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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TeachIllinois Offering 3 Online Courses this Summer.

TeachIllinois is proud to offer 3 online courses this summer that can be taken for graduate credit through Lindenwood University. Courses are $199 for 30 PDHours, with 2 graduate credits for an additional $150 through LU. Combined, that’s less than 1 credit hour at some places.

– Using Google to Improve Student Writing
– Workflow Tips for Educators
– Giving better and Faster Feedback in the Classroom

Tyler Youngers is the instructor of these 100% online courses. He has taught these courses online in Iowa and has experience as a classroom writing teacher in public education.

Let me know if you have questions.

Click the link below for a flyer.


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New! 2 ROE 41 Workshops Added

1.) March 16th in Vandalia

How to Improve the Attendance of 21st Century Students and Parents
Dr. Jesse Jackson III.

Regular Attendance at school is vital for a student’s success. It is impossible to recover the time lost from a missed day, and the more a student misses, the further they fall behind. This seminar will help schools staff to take the best steps that can improve attendance. This empower seminar will help teachers: • Why students come to school late • How to Improve Attendance of At-Risk Students • How to best Use a Truancy Department Staff • Things you Can Control (or at least influence) • Those Strategies That Have a Power and Positive Impact on School Attendance • 10 Power Methods to help with Title 1 student parents. (The registration form is included with the flyer.)

Click the link for a flyer:…/31618HowtoImprovetheAttendance.pdf

2.) April 19th in Edwardsville

Spring Kindergarten Round Robin with Greg Smedley-Warren.

1.) Mr. Greg will share stories from his classroom and the lessons he has learned and how they can be implemented in other classrooms. The #happyclassroom is a way for teachers around the world to share positive experiences from their own rooms. Mr. Greg will describe in detail the mission of this hashtag and how it relates to your attitudes toward education and their classroom.
2.) We’ll see how easy it is to integrate technology into your center time! Plus, discover how center wheels and tubs help make managing and rota;ng centers simple for you and your students. You will also explore ways to effectively manage your math and literacy centers.
3.) We will talk about ways to use an iPad for whole-group instruction in handwriting, math and literacy — even if you have only one iPad. Explore how to use QR codes as a math and literacy center. You will also learn how to use technology to manage your classroom and make teaching a little less overwhelming.
4.) Learn about different types of behavior systems, rewards and consequences, the importance of routines, expectations and procedures, and ways to bring free and low cost incentives into your classroom.

(The registration form is included with the flyer.)

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Madison County Illinois Teachers are “Mad about Math”

MadaboutMathpictureSecond and Third Grade teachers from school districts in Madison County participated in a “Mad about Math” workshop on January 23rd that provided the opportunity for them to focus on their math curriculum, their instructional materials, and the assessments that their districts use. These teachers also shared what worked best in their classrooms in an effort to help others become the best.
The teachers who attended this workshop will return to their districts and to their schools and share what they have learned about the most effective methods to teach math to their colleagues.
This workshop is one of several that are offered by the Regional Office of Education’s School Improvement division. Dr. Robert Daiber, Regional Superintendent of Schools for Madison County, said, “Although Madison County is the home of great teachers and great schools, we are constantly working to become better.”
Keep track of upcoming workshops here: