December 11, 2018

#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


#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

#11732 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Interface

If you work with children, learning about ACEs will change the way you deal with those difficult behaviors some children exhibit. The information in this workshop is a prerequisite to understanding the strategies presented at the February 11th, 2019, “Using Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management at the Elementary Level” workshop.

The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study confirms with scientific evidence that adversity during development increases the risk of physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. The ACE Study and other research using the Study’s framework have taught us that ACEs are the leading cause of health and social problems in our nation – the most powerful determinant of the public’s health. Toxic stress during childhood can impact brain development and brain interaction with body systems and can result in negative behaviors. You see these behaviors and maladaptive coping skills every day in classrooms, hallways, and on the sidewalk.  But childhood is a window of opportunity for building resilience – after all, the developing brain is sensitive to all kinds of experience. Learn about these patterns of brain development, the ACE study, our opportunities for ACE prevention, and how protective systems promote resilience in children, families and our community for more productive learning and safe, nurturing environments.

This training will include a viewing and discussion of the documentary “Paper Tigers”. “Paper
Tigers” follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.Training provided by Anne McNelis, LCSW of Transitions Mental Health Services.
Training supported and endorsed by the Eastern Iowa – Western Illinois Trauma Informed Care Consortium.

This training naturally pairs well with “ACES Comes to School: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Symptoms in the School” as a follow up.

No electronics necessary.

Date:  February 5, 2019
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  6
Audience:  All School Staff, Teachers, Paras, Disciplinarians, and Administrators
Presenter:  Anne McNelis
Registration Deadline:  1/29/2019