Month
Date
Upcoming Event
November
11/2/2021
- 5/19/2022
Educator Support Groups
ROE # 17 is offering new virtual mental health support groups for teachers starting in November. These groups are not for other professions, and these groups don’t require you to show up anywhere in person. They don’t require a diagnosis. They don’t require anything fancy. They don’t require insurance, nor do copays begin to add up. They simply require you to log in and allow yourself to feel. I know you have limited time during the day, but spend your break or lunch taking care of YOU, with me. Some groups will be truly dedicated to you and your feelings. Some groups will focus on understanding the body’s physiological responses to stress, how to shift from that, and even how to correlate that to understanding and relating to your students better. No matter what – the intent is to support YOU. We need you, and we need you emotionally well. You’ll note that the times shift a bit on alternating weeks, in an attempt to capture more teachers with the knowledge that not all times will work for all teachers or schools. Times may shift over time once I learn what times work best for the majority. I hope you’ll join me, Trisha Malott, ROE # 17 Behavioral Health Coordinator Elementary School Group The first and third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. (Starting November 2 and 16) The second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:45 a.m. (Starting November 9, no session the week of Thanksgiving) Middle School Group The first and third Wednesday of each month 11:00 a.m. (Starting November 3 and 17) The second and fourth Wednesday of each month 12:00 p.m. (Starting November 10, no session the week of Thanksgiving) High School Group The first and third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. (Starting November 4 and 18) The second and fourth Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m. (Starting November 11, no session the week of Thanksgiving)
December
12/8/2021
12:30 PM - 5/11/2022 2:30 PM
Social-Emotional Wellbeing in Children in School Settings Series (Virtual)
Meeting 1 - December 8, 2021 o PD Presenter: Becky Largent, APRN PMHNP (OSF Healthcare) o 1st hour – Childhood and adolescent depression – how to recognize it; what to do o 2nd hour – discussion re: trends schools are seeing with regard to depression in youth Meeting 2 - January 28, 2022 o PD Presenter: Rachel Kurtz, LCSW (Kurtz Counseling, LLC) o 1st hour – Self-care and resilience in those in a helping profession o 2nd hour – discussion re: greatest stressors for those in the room Meeting 3 - February 9, 2022 o PD Presenter: Mychele Kenney, LCPC (SASS/FSP Coordinator, CYFS) o 1st hour – Responding to students’ suicidal ideation o 2nd hour – discussion re: students expressing suicidality and self-coping Meeting 4 - March 9, 2022 o PD Presenter: Melissa Box, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP (Clinical Director, ABC Counseling & Family Services) o 1st hour – Bullying o 2nd hour – discussion re: how is bullying being addressed in your school; what are your experiences with bullying o Tentative Topics for Remaining Dates (Meeting 5 - April 13, 2022 and Meeting 6 - May 11, 2022); Dates and Topics to be confirmed following confirmation of presenters: o Introduction to using Occupational Therapy techniques to address anxiety, sensory needs, ADHD and other concerns in school o Introduction to Executive Functioning skills and enhancing them in youth
January
1/28/2022
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Social-Emotional Wellbeing in Children in School Settings- January 28th Meeting (Virtual)
January 28, 2022 o PD Presenter: Rachel Kurtz, LCSW (Kurtz Counseling, LLC) o 1st hour – Self-care and resilience in those in a helping profession o 2nd hour – discussion re: greatest stressors for those in the room
1/31/2022
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Substitute Training for Short Term Subs (Zoom Meeting)
This training is for anyone who has applied for a Short Term Substitute (STS) license and fulfills the training requirement. Individuals with a traditional substitute license that want to take the class may also do so, but are not required. NOTE: Some districts may require additional training. As a result of this class, attendees will have a general understanding of: -Curriculum -Classroom management techniques -School safety -School/district operations
February
2/7/2022
8:00 AM - 2/8/2022 3:30 PM
PECS: Level 2 Training
This workshop will meet February 7th and 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Target Audience- This session is designed for all members of the educational team who would like to learn more about the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) including speech-language pathologists, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, behavior analysists, psychologists, social workers, and/or other professionals who are providing services to/for individuals with developmental disabilities. Description of Workshop- This two-day training focuses on creating lessons and activities to promote communication throughout the day. Beginning with a review of the Pyramid Approach to Education as it relates to PECS, we guide you in refining your PECS implementation and discuss current challenges you have experienced within the six phases. As you acquire teaching strategies on expanding vocabulary and syntax combined with new ideas for materials, we will discuss how to increase communication opportunities for your learner. Throughout the training, you will be provided with presenter demonstrations, video examples, and opportunities to role-play. With innovative ideas, increased confidence and renewed enthusiasm, you will leave the PECS Level 2 Training ready to move PECS users to more sophisticated levels of communication.
2/8/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Principal Collaborative
Open to all principals in ROE 17. Discuss current issues, school improvement practices, and opportunities for collaboration
2/8/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teacher Network Coffee
Please visit our new office and learn more about opportunities for networking and professional learning in our region and beyond.
2/9/2022
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Curriculum Directors Collaborative
Curriculum Directors’ meeting to review and share relevant information regarding current teaching and learning developments, professional development, and school improvement.
2/9/2022
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Social-Emotional Wellbeing in Children in School Settings- February 9th Meeting (Virtual)
- February 9, 2022 - PD Presenter: Mychele Kenney, LCPC (SASS/FSP Coordinator, CYFS) - 1st hour – PD - Responding to students’ suicidal ideation - 2nd hour – discussion re: students expressing suicidality and self-coping
2/18/2022
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Conflict/Resolution: Civics & Culture in the Social Studies Classroom
History-Social Sciences Teacher Symposium is a collaboration between ROE #17, ISU Department of History and the McLean County Museum of History. This symposium is open to all Illinois PreK - 12 History/Social Science Educators, Community Educators, & Pre-Service/Student Teachers Registration 8:00 am - 8:30 am Keynote Speaker 8:40 am - 9:40 am Breakout Sessions 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sessions to include promoting & assessing student inquiry, fostering multiple voices & deliberative discussions, constructing inclusive curriculum in an age of political polarization, content depth, and more. Jonathan Zimmerman, Keynote Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Education, University of Pennsylvania Jonathan Zimmerman is one of the foremost education historians working today. His scholarship has focused broadly on the ways that different peoples have imagined and debated education across time and space. He has a particular interest in how political and social movements come to shape education. A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, Zimmerman has written for He has authored books about sex and alcohol education, history and religion in the curriculum, Americans who taught overseas, and historical memory in public schooling. His most recent work examines campus politics in the United States, the teaching of controversial issues in public schools, and the history of college teaching. Dr. Zimmerman holds a Ph.D. in history from the Johns Hopkins University.
March
3/2/2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Administrator Academy #1801: Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using The Danielson Model
This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson’s Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component/element level during formal and informal observations; 2. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain; 3. Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations; and 4. Learn techniques, strategies, and protocols to use when conferencing with staff about professional development. Course participants will apply these new skills and strategies to a case study of professional practice as it relates to their work in the teacher appraisal system.
3/9/2022
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Social-Emotional Wellbeing in Children in School Settings- March 9th Meeting (Virtual)
March 9, 2022 - PD Presenter: Melissa Box, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP (Clinical Director, ABC Counseling & Family Services) - 1st hour – PD - Bullying - 2nd hour – discussion re: how is bullying being addressed in your school; what are your experiences with bullying
April
4/5/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teacher Network Coffee
Please visit our new office and learn more about opportunities for networking and professional learning in our region and beyond.
4/12/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Principal Collaborative
Open to all principals in ROE 17. Discuss current issues, school improvement practices, and opportunities for collaboration
4/22/2022
7:30 AM - 2:50 PM
Adulting Day
Join the Regional Office of Education #17 and Heartland Community College in the first 'Adulting Day'! 'Adulting Day' invites high school seniors to learn different skills, tricks, and tools to make the next stage of their lives a bit easier. Students will have the opportunity to attend different breakout sessions led by local community leaders and businesses and learn about topics from finances to employment skills to personal health and wellness. Join us for a day of fun in a no-pressure environment as you dip your toes in the world of adulting. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required to secure your spot. Confirmed sessions include (subject to change) - Insurance Basics: An overview of medical, auto, and renter's insurance. - Money: Budgeting basics, bank terminology, and credit cards. - Social Media Branding: Managing your personal brand online. - Employment Skills: Resume writing, customer service, and interview skills. - Digital Citizenship & Safety: Responsible internet use. - Overview of the Legal System: Common citations and consequences. - Citizenship Skills: How government works, voting, and being informed. - Mental & Physical Health: Taking care of your mind and body. - Relationship Skills: Communication, resolving conflict, and making meaningful connections. - Heartland Community College Overview: Learn about all HCC has to offer, from degree programs to certificates and more!
4/26/2022
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Curriculum Directors Collaborative
Curriculum Directors’ meeting to review and share relevant information regarding current teaching and learning developments, professional development, and school improvement.
June
6/7/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Principal Collaborative
Open to all principals in ROE 17. Discuss current issues, school improvement practices, and opportunities for collaboration
6/13/2022
8:30 AM - 6/15/2022 3:30 PM
AA #2000 Principal Evaluation Training for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
This 2-day course (June 13th and 15th) will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. AA #2000 requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first day the course meets. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA #2000. This course will provide participants with the knowledge to 1) identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards and best practices; 2) facilitate a common language and dialogue around performance and its impact on school improvement, professional practice, and student outcomes; and 3) encourage collaboration, learning, and alignment among stakeholders. This is a high-quality, scalable, sustainable, and user-focused content and delivery model.
6/13/2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Administrator Academy # 1865: Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
The Academy focuses on a high rate of interrater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings. Using case studies, the participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to rate the principals. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals and assistant principals. This data will also be analyzed to prepare administrative and school-level professional development plans. Participants will prepare targeted professional development, in a collaborative and supportive way, plans that consider past results and contribute to professional and personal growth. This plan will be aligned to the school improvement plan. The instructional environment indicators will be analyzed. The purpose of the evaluation plan will be to communicate the outcomes and findings in such a manner that the principals and assistant principals set goals for improvement. The participants own personal bias will be analyzed while making these decisions.
6/15/2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AA #3000 Teacher and Principal Evaluator Student Growth Retraining Academy
This is the one required student growth retraining 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: 1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth; 2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link teacher/principal and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results; 3. Create, in collaboration with teachers/principals, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers/principals in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals; and 4. Communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers/principals to set goals and improve practice. NOTE: Participants will have one week following the Academy to complete their A/D Component and send their completed E-Template to the presenter for review and comment.
August
8/8/2022
8:30 AM - 8/9/2022 4:30 PM
AA #2001- Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training (Initial)
This two-day academy (August 8th and 9th) is designed for individuals who are seeking initial training qualification for teacher evaluation. This academy aligns to the competencies for Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). **Please be advised that this administrator academy has pre-work requirements associated with it. You will not receive the pre-work assignments until the week before your workshop. The pre-work assignments will take you several hours to complete and you will be advised to complete them in one sitting. The pre-work assignments will be due 2-3 days before your workshop. Therefore, you are advised to set aside time to dedicate to completing this work during the week prior to your academy. This the initial teacher evaluation academy.