Regional Office Events beginning June 2019

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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)   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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 Working with Students Living in Poverty (PreK-12)  Free for PDC
Monday
3
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 25   Presenter: Dr. Anni Reinking, SIU-E   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 = 2958)   In this training, participants will explore the concept of poverty in the lives of students and the impact poverty has on the brain. Participants will also engage in critical discussions of best practices. At the end of the training, participants will leave with strategies and a toolkit to help work with students living in poverty. Overall, in this full day training participants will engage in two simulation activities and critically analyze current practices.
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 4PLC's The Why, What, & How Effectively Collaborating Student Growth (K-12)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
4
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Steve Oertle, Roxana School Dist.   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 = 2984)   Participants will experience 2 distinct, but interrelated sessions in this workshop. First, attendees will actively work through how and why the PLC process fits into the larger scheme of what effective schools do. Namely, effective schools have a well thought out and standard-driven guaranteed and viable curriculum, aligned common formative assessments, effective PLC culture and processes, and a robust response to intervention program. Each part is a gear in a well-oiled machine that works cohesively to move students forward in the academic growth and achievement. By the end of this session, participants will fully understand the systemic best practices all school should engage with for improved targeted student growth. In the second session, participants will "zoom in" on the PLC process and actually conduct PLC meetings for their intended purposes: To design curriculum and aligned assessments To analyze student performance on those assessments by standard and level of rigor To develop strategies based upon results to target individual student learning This process synthesizes DuFour's work and the 4 PLC questions with Visible Learning, rigorous Curriculum Design, and UbD.
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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)   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)   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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 13 AA #3002 Principal Teacher Evaluator - Retraining Student Growth 
Thursday
13
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Tron Young, Principal # 104   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 = 2971)   St. Clair County - $50.00 (includes lunch) or Non-St. Clair County - $100.00 (includes lunch) This course will allow participants to learn and broaden their skills and strategies for Leading Change, specifically, in regard to Teacher Evaluation Student Growth Assessments. The outcomes for participants in this session include: 1. using data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluations results. 2. Learning and expanding strategies to create, in collaboration with teachers, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth and assist teachers in aligning professional development and goal setting to school improvement goals'. 3. Communicating evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers to set goals and improve practice. Academy credit will be issued.
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 14Critical Incidents in Schools and the Aftermath  Free for PDC
Friday
14
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Joe Beliveau & Kurt Eversman   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 = 2974)   This workshop is primarily geared towards K-12 Crisis Team Members to include but not limited to: teachers, related school service personnel, SRO's, support staff and administrators. Teams will participate in preparing for, addressing issues during the event, and the aftermath of a critical incident. Our instructors will work with attendees and assist them with proper preparation (reviewing policy, secondary staging locations, media concerns, etc) for the incident, understanding and handling the incident itself (realistic training, preparing the classrooms, "run hide fight theory", lock down authority, etc) and dealing with the aftermath (social workers, release of children, identification of victims, review of previous critical school incidents, etc). Teams should bring along crisis plans, school maps or any related emergency preparedness materials and resources.
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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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 10 AA #3014 Leading Future Ready Schools  unassigned
Wednesday
10
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 35   Presenter: LTC   CPDUs: 6.5
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 = 2992)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  The Future Ready Framework is a research based planning tool for digital learning, visioning, planning and implementation focused on personalized student learning. Participants will gain insight to this tool and collaborate with like minded leaders to develop implementation strategies. The cost to attend this academy is $35.00 and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive administrator academy credit or 6.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.
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 15 AA # 1801 Gathering Evidence during Observations & Conferencing  unassigned
Monday
15
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Tron Young, Principal # 104   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 = 2972)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  St. Clair County - $50.00 (includes lunch) Non-St. Clair County - $100.00 (includes lunch) This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component/element level during formal and informal observations. 2. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain. 3. Acquire strategies to support effective collaborative conferencing around formal and informal observations. 4. Learn techniques, strategies and protocols to use when conferencing with staff. Academy Credit issued.
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 16Feedback Matters: Helping Students & Teachers Respond to Student Writing  Free for PDC
Tuesday
16
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Jennifer Connolly, ELA Teacher   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 = 2988)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  In this workshop, Jennifer guides participants who teach grades 6-12 through a technique they can use with students to help them learn to respond more constructively to each others' written work. Inspired by and borrowing from Linda Rief, she will show how to hold an in-classroom "norming" session to help kids see the qualities of "good" writing, and then what kinds of comments and help writers really need (not just a "good job" or "I liked it"). Jennifer will also share tips on holistic grading, leaving rooms for revision windows, and writing for college (i.e. without rubrics). Targeted audience: Educators Grades 6-12
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 Set for Success! Goal Writing & Data Collection for Social Workers  Free for PDC
Tuesday
16
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 25   Presenter: Dr. Christine Endsley & Mary Hall   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 = 2963)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Come join your fellow social workers and counselors as we focus on how to write measurable goals, as well as ideas for demonstrating success (i.e., collecting data) with the students you work with on a daily basis. Participants will leave the workshop learning how to easily measure success in order to share with parents and administrators.
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 17You, The Teacher & The Child with ADHD  Free for PDC
Wednesday
17
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dana Bivens, Highland # 5   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 = 2962)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop encompasses a dual perspective of a parent of a child with ADHD and a special education teacher. Participants will learn statistical information about the disability; discuss the indicators that may determine whether or not a "symptom" or behavior could be related to ADHD or a sign of a different struggle. Additionally, an in-depth amount of teaching strategies related to working with ADHD students will also be shared.
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 18Minute to Win It: Making Productive Time Use at the Start & End of Class  Free for PDC
Thursday
18
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Lisa Lovet, Spec Ed Teacher, Alton   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 = 2989)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  The minutes at the beginning and ending of each class provide opportunities to improve productivity for the whole class period. This half-day workshop will help you recognize your own power as an educator, insure you teach the required curriculum, and aid student growth by sharing strategies you can incorporate into the beginning and /or ending of your classes. Targeted audience: K-8
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 22Best Practices in Reading Comprehension K-6  Free for PDC
Monday
22
July
2019
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 = 2941)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  In this workshop, teachers learn best practices for assessing reading comprehension and vocabulary. These approaches build student independence, encourage inquiry and collaboration, and help students meet the demands of the Common Core Standards.
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 23I am a teaCHEER! (K-12)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
23
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Kim Thomas   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 = 2943)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  T…E…A…C…H…What does it spell?!?! BEST PROFESSION EVER!!!! Join Kim Thomas, 2016 Illinois Teacher of the year as she shares her infectious energy and enthusiasm along with strategies that will have you adding to your passion, subtracting the I can't and multiplying by I can. We are teaCHEERs as we cheer for our students by helping them grow and the best pep rally occurs in the classroom! Kim is about to begin her 10 X 2 + 7 year in teaching her goal each year is to become better than the year before. Be prepared to LIVE it up, LAUGH a lot, and share the LOVE we have for kids in this half-day workshop.
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 Mathivate. . . Be the best fraction of a kid's day! (Grades 4-8)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
23
July
2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Kim Thomas   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 = 2944)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  M-A-T-H Best subject ever! Let's celebrate KIDS+YOU+MATH!! You will leave this 'celemathbration' with mathtastic learning experiences to implement in your classroom with personalized projects and activities. Mathlicious ideas like Math Muscles, Eqationanza, Meflection SymMEtry, Fraction of Your Brain, MathO'ween, Namera, Christmath Trees, Yahmathzee and Snowmath Flakegraphs will put a positive parabola on everyone's face! Attendees will develop classroom "mathagement" techniques so that behaviors do not impede but rather support teaching and learning. Bring your MATHITUDE to this celemathbration!!
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 24Culturally Responsive Pedagogy & Classroom Management (K-12)  Free for PDC
Wednesday
24
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Hernandez, SIU-E   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 = 2975)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is 2 full days July 24 and July 30, 2019. Must Attend BOTH days! This workshop teaches Cultural Responsive Pedagogy through research-based instructional strategies for all content areas. These strategies will include supplemental social justice content for each content area. Culturally Responsive Classroom Management practices will address school culture, community culture, and service in our classrooms. Educators will walk away with research based strategies for addressing classroom behavior and school culture. Topics will include functions of behavior, trauma, and descalation strategies. Suggested Participants: Teachers, Administrators, School Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, PBIS/RTI coaches and facilitators.
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 Making Magic with Code (K-12)  Free for PDC
Wednesday
24
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Adam Geisen & Mike Weilgus, Triad   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 = 2952)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  For many of us non-coders, Google Apps Script seems like a part of the G Suite world that is hard to break into. But even folks with NO CODING BACKGROUND can easily get started. You, too, can learn to perform coding magic and add tons of versatility to your favorite G Suite tools. Together we'll build a foundation by learning the basics of Google Script writing, and we'll even write a cool Forms/Slides script on the spot. Come join us and get your code on! (No magic wands or flying brooms necessary).
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 Live in a Game Show with Online Formative Assessment Tools (Grades 3-8)  Free for PDC
Wednesday
24
July
2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Adam Geisen & Mike Weilgus, Triad   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 = 2953)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Most teachers who are just beginning to integrate technology in their classroom have probably seen and used Kahoot, as easy-to-use-quiz game that teachers and students love. But did you know there are other super fun digital formative assessment tools out there? Well, there are! In this session, we'll explore and test out some of the newest online informal assessment tools for teachers. Come join the fun and learn to use some tools you will be able to use in your classroom right away!
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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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 26First 30 Days! Success for ALL  Free for PDC
Friday
26
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Donna Whyte   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 = 2951)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Come and join Donna Whyte for this opportunity to make your school life easier and more meaningful to the students you teach. If you have ever thought "I work harder than my students do" - this is a workshop for you. Join Donna on a path to setting up a classroom environment where independence and responsibility are taught and expected. A place where differences are recognized, accepted, and utilized to ensure that ALL children reach their full potential. You'll learn effective techniques to help you carefully and thoughtfully consider every child's needs and create ways to "teach to reach" your entire class. As the well-known author of the management book, YOU CAN'T TEACH A CLASS THAT YOU CAN'T MANAGE, Donna will share how to best create a classroom where children are responsible for their learning AND THEIR BEHAVIOR. Also included will be Student Engagement strategies and ideas. Come and share thoughts on developing an environment, focusing on teaching what is most important and identifying the traits of classrooms where children learn best.
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 29Setting the Compass for an Amazing School Year (K-12)  Free for PDC
Monday
29
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Beth Houf, Principal Fulton, MO   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 = 2947)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is geared towards Principals, Assistant Principals,and Dean of Students. Learn dynamic strategies to dramatically transform culture and build schools where students and staff run to get in, not out. This motivational workshop demonstrates how to take the revolutionary ideas from TEACH LIKE A PIRATE and supercharge them for educational leaders. Through a highly interactive and fun session, participants will learn to: Harness PASSION and encourage risk-taking in the schools. IMMERSE themselves in the work that makes the biggest impact on student and staff learning. Build RAPPORT and relationships grounded in trust. ANALYZE lessons and ASK great questions in order to provide rich feedback that helps move learning forward. Dramatically TRANSFORM school culture Lead with ENTHUSIASM that is contagious. Leaders will walk away from this workshop with the tools they need to build a PIRATE culture, strategies and a coaching model they can implement tomorrow, and the confidence they need to make the 2019-2020 school year AMAZING.
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 Unleashing Social Media to Boost School Culture and Partnerships (K-12)  Free for PDC
Monday
29
July
2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Beth Houf, Principal Fulton, MO   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 = 2948)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop is geared for Principals, Assistant Principals and Dean of Students. Join Beth in an enthusiastic and engaging session on unleashing the power of social media to share the story of your school! Learn tools to improve communication, bust through roadblocks of implementation and empower students and staff to join you on your journey! Session participants will learn how to: Utilize different social media platforms to share the story of what happens in their schools each day. Share the stories of their school each day through the social media platforms. Engage staff and students to help tell the story of the school. Work through roadblocks that may arise with social media and schools. Join Beth as she helps you develop your very own Professional (and Personal) learning network! You will build or add to your existing PLN and learn how to tap into these resources to access 24/7 FREE, professional development as well as develop a life-changing support system.
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 30STEM for the Seasons (4-8)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
30
July
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Kathy Alt   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 = 2945)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Get ready to dive in and experience STEM activities centered around happenings of the upcoming fall semester. Of course there will be ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, but there will be even more obscure events that we will celebrate with STEM! Attendees will participate in activities that can be used in their 4-8 classrooms and will leave with ideas, strategies and resources galore that will spark excitement and implementation of NGSS skills!
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 Creating Student Portfolios with Google Sites (K-12)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
30
July
2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Adam Geisen & Mike Weilgus, Triad   CPDUs: 0
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 = 2954)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  The new version of Google Sites has made web site creation accessible for everyone, regardless of technology comfort level, especially students and teachers. In this session, we'll walk you through how to create your own website from the ground up using Google Sites, how you can help your students create their own sites, and how you can use Sites as a way to take student work and put it online in a student portfolio.
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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 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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 1Autism 2.0 Actual Practice Using Proactive Techniques  Free for PDC
Thursday
1
August
2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM   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 = 2987)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop will allow participants to actually practice evidenced based strategies such a discrete trail training along with adapting/modifying academic work in order to support the learning needs of students with ASD. In addition, participants will get to make visual schedules/supports, social stories, and sensory items (supplies will be provided).
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 5A Day in the Life of an IEP (K-12)(1-1/2 days) Aug 5 & Sept 16, 2019  Free for PDC
Monday
5
August
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 150   Presenter: Dr. Christine Endsley & Liz Bierman   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 = 2968)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This workshop consists of 1 full day (August 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and 1/2 day on (September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m); participants MUST attend both days. Come join your fellow special education colleagues as we learn about the IEP referral process. This discussion will include information on collaborative teams and academic interventions that work in the regular education setting (i.e., a review of some research), as well as what happens when those interventions are no longer working or not rigorous enough to close the gaps. From there, a mock IEP meeting will take place to role play various scenarios and issues. When a student as an IEP and individualized education begins we will explore best practices for students with special needs. LRE will be addressed with an emphasis on inclusion with some specific case examples. Finally, the September half day training will include a review of the information and strategies shared as well as problem solving various IEP situations and celebrations. Targeted audience: Teachers, Administrators, Related Support Personnel
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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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 8Supporting the Paraprofessional: Restorative Practices  Free for PDC
Thursday
8
August
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Mary Adams & 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 = 2946)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Targeted Audience: PreK-12 Paraprofessionals Traditional school discipline does not always help students take responsibility and be accountable for their behaviors and realize how those behaviors reverberate through the school community. Restorative justice works to change behavior, allows the victim to be heard, and acknowledges that a harm has been done. This workshop will use the restorative justice approach to give paraprofessionals the tools necessary to expand disciplinary alternatives as a behavior management strategy employed in their school.
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 4Social Worker Symposium - K-12  Free for PDC
Wednesday
4
September
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 25   Presenter:    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 = 2994)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This symposium is for St. Clair county Social Workers to continue creating a supportive community network with colleagues in the field. Resources, materials and information related to the field will be presented and shared.
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 12Unleashing the Learning Potential of Special Needs Learners (3-12)  Free for PDC
Thursday
12
September
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Bobbs 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 = 2991)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Discover additional ways to help special needs learners succeed in mixed-ability classrooms without watering down curriculum and assignments. Examine how to plan lessons so that learners feel the right amount of challenge and are motivated and ready to achieve your learning expectations. Explore powerful instructional strategies that can accelerate students' ability to acquire, process, retain and apply content material successfully. See how you can help special needs learners develop a growth mindset by explicitly teaching learning-to-learn and executive functioning skills needs to increase students' confidence, risk taking, and achievement. Come curious and leave with the will, skill and capacity to help students overcome learning challenges and experience.
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 17Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Possibilities of Powerful Learning  Free for PDC
Tuesday
17
September
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Patrice Bain   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 = 2973)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Targeted audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers, Related Service Personnel, and Administrators Do you get the "deer in the headlights" look from students when you review previously taught information? Do you have students study for exams and yet still not do well? Let Patrice Bain, a 25-year veteran educator and co-author of Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning, help you solve these dilemmas and more. Authentic learning, based on research--not fads, is here and now. Powerful principles include: Metacognition, Retrieval, and Spacing. Patrice will empower teachers with the strategies and tools that increase learning. Most importantly, she will show you how to empower your students by teaching them how to learn. Gone will be the powerlessness and internalized failure of our students that lead to defeat on so many levels, This interactive and engaging session will allow you to experience the very strategies and tools you can use the following day!
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 19How to Create a Body Confident School Environment (4-12)  Free for PDC
Thursday
19
September
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 50   Presenter: Denise Hamburger, ISBE   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 = 2981)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Targeted audience: PE, Health Teachers, Social Workers, Counselors, Administrators Participants in this half-day workshop will learn how body image issues arise for adolescents, learn how to create a body confident school climate, be introduced to an evidence-based HECAT - standard compliant body image curriculum that can be taught in health or advisory classes in middle and high schools, receive National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) tool kits for teachers and coaches on body image).
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 Using HyperDocs with all Google for Ed. Tools  Free for Everyone
Thursday
19
September
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Joe Cipfl, LTC   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 = 2965)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, feel, and understand. The misconception about HyperDocs is that they are simple Google documents with hyperlinks in them. However, when used appropriately, they can transform teaching and learning into interactive, engaging, student-centered environments. Similarly, a HyperDoc doesn't have to be only a Google Document, in this session we will explore how to use the HyperDoc process to transform the learning experience using the full Google Suite: including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps. Targeted audience: Classroom Teachers, Technology Teachers, Administrtors, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Staff.
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 23 AA # 3021 "Supporting & Evaluating Developmentally Practices"  Admin Academy
Monday
23
September
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 15   Presenter: Michelle Escapa   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 = 2977)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Participants will learn: How intentional, purposefully planned play-based learning is developmentally appropriate for early childhood development and meets the Illinois standards. About developmentally appropriate classroom practices for specific ages and grades. How to support and evaluate kindergarten teachers throughout the KIDS implementation process. There are no pre-workshop assignments required. However, participants are encourage to become familiar with "purposeful play" prior to the workshop. Book recommendations include Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Kindergarten by Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp and Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day by Mraz, Porcelli, & Tyler. Who should attend: Administrators of Early Childhood Birth up to 3rd Grade Participants will receive (1) Academy Credit or 6 PD hours
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 25The Magic Behind a Co-Regulated Classroom (K-12)  Free for PDC
Wednesday
25
September
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Ginger Meyer   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 = 2995)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  What does childhood trauma do to the bodies and brains of your young children? How does it relate to the extraordinary behaviors and dyseregulation we see daily in our children? What can I do to help children in my classroom tone down the behaviors and ramp up self-regulation skills? This workhsop will connect why trauma imprints may have an impact on a child's learning and behavior. The presenter, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, will also give hands on activites and suggestions to help teachers to connect to children in a positive way, while coaching them to master self-regulation skills. This workshop will be active and will require participation in some of the activities. Targeted Audience: Social Workers, Educators, Administrators, Related Support Personnel. OBJECTIVES: 1. Participants will be able to understand the impact of early adversity and how it shapes the developing bodies and brains of children. 2. Participants will be able to recognize and increase the level of awareness of the fear response in children who have experienced trauma. 3. Participants will increase their skill level of how to help children navigate overwhelming fear responses that may look like challenging behavior. 4. Participants will have time to network and discuss/plan strategies for implementing what they have learned in the work setting.
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 8"Cool Collaborations for Kids" (K-12)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
8
October
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Steven Northup, Rockford 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 = 2986)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Learn to Design "Cool Collaborations for Kids!" Participants will discover strategies of promoting how students can best work together, solve problems, and uncover answers in fun and successful ways that will leave them wanting more. You will leave this workshop with tools and ideas focused on how to teach vital 21st Century Skills, in the real-world classroom, starting tomorrow.
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 15Engaging Students in Social Science Inquiry (K-12)  Free for Everyone
Tuesday
15
October
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Katie Elvidge, ISBE Specialist   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 = 2993)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Are you new to planning units of social science inquiry? Or perhaps you joined us for our workshop last year to discuss the inquiry process and strategies? No matter your comfort level with inquiry, join us to discover tools and strategies to guide the planning of social science inquiry within the classroom! In addition to discussing what inquiry is and why it's important, this session will focus on how to engage students in the social sciences using a five-stage inquiry process. A variety of strategies and resources to support inquiry will be provided including some NEW resources created in 2019.
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 21180 Days of School = 180 Days of Awesome! (K-12)  Free for PDC
Monday
21
October
2019
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 = 2980)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Awesome is all around us. Every day you walk into your school something amazing is bound to happen. Some days that awesome is easy to see, it comes in the form of laughter, academic progress, achieving goals, and building relationships with kids. Some days that awesome is nearly impossible to see amongst all the meetings, curriculum changes, displeased parents, and behavior concerns. Here is the cool part, whether you are having a level 10 day or level 0 day, focusing on the awesome has the power to turn each day of education into an exciting adventure in learning. Come along with me on this 180 day quest as we learn to focus on those little awesome moments that have the power to change everything. Because sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference. So put on your teaching shoes, a big smile, and get a cup . . . or pot of coffee ready, you are about to embark on 180 days of awesome!
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 29 AA #1050 Recognizing & Assisting Homeless Students  Admin Academy
Tuesday
29
October
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Angela Reeter & Mary Adams   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 = 2990)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  PDC - $50.00 - Non PDC $100.00 - Lunch is included. School administrtors will gain knowledge in understanding their responsiblities under the federal and state laws of McKinney-Vento. This workshop will offer a comprehensive array of information about homelessness and how to support these at risk-students.
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 13Courage to Lead: Integrity, Authenticity, & Vulnerability (PreK-12)  Free for Everyone
Wednesday
13
November
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Illinois Masons   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 = 2969)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  We lead by example. Our youth and young adults are in need of role models who exemplify courage, integrity, authenticity and vulnerability. We will explain the research and practices that invite us to be courageous leaders and role models. Since our ability to connect depends more and more on time honored SEL skills, we will also focus on experiences and deep diaglogue that allows us to model and build meaningful and trusting relationships. Targeted audience: Educators, Administrators, Health Professionals, Social Workers, Related Service Personnel. PD & CEU's will be issued.
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 9Growth Mindset - The Key to Being Succesful in Life!  Free for PDC
Monday
9
December
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr Kelly Stewart & Rachel Forby   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 = 2985)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Student academic achievement is not solely a product of talent and ability. Our beliefs regarding our skills and talents play a big role in determining success. Stanford psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck believes that success is dependent on whether your think your intelligence can be developed or you believe it is fixed. In addition, as John Maxwell put it…students must learn to "fail forward." This workshop will define a Growth Mindset and offer suggestions on how to develop it in your students. Targeted Audience: K-12 Educators
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 10The Art of Communication:Body Language & Other Essential Skills  Free for Everyone
Monday
10
February
2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Masons   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 = 2978)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Everyone believes they know how to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, we are incorrect. Even the best communicators fail to connect with their audience most of the time. Working with peers in a human laboratory, our talents come alive, versus reading the concepts from the written page. The work of effective communication is exhausting, but the rewards of acquiring skills last a lifetime. We become better educators, better co-workers, and better people. Why improve as communicators? It is crucial to improve the quality of our lives, and the lives of those around us. Targeted audience: Teachers, Related Support Personnel, and Administrators.
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