February 24, 2017

Regional Superintendent, Tammy L. Muerhoff, Message

I would like to provide a friendly reminder that you may renew your educator license beginning April 1 and through June 30 of the last year of your renewal cycle. Please submit professional development clock hours in your Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account. If you experience difficulty in the entry or submittal of information, please contact our office at 309-736-1111. We would be happy to assist you!

I would like to extend my gratitude for your dedication and service to students and families.

My warmest wishes to you for a joyous holiday season!

 

Student Loan Forgiveness: An archived webinar is available by ISBE to provide educators with the information regarding federal and state opportunities for Student Loan Forgiveness. http://isbe.net/licensure/html/webinar_archive.htm#t-2funds160518

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEM and STEAM Opportunities for Students, Families and Educators

qcsteam2The QC STEAM Festival is a half-day conference held at the WIU Riverfront Campus in Moline for youth in grades 3 thru 8 on Saturday, November 5. 2016. Enjoy multiple breakout sessions each hour in our interactive style conference with hands-on experiences that ignite your interests.

Youth can choose to simply attend QC STEAM or be one of our many youth presenters. If you have a passion for STEAM this is your chance to show off your interests and knowledge.

On the day of the event, students will receive a conference booklet where they can self-select three different sessions to attend throughout the morning in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Possible sessions include painting a Fibonacci, becoming a structural engineer, programming robots, launching rockets, or writing your own music. Join us and become a maker, creator or inventor!

QC STEAM begins at 8:00 am and ends at noon. Pre-registration is required in order to attend the event. Snacks will be provided. Registration opens September 1, 2016 and closes on Friday, November 4, 2016. The cost is only $5 for attendees. Scholarships are available upon request.

Adults and area youth STEAM providers can also sign up to present sessions or volunteer for the morning event.

 

Registration below for Attendees, Presenters, or Volunteers:

Student Attendee Registration

Presenter, Volunteer and Organization Registration

For more information or questions contact:

QC STEAM Conference Coordinator

Ginger Long

ginger.long@risd41.org

309-912-5067

2016 Wilson Middle School Art Show

IMG_3748Wilson Middle School Art Teacher, Tiffany Denys, and students came together on April 21st for a special recognition of a job well done.  Families and friends were able to view the student artwork on display.  Click here for more pictures

ParaPro Assessment Test at RIROE

parapro_header_logo_140x72What is the ParaPro Assessment Test?
The ParaPro Assessment Test measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.  It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.  It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT.

Who Takes the Test?
If you are going to apply for a paraprofessional educator license you must have a high school diploma or GED; and must meet one of the following requirements:

  • have completed at least 60 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution
  • hold an Associate/Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • completed and earned the following scores on the Work Keys test:  Reading for Information (4), Writing/Business Writing (3), Applied Math (4)
  • Or you must present an official score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS) showing a score of 460 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment Test

How, Where and Who?
The test takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete and is completed on the computer.  Test subjects include: reading, writing, and math.  There are 90 multiple choice questions, approximately 2/3 of which focus on basic skills and knowledge.  The remaining 1/3 focuses on applying skills in the classroom and the complete test questions are given in English.

Registration, Cost, Results
To register for the ParaPro test please contact the ROE at 309/736-1111.  The Cost for this test is $65 cash or you can use a debit or credit card for a cost of $68.00.  You will be able to access, view and download scores after the test but official score reports will be mailed to test takers approximately 2-3 weeks from the date of the test.  If you do not pass the ParaPro Test you must wait upto 21 days before you can retake it.

ISBE Licensure Fees
You must go to www.isbe.net click on “ELIS” create an account for a ParaProfessional License and fill out the application.  The cost of the license on ISBE is $101.75 ($100 for license and $1.75 card fee) then once you have been approved for the license you must submit your high school diploma and either a official transcript showing your 60 or more semester hours; or Associates/Bachelors Degree; or test results from either the ParaPro Assessment test or Work Keys test.  Don’t forget once all of this has been approved you must register your license in the county that you are going to be working in!  There is a fee of $51.75 for registering your license ($50.00 for license and $1.75 card fee).

Click here for help to register for your ParaProfessional License

HOW TO APPLY FOR OR RENEW YOUR PEL OR ELS LICENSE ON ELIS

1.  Go torenew www.isbe.net click on ELIS at the top of the page.

2.  Follow the “click here link” from the Educators Access on the left side of the page.

3.  If you are a new ELIS user you will follow the direction on the RIGHT side of the page (FORMER ECS USERS OR FIRST TIME ACCESS TO ELIS SYSTEM)

4.  If you have created a login and password previously you will follow the direction on left side of the page.

5.  If you are new to ELIS fill in the required fields and create login and password.

6.  Please remember login and password as ROE DOES NOT have access to passwords.

7.  If you have completed the first step or sign up process you now have access to the new ELIS system.

8.  From this page click the “CONTINUE” button to access your ELIS credential page.

9.  At your page (ACTION CENTER BOX) you will be able to review deficiency and renew/register and/or reinstate your license.  You will also be able to enter Professional Development Hours, apply for endorsement, edit contact information and update your employment status.

10.  If you are up for renewal this year and already have a “PEL” you MUST submit your Professional Development Hours first then be directed back to your Action Center for Renewal.  Renewal window is open from April 1 – June 30th!

PLEASE CONTACT LORI AT THE RIROE FOR ANY GUIDANCE THROUGH THE ELIS SYSTEM
309/736-1111

Additional Services Provided

 

  • Fingerprinting Services (The Firm) provided Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Illinois Licensure Teacher Testing System (ILTS) Tuesday & Thursday please click on link (ILTS) to schedule your testing

  • GED Testing Site provided Tuesday & Thursdays please go to (Pearson VUE) to sign up and register

  • GED Constitution Testing provided each Friday please call 309/736-1111 to schedule a test

  • Paraprofessional Testing provided on Tuesday & Thursday please call 309/736-1111 to schedule a test or for more information click here

 

Directions to our location:

  • From the North:  280E/US-61 S.  Keep straight onto I-74 E/ I-280 E.  At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West/US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the West:  I-280 W Merge onto I-74 W/US-6 W via Exit 5A toward Moline.  Merge onto John Deere Rd/IL-5 via Exit 4B.  Turn left onto 60th Street which becomes Kennedy Dr.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your left is the location.  Turn left onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the West: I-88W/92.  Turns into Rt 5/92. Take 74W/Highway 6.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the East:  280 W.  At exit 5B, take ramp right for US-6 East toward Quad City/Airport.  Take ramp right for I-280 East/I-74 East toward Chicago/Peoria.  At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West / US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the East: I-80 E take 74 E.  Cross over the river to IL. take 2nd Exit to Avenue of the Cities travel East to 34th Street.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the South:  I-280 E. Keep straight onto I-74 E. / I-280 E. At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West/US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.

 

GED Constitution Testing

The Constitution test is still a requirement of the G.E.D. testing in Illinois and is administered at no cost.  In order to schedule your constitution test please call 309/736-1111, testing is only given on Friday’s from 9 – 11 AM.  Results are given right away and you may retake the test right then if you failed.  You must have made an appointment to test, no walk-ins.  Please arrive 15 minutes early in order to get through the registration process.

The ROE no longer has study guides, for information and other help please click here

Licensure Update Form

ELIS User Manual

How To Register Your ELS-Para License