January 22, 2019

#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

#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


#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


FREE #11788 Learn how to Navigate the IRC and My IRC Sites

So much has changed with the rollout of this year’s version of the Illinois Report Card!

There are new metrics, redesigned screens, and the inclusion of the data surrounding ESSA and EBF makes the information even more valuable for administrators and our schools.

This free workshop will walk participants through all corners of the site, along with conversations on how best to interpret and use the data.  In addition, a portion of the session will be dedicated to exploring the My IRC site, where individual student data is housed.

  There is a ton of great information in Illinois Report Card!

 It can be very difficult to navigate without some help, so please join us!

Date:             February 6, 2019
8:30 AM – NOON
Cost:              FREE

Hours:            3.5
ROE Moline

Audience:     Teachers and Administrators

Presenters: Steve Herkert

Registration Deadline: 1/8/2019


#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


#11777 Restorative Practices for Schools: 3 Sessions

This 3 session series will prepare school personnel to create with student services to apply the principles of Restorative Justice in meeting the needs of at risk youth. These principles and practices provide a framework to better implement the regulations under SB100 and to reach out into communities to help support these efforts.

Phase One: Brief review of key elements of the SB100 legislation that impacts school personnel and the community. A presentation and case study of the application of restorative justice practices, and next steps.

Phase Two: Simulations of school based “Circle Discussions.” The group will conduct development of a draft mission/or vision for restorative justice practices.

Phase Three: Begin exploration of community development processes and hear from local experts in the restorative practice process, both the school and community. Activities will be provided in modifying Board Policies and Operational Processes.

You must attend all 3 dates:  January 31, March 7 & 28, 2019
Dates:  January 31, March 7 & 28, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM each day
Cost:  $200.00
Location:    ROE Moline
PD Hours:  9
Audience:  All Educators and Staff
Presenter:  Lloyd Kilmer & Brett Elliott
Registration Deadline:  1/24/2019


#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