Regional Office Events beginning December 2018

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 6After School Workshop Yoga in the Classroom  Free for PDC
Thursday
6
December
2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 25   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 = 2927)   This 2 hour workshop will provide participants with basic knowledge about mindful movement (yoga) in the classroom. Learn basic poses to incorporate in our 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 immediately. No provious experience necessary, all skill 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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 7K-12 Principal Meeting  Free for Everyone
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)   Monthly Principal Meeting
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 10Benefits of Asset-Based Thinking (6-12)  Free for PDC
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)   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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 11Game Changers - Strategies That Engage Kids (K-12)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
11
December
2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Monica Genta   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 = 2921)   This workshop is based upon Genta's 2015 Book Game Changers. What do these seemingly meaningless statements have to do with education. . . Quack Attacks, Family Feud, The Big Green Computing Machine? Everything! Come discover how changing the way students respond to YOU can revolutionize your classroom. These innovative teaching strategies are outside the box, but add whimsy and motivation to your environment. Most importantly, these ideas work and are bound to change the way the game is played in your classroom.
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 14SWISCA Academy Strategies for Reducing Anxiety 
Friday
14
December
2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Jewell - SIUE   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 = 2914)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Presenters: Dr. Jeremy Jewell, SIU-E Professor and Mrs. Micki Fedorchak, Collinsville High School Social Worker Southwestern Illinois School Counselor Association will sponsor a Counselor Academy to include registration at 8:00 a.m. followed by a SWISCA meeting at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Jewell will be presenting on Relaxation Skills (Guided Imagery, Deep Breathing and progressive Muscle Relaxation). Mrs. Fedorchak will be presenting on how to use Mindfulness to help students with daily struggles from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for 3 PD hours.
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 9Stop Talking! Why did you do that? (K-12)  Free for PDC
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 with all parties.
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 14Makerspace . . A Way to Inspire Student Learning  Free for PDC
Monday
14
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Melinda Botkin, Library Media Spec.   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 = 2916)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This session is geared towards K-5 classroom teachers and K-12 Librarians. A Makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. In this half-day workshop, participants will understand the pedagogical frameworks for WHY we should have makerspaces along with all of the fun materials and ideas of how a makerspace can occur.
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 15After School Conventional & Unconventional Classroom Strategies  Free for PDC
Tuesday
15
January
2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 25   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 build 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)  Free for PDC
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)  Free for PDC
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-on' experiences for your students. You will walk away from this presentation with lots of ideas to make your instruction more engaging. The presenters will share more than 27 different activating, cognitive, and summarizing instructional strategies for engaging learners.
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 23K-12 Principal Meeting  Free for Everyone
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]  Monthly Principal Meeting.
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 24Autism Spectrum Disorder (PreK-12)  Free for PDC
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  Free for PDC
Friday
25
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Anni 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 1 1/2 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 instruction to develop lessons 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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 28Social Worker Symposium K-12  Free for Everyone
Monday
28
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Diana Wilhold   CPDUs: 3.5
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 = 2917)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Diana Wilhold, Director, BJC School Outreach will be the presenter at this symposium. This symposium is for St. Clair County Social Workers to continue creating a supportive community network with colleagues in the field. BJC Director Diana Wilhold will share materials and resources for schools. Social Workers will also share additional resources while working to compile a master list for all to access.
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 Help for Billy Online Book Study (PreK-12)  Free for PDC
Monday
28
January
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Matt Weld   CPDUs: 7
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 = 2933)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This online book study is from January 28 - February 22, 2019. "Help for Billy" is a pragmatic manual to help guide families and educators who are struggling with traumatized children. Based on the concept of the neuroscience of emotions and behavior, Heather Forbes provides detailed, comprehensive and logical strategies for teachers and parents. This easy-to-read book with tables, outlines, and lists, clears the way for a better understanding of the true nature regarding traumatic experiences affecting the brain and learning. It is a must read for anyone working with a child in the classroom. This book study will be held online using the TeachIllinois platform. Participants must purchase their own copy of the book and post weekly and participate in an online discussion forum. A final reflection paper on how you will implement your takeaways into your school will round out the 7 PD hours.
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 29Inquiry, Economics and Financial Literacy (K-5)  Free for Everyone
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)  Free for Everyone
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)  Free for Everyone
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)  Free for PDC
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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 4Mentor Texts, Writing, Close Reading and More (Grades 2-5)  Free for PDC
Monday
4
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Durrelene Witkus   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 = 2924)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Mentor texts are great for teaching reading strategies, have you ever though of using them to teach writing? Learn how to use the Big Four: Motivate, Model, Mentor and Monitor and learn steps to turn a mentor text into a projectable book using Goodle Slides. Then we will embark into the world of close reading! In this portion of the workshop, you will learn simple techniques for modeling how to facilitate a close reading with primary and intermediate students. We will examine how to implement this not just in a literacy block but also in Science and Social Studies.
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 5Assistant Principal / Dean of Student Meeting  Free for Everyone
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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 Mindfulness 2.0 A Workshop for Mindfulness Implementers  Free for PDC
Tuesday
5
February
2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 25   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 = 2922)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This after school two-hour workshop is a follow up to the 3-day mindfulness series that introduced educators to self-care and beginning stages of implementing mindfulness practices in the school setting. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their current implementation with additional resources, targeted discussion about current roadblocks, potential solutions, and sustainability. Participants must have attended the 3-day mindfulness series of workshops or have an ongoing, formal mindfulness practice. Educators will leave the workshop feeling ready to move to the next level of implementation in their school settings.
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 6Teaching Creativity Effectively & Practically K-12  Free for PDC
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 Classroom Culture  Free for Everyone
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 K-12 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 session 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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 12Executive Functioning in the General Education Setting (K-12)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
12
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Jennifer Seachrist   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 = 2934)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is geared to assist K-12 general and special educators in identifying the process of adopting curriculum, instruction and assessment for all students, including students with disabilities. Participants will be given resources to be able to utilize accommodations and modifications in their curriculum, instruction and assessment practices. There will also be an overview of executive functioning deficits and strategies to incorporate in the classroom. Targeted audience: General and special education teachers, administrators and all related support personnel.
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 15Paper Tigers Documentary & Effects of Trauma -K-12  Free for PDC
Friday
15
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Angela Reeter & Mary 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 lens' when planning for and working with these children will be emphasized. 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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 19Using Data in PE. What can we do with Fitness, Activity, Heart Rate Data?  Free for PDC
Tuesday
19
February
2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Dale Brown, ISU   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 = 2931)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  With diseases of sedentary behavior becoming increasingly more evident the recommendation for quality physical activity and exercise are at an all-time high. Dr. Dale Brown, ISU Professor of Kinesiology, and Recreation will provide a better understanding of how to effectively integrate fitness assessment and physical activity monitoring into your K-12 PE program. Explore the connection between the physical, physiological, and cognitivie aspects of PE and understand the effective use of fitness testing, data trends, and the impact of student data within your PE program. (Note the workshop start time of 9:00 a.m. and end time is 4:00 p.m.).
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 Strategies for Art Integration (6-12)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
19
February
2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 25   Presenter: Allison Roehrig, Dupo # 196   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 = 2936)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  THIS AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT DUPO JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL IN THE ART ROOM. Integrating art into teaching holds so much potential for the core classroom subjects. In this workshop participants will utilize the power of art to engage students in experiential learning, which is the process for making meaning directuly from the learning experience as opposed to academic learning. Come learn how to bridge the gap between core academic learning and creative thinking. Let's start using art as a resource in your classroom today! Please bring an electronic device.
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 20Standards Drive Everything . . But Why? (K-12)  Free for PDC
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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 Cultivating Art & Creativity (K-5)  Free for PDC
Wednesday
20
February
2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Emily Pokojsky, High Mount   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 = 2937)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  THIS AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT HIGH MOUNT SCHOOL IN THE ART ROOM. Does your school lack an art teacher? Are you looking for interesting ways to extend learning in your curriculum? This workshop is designed by local art teachers for our regular education co-workers that may not have an art teacher at their school or just want to add a bit of creativity to their curriculum. Come take a walk on the "specials" side as you tap into your artistic abilities to learn about integrating art into every subject and actually create a project to use in your classroom!
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 21I've Tried Everything for Special Needs & Struggling Learners: Now What?  Free for PDC
Thursday
21
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 = 2858)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is geared toward grades 3-8. Learn how to unleash the power of sepcial needs and struggling learners in mixed ability classrooms. See how to motivate students to become engaged, empowered, and ready to achieve high standards. Feel the power of learning-to-learn and executive functioning skills and strategies that increase students' confidence, risk taking, achievement, and responsibility. You'll also discover interventions to address the needs of defiant and oppositional students. Expand your 'everything' by becoming aware of over 140 additional classroom practices that will bring energy, passion and positive attitutude to students and teachers. Dr. Bobb Darnell is a teacher, author, international speaker, and he consults for schools, corportions, professional organizations, and national task forces. He has served on the Boards of the 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 committeed to helping teachers build high performance classrooms where all students can succeed.
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 22Creating a Learning Environment That Encourages High Achievement  Free for PDC
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]  This workshop is geared toward grades 3-8. 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  Free for Everyone
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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 After School Workshop - Make, Take and Cultivate (EC & K)  Free for PDC
Wednesday
27
February
2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 25   Presenter: Connie Barre, ISBE KIDS Coach   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 = 2935)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Come join your fellow Kindergarten teachers in this after-school workshop as you dive deeper into what a Developmentally Appropriate Classroom looks like on a daily basis. This workshop is a follow-up to Dr. Anni Reinking's DAP sessions, however, any early childhood educators or related support personnel is welcome to attend. Examples of DAP Kindergarten centers will be explored and materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a sample center that . . . "makes your Kindergarten classroom ROCK."
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 28Check That Attitude: Best Pactices for Girls with Challenging Attitudes  Free for PDC
Thursday
28
February
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Angela Gray, MSW, EDS   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 = 2932)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Do you have a girl in your classroom or caseload you just want to say, "Girl, check that attitude!"? Well, you are in the right place. Before writing a discipline referral or removing a girl from your group, consider that the challenging attitudes being displayed are often camouflaged as a defense mechanism to hide the pain and protect the student from being hurt. These girls are often misunderstood as "trouble makers". This workshop will help participants to better understand and respond to girls with challenging attitudes. Relational aggression among girls will also be explored. During this session, Angela will teach innovative techniques that educators can use to help girls to empower themselves inside and outside the classroom. She will share powerful and useful tools to develop a trauma free atmosphere to create girl empowerment. Relationship is the key to building relaltionships with challenging students or any student. This will be an interactive, fun and down to earth session you don't want to miss! Targeted audience: Teachers, Social Workers,, Guidance Counselors, and Administrators.
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 21K-12 Principal Meeting  Free for Everyone
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)  Free for PDC
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  Free for PDC
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  Free for PDC
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]  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: Moring Meeting, Sight word 60, Reading Rituals/Routines and Meeting Academic Requirements by Integrating Content and Art!
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 26Positioning Students Closer to Reading and Writing Excellence  Free for PDC
Wednesday
26
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Kelly Gallagher   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 = 2918)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is geared towards grades 6-12 educators. How do we decide what and what not to teach? With increased expectations and so little time to meet them, we might heed the words of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bob Seger, who asks us to carefully consider our "deadlines and commitments-what to leave in, what to leave out." In this workshop, Kelly will discuss critical decisions that underpin artful teaching, and how these decisions help to move young readers and writers closer to excellence.
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 27Moving Readers & Writers from Victimhood to Agency  Free for PDC
Thursday
27
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Kelly Gallagher   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 = 2919)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is geared towards 6-12 educators. Compliant, task-oriented reading and writing is not the same thing as generative, engaged reading and writing. In this workshop, Kelly will discuss ways to help our students re-discover their desire to actively read and write.
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 25Teaching Students with Dyslexia to Read (K-12)  Free for PDC
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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 31Motivation, Memory and Management (6-12)  Free for PDC
Wednesday
31
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Steven Northup - Rockford Universit   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 = 2923)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Come join your fellow middle and high school peers as we learn how as we learn how the common threads of Motivation, Memory Retention and Classroom Management can be linked to provide a solid foundation for great teaching! Participants will learn strategies to address the infamous question, "How can I readily implement these tools realistically, consistently and practically in my classroom?"
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 7Reimagining Education: Teaching & Learning (K-8)  Free for PDC
Wednesday
7
August
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Kayla Delzer, Top Dog Teaching   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 = 2929)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Kayla Delzer has been named by The New York Times as "one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States" as she is the 2019 North Dakota Cass Co-County Teacher of the Year. Spend the day with Kayla as she explains how to release the power in the classroom by giving students ownership of their learning by making it relevant to them. Kayla will present 3 sessions in this full day workshop from Reimagining Education and Demonstrating Student Understanding Through Technology to Student-Led Learning: Genius Hour Passion Projects. From brainstorming topics to creating meaningful, student-driven opportunities where student passions come alive, teachers will walk away reimagining their classrooms for the 2019-2020 school year.
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