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THE JULY 5, 2018 REGULAR MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Since we have no pending business, the regular meeting of the Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Counties Regional Board of School Trustees scheduled for Monday, July 2, 2018 is cancelled.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 1, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Regional Office of Education's Professional Development Center, located at 1500 West Jefferson Street, Vandalia, Illinois.
Meetings are held according to a quarterly schedule.
The 5-County Teacher Institute will be held on Friday, October 5th at the Pana HS/JH Complex. The ROE is currently looking for breakout session presenters. The institute will be focusing on three strands this year: STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Fine Arts, and Math) Social/Emotional, and Technology/Google. Please use the this form to submit a a proposal to present at the upcoming institute. Once you have the form completed email the proposal to Annette Hartlieb -
We are also adding a Playkerspace & Student Innovation Showcase in the JH gym. You along with your students will have a chance to showcase their digital projects they have created in the following categories: Digital Tech Art, 3D Printing, Coding, Robotics, Podcast, Movies, Rocketry, and other Innovative Projects they have created.
PEL and ELS-CTE licenses may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
ELS-PARA licenses may renew beginning April 15, 2018.
SUB licenses may renew beginning May 1, 2018.
The cost of renewal is $50 plus card user fee.
DIRECTIONS MIDWEST EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2018 ~ June 19-20, 2018
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 . . .
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.
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.
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).
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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'.
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.
Job Openings in Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Districts
207 N 2nd St
Greenville, IL 62246
101 South Main St
Taylorville, IL 62568
101 N. 4th St. Room 204
Effingham, IL 62401
- Vandalia Office -
1500 West Jefferson
Vandalia, IL 62471
203 South Main St
Hillsboro, IL 62049