December 11, 2018

#11798 Multimedia Creation with the Chromebook

Unlock the creative potential of the Chromebook and move beyond using the device for word processing, productivity, and organization. Over the course of two sessions we’ll explore the creative potential of the Chromebook that will give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia masterpieces! In the first session, participants will explore various apps, web tools and extensions available for students to create interactive images and demonstrating learning through audio. Day two will bring in a conversation on video creation and how all three media can work together to promote student creativity. In addition to new tools, learning strategies and thoughtful approaches to Chromebook creation will be woven throughout.

Date:  February 21 & March 8, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – Noon both days
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $25
Hours:  6
Audience:  K-12th grade teachers
Presenter:  Ben Sondgeroth of LTC
Registration Deadline:  2/14/2019

 

#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

#11794 Supports and Requirements for Underperforming Schools

December 5th is for Networking and Team Work Time

Date:  December 5, 2018
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Hours:  2
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters: Nancy Galbraith & Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  11/29/2018

#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 25, 2019
Times:  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Hours:  6
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  All Educators
Presenter:  Ben Sondgeroth
Registration Deadline:  6/18/2019

#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

#11791 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:  January 24, 2019
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Hours:  6
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  All Educators
Presenter:  Ben Sondgeroth
Registration Deadline:  1/17/2019

#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 13, 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:  6/6/2019

#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

 

#11789 On-Line Book Study: Everyday SEL: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness into Your Classroom

Teachers, please join us for an Online Book Study. We will read and discuss the books: Everyday SEL for Elementary, Middle, and High School.

The initial kick‐off meeting is on Feb. 28, 2019, from 4‐5 PM at the RIROE Office.

This 8‐week book study will use an online forum. Participants will be responsible for reading required assignments, responding to bi‐weekly discussion postings, and responding to at least 3 other participants’ responses during each discussion. Further guidelines for this book study and how to effectively engage in the forum will be discussed during the initial meeting. Your commitment to complete all requirements is necessary to receive full credit.

In this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching social-emotional learning (SEL), mindfulness, and movement to help your elementary, middle school, and high school students maintain positive relationships, assume responsibility, become bodily aware, and grow into productive, contributing citizens. You’ll find out how to lead students through games, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other activities that are easy to incorporate and help you manage your classroom. Topics include:

  • Empowering your students to understand their emotions, improve their focus, manage stress, and regulate their behavior through structured activities
  • Introducing your students to the concept of SEL and setting up your own SEL classroom
  • Engaging your students in activities to strengthen peer-to-peer communication, community-building, and leadership skills
  • Allowing your students to test their SEL skills through interactive stories and class discussions
  • Honing your own SEL competency through professional development sessions so your students can get the most out of their SEL experience

The book also offers a Professional Development Facilitator’s Guide to help you and your colleagues master the core concepts of SEL and implement them effectively in the classroom. The appendix provides additional strategies for overcoming common difficulties when first beginning your school’s SEL journey.

The book is included in the fee.

This book fits so well with the current ESSA requirements.

***Please state your preference: Elementary, Middle, or High School. You will be able to grow and learn from all levels, K-12! Your book will be specific to your current grade level.

Date: February 28, 2019 (Face-to-face)
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost: $150

Location: ROE Moline

Audience: K-12 Teachers & Administrators

PD Hours: 9

Presenter: Lindsay Meeker & Deb Taber

Registration Deadline: 2/21/19