March 25, 2017

Regional Superintendent, Tammy L. Muerhoff, Message

I would like to provide a friendly reminder that you may renew your educator license beginning April 1 and through June 30 of the last year of your renewal cycle. Please submit professional development clock hours in your Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account. If you experience difficulty in the entry or submittal of information, please contact our office at 309-736-1111. We would be happy to assist you!

I would like to extend my gratitude for your dedication and service to students and families.

My warmest wishes to you for a joyous holiday season!


Student Loan Forgiveness: An archived webinar is available by ISBE to provide educators with the information regarding federal and state opportunities for Student Loan Forgiveness.








Moline Elementary Art Show 2016-2017

img_3913On November 29 & 30 students and Art Teachers from all the Moline Elementary Schools came out for a special art show at the ROE.  Click here for more pictures

Assistant Regional Superintendent Jodie Atteberry

The annual Rock Island County CONTIG Contest will be held at Wilson Middle School in Moline on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, @ 1:30 P.M., in the cafeteria. Contestants should arrive by 1:15pm. You may select one fourth-grader, one fifth-grader and one sixth-grader to participate from each of your buildings. A teacher should accompany these students, if a teacher is able to attend he/she may be asked to serve as a judge. If a teacher is unable to attend the contest with his/her students, we would like for a parent to accompany them. The teacher/parent could also be asked to serve as a judge.

We will have three 15 minute matches. Each participant’s score from each match will be added together to determine a first and second place winner for each grade level. In the event of a tie, the highest individual score in any of the rounds will be the winner.

We ask the schools that have the traveling trophies from last year to please bring them to this year’s contest or return them to our office. It would also be helpful if teachers/parents could bring stop-watches/timing devices/cell phones with them to help time the games.

In order for myself to have some idea of how many participants there will be, please fill out the attached School Winner Report Form and e-mail/fax /mail it back to me by the end of the day on Thursday, February 16, 2017. You are responsible for informing parents of the time and place for this event. I look forward to hearing from you!

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 736-1111 or by email at


“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford 


District Job Openings for 2016-2017 School Year

Job-vacancy-postingThe following is a list of job openings that the Regional Office of Education has been given the information for and agreed to posting for the districts who have submitted them to us. Please note that there is every possibility that there are several more job openings out there that are not posted here.  For district job openings please refer to each district website where they would list their openings either on the home page or sometimes in a link under “human resources”.  All applications/resumes are through the district that has the opening, the ROE does not accept any applications/resumes for these jobs!


For openings at RIROE go to:  Early Childhood



Full-Time Temporary:  District Assistance Team Coach

Duties:  Provide direct support to build capacity to improve supports to schools, specifically in persistently low-achieving districts.  Use data analysis and strategic planning to assess district needs and provide technical assistance in implementing initiatives in alignment with the plan.  Provide strategic coaching to build capacity in the use of effective continuous improvement systems of support.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in education or education related field.  Experience in coaching, system improvement, curriculum and instruction, data analysis, and/or multi-tiered systems of support.

How to Apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to :  Dr. Linda Oshita, Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education, 300 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111

Salary/Benefits:  Based on 220 days (active TRS) $77,044, federal grant funded.

Email: for more information



 To check for other openings please click here



Other openings may be available in the East Moline Dist. 37 but these are the ones that we have information on for information on all Dist #37 job openings please click here



Other openings may be available in the Rockridge School Dist., please click here for more information/possibilities.



Other openings may be available in the Sherrard District, please click here for more information/possibilities




Contact:  Joan Leonard, Principal @ 309/755-9771 



Alleman High School, 1103 40th Street, Rock Island, IL
Contact:  David Hobin, Principal @ 309/786-7793

  •  Alleman High School has an opening for a Biology  teacher starting January 1, 2016.Interested applicants should contact David Hobin – Principal  with resume, credentials, and letters of recommendation at dhobin@allemanhighschool.orgorAlleman High School -1103 40th StreetRock Island, IL 61201


CAMELOT OF THE QUAD CITIES, 3601 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265
Contact:  Debra Singley, Principal @309/517-6330 X11


Position Type:  Special Education Teacher

Date Posted:  9/9/2016

Location:  Moline, IL

Date Available:  9/9/2016

Camelot Education in Moline is seeking a Special Education Teacher.  The Special Education Teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities. The teacher provides academic instruction in a self-contained classroom setting and is responsible for the overall management of the classroom. The teacher will work as part of an interdisciplinary team ensuring that a student’s IEP goals are being met.

Certification:  Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with Special Education LBS1 endorsement

Salary:  Varies by experience, comprehensive benefit package available

Camelot offers a complete benefit package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance (including a company paid policy)
  • Company paid Long Term Disability
  • Accident and Critical Illness Coverage
  • 401k
  • Vacation Leave & Paid Sick Time
  • Up to 46 days of Paid Holidays

How to Apply:  Please apply online at:  or direct link to job at:

Contact:  Please email if you have any questions.



2017 Educator License Renewal



It’s that time of year again; renewal/registration is upon us. For those of you who have a renewal date of 2017 you may do so anytime between April 1 – June 30, 2017. As most of you know ISBE has went paperless so everything is done online through your ELIS account.  We have added some documents to our website to help guide you through getting into your account.  Please go to click on the “Teacher Resources” tab, then click on “ELIS User Manual”, use this manual as your guide to ELIS.  You will need to enter all of your Professional Development (PD) before you will be able to renew/register.

ISBE has added some “How-to-videos” to help you through the processes of navigating your ELIS account; how to create your account; how to update; how to renew, etc. click here for videos.

*Please remember that if you are up for renewal/registration and do not register/renew your license by June 30th, if it is set for renewal, this will lead to an expired license with all expired licenses lapsing on Sept. 1, 2017. Once a license has lapsed it will cost $500.00 plus your PD hours or 9 semester credit hours to renew. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at or by calling 309/736-1111.

Here are a few links to some documents that may lend you some guidance. (these links will be available when the information is ready)

Renewal 2016-2017   Retired Renewal FY 2017   Entering PD in ELIS April 2017




Middle School Endorsements

New rules are coming February 1, 2018 on Middle School Endorsements.  To get the full information on what they are please click here  for those of you hoping to get this endorsement before the new rules please note that the RIROE will be offering the 2 Aurora University courses to fulfill that requirement this summer.  Please click here for more information on signing up for those courses.


ParaPro Assessment Test at RIROE

parapro_header_logo_140x72What is the ParaPro Assessment Test?
The ParaPro Assessment Test measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.  It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.  It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT.

Who Takes the Test?
If you are going to apply for a paraprofessional educator license you must have a high school diploma or GED; and must meet one of the following requirements:

  • have completed at least 60 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution
  • hold an Associate/Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • completed and earned the following scores on the Work Keys test:  Reading for Information (4), Writing/Business Writing (3), Applied Math (4)
  • Or you must present an official score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS) showing a score of 460 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment Test

How, Where and Who?
The test takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete and is completed on the computer.  Test subjects include: reading, writing, and math.  There are 90 multiple choice questions, approximately 2/3 of which focus on basic skills and knowledge.  The remaining 1/3 focuses on applying skills in the classroom and the complete test questions are given in English.

Registration, Cost, Results
To register for the ParaPro test please contact the ROE at 309/736-1111.  The Cost for this test is $65 cash or you can use a debit or credit card for a cost of $68.00.  You will be able to access, view and download scores after the test but official score reports will be mailed to test takers approximately 2-3 weeks from the date of the test.  If you do not pass the ParaPro Test you must wait upto 21 days before you can retake it.

ISBE Licensure Fees
You must go to click on “ELIS” create an account for a ParaProfessional License and fill out the application.  The cost of the license on ISBE is $101.75 ($100 for license and $1.75 card fee) then once you have been approved for the license you must submit your high school diploma and either a official transcript showing your 60 or more semester hours; or Associates/Bachelors Degree; or test results from either the ParaPro Assessment test or Work Keys test.  Don’t forget once all of this has been approved you must register your license in the county that you are going to be working in!  There is a fee of $51.75 for registering your license ($50.00 for license and $1.75 card fee).

Click here for help to register for your ParaProfessional License


1.  Go torenew click on ELIS at the top of the page.

2.  Follow the “click here link” from the Educators Access on the left side of the page.

3.  If you are a new ELIS user you will follow the direction on the RIGHT side of the page (FORMER ECS USERS OR FIRST TIME ACCESS TO ELIS SYSTEM)

4.  If you have created a login and password previously you will follow the direction on left side of the page.

5.  If you are new to ELIS fill in the required fields and create login and password.

6.  Please remember login and password as ROE DOES NOT have access to passwords.

7.  If you have completed the first step or sign up process you now have access to the new ELIS system.

8.  From this page click the “CONTINUE” button to access your ELIS credential page.

9.  At your page (ACTION CENTER BOX) you will be able to review deficiency and renew/register and/or reinstate your license.  You will also be able to enter Professional Development Hours, apply for endorsement, edit contact information and update your employment status.

10.  If you are up for renewal this year and already have a “PEL” you MUST submit your Professional Development Hours first then be directed back to your Action Center for Renewal.  Renewal window is open from April 1 – June 30th!


Additional Services Provided


  • Fingerprinting Services (The Firm) provided Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Illinois Licensure Teacher Testing System (ILTS) Tuesday & Thursday please click on link (ILTS) to schedule your testing

  • GED Testing Site provided Tuesday & Thursdays please go to (Pearson VUE) to sign up and register

  • GED Constitution Testing provided each Friday please call 309/736-1111 to schedule a test

  • Paraprofessional Testing provided on Tuesday & Thursday please call 309/736-1111 to schedule a test or for more information click here


Directions to our location:

  • From the North:  280E/US-61 S.  Keep straight onto I-74 E/ I-280 E.  At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West/US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the West:  I-280 W Merge onto I-74 W/US-6 W via Exit 5A toward Moline.  Merge onto John Deere Rd/IL-5 via Exit 4B.  Turn left onto 60th Street which becomes Kennedy Dr.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your left is the location.  Turn left onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the West: I-88W/92.  Turns into Rt 5/92. Take 74W/Highway 6.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the East:  280 W.  At exit 5B, take ramp right for US-6 East toward Quad City/Airport.  Take ramp right for I-280 East/I-74 East toward Chicago/Peoria.  At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West / US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the East: I-80 E take 74 E.  Cross over the river to IL. take 2nd Exit to Avenue of the Cities travel East to 34th Street.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the South:  I-280 E. Keep straight onto I-74 E. / I-280 E. At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West/US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.


Statewide System of Support Foundational Services

ROEISC_Med (3)The Illinois State Board of Education has partnered with the Illinois Center for School Improvement, Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service Centers across the state to deliver high quality, coordinated and consistent professional development, technical assistance and networking which establish the Foundational Services delivery framework under the Statewide System of Support.

The seven areas include:

Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP), using Rising Star on the Illinois Interactive Report Card

    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in ELA
    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in mathematics
    • Balanced Assessment/PARCC
    • Teacher Evaluation
    • Family Engagement
    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)










#11358 Developing your School/District’s Family Engagement Plan with 5 Essential Survey Results

Are you looking for data to guide your Family Engagement work? Do your 5 Essential Survey results show a need to improve in the area of Family Engagement?  Looking for a systematic, research-sound, easy instrument to guide your decision-making as you develop your plan?

Look no further….During this workshop participants will learn how to use the Illinois State Board of Education’s Family Engagement Framework and Action Planning Tool.   The tool will assist in developing and expanding school-family partnerships to support student learning and healthy development. Participants will also be given an opportunity to analyze and dig deeper into 5 Essential Survey results used to develop a Family Engagement Plan.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop/tablet and their 5 Essential Survey results.

Date:    February 23, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
ROE Moline
Audience:  K-12 Teachers, Family Liaisons, School/District Teams & Administrators
Deb Taber & Nancy Galbraith
Registration Deadline:  2/16/2017





#11308  NGSS Networking Sessions: Collaborating to Create NGSS Units
Bring a colleague or meet one at this series of networking sessions to collaborate on the development of a fully-aligned NGSS unit for use in the classroom.  Each step of storylining will be highlighted along the way with time devoted to work on each step of this unit-development process.

Story lining includes:

  • Bundling performance expectations into units
  • Unpacking the 3 dimensions
  • Exploring phenomena (both investigative and anchoring)
  • Designing a coherent sequence of instruction through questioning
  • Developing a student product and beginning to consider rubrics and checklists

Each session will begin with teacher-led sharing of instructional strategies that target the necessary shifts of NGSS.  Please bring a laptop and the materials you will need to plan your unit.  A small registration fee will cover dinner costs. Click here to register.

Date:   Jan. 24, Mar. 9 & May 10, 2016/2017

Time:  4:30 – 8:00 PM

Cost: $10.00

Location:  ROE Moline

Presenters:  Amy Sandgren

Hours:  6

Registration Deadline:  1/17/2017


#11306  Phase 3 – Developing and Evaluating Units of Study Aligned to NGSS
Experience a series of lessons which will demonstrate unit plan coherency. Storylining (cohesive unit planning) will be built upon the process of unpacking and bundling the performance expectations and utilizing phenomena to deeply engage students in the core ideas. The NGSS Evidence Statements will help to determine what students should be able to do in order to achieve the performance expectation(s). The EQuIP rubric will be used to measure the NGSS alignment and overall quality of lessons and units. It is recommended that participants attend Phase 2 prior to this training.  A small registration fee to cover dinner costs.

Date: December 9, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $10
Presenters:  Amy Sandgren
Hours: 6
Registration Deadline: 12/2/2016


#11305  Phase 4—Developing Your Own Storyline Units Aligned to NGSS
Science Foundational Services are designed to increase knowledge of the new Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Standards (NGSS).
Phase 4 training will focus on your own coherent unit planning. Utilize the steps of the unit storylining process to bundle Performance Expectations into units and use the Evidence Statements to develop culminating student products. Select appropriate phenomena that will engage your students throughout the unit. Time will be provided to work on your own unit(s) so please bring any needed materials. Work in groups with others in your grade level-teams are encouraged to attend to leverage this planning time. Participants should attend Phase 3 prior to this training.
Date:    January 27 & February 13, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
ROE Moline
Cost: $20
K-12 Science Teachers & Administrators
Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline: 








The New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core

The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K-12 education known as the New Illinois State Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core.  The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy.

Why new standards?

Our expectations for what students must know and be able to demonstrate were different in 1997 when Illinois adopted the current standards.

The new standards aim to provide clear, consistent academic benchmarks with “fewer, clearer and higher” academic standards for essential learning and skills.  The standards were developed while considering the standards of top performing countries and the strengths of current state standards.

The 2010 state standards provide benchmarks for academic progress (skills and knowledge) that students should have at the conclusion of each grade level.  This will allow teachers to establish the best approach to help their students meet those standards.

Students and parents will clearly understand the knowledge students are expected to attain each year.

How will the new state standards be implemented?

The process to fully implement new standards touches numerous systems including assessment, curriculum, professional development, instruction and various support components such as RtI.  As the details for implementation are determined, the many reform efforts and initiatives underway will be considered to ensure the work is aligned and coordinated.  It is anticipated the development and implementation will span over the next 18 – 24 months with varying phases of work:

PHASE I: Adoption, Communication, and Coordination (June-End of 2011 school year)

PHASE II: Communication, Resource Design, and Design of implementation Sys tem (ongoing)

PHASE III: Transition, Implementation, and Technical Assistance (ongoing)

What about assessments?

The transition process should begin with local review and discussion.  The new assessment system will be in place 2014-15.

The development of a plan for transitioning from 1997 standards and assessments to 2010 standards and assessments is an ISBE priority for 2010-2011.

Illinois is a governing state in a 26 state consortium on assessment called the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).  PARCC assessments will incorporate more frequent assessments and include performance tasks to measure the new Illinois standards more effectively.

For more information on the Common Core State Standards, log onto and

Other Resources Available:

Common Core: Mathematics

Common Core: Gap Analysis

PARCC and the 2014-2015 Assessment

National Parent Teacher Association

Ohio Model Curriculum

Great Lakes West Planning Tool