Month
Date
Upcoming Event
January
1/21/2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SV Book Study Session #1 (Sangamon Valley Primary only)
Registration Closed
On-site books study with Sangamon Valley Primary School staff facilitated by Rida Ellis
1/24/2020
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
More than a score: How Can School Leaders Leverage the Benefits Associated with College Board Assessments?
Registration Closed
District and school leaders will discuss how they engage with College Board resources before and after the spring administration of the SAT suite and AP exams. They will also share their recommendations for fostering teacher collaboration and balancing curriculum and instruction with assessment. Audience: AP Teachers, MS & HS Counselors, Principals
February
2/4/2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SV Book Study Session #2 (Sangamon Valley Primary only)
Registration Closed
Book Study: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry
2/18/2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SV Book Study Session #3 (Sangamon Valley Primary Only)
Registration Closed
On-Site Book study for Sangamon Valley Primary School only facilitated by Rida Ellis.
2/24/2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Understanding The Impact Cannabis Has In Schools
Registration Closed
Educators and those working with our youth are invited to join Ryan Snow, a Certified Drug Recognition Expert, as he speaks about the impact cannabis has in K-12 and higher education. Ryan Snow will share his experience from years in the field as a Patrol Officer, a Certified Drug Recognition Expert Instructor, a Field Training Officer, a Police Training Institute Instructor, as well as a Former Campus Security Coordinator. Some of the questions he will answer... Why is cannabis popularity/lifestyle increasing? How are the Vape and Marijuana industries linked? What are the consequences of marijuana use and what impact does legalization have on youth? What about the tax revenue? What are academic consequences of marijuana use during college? How does THC affect behavior? What are cannabis concentrates and how are they consumed? What are clues of student use? Can you overdose on weed? What are the drugs most commonly see in schools? Please REGISTER today and join us on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 8:30am-12:30pm at Millikin University Commons Banquet Rooms, 1230 W. Main St., Decatur, IL. Registration is free due to the support of Millikin University and the Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39.
2/25/2020
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
School Administrative Assistant Training
Registration Closed
This training is intended for school administrative assistants. Victoria Padilla and Kelly Nyert from ROE #17 will give an overview of practices, policies, and requirements for building level administrative assistants. Includes: - Basic ELIS (how to read endorsements for the correct license, registration, using the notes section, etc.) - Overview of Substitute, STS and PARA requirements (requirements for each and structure of who can do what) - Compulsory attendance information - Record retention, student records and access to those records, and FAQs - Temporary and Permanent files - Registration basics (what you can ask for, immigrant students) Also includes active listening & de-escalation skills and tips, along with task management strategies. This is a great opportunity for questions, answers, and building a network of support!
2/27/2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #3002: Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth
Registration Closed
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.
March
3/3/2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SV Book Study Session #4 (Sangamon Valley Primary Only)
On-site book study for Sangamon Valley Primary School staff facilitated by Rida Ellis.
3/16/2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Intro to G Suite Apps for Education - Cancelled
Registration Closed
Are you new to G Suite for Education? This workshop will dive into the ins-and-outs of this amazing platform and help get you on the road to success. From Google Drive to Docs to Forms to Sheets and everything in-between, we will explore how you can get the most out of your G Suite experience.
3/17/2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Google Educator Level I Certification - Cancelled
Registration Closed
The Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.
3/17/2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SV Book Study Session #5: Sangamon Valley Primary School Only
On-site book study for SV Primary School staff facilitated by Rida Ellis. Book: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry.
3/23/2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3-6 Grades Conferring in Reading Workshop (French STEM Academy)
Registration Closed
Participants will learn about the different types of reading conferences through various online tools.
3/30/2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Transitional Math Meeting - Cancelled
Registration Closed
Area high school principals are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding the development of the required transitional math course. Angelique Hamilton and Samantha LEAV from ISBE will facilitate the meeting and share what needs to be in place to get the course approved. When: Monday, March 30, 2020—9:00-12:00 Where: Richland Community College: We will meet in N161. This is on the far north end of the new addition on the north side of the main campus. Attendees can enter through the tall column. Additionally, Andrew Hynds, the dean of the RCC math department, will discuss professional development opportunities for high school math teachers in the development of the course(s) and needs input regarding scheduling time for this.
3/31/2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SV Book Study Session #6: Sangamon Valley Primary School Only
On-site book study for SV Primary School staff facilitated by Rida Ellis. Book: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry.
April
4/20/2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Google Educator Level 2 Certification - Cancelled
Registration Closed
The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants in this workshop will learn about: - Advanced organizational strategies and skills with Google Drive - Exploration of new learning models to help personalize the learning experience, including Blended Learning, the Flipped Classroom, and Project-Based Learning - Collaboration and HyperDoc lesson building strategies with Google Docs - Research strategies and tools with Google Scholar - Advanced data analysis with Google Sheets - Advanced formative Assessment and data collection with Google Forms - Increasing efficiency with Gmail and Calendar Labs - Organization of information, communication, and collaboration with Google Sites - Utilizing Advanced Search Techniques in the classroom - Research and exploration with Google Maps and Google Earth - Utilizing Chrome Add-ons and Extensions with students.
June
6/15/2020
9:00 AM - 6/17/2020 3:00 PM
Literacy Toolkit Bootcamp (3 days) (K-8)
'Why aren't they reading at grade level? I don't have the resources to address phonics. How can I fit in writing? They don't know their sight words! What do I do to make them successful readers?' Have any of these thoughts crossed your mind? If so, join us for LITERACY TOOL BOOTCAMP! Literacy Tool Bootcamp is a three-day bootcamp designed to help K-8 educators with supporting reading, engaging with language, and constructing meaning so that students can navigate the printed material presented to them throughout their lifetime. With a focus on a balanced literacy framework, we will work through the why and challenges of learning to read, components of reading, and how it all works together no matter what grade you teach. We will also have time with some of the best resources in your building: speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and curriculum coordinators. Over the three days, each attendee will build a literacy toolkit full of knowledge, resources, strategies, and activities. Thursday is an optional 'work day' in which the room will be open and presenters available to work, plan and/or answer questions with attendees, if desired. Come and experience literacy training in a new way and build a literacy toolkit that you can take and use for years to come!
6/19/2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Literacy Toolkit Bootcamp (1 day) (9-12)
Do you have students who come into your classroom unable to read or comprehend grade level material? Every teacher in the secondary classroom has limited time to intervene in supporting students in their reading capability. However, if you don't learn how to support a student in their reading, you are setting him/her up for failure. This one-day training will give participants: - Short assessments that will guide teachers to what reading component is the weakest area for that student. - Strategies that can be used in daily lessons that will not take hours to create. - Differentiation will be highlighted that can make content, process, or product tools available for students to help them succeed. Literacy is word that encompasses communication. Communication involves reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Each student that graduates from your district, should be proficient enough to go beyond high school and enter college or training to be successful at a job or career. Come and build a toolkit you can use in your content area that will help maintain and build literacy success for your students.