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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Science Toolbox Workshop Date Change…

The upcoming Science Toolbox workshop (for K-5 Teachers who teach science) dates have been slightly altered.

The new dates are:

October 20, 2015, January 12, 2016 and March 3, 2016 (you must attend all three sessions)

Click HERE to register online for this workshop.

Please tell your colleagues and staff to register for the ROE41 blog at roe41blog.com. Click “Follow” in the lower right corner.

That’s it! Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

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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New ROE 41 Workshop: Project Learning Tree (September 22 & October 22)

Who: K-8 Teachers

When: September 22 and October 22, 2015
(must attend both sessions)

Where: Illinois Heartland Library System
6725 Goshen Rd., Edwardsville

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: 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)

Presenter: Marvin Warner

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.

Click HERE to register for this workshop and to view other current ROE 41 workshops.

New Workshop (K-12 & Administrators): Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading (August 10, 2015)

Presenter: Tom Schimmer, author of Ten Things That Matter from Assessment to Grading
Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Leclaire Room at N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis & Clark Community College, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL
Cost: Madison Co. PD Co-op members – No Fee (lunch on your own) All others – $75 (lunch on your own)

Hours of Earned Credit: 6

Tom Schimmer is an engaging speaker who connects assessment experts’ findings with effective teaching practices to demonstrate what it means to assess in ways that movtivate and empower learners. Tom’s clear, direct, and non-threatening style have helped guide and shape educators’ beliefs about assessment and grading practices across the United States and Canada.

In this workshop participants will:

– Learn priorities for implementing sound assessment and grading practices with emphasis on the best techniques for a balanced, fair and productive assessment plan.
– Explore the role of assessment in building student confidence and ownership.

Register for this workshop online HERE.

Download a flyer for this workshop HERE.

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.

ROE 41 Adds Three New June 2015 Workshops

ROE 41 is proud to announce the addition of 3 new workshops. Please see the listings below for information and online registration links:
Teacher Evaluation – Modules 4, 5, 6 (June 2, 2015) – Click HERE for information and registration for this workshop.

Engage New York (Eureka Math): K – Grade 2 (June 3, 2015) – Click HERE for information and registration for this workshop.

Engage New York (Eureka Math): Grade 3 thru 5 (June 4, 2015) – Click HERE for more information and registration for this workshop.

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ROE 41 Announces 3 New Workshops

ROE 41 is proud to announce the addition of 3 new workshops. Please see the listings below for information and online registration links:

1. Teacher Evaluation – Modules 4, 5, 6 – April 28, 2015 – Click HERE to register online.

2. Science Toolbox (September 10, October 20, January 12) – Click HERE to register online.

3. Writing in the Content Areas – Academic Notebooks (August 4 & September 16, 2015) – Click HERE to register online.

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New Fall Workshop Added: Assessment Workshop Series for District Teams

Presenter: Steve Oertle, Roxana CUSD #1

Who: K-12 Educators (participants should attend as a district or school team)

When: September 23, October 21 and November 18, 2015

Where: Illinois Heartland Library System
6725 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Madison Co. PD Co-op members – no charge (lunch is on your own)
All others – $150 (lunch is on your own)

PD Hours: 5 (per session)

September 23 – Understanding Background on Assessment and the “Big Picture” – This session will focus on the purpose of assessment and how it is the linking element between the standards and instruction. Formative assessment and effective feedback will be discussed, modeled and practiced in both large and small groups. Attendees will learn how the research assessment design demands a major paradigm shift in the classroom and how assessment is the foundation to that shift.

October 21 – Assessment 101 – This hands-on session will focus on methodologies used in creating and ensuring high quality formative and summative assessments. Attendees will learn how to use the research behind assessment designing and high-quality common assessments.

November 18 – Next Steps: Embedding Sound Assessment Practice into Daily Instruction – This hands-on session will build upon practices learned in the first two sessions in order to establish common procedures within the district, school or PLC. Attendees will discuss a framework and process for creating and evaluating assessments within their district or school.

Note: Please plan to attend all three dates of the series.

Register online HERE

Download the flyer HERE

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 adyson@roe41.org or 618-692-5560