Month
Date
Upcoming Event
July
7/30/2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Asking the Right Questions (2-hour online) - Cancelled
Registration Closed
This session is designed for new teachers, helping them work through all of the orientation materials and understanding when, how, and whom to approach with questions. This, too, is primarily for those teachers who did not get a full student teaching experience.
August
8/28/2020
- 9/28/2020
September
9/2/2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
9/16/2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Leadership Coaching and Networking w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr.
Registration Closed
Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that impact student achievement. Come meet Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. who will be facilitating monthly leadership coaching and networking sessions at the Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39 during the 20-21 school year. This opportunity is open to new principals, principals in new positions, and any experienced principals who want to boost their leadership skills and make connections with local leaders. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Reedy at jreedy@roe39.k12.il.us or 217-872-3725.
October
10/1/2020
- 10/30/2020
Questioning and Engagement for In-person or Virtual Learning (3-hour online, self-paced training)
Registration Closed
DESCRIPTION: The Common Core State Standards and the Illinois Assessment of Readiness IAR Test strongly focus on students gathering evidence, knowledge, and insight from what they read, view, hear, or experience. Writing text-dependent question specifically asks a question that can be answered by referring explicitly back to the information gathered by the student through text, video, audio, artwork, cartoon, photo, documents, or other materials. Literal and Inferential questions can be written to be text dependent. This training will support teachers of all grades on setting up questions that are aligned to CCSS and IAR. Text-dependent questions should ensure that readers remain faithful to and come to understand the author’s views. Students don’t have to agree with the author, but we want students to understand the points the author has made so they can challenge it with evidence. This training will walk participants through asking challenging questions that keep students engaged in the information presented to them. NOTE: Once registered, Barb Preston will send you the online training link and directions. Questions? Email Barb at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us
10/1/2020
- 10/30/2020
Writing and the IAR Test Training (5-hour online, self-paced training)
Registration Closed
DESCRIPTION: Writing Tasks on the IAR Test can be difficult for students if they have not grappled with that type of writing inside their own classrooms. This training will help you understand: • Reading and writing must go together • IAR Writing Tasks are a specific type of writing. • Common academic vocabulary, common graphic organizers, and a common writing vocabulary should be approached by collaborating in grade bands so that students are carefully mastering and building from grade level to grade level ON THEIR WRITING AND READING SKILLS. • Strategies for each type of writing and a chance to write an essay that 6-8th grade students could be asked on the IAR test. This training will support participants’ efforts for adding more writing into their curriculum. NOTE: Once registered, Barb Preston will send you the online training link and directions. Questions? Email Barb at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us
10/6/2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #3000 Teacher and Administrator Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth
Registration Closed
This is the one required student growth 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 use assessments and measurement models, use data from teh evaluation rubric, create targeted professional development plans, and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. AA Credit or 6 PDHs
10/29/2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
TeacherReady Certification Program Informational Meeting (Virtual)
Want to be a Teacher? Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! TeacherReady is the state approved Educator Preparation Institute of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida which transfers to Illinois with full reciprocity. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution and a 2.5 GPA or higher. Join us virtually to learn more information about this online program! For any licensure questions please email Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.k12.il.us
10/29/2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
TeacherReady Certification Program Informational Meeting (Virtual)
Want to be a Teacher? Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! TeacherReady is the state approved Educator Preparation Institute of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida which transfers to Illinois with full reciprocity. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution and a 2.5 GPA or higher. Join us virtually to learn more information about this online program! For any licensure questions please email Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.k12.il.us
November
11/1/2020
- 11/30/2020
Formative Assessment (4-hour online, self-paced training)
DESCRIPTION: The general goal of formative assessment is to collect detailed information that can be used to improve instruction and student learning while it’s happening. Formative is used to “inform” what a teacher will do next according to the data received from the students. What makes an assessment “formative” is not the design of a test, technique, or self-evaluation, but to inform in-process teaching and learning modifications. There are a wide variety of methods for teachers to use. This training will take you through the formative assessment maze and show participants how important formative assessment is when used to make sure “all” students are on the road to mastery. NOTE: Once registered, Barb Preston will send you the online training link and directions. Questions? Email Barb at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us
11/1/2020
- 11/30/2020
Mindset and Learning Online (3-hour online, self-paced training)
DESCRIPTION: Educational Growth Mindsets are beliefs about learning and school. Teachers and students who hold growth learning mindsets are more motivated to challenge themselves with new concepts and persist in setbacks. These mindsets help students achieve higher levels of educational outcomes. Helping students develop a learning mindset will support growth in intelligence, ability, and performance. This online-self-paced 3-hour training will revolve around Carol Dweck’s Mindset and reveal some ideas for classroom activities that maintain growth mindsets in learning and give educators some ideas to grow their own mindset. NOTE: Once registered, Barb Preston will send you the online training link and directions. Questions? Email Barb at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us
11/10/2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
TeacherReady Certification Program Informational Meeting (Virtual)
Want to be a Teacher? Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! TeacherReady is the state approved Educator Preparation Institute of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida which transfers to Illinois with full reciprocity. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution and a 2.5 GPA or higher. Join us virtually to learn more information about this online program! For any licensure questions please email Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.k12.il.us
11/10/2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
TeacherReady Certification Program Informational Meeting (Virtual)
Want to be a Teacher? Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! TeacherReady is the state approved Educator Preparation Institute of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida which transfers to Illinois with full reciprocity. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution and a 2.5 GPA or higher. Join us virtually to learn more information about this online program! For any licensure questions please email Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.k12.il.us
December
12/1/2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 AM
AA #3754 Data Literacy to ensure Student Achievement through School Improvement & Accountability
The purpose of this Administrator Academy will be to provide administrators with an in-depth overview of the indicators utilized in the Illinois response to Every Student Success Act (ESSA) accountability system. Included in this workshop will be an overview of the ESSA law, the indicators utilized to designate schools, the requirements of schools designated for targeted and comprehensive support, funding support provided through the Title I - School Improvement 1003(a) Grant, and the requirements of the grant process including the use of the ISBE IWAS portal. In addition, participants will be exposed to the reports utilized for the annual designations available in IWAS. Participants will also discuss school improvement alignment to ensure positive student achievement. Although time will be devoted to those designated for improvement, this academy will be important for every school due to the annual calculation of the summative index score. Time will also be provided for participants to share experiences, barriers to student achievement, successful innovative ideas on student achievement, and communication opportunities for participants to guide stakeholder knowledge in their community. AA Credit or 6 PDHs