Month
Date
Upcoming Event
July
7/18/2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AA #2001 Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training
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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)
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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.
August
8/6/2019
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Administrators' Back-to-School Breakfast
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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
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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
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In-Service Training through IL Empower
8/9/2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
IL Empower: Marshall CUSD 2c
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In-Service Training through IL Empower
8/26/2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Morning Tubs (PreK-2)
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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.
8/27/2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
IL Empower: Enterprise and Garfield
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In-service training through IL-Empower for Enterprise and Garfield staff
September
9/26/2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teacher Appreciation Night at the Children's Museum
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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)
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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)
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.
November
11/6/2019
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.
December
12/3/2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tech Roundtable
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.