October 19, 2018

#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

#11699 Building Resiliency in our Students and Staff

Over 200 educators attended our Adverse Childhood Trauma (ACEs) workshops with Jen Best and Anne McNelis last year. Jen and Anne are back.  They will be moving us forward and teaching us how to build resiliency in children AND adults (reducing professional burnout!)

During the morning session, Jen will address building resiliency in our students:
Resilience is defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.  When children are resilient, they are better able to make sense of difficult situations, build healthier relationships, regulate emotions more effectively, and experience control over their lives.  Even in the face of adverse childhood experiences, individuals can learn the skills to become more resilient. Adults in a child’s life can develop environments that correlate to resilience, and engage children in experiences and activities that build resilience.  This workshop will focus on what research tells us about how resilience develops, the role of protective factors in resilient individuals, and strategic ways to support children as they learn to become more resilient.

During the afternoon session Anne will concentrate on developing resiliency in adults and their specific needs:
This portion of the workshop will cover the concepts of professional burnout vs. vicarious trauma, recognizing the signs and manifestations, how to prevent it/reduce/address it; and the importance of self-care on an individual level and how to build in self-care and resiliency within the school culture.
Date:  October 29, 2018
Time:  8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
PD Hours:  6
Location:  ROE Moline
Presenters:  Jen Best & Anne McNelis
Audience:  All School and District Staff, Classroom Teachers, Paras, Disciplinarians, Administrators
Registration Deadline:  10/22/2018

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)

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BALANCED ASSESSMENT

 

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FINE ARTS

 

 


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MATH

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

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SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

TRAUMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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