April 23, 2018

#11648 Continuous School Improvement with EMB and ESSA: Facilitated Work Day

The final session of the EBM and ESSA Series will allow for district and building school improvement teams to work on school improvement plans for the 2018-2019 school year. This facilitated workday begins with a brief review of the 26 Elements of EBM, subgroup data identification and collection, and the essential components of an effective school improvement plan. Then, teams will begin working on school improvement plans using templates provided, ones already in place, or can explore new options. There will be   opportunities for teams to report out on their work and collaborate and facilitators will be available to answer questions and provide feedback. The goal for this session is for teams to leave with a solid foundation for their school improvement plan. Fee includes lunch.

Date: May 17 2018

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: ROE Moline

Cost: $25.00

Presenter: Ralph Grimm

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Registration Deadline: 5/10/2018


#11609 Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Poverty does not mean a person is unable to learn and succeed. Children who live in poverty can meet high expectations and standards. It is the effective teacher who understands, builds relationships, seeks, resources, doesn’t allow for excuses, and creates high expectations for ALL that can bridge the gap for students of poverty.

This workshop will review the 5 effective factors that high achieving schools supporting poverty have in place as identified by Eric Jensen, author of “Teaching with Poverty in Mind”. Time will also be spent learning strategies that will help engage students of poverty in the learning process.
DATE:  July 25, 2018
Time:   9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $125.00
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters:  Dara Carr
Registration Deadline:  7/18, 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)



#11626  Balanced Literacy Program

Question:  “How do I create a schedule that includes everything my students need?”

Answer:  “Rely on your professional gut instincts!”

This workshop is an overview of the components of a balanced literacy classroom.  Participants will reflect on his/her current schedules and how to make the may components of literacy instruction work within the class time they are given.  In addition, participants will focus on the importance of responsive teaching in a balanced literacy classroom.  Teachers will learn strategies on how to make instructional decisions within a framework of literacy.

Date: June 22, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: ROE Moline

Cost:  $50.00

PD Hours:  5

Presenters: Suki Monroe Glasser & Joan Tunnell

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Registration Deadline: 6/15/2018


#11617 Sharing Mindfulness with Families

During this session, participants will learn how to share mindful practices with families through family yoga events that include yoga stories and family yoga games. Participants will also be provided with parent education and communication tools, as well as FREE resources regarding mindful parenting. We will also learn techniques that can be shared between families and the classroom! This session will be most applicable to teachers serving families with children pre-school through Grade 5. Join Us!

Date: June 26, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: ROE Moline

Cost: FREE

Hours: 4

Presenter:   Lindsay Meeker

Audience:   Prek – 5th grade Teachers & Administrators

Registration Deadline: 6/19/2018







#11639  What’s New with the Every Students Succeeds Act
The session provides the latest and most current information regarding ESSA.  An overview of the current ESSA Plan related to accountability, system of support, and school report card requirements will be presented.  While there are still many elements that remain unknown, this session will provide critical information to help you prepare for ESSA implementation.  Presented by Melina Wright, a former ISBE employee who was critical in the development of the ESSA State Plan, who is now with the Suburban Cook ISCs, provides complex information in an understandable manner.

Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: ROE Moline

PD Hours:  2.5

Cost:      $25.00

Presenters: Melina Wright

Audience: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Curriculum Directors, Accountability Directors and other administrators interested in learning about ESSA

Registration Deadline: 4/20/18

#11640  Developing/Aligning District Policy & Practices to meet the July 2018 Implementation of the NEW Academic Acceleration Act

In July, districts will be required to have a local acceleration policy aligned to the recent legislation in place. The Acceleration Placement Act requires Illinois public school districts to adopt and implement policies on acceleration that, at minimum, provide opportunities for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, opportunities for accelerating a student in a single subject area, and opportunities for “whole grade” acceleration.

This workshop provides an overview of the research base that supports acceleration, types of acceleration, analysis of the Accelerated Placement Act, detailed policy and procedure development guidelines, and a simulation activity that provides information and practice with the Iowa Acceleration Scale (recommended for full grade acceleration).

Time will also be allocated for district representatives to share what is currently in place (e.g. accelerated math) and collaboratively discuss options for implementation.

Participants will receive a link to a resource folder that includes a copy of the law, research, model policies and examples. Access to that folder will remain open past the workshop so they will continue to be able to review updated resources
Participants will need to bring a device as we’ll access the items in the resource folder throughout the workshop.
DISTRICT PERSONNEL RESPONSIBLE FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD ATTEND. Feel free to bring team members who may be knowledgeable about current district practices and offer support in the development of new policy and practices.

Date: May 1, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Location: ROE Moline

Cost:      $25.00

PD Hours:  5

Presenters: Melina Wright

Audience: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Curriculum Directors, Accountability Directors and other administrators interested in learning about ESSA

Registration Deadline: 4/24/18


















#11613  Phase 1 – Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: Using Real-World Phenomena to Motivate Students to Learn Science

Science Foundational Services are designed to increase knowledge of the new Illinois Learning Standards for Science (NGSS).

Phase 1 will contain components to prepare participants to:
• experience a three-dimensional science lesson.
• recognize the instructional shifts required by the NGSS.
• discover the three dimensions of the NGSS.
• read and understand the standards pages of the NGSS.
• explain how these new Illinois Learning Standards for Science, and their incorporation of 3-dimensional learning, will transform science education for kids by engaging them in meaningful, relevant, and coherent investigations.

Date:  June 12, 2018
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Location:  Rock Island (site TBA)
Audience:  K-12nd Grade Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  6/5/2018

#11614  Phase 2 – The Tools Needed to Bring NGSS to the Classroom

Phase 2 training will focus on bringing three-dimensional learning to the classroom.  In order to do this, participants will experience a lesson to both examine three-dimensional learning and the key shifts required to bring NGSS to the classroom.  Participants will learn how to utilize phenomena to drive instruction, “unpack” the Disciplinary Core Ideas to determine the content of our lessons, utilize the Crosscutting Concepts as a lens for students to make sense of the science, and engage students in the Scientific and Engineering Practices to study phenomena.  While participants will focus on one performance expectation, the process will be applicable to all performance expectations. Participants should have knowledge about NGSS and three-dimensional learning before attending this training. Attendance at Phase 1 or other introductory NGSS session is recommended prior to this session.
Date:  June 13, 2018
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  K-12nd Grade Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Sara Ryner & Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  6/6/2018

#11627  Experience an NGSS Aligned Unit on Sound and Learn How to Implement this Unit in your Middle School Classroom
Teachers will be trained to teach the middle school NGSS unit How Can We Sense Different Sounds from a Distance? which helps students develop models to explain phenomena related to how sound is produced, how it travels, and how it is detected. This middle school unit on sound starts off with students exploring a perplexing phenomenon where sounds and voices are heard coming from a paper cup and needle as a plastic disc (a record) is spun underneath it. This phenomenon fuels a series of questions and ideas for investigations to pursue about how sound is produced, how it travels, and how it is detected and encoded.

Students develop wave models of sound to explain how sounds vary in frequency and wavelength, and can explore how analog vs. digital information is encoded and transmitted. The unit targets NGSS performance expectations MS-PS4-1, MS PS4-2, MS LS1-8, and MS PS4-3. Teachers will receive a copy of the full storyline. These open-source educational resources were developed by the Next Generation Science Storylines project at Northwestern University.

Join us to learn from a local middle school teacher who piloted the unit in her classroom. She will share valuable insights she gained while teaching this unit to her students. Teachers will conduct several of the investigations included in the unit and also gain valuable Talk Science strategies to help students model and discuss phenomena and scientific concepts.
Dates:  June 19, 20 & 21, 2018
Times:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM each day
Location:  WIU Riverfront Hall Room 103, Moline
Cost:  $50.00 (lunch included)
Hours: 18
Audience:  K-12 Teachers & Administrators
Presenter:  Sara Ryner & Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  6/12/2018








#11551  Social Emotional Learning Standards in Action: School-wide and/or district-wide Implementation  

This workshop 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 2018-2019 school year.  Districts or Schools should send a team of participants to include administrators, teachers and/or counselors, social workers, etc. Participants will need to bring a technology device such as an ipad 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:  May 3, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $25.00
PD Hours:  5.5
Presenter:  Carole Allert
Audience:  Administrators, K-12 Teams, District Teams, All Pre-K Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers
Registration Deadline:   4/28/2018

#11588  The Effects of Trauma on Behavior in the Classroom and Mindfulness
Come spend the day learning how trauma can affect student behaviors in our classrooms. We will define and identify symptoms of trauma and how it affects student learning and behavior in the classroom. We will also learn strategies that will assist school personnel to become more trauma informed and identify what each of our roles is in helping students who have experienced trauma. We will delve deeply into one specific strategy called “mindfulness” and how we can use it for ourselves and with our students. We will practice these strategies and you will take home a book of strategies to use in your classroom!
Date:  May 8, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $125.00
PD Hours:  5
Presenter:  Molly Hickerson
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Registration Deadline:   5/1/2018


#11618  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.  : Dr. Andrea Hyde (co-editor)  and Lindsay Meeker (contributor) are in the process of making edits to a book about mindfulness and yoga in schools, along with other yoga in schools supporters, slated to come out in the near future.
Date:  June 7, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  FREE
Audience:  All K-12 Grade Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Lindsay Meeker & Dr. Andrea Hyde
Registration Deadline:  6/1/2018