February 22, 2019

#11778 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:  April 16, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  6
Audience:  Teachers and Administration
Presenter:  Janet Moore
Registration Deadline:  4/12/2019


#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


#11781 Social Emotional Learning Standards in Action: School-wide and/or District-wide Implementation

Social Emotional Learning Standards in Action will focus on implementation of the SEL Standards School and/or District-wide. School-based teams will explore research-based SEL strategies. Analysis of their school SEL needs will lead to the development of an action plan for implementation of the SEL standards for the 2018-19 school year.  Districts or Schools should send a team of participants to include administrator(s), teachers and/or counselors, social workers, etc.

Participants will need to bring a technology device such as an I-pad or laptop as technology will be utilized during this session.

Individuals and teams may also be interested in attending the February 23rd half-day presentation introducing the Social Emotional Learning Standards, resources, and learn how they positively impact student learning.

Date:  April 25, 2019
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Administrators, K-12 School Teams, District Teams, All Prek-12 Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers
Presenter:  Carole Allert
Registration Deadline:  4/18/2019

#11783 Socio-Economic Differences: Teaching Students in Poverty

Do you connect with your students in poverty? Does your curriculum?  Learn research-sound, teacher-friendly techniques to work with this population.  Based on Dr. Ruby Payne and Dr. Donna Beagle’s work, the participants will be able to develop curriculum and programs based on students’ class values, hidden rules, communication styles, behavior and more.  For instance, after school tutoring opportunities can be off-putting to students from poverty.  Learn how to frame those sessions so they are more enticing.

Presenter, Susan Zelnio, was a certified Ruby Payne trainer and has given the session from Omaha to Chicago to educators K-16 as well as agencies and businesses.

Date:  February 28, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $75.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  All school personnel
Presenter:  Susan Zelnio
Registration Deadline:  2/21/2019

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


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)