Reminder: Directions Midwest Education Conference – June 14 & 15, 2016 in Collinsville


Questions: Please call Anna Dyson at 618.692.5560 or via email at

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New registration process for ROE 41 workshops and administrator academies

FYI: Effective today registration for ROE 41 workshops and administrator academies process has changed slightly.

The workshop and admin academies links on the ROE 41 web page are still in the same location (under “School Improvement” or “Workshops/Events”), however when you click on either link you will be taken to a different registration spot at abcsignup. An additional link (on the ROE 41 web site) will take you to your PD summary.

The new links are: List View – Month ViewYour PD Record

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New Workshops Added! Please Share!


Two new workshops have been added to the lineup! They include:

Family Engagement – September 24th – Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers and Administrators

Click HERE to register.

Eureka Math – K thru 2 – October 5th

Click HERE to register.

Eureka Math – Grade 3 thru 5

Click HERE to register.

Reminder about this Workshop/Academy

Evaluating Student Engagement Using the IPI – Course #986 – For both Teachers and Administrators

Click HERE to register.

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Many New Workshops and Administrator Academy Courses Added!

Newly added admin academy courses include:

1.) Proactively Dealing with Difficult Conversations: Bringing Out the Best in People at Their Worst – Course #1541 – (November 3, 2015)

2.) Evaluating Student Engagement Using the IPI” – Course #986 – (January 21, 2016)

3.) Conducting Effective Professional Conversations with Teachers – Course #1250 – (January 26, 2016)

4.) The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – Course #1133 – (June 23, 2016)

New workshops include:

1.) Balanced Assessment for Math – (September 29, 2015 OR October 1, 2015 – Choose either date)

2.) Shift Happens – Even in Math – (November 3, 2015 OR November 5, 2015 – Choose either date)

3.) Math Roundtable –  (November 17, 2015 OR November 19, 2015 – Choose either date)

4.) Teacher Evaluation – Modules 1 & 2 – (September 29, 2015)

5.) Teacher Evaluation SLO – Module 3 – (October 27, 2015)

6.) Teacher Evaluation – Modules 4, 5, 6 – (December 4, 2015)

For Admin Academy Courses register online HERE and for Workshops register online HERE.

If you have any questions or for payment information, please contact Anna Dyson at 618.692.5560 of by email HERE.

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Admin Academy Reminder with Online Registration: “Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success” Course # 1098 (June 24, 2015)

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Location: Illinois Heartland Library System – 6725 Goshen Road, Edwardsville Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Madison County Professional Development Cooperative members – $100, Non-members – $150

Presented by: Marvin Warner, Director of School Improvement Services, Madison County ROE #41

Participants in this course will explore how Lincoln’s leadership practices and behaviors provide compelling guidance for today’s challenges of accountability, diversity, political conflict, team building, climate and economic hardship. Ten leadership qualities linking to leading others and school success will be highlighted. Participants will leave the session with a repertoire of strategies and insights that they can apply immediately in their own workplace contexts.

Click HERE to register online.

Click HERE to download a flyer for this academy.

Two New Workshops Added

Madison County ROE 41 School Improvement is pleased to announce the addition of 2 new workshops:

1.) Administrator Academy: Masonic Model Student Assistance Training Program (April 29, 2015)

Presented by: Larry Newman, National Presenter for Illinois Masonic Foundation

This Administrator Academy is a one-day workshop offered in support of the Student Assistance Program. It is offered as a stand-alone workshop for Administrators who want more information on student assistance and creating a safe school

This workshop deals with the issue of at-risk youth behaviors and the concerns of Administrators, staff and community. The Administrator Academy provides participants with a proactive step-by step comprehensive plan to address today’s “people problems.” We focus on system-wide interventions for alcohol and drug abuse, conflict and bulling, stress, depression and suicide.

Participants receive time-proven and practical daily strategies which allow teachers to teach and learners to learn.

Topics covered include:
• How to create and operate an effective Student Assistance Program
• Collaborative Intervention
• RTI and Common Core and SAP
• Parent and school alliances.

We would like to emphasize that for an effective student assistance program to exist it is vital that school administrators be committed to SAP or whatever intervention model is in place. This is because the most important single factor is Core Team success is Administrator support. Administrators are given information in two subject areas regarding their Core Team(s): (1) How the Core Team will help the school and even more important; (2) how the Core Team can help the Administrators do his/her job

Fee: No charge (breakfast & lunch included) Funded by Illinois Masonic Foundation

Register online HERE

Download a flyer for this event HERE.

2.) Project Learning Tree (April 24 & June 8, 2015)

Presenter: Marvin Warner

Dates: April 24 and June 8, 2015 (you must attend both sessions)

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning multi-disciplinary science-focused program designed for teachers and other educators working with K-8 youth. Educators learn how to utilize the ninety-six multi-disciplinary activities within the award winning Guide to meet personal classroom goals. Each participant will receive a free copy of the guide ($20 value).

This training series will focus on a lesson that integrates science, math and English Language Arts to help bring Common Core Standards and STEM applications to the existing curriculum. Each activity is filled with opportunities to build critical thinking skills, incorporate technology, and use differentiated instruction.

Fee: No charge (lunch on your own)

Hours of Earned Credit : 14 (includes 4 hours of credit for lesson implementation to be completed between workshop sessions)

Register online HERE

Download a flyer HERE

Questions: Contact Anna Dyson at or 618-692-5560


New Administrator Academy Course: Evaluating Student Engagement Using the IPI

Course #986

Presenter: Dr. Karen Gauen, Highland CUSD #5

This academy will explain classroom walk-throughs and the use of walk-through data to improve student engagement and achievement. The Instructional Practice Inventory (IPI) is one protocol that can be used to gather “snapshot” observational data about the nature of teaching practices across the school. This academy also provides training to become a coder who systematically observes classes throughout the school, obtaining more than 100 observations of teaching practice during a typical school day. The six categorizations of teaching practices are: active learning/active teaching, teacher-led conversation, teacher-led instruction, student seatwork/teacher engaged, student seatwork/teacher disengaged and total disengagement. Administrators will support teachers as they share this anonymous school-wide data with staff to spark collaborative conversations about student engagement and teacher instructional practices. Workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Register for this academy online HERE or,

Download the registration for HERE if you prefer to fax.