December 11, 2018

#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


#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:

* 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.



#11741 Career Cruising: Usage and Ideas

Learn how to use career cruising to help your students understand the wealth of careers and the importance of school subjects while meeting IL Pace requirements. Ideas for curriculum integration will be shared as well. Bring your device or laptop and send your email ahead of time for a log-in credential. This is a FREE workshop unless you would like PD Hours. 2.0 PD hours will be available at a charge of $25.00.

Date:  February 5, 2019
Time:  4:00 – 6:00 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $25 for PD Hours only, if no PD then cost is FREE
Hours: 2
Audience:  Middle and High School Educators
Presenter:  Susan Zelnio
Registration Deadline:  1/29/2019


#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

#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


#11731 Using Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management at the Elementary Level

All participants MUST have attended an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Interface workshops by Anne McNelis.  Anne has presented at the district level and also at the ROE in the Spring and Summer of 2018.  She will present this brain research information again on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at the ROE.  Registration is required.

Implement Restorative Practices to work with all students, especially those who have experienced mild to severe trauma in their lives.  As you may have guessed, this may include most of your students.

American society is organized around the concept of rewards and punishments.  It is commonly believed that individuals intentionally choose their behavior.  If behavior is unsafe or unhealthy, we punish the behavior, which will deter it.  With increasing numbers of suspensions and expulsions, as well as justice-involved youth, this behaviorist-based approach has been heavily critiqued by modern-day criminology for missing the mark on the causality of problem behaviors in youth.

Research is very clear that punishment does not deter antisocial behavior.  In fact, traumatized youth are thought to be caught in a trauma-violence cycle that traditional approaches make worse.  This session will review what the research says about punishment-based approaches, and discuss how to use a trauma-informed approach to discipline called Restorative Practice.  Teachers will learn how to organize their elementary-school classroom around use of restorative practices as part of an overall trauma-informed philosophy, including time to practice the use of these strategies to start implementing them with students.

Each participant will receive the book, Better than Sticks or Carrots, by Dominique Smith and Douglas Fisher.

Date:  February 11, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  5
Audience:  All School Staff, teachers, paras, disciplinarians, and administrators
Presenter:  Jen Best
Registration Deadline:  2/4/2019