July 27, 2017

#11456 Teach Like a Pirate

This book study workshop is based on Dave Burgess’s popular “Teach Like a PIRATE” book. Each participant will receive of copy of his best selling book! We will use his book to help you increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You’ll learn how to:

  • Increase your passion as a teacher
  • Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in
  • Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom
  • Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students.

Once you learn the Teach Like a PIRATE system, you’ll never look at your role as an educator the same again! Please join us for a great day!

Date: July 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: ROE Moline

Cost: $150.00

Hours: 5

Audience: K– 12 Teachers & Administrators

Presenter: Molly Hickerson

Registration Deadline: 7/18/2017


Statewide System of Support Foundational Services

ROEISC_Med (3)The Illinois State Board of Education has partnered with the Illinois Center for School Improvement, Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service Centers across the state to deliver high quality, coordinated and consistent professional development, technical assistance and networking which establish the Foundational Services delivery framework under the Statewide System of Support.

The seven areas include:

Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP), using Rising Star on the Illinois Interactive Report Card

    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in ELA
    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in mathematics
    • Balanced Assessment/PARCC
    • Teacher Evaluation
    • Family Engagement
    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)



#11487  Classroom Assessment’s in a Balanced Assessment Framework
In a balanced assessment gframework all assessments have a place in the school setting.  In this information rich mdule ISBE’s Guiding Principles for Classroom ASsessment will be reviewed.  The Foundations of Good Assessments, Uses of Assessments, and the Characteristics of Quality Classroom Assessments (Formative, Interim, and Summative) will be explored and discussed.  Teachers will leave having a vision of their own assessment literacy, and how it fits within a Balanced Assessment Framework.
Date:  September 20, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers
Presenters:  Nancy Galbraith & Deb Tabers
Registration Deadline:  9/13/2017

#11490  How Writing can Improve Reading
Writing instruction can impact students’ reading skills and comprehension!  This workshop will provide guidance on how teachers can use writing instruction to strengthen students’ reading performance.  During this workshop, we will develop an understanding of the three recommended writing practices to enhance students’ reading, identify strategies aligned to each recommended practice,  identify components of the recommended practices that match PARCC writing tasks, compose a classroom task that aligns with the WRiting to REad research, and locate resources to help with the implementation of these practices.  Join us!
Date:  October 11, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers
Presenters:  Deb Tabers
Registration Deadline:  10/4/2017

#11489  Illinois Literacy in Action
This resource-rich professional development workshop will provide educators with instructional practices to implement the New Illinois Standards for Writing.  The Writing Matters website will be used to facilitate the various writing tasks necessary to meet the standards and prepare for PARCC.  Participants will be able to define and describe the attributes of the 10 Writing Standards, explain how the Standards support the three types of writing, and identify mentor texts as a key resource.  Strategies and resources will be shared.
Date:  October 17, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers
Presenters:  Deb Tabers
Registration Deadline:  10/10/2017








Grade-level Student Learning Objective Networking Sessions

It is often said that teachers learn best from each other.  This SLO Networking sessions will allow teachers time to share, inquire, and collaborate regarding the details of their Student Learning Objectives.  Participants will review their goals, the measures they use to determine student growth, and their assessments.  Networking sessions allow participants to lead the discussion, presenting ideas and situations which they may want to hear what others in similar grade levels are doing.  This is an opportunity to hear what peers from within and outside your school district are doing in this area.  A review of SLO components and their purpose will be presented within the session.  Participants should bring their completed SLO’s and assessments. All teachers and teams are invited, you may select your networking session by grade level, all sessions will be held at the ROE in Moline.

#11483 For 2nd Grade Teachers

Date: August 31, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Registration Deadline:  8/24/2017

#11484 For 3rd – 6th Grade Teachers

Date: Sept 6, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Registration Deadline:  8/31/2017

#11485 For 7th – 12th Grade Teachers

Date: Sept 7, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Registration Deadline:  9/1/2017




#11486  Tools to Guide your School/District’s Family Engagement Work and Plan Development

Are you looking for data to guide your Family Engagement work?  Do your 5 Essential Survey results show a need to improve in the area of Family Engagement? Looking for a systematic, research-sound, easy instrument to guide your decision-making as you develop your plan?  Look no further…During this workshop participants will learn how to use the Illinois State Board of Education’s Family Engagement Framework and Action Planning Tool.  The tool will assist in developing and expanding school-family partnerships to support student learning and healthy development.  Participants will also be given an opportunity to analyze and dig deeper into their 5 Essential Survey results which may be used to support the development of their Family Engagemtn Plan.  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop/tablet and their 5 Essential Survey results.
Date:  September 11, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers, Family Liaisons, School/District Teams, Administrators
Presenters:  Nancy Galbraith & Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  9/4/2017