Month
Date
Upcoming Event
August
8/3/2021
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Administrators' Back-to-School Breakfast
Registration Closed
Welcome back breakfast for Macon and Piatt County school administrators hosted by the Regional Office of Education #39. AGENDA: 7:30-8:00 Breakfast 8:00-8:15 Welcome and Introductions 8:15-8:45 Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr., ed LEADERS MATTER 8:45-9:00 Break 9:00-9:15 Empowerment with SIMP, Inc. 9:15-10:15 Kevin Jones, Pathways 2 Restorative Practice 10:15-10:30 Closing
8/6/2021
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA#3754 Data Literacy to ensure Student Achievement through School Improvement & Accountability - (DPS ONLY)
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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
8/11/2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Google Training (Futures Unlimited Only)
Registration Closed
Google Training with Austin Jesse
8/16/2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fall 2021 Independent Book Study (Milligan/Futures Only)
Registration Closed
Book studies can be powerful tools for developing the teacher expertise necessary for improving performance and enhancing student learning through deliberate practice. As an educator, you can earn professional development hours while settling in with a self selected book. This opportunity will run August 23 through October 1.
8/17/2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Guided Reading (M/F Grade only)
Registration Closed
We will be planning for the start of the school year and getting started with Guided Reading.
September
9/1/2021
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Transitional English Meeting for High School Language Arts Teachers - CANCELLED
Registration Closed
The Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness Act requires that all Illinois high schools offer a senior level Transitional English course that will serve to guarantee entry into a community college English 101 course. This 2-hour session will provide an overview of the mandate, review the ISBE recommended course content, and allow participants to network with RCC faculty. PDCUs and a take-home dinner will be provided. Please download and review the Transitional English course overview and competencies at: https://www.isbe.net/pwr Click on the Transitional English tab on that page.
9/15/2021
12:00 PM - 9/29/2021 5:00 PM
3-Day Series: Introduction to Restorative Practices (Open to Community Leaders and Educators)
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This three-day training is open to community leaders and educators who want to learn how to use restorative practices to bring peace to Decatur and our surrounding communities as well as help our schools flourish. Participants will learn skills that can be used immediately to strengthen relationships and respond to conflict in classrooms, the community, and organizations. Day one is an overview of restorative practices where practical strategies will be shared that can be used right away. Day two is devoted entirely to learning how to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building relationships, resolving social problems, and responding when harm occurs. Day three focuses on the hallmark of restorative practices - effective responses to incidents of conflict, wrongdoing, or harm. Participants will learn how to facilitate a formal, scripted circle process to address racial incidents, bullying, vandalism, and other serious infractions. Monitoring reactions in stressful situations, listening with empathy, and creating shared understanding among conflicting parties will be some of the skills modeled in this session. 3-day training (register once) Date/Time: September 15th, 22nd, and 29th / 12:00-5:00pm each day Location: Decatur Salvation Army, 229 W. Main St., Decatur, IL Fee: Sponsored by Macon/Piatt ROE #39 (Lunch will be provided - Notorious PIG and Wildflour Artisan Cafe) Facilitators: Kevin Jones, IIRP and Keyria Rodgers, D.P.A., GRJP Hosts: Macon/Piatt ROE #39, S.I.M.P., Inc., and Millikin University PDHs: 15 Hours (for educators)
9/17/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SEL Orientation - (ROE17 & ROE32)
Registration Closed
SEL Orientation (ROE 17 & ROE32)
9/23/2021
- 11/16/2021
Better Than Carrots or Sticks (Online Book Study)
Participants will purchase the book, Better Than Carrots or Sticks by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Better Than Carrots or Sticks, provides a workable blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. Participants will be led through Restorative Practices for positive classroom management during the reading process. Designed as a self paced book study, registered participants will download a reflective reading document that should be completed and submitted via email to the instructor pclark7203@gmail.com by November 16, 2021.
9/23/2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9/24/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SEL Orientation - (ROE9 & ROE54)
Registration Closed
SEL Orientation (ROE9 & ROE54)
October
10/1/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SEL Orientation - (ROE11 & ROE39)
Registration Closed
SEL Orientation (ROE11 & ROE39)
10/12/2021
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Yoga Workshop
Registration Closed
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session.
10/15/2021
- 7/1/2022
Short Term Substitute Training (Self-paced)
Short Term Substitute Training (self-paced) with Canvas Software. After registration, you will receive an invite from Canvas Software to begin your short-term substitute training. Upon completion of the Short Term Substitute training you will receive an Evaluation link that must be completed in order to receive your Evidence of Completion Form. Once the Evidence of Completion form is received, please print it, sign it and email it to dwilliams@roe39.org If you have any questions please contact Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.org
10/18/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Progressive Relaxation
Registration Closed
Participants will learn about and practice Progressive Relaxation.
10/19/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Energy Boost for Your Day
Registration Closed
Self-care and lowering stress level is so important. Join us to learn and experience a quick and easy exercise technique that can help you burn a few calories and burn off some stress, while creating a more positive energy boost for your day
10/21/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Yoga Workshop
Registration Closed
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session.
10/22/2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Better Than Carrots or Sticks (Milligan/Futures Only)
Better Than Carrots or Sticks, provides a workable blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. Participants will be led through Restorative Practices for positive classroom management during the reading process. Designed as a self paced book study, registered participants will download a reflective reading document that should be completed and submitted via email to the instructor pclark7203@gmail.com by November 16, 2021.
10/26/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Taking Care of your Finances
Registration Closed
Participants will hear an overview of financial health then have the opportunity to meet with a financial advisor to talk about options
10/27/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Combating Teacher Burnout
Education is hard right now. Come learn how to combat burnout.
November
11/2/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Introduction to Mindfulness in the Classroom
Are you new to mindfulness or looking to gain confidence with practicing and teaching it? Join COSEM's Founder and Executive Director Tracy Heilers in a free introductory 90-minute professional learning session on getting started with mindfulness in the classroom, its integral connection to SEL, and some ways the nonprofit Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully can support you on your personal and professional mindfulness and SEL journeys.
11/3/2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Decatur Community Peace Hub - Part 1, 'What's Going On?'
Dwayne Bryant, author of 'The Stop', is returning to Decatur to facilitate Part 1 of the four-part Decatur Community Peace Hub series. If you attended in June, this is not a repeat, but a continuation, so please join us! If you haven't attended before, we hope to see you there! ALL Decatur-area community members are welcome! DATE: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 TIME: 12:00-4:00 PM (Light lunch will be provided) LOCATION: Salvation Army, 229 W Main St, Decatur, IL SPONSORS/HOSTS: S.I.M.P., Inc., Millikin University, Illinois Humanities, Inner Vision International, The TJATY Group, and the Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39
11/3/2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Brain - Regulation & Relationships
Quick and fast paced session! We will spend time sharing some basics about how the brain works, how the brain becomes dis-regulated and how to help students to regulate their brains.
11/9/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Yoga Workshop via Zoom
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session. If you participated in the workshop on 10/12 and feel like you need it again, feel free to join for the yoga session from 3:30-5:00pm. You are welcome to repeat the workshop.
11/10/2021
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. via Zoom
This is an opportunity to network with local administration and build a circle of support. All Principals and Assistant Principals (new and experienced) are welcome to attend! We will be having online sessions via Zoom and in-person!! Dr. Allen is a thought-provoking educational coach who shares and models strategies for leading schools in today’s changing climate. His presentations are engaging, motivational, and practical. Dr. Allen’s sessions serve to build confident administrators as they navigate difficulties, trusting their capacity to do what is best for ALL affected school stakeholders. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best educational leaders of our time. Your knowledge and understanding will grow, and your passion for doing what you do will be renewed.
11/10/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CASEL Framework
Learn about the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning - what they offer and how they can support your journey.
11/11/2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Brain - Regulation & Relationships
Quick and fast paced session! We will spend time sharing some basics about how the brain works, how the brain becomes dis-regulated and how to help students to regulate their brains.
11/16/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
What Happened to You? - Book Study
Book study participants will reflect on the reading and assignments to make personal connections and apply to school and district settings, particularly with respect to the implementation and support of social emotional learning. Session 1 - pages 11-41
11/18/2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Workshop via Zoom
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session.
December
12/8/2021
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. via Zoom
This is an opportunity to network with local administration and build a circle of support. All Principals and Assistant Principals (new and experienced) are welcome to attend! We will be having online sessions via Zoom and in-person!! Dr. Allen is a thought-provoking educational coach who shares and models strategies for leading schools in today’s changing climate. His presentations are engaging, motivational, and practical. Dr. Allen’s sessions serve to build confident administrators as they navigate difficulties, trusting their capacity to do what is best for ALL affected school stakeholders. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best educational leaders of our time. Your knowledge and understanding will grow, and your passion for doing what you do will be renewed.
January
1/5/2022
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. - In-person
This is an opportunity to network with local administration and build a circle of support. All Principals and Assistant Principals (new and experienced) are welcome to attend! We will be having online sessions via Zoom and in-person!! Dr. Allen is a thought-provoking educational coach who shares and models strategies for leading schools in today’s changing climate. His presentations are engaging, motivational, and practical. Dr. Allen’s sessions serve to build confident administrators as they navigate difficulties, trusting their capacity to do what is best for ALL affected school stakeholders. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best educational leaders of our time. Your knowledge and understanding will grow, and your passion for doing what you do will be renewed.
February
2/16/2022
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. via Zoom
This is an opportunity to network with local administration and build a circle of support. All Principals and Assistant Principals (new and experienced) are welcome to attend! We will be having online sessions via Zoom and in-person!! Dr. Allen is a thought-provoking educational coach who shares and models strategies for leading schools in today’s changing climate. His presentations are engaging, motivational, and practical. Dr. Allen’s sessions serve to build confident administrators as they navigate difficulties, trusting their capacity to do what is best for ALL affected school stakeholders. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best educational leaders of our time. Your knowledge and understanding will grow, and your passion for doing what you do will be renewed.
March
3/23/2022
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. - In-person
This is an opportunity to network with local administration and build a circle of support. All Principals and Assistant Principals (new and experienced) are welcome to attend! We will be having online sessions via Zoom and in-person!! Dr. Allen is a thought-provoking educational coach who shares and models strategies for leading schools in today’s changing climate. His presentations are engaging, motivational, and practical. Dr. Allen’s sessions serve to build confident administrators as they navigate difficulties, trusting their capacity to do what is best for ALL affected school stakeholders. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best educational leaders of our time. Your knowledge and understanding will grow, and your passion for doing what you do will be renewed.
April
4/13/2022
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. via Zoom
This is an opportunity to network with local administration and build a circle of support. All Principals and Assistant Principals (new and experienced) are welcome to attend! We will be having online sessions via Zoom and in-person!! Dr. Allen is a thought-provoking educational coach who shares and models strategies for leading schools in today’s changing climate. His presentations are engaging, motivational, and practical. Dr. Allen’s sessions serve to build confident administrators as they navigate difficulties, trusting their capacity to do what is best for ALL affected school stakeholders. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best educational leaders of our time. Your knowledge and understanding will grow, and your passion for doing what you do will be renewed.
May
5/18/2022
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. - In-person
This is an opportunity to network with local administration and build a circle of support. All Principals and Assistant Principals (new and experienced) are welcome to attend! We will be having online sessions via Zoom and in-person!! Dr. Allen is a thought-provoking educational coach who shares and models strategies for leading schools in today’s changing climate. His presentations are engaging, motivational, and practical. Dr. Allen’s sessions serve to build confident administrators as they navigate difficulties, trusting their capacity to do what is best for ALL affected school stakeholders. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best educational leaders of our time. Your knowledge and understanding will grow, and your passion for doing what you do will be renewed.
June
6/15/2022
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. - TBD
This is an opportunity to network with local administration and build a circle of support. All Principals and Assistant Principals (new and experienced) are welcome to attend! We will be having online sessions via Zoom and in-person!! Dr. Allen is a thought-provoking educational coach who shares and models strategies for leading schools in today’s changing climate. His presentations are engaging, motivational, and practical. Dr. Allen’s sessions serve to build confident administrators as they navigate difficulties, trusting their capacity to do what is best for ALL affected school stakeholders. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best educational leaders of our time. Your knowledge and understanding will grow, and your passion for doing what you do will be renewed.