SEL Series: Implementing Play and Celebration for a Joyful Peaceful Life

Virtual Via Zoom

Without joy, life is just BLAH. Humans need play, fun, and celebration to have an anchor in difficult moments. Come explore the concept of play and celebration as an aid for intentionally building a resilient YOU. Drawing for a free Onward Book and Workbook will be held.

Short-Term Substitute Training


The Regional Office of Education is offering FREE three-hour trainings required for short-term substitute teacher certification.  Prospective substitute teachers must have an Associate's degree OR have completed 60 or more semester hours of college coursework. You must complete this training and then you are ready to apply. You will be able to substitute in all…

Book Study: “Every Student, Every Day: A No-Nonsense Nurturer Approach to Reaching All Learners”

Virtual Via Zoom

This book study is back by popular demand!  No-Nonsense Nurturers are educators who build life-altering relationships, set high expectations, and expect high achievement. This book will share the lessons, mindsets, strategies, and expectations No-Nonsense Nurturers use to support the students they serve and have a classroom where everyone (including the teacher) thrives!  This book study…

Book Study: “Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom”

Virtual Via Zoom

The much- awaited “Shifting the Balance” book for upper grades is here! This book delves into the research behind the Science of Reading and the shifts needed in the upper elementary classroom. This book discusses the shifts needed in the areas of comprehension, vocabulary, word reading and fluency instruction.  This book study will include coursework…

Writing Across the Curriculum

Virtual Via Zoom

This is an active workshop where participants will learn a variety of strategies for teaching content-specific language and writing, practicing incorporating them into lesson plans as Bell-Starters/Do-Nows, comprehension checks, and exit slips. Participants will work in groups to share, offer feedback, and make suggestions. Come prepared with a few lesson plans and expect to leave…

Lunch & Learn: Strategies for Engaging Students Who Might Be “Too Cool for School”

Virtual Via Zoom

Engaging adolescent students in the learning process is essential for creating an effective educational environment. In this session, educators will explore innovative strategies and practical techniques to cultivate student engagement in their classrooms. Designed specifically for junior high and high school educators, this session delves into the unique challenges and opportunities of engaging adolescents in…

Lunch & Learn: Whole Brain Child Strategies for Every Educator

Virtual Via Zoom

Join Erica Kirlin, ROE #1 SEL Coach, for an introduction and overview of the strategies in The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Dan Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Erica will outline the highlights and provide you with strategies for handling tantrums, meltdowns, aggression, and many other…

When Reading Comes Alive: Interactive Read Alouds

Adams County Health Department Room 218, 330 Vermont St. Quincy, IL

Whether it’s a chapter book you read together over time, or a picture book you start and finish in one session, interactive read alouds support all levels of literacy development, increase motivation and engagement, and lead to deeper and more meaningful understanding. The Commission on Reading said, “the single most important activity for building knowledge…

Community Action Poverty Simulation

The Kroc Center 405 Vermont St. Quincy, Il 62301

The Community Action Poverty Simulation breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the real life situations of others. Poverty is often portrayed as a stand alone issue - but this simulation allows individuals to walk a month in the shoes of someone who is facing poverty and realize how complex and interconnected issues…