April 26, 2017

#11442 Drones in the Curriculum

Drone technology offers many learning opportunities for students and opens possibilities for real-world applications and future careers. This session gives an introduction to drone terminology, safety needs, legal concerns, requirements, restrictions, sources, and pricing. We will explore a relatively low-cost way of starting a drone program at your school to stimulate student interest and involvement.

The first part of the workshop will focus on manual operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), involving unboxing your own drone and examining the procedure for getting it ready for its first flight.

As part of a deeper look into curriculum integration, we will then examine programmed drone flying, with a curriculum that is aligned with Illinois State Standards as well as ISTE Standards. Participants will receive access to all drone curriculum materials as well as other sources for drone technology integration ideas.

As part of the registration fee, each participant will receive a new manually operated drone with all equipment needed for its first flight.

LIMIT OF 10 PARTICIPANTS

Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $325.00
Hours: 6
Presenter: Phil Wasilewski
Audience:   All Educators
Registration Deadline: 6/22/2017

 

#11443 GSuite for the Win!

Join us as we show you how GSuite (formerly Google Apps for Education) can help make your students and your classroom winners. Google Classroom will be emphasized, as well as Google Forms for formative assessment and GSuite Add-ons as well as Google Keep. We will work with Chrome extension and apps as well as some additional formative assessment tools.

LIMIT OF 10 PARTICIPANTS

Date: June 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $125.00
Hours: 6
Presenter: Shannon Harding
Audience:   All Educators
Registration Deadline: 6/20/2017

 

#11445 Mindful Moments in the Classroom, PreK -Grade 2

During this session, participants will learn about  components of a mindful classroom and the basics of designing a mindful classroom for young 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 kindness curriculum choices. Lindsay Meeker, the presenter, is certified in yoga for kids and has implemented mindfulness in public schools.

Date: June 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $125.00
Hours: 5
Presenter: Lindsay Meeker
Audience:   Teachers & Administrators
Registration Deadline: 6/12/2017

 

#11446 Mindful Moments in the Classroom, Grades 3-6

During this session, participants will learn about  components of a mindful classroom and the basics of designing a mindful classroom for young 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 kindness curriculum choices. Lindsay Meeker, the presenter, is certified in yoga for kids and has implemented mindfulness in public schools.

Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $125.00
Hours: 5
Presenter: Lindsay Meeker
Audience:   Teachers & Administrators
Registration Deadline: 6/19/2017

 

#11448 Amp Up Oral Language to Help Students Access the Illinois Learning Standards, Target Audience is K-5

Speaking and Listening are essential for the development of language and academic content!  Throughout this session, you will learn quick, easy ways to let students talk more.  You will learn how to scaffold conversation opportunities so that all learners participate, how to include oral language practice during the lessons you already use, and how to provide visual tools in the classroom that encourage higher-level talking. We will also experience how to use Literature to amp up oral language, while also meeting Illinois ELA standards!  You will also participate in a language experience approach activity and brainstorm/research some language experiences that you can add into your social studies and science units!  You will also learn pre-writing oral language activities!  You have time to let kids talk because they will be meeting all the other standards at the same time, including Illinois Learning Standards and WIDA Language Development Standards. Please bring a read-aloud that you like to use in class so that you can develop an oral language lesson to use with that text.

Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $125.00
Presenters: Lindsay Meeker
Audience: K-5th Grade Teachers & Administrators
Hours: 5
Registration Deadline: 6/21/2017

 

#11449 Ditch that Worksheet!

Wanting to incorporate technology into your daily lessons but not sure how? This session will show you how to using simple easy-to-use tools to incorporate video, audio, real time interaction, creativity, and fun into your everyday lessons, projects, and assessments. Join me for a full day where you will learn, practice, and take away simple ideas you can incorporate to take your teaching and your students learning to a whole new level. Bring your device to take full advantage of the experience. The session will begin with a survey in order to tailor the workshop to your specific needs. This session is appropriate for any educator of any level or subject as well as administrators.

Date:             June 22, 2017
Time:              9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:       ROE Moline
Cost:               $100
Hours:            6
Presenter:   Jenny Marmion
Audience:    K– 12th Grade Teachers
Registration Deadline: 6/15/17

 

#11450 Free the Teachers

Come and join colleagues as you recapture the joy and excitement of why you became a teacher in the first place! Building upon the belief that teachers are educated, capable, and passionate professionals, participants will work collaboratively and interactively to incorporate the tenets of clarity, student choice, value beyond the classroom, and appropriate level of challenge into existing lessons. The result? Learning that is personalized, manageable, memorable, and joyful!

This workshop is based on Dave Markward’s recently published book, Free the Teachers: A Guide to Joyful Teaching and Learning. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

Please bring an existing lesson plan and a laptop or tablet to the workshop to access online resources.

Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $125
Hours: 6
Presenter:   Dr. Dave Markward
Audience: K– 12th Grade Teachers
Registration Deadline: 6/1/17

 

#11451 ELA Standards: Speaking and Listening

The ELA Speaking and Listening Standards address our students’ ability to listen to and discuss texts that are read aloud or information that is presently orally, in order to gain information. These standards overlap with the ELA reading, language, and writing standards. They cannot be viewed as six separate silos.

Come and join me as we learn how to integrate the Speaking and Listening Standards into your lessons.

“The speaking and listening standards expect students to participate in rich, structure conversations in which they are building on the ideas of others and speaking in complete sentences. Teachers need to create models and routines for deliberate and intentional dialogue that builds bridges to the students’ reading and writing.

To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must have ample opportunities to take part in a variety of rich, structured conversations-as part of a whole class, in small groups, and with a partner.

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/SL

Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $125.00
Presenters: Deb Taber
Audience: Teachers & Administrators
Hours: 5
Registration Deadline: 7/11/2017

 

#11452 Depth of Knowledge

At the heart of our Illinois Learning Standards is the need to increase the level of rigor in our classrooms for ALL students. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework has become one of the key tools educators can employ to analyze the cognitive demand (complexity) intended in our Standards, by our curricular activities, and our assessment tasks. The standards alone do not bring rigor to our classrooms. DOK categorizes tasks by different levels of cognitive expectations, or depth of knowledge, required to successfully complete a task.

During this workshop, we will explore:

  • What is DOK? Why use DOK in your classrooms?
  • Articulate the DOK Framework with content-specific descriptions for use in the classroom.
  • Achieve a common understanding of DOK and how it relates to Common Core/PARCC.
  • Provide examples/activities/strategies implementing DOK.
  • How to building COGNITIVE RIGOR in your classrooms.

Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – NOON
Location: ROE Moline
Cost: $75.00
Presenters: Deb Taber
Audience: Teachers & Administrators
Hours: 3
Registration Deadline: 6/8/2017

 

#11439 It’s More than Memorizing Dates: Implementing the New Illinois Social Science Standards

The new Illinois Social Science Learning Standards will be implemented during the 2017 – 2018 school year.  This training session is designed to help administrators and educators who are responsible for teaching social sciences explore and understand the new standards, social science practices, and available resources to help with the standards implementation.

Participants will become familiar with the social science standards by examining the standards and discussing the progression of social science instruction in the state.  Additionally, participants will participate in several activities designed to strengthen knowledge of social science practices.  Copies of the new standards with literary connections can be found on-line at: ilclassroomsinaction.org/social-science.html.  Information concerning resources that will assist in implementing the standards will be shared with educators to support quality social science instruction.

Date:  October 13, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $125.00
Audience:  All Social Studies Teachers & Administrators
Presenter:  David Potthast
Registration Deadline:  10/6/2017