Month
Date
Upcoming Event
June
6/22/2021
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Using the Illinois Priority Learning Standards in the Math Classroom (In-Person)
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In August 2020, ISBE released a Priority Standards document. This presentation will review how to utilize this information to align mathematics curriculum to ensure coverage of grade-level standards essential to proficiency on the IAR. Additional resources will be provided. Presenter: Dr. Cathleen Weber, Education Lane LLC This will be an in-person event. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated participants
6/25/2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minimize Lecture and Maximize Learning with the Workshop Model - (In Person)-CANCELLED
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How can we minimize lecture while maximizing learning? We can with the workshop model! In simple terms, the workshop model is an instructional practice that consists of three parts: a mini-lesson, a workshop, and a debrief. It allows room for modeling, practice, and meeting the needs of all students. What does this look like in the middle school setting? Come to this session to find out how you can make this work in your middle school/junior high classroom!
6/25/2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
High School Literacy-Support in Any Content Area - (In Person) - CANCELLED
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Did you know that if you support students in their literacy achievements, they will have better earning power and success understanding the adult world than those who struggle with reading? Did you know that every teacher is a reading teacher? This training will give background knowledge on literacy, provide discussions about the need for making a priority in high school, and offer strategies to support students in comprehending and mastering the world of literacy. Participants will leave with ideas and strategies to support students in mastering any content. Come and learn the reason why reading is the key to open the doors for the students who are struggling.
6/29/2021
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga in the Classroom (In-person)
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Learn to use yoga, mindfulness and breathing in your classroom to help students be their best self! This session is led by Janarra Beals, a Special Education Teacher at Montessori Academy for Peace in Decatur Public Schools. Janarra has 85 hours of teacher training from ChildLight Education Company in New Hampshire. She also has experience using yoga, mindfulness, and breathing in her own classroom. Please dress comfortably and feel free to bring your own mat. There will be mats available that will be disinfected before and after usage. Don’t let the word YOGA scare you away! Come be brave and learn how to address mindfulness and self-regulation in your classroom. Masks are mandatory as required by the location. We will allow space for social distancing. Location: Eisenhower High School Gym 1200 S 16th St Decatur, IL 62521 Presenter: Janarra Beals
6/29/2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mindset and Learning in the Middle School - (In Person)-CANCELLED
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Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success says, “The growth mindset allows people to value what they are doing regardless of the outcome.” Sometimes teachers look only at the outcome which causes students to be more involved in finishing and winning than in the process of learning from their mistakes and enjoying what they are doing along the way. This training will give lots of ideas to ponder and use inside your classroom. Working on a growth mindset can be a success not only for students, but for teachers too.
July
7/1/2021
- 7/31/2021
Academic Vocabulary (Self-Paced)
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July 1st-July 31st: All tasks due by July31st for credit! Academic vocabulary refers to the specialized, high-utility words used in the classroom. This includes high-use words, such as analyze, summarize, evaluate etc. Grammar and syntax is also needed to competently be able to discuss a topic in speaking or writing. Systematic and explicit are the ways to master academic vocabulary. Learning how to teach words will also close the gap on comprehension in content areas. This online training will provide support to teachers with research based information on what is necessary for students to build vocabularies that cross contents and provide meaning to test questions they encounter. The training will be sent out to you in July by email. You will have until July 31st to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us.
7/1/2021
- 7/31/2021
Becoming a Trauma Aware Educator (Self-Paced)
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July 1st-July 31st: All tasks due by July31st for credit! Dealing with trauma in a classroom is difficult when demands of content mastery is the goal. However, if you do not deal with the trauma facing some of our students, learning will take a backseat to the effects of trauma. This training will give ideas on how relationships can be built, resiliency can be supported, and how educators can understand how trauma affects the brain and learning. The training will be sent out to you in July by email. You will have until July 31st to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us.
7/1/2021
- 7/31/2021
Beginning Differentiation (Self-Paced)
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July 1st-July 31st: All tasks due by July31st for credit! We are all unique learners. We bring many things to the table of learning. This training will support educators on the HOW TO BEGIN differentiation in their classrooms. Content, Process, Learning Environment, and Product are the 4 ways to make learning possible for all students. Many of the ideas presented can be easily implemented. This does not have to be time-consuming and extra work. Differentiation is just a new way of looking at lesson planning and including all the skills that are needed to master one standard. The training will be sent out to you in July by email. You will have until July 31st to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us.
7/1/2021
- 7/31/2021
New Teacher Success (Self-Paced)
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July 1st-July 31st: All tasks due by July31st for credit! This training will inform new teachers how to begin in the most exciting career of education. Rituals and Procedures, Classroom Rules, Calm Classrooms, Research based advice from Marzano and John Hattie. Many ideas and strategies for immediate use. Starting your first day does not have to be stressful. Incorporate some of the ideas presented and each day will be a thrilling adventure. The training will be sent out to you in July by email. You will have until July 31st to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us.
7/2/2021
- 7/31/2021
Close Reading Matters (Self-Paced)
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July 1st-July 31st: All tasks due by July31st for credit! According to research and author, Barry Brummett: Close reading is a mindful, disciplined reading of an object with a view to deeper understanding of its meaning. Closer reading of text, graphs, cartoons, videos, quotes, poems, math problems, instructions, photos, resources of any kind needs to be taught to students. Close reading is also needed when state testing occurs. Students need to be able to comprehend text or objects and provide evidence of why they comprehended in that way. This training will support educators in the process of repeated readings, annotation, evidence, and the need for close reading in all of our lives. The training will be sent out to you in July by email. You will have until July 31st to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us.
7/2/2021
- 7/31/2021
Questioning and Engagement (Self-Paced)
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July 1st-July 31st: All tasks due by July31st for credit! The Common Core State Standards and the Illinois Assessment of Readiness IAR Test strongly focus on students gathering evidence, knowledge, and insight from what they read, view, hear, or experience. Writing text-dependent question specifically asks a question that can be answered by referring explicitly back to the information gathered by the student through text, video, audio, artwork, cartoon, photo, documents, or other materials. Literal and Inferential questions can be written to be text dependent. This training will support teachers of all grades on setting up questions that are aligned to CCSS and IAR. Text-dependent questions should ensure that readers remain faithful to and come to understand the author’s views. Students don’t have to agree with the author, in fact teachers encourage students to challenge the author, but they want students to understand the points the author has made so that they can challenge it with evidence. This training will walk participants through asking challenging questions that keep students engaged in the information presented to them. The training will be sent out to you in July by email. You will have until July 31st to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us.
7/2/2021
- 7/31/2021
Writing in All Content Areas (Self-Paced)
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July 1st-July 31st: All tasks due by July31st for credit! Writing Tasks on the IAR Test can be difficult for students if they have not grappled with that type of writing inside their own classrooms. This training will help you understand: • Reading and writing must go together • IAR Writing Tasks are a specific type of writing. • Common academic vocabulary, common graphic organizers, and a common writing vocabulary should be approached by collaborating in grade bands so that students are carefully mastering and building from grade level to grade level ON THEIR WRITING AND READING SKILLS. • Strategies for each type of writing and a chance to write an essay that 6-8th grade students could be asked on the IAR test. This training will support participants’ efforts for adding more writing into their curriculums. The training will be sent out to you in July by email. You will have until July 31st to complete and send all TASK Answers to prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us which will be explained in the training. Feel free to reach out to Barb Preston with any questions at prestonb@roe39.k12.il.us.
7/16/2021
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Introduction to Nearpod
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Please join Colleen Kaplan and Holly Kelly for an introductory level session on Nearpod, an app/website that will take your classroom presentations to the next level. Using content you have already created, build interactive lessons using multimedia and unique formative assessment tools. This will be a hands-on session - feel free to bring lesson materials or a set of resources so you can build your first lesson as we learn together (ex: PowerPoints, PDFs, Google/Word documents, videos, pictures, etc).
7/26/2021
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Introduction to Pear Deck
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Participants will learn the basics of creating and presenting with Pear Deck, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students remotely, and how to use Pear Deck features to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons.
August
8/3/2021
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Administrators' Back-to-School Breakfast
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Welcome back breakfast for Macon and Piatt County school administrators hosted by the Regional Office of Education #39. AGENDA: 7:30-8:00 Breakfast 8:00-8:15 Welcome and Introductions 8:15-8:45 Dr. Lionel Allen, Jr., ed LEADERS MATTER 8:45-9:00 Break 9:00-9:15 Empowerment with SIMP, Inc. 9:15-10:15 Kevin Jones, Pathways 2 Restorative Practice 10:15-10:30 Closing
8/6/2021
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA#3754 Data Literacy to ensure Student Achievement through School Improvement & Accountability - (DPS ONLY)
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The purpose of this Administrator Academy will be to provide administrators with an in-depth overview of the indicators utilized in the Illinois response to Every Student Success Act (ESSA) accountability system. Included in this workshop will be an overview of the ESSA law, the indicators utilized to designate schools, the requirements of schools designated for targeted and comprehensive support, funding support provided through the Title I - School Improvement 1003(a) Grant, and the requirements of the grant process including the use of the ISBE IWAS portal. In addition, participants will be exposed to the reports utilized for the annual designations available in IWAS. Participants will also discuss school improvement alignment to ensure positive student achievement. Although time will be devoted to those designated for improvement, this academy will be important for every school due to the annual calculation of the summative index score. Time will also be provided for participants to share experiences, barriers to student achievement, successful innovative ideas on student achievement, and communication opportunities for participants to guide stakeholder knowledge in their community. AA Credit or 6 PDHs
8/11/2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Google Training (Futures Unlimited Only)
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Google Training with Austin Jesse
8/17/2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Guided Reading (M/F Grade only)
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We will be planning for the start of the school year and getting started with Guided Reading.
September
9/1/2021
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Transitional English Meeting for High School Language Arts Teachers - CANCELLED
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The Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness Act requires that all Illinois high schools offer a senior level Transitional English course that will serve to guarantee entry into a community college English 101 course. This 2-hour session will provide an overview of the mandate, review the ISBE recommended course content, and allow participants to network with RCC faculty. PDCUs and a take-home dinner will be provided. Please download and review the Transitional English course overview and competencies at: https://www.isbe.net/pwr Click on the Transitional English tab on that page.
9/14/2021
- 7/1/2022
Short Term Substitute Training (Self-paced)
Short Term Substitute Training (self-paced) with Canvas Software. After registration, you will receive an invite from Canvas Software to begin your short-term substitute training. Upon completion of the Short Term Substitute training you will receive an Evaluation link that must be completed in order to receive your Evidence of Completion Form. Once the Evidence of Completion form is received, please print it, sign it and email it to dwilliams@roe39.k12.il.us If you have any questions please contact Dee Williams at dwilliams@roe39.k12.il.us
9/15/2021
12:00 PM - 9/29/2021 5:00 PM
3-Day Series: Introduction to Restorative Practices (Open to Community Leaders and Educators)
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This three-day training is open to community leaders and educators who want to learn how to use restorative practices to bring peace to Decatur and our surrounding communities as well as help our schools flourish. Participants will learn skills that can be used immediately to strengthen relationships and respond to conflict in classrooms, the community, and organizations. Day one is an overview of restorative practices where practical strategies will be shared that can be used right away. Day two is devoted entirely to learning how to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building relationships, resolving social problems, and responding when harm occurs. Day three focuses on the hallmark of restorative practices - effective responses to incidents of conflict, wrongdoing, or harm. Participants will learn how to facilitate a formal, scripted circle process to address racial incidents, bullying, vandalism, and other serious infractions. Monitoring reactions in stressful situations, listening with empathy, and creating shared understanding among conflicting parties will be some of the skills modeled in this session. 3-day training (register once) Date/Time: September 15th, 22nd, and 29th / 12:00-5:00pm each day Location: Decatur Salvation Army, 229 W. Main St., Decatur, IL Fee: Sponsored by Macon/Piatt ROE #39 (Lunch will be provided - Notorious PIG and Wildflour Artisan Cafe) Facilitators: Kevin Jones, IIRP and Keyria Rodgers, D.P.A., GRJP Hosts: Macon/Piatt ROE #39, S.I.M.P., Inc., and Millikin University PDHs: 15 Hours (for educators)
9/17/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SEL Orientation - (ROE17 & ROE32)
SEL Orientation (ROE 17 & ROE32)
9/23/2021
- 11/16/2021
Better Than Carrots or Sticks (Online Book Study)
Participants will purchase the book, Better Than Carrots or Sticks by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Better Than Carrots or Sticks, provides a workable blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. Participants will be led through Restorative Practices for positive classroom management during the reading process. Designed as a self paced book study, registered participants will download a reflective reading document that should be completed and submitted via email to the instructor pclark7203@gmail.com by November 16, 2021.
9/24/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SEL Orientation - (ROE9 & ROE54)
SEL Orientation (ROE9 & ROE54)
October
10/1/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SEL Orientation - (ROE11 & ROE39)
SEL Orientation (ROE11 & ROE39)