April 26, 2017

The Trail PRESENTS Connecting the Dots

Professional Learning Collaborative IARSS TRAIL Speaker Series: Managing the Classroom Effectively.  Creating Student Success by Combining Social Emotional Learning with Effective Classroom Management.  Featuring speaker, Author, founder of Connections Count and Freedom Writer Teacher:  Anne Schober.

The best learning occurs when supportive relationships are present.  Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is at the center of this success.  This highly interactive and engaging day will provide participants with many different techniques which they can use in their classrooms to formulate strong and productive relationships with their students with Social Emotional Learning as the central focus.

Anne Schober was in the trenches and has witnessed the massive transformation that has occurred in education.  When she entered her first classroom, she had dreams of perfect students, involved parents and lots of learning happening on a daily basis.  Her dreams were crushed and she had no idea how to reach her students.  In 2007, she was chosen by Erin Gruwell, the founder of the Freedom Writer Foundation and the teacher behind the movie, The Freedom Writers, to become one of 400 teachers worldwide to student under her tutelage.  Through this exposure, Anne learned how to engage, enlighten and empower her students and learned the importance of the student-teacher bond.

TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT:  http://iarss.org/the-trail

Date:  April 24, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Lunch included)
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $99.00
Audience:  Every Teacher and Administrator

NOTE:  The Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards play a role in every classroom.  They are also woven into the new P.E. Standards.  This is a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge and skill in this area.  Registration is as indicated above do not register with the ROE.

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)


















#11308  NGSS Networking Sessions: Collaborating to Create NGSS Units
Bring a colleague or meet one at this series of networking sessions to collaborate on the development of a fully-aligned NGSS unit for use in the classroom.  Each step of storylining will be highlighted along the way with time devoted to work on each step of this unit-development process.

Story lining includes:

  • Bundling performance expectations into units
  • Unpacking the 3 dimensions
  • Exploring phenomena (both investigative and anchoring)
  • Designing a coherent sequence of instruction through questioning
  • Developing a student product and beginning to consider rubrics and checklists

Each session will begin with teacher-led sharing of instructional strategies that target the necessary shifts of NGSS.  Please bring a laptop and the materials you will need to plan your unit.  A small registration fee will cover dinner costs. Click here to register.

Date:   Jan. 24, Mar. 9 & May 10, 2016/2017

Time:  4:30 – 8:00 PM

Cost: $10.00

Location:  ROE Moline

Presenters:  Amy Sandgren

Hours:  6

Registration Deadline:  1/17/2017