February 22, 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

#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

#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

#11776 The Rooted Classroom-Building Ridiculously Strong Relationship

People often say education is broken, but I don’t think that’s true. I believe education is evolving into something beautiful!
No longer are reading, writing, and arithmetic the foundation of learning. I believe it is now, relationships, relationships, relationships.
If we want to see the fruits of education, first we must build deeply rooted relationships with our students. So how do we do this? I got you!
The journey that you are about to embark on in The Rooted Classroom is a powerful one!

This workshop is full of stories, strategies, successes of what schools look like when we focus on getting those roots secure, and watching as our students flourish.

Get ready for an amazing day that will get you PUMPED to be build relationships with kids!

Each participant will leave with a copy of Monica’s newest book- The Rooted Classroom.

Date:  June 3, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $200.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Monica Genta
Registration Deadline:  5/27/2019

 

#11782 The Importance of Revisions! Changing the Classroom Writing Culture!

“For many students, revisions are done in order to fix something.  And if something needs fixing, it has to be wrong in the first place.  And students don’t like to be wrong!”- -Michael,  The Thinker Builder
Revising is more than “fixing” something.  Revising is making decisions about changes, adding and eliminating, rearranging, and experimenting.  If we want students to revise their writing work, we need to change the writing culture in our classrooms. We need to teach students that one way they can become  better writers is to revise their own writings.  This workshop will focus on creating a culture where revising is a “understandable and necessary” part of the writing process for all students.  Strategies to teach revising in a new and effective way will be introduced.

Date:  April 15, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter: Dara Carr
Registration Deadline:  4/8/2019

NEW DATE #11768 Play as a Method of Instruction in Kindergarten

This learning opportunity highlights play as an essential part of every child’s life, including play’s vital role in social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development.
Topics include:
• Developing a shared definition of play
• Using play as a method of instruction for positive student outcomes
• Organized child-initiated and guided play
• Planning for and facilitating play

Date:             March 26, 2019

Time:             9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost:              FREE

Location:     ROE Moline

Audience:    Teachers & Administrators

PD Hours: 6

Presenter:   Peggy Potthoff

Registration Deadline:           3/17/19