Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

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April 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Brain Based Classrooms

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Stephanie Brown
Food: N/A
Location: 211 W. STATE STREET JACKSONVILLE,IL CONFERENCE ROOM

In this exciting and interactive workshop you will explore the brain science related to childhood adversity, understand the circumstances that impact the stress response system, practice brain-friendly regulatory strategies, and how you can create an optimal learning environment for your students.  As an added bonus you will leave with a Regulation Toolbox full of classroom resources!

Only 30 Spots are available so sign up now!

Funded by the Area 3 SEL Hub

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April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

SEL Series: Using Change to Create a Resilient You

Audience: Everyone
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Leslie Vigor
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

No matter what stage of life we are in, we can count on CHANGE. We can let it defeat us, or we can have the courage to face it head on and WIN. Join me as we explore this concept of resiliency. Drawing for a free Onward Book and Workbook will be held.

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May 3 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Audience: All educators and community members who work with youth
PD Clock Hours: 6.5
Presenter: Leslie Vigor and Erica Kirlin
Food: N/A
Location: Jacksonville Central Office Professional Development Room 211 W State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18. You will build skills and the confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who are struggling. You will also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

Registration ends on April 18 and only 32 participants will be allowed.

Paid for by the Area 3 SEL Hub

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May 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Audience: Everyone
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Leslie Vigor
Food: N/A
Location: 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.

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May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Short-Term Substitute Training

Audience: Future or Current Substitute Teachers
PD Clock Hours: N/A
Presenter: Johnna Terwelp, ROE #1 Professional Learning Coordinator
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual

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 grades of public schools, pre-kindergarten through grade 12. A short-term substitute license is valid until June 30, 2028.

Although not required for regular substitute teachers, the training is also open and available to those educators as well. 

Registration closes on May 23, 2024. 

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May 29

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

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 10 PDH for Teachable Coursework, 1 PDH for each Zoom
Presenter: Johnna Terwelp, ROE #1 Professional Learning Coordinator
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Book study begins May 29, 2024.

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 will include coursework on the online platform Teachable. The Teachable coursework will be worth 10 PDH. There will also be two Zoom meetings on June 25 and August 1 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Each Zoom meeting will be an additional 1 PDH each. 

This book will be provided through the Area 3 SEL Hub Grant. You MUST fill out the Google Form that will be emailed with your registration confirmation in order to receive this book.

This book study is limited to 50 participants, so sign up soon! 

Registration closes on May 28, 2024 or when the participant cap of 50 is reached.

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June 3

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

Audience: Upper Elementary Classroom Teachers, Reading Interventionists, and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 10 PDH for Teachable Coursework, 1 PDH for each Zoom
Presenter: Johnna Terwelp, ROE #1 Professional Learning Coordinator
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Book study begins June 3, 2024.

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 on the online platform Teachable. The Teachable coursework will be worth 10 PDH. There will also be two Zoom meetings on June 26 and August 5 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Each Zoom meeting will be worth an additional 1 PDH. 

The first 20 registrants will be provided a book free of charge through grant funding. However, you MUST fill out the Google Form that will be emailed with your registration confirmation to have a chance for a free book.

Registration closes on May 31, 2024

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June 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Writing Across the Curriculum

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Jennifer May, A-C Central High School ELA Teacher
Food: N/A
Location: 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 with several new activities ready to use this coming school year.

Registration closes on May 30, 2024.

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June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

Audience: 6-12 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Diane Kasparie, Quincy Notre Dame High School Academic Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
Food: N/A
Location: 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 the learning process. Participants will model simple and quick active learning strategies for raising the level of participation in the classroom while making the classroom environment one that fosters collaboration, respect and a sense of belonging.

Participants in this session will engage in hands-on activities, discussions, and collaborative exercises to apply the strategies learned to their own teaching contexts. By the end of the session, educators will leave with a toolkit of practical strategies and actionable insights to create fun, engaging learning experiences for junior high and high school students.

Registration closes on May 30, 2024

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June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: Whole Brain Child Strategies for Every Educator

Audience: All School Staff and Parents/Community Organization that work with children Pre K-12
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Erica Kirlin
Food: N/A
Location: 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 challenging behaviors. You will leave with a new perspective for interacting and communicating in your daily life.

 

Paid for by the Area 3 SEL Hub Grant

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June 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

When Reading Comes Alive: Interactive Read Alouds

Audience: K-8 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Jeff Fessler, Teacher at Western Elementary School
Food: Light Snacks
Location: QPS Board Office (Room 231),1416 Maine St., Quincy

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 required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children,” and the new Illinois Comprehensive Literacy Plan specifically advocates for interactive read alouds. In this session you’ll experience examples of interactive read alouds, then learn how to write your own. 

 

Registration closes on May 31 , 2024.

 

Jeff Fessler, M.ED. is a National Board-Certified teacher who has taught on three continents and currently teaches Grade 4 at Western Elementary in Barry, IL. He is a former international school educator in Africa and Asia and Teacher of the Year. Jeff has also worked as a curriculum developer for the 10th largest district in the U.S., and as a national teacher trainer for the largest school reform organization in America.

 

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June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Community Action Poverty Simulation

Audience: All school staff and Health and Human service workers/community workers who give services to our residents at large
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Jessica Donaldson and Mandy Kreps
Food: N/A
Location: 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 of poverty really are.

After the experience, individuals then have the opportunity to discuss what they’ve learned with their peers.

The Community Action Poverty Simulation is a tool that helps participants rethink the challenges that millions of low income individuals must face each and every day.  More importantly, this tool helps people identify areas of change that can directly impact the effects of poverty on individuals.

Funded Through the Area 3 SEL Hub

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June 5

Book Study: “The Thinking Classroom – Supporting Educators to Embed Critical and Creative Thinking”

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 10 PDH for Teachable Coursework, 1 PDH for each Zoom
Presenter: Johnna Terwelp, ROE #1 Professional Learning Coordinator
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

This amazing book will explain how to support your students as critical and creative thinkers. The author discusses the role of critical and creative thinking in the classroom, planning and assessing this type of instruction, and what it looks like in action. Do not miss this opportunity to learn practical and effective ways to make your classroom a “Thinking Classroom”!

The first 25 registrants will be provided a book free of charge through grant funding. However, you MUST fill out the Google Form that will be emailed with your registration confirmation to have a chance for a free book.

This book study will include coursework on the online platform Teachable. The Teachable coursework will be worth 10 PDH. There will also be two Zoom meetings on June 27 and August 6 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Each Zoom meeting will be an additional 1 PDH each.

Registration closes on June 4, 2024. 

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June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: Self Awareness and YOUR Role in the Relationship

Audience: All Educators and School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Kirsty Ruggles of The Knowledge Center at Chaddock
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

This session is about the most important person: the adult. The purpose of this session is to help educators understand the importance of self-awareness and the impact they themselves can have when working with children, and families, who have experienced trauma and disrupted attachment relationships. This session will encourage educators to reflect on their ability to be vulnerable, their temperament and their awareness of self, in order to develop their understanding of their role within the healing relationship.

 

Funded by the Area 3 SEL Hub Grant

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June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Illinois Comprehensive Literacy Plan and What it Means for YOU!

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Julie Stratman, ROE#1 Assistant Superintendent
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual

Join us for this introduction to the Illinois Comprehensive Literacy Plan. This plan was developed to ensure that every child in Illinois receives high-quality, evidence-based literacy instruction. This session will give you a basic understanding of the plan’s goals, values, and components. This session is designed for ALL Illinois educators and administrators!

Registration closes on: June 3, 2024

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June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: How to Introduce Struggle to the Math Classroom

Audience: K - 12 Classroom and Math Teachers
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Todd Klauser, Math and Science Teacher at Quincy Notre Dame High School
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

We will discuss the value of integrating struggle into the math classroom. Several activities will be provided that can introduce struggle across all grade levels, in a way that encourages student engagement without the negative feelings associated with “struggling”. 

Registration closes on June 4, 2024

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June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: Pain, Power, Purpose: Writing-as-Healing for Students Experiencing Toxic Stress and Trauma

Audience: Educators and All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Briana Morales, 2023 Illinois Teacher of the Year
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

A humanizing approach to educating youth considers opportunities for students to process and heal from individual and collective traumas by telling their story. Research suggests that expressive writing has demonstrated benefits such as decreased stress and depression as well as an increase in resilience. When given multiple entry points to discussing and processing mentally and physically painful events, young people can turn their pain into power, shining light toward a healed future where they use their ways of knowing to be agents of change in their community. The 2023 Illinois Teacher of the Year will share her experience working with young people in an alternative school setting to help them process their lived experiences through poetry of witness and oral storytelling methods in the classroom.

 Funded by the AREA 3 SEL Hub Grant

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June 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Punk Rock Teaching

Audience: K-8 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Jeff Fessler, Teacher at Western Elementary School
Food: Light Snacks
Location: QPS Board Office (Room 231),1416 Maine St., Quincy

Punk rock teaching is coloring outside of the lines (maybe even outside of the coloring book). It rejects the sage-on-the-stage approach of instruction where the teacher drones on as rows of bored students with glazed eyes stare into space. Just like punk rock music–rebellious, authentic, and a creative reaction to the status quo–punk rock teaching encompasses cutting edge, research-based approaches that energize, motivate, and speak to this unique generation of students and teachers. In this session you’ll experience arts integrated techniques, service learning, Project Based Learning, and more. This session is for educators who want better ways of educating kids, and understand that it’s up to them to make the change! 

Registration closes on June 5, 2024.

 

Jeff Fessler, M.ED. is a National Board-Certified teacher who has taught on three continents and currently teaches Grade 4 at Western Elementary in Barry, IL. He is a former international school educator in Africa and Asia and Teacher of the Year. Jeff has also worked as a curriculum developer for the 10th largest district in the U.S., and as a national teacher trainer for the largest school reform organization in America.

 

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June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: How Are You Doing?

Audience: All
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Thad Walker, Meredosia-Chambersburg Superintendent and Elementary Principal
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

This is a look into self-care from the perspective of an administrator at a wonderful school, husband to an amazing wife, and father of four fantastic children. Dealing with the daily needs put on you by your job, spouse, and children – where is the time for YOU? 

How can you make time for yourself? How do you want to be treated? Dealing with those tough questions will help you get what you need to be fulfilled in your daily life. 

Registration closes on June 5, 2024.

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June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: Talk Saves Lives

Audience: Educators and all School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Kate Mallory, ROE 26 SEL Coach Brought to you Virtually by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

This introduction to suicide prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

This 60 minute education program provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives.

Paid for by the Area 3 SEL Hub Grant

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All workshop payments must be made electronically in advance via credit/debit card or school purchase order. 

ROE #1 Workshop Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be provided for workshops. 

ROE #1 reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low registration enrollment, presenter cancellation, and/or other unforeseen circumstances.  All fees will be returned if a workshop is cancelled.