Need funding for STEM in your classroom?

The Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA) and the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM), with the generous support of ETA hand2mind, are pleased to offer the Illinois STEM Rising Star Award for promising teachers looking to implement STEM in their classrooms. There will be 3 awards—1 primary grades (K–2), 1 intermediate grades (3–5), and 1 middle school (6–8).


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The Give 30 Mentoring Program – You Can Make A Difference!

If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity, mentoring our youth is for you! By volunteering for the Madison County Regional Office of Education’s Give30 program you can make a difference by dedicating just 30 minutes per week out of your life to mentor  our youth. Please take a moment to watch the following 30 second clip (by clicking on the link below) from Regional Superintendent Dr. Bob Daiber. And then, please  visit or email Taylor Donohoo HERE or call 618.296.4448 for more information.

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Call For Proposals for the ROE 41 Institute 2018

Attention Teachers and Administrators:

The Madison County Regional Office of Education will host a county-wide Educator’s Institute on Friday, October 5th of this year. We are issuing a “Call for Proposals for Best Practices in Education.” If you have an innovative practice, an effective strategy, or a great idea to use within the classroom, please consider submitting a proposal for a 60-minute presentation. Presenters will earn a stipend of $150/session, with a maximum of two sessions. The submission deadline is Friday, August 31st. Successful candidates will be notified by Friday, September 7th.

For further information, please contact Taylor at the Regional Office of Education by email at or by phone at (618) 296-4448.

Click the online Call for Proposals Google Doc link here to submit your best practice presentation:

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Autism Workshop for Special Education Teachers and School Psychologists – August 7th – 9th, 2018

This workshop is being offered for the special education teachers and school psychologists in your district. In partnership with Dr. Liz McKenney and area teacher leaders, we are offering a 3 day workshop on instructing and supporting students with autism.  They will learn effective strategies to help students with ASD to gain social communication, academic, and adaptive skills.  An emphasis will be placed on research-based and evidenced-based methods for instruction.  By partnering with area teacher leaders of students with autism, we feel this will provide your teachers and school psychologists with practice-based scientific knowledge.  We conducted this workshop last year and the response from participants was very positive.

Note: Registration for this workshop closes on July 15th.

Click HERE to register for this workshop.

Click HERE for more information. Please note that this informational SIUE web page reflects a similar workshop that was held last year in Bethalto. The dates are a little different, but the content is the same. This year’s workshop is being held at: Goshen Elementary, Edwardsville School District, 101 District Drive, Edwardsville.

The dates are: August 7th – 9th.

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SIUE: Principal Preparation (MSED and EDS) & Superintendent Programs (EDS) STARTING FALL 2018—near you!

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health & Human Behavior is preparing to offer the Principal Preparation Program and the Superintendent Program at satellite locations near you.

A few of the many advantages to continuing your professional learning at SIUE include: Graduate advisors and faculty are highly-qualified and have extensive professional experience. Each class incorporates meaningful and relevant learning activities. Program internships are carefully aligned with the coursework to create a cohesive experience. Mentor-supported leadership experiences are integrated throughout the internships. Schedules are work friendly. Newly-revised programs reflect the most recent changes in Illinois licensure and endorsement. Tuition waivers are accepted.

Principal Preparation Program

• Master’s degree and Education Specialist degree (both options lead to endorsement)
• Hybrid program (one night every other week or one Sat a month) starting Fall 2018
• Admission requires 2 years of teaching experience
• Flexibility to complete at your own pace – Fast Track (4 semesters) and 2-year option available

Superintendent Program

• Specialist degree (leads to endorsement)
• Hybrid program (one night every other week or one Sat a month) starting Fall 2018
• Admission requires a license as Chief School Business Official, Principal, Special Education Director or school administrative position requiring one of these licenses
• Flexibility to complete at your own pace – Fast Track (4 semesters) and 2-year option available

Join us and please share! Apply now at:

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