Regional Office Events beginning February 2019

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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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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)   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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 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)   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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 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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 25Let's Talk "Rigor" Grades 3-5  Free for PDC
Monday
25
February
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 = 2949)   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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 Using Technology to Support Mathematics Instruction (9-12)  Free for PDC
Monday
25
February
2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Cost: $ 100   Presenter: Dr. Craig Cullen, 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 = 2939)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  With all of the demands on our teaching, being expected to use technology can often feel like it is a distraction from what really matters four our students' learning of mathematics. During this all-day workshop, we will focus on using technology to support the important mathematical processes in which we strive to engage our secondary students. Throughout the day participants will have opportunities to work through sample activities focused on using technology in ways that promote reasoning and proof, connecting multiple representations, collecting and analyzing data, and generating effective discourse. This workshop is not about how to use general technology and it is not about learning to be the best button pushers. Rather we will focus on mathematical action technologies and reflecting on what kind of questions we should be asking our students when using technology. Please plan to bring your own device (a laptop in preferred), and be ready to engage in mathematical explorations and discussions! Please also take note of the 9:00 a.m. start time and 4:00 p.m. end time of the workshop.
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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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 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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 5After School Tech Recess: Intro to Podcasting (K-12)  Free for PDC
Tuesday
5
March
2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Cost: $ 25   Presenter: Matt Weld   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 = 2942)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  Are you a podcast addict who would like to start your own? Maybe your students have expressed an interest and it just seems like too much research and too much equipment to get started. You're in luck. If you have a phone, you can produce and publish a podcast. In this session, Matt Weld of the Teachers' Classroom podcast will go over podcating basics and give you enough time to produce your first episode. Participants will need to bring an electronic device.
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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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 30Paraprofessional & Self-Care (K-12) Paraprofessionals  Free for Everyone
Tuesday
30
April
2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Jessica Scharf, CYT-200   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 = 2955)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  This is for PARAPROFESSIONALS ONLY! Your hard work and dedication to the students and your schools does not go unnoticed. Thank you for all that you do. YOU make a difference in students' lives. To close out the school year, please join us for a FREE hour of self-care including yoga, mindfulness, and reflection. Experience is recommended, but beginners are always welcome. Please bring your own mat or towel. There is no cost. **THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT, PD HOURS WILL NOT BE ISSUED.**
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 7Teacher Appreciation & Self-Care (K-12 Teachers)  Free for Everyone
Tuesday
7
May
2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   Cost: $ 0   Presenter: Jessica Scharf, CYT-200   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 = 2956)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  You have worked hard all year and it's time to give some time back to yourself. Come celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week for a FREE hour of self-care including yoga, mindfulness, and reflection. Experienced is recommended, but beginners are always welcome. Please bring your own mat or towel. There is no cost. **THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT, PD HOURS WILL NOT BE ISSUED.**
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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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 Working with Student Living in Poverty (PreK-12)  Free for PDC
Monday
3
June
2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Cost: $ 100   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)   Registration: [Register or Cancel ONLINE]  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, particpants 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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 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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 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]  TEACHWhat 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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 24Making 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, Princical 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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 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. LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN.
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