December 11, 2018

#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

#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

 

#11770 Yoga and Mindfulness for Educators

A calm and focused class starts with the teacher.  Teachers will learn simple and effective strategies for calming, focusing, and movement throughout the school day with an emphasis on   self-care. As teachers and students feel more calm and focused and take more time to relax, learning standards will improve as a direct result of social and emotional needs being met.
As teachers and students feel more calm and focused and take more time to relax, learning standards will improve as a direct result of social and emotional needs being met. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children develop awareness and management of their emotions, set and achieve important personal and academic goals, use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships, and demonstrate decision making and responsible behaviors to achieve school and life success. There is a strong research base indicating that these SEL competencies improve students’ social/emotional development, readiness to learn, classroom behavior, and academic performance.  This training focuses on the foundational skills of self-awareness and self-management to achieve school and life success. Dates for this workshop are Feb 3, 10, 24, March 3, 24, 2019 must attend all 5 dates.

Dates:  February 3, 10, 24, March 3 & 24, 2019
Time:  3:00 – 5:00 PM each day
Cost:  $25.00 for PD Hours only
Hours:  10
Location:  Tapas Yoga Shala, Rock Island, IL
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Angie Swearingian

PD hours only will be excepted at the ROE, to register for this workshop go to: www.tapasyogashala.com

* You must register for this workshop at the website listed. Cost is $250! Please note that most participants have received reimbursement from their school districts or have received grants to cover the costs of the training. Ask your administrator. This training meets the National Professional Learning Standards by sharing resources to increase educator knowledge base and by focusing on sustained implementation of procedures and practices to promote long-term change.

 

 

#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

#11769 Free the Teachers On-Line 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:  January 22, 2018 Initial Meeting
Time:  4:00 – 5:00 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $175.00
PD Hours:  13
Presenter:  Deb Taber
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Registration Deadline:  1/15/2018

#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:             January 23, 2019

Time:             9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost:              $125

Location:     ROE Moline

Audience:    Teachers & Administrators

PD Hours: 6

Presenter:   Peggy Potthoff

Registration Deadline:           1/16/19

 

#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