Month
Date
Upcoming Event
November
11/2/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Introduction to Mindfulness in the Classroom
Registration Closed
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?'
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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
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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
Registration Closed
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
Registration Closed
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
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Differentiation - (Robertson Charter Only)
Registration Closed
In school PD about differentiation and strategies to use in the classroom.
11/10/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CASEL Framework
Registration Closed
Learn about the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning - what they offer and how they can support your journey.
11/10/2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
TeacherReady Certification Program Informational Meeting (Virtual)
Registration Closed
Want to be a Teacher? Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! TeacherReady is the state approved Educator Preparation Institute of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida which transfers to Illinois with full reciprocity. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution and a 2.5 GPA or higher. Join us virtually to learn more information about this online program! For any licensure questions please email Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.org
11/11/2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Brain - Regulation & Relationships
Registration Closed
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
Registration Closed
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
11/17/2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
TeacherReady Certification Program Informational Meeting (Virtual)
Registration Closed
Want to be a Teacher? Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! TeacherReady is the state approved Educator Preparation Institute of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida which transfers to Illinois with full reciprocity. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution and a 2.5 GPA or higher. Join us virtually to learn more information about this online program! For any licensure questions please email Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.org
11/18/2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Workshop via Zoom
Registration Closed
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session.
11/30/2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CCRI - Tracking & Guidance Training
Registration Closed
Summative Designations for Fall 2022 will include the College and Career Readiness Indicator (CCRI) for the high school grade band. The CCRI indicator is comprised of numerous requirements to ensure students are competent for the work force. This workshop will review the requirements for awarding Distinguished Scholar or College and Career Readiness endorsements. Participants will receive documents to assist in tracking the indicator requirements, and tips on uploading/reviewing data. Intended participants are high school principals, assistant principals, guidance counselors, alternative education program managers, and anyone guiding students to College and Career Readiness. Facilitated by Dr. Cathleen Weber
December
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
Circle of Instruction (Online/Self-Paced)
Registration Closed
Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! Circles have been around for centuries. Social and Emotional Standards have brought circles into our classrooms for calming and restoring justice. Circles provide other learning opportunities. Students and teachers: come together and work together, support each other, learn from each other, and have someone on each side to provide energy and encouragement. This training will give teachers the opportunity to use a circle for instruction. Examples are included for lessons and teacher/student feedback. Join this self-paced, online training and try a circle formation for your next lesson. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
Differentiation in the Tier One Classroom (Online/Self-Paced)
Registration Closed
Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! Differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs. Whether teachers differentiate content, process, products, or the learning environment, the use of ongoing assessment and flexible grouping makes this a successful approach to instruction. This training provides teachers many ideas on how to differentiate so that ALL students can be productive at learning. Trying one new way of differentiating may be reaching a student who can finally understand. Reaching all students is a huge task. By planning to be successful, it will happen. Sign up and see if any of the ideas presented will make a difference in your student’s achievement. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in All Classrooms (Online/Self-Paced)
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Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! Classrooms are the few places on earth where people from so many diverse backgrounds come together for a common goal. The goal may not be the same for each of us, but a classroom has the intent of learning something. This may be the place to have those conversations with each other and about each other so that our classrooms can become the place of learning and understanding for ALL. This training will be one where reflection and honesty will support being comfortable with yourself and others. Many resources will be shared and conversation starters for courageous talk. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
Mindsets and Learning (Online/Self-Paced)
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Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! Professor Carol Dweck, an American psychologist, found that we all have different beliefs about the underlying nature of ability. Children (and adults!) with a growth mindset believe that intelligence and abilities can be developed through effort, persistence, trying different strategies and learning from mistakes. This training will highlight how mindsets affect learning and how, we as educators, can help students grow a “Growth Mindset” and recognize when they are in a Fixed Mindset. Ideas and strategies to try in your classroom. Videos to watch that show how students can be successful by persevering with challenges, new concepts, and how failures only lead to success. Come and grow with me. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
Running Records (Online/Self-Paced)
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Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! Knowing that reading does not come naturally to humans and it requires many parts of the brain to work together, reading is the fundamental to opening up the world to students. The alphabet is made of symbols that make words that have meaning. In order for teachers to know that students have mastered the Five Components of Reading (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension)-assessment should occur systematically. Running Records will help teachers level students for guided reading, pinpoint weaknesses, and identify interventions to support student achievement, not only in reading, but also in all content areas that require comprehension. It is an easy assessment to use during Guided Reading or during class when students are working independently. It gives information that supports teachers in making decisions that will help students be successful in reading, thus be successful in life. Teachers cannot fix reading problems without assessment. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
School Improvement Using Research and Data Teams (Online/Self-Paced)
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Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! School Improvement is unique to every school and district. ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) allows schools greater flexibility to determine the needs and the most effective way to improve achievement. This training is a “SUGGESTED” road map including the wise school improvement specialists’ strategies and truths about improving and change. What works for one school may not work for another. However, we all need to start and implement something because our students are patiently waiting for the adults to gather a plan so schools graduate College Ready or Career Ready human beings. Participants will have lots to think about after this training. Hope you come along for the ride. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
Trauma, Stress and a Resilient Brain (Online/Self-Paced)
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Dec. 1st-Jan. 30th, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! The world is a series of experiences. School is one of those experiences. Trauma and stress are realities in the 21st century. If schools are not proactive, stress will damage bodies and brains, reducing resilience in students and teachers. Educators cannot instruct and expect students to learn without being resilient and self-regulated. This training will remind educators of the effects of trauma and stress. Tasks and videos will provide a model that classrooms and schools can implement to teach students about their brains, reducing stress, and becoming resilient in school, on the playground, and at home. Join me in a self-paced, online journey to resiliency. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
Understanding Emotional Poverty (Online/Self-Paced)
Registration Closed
Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! Many authors have different definitions of being emotionally poor. The truth is many of us are lacking in our emotional mindset. This training uses research based facts and strategies to support teachers who are dealing with emotionally poor students. The reality is that learning and connection to others becomes a deficit when our emotional mindset is unbalanced. Teachers, who are unaware of this, should learn what it is and establish strategies to support their students. This training will highlight how to build a toolbox for leveling emotional balance, thus strengthening the learning inside their classrooms. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
What is Formative Assessment? (Online/Self-Paced)
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Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! Formative assessment informs both teachers and students about student understanding at a point when timely adjustments can make a difference in mastery. Pre-Assessment, Mid Assessment, and Summative Assessment interconnect and seldom stand alone in their effect. These assessments should happen daily and guide instruction and learning. (Black and Williams, 2009) Most formative assessment is informal and requires timely feedback and response. It is has been proven that formative assessment has the greatest impact on learning and achievement because teachers can get feedback before and during a lesson in a rapid manner. This training will provide and support teachers in creating quick assessments that will inform their instruction. Most of all, the assessments are fun and can be overlapping during a lesson or unit. When you complete this training, you will be better equipped to differentiate groups and lessons so that ALL students will achieve. The training will be sent out to as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/1/2021
- 1/30/2022
Writing and IAR Testing (Online/Self-Paced)
Registration Closed
Dec. 1st-Jan. 30, 2022: All tasks due by Jan. 30th for credit! Reading and Writing go together. Many students need to form some background knowledge in order to write. Reading provides the background knowledge. The IAR test uses already published reading content for students to comprehend. The test then asks students to take in the information and analyze it with different tasks that ask students to support their answers with evidence from the content they read, viewed, or heard. In order to understand the IAR questions, teachers need to make students aware of the academic vocabulary used in the IAR questioning and begin to set up questions and tasks that mimic these. This will support student’s ability to confront the vocabulary and understand what to do with a Literary Analysis Task, Narrative Task, or a Research Simulation Task. Districts need to set up a plan so that common vocabulary, annotations, writing organizers, and cold reads and writing are planned throughout the year. This training will provide tools for students to use before the IAR test is in front of them. Adults do not take a driving test without the tools to know the information to complete the test. Students need the same support. The training will be sent out to as soon as you register. You will have until January 30th to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.org which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.org
12/2/2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Session
Registration Closed
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session. Join yoga Instructor Sarah Oaks for a 1-hour session.
12/2/2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Coffee, Cocoa and Conversation - New Teacher Learning Community (In-person)
Registration Closed
Teachers in the first 3 years of teaching! Join us for a hour session to network with other new teachers in our area and discuss topics in an EdCamp format. Come with ideas for future conversations! Coffee, Cocoa and light snacks provided.
12/7/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CASEL Framework - Session 2
Registration Closed
Learn about the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning - what they offer and how they can support your journey. Find out more about what CASEL has to offer. You are welcome to join - even if you missed session 1.
12/8/2021
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. via Zoom
Registration Closed
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.
12/8/2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
TeacherReady Certification Program Informational Meeting (Virtual)
Registration Closed
Want to be a Teacher? Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! TeacherReady is the state approved Educator Preparation Institute of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida which transfers to Illinois with full reciprocity. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution and a 2.5 GPA or higher. Join us virtually to learn more information about this online program! For any licensure questions please email Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.org
12/9/2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Session
Registration Closed
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session. Join yoga Instructor Sarah Oaks for a 1-hour session.
12/15/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Day In, Day Out
Registration Closed
There have been plenty of books written on the topics of success, self-improvement, and career advancement, but many fail to address one of the simplest and most pow- erful principles— you have to show up, day in and day out, and do the work. Day In, Day Out explores the secret power to be found in showing up and doing the work for a sustained period of time.
12/16/2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
What Happened to You? - Book Study (Session 2)
Registration Closed
This session will cover chapters 2&3 of Dr Bruce Perry's 'What Happened to You?' If you were unable to join for session 1, no worries. You are welcome to join for session 2. If you would like a copy of the book to participate, email CHogue@roe39.org.
January
1/5/2022
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Cancelled - Principal Mentoring & Networking Session w/Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr. - In-person
Registration Closed
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.
1/6/2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Session via Zoom
Registration Closed
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session. Join yoga Instructor Sarah Oaks for a 1-hour session.
1/11/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fostering Resilience Amidst a Pandemic (session 1 of 5) via Zoom
Registration Closed
Childhood trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe, especially now. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers and former principal, Pete Hall (co-authors of the best-selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma- sensitive classroom – ASCD, 2016 and Relationship, Responsibility and Regulation: Trauma Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners; 2019 and several other publications) about the importance of incorporating trauma- invested practices into the work we do with each other, caregivers and our youth. In this engaging training, staff will be invited to reflect on their current practices as well as the practices within their settings and will have opportunity to engage and connect with one another about those reflections. We will explore the latest research about how education has been impacted. We will share ideas for how to manage our expectations as well as provide input on how we can support each other and our youth in these current times. If you would like a copy of the book, email CHogue@roe39.org.
1/12/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
What Happened to You? (Session 3 of 6) via Zoom
Registration Closed
Chapters 4&5 You are welcome to join for this session - even if you were unable to join for 1 & 2. If you would like a copy of the book, email CHogue@roe39.org.
1/12/2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
TeacherReady Certification Program Informational Meeting (Virtual)
Registration Closed
Want to be a Teacher? Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! TeacherReady is the state approved Educator Preparation Institute of the CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida which transfers to Illinois with full reciprocity. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution and a 2.5 GPA or higher. Join us virtually to learn more information about this online program! For any licensure questions please email Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.org
1/18/2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #1838 - Social Intelligence: The Swiss Army Knife of Leadership Skills (Sullivan VFW Hall)
Registration Closed
Participants will identify and analyze the essential constructs of emotional and social intelligence, utilizing key research findings to identify the critical components that apply to leadership competency; evaluate multiple ways to measure their own level of emotional and social intelligence, using findings from those assessments to develop a personal plan for improvement; identify and evaluate the importance of self-management, how it effects the entire organization (mood contagion) and will be able to develop specific strategies what will improve school culture and climate; and assess and analyze how to best manage relationships; utilizing a repertoire of leadership styles.
1/20/2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Session via Zoom
Registration Closed
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session. Join yoga Instructor Sarah Oaks for a 1-hour session.
1/21/2022
- 12/31/2022
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
1/26/2022
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.
1/26/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Taking Care of Your Own Well Being via Zoom
#1 Taking Care of your own wellbeing How much of our well-being is really within our control? While it may feel like our happiness hinges on a change in circumstances, researchers are finding out that certain key actions and attitudes can make a huge impact on our well-being. In this workshop, we are going to explore the science of happiness, focusing on the research-based strategies that educators use to increase engagement, reduce burnout, boost autonomy, and strengthen relationships. LEARNING OUTCOMES: AGENCY - Understand how our perspective on control influences our well-being while implementing strategies for increasing autonomy ENGAGEMENT - Learn the three key moves workers take to increase their motivation, focus, and satisfaction with their work life experience. AWARENESS - Develop a deeper understanding of the science of well-being in order to proactively improve life experience
1/27/2022
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
New Teacher Collaboration Session via Zoom
For Teachers in the first 3 years of teaching and Long Term Substitutes! Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration! If you are newer to teaching (or if you feel new to teaching), this is the session for you! Join fellow new teachers for a calming collaborative session. The structure of the time will focus on the needs of the group. Please bring topics that you would like to discuss with fellow educators. Note: This meeting has been changed from in-person to a Zoom meeting
February
2/3/2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Session via Zoom
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session. Join yoga Instructor Sarah Oaks for a 1-hour session.
2/10/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Trauma Invested Communication via Zoom (Part 2 of 5)
Effective communication approaches are critical to establishing and maintaining relationships. And when dysregulation or disconnection occurs and someone goes - or both of you go - to the downstairs brain, effective communication, grounded in self-regulation, purpose, and connection, might be the only thing that can save you! Intentional Communication is essential when trying to create a culture of safety for your staff and students and families. Communication struggles and breakdowns are often the key culprits of impact on the creation of the nest and often key focuses of our consultation with buildings, districts, and settings. We will review our mindsets and ways to work with the mindsets of those we serve and how those can impact connection and safety. We will explore our roles and ways we can help reframe and support repair following a disruption or a break in communication. We will talk through the steps to trauma invested communication and provide some strategies for support. Join award winning author Kristin Souers as she leads you through a training on best practices for Trauma Invested Communication.
2/15/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
'What Happened to You?' (Part 4 of 6)
We'll cover chapters 6 (From Coping to Healing) and 7 (Post-Traumatic Wisdom)
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.
2/16/2022
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Foreign Language Teacher Professional Learning Community- EdCamp (In-Person)
Calling all foreign language teachers! Join fellow foreign language educators for an afternoon of collaboration! We will set plans for future PLC time, share some tools you can use in your classroom and share a March Madness idea you can use in your foreign language classroom! Feel free to bring an idea to share with the group!
2/17/2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Session via Zoom
Participants in this session will learn the benefits of yoga and well as be part of a yoga session. Join yoga Instructor Sarah Oaks for a 1-hour session.
2/22/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
COSEM - Transforming Trauma into Healing: From Neuroception to Regulation (From Science to Love)
Description of the session: How does stress affect your brain? What can you do about it? Experience firsthand the effects of iRest and how you can feel safe and connected in your body. Learn valuable tools and better understand what regulation and co-regulation mean. This experiential presentation is science wrapped in love. Dr. Karen Lazarus (she/her), MD, MS, MPH and Jill Apperson Manly (she/her), Co-Founder of JabuMind, are a passionate duo that believe self-love is the most important gift you can give yourself. Be brave and curious, and come to learn, but BEST of all come and experience your body’s infinite wisdom. Karen and Jill are certified in many wellness modalities and trauma-informed practices including iRest, Chopra Center Yoga, Safe and Sound Protocol based on Polyvagal Theory, and Traumatic Stress Studies. You can find their meditations in the JabuMind App for educators. The App has 100s of meditations specifically addressing the stresses and joys of education. Collaborative by design, the App brings excellent timely tools directly into the teachers' hands any moment of any day or night. Teacher candidates, current teachers and administrators are encouraged to bring this proven method into their schools. Our research in the past year showed lower stress levels and improvement in self-efficacy in those using our App. Connect and share your best with yourself. RSVP for free HERE through your group membership to COSEM; clock hours available. The last 15 minutes, Tracy Heilers will share about COSEM’s professional membership for educators and how to get started on the Member Site where all benefits are accessed. Thank you to IL SEL Hub 4 for co-hosting this event!
2/23/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Science of Stress Resilience via Zoom
Chase knows stress. As a parent and veteran high school teacher, he has spent over a decade studying — and living —how stress affects our thinking, learning, and behaving. But this talk is not a boring lecture. It’s a captivating and practical exploration of how we can use the science of stress to become happier, healthier, and more resilient. Chase combines critical research with heartfelt and hilarious stories from his students, his teaching, and his parenting. Your audience will learn how to manage and leverage stress to not just survive but thrive in these stressful times.
March
3/2/2022
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Google Level 1 Certification Rundown Workshop via Zoom (Session 1 of 2)
Reserve your spot today for a Google Level 1 Certification workshop. This 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. This workshop is designed for teachers that have a solid base of implementing the Google tools in their classroom and is not designed as an introduction to the Google tools. Participants will learn Google tips and tricks along the way and be able to practice the skills in their own digital life and with their students. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants are recommended to bring two devices to the workshop. **If you would like more information about apps covered on the exam, please visit Google's training site: https://skillshop.exceedlms.com/student/path/61209-fundamentals-training?locale=en Participants in this workshop will learn about: Digital Citizenship Utilizing Google Drive with efficiency Creating, sharing, and collaborating with Google Docs Creating, Formatting, and Analyzing Data with Google Sheets Developing and Using Google Forms for Quizzes and Data Collection Design and Edit Google Slides Set up and Operate Google Classroom Personalize your Gmail Account Leveraging Google Chat & Meet Manage your Google Calendar, Tasks, and Google Keep Create a Google Site
3/16/2022
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Google Level 1 Certification Rundown Workshop via Zoom (Session 2 of 2)
Reserve your spot today for a Google Level 1 Certification workshop. This 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. This workshop is designed for teachers that have a solid base of implementing the Google tools in their classroom and is not designed as an introduction to the Google tools. Participants will learn Google tips and tricks along the way and be able to practice the skills in their own digital life and with their students. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Participants are recommended to bring two devices to the workshop. **If you would like more information about apps covered on the exam, please visit Google's training site: https://skillshop.exceedlms.com/student/path/61209-fundamentals-training?locale=en Participants in this workshop will learn about: Digital Citizenship Utilizing Google Drive with efficiency Creating, sharing, and collaborating with Google Docs Creating, Formatting, and Analyzing Data with Google Sheets Developing and Using Google Forms for Quizzes and Data Collection Design and Edit Google Slides Set up and Operate Google Classroom Personalize your Gmail Account Leveraging Google Chat & Meet Manage your Google Calendar, Tasks, and Google Keep Create a Google Site
3/22/2022
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Responsible Decision Making: Digital Citizenship and Online Safety
Learn how Digital Citizenship and Online Safety plays a role in the school ecosystem and how educators can help create and maintain positive experiences online. This session will demonstrate examples of how Digital Citizenship and Online Safety can be integrated into classrooms to create positive life long habits for yourself and students.
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 - 11:30 AM
Google Level 2 Certification Rundown Workshop via Zoom (Session 1 of 2)
Reserve your spot today in our Google Educator Level 2 crash course! In this session, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to succeed on the Google Educator Level 2 Certification exam. Each session will cover different Google apps, including Gmail, Slides, and Drawings; Scholar, Books, Google Arts, and Culture; Earth and Maps; Sites and Blogger; YouTube and Classroom; Keep and Trends. Level 2 certification indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform teaching practices. Educators who pass the certification test (not included) will be able to advertise their status with a personal certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. **Participants do not have to take the Level 1 Exam to participate in this workshop or take the Level 1 Exam before Level 2, the exams can be taken in any order. Participants are recommended to bring two devices to the workshop.
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
5/4/2022
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Google Level 2 Certification Rundown Workshop via Zoom (Session 2 of 2)
Reserve your spot today in our Google Educator Level 2 crash course! In this session, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to succeed on the Google Educator Level 2 Certification exam. Each session will cover different Google apps, including Gmail, Slides, and Drawings; Scholar, Books, Google Arts, and Culture; Earth and Maps; Sites and Blogger; YouTube and Classroom; Keep and Trends. Level 2 certification indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform teaching practices. Educators who pass the certification test (not included) will be able to advertise their status with a personal certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. **Participants do not have to take the Level 1 Exam to participate in this workshop or take the Level 1 Exam before Level 2, the exams can be taken in any order. Participants are recommended to bring two devices to the workshop.
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
6/7/2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
A Framework for Understanding Poverty
Join us for a workshop on A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Featuring Ruben Perez! A Ruby Payne consultant from aha! Publishing, Inc. This newly updated workshop gives you in-depth information to help you understand class differences and 10 actions you can implement the next day in the classroom to achieve impact. This workshop is based on the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. After participating in this workshop, your teachers will: Leave the training with concrete actions that can be implemented easily the next day in their classroom or building. • Better understand how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets. • Develop stronger relationships with their students to impact behavior and achievement. • Identify several key instructional strategies that meet the needs of the under-resourced learner. • Understand the hidden rules of economic classes and how they apply to their classrooms. • Reduce their discipline referrals. • Use concrete strategies that impact the achievement of students from poverty. Topics include: resources, relationships, hidden rules, mental models, family structure, updated case studies, family dynamics, your personal experience with class, the role of language registers, discourse patterns and story structure, and the importance of relationships.
6/8/2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Emotional Poverty: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety and Violence in your Classroom
Join us for a workshop on Emotional Poverty. Featuring Ruben Perez! A Ruby Payne consultant from aha! Publishing, Inc. Emotional poverty is when the brain is unintegrated and unregulated, when the bonding and attachment is not secure, and the inner self is under-developed. Increasingly schools are dealing with more students who are angry, anxious and tending to violence (particularly at PK and K). This is taking significant time away from learning. The typical discipline strategies are only working with about half of the students because many of the behavior issues have very deep emotional roots. This workshop will provide strategies, understandings of the causes and sources, and vocabulary. In addition, the workshop will help educators identify early the most probable sources of violence so that interventions can begin much earlier. The 'emotional dance' in the classroom will also be named and discussed. The corresponding book will be given out at no charge.
6/9/2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #3000 – Teacher Evaluator Retraining and Student Growth (In Person)
This is the one required student growth 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 use assessments and measurement models, use data from the evaluation rubric, create targeted professional development plans, and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. AA Credit or 6 PDHs
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.