August 18, 2018

#11725 Game On! Using Simulations of Democratic Processes in the Classroom

Game On! Using Simulations of Democratic Processes in the Classroom.
The one semester civic education requirement for Illinois prescribes that students engage in simulations of democratic processes to acquire and practice important disciplinary content, aptitudes, and habits.  Walk away with free resources that support both short and long-term game play, simulations of civic practices and role playing.  Explicit connections will be made to the Illinois Social Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.  Appropriate for grades 6-12. (Note: There must be at least ten participants to offer this PD.)

Date:  October 15, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $0 costs covered by McCormick Foundation
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  5
Audience:  Administrators and Social Studies Educators
Presenter:  Mary Ellen Daneels
Registration Deadline:  10/8/2018

#11724 Thermometers to Thermostats: Designing Informed Action through Service Learning

Thermometers to Thermostats: Designing Informed Action through Service Learning.

The new Social Science Standards provide a pathway for students to engage in informed action to address compelling questions facing their community. Learn how to design and assess service learning projects, and no field trip budget is required. Walk away with free resources to support the new civics requirement and standards implementation. Explicit connections will be made to the Common Core State Standards, 21st Century Skills, Social Emotional Learning and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching. Appropriate for grades K-12. (Note: There must be at least ten participants to offer this PD.)

Date:  November 16, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
PD HOURS:  5
Cost: FREE (costs covered by McCormick Foundation)
Audience:  Social Studies and Administrator Educators
Presenter:  Mary Ellen Daneels
Registration Deadline:  11/9/2018

#11707 Free the Teachers Online Book Study

Teachers, please join us for an Online Book Study. We will read and discuss the book, Free the Teachers: A Guide to Joyful Teaching and Learning, by local author and educator, Dr. Dave Markward. Work with colleagues as you recapture the joy and excitement of why you became a teacher in the first place!  The initial kick-off meeting is on ???? from ???? at the RIROE Office.

This 12-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.

Book: Free the Teachers: A Guide to Joyful Teaching and Learning by Dave Markward, Ed. D.

Endorsements for Free the Teachers:

Dave Markward provides fresh insights to pervasive and destructive school ‘reforms’ that rob today’s classrooms of the joy and excitement that is learning. Delivered in a freewheeling and storytelling style, Free the Teachers is a true delight and a must read for all educators.”
– Mike Schroeder, Professor of Teacher Education, Augustana College

“In a era filled with constantly shifting educational practices, Free the Teachers offers important insight for any educator and imparts the love for our field that only someone as experienced as Dave can express.”
– Matt DeBaene, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Moline Public Schools.

**The book will be included in your fee.

Date:  Sept 18, 2018 face-to-face
Time:  4:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost:  $175.00
PD Hours 13
Location:  ROE and Online
Audience:  All teachers and administrators
Presenters:  Dr. David Markward & Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  9/11/2018

#11721 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:  December 10, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $150.00
Location: ROE Moline
PD Hours:  5
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  12/3/2018

#11713 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:  November 2, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  6
Audience:  Teachers and Administration
Presenter:  Janet Moore
Registration Deadline:  10/26/2018

#11706 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:  September 19, 2018
Time:  4:00 – 7:30 PM
Cost:  $75.00
PD Hours:  3.5
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters:  Lindsay Meeker and Dr. Andrea Hyde
Registration Deadline:  9/12, 2018

#11709 Creating Students Success by Implementing Social Emotional Learning Standards

The best learning occurs when supportive relationships are present; Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is at the center of this success. This workshop will provide participants an overview of the SEL Standards and a collection of resources that can be used in classrooms.   Don’t miss out on this fun, energetic and ENGAGING Workshop!
Date:  October 18, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  5
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Dara Carr
Registration Deadline:  10/11/2018

#11719 Using Assessments to Improve Student Learning

Participants will identify characteristics of their students as learners, strengths, interests, and potential through the context of the classroom.  Participants will analyze students’ work from their classroom with a variety of assessments to monitor progress of learning goals quantitatively for each student.  Progress monitoring will be used to monitor the student’s learning to determine if finite adjustments with a variety of strategies are warranted to affect the student’s learning.  Reflective teaching practices will be utilized throughout the workshop to analyze their practice in light of student achievement.
Participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet to access data and research and to bring the work from a recent/current unit of study of at least 2 students. Student work may include pretest, formative assessment data, activities throughout the unit to demonstrate skills, etc.

Date:  November 27, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
PD Hours:  5.5
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Primary and Secondary Level Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Carole Allert
Registration Deadline:  11/20/2018

#11716 Response Literacy Teaching: Informative/Expository Writing with Responsive Teaching

“My students need more practice in writing informational text. What resources are available to help me help them organize their thoughts and get them on paper? What is the best way to model this type of writing?” This workshop is designed to help educators locate and use resources that can be used in teaching research writing based on two pieces of Informational Text and a video, involving historical or scientific content.  Theory and practice will be modeled at the session.
Date:  November 15, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  6
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters:  Joan Tunnell and Suki Glasser
Registration Deadline:  11/8/2018

#11718 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:  November 20, 2018
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 AM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $75.00
PD Hours:  3
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters:  Jackie Colgan and Sarah DeBord
Registration Deadline:  11/13/2018