August 18, 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

#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

#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

#11712 Vocabulary Instruction that will STICK!

With the adoption of the new standards, teachers learned quickly that vocabulary instruction should focus on tier 2/academic vocabulary words.  What the standards didn’t tell teachers, is how to TEACH vocabulary!

This workshop will look at the NEW BRAIN RESEARCH that supports long-term memory skills and vocabulary instruction. Participants will leave with a “book” of engaging vocabulary strategies for all grade levels and content areas.

Date:  October 12, 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:  10/5/2018

#11715 Response Literacy Teaching: Opinion/Argument Writing with Responsive Teaching

How are Opinion and Argument writing the same and how are they different? The tasks in the classroom often require students to compare and contrast two or more pieces of literature that deal with a common theme.  This workshop will use tools and strategies to show educators ways to teach Opinion and Argument writing in their classrooms. Theory and practice will be modeled at the session.

Date:  November 14, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  6
Audience:  Teachers and Administration
Presenters:  Joan Tunnell and Suki Glasser
Registration Deadline:  11/7/2018

#11624 Using Children’s Literature that Supports Reading and Writing, Three Workshops in One!

Make the most of your professional development with an opportunity to have hands on experience with picture books and a host of other ideas to get your classroom ready for next school year. Three presentations will be presented in one day to pique your interest in using more picture books in your Pre-K-5th grade classrooms. Together we will explore books, strategies and connect these to the Common Core Standards to include in your lessons plans and units of study! Laura is the ELA Content Specialist for the State of Illinois and a Gifted Consultant. Take advantage of this affordable opportunity to hear one of the most knowledgeable presenters in the ELA field. Her presentation will help you work with ALL students in your classroom.

Part I: Using Picture Books and Books with Pictures, the Stories They Tell and What Children Can Learn from them: In this session, participants will experience the whole book approach to using children’s literature for read alouds as well as matching children with books. Together we will explore how the physicality of the book the art work and the words create visual interplay that leads to enhanced vocabulary, close reading comprehension development. Please attend this workshop as we will explore something tried and true and new books on the market that you and your students will enjoy.

Part II: Primary Readers as Super Sleuths: Developing Readers as Problem Solvers and Critical Thinkers Through Mystery Stories. Using a variety of picture books and developmentally appropriate early novels, we will explore the genre of “mystery”. This session will advise educators how to create an enriching literacy environment that develops and advances the skill set of problem solving as well as critical and create thinking. A bibliography of texts will be shared to start your super sleuths on the path of reading between the lines and become detectives of literary investigation.

Part III: Selecting and Utilizing Multicultural and Culturally Relevant Children’s Literature to Understand Ourselves and Others: We live in a diverse and ever changing global society. Quality picture books and informational narrative texts will be the lens by which our above average/gifted students can view themselves and the perception of others. Differences between diverse, multicultural and culturally relevant literature will be examined. This session demonstrates how noted authors and illustrators create valuable literary experiences through the stories they tell and the pictures that make words come alive. Carefully created bibliographies, and notable web links will support attendees transfer to classroom use supporting our above average/gifted learners. Empathy, self-realization, and perspectives of other will be discussed using critical and creative thinking.

Date: October 24, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: $125

Location: ROE Moline

Audience:   PreK-5th Grade General, Special Ed and Gifted Teachers, Librarians, Literacy/RtI/Intervention Coaches and Reading Specialists

Presenter: Laura Beltchenko

Registration Deadline: 10/17/2018