December 11, 2018

#11794 Supports and Requirements for Underperforming Schools

December 5th is for Networking and Team Work Time

Date:  December 5, 2018
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Hours:  2
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters: Nancy Galbraith & Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  11/29/2018

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


#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


#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


#11780 Supports and Requirements for Underachieving Schools

This is our third meeting, tentively, we will cover:

  • Data Analysis
  • Root Cause
  • SMART Goals
  • Intervention Resources
  • Networking

Date:  January 15, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost:  $50.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Hours:  3
Audience:  Administrators from Underachieving Schools
Presenters:  Deb Taber & Nancy Galbraith
Registration Deadline:  1/8/2019


#11779 Supports and Requirements for Underachieving Schools

Schools with the Final Summative Designation of Underperforming are invited to join a supportive meeting at the ROE to help your team move from a foundational understanding of the designation’s requirements to implementation.

Schools are strongly encouraged to bring their core team members. Your core team will be instrumental in understanding the work that needs to be tackled, help to complete the work, and work collaboratively with other “untrained” members in smaller focus groups, determining the school’s needs and direction of those specific sub-areas.   Our first meeting is scheduled on November 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Our agenda will cover:

  • Introduction to ESSA
  • Overview of Process
  • Requirements & Dates
  • Defining high quality, continuous improvement
  • IL Quality Framework & Supporting Rubric-completion and submission
  • School Improvement 1003(a) grant application for funds

Date:  November 17, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost:  $75.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Administrators from Underachieving Schools
Presenters:  Deb Taber & Nancy Galbraith
Registration Deadline:  11/10/2018

#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

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)