Previously Held Events Calendar of Events
Month
Date
Upcoming Event
May5/22/2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IL Empower: Session 6 (French Academy)
Registration Closed

5/28/2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
IL Empower: Boot Camp (Durfee)
Registration Closed

5/29/2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
IL Empower: Day 1 Boot Camp (Enterprise)
Registration Closed

5/30/2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
IL Empower: Day 2 Boot Camp (Enterprise)
Registration Closed

June6/3/2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Becoming a Trauma-Aware Educator
Registration Closed
“As a teacher... you can be the storm in a student’s life, or you can be the sunshine and the rainbow that brings calm to the storm.” Jim Sporleder (Principal at Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers Documentary) This presentation will highlight Student and Teacher Resiliency and Strategies for relationship building: de-escalation, check-ins, calm corners, responding instead of reacting, self-regulation, calming yourself and your students and most of all looking at learning through the eyes of a child in trauma. All children benefit from the strategies that will be shared. Target Audience: Teachers K-12, administrators, parents, and community members

6/4/2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Create a Body Confident School Environment - Cancelled
Registration Closed
Adolescents' body dissatisfaction has reached critical levels in today's 'Kardashian Culture.' The uptick in students' visual social media - especially Instagram and Snapchat - has created an environment where 75% of female and 50% of male adolescents spend too much time worrying about how their bodies appear to others. Body dissatisfaction affects adolescent mental health. It interferes with children's school performance as well as their ability to achieve potential in other areas of their lives. Research links body dissatisfaction to eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression. Participants will: • Learn how body image issues arise for adolescents • Learn how to create a body confident school climate • Be introduced to an evidence-based HECAT-standard compliant body image curriculum that can be taught in health or advisory classes in middle schools and high schools • Receive National Eating Disorder Association (NDEA) toolkits for teachers and coaches on body image This session is open to ALL educators, but it may be of particular interest to Health and PE teachers, Counselors, Coaches, and Advisors.

6/5/2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FREE Staley Museum Tour & Ag in the Classroom Workshop (PreK-8) EVENT IS FULL
Agenda: - Tour of Staley Museum - History of Staley's (Tate and Lyle) and how the family and company planted roots and became a leading ag company here in Macon County - Ag in the Classroom 101 - Learn about the ways to take advantage of the FREE program curriculum with your students - FREE catered Hickory River lunch! - 2 PD Hours are available for attending this FREE Workshop *Made possible by support of the Macon County Farm Burueau's Ag in the Classroom program
6/5/2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stations or Centers - They Both Work for Engagement
Registration Closed
A literacy center is a physical area (or station) designated for specific learning purposes. It is designed to provide appropriate materials to help students work independently or collaboratively (with partners or in small groups) to meet literacy goals. These goals can be in any content area, not just reading or math. Come and participate in learning about centers: rituals and procedures, cheap materials that have big impact, authentic practice with accountability, differentiating concepts and practice, and most of all engaging all students. Prizes will be given out to participants throughout the 3 hours. Target Audience: K-5 teachers, administrators, parents, and community members

6/11/2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mindfulness IN and OUT of Your Classroom
Registration Closed
When teachers care for themselves intentionally, they are better able to care for the people who matter the most in their lives - their students, friends, and families. This workshop will focus on practical strategies to help you become more present in and out of the classroom. Leave with ideas, exercises, and routines that will not only relieve your stress, but your students' stress as well. ***Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat for the last portion of the workshop. Extra mats will be available.***

6/12/2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Google Educator Level I Certification
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. Lunch will be on your own.

6/13/2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Google Educator Level 2 Certification
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 succesfully 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 Lunch will be on your own.

6/13/2019
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
School Board Leadership Mandatory Training
Registration Closed
The Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39 in conjunction with ROE SchoolWorks is pleased to offer School Board Leadership Training as an Illinois State Board of Education approved provider. This four-hour training, developed by a team of retired superintendents and school board members from east central Illinois, meets the requirement set forth by 105 ILCS 5/10-16a. The training features information and interactive scenarios on the topics of: • Education and Labor Law • Financial Oversight and Accountability • Fiduciary Responsibilities Effective June 13, 2011 all school board members elected or appointed for a term of at least one year’s duration from that date forward must receive mandatory training. *Dinner and refreshments will begin at 5:00. Presentation starts at 5:30 and ends at 9:30.

6/14/2019
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Introduction to Autism and Educational Interventions - Cancelled
Registration Closed
This full-day workshop, presented by Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Julie Hoyland, will review the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for ASD, evidenced based interventions and practical strategies for improving educational outcomes. Participants will learn about the principles and implementation of structured teaching, applied behavior analysis (Verbal ABA) and proactive management of behavior. (CEUs available upon request)

6/18/2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Robotics Playlab - Cancelled
Registration Closed
***PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET*** Can’t decide which robot(s) are right for your program? Come explore several types of robots (Ozobot, Robot Mouse, Sphero SPRK+, Sphero BOLT, Botley, Dash & Dot, LEGO WeDo 2.0, EV3, Cubelets) by completing problem-based challenges and learn the basics of programming and using each with different grade levels to meet standards and develop student engineering design skills. We will be focusing on the ISTE standard of Computational Thinking. Level: Beginner-Intermediate Audience: Elementary, Middle, Secondary

July7/15/2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AA #2001 Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training
Registration Closed
This two-day training is designed for individuals who are seeking INITIAL training qualification for teacher evaluation. This academy aligns to the competencies for Part 50, Section 50.420 a-b.

7/18/2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AA #2001 Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training
Registration Closed
This two-day training is designed for individuals who are seeking INITIAL training qualification for teacher evaluation. This academy aligns to the competencies for Part 50, Section 50.420 a-b.

7/23/2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morning Tubs (Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Registration Closed
Looking for a way to get rid of morning worksheets or spice up morning work? Morning Tubs are your answer! They are a great morning (or any time of day) routine to bring in exploration, play, fine motor skills, collaboration, problem solving, and any other skills you can think of. Come learn about morning tubs and how they can help your classroom. Attendees will explore morning tubs used in classrooms, plan for implementation, brainstorm to add to a list of activities and work through questions and concerns.

August8/6/2019
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Administrators' Back-to-School Breakfast
Registration Closed
Open to ALL Macon and Piatt county school administrators. Millikin University Campus - University Commons Building AGENDA: 7:30-8:00 Breakfast 8:00-8:15 Welcome and Introductions 8:15-8:45 Cathleen Weber, IL Empower 8:45-9:00 Break 9:00-10:15 KEYNOTE: Brian Mendler, 'Discipline with Dignity' 10:15-10:30 Questions/Closing Remarks Brian Mender was plagued by severe undiagnosed ADHD and reading difficulties. He began disrupting class in 4th grade. He believed his peers would laugh at him for being 'dumb' so he made sure they laughed at him for being 'bad' instead. He was defiant, disruptive, and relatively unmotivated. By sixth grade his academic skills were so below grade level he was pulled/kicked out of school. During his senior year, he started gambling. The next five years were a cycle of lying, cheating, and stealing to feed his addiction. In 2001 he entered recovery and has been clean for 17 years. Today he is a certified teacher, presenter, and international keynote speaker. He has co-authored six books, including international best seller, Discipline with Dignity, Tips for Teachers, Power Struggles, Tuning Tough Parents into Strong Partners, That One Kid, and his latest book, Watch Your Mouth. In a humorous but powerful style, Brian will share specifically how to defuse power struggles with any student, in any situation, and any time. Learn about the non-negotiables for success with your toughest kids and the seven reasons kids misbehave.

8/6/2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Back-to-School Luncheon for Educators
Registration Closed
Open to ALL Macon and Piatt county educators. Millikin University Campus - University Commons Building AGENDA: 11:30-12:00 Welcome and Lunch 12:00-12:45 KEYNOTE: Brian Mendler, 'Power Struggles Unplugged' 12:45-1:00 Questions and Closing (1 PD Hour) Brian Mender was plagued by severe undiagnosed ADHD and reading difficulties. He began disrupting class in 4th grade. He believed his peers would laugh at him for being 'dumb' so he made sure they laughed at him for being 'bad' instead. He was defiant, disruptive, and relatively unmotivated. By sixth grade his academic skills were so below grade level he was pulled/kicked out of school. During his senior year, he started gambling. The next five years were a cycle of lying, cheating, and stealing to feed his addiction. In 2001 he entered recovery and has been clean for 17 years. Today he is a certified teacher, presenter, and international keynote speaker. He has co-authored six books, including international best seller, Discipline with Dignity, Tips for Teachers, Power Struggles, Tuning Tough Parents into Strong Partners, That One Kid, and his latest book, Watch Your Mouth. In a humorous but powerful style, Brian will share strategies to defuse any power struggle at any time, at any place. Discover two magic defusing words that will stop mouthy kids in their tracks. Learn what to say when removing a student so they want to return to your class.

8/8/2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
IL Empower: Marshall CUSD 2c
In-Service Training through IL Empower
8/9/2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
IL Empower: Marshall CUSD 2c
In-Service Training through IL Empower
8/26/2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Morning Tubs (PreK-2)
Looking for a way to get rid of morning worksheets or spice up morning work? Morning Tubs are your answer! They are a great morning (or any time of day) routine to bring in exploration, play, fine motor skills, collaboration, problem solving, and any other skills you can think of. Come learn about morning tubs and how they can help your classroom. Attendees will explore morning tubs used in classrooms, plan for implementation, brainstorm to add to a list of activities and work through questions and concerns.
September9/26/2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teacher Appreciation Night at the Children's Museum
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!
October10/22/2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Student Led Classrooms (K-12)
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)
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.
November11/6/2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Color Writing, Common Core, and the Illinois Assessment of Readiness Test (2-8)
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.
11/12/2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Formative Assessment Ideas and How to Analyze the Data (K-12)
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.





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