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ROE Professional Development Opportunities

2018-2019 Professional Development Opportunities

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9/7/2018 8:30 AM –? And 10/15/2018 11:30 AM?

Supporting Special Education Teachers in Writing an Effective IEP (K-6)
This workshop is two days (3 hours each day), and teachers must attend both days. Come join your fellow special education colleagues as this workshop will cover practical steps in writing an effective IEP that anyone will easily be able to follow. Participants will leave with information tips and strategies to practice and apply in writing goals, minutes, adverse effects, and accommodations.
 

9/10/2018
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Social Worker Symposium (K-12) ROE 50
Come meet and network with your fellow St. Clair County School Social Workers! The goal of this meeting is to create a supportive community of social workers as well as to provide opportunities for strategy and resource sharing. Please come prepared to briefly share a strategy or resource on how to address social/emotional learning on a school-wide level.
 

9/11/2018 8:30 AM – 3:30 , and 10/17/2018  8:30 AM-3:30PM

See the Sound Visual Phonics - September 11 and October 17, 2018
YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS! This child-centered program provides visual representations to phonemes. There are 46 hand cues and symbols that represent the English phonemes. Originally created by the mother of deaf children to learn to read, it is now being used as a kinesthetic approach for all students. Participants will learn and practice the hand signs and visual symbols during the first session. Participants will also be able to walk out of the workshop with enough knowledge to utilize the system in their classrooms the next day. Practice sheets and a key will be provided to each participant. Day 2 follow up session will include additional hands-on-practice and activities to incorporate the system into the classroom. This workshop is highly recommended for RTI Intervention Teachers, Title/Reading Teachers, Pre-K through 3rd grade general and special education teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists.
 

9/12/2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM              

After School New Teacher Academy: Formative Assessment Using Google Suite for Education (K-12)

This workshop is for first and second-year teachers only. Making sure your students are consistently on the right track is vital to effective teaching. Google tools can be used to quickly create polls, quizzes, exit tickets, and to provide feedback on student learning. This session will give some examples and then provide the remainder of the time for you to create or tweak your own assessments in a collaborative environment.


9/14/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Stop talking! Why did you do that? Sit down! What's wrong with you? Pull up your pants! (K-12 Teachers, Related Service Personnel, Administrators)
Have you ever found yourself in a power struggle? Have you ever looked back and wished you had handled a confrontation differently? Have you ever been so frustrated, you are lost for words? Do you want to change how you approach conflict? Are you looking to be more proactive, rather than reactive? Look no further. Through the learning and application of Restorative Practices, participants will become skilled in using affective statements and questions to foster respect, de-escalate students and staff, and build trust will all parties.
 

9/17/2018
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

K-12 Principal Meeting
Monthly Meeting K-12

 

9/19/2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM              

Music Educator Institute (Pre-K-12)

St. Clair County Regional Office and the Illinois Music Education Association have collaborated to bring music educators a full day of professional learning. Timely music content has been selected and will be presented by ILMEA, active music educators. The purpose of the day is to bring meaningful professional development to music educators and provide them with active conversations and hands-on-learning. Session topics will be Technology Tools for Music Education, Student-Led Music Learning, Standards-Based Grading in the Music Classroom, Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance Strategies. Music educations will leave educators with tools, strategies, resources, and inspiration to bring back into the classroom. A total of six ISBE professional development hours will be available for the full day.
 

This is a 2 Day Professional Development

9/21/2018

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM and

10/12/2018

8:30 AM-12:00PM

Developmentally-Appropriate Kindergartens
This is a two-session/ 2 day (September 21 -full day 8:30-3:30 and Oct 12, - half day 8:30am-12:00pm, 2018) workshop. Part 1: (Full day) Teachers will learn about and/or develop a deeper understanding of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and play-based instruction in a kindergarten classroom. Additionally, teachers will learn about the importance of teacher language and behavior management skills through interactive activities. Part 2: (Half day) Teachers will use their knowledge of DAP and play-based Instruction to develop lessons that interact with manipulatives and 'see' DAP in action in a kindergarten classroom. Teachers will also gain a deeper understanding of how the Danielson Model relates to DAP in a kindergarten classroom.
 

9/24/2018

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM           

K-12 Assistant Principal/Dean of Student Meeting

Assistant Principal / Dean of Student Meeting

 

9/24/2018 4:00 PM

After School Workshop: KIDS Training Refresher

Are you a Kindergarten teacher who has already participated in the initial Illinois K.I.D.S. (Kindergarten Individual Development Survey) Training? This workshop is customized to provide teacher support with a K.ID.S. review of updated information, materials, resources and more! In this two-hours, after-school workshop, teachers will leave empowered with the ideal K.I.D.S. coaching support for their Kindergarten classrooms.

 

9/25/2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM              

After School New Teacher Academy: Steps to Becoming an Effective Teacher (PreK-12)

This workshop is for first and second-year teachers only! Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a good teachers and a great teacher? How about why all the students are excited to go into that 'one' teachers room in your building? This session will take you on a journey that will include reflection, motivation, and inspiration to help you understand the steps to becoming an effective teacher. To make a difference, you have to do things that others may not think to do, to get the results that others are not able to get.

 

9/26/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid Project
The 8 hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, review typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

 

OCTOBER

(This is a 2 Day Professional Development)

10/1/2018

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM and

11/5/2018  

8:30 AM-3: 30 PM

My ELA Literacy Curriculum: Does It Measure Up? (K-12)
This is a 2-day workshop you must attend both days. 'The highest leverage factor, for improving student achievement, yet one of the most significant challenges facing schools is a guaranteed and viable curriculum.' (Robert Marzano) A high-quality ELA curriculum can significantly impact student achievement, yet determining alignment to standards and providing the tools and resources for students to be successful is challenging. These sessions will provide teams of TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS opportunities to look at their current ELA curriculum and determine alignment to the standards. The tools and resources used will provide insight into what may need to be adjusted to provide teachers with the instructional materials needed to help all students succeed.
 

10/2/2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

After School New Teacher Academy Workshop: Building Relational Capacity (PreK-12)

Relationships are at the heart of all we do as teachers. Knowing how to build and maintain positive relationships with students is a cornerstone teaching skill. This session will provide teachers with an understanding of how to be creative and support positive relationships in the classroom.

 

10/2/2018 - 11/16/2018 (Please contact ROE 50 for additional information)

'Hillbilly Elegy' Online Book Study of the New York Bestseller by JD Vance
Target Audience: PreK-Grade 12 Online discussion will begin Tuesday, October 2, 2018, and conclude Friday, November 16, 2018. 'From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, which offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. culture and the American dream.' There will be weekly questions posted forum-style with the TeachIllinois class. The course will run for 7 weeks, and you must purchase the book on your own. Books can be ordered for 20% discount via Fairview Heights Barnes and Noble crm2258@bn.com or call 618-624-6041 (3-5 business days for books to arrive). To earn PD hours, you must contribute to each weekly conversation.
 

10/3/2018
8:30 AM - 10/16/2018 11:30 AM

Supporting Kindergarten Teachers: What is Developmentally Appropriate? How do I Evaluate their Teaching? (for Administrators ONLY!)
This workshop is for Elementary Principals, and Assistant Principals In this two-session/ two day (Oct 3 and Oct 16, 2018) 3 hours each of professional development, administrators will: Develop a clear understanding of what a Kindergarten classroom should look like, feel like, and sound like (developmentally appropriate). Gain knowledge on appropriate ways to evaluate Kindergarten teachers (using the Danielson). Brainstorm ways to support Kindergarten teachers in elementary buildings. In the first sessions, administrators will be trained on the first two objectives. They will then be given a task to complete over the course of two weeks. The administrators will observe, interact with, and discuss what was learned in the professional development with the Kindergarten teachers located in their buildings. In the second session, administrators will report back, brainstorm and receive more training in the areas of confusion or need (as self-reflected) in order to support the Kindergarten teachers in their building to the best of their ability.
 

10/5/2018

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM              

County Institute Embracing Diversity: Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practice in Speech-Language Pathology for Emerging Bilingual Learners (PreK-8) - Held at Grant Middle School

This workshop will be held at Grant Middle School in Fairview Heights and is for St. Clair County speech-language pathologists. The workshop will cover the following topics: experiencing second language acquisition, consider intervention and assessment practices, explore collaborative practices and examine resources and examples

 

10/5/2018

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM              

County Institute K-8 Art Teachers - Held at High Mount School

This workshop will be held at High Mount School in Swansea for St. Clair County Art Teachers. We will cover a variety of topics relevant for all ages including interesting new lesson ideas, choice-based art, student critiques, and art for special education students to name a few. Be prepared also to MAKE some art during this workshop as well if you'd like to share project ideas, bring pictures, or samples to add to our ongoing shared Google folder.

 

10/5/2018

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM              

County Institute K-8 Computer/Technology Teachers: Technology Game held at Joseph Arthur Middle School

Technology Game Day is to bring K-8 St. Clair County technology educators together to try new websites, apps, and ideas that meet ISTE standards with the goal of using them immediately in their classrooms. Each participant should bring a favorite App or Website with a lesson plan to share. This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) event.

 

10/5/2018

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM              

County Institute PreK & EC Teachers: Tips and Tricks for Manageable Assessments for Children 3-5 years - Held at Washington Elementary

This workshop will be held at Washington Elementary School Belleville # 118 and is for St. Clair County PreK and Early Childhood Teachers. This workshop will introduce strategies to help teachers ensure they have an authentic, flexible and practical assessment to drive curriculum! During this session, professionals will be given time to share strategies that will support curriculum, assessment and the planning cycle manageable. Teachers are encouraged to bring in examples of ways to organize assessment and child portfolios. Participants will be grouped by similar assessments to further discuss, and problem solve ideas to make the sometimes daunting task of assessment manageable and useful!

 

10/9/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Differentiated Instruction (K-12)”Use What Works with Them
Find out how to 'know your students and do it their way!' This workshop is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Glasser's and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. You will learn strategies and understand various ways to differentiate in order to get real results!

 

10/10/2018

 8:30 AM-3: 30 PM

The Nurtured Heart Approach - A Shift in Transforming Our Perceptions (K-12) 2-day workshop
This is a 2-day workshop, and you must attend both days October 10 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (full day) October 19 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (half day) The Nurtured Heart Approach is not just a set of interventions, but rather a philosophy or a belief system. It is a shift in perspective of how the child is perceived. Concurrently, it focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves. Difficult children as early as kindergarten already have a negative portfolio of themselves. Social psychological research has shown how our expectations and perceptions predict future behavior. Therefore, when we transform how we are seeing a child, she/he senses a different expectation from us. This approach is not about creating improvements in problem kids or managing behavior. It is about creating a transformation in adults that is founded on a belief in the inherent greatness in all children. Currently, NHA is being utilized in classrooms, school districts across the country as well as internationally. Schools are encouraged to send a team (Social Workers/Counselors, General, and Special Educators, Parent Educators, Speech Pathologists, Interventionists, and Administrators) as time will be built in to create and leave with a Plan of Action to take back to school districts.
 

10/16/2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM              

After School New Teacher Academy: Getting the Most out of Parent / Teacher Conferences (PreK-12)

This workshop is for first and second-year teachers only. Participants will learn tips and tricks on conducting the most beneficial conferences for teacher, parent, and student. In addition, strategies for dealing with difficult parents during conferences will be examined. Attendees will walk away with ideas that can be implemented immediately to make the upcoming conferences a great experience for all involved.

 

10/22/2018 8:30 AM           

Science Phenomena Driven Instruction, Three Dimensional Learning (6-12)

Teaching as a Facilitator is vital to the full implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards for Science. This 1 1/2 day (October 22 full day and November 27 8:30am-12:00pm) workshop will explore these shifts through experiences and activities. Participants will then map out short and long-term goals for their individual classrooms with the support of a content specialist. Resources, templates, and examples will be shared as we dive into what it takes to plan aligned units, lessons, and activities. Workshop Goals: Establish a common language (get familiar with the acronyms and vocabulary of the ILS for Science) Gain comfort with the shifts and expectations of the ILS for Science (experience activities that align with the shifts) Experience strategies to engage students in the scientific and engineering practices (get students DOING more science) Map out next steps for implementation (attainable short-and long-term goals) Identify and capitalize upon the connections between the Social Emotional Learning Standards and the ILS for Science.

 

10/23/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Teaching the Whole Child: Integrating Social Emotional Learning with Powerful Literacy Instruction (K-8)
This one-day workshop focuses on the important role of a growth mindset and social-emotional learning as an essential part of our core instruction. Designed for educators who want to deepen their understanding about the importance of the intentional development of SEL skills, this day examines teaching practices that support the development of core SEL competencies and how they are aligned with other initiatives, including the Common Core State Standards and Danielson evaluation frameworks.

 

10/29/2018

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM           

Using PSAT and SAT Data to Improve Student Achievement (9-12 Teachers & Administrators)

Teachers and Administrators have a wealth of information at their fingertips to target areas of needs and improve student achievement. This three hour session will explain how to access those resources using the College Board K-12 Reporting Portal, how to utilize the Question Analysis Report to dig into the data, will provide an overview of the PSAT/SAT Assessment, and will inform educators on how to use the data to identify areas of strength and areas of need for their curriculum,, Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Prior to attending, all teachers and administrators must get access to the College Board Portal. You must request this from your College Board Access Manager (this is typically the PSAT/NMSWT or SAT Coordinator for your school). In addition, all participants must bring a laptop to the session.
 

10/30/2018
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

K-12 Principal Meeting
Monthly Meeting K-12
 

November

11/1/2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM              

Teaching Through Math Problem Solving (6-12)

The culture of mathematics has been cemented in textbook driven, teacher-centric instruction. Teaching Through Problem Solving is a way to evolve instruction into a student-centric, facilitated learning experience that will empower our students to become life-long mathematical thinkers. Teaching Through Problem Solving engages students in the Math Practices, differentiates in a way that meets the needs of the diverse learners in your classroom and engages all students in high-level mathematics and moves students toward a deeper conceptual understanding by spending more time analyzing the math behind one problem and making connections between the variety of strategies implemented to solve that problem

 

11/9/2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM              

Engaging Students in the Inquiry Process in the Social Science Classroom (K-12)

The new Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science emphasize the use of inquiry in the classroom. In addition to discussing what inquiry is and why it's important, this session will focus on how to engage students in the social sciences through the use of a five-stage inquiry process. As each stage is discussed, a  variety of strategies will be provided. The afternoon of this full-day training will be a chance to begin to incorporate what you've learned into your classroom and network with other colleagues from the area. Planning and work time will be provided with the opportunity to break up by grade level to collaborate and begin planning a unit to use this school year. Presenters will be available to provide guidance and answer questions as participants work. To maximize the effectiveness of your afternoon, please feel free to bring or have in mind curricular materials that you'd like to adapt into a unit of inquiry

 

11/13/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cooperative Learning (K-12)
Struggling with how to implement effective groups in your classroom? This workshop will provide secrets, tips, and tricks to implement group work all while maintaining high levels of student engagement.

 

11/14/2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM              

After School New Teacher Academy - Social Emotional Learning. What, Why and How (PreK-12)

This workshop is for first and second-year teachers only. In this session, participants will discover the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards from Goal to Standards to Descriptors. Activities will include analyzing adult SEL competencies and how they affect the classroom. How our students fit into stages of SEL skills and specific ways to integrate SEL skills into every lesson. Participants will also explore a collaboration kit to assist in the implementation of student collaboration to support not only SEL but also Danielson Domains.

 

11/15/2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM              

After School Workshop: Yoga in the Classroom (PreK-12)

This 2-hour workshop will provide participants with basic knowledge about mindful movement (yoga) in the classroom. Learn basic poses to incorporate in your daily schedule to help students stay calm, focused and flexible in mind and body. Leave the workshop with first-hand experience of basic yoga poses you can start using immediately. No previous experience necessary, all skill levels welcome. Appropriate for teachers, instructional aides, and related service providees (e.g., social workers, guidance counselors, etc.). Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.

 

11/19/2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM              

After School Workshop: The Do's and Don'ts of an IEP Meeting (PreK-12)

Ever wonder why some teachers never stress about their IEP meetings? Learn the do's and don'ts that these professionals know so you can have a stress-free meeting, too! This workshop will also cover topics that will help you avoid missteps that might have legal repercussions. You will leave with the knowledge you need to set up and run parent-friendly IEP meetings that allow your students to reach their full potential.
 

11/28/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Social Emotional Learning What, Why and How (Pre-K-12)
In this session, participants will discover the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards from Goal to Standards to Descriptors. Activities will include analyzing adult SEL competencies and how they affect the classroom, how our students fit into stages of SEL skills and specific ways to integrate SEL skills into every lesson. Participants will also explore a collaboration kit to assist in the implementation of student collaboration to support not only SEL but also Danielson Domains.


11/30/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Power of Positive Leadership (K-12 Administrators, Coaches, Sponsors, Teachers)
Who should attend? Anyone who is in a leadership role. That includes administrators, coaches, sponsors, teachers, basically everyone. According to Benjamin Hooks, retired director of the NAACP, 'If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.' How can you make sure you are not on a walk? Come learn about the impact positive leadership can have on a school/district. Dr. Kelly d. Stewart will present the Power of Positive Leadership Framework from Jon Gordon's book The Power of Positive Leadership. The Framework is based on proven principles that make great leaders great. Participants will be given ample opportunities to reflect on and share their ideas with one another. In addition, participants will be asked to complete a 7 Step Action Plan to guide their implementation of positive leadership within their school/district.

 

December

 

12/6/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Best Practices in Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Instruction (K-6)
In this workshop, teachers learn best practices for assessing reading comprehension and vocabulary. These approaches build student independence, encourage inquiry and collaboration, and help students meet the demand of the Common Core Standards.
 

12/7/2018
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

K-12 Principal Meeting
Monthly Meeting K-12
 

12/10/2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Benefits of Asset-Based Thinking (6-12)
Lindsey Jensen discusses the power of positivity with an honest, humorous, anecdotal look at how she went from fearful, frustrated, failing novice to the 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year. Topics include how to promote family engagement and create powerful partnerships to yield student success, as well as how to tackle literacy learning and writing woes to foster an appreciation for reading and writing in secondary classrooms.
 

January

1/9/2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Stop talking! Why did you do that? Sit down! What's wrong with you? Pull up your pants! (K-12 Teachers, Related Service Personnel, Administrators)
Have you ever found yourself in a power struggle? Have you ever looked back and wished you had handled a confrontation differently? Have you ever been so frustrated, you are lost for words? Do you want to change how you approach conflict? Are you looking to be more proactive, rather than reactive? Look no further. Through the learning and application of Restorative Practices, participants will become skilled in using affective statements and questions to foster respect, de-escalate students and staff, and build trust will all parties.

 

1/15/2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM              

After School Workshop: Conventional and Unconventional Classroom Strategies (Grades 2-8)

It's January, and you still have 4 months of the school year to go! Come join us in this after-school workshop where you will learn tricks and tips to foster and to build relationships with students while creating a positive classroom environment using effective discipline and teaching strategies!

 

1/18/2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

'Minds-On' - Ways to Engage Learning (K-12)
Charlotte Danielson states that 'Learning activities for students may be 'hands-on,' but they should always be 'minds-on.' Join us for a day of discovering ways to make sure your lessons are 'minds-on' experiences for your students. You will walk away from this presentation with lots of ideas to make your instruction more engaging. The presenters will share more than 27 different activating, cognitive, and summarizing instructional strategies for engaging learners.
 

1/23/2019
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

K-12 Principal Meeting
Monthly Meeting K-12
 

February

2/5/2019

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM           

K-12 Assistant Principal/Dean of Student Meeting

Assistant Principal / Dean of Student Meeting

 

2/6/2019

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM              

'Creative Juices Here!' Get more 'Creativity' - Effectively and Practically, in a Real Classroom!

Needing a boost of creative juices to energize your classroom? In this workshop, creative activities and strategies that you can use in your classroom tomorrow will be taught and implemented. Come and experience it for yourself.

 

2/11/2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM              

After School Workshop New Teacher Academy: Supporting, Empowering and Embracing Classroom Culture (K-12)

This workshop is for first and second-year teachers only. Dealing with difficult students and parents is never easy. Many times teachers are caught off guard; but what if you had practical tips and strategies that could potentially de-escalate immediately? This session will give teachers tips on how to create and maintain effective and positive relationships with the school community both in and out of the classroom setting.

 

2/15/2019

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM              

Paper Tigers Documentary & Effects of Trauma in Children K-12

Participants in this workshop will view the documentary Paper Tigers and then learn about the impact of developmental trauma on students, its relationship to mental health and how that manifests itself in the classroom setting. The necessity of using a growth mindset and 'trauma lens' when planning for and working with these children will be emphasized. The presenters will make the case of a perspective shift from asking the student 'what is wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?' or 'what do you need?' As an essential, component to successfully address the students needs. Trauma-sensitive principles and practices that assist the teacher and the students manage their anxiety, disassociation, need for control and hyper-vigilance will be shared.

 

2/27/2019
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

K-12 Principal Meeting
Monthly Meeting K-12
 

March

3/21/2019

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM           

K-12 Principal Meeting

Monthly Meeting K-12

3/27/2019
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

K-12 Principal Meeting
Monthly Meeting K-12