Month
Date
Upcoming Event
September
9/22/2022
- 12/10/2022
Centers or Stations for Any Grade Level -(Online-Self-Paced)
All tasks due by December 10th for credit! • Types of centers or stations inside a classroom should be determined by data. Stations can provide time for practice, preview, review, collaboration, choice work time, and small group or individual teacher time: • They differentiate for all learners • They give authentic practice for concepts learned • They allow a teacher time to work with small groups • They are meaningful, aligned to classroom learning • They are teacher directed • They allow students interaction and hands on This training will highlight K-12 centers or stations that can be used in your classroom in any content. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until Nov 15th 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
9/22/2022
- 12/10/2022
Coaching Teachers For School Improvement Fall 2022 - (Online- Self Paced)
All tasks due by December 10th for credit! Coaching is about getting to the heart of what is the best version of ourselves. Inside the training will show a successful personal coaching strategy of mine that I use in School Improvement. The training will highlight coaching strategies: • Preparing to be a Coach • Climate and Culture of a school or district • Using data from observations and assessments, • Questioning, listening, coaching dialogue, • Gradual release in coaching, • Feedback • Setting norms, meeting agendas • Observing lessons and reflection • Different coaching shifts This training has lots of information and some tasks to complete. Coaching can be positive or negative experience. With the right strategies and support, coaching can get to deep learning and that can change the whole picture of success. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until Nov 15th 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
9/22/2022
- 12/10/2022
Mindsets and Learning- A Dynamic Duo Fall 2022-(Online, Self-paced)
All tasks due by December 10th 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 Nov 15th 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
9/22/2022
- 12/10/2022
Running Records-(Self-Paced, Online)
All tasks due by December 10th for credit! Why, running records? Running Records captures a student’s reading ability in a small amount of time. Marie Clay, founder of Running Records, came up with a way to gather information quickly in a formulaic manner. Running Records breaks down: • How a student can read a continuous text, • strategies that they use, • abilities to self-monitor and self-correct their reading, • the risks they take, • their ability to comprehend what they read. This training will share how to do a running record, example videos, and then help you analyze Meaning, Visual, and Semantic cues. Included in this training are interventions and other resources that support efforts in helping students improve. Come join in on a quick way to assess and finding interventions for any age student on their reading ability. Reading is the KEY to understanding the world. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until Nov 15th 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
9/22/2022
- 12/10/2022
School Improvement Using Research and Data Teams-(Online- Self-Paced)- for Administrators and Teachers
All tasks due by December 10th 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 Nov 15th 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
9/22/2022
- 12/10/2022
Teaching Students to Be Kind to Their Brains-(Online-Self Paced)
All tasks due by December 10th for credit! Every time you get frustrated at a student in your classroom, ask yourself, “What is going on with this student mentally, emotionally, and socially? This training will give insight to brain friendly ways educators can implement for better learning and better relationships with students. When you do get frustrated, there may be ways of supporting a student by giving them tools and strategies to prevent emotional outbreaks. Teaching students about their brain and emotional well-being can lead to a respectful learning experience which results in retention and emotionally stable environments. Magically, learning can take place. It is a win- win for the teacher and the students. The training will be sent out to you as soon as you register. You will have until Nov 15th 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
9/22/2022
- 12/10/2022
Writing and the IAR Test-(Online-Self Paced)
All tasks due by December 10th 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 you as soon as you register. You will have until Nov 15th 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
December
12/14/2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
12/14/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Short Term Substitute Training via Zoom
Short Term Substitute Training via Zoom. This session fulfills the required State of Illinois training for short term substitute teachers 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
12/15/2022
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Session via Zoom
Join instructor Sarah Oaks for a 60-minute yoga session. This might be just what you need in the holiday season.
12/21/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Short Term Substitute Training- Via Zoom
Short Term Substitute Training via Zoom. This session fulfills the required State of Illinois training for short term substitute teachers 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
January
1/4/2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Short Term Substitute Training- Via Zoom
Short Term Substitute Training via Zoom. This session fulfills the required State of Illinois training for short term substitute teachers 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
1/9/2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
What Happened to You? Book Study - Cerro Gordo Schools Only
Join the CG team as they discuss chapters 2 & 3 of 'What Happened to You?' Please read chapters 2&3. Choose a word or phrase that is meaningful to you. Write it on a post-it. We’ll discuss it during our time together.
1/18/2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
February
2/7/2023
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
AA#3925 - From the Pitch to the Classroom, Leadership Lessons From The Lasso Way
The hit streaming comedy, Ted Lasso, offers remarkable insight into what it means to lead a team effectively while prioritizing the mental health of both the team and the leaders. In this workshop/Administrator Academy, participants will work through CASEL's Adult SEL Competencies through the lens of 'the Lasso Way' and the show's top leadership lessons. They will also assess and reflect on their own situations, creating an SEL-informed leadership mindset and a draft for moving their school or district forward with SEL-related programming.
2/22/2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
March
3/2/2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
AA#3000 - Teacher Evaluator Retraining and Student Growth
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
3/22/2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.
April
4/15/2023
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Elemental First Steps and Conversations in Orff @ Millikin University
Each hour of this workshop will focus on a NEW topic. Ukulele, Drums, Children's literature and more. Come and join the fun! SANDY LANZ and GRETCHEN WAHLBERG are national board certified teachers who have taught elementary music in Florida for over 38 years. For the past 18 years, they have taught Orff-Schulwerk Level I teacher training courses sponsored by the Central Florida Orff Chapter, Stetson University, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida International University. They have co-taught workshop sessions at National Orff Schulwerk conferences, as well as, numerous state music conferences throughout the US. Together they have written the books, Drum It Up, Creative Bits with Children’s Lit, Strum It Up and S'More Bits with Children's Lit.
4/26/2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 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
5/24/2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 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.