Upcoming Event
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Differentiation in Middle School/Junior High (6-8) - Cancelled
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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.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Color Writing, Standards, and the Illinois Assessment of Readiness Test (2-8)
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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.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
FREE Staley Museum Tour & Ag in the Classroom Workshop (PreK-8)
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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
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Formative Assessment Ideas and How to Analyze the Data (K-12) - Cancelled
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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.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Student Led Classrooms (K-12)
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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.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Roundtable
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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 with any questions regarding this networking opportunity.
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
IL-Empower Networking Session #3 with Cathleen Weber
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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!!
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #1452 Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Designing Data-Driven Plans
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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.
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
More than a score: How Can School Leaders Leverage the Benefits Associated with College Board Assessments?
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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
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
School Administrative Assistant Training
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!
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.
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Intro to 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.