Regional Office Events beginning October 2018

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 1My ELA Literacy Curriculum: Does It Measure Up?  
Monday
1
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Kathi Rhodus - ISBe   CPDUs: 12
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2879)   This is a 2-day workshop you must attend both days. The highest leverage factor, for improving student achievement, yet one of the most significant challenges facing schools is a guaranteed and viable curriculum. (Robert Marzano) A high-quality ELA curriculum can significantly impact student achievement, yet determining alignment to standards and providing the tools and resources for students to be successful is challenging. These sesions will provide teams of teachers and administrators opportunities to look at their current ELA curriculum and determine alignment to the standards. The tools and resources used will provide insight into what may need to be adjusted to provide teachers the instructional materials needed to help all students succeed.
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 2Hillbilly Elegy Online Book (Oct 2 - Nov 16, 2018)  
Tuesday
2
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Matt Weld   CPDUs: 10
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2906)   Target Audience: PreK-Grade 12 Online discussion will begin Monday, October 2 and conclude on Friday, November 16, 2018. 'From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class, culture and the American dream.' There will be weekly questions posted forum-style with the TeachIllinois class. The course will run 7 weeks and you must purchase the book on your own. Books can be ordered for 20% discount via Fairview Heights Barnes and Noble crm2258@bn.com or call 618-624-6041 (3-5 business days for books to arrive). To earn PD hours, you must contribute to each weekly conversation.
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 3K-Teachers What is Developmentally Appropriate?  
Wednesday
3
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Anni K, Reinking   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2872)   This workshops is a 2-day workshop ( October 3 and October 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) This workshop is for Elementary Principals, and Assistant Principals. You will develop a clear understanding of what a Kindergarten classroom should look like, feel like, and sound like (developmentally appropriate). Gain knowledge on appropriate ways to evaluate Kindergarten teachers (using the Danielson). Brainstorm ways to support Kindergarten teachers in elementary buldings. In the first session, administrators will be trained on the first two objectives. They will observe, interact with, and discuss what was learned in the professional development with the Kindergarten teachers located in their buildings. In the second session, administrators will report back, brainstorm and receive more training in the areas of confusion or need (as self-reflected) in order to support the Kindergarten teachers in their building to the best of their ability.
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 5K-12 Art Teacher's County Institute  
Friday
5
October
2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Emily Pokojski   CPDUs: 5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2910)   County Institute for Art Teachers
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 County Institute Embracing Diversity  
Friday
5
October
2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Illinois Resource Ctr Staff   CPDUs: 5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2909)   This workshop is held at Grant Middle School - Fairview Heights. Embracing Diversity: Culturally and Linguistcally Responsive Practice in Speech Language Pathology for Emerging Bilingual Learners (PreK-8). This workshop is for speech language pathologist and will cover the following topics: Experiencing second language acquisition, consider intervention and assessment practices, explore collaborative practices and examine resources and examples.
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 County Institute K-8 Music Teachers  
Friday
5
October
2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Emily Pokojski   CPDUs: 5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2908)   This workshop will be held at Millstadt School and is for St. Clair county Music Teachers. Participants will collaborate by covering 3 main topic areas (SLO's, Assessments and Curriculum Mapping) and are asked to bring samples for each to share and discuss with fellow music teachers. Slo's - bring ideas and examples for different grade levels and classes; Assessments - bring ideas and assessment samples for different grade levels/classes; Curriculum Mapping - vertical alignment between grades discussion of status; if you do have a curriculum map, please bring it along. Participants will also debrief regarding the September 19 Music Educator Institute presented by ILMEA.
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 County Institute - Technology/Computer  
Friday
5
October
2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Lesley Grady   CPDUs: 5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2913)   Technology Game Day is to bring K-8 St. Clair County technology educators together to try new websites, apps, and ideas that meet ISTE standards with the goal of suing them immediately in their classrooms. Each participant should bring a favorite Appor Website with a lesson plan to share. This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) event.
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 9Differentiated Instruction  
Tuesday
9
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Steven Northrup   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2862)   Find out how to "know your students and do it their way!" This workshop is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Glasser's and Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs. You will learns strategies and understand various ways to differentiate in order to get real results!
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 10Nurtured Heart - 2 Day Workshop  
Wednesday
10
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Bob Clipper, PhD.   CPDUs: 9
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2869)   This is a 2-day workshop and you must attend both days. October 10 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (full day) October 19 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (half day) The Nurtured Heart Approach is not just a set of interventions, but rather a philosophy or a belief system. It's a shift in perspective of how the child is perceived, concurrently, it focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves. Difficult children as early as kindergarten already have a negative portfolio of themselves. Cocial psychological research has shown how our expectations and perceptions predict future behavior. Therefore, when we transform how we are seeing a child, she/he senses a different expectation from us. This approach isn't about creating improvements in problem kids or managing behavior, It's about creating a transformation in adults that is founded in a belief in the inherent greatness in all children. Currently, NHA is being utilized in classrooms, school districts across the country as well as internationally. Schools are encouraged to send a team (Social Workers/Counselors, General and Special Educators, Parent Educators, Speech Pathologists, Interventionists and Administrators) as time will be built in to creat and leave with a Plan of Action to take back to school districts.
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 16After School - Getting the Most Out of Conferences  
Tuesday
16
October
2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Kathy Alt - Millstadt   CPDUs: 2
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2863)   This workshop is for first and second year teachers only! Participants will learns tips and tricks on conducting the most beneficial conferences for teacher, parent and student. In addition, strategies for dealing with difficult parents during conferences will be examined. Attendees will walk away with ideas that can be implemented immediately to make the upcoming conferences a great experience for all involved.
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 22Science Phenomena Driven Instruction (6-12)  
Monday
22
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Jeannine Sheppard   CPDUs: 9.5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2870)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This is a 2-day workshop - MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS! October 22, 2018 (full day 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) November 27, 2018 (half day 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) teaching as a facilitator are vital to full implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards for Science. This 1 1/2 day workshop will explore these shifts through experiences and activities. Participants will then map out short and long term goals for their individual classrooms with the support of a content specialist. Resources, templates and examples will be shared as we dive into what it takes to plan aligned units, lessons and activities. Workshop Goals: Establish a common language (get familiar with the acronyms and vocabulary of the ILS for Science) gain comfort with the shifts and expectations of the ILS for Science (experience activities that align with the shifts) Experience strategies to engage students in the scientific and engineering practices (get student DOING more science) Map out next steps for implmentation (attainable short-and-long term goals) Identify and capitalize upon the connections between the Social Emotional Learning Standards and the ILS for Science. Participants should bring a laptop or device to the workshop.
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 23Teaching the Whole Child: Integrating SEL (K-8)  
Tuesday
23
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Kim Henke   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2874)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This one-day workshop focuses on the important role of a growth mindset and social emotional learning as an essential part of our core instruction. Designed for educators who want to deepen their understanding about the importance of intentional development of SEL skills, this day examines teaching practices that support the development of core SEL competencies and how they are aligned with other initiatives, including the Common Core State Standards and Danielson Evaluation Frameworks.
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 29Using PSAT and SAT Data Improve Student Achivemnt  
Monday
29
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Dr. Martha Weld, PhD   CPDUs: 3
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2875)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Teachers and Administrators have a wealth of information at their fingertips to target areas of needs an dimprove student achievement. This three hour session will explain how to access those resources using the College Board K-12 Reporting Portal, how to utilize the Question Analysis Report ot dig into the data, will provide an overview of the PSAT/SAT Assessment, and will inform educators on how to use the data to identify aeas of strength and areas of need for their curriculum. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Prior to attending, all teaches and administrators must get access to the College Board Portal. You must request this from your College board Access Manager (this is typically the PSAT/NMSWT or SAT Coordinator for your school). In addition, all participants must bring a laptop to the session.
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 30K-12 Principal Meeting  
Tuesday
30
October
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Kelly West   CPDUs: 1.5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2877)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Monthly K-12 Principal Meeting
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 1Teaching Through Math Problem Solving (6-12)  
Thursday
1
November
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Jeannine Sheppard, ISBE   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2878)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  The culture of mathematics has been cemented in textbook driven, teacher-centric instruction. Teaching Through Problem Solving is a way to evolve instruction into a student-centric, facilitated learning experience that will empower our students to become life-long mathematical thinkers. Teaching Through Problem Solving engages students in the Math Practices, differentiates in a way that meets the needs of the diverse learners in your classroom and engages all students in high-level mathematics and moves students toward a deeper conceptual understanding by spending more time analyzing the math behind one problem and making connections between the variety of strategies implemented to solve that problem.
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 9Engaging Students in Inquiry Process Soc. Sci.K-12  
Friday
9
November
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Katie Elvidge, ISBE   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2880)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  The new Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science emphasizes the use of inquiry in the classroom. In addition to discussing what inquiry is and why it's important, this session will focus how to engage students in the social sciences through the use of a five-stage inquiry process. As each stage is discussed, a a variety of strategies will be provided. The afternoon of this full-day training will be a chance to begin to incorporate what you've learned into your classroom and network with other colleagues from the area. Planning and work time will be provided with the opportunity to break up by grade level to collaborate and begin planning a unit to use this school year. Presenters will be available to provide guidance and answer questions as participants work. To maximize the effectiveness of your afternoon, please feel free to bring or have in mind curricular materials that you'd like to adapt into a unit of inquiry.
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 13Cooperative Learning (K-12)  
Tuesday
13
November
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Steven Northup, Rockford Univ   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2881)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Struggling with how to implement effective groups in your classroom? This workshop will provide secrets, tips and tricks to implement group work all while maintaining high levels of student engagement.
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 14Assistant Principal / Dean of Student Meeting  
Wednesday
14
November
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Kelly West   CPDUs: 1.5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2882)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Monthly Meeting
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 After School - SEL What, Why & How (PreK-12)  
Wednesday
14
November
2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Lisa Ward, ISBE   CPDUs: 2
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2883)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is for first and second year teachers only. In this session participants will discover the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards from Goal to Standards to Descriptors. Activities will include analyzing adult SEL competencies and how they affect the classroom. How our students fit into stages of SEL skills and specific ways to integrate SEL skills into every lesson. Participants will also explore a collaboration kit to assist in the implementation of student collaboration to support not only SEL, but also Danielson Domains.
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 15Why are they doing that? (K-8) 2 Day  
Thursday
15
November
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Gigi Dowling Urban   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2884)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is (2 half days) November 15 and November 26. This may be the mantra that runs through your mind every morning as you drive to school and if this is you, then this 2-part workshop on classroom management is the right choice! Session 1 will focus on evamining why we as teachers make the choices we do, as well as the 3 classroom environments you must manage every day. Practical suggestons will be offered and each participant will develop a short action plan to implement before session 2. Session 2 will offer participants the opportunity to evaluate their plans' effectiveness and tweak them. It will also feature additional, more targeted responses to specific problems such as student aggression and bullying. For maximum benefit participants should commit to both sessions and agree to implement the management plan they develop.
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 After School - Yoga in the Classroom (PreK-12)  
Thursday
15
November
2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Wendy Fuchs   CPDUs: 2
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2885)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This 2 hours workshop will provide participants with basic knowledge about mindful movement (yoga) in the classroom. Learn basic poses to incorporate in your daily schedule to help students stay calm, focused and flexible in mind and body. Leave the workshop with first-hand experience of basic yoga poses you can start using immedately. No previous experience necessary, all skills levels welcome. Appropriate for teachers, instructional aides, and related service providees (e.g. social workers, guidance counselors,etc). Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.
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 16Youth Mental Health First Aid Project  
Friday
16
November
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Jamie Martens-Perry   CPDUs: 8
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2886)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  The 8 hour Youth Mental First Aid course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, review typical adolscent development, and teaches a 5-steph action plan for how to help your people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
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 19After School Do's & Don'ts of an IEP Mtg (K-12)  
Monday
19
November
2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 25   Presenter:    CPDUs: 2
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2887)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Ever wonder why some teachers never stress about their IEP meetings? Learn the do's and don'ts that these professionals know so you can have a stree-free meeting tool. This workshop will also cover topics that will help you avoid missteps that might have legal repercussions. You wil lleave with the knowledge you need to set up and run parent friendly IEP meetings that allow your students to reach their full potential.
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 28SEL What, Why and How (PreK-12)  
Wednesday
28
November
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Lisa Ward ISBE   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2888)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  In this session participants will discover the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards from Goal to Standards to Descriptors. Activities will include analyzing adult SEL competencies and how they affect the classroom, how our students fit into stages of SEL skills and specific ways to integrate SEL skills into every lesson. Participants will also explore a collaboration kit to assist in the implementation of student collaboration to support not only SEL, but also Danielson Domains.
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 29After School - The Basics of Whole Brain (K-5)  
Thursday
29
November
2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 25   Presenter: Beer & Carpenter   CPDUs: 2
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2889)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Spend this session with motivated classroom teachers learning how to enhace classroom instruction with minimal preparation! Participants will learn the basics of whole brain teaching and how to begin implmenting the strategies in their classroom. Attending this session will leave you motivated with easy tools to use in your classroom to help minimize behaviors and ramp up classroom instruction! Please bring along a device (laptop, chromebook, etc.)
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 30The Power of Positive Leadership (K-12)  
Friday
30
November
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: McKendree University   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2890)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Who should attend? Anyone who is in a leadership role. That includes administrators, coaches, sponsors, teachers, basically everyone. According to Benjamin Hooks, retired director of the NAACP, "If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one followingt, then you are just taking a walk. 'How can you make sure you are not on a walk?' come learn about the impact posititive leadership can have on a school/district. Dr. Kelly d. Stewart and Dr. Jim rosborg will present the Leadership Framework from Jon Gordon's book The Power of Positive Leadership. The Framework is based on proven principles that make great leaders great participants will be given ample opportunities to reflect and share their ideas with one another. In addition, participants will be asked to complete a 7 Step Action Plan to guide their implementation of posititve leadershp with school/district.
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 6Best Practices in Reading Comprehension (K-6)  
Thursday
6
December
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Kim Henke   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2891)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  In this workshop, teachers will learn best practices for assessing reading comprehension and vocabulary. These approaches build student independence, encourage inquiry and collaboration, and help students meet the demand of the Common Core Standards.
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 7K-12 Principal Meeting  
Friday
7
December
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Kelly West   CPDUs: 1.5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2892)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Monthly Principal Meeting
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 10Benefits of Asset-Based Thinking (6-12)  
Monday
10
December
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Lindsey Jensen   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2893)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Lindsey Jensen discusses the power of positivity with an honest, humorous, anecdotal look at how she went from fearful, frustrated, failing novice to the 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year. Topics include how to promote family engagement and create powerful partnerships to yield student success, as well as how to tackle literacy learning and writing woes to foster an appreciation for reading and writing in secondary classrooms.
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 12Youth Mental Health First Aid Project  
Wednesday
12
December
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Jamie Martens-Perry   CPDUs: 8
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2894)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  The 8 hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, review typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-steph acction plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders.
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 9Stop Talking! Why did you do that? (K-12)  
Wednesday
9
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Ashley Reu   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2895)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Hae you ever found yourself in a power struggle? Have you ever looked back and wished you had handled a confrontation differently? Have you even been so frustrated, you are lost for words? Do you want to change how you approach conflict? Are you looking to be more proactive, rather that reactive? Look no further. Through the learning and application of restorative practices, participants will become skilled in using affective statements and questions to foster respect, de-escalate students and staff, and build trust will all parties.
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 15After Sch Conventional & Unconventional Strategies  
Tuesday
15
January
2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: David Lerch & Derek Miller   CPDUs: 2
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2896)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is for grades 2-8 It's January and you still have 4 months of the school year to go! Come join us in this after school workshop where you will learn tricks and tips to foster and building relationships with students while creating a positive classroom environment using effective discipline and teaching strategies!
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 16Let's Talk "Rigor" (K-2)  
Wednesday
16
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Annemarie Garcia   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2911)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  During this math workshop you will identify grade level math standards you would like to work with to develop math learning centers. We will investigate some of the best practices of a math lesson and investigate the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract technique of teaching math concepts and Math Talks for helping with fluuency. Teachers will have time to identify great math resources to help with student engagement in lesson planing and include some exciting reading books for grade level math-literature connections. This is a working math workshop so please bring your computer, math manuals, plan book, and anything you need to help design great math lessons for high student engagement and achievement.
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 18Minds-On Ways to Engage Learning (K-12)  
Friday
18
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Kelly Stewart   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2897)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Charlotte Danielson states that, 'Learning activities for students may be 'hands-on,' but they should always be 'minds-on.' Join us for a day of discovering ways to make sure your lessons are 'minds-om' experiences for your students. You will walk away from this presentation with lots of ideas to make your instruction more engaging. The presenters will shore more than 27 different activating, cognitive, and summarizing instructional strategies for engaging learners.
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 23K-12 Principal Meeting  
Wednesday
23
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Kelly West   CPDUs: 1.5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2898)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Montly Principal Meeting.
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 24Autism Spectrum Disorder (PreK-12)  
Thursday
24
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Diane Warfield, BASSC   CPDUs: 3
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2899)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This half-day workshop will provide evidence based methodologies when working with autism spectrum disorder students. Effective visual resources, strategies and hands-on materials will be explored and shared. Come prepared to share challenges and leave with a list of fresh new ideas and successful tools! Target audience: teachers, paraprofessionals, social workers, related service personnel and administrators.
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 25Developmentally Appropriate Kindergartens  
Friday
25
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Ani Reinking   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2900)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This is a 2 day session (January 25 - full day 8:30 -3:30) and (February 11 half day 8:30 to 12:00) workshop. Part 1: (Full Day) Teachers will learn about and/or develop a deeper understanding of developmentally appropriate practices(DAP) and play-based instruction in a kindergarten classroom. Additionally, teachers will learn about the importance of teacher language and behavior management skills through interactive activities. Part 2: (Half Day) Teachers will use their knowledge of DAP and play based intruction to develop lessions that interact with manipulatives and 'see' DAP in action in a kindergarten classroom. Teachers will also gain a deep understanding of how the Danielson Model relates to DAP in a kindergarten classroom.
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 29Inquiry, Economics and Financial Literacy (K-5)  
Tuesday
29
January
2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Northern Illinois Staff   CPDUs: 3
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2901)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This half-day session focuses on the new Social Science Standards in Inquiry, Economics and Financial Literacy. Econ Illinois will share materials and curriculum to help teachers implement these new standards in fun and easy way. Participants will leave equipped with resources to tackle these new standards.
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 30Inquiry, Economics and Financial Literacy (6-8)  
Wednesday
30
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Northern Illinois Staff   CPDUs: 3
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2903)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This half-day session focuses on the new Social Science Standards in Inquiry, Economics and Financial Literacy. Econ Illinois will share materials and curriculum to help teachers implement these new standards in fun and easy way. Participants will leave equipped with resources to tackle these new standards.
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 Inquiry, Economics and Financial Literacy (9-12)  
Wednesday
30
January
2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Northern Illinois Staff   CPDUs: 3
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2902)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This half-day session focuses on the new Social Science Standards in Inquiry, Economics and Financial Literacy. Econ Illinois will share materials and curriculum to help teaches implement these new standards in fun and easy way. Participants will leave equipped with resources to tackle these new standards.
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 31Let's Talk "Rigor" (3-5)  
Thursday
31
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Annemarie Garcia   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2912)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  During this math workshop you will identify grade level math standards you would like to work with to develop math learning centers. We will investigate some of the best practices of a math lesson and investigate the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract technique of teaching math concepts and Math Talks for helping with fluency. Teachers will have time to identify great math resources to help with student engagement in lesson planning and include some exciting reading books for grade level math-literature connections. This is a working math workshop so please bring your computer, math manuals, plan book, and anything you need to help design great math lessons for high student engagement and achievement.
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 5Assistant Principal / Dean of Students Meeting  
Tuesday
5
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Kelly West   CPDUs: 1.5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2904)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Monthly Assistant Principal / Dean of Student Meeting
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 6Teaching Creativity Effectively & Practically K-12  
Wednesday
6
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Steven Northup - Rockford Universi   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2905)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Needing a boost of creative juices to energize your classroom? In this workshop creative strategies will be taught and implemented. Educators from all content areas will be sure to walk away with strategies! Come and experience it for yourself!
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 11After School: Supporting, Empowering & Embracing  
Monday
11
February
2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Whipple & Garrett   CPDUs: 2
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2861)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is for first and second year teachers only! Dealing with difficult students and parents is never easy. Many times teachers are caught off guard: but what if you had practical tips and strategies that could potentially de-escalate immediately? This seesion will give teachers tips on how to create and maintain effective and positive relationships with the school community both in and out of the classroom setting.
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 15Paper Tigers Documentary & Effects of Trauma -K-12  
Friday
15
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Reeter, McDowell & Adams   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2860)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Participants in this workshop will view the documentary Paper tigers and then learn about the impact of developmental trauma on students, its relationship to mental health and how that manifests itself in the classroom setting. The necessity of using a growth mindset and 'trauma ens' when planning for and working with these children will be empasized. The presenters will make the case of a perspective shift from asking the student "what is wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?' or 'what do you need?' as an essential, component to successfully address the students needs. Trauma sensitive principles and practices that assist the teacher and the students manage their anxiety, disassociation, need for conrol and hyper-vigilance will be shared.
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 20Standards Drive Everything . . But Why? (K-12)  
Wednesday
20
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Steve Oertle   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2859)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop will focus on how standards and well-aligned assessments provide a crystal-clear focus for instruction,. Districts are encouraged to send a team of teachers, . Attendees will learn how standards, assessment and evidence-based instruction are intricately intertwined and when done well, lead to high growth achievement and an increase in student self-efficacy. Attendees will analyze common assessments and discover the critical success criteria necessary of any assessment.
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 22Creating a Learning Environment Grades 3-8  
Friday
22
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Bobb Darnell   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2857)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Discover additional ways to get, keep and use the attention of today's hands-on, minds-on and interactive students. Become familiar with ways to create a learning envioronment where curiosity, challenge and achievement thrive. Learn how students can dramatically improve their abilities to acquire, process and apply content information in a digital age. Experience a variety of whole class, small group, and individual instructional practices that can inspire 100% engagement with just the right challenge at the right pace. See how you can explicity teach students the skills and strategies to reduce low achievement and help students thrive in the classroom. Dr. Bobb Darnell is a teacher, author, international speaker, and he consults for schools, corporations, professional organizations, and national task forces. He has served on the Board of Illinois Everyone Reads, Learning Forward, and Illinois Staff Development council. Bobb's high-energy workshops are filled with 'edutainment' and practical ideas that has resulted from blending research, tested practice and humor. He is truly committed to helping teachers build high performance classrooms where all students can succeed.
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 27K-12 Principal Meeting  
Wednesday
27
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Kelly West   CPDUs: 1.5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: [Flyer]   (Event ID = 2856)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]    [Register by MAIL or FAX]    K-12 Monthly Meeting
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 21K-12 Principal Meeting  
Thursday
21
March
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Kelly West   CPDUs: 1.5
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2855)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Monthly Principal Meeting K-12
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 3Brain Based Laughing & Learning (K-12)  
Monday
3
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Peter Jonas, Cardinal Stritch U   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2907)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Everyone is born with a brain, everyone is born with a sense of humor, and both of these concepts are innately connected to learning. By grounding the work in empirical studies, the interactive seminar provides the research, and more importantly practical examples, of how to integrate humor into the learning environment. Through the modeling of 12 brain-based rules, the seminar will provide both theory and practical guidelines for educators. Learn how easy it is to engage student that in an organic way to improve teaching, increase learning, and even enhance leadership abilities. You will laugh your way to learning, while learning all about brain-based education.
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 5Kindergarten Smorgasboard Centers and More  
Wednesday
5
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Greg Smedley   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2854)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Join national presenter and amazing Kindergarten Teacher Mr. Greg for a day filled with four mini-workshops specifically for your Kindergarten students! Mr. Greg will cover the following workshops throughout the day: Centers Made Simple, Classroom Management Ideas, Smorgasboard of Math Strategies and smorgasboard of Technology!
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 6Kindergarten Smorgasboard - Reading Galore  
Thursday
6
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Greg Smedley   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2850)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  
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 25Teaching Students with Dyslexia to Read (K-12)  
Thursday
25
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Michelle King   CPDUs: 6
Location: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education - Conference A
Contact: Donna Willett
 (dwillett@sccroe50.org)   Phone: (618) 825-3900  Fax: (618) 236-4780
  List Roster    Details: (Event ID = 2849)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  One in 5 students in the United States is dyslexic, most are not diagnosed and will probably never have an official diagnois, they simply struggle in silence. Since 1930, educators who work with dyslexic students and research best practices for addressing their learning needs have known that systematic intensive, multi-sensory instruction that focuses on phonemic awareness and phonics is the key to teaching students with dyslexia to decode so that they may read fluently and comprehend what they are reading. This workhsop will introduce teachers to the basics of teaching dyslexic students to read along with some history and facts about dyslexia and characteristics of dyslexic learners.
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