessons and create a MyCaert course
Hands-on time to create all of your courses - place lessons into courses
Components of a MYcaert lesson - Teacher plan, Eunit, PPT MY community
10am Quiz - a valuable tool of MYcaert
Types of quizzes - MC. TF, Matching, Short answer
How to make quizzes - How to name quizzes
Hands-on time to create MYcaert quizzes
11am Students
Rapid entry of student names
Hands-on time to enter individual classroom students
Google address and google logins
11:45 Conclusion
Help and Blog
Survey - What additional lessons would you like MyCAERT to create
Survey - Evaluation of presenter

Each participant who completes the training will receive 3.0 PD hours.  This training is FREE.

Mar 20, 2019 AA #2001: Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

The learning outcomes for the two-day academy include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cost of the two day training is $350/person.

Mar 22, 2019 #1865 Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

The administrative academy seeks to improve inter rater 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. This data will also be analyzed to prepare administrative and school-level professional development plans. In a collaborative and supportive way, participants will prepare a targeted professional development plan that considers past results and contributes to professional and personal growth. This plan will be aligned to the school improvement plan. The instructional environment indicators will be analyzed. The purpose of the evaluation plan will be to communicate the outcomes and findings in such a manner that the principals and assistant principals set goals for improvement. Participants will analyze their personal biases while making these decisions.


Mar 22, 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:
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, aaccelerating literacy across the curriculum through engaging strategies that scaffold the language, and scaffold the learning.

The cost of this training is $75/person.  Each participant who completes the training will receive 5.5 PD hours.

Apr 4, 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 person will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.

Apr 4, 2019 Understanding and Teaching Children Affected by Poverty Indian Springs Golf Course 21347 IL 185 Fillmore, IL 62032

This training is designed for educators who wish to build a deeper understanding of the needs of children and families affected by poverty.  Poverty is not merely a financial situation, but also includes emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical aspects.  We will examine the critical role that supports systems, resources, relationships, and role models play as intervening factors.  The key beliefs this training will work from are: poverty is relative, poverty is not exclusive to any group of people, socio-economic status is a continuum and not a clear-cut distinction, and there is a difference between generational and situation poverty.  Participants will explore and practice research-based strategies to assist children affected by poverty.

This training is FREE. Upon completion of the workshop each participant will receive 6.5 PD hours.  Breakfast and Lunch will be provided each day.


Apr 10, 2019 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 April 10th from 9 to 2.  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 participant will receive 4.0 PD hours upon completion.

Apr 30, 2019 #1801 Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using The Danielson Model ROE #50 1000 S. Illinois Street Belleville, 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.


Jun 3, 2019 #3000, #3001, #3002 Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

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.


Jun 4, 2019 Kindergarten Smorgasboard - Reading and Math Galore with Mr Greg Smedley-Warren LeClaire Room N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis & Clark Community College, 600 Troy Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Join national presenter and amazing Kindergarten Teacher Mr. Greg for a day filled with four mini-workshops specifically for your Kindergarten students! Mr. Greg will cover the following workshops throughout the day: Morning Meeting, Smorgasboard of Math Strategies, Sight Words 60 Routine, and Reading Rituals & Routines!

Cost per participant will be $125/person.  Lunch will be provided. Each participants will receive 6.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.

Jun 6, 2019 AA #1451 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators ROE #41 Mannie Jackson Center 1201 North Main Edwardsville, IL

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 1 and 4, 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 pre-conference, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock pre/post 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 for Domains 1 and 4.  This course is one in a series of three courses focusing on teacher evaluator competency requirements


Jun 10, 2019 AA #1050 Recognizing and Assisting Homeless Students: What Administrators Need to Know Regency Conference Center 400 Regency Park O' Fallon, IL 62269

School administrators, teachers, and school staff will gain knowledge in understanding their responsibilities under the federal and state laws of McKinney-Vento.  This workshop will offer a comprehensive array of information about homelessness and how to support these at risk students.

The cost to attend is $100 for administrators and $50 for teachers.

Administrators will receive admin academy credit and teachers will receive 6.0 PD hours.

Jun 19, 2019 Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem Keizer System Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus 2310 W. Fillmore 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.

Jun 24, 2019 AA #2001: Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

The learning outcomes for the two-day academy include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cost of the two day training is $350/person. 

Jun 26, 2019 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.

This workshop is limited to the first 35 participants.

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


Jun 27, 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.

This workshop is limited to the first 35 participants.

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


Jun 28, 2019 Teaching Practices That Position Students Closer to Reading and Writing Excellence by Kelly Gallagher LeClaire Room, NO Nelson Campus of Lewis & Clark Community College, 600 Troy Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025

How do we decide what and what not to teach? With increased expectations and so little time to meet them, we might heed the words of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bob Seger, who asks us to carefully consider our "deadlines and commitments-what to leave in, what to leave out." In this workshop, Kelly will discuss critical decisions that underpin artful teaching, and how these decisions help to move young readers and writers closer to excellence.

The cost of this workshop is $125/person.  Lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 6.0 PD hours upon completion of the training.