February 22, 2019

#11807 Exploring MATH in the SAT Suite of Assessments

This session will allow attendees to conduct a deep dive of the major math concepts in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and explore test items to understand the sub-scores reported in the SAT Suite; Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math. Participants will receive content and instructional supports, along with support around Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.

Laptops are NOT needed.

SAT
Primary testing date: April 9
Accommodated testing window: April 10-23
Makeup testing date: April 23

PSAT 10 & PSAT 8/9
Primary testing date: April 9-11
Accommodated testing window: April 10-23
Makeup testing window: April 10-23

Date: February 25, 2019
Time: 12:30 – 3:00 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $0
Presenter: Christopher Heintz, the College Board Associate Director
Audience: Grade 9-12 Math Teachers
Registration Deadline: 2/18/2019

 

#11806 Exploring English Language Arts in the SAT Suite of Assessments

This session will allow attendees to conduct a deep dive of the major Evidence-based Reading and Writing (ERW) concepts in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and explore test items to understand the subscores reported in the SAT Suite; Words in Context, Command of Evidence, Standard English Conventions and Expression of Ideas.
Laptops are NOT needed.

SAT
Primary testing date: April 9
Accommodated testing window: April 10-23
Makeup testing date: April 23

PSAT 10 & PSAT 8/9
Primary testing date: April 9-11
Accommodated testing window: April 10-23
Makeup testing window: April 10-23

Date:  February 25, 2019
Time:  8:30 – 11:00 AM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $0
Hours:  2.5
Audience:  English Language Arts Teachers Grades 9-12
Presenter:  Christopher Heintz, the College Board Assoc. Director
Registration Deadline:  2/17/2019

#11796 A Design Thinking Approach to Education

By the time our students enter the working world, the technology that we teach them today will more than likely be obsolete. How then, can we best prepare them for the workplace that they will encounter? The answer lies in two concepts that will never become obsolete: innovation and creativity. The Design Thinking framework gives us the ability to develop a creative problem-solving mindset when looking at situations. This framework can be brought into our classrooms to create an atmosphere that focuses on collaboration, research, and creativity. Participants in this workshop will engage in a deep dive into the Design Thinking framework while completing hands-on challenges. We will also dedicate time to discuss and work through ways it can be implemented in the classroom.

Date:  June 17, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost:  $10
Location:  ROE Moline
Hours:  3
Audience:  Superintendents, Principals and Teachers
Presenter:  Ben Sondgeroth
Registration Deadline:  6/10/2019

 

#11795 STEM (STEAM) for the Non-STEM (STEAM) Content Area Teacher

STEM or STEAM continues to be one of the most used buzz-words in education, but when looked at practically what does STEM actually mean? Teachers outside of science, technology, engineering, and math are often asked to bring STEM activities to their classroom but lack any ability to connect STEM to their curriculum. This workshop will work with those teachers on how the principals of
STEM can be applied in their classroom s. While this will be designed for non-STEM area teachers, teachers in the STEM disciplines are welcome to attend!

Date:  April 26, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost:  $10
Location:  ROE Moline
Hours:  3
Audience:  All Educators
Presenter:  Ben Sondgeroth
Registration Deadline:  4/19/2019

NEW DATE #11793 Google Level II

Rock Island ROE and the Learning Technology Center of Illinois is proud to offer a Google Educator Level 2 Certification workshop. The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam. The Google for Education site states: Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.  Click here and register today!

Participants in this workshop will learn about:
• Advanced organizational strategies & skills with Google Drive
• Exploration of new learning models to help personalize the learning experience, including: Blended Learning, the Flipped Classroom, and Project Based Learning
• Collaboration and HyperDoc lesson building strategies with Google Docs
• Research strategies and tools with Google Scholar
• Advanced data analysis with Google Sheets
• Advanced formative Assessment and data collection with Google Forms
• Increasing efficiency with Gmail and Calendar Labs
• Organization of information, communication, and collaboration with Google Sites
• Utilizing Advanced Search Techniques in the classroom
• Research and exploration with Google Maps and Google Earth
• Utilizing Chrome Add-ons and Extensions with students

Date:  June 19, 2019
Times:  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Hours:  6
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  All Educators
Presenter:  Ben Sondgeroth
Registration Deadline:  6/12/2019

#11792 Google Level I

ROE 49, in collaboration with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, is offering a Google Educator Level 1 Certification workshop. The Level 1  Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. Click here and register today!

Participants in this workshop will learn:

Tech Integration with the 4-C’s
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 and Create User Groups
Engage with Google Groups incorporating Text & Video Hangouts
Manage Your Google Calendar, Tasks, and Google Keep
Create a Google Site
Develop You Tube Channels and Playlists

Date:  May 3, 2019
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Hours:  6
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  All Educators
Presenter:  Ben Sondgeroth
Registration Deadline:  4/27/2019

#11790 Flexible Seating

Have you been thinking about using FLEXIBLE SEATING but just aren’t quite sure where to start? In this workshop, we will share our answers to all of the “But what about…” questions that might be keeping you from taking the plunge with alternative seating.  A flexible seating classroom is one in which traditional seating is replaced with seating arrangements that promote student choice.  Participants will learn how to create student-centered collaborative spaces that will transform their classroom environment.  In this workshop, we will share our answers to all of the “But what about…” questions that might be keeping you from taking the plunge with alternative seating.  A flexible seating classroom is one in which traditional seating is replaced with seating arrangements that promote student choice.  There will be ideas, practices, and visual representation examples at both primary and upper elementary levels.  You can make this work with any budget!

Date:  June 10, 2019
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 am
Cost:  $75.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Hours:  3
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Jackie Colgan & Sarah DeBord
Registration Deadline:  6/3/2019

#11778 Classroom Escape Game Challenges

Escape games have become a popular form of entertainment and teambuilding, and they can be exciting and enriching classroom activities as well!  In this session, participants will explore how escape game challenges can reinforce classroom content while cultivating critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration among students.  After experiencing a variety of classroom escape game challenges, participants will learn how to set up versions that are tailored for their classrooms.

Date:  April 16, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  6
Audience:  Teachers and Administration
Presenter:  Janet Moore
Registration Deadline:  4/12/2019

 

#11785 Mindfulness Driven SEL for Educators, Grades K-12

During this session, participants will learn about  components of a mindful classroom and the basics of designing a mindful classroom for intermediate learners, experience  mindful techniques, yoga for kids, and brain breaks that can be used with any behavior management program, develop an understanding of how mindfulness and self-practice can reduce stress and increase mindfulness for the educator. Participants will also be exposed to basic mindfulness research and learn about many free resources available online, including free mindfulness and service learning curriculum choices available online.  Lindsay Meeker and Andrea Hyde are in the process of publishing a book coming out soon! These presenters are also, certified in yoga for kids and they have implemented mindfulness in public schools.

Date:  March 27, 2019
Time:  4:00 – 7:30 PM
Cost:  $75.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Lindsay Meeker & Dr. Andrea Hyde
Registration Deadline:  3/20/2019

#11775 The Wild Card Workshop

Have you ever wished you were more creative, or that your students were more engaged in your lessons?

The Wild Card is your step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. Come join me for a book study work based on Hope and Wade King’s “the Wild Card”.

The authors will show you how to draw on your authentic self; your past experiences; personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths to deliver your content creatively. The 7 steps in The Wild Card will give you the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom.  You’ll learn…Why the deck is not stacked against you, no matter what kind of hand you’ve been dealt, why you should never listen to the JOKER, and use it to create classroom magic, how to apply the “Rules of Rigor” in order to fuse creativity with learning, and how to become the WILD CARD that changes the game for your students.

The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King is included in your fee.

Date:  April 10, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $150
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  4/3/19