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Displaying 40 Professional Development Events Occurring On Or After Today (July 21, 2019)
Date Event Location Description
Aug 1, 2019 Unleash the Power of the Paraprofessional ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

For too long the potential of paraprofessionals has been overlooked. Research indicates that classrooms that support maximum student achievement and that foster positive behaviors require the efforts of all educators. Effective classroom management techniques and instructional strategies that support building relationships with students, teachers, and parents will be addressed. Research based instructional and behavioral techniques that can help paraprofessionals dealing with high-needs students will be presented and practiced.

The cost to attend this training is $50/person and breakfast will be provided. Each participant will receive 4.5 PD hours upon completion of the training. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Aug 2, 2019 I'm a New Teacher, Now What? ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Experienced teachers say the first year is the toughest. Being a proactive teacher can help you on this first-year journey. If you are a "rookie" teacher come join us as we explore pathways to effective teaching.  Practical strategies that new teachers can use to create a well-managed, engaged classroom from the start will be presented, discussed, and practiced. Topics will include preparation, procedures, behavior management, and student-centered learning environments. There will be many opportunities for collaboration with other new teachers as well as time to reflect and prepare for the year ahead. Take advantage of this opportunity to start your first year on the right foot!

The cost of 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.

Aug 7, 2019 AA #3000, 3001, 3002 - Student Growth Mannie Jackson Center 1201 North Main Edwardsville, IL

This is the one required student growth retraining course for principal and teacher evaluators who are renewing their designations required to evaluate staff.  Evaluators will be required to participate in a pre-session webinar that will review Part 50 Administrative Rules as they relate to student growth.  Participants will learn how to:

1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth;

2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link teacher/principal and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results;

3. Create, in collaboration with teachers/principals, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers/principals in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals; and

4. Communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers/principals to set goals and improve practice.

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.



Aug 8, 2019 AA # 1448 Teacher Evaluation Retraining (Domains 2 and 3) ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability, and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. Administrators who evaluate teachers must also recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results. School districts in Illinois must provide professional development to administrators to strengthen these skills on a sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3, and is intended to move administrators who have passed the ISBE evaluator training, and who are very familiar with Charlotte Danielson's 2011/2013 Framework for Teaching, from compliance to competency. This course requires participants to view teaching, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock evaluation conferences as evaluator, teacher, or observer. Participants will also be expected to have a high degree of inter-rater reliability when they determine a final rating based on the evidence gathered during the observations. This course is one in a series of three courses focusing on teacher evaluator competency requirements.

The cost to attend this training is $200/person and lunch will be provided. Upon completion of this training each participants will receive administrator academy credit.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Aug 9, 2019 ABCs of School Nutrition ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Attend the ABCs of School Nutrition Learning Institute for a day of local food service training providing 6 hours of USDA Professional Standards credit for the 2019-2020 school year. The following topics will be covered: TBA

This event is offered for FREE and lunch will be provided.

Aug 13, 2019 2 Day School Nurse Training ROE #3 Professional Development Center 1500 W Jefferson Street Vandalia, IL 62471

Physical Assessment for School Nurses  Day One

How various physical assessment skills are useful and enhance school nurses skill set for the comprehensive nursing assessment required of student undergoing case study evaluations and those with significant medical and health needs.

 

School Nursing updates and the 2018 Illinois Nurse Practice Act  Day Two

This will cover legislation impacting the practice of nursing in school settings including updates on medications administration laws and those impacting special education.  Content will be appropriate for RNs working in schools and Professional Educator Licensed school nurses.  An update on students with diabetes is also included.


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 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 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 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 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 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 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.



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.

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.

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.