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DIRECTIONS CONFERENCE

DIRECTIONS MIDWEST EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2018 ~ June 19-20, 2018
http://www.directionsconference.com/

The annual New Directions in Education Conference provides top tier speakers on relevant topics at an affordable rate and at a centralized location. This year's theme is Making Connections. Topic strands on June 19 include Trauma Informed Schools, Homelessness, and Social Justice. June 20 conversations will revolve around Building Communities, Harnessing Social Media, and Technology for Collaboration. The Directions Conference is hosted each year by the Area 5 Regional Offices of Education in their continued effort to improve instruction and pedagogy, with the ultimate goal of impacting student learning.

RESOURCES . . .

 

SUBSTITUTE LICENSE FEE REFUND
If you have a Substitute license issued AFTER July 1, 2017, you are eligible to receive a refund of your fees.

In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, the Illinois State Board of Education is now offering a reimbursement of application and registration fees to qualifying applicants.

To Qualify:
  • Your Sub issuance date must be later than July 1, 2017
  • You must work at least 10 full school days within one year of your issuance date
  • You must apply for the reimbursement within 18 months of your issuance date
If you meet these requirements, please complete form 73-02: Substitute License Fee Refund Request:

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/73-02-Substitute-License-Fee-Refund-Request.pdf

This form must be returned to ISBE by the school or district official. Forms submitted by the applicant will not be honored.

For additional questions, contact your nearest Regional Office of Education.

 

ILLINOIS LICENSURE TESTING SYSTEM (ILTS) SEEKING EDUCATORS

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson are seeking Illinois educators who wish to participate in test development activities for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS).

http://www.ilrecruit.nesinc.com/

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES!

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TeachIllinois

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http://www.teachillinois.com

TeachIllinois is a brand new, 100% online, center for educator professional development. Educators can either self-register, or districts can bulk register their staffs. Upon completion of the material, learners will complete the ISBE Seminar Evaluation Form, after which, the official ISBE Evidence of Completion form will be made available. All e-learning courses are currently free, although in the near future TeachIllinois will start charging a nominal, per-PD-hour fee. New content is added every month, and we welcome suggestions for future courses. Our e-learning platform is robust enough that a PD provider (such as a District) could subscribe and create their own 'channel'.

 

ISBE OFFERING RETIRED EDUCATORS OPPORTUNITY TO REINSTATE LICENSES WITH NO PENALTY

Through December 31, 2017:

If you are retired, and your professional educator license has lapsed for failure to renew, you may reinstate that license without penalty by providing proof of retirement from a state retirement system to the State Board of Education. You must submit a copy of a letter from a state retirement system (on official agency letterhead) confirming your retirement. Your name, IEIN, and date of birth must be included with the letter. Upon verification that you are not working in a position requiring a professional educator license, ISBE will reinstate your license.

The verification letter will be used in lieu of a $500 penalty fee or 9 semester hours of coursework. You will not need to enter any professional development owed or pay any license registration fees.

Letters may be emailed to renewal@isbe.net or mailed to the Illinois State Board of Education at:

Educator Effectiveness Division
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL, 62777

Sincerely,
Educator Effectiveness Division
Illinois State Board of Education

ISBE Educator Licensure: Retired Educators

 

TASC ~ The New National High School Equivalency Exam 

The Regional Office of Education #3 serving Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette and Montgomery Counties is now offering the TASC Test at its Hillsboro Office.

The TASC test is a high school equivalency test recognized by the State of Illinois and will assess five subject areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, as well as measure examinees’ readiness for college and the workforce. Passage of the TASC test will provide the same result as passing the GED test - a high school equivalency diploma from the State of Illinois.

A list of the TASC test study materials can be found on TASCTest.com. Questions can be directed to Sarah Huckstead at the ROE #3 Office in Taylorville at (217) 824-4730.

For residents who are interested in a computer-based test, the GED can be taken at various locations. For the ROE #3 area, testing centers are located in Springfield, Centralia and Mattoon. Other testing locations can be found at the website www.GED.com. Interested test-takers are encouraged to work with their local adult education provider at the community college to help prepare for whichever test they choose to take.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATOR LICENSURE

IMPORTANT LINKS:

 

Employment Opportunities

Job Openings in Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Districts

 

Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent

juliewollerman@roe3.org

Annette Hartlieb, Assistant Regional Superintendent

ahartlieb@roe3.org

 

BOND COUNTY

Greenville Office

207 N 2nd St

Greenville, IL 62246

618-664-0121

FAX: 618-664-1497

CHRISTIAN COUNTY

Taylorville Office

101 South Main St

Taylorville, IL 62568

Phone: 217-824-4730

FAX: 217-824-2464

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

Effingham Office

101 N. 4th, Room 204

Effingham, IL 62401

217-342-4363

FAYETTE COUNTY

-Vandalia Office-

1500 W Jefferson

Vandalia, IL 62471

Phone: 618-283-5011

FAX: 618-283-5013

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Hillsboro Office

203 South Main Street

Hillsboro, IL 62049

Phone: 217-532-9591

FAX: 217-532-5756

 



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