Month
Date
Upcoming Event
September
9/26/2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teacher Appreciation Night at the Children's Museum
Registration Closed
Come play, enjoy snacks, and learn about ways to enhance your students' experience in the 2019-2020 school year! CMofIL will have a few learning labs set up as well as information about our new rentals. This adults only evening is your opportunity to explore the museum; learn of the many ways you can engage with our facility and staff, as well as with other educational organizations; gather information on available scholarships and programs; and possibly win some prizes full of classroom-ready items!
October
10/3/2019
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom (MacArthur HS)
Registration Closed
Mindfulness strategies for educators to support them in being mindful of their own mental/emotional health in order to best serve students with their own social emotional learning.
10/12/2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10/22/2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Student Led Classrooms (K-12) - Cancelled
Registration Closed
Student Led Classrooms are designed to suit the student and their learning needs. Classrooms would be set up for optimal learning for all students. Teachers are the coaches and facilitators instead of the lead instructor. Teachers inspire students to find their passion for learning and recognize teachable moments. Failure is a learning tool. All learners are encouraged to find their talents and set goals for themselves. Danielson gives teachers the tools to implement student led learning. Participants will work together to analyze videos of fellow educators and discuss how they fit into the Danielson Domains. Come see if you can recognize Danielson Indicators by watching a peer educator inside their own classroom.
10/29/2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Differentiation in Middle School/Junior High (6-8) - Cancelled
Registration Closed
Carol Ann Thomlinson defined Differentiation as “giving students multiple options for taking in information. Differentiating instruction means that you observe and understand the differences and similarities among students and use this information to plan instruction.” Teachers can differentiate content, process, product, or learning environment. This training will include the Learning Environment and Social and Emotional Needs of students. Activities, videos, and examples of differentiation will be built into the day.
November
11/6/2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Color Writing, Standards, and the Illinois Assessment of Readiness Test (2-8)
Registration Closed
Colors will be used throughout the day. The colors will support students in writing the different types of writing they are asked to do for the Common Core. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness test asks students to perform tasks which are set up differently than what we normally assign students in our classrooms. This training will show both CCSS writing and IAR writing using colors to highlight the aspects needed in Narrative, Informative/Explanatory, Argument Writing, and the Literary Analysis Task, Narrative Task, and a Research Simulation Task on the IAR test. Participants will experience writing with the colors throughout the day.
11/7/2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
FREE Staley Museum Tour & Ag in the Classroom Workshop (PreK-8)
Registration Closed
Agenda: - Tour of the Staley Museum - History of Staleys (Tate and Lyle) and how the family company planted roots and became a leading ag company here in Macon County - Ag in the Classroom 101 - Learn about ways to take advantage of the FREE program curriculum with your students
11/12/2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Formative Assessment Ideas and How to Analyze the Data (K-12) - Cancelled
Registration Closed
Assessment is the only way to drive instruction for all students. Formative assessment can quickly tell a teacher if students are getting the “gist” of the content or not. This training will include background on Formative Assessment and highlight over 25 ideas for classroom level, individual level, and group level. Videos will be incorporated throughout the day.
11/19/2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Student Led Classrooms (K-12)
Registration Closed
Student Led Classrooms are designed to suit the student and their learning needs. Classrooms would be set up for optimal learning for all students. Teachers are the coaches and facilitators instead of the lead instructor. Teachers inspire students to find their passion for learning and recognize teachable moments. Failure is a learning tool. All learners are encouraged to find their talents and set goals for themselves. Danielson gives teachers the tools to implement student led learning. Participants will work together to analyze videos of fellow educators and discuss how they fit into the Danielson Domains. Come see if you can recognize Danielson Indicators by watching a peer educator inside their own classroom.
December
12/3/2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Roundtable
Registration Closed
Networking opportunity for area educators responsible for tech management and learning in their districts. Billy Rockey will discuss Lessons Learned from a Cyperattack. Facilitated by Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. Please feel free to email Lisa at lschwartz@ltcillinois.org with any questions regarding this networking opportunity.
12/11/2019
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
IL-Empower Networking Session #3 with Cathleen Weber
Registration Closed
ROE #39 is hosting the third session of the school improvement series with Dr. Cathleen Weber, School Support Manager with ISBE. Attendance at a previous training is not a prerequisite to this training. Please consider attending to learn how to write a School Improvement Plan that will address student achievement & systems change. What to bring: Student Achievement data from multiple sources, including: IAR, local benchmarking, any other source unique to your school/district Results of your needs assessment - Evidence Document Indicator Data Comparison - filled out (assistance provided at meeting) What you will leave with: Template for School Improvement SMART goals All components to complete your school improvement plan & the School Improvement Report. Sharing & collaborating will be encouraged!!
12/17/2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #1452 Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Designing Data-Driven Plans
Registration Closed
This course focuses on Competencies 3 and 4, of the rules, Section 50.420, Competencies of Qualified Evaluators, Sub-section b. This course will teach participants how to use data sets from summative teacher evaluations to design teacher professional development; and how to collaborate with teachers to develop targeted professional development plans which contribute to professional growth. This course is intended to move educators who have passed the ISBE evaluator training from compliance to competency. This course includes a one hour pre-assignment which will be e-mailed to participants after confirmation of registration.
January
1/24/2020
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Using PSAT & SAT Data Effectively by The College Board
Join Maureen LaRaviere from The College Board as she discusses the following topics to help with PSAT/SAT preparation: - PSAT/SAT Test Practice - Overlap with AP and SAT skills - Standards assessed on PSAT/SAT - District use of data Audience: AP Teachers, MS & HS Counselors, Principals
February
2/27/2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #3002: Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth
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
3/16/2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
G Suite Apps for Education
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
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.
April
4/20/2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Google Educator Level 2 Certification
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.