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Displaying 27 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (April 22, 2018)
Date Event Location Description
Apr 23, 2018 Digital Threat Assessment (DTA) Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., 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. 

Apr 24, 2018 Hands-On NASA Space Science for Active Learning ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 Engage your students with hands on activities about the Sun and our solar system! Introduce scientific, engineering, and mathematical concepts as students build meaning about the Moon, reason for seasons, movement of planets, electromagnetic spectrum, scientific investigation of the solar system and more! Teachers who attend this training will utilize NASA endorsed GEMS Space Science curriculum and will gain access to the full grades 3-5 and 6-8 curriculum. Additional NASA activities will be used to further enhance classroom learning (and NASA freebies will be plentiful!)
Apr 26, 2018 Teaching Students with Dyslexia to Read ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

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

May 2, 2018 Creating a Classroom Where Struggling Readers Succeed ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

There can be a variety of factors at play that can hamper opportunities for struggling readers.  This session will outline the 'must haves' to assist struggling readers and the instructional cautions to consider as we work towards growing readers in the K-6 classroom. This session will offer scaffolding suggestions and other tools and resources to assist educators.  Special Education Teachers, RtI Coordinators, Reading Specialists, and Classroom Teachers will all benefit from this session

May 3, 2018 How Do you become Google Certified? ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

This workshop is designed for educators and classroom teachers who wish to become Google Certified. Matt Weld will go through the requirements of the exam and help all participants review the skills that are needed to pass the exam. 

May 31, 2018 Stressed Brains Can't Learn ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

Participants in this workshop will learn about the impact of developmental trauma on students, its relationship to mental health and how that manifests itself in the classroom setting. The necessity of using a growth mindset and 'trauma lens' when planning for and working with these children will be emphasized. The presenters will make the case of a perspective shift from asking the student 'what is wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?' or 'what do you need?' as an essential, component to successfully address the students needs. Trauma sensitive principles and practices that assist the teacher and the students manage their anxiety, disassociation, need for control and hyper-vigilance will be shared.

May 31, 2018 Art Camp Day 1 - Painting by the Lake Vandalia Lake

Don't delay reserve your seat for the summer paint party. Whether you aim to become the next great portrait artist, learn some new painting techniques to use with your students, or just find joy in the process of painting this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create you own masterpiece. 

Jun 1, 2018 Art Camp Day 2 - Help Market your Students Art in the Digital Age ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

How do you prepare your students to make a living with their works of art? As a working artist, it's not enough to produce are. You need to promote it as extensively too. Making sure that your work reaches the right audience and potential buyers is crucial to achieving successes. Learn how to digitally promote and market your students art work. 

Jun 4, 2018 AA #3000, 3001, 3002 (Student Growth) ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., 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.

NOTE:  Participants will have one week following the Academy to complete their A/D Component and send their completed E-Template to the presenter for review and comment.


Jun 5, 2018 Day 1 STEM Camp Code.org Computer Science Workshop K-8 ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

This workshop will provide teachers with hands-on training in CS education. Topics covered include computational thinking, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of "unplugged" classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides. 

Jun 6, 2018 Day 2 STEM Camp Robotics and Drones Playlab/Family STEM Event Tinkerlab

In the morning you will have a chance to play with several types of robots in this hands-on, problem based learning workshop. You will build and program the robot and then complete a series of challenges. In the afternoon learn how to plan your own successful family STEM event. We will discuss the logistics and then dive into the hands-on balloon cars, spinning toys air blasters, and paper type circuits. Leave the day with new ideas on increasing parent involvement. 

Jun 7, 2018 Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators AA #1865 ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

The administrative academy seeks to improve interrater reliability in the assignment of performance evaluation ratings for principals. Using case studies, participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to evaluate and rate principal performance. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals and assistant principals. 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.



Jun 7, 2018 Area V Secretaries' McKinney-Vento Homeless Training The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S. DeMazenod Drive, Belleville, IL

Come join other secretaries from throughout the 13 counties in Area V for "Survivors!"  How to Survive Your Own Jungles!" This day is especially designed for school  secretaries and enrollment personnel.  It will be a day of entertainment, great food, prizes, retail therapy, as well as valuable information on McKinney-Vento Homeless Program.


Jun 8, 2018 AA #1451 (Domains 1 and 4) 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 11, 2018 Struggling Learners ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

Expand your "everything". Bring back energy; passion; and positive attitude to students who are struggling. Unleash the power of struggling and average learners and see how to motivate them to become engaged, empowered, and ready to achieve high standards without watering down content material and lowering standards. Become more award of over 130 practices that will ignite improved student achievement and bring challenged learners the joy of success in school. Leave this session with a pyramid of interventions that fit you, students, and the classroom.

Jun 11, 2018 The Four O'Clock Faculty Electronic Book Study for Administrators

Electronic Book Study. 12 PD Hours

Jun 12, 2018 Google Camp - 2 Day Trianing CEO, 201 Staunton Rd, Troy, IL 62294

Come join ROE #3 for a two day Google Camp! Participants will have an opportunity to choose two of the following topics on Day 1: Good Drivers Ed, Google Classroom, and Google Docs. The morning session will be from 9:00-11:30 and the afternoon session from 12:00-2:30. Lunch will be provided.

Day 2: Participants will have an opportunity to choose tow of the following topics on Day 2: Google Drive, Google Slides, and Google Earth/Virtual Trips. The morning session will be from 9:00-11:30 and the afternoon session from 12:00-2:30. Lunch will be provided

Jun 13, 2018 Growing Up Wild! PreK-2nd ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

This PreK-2nd workshop will help build on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Teachers will receive an activity guide with 27 field tested, hands-on,m native-based, ready-made thematic units. 

Jun 14, 2018 Whole Brain Teaching ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

Join us for a training to expose educators to "Whole Brain Teaching". Teachers will be given an overview of the components of the "Whole Brain Teaching" method including using "attention getters", "teach okay", "oral writing" and more. Teachers will get a chance to see videos of "Whole Brain Teaching: in action in a variety of classroom settings. Be ready to learn how to implement and modify techniques to fit your classroom.

Jun 21, 2018 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.

Jun 22, 2018 Instructional Coaching/Teacher Leadership (2 Day Training) ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

The two day sessions are for teacher leaders (department chairs, directors, union leadership, head teacher, instructional coach) to ensure success in their roles. The sessions will cover: 1.Foundations to lead, coach and support fellow teachers. 2.Essential skills needed to build relationships. 3.Partnering and collaboration to support others. 4.Strategies to identify and remove barriers of resistance. 5.Supporting the whole child with emphasis on social emotional learning. 

Jun 26, 2018 2 Day Beginning Principal Training to Combat Your First Year Hurdles ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia IL 62471

This program will provide first and second year principals, assistant principals, and dean of students with the support and resources they need to thrive in their new positions. The goal of our training is to help/support new leaders to reflect on practice, collaborate to develop specific strategies, and analyze strengths and areas for improvement. Real life scenarios will be given to discuss legal impacts, policies, and political implications. 

Jul 24, 2018 Brain-based Laughing and Learning: An Alternative to Shut-up and Listen ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

Everyone is born with a brain, everyone is born with a sense of humor, and both of these concepts are innately connected to learning.  By grounding the work in empirical studies, the interactive seminar provides the research, and more importantly practical examples, of how to integrate humor into the learning environment.  Through the modeling of brain-based concepts, the seminar will provide both theory and practical guidelines for educators.  Learn how easy it is to engage students that in an organic way to improve teaching, increase learning, and even enhance leadership abilities.  You will laugh your way to learning

 


Aug 7, 2018 Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using The Danielson Model #1801 ROE #45 in Columbia

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.

Aug 9, 2018 Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth #3000, #3001, #3002 ROE #45 in Columbia

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. NOTE: Participants will have one week following the Academy to complete their A/D Component and send their completed E-Template to the presenter for review and comment.

Aug 10, 2018 AA #1448 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qaulified Teacher Evaluators St. Clair Regional Office of Education #50 Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability, and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. Administrators who evaluate teachers must also recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results. School districts in Illinois must provide professional development to administrators to strengthen these skills on a sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3, and is intended to move administrators who have passed the ISBE evaluator training, and who are very familiar with Charlotte Danielson's 2011/2013 Framework for Teaching, from compliance to competency. 
Sep 21, 2018 What do Principals Look for When They Observe and Evaluate? Tips to Help you Rock Your Evaluation! ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471

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