Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

Please come to all in-person PD events with your IEIN number.  You will need this information for your sign in sheet.  If you do not know your IEIN, you can get it by clicking on this link. https://sec3.isbe.net/IWASNET/login.aspx

 

July 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Google Classroom Overview

Audience: All
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Lisa Schwartz, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

This workshop is designed to provide you with the ins and outs of Google Classroom and best practices for integrating this amazing tool with your students! You will learn how to create and organize assignments, quizzes, and discussions, and how to grade and provide feedback to your students. 

Registration closes on July 26, 2024.

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July 31 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Artificial Intelligence Is Here! Learn How It Can Help You as an Educator

Audience: All
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Lisa Schwartz, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator
Food: Light Snacks
Location: Adams County Health Department Room 218, 330 Vermont St. Quincy, IL

Unleash the power of AI in your classroom and school! This workshop dives into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) for educators. We will explore how AI can personalize learning, automate tasks, provide feedback, and create engaging experiences for your students. You will learn how AI can help you maximize student potential and help you in your many roles as an educator.

 

Registration closes on July 29, 2024.

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August 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid – Quincy

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: Quincy Holiday Inn 4821 Oak Quincy, Il 62301

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 July 19 and only 32 participants will be allowed.

Paid for by the Area 3 SEL Hub

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August 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Whole Brain Child Workshop

Audience: All School Staff, Parents, and Community Members Who Work with Children
PD Clock Hours: 5
Presenter: Erica Kirlin and Tracy Schlepphorst
Food: Lunch On Your Own
Location: Quincy Holiday Inn 4821 Oak Quincy, Il 62301

A one day workshop exploring the 12 strategies outlined in The Whole Brain Child book.

Join Tracy Schlepphorst and Erica Kirlin as they guide you through the strategies of 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.

Tracy and 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.

 Space is limited to 30 people and all participants will receive The Whole Brain Child Workbook.

Registration ends on August 1st.

Workbook and Workshop funded by The Area 3 SEL Hub

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August 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Artificial Intelligence Is Here! Learn How It Can Help You as an Educator

Audience: All
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Lisa Schwartz, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator
Food: Light Snacks
Location: Jacksonville District Office – 211 W State St. Jacksonville, IL

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Unleash the power of AI in your classroom and school! This workshop dives into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) for educators. We will explore how AI can personalize learning, automate tasks, provide feedback, and create engaging experiences for your students. You will learn how AI can help you maximize student potential and help you in your many roles as an educator.

Registration closes on August 6, 2024.

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August 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Google Slides

Audience: All
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Lisa Schwartz, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Take your lessons to the next level with Google Slides! This workshop equips teachers with the skills to create engaging and interactive presentations for their classrooms. We will explore how to use this platform for building dynamic lessons and as a collaboration tool for student projects. 

Registration closes on August 7. 2024.

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August 23 @ 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 August 21, 2024. 

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September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Restorative Practice 101 Series Session: Community Circles

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Leslie Vigor, Director of Social Emotional Learning/Area 3 SEL Hub
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Join Leslie Vigor to learn how to incorporate community circles into your school day, to build a positive climate and culture where everyone feels heard. Types of circles, how to plan for circles, and implementation will be addressed. Can be attended as part of the series or as a stand alone PD.

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September 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

SEL Integration in Schools

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 6.5
Presenter: Krista Leh, Ed.D of Resonance Education Consulting
Food: Lunch On Your Own
Location: Jacksonville, IL

School years are a crucial time in a student’s life that shapes their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Educators must prioritize providing students ample opportunities to actively develop social emotional learning (SEL) skills that promote long-term well-being. This session will provide participants with practical solutions to weave SEL into the culture of K-12 classrooms. Attendees will participate in strategies showcasing how to include SEL in the physical environment, incorporate SEL into social interactions, infuse SEL into instructional practices, and integrate SEL into curricula. Additionally, strong emphasis will be placed on the importance of including students as co-creators and co-facilitators, making the learning experience more engaging and effective.

 

This day is funded by the Area 3 SEL Hub. If you register for a spot, that spot is filled. Please plan to attend, or send someone else if a conflict arises.

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September 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Fact Fluency: Moving from Accuracy to Automaticity

Audience: K-8 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Illinois SLD Support Project
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Participants will learn the research on why fact fluency is so important for foundational level math and beyond. Participants will explore different tools, techniques, and memory devices to help students gain accuracy. The best methods for automaticity such as: strategic use of flashcards, taped problem sets, and cover-copy-compare will also be highlighted.

Registration closes on September 12, 2024. Register for Workshop >>

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Whole Brain Child Workshop: Session 1

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Erica Kirlin
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

A one hour workshop exploring strategies outlined in The Whole Brain Child book. New strategies will be taught in session 2 and 3. Register for each session separately.

Join Erica Kirlin as they guide you through the strategies of 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.

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October 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Restorative Practice 101 Series Session: Using Language to Develop a Restorative and Non Judgmental Climate

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Leslie Vigor, Director of Social Emotional Learning/Area 3 SEL Hub
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Join Leslie Vigor to learn how to alter the language heard and used in your classroom to build a restorative and non judgmental climate. Can be attended as part of the series or as a stand alone PD.

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October 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Word Problem Strategies

Audience: K-8 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Illinois SLD Support Project
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Strategies such as using graphic organizers to solidify schema-based instruction will be discussed in depth during this presentation. Other methods such as strategic drawings, visualization, and powerful paraphrasing will be modeled for participants.

Registration closes on October 3, 2024

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October 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Whole Brain Child Workshop: Session 2

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Erica Kirlin
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

A one hour workshop exploring strategies outlined in The Whole Brain Child book. New strategies will be taught in session 1 and 3. Register for each session separately.

Join Erica Kirlin as they guide you through the strategies of 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.

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October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Foundations of Teaching the Holocaust: History and Pedagogy

Audience: 6 - 12 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Alexis Morrisoe, Echoes and Reflections Facilitator
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

This program is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge, capacity, and confidence to teach about the Holocaust. Educators are introduced to pedagogical principles and explore classroom lessons, visual history testimonies, and other resources that examine aspects of history and its continued relevance today. This program will focus on teaching a broad history from defining the Holocaust through the rise of the Nazi party grounded in effective instructional strategies.

Registration closes on October 8, 2024.

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October 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Whole Brain Child Workshop: Session 3

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Erica Kirlin
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

A one hour workshop exploring strategies outlined in The Whole Brain Child book. New strategies will be taught in session 1 and 2. Register for each session separately.

Join Erica Kirlin as they guide you through the strategies of 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.

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November 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Restorative Practice 101 Series: Examine your practices on The Social Discipline Window

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Leslie Vigor, Director of Social Emotional Learning/Area 3 SEL Hub
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Join Leslie Vigor to examine the Social Discipline Window, which will give participants a view of themselves as a practitioner. Learn how to set goals that will help you to build relationships with students that help you assist students in the WITH box instead of in the TO/NOT/FOR box. Can be attended as part of the series or as a stand alone PD.

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November 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

All Teachers Are Writing Teachers: Integrating Effective Writing Practices into Non-ELA Classes

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Illinois SLD Support Project
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

When a child wants to get better at something, we tell them to practice, and to practice it often. As a society, we have deemed writing as a skill that students need to be good at;however, currently, approximately 75% of students struggle with writing in some way. 

It is our responsibility as teachers to provide students with the ample opportunities needed to practice writing in order to become skilled writers. This workshop will give ideas that will help students get those opportunities throughout their day in all subjects.

Registration closes on November 15, 2024.

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December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Restorative Practice 101 Series: Restorative Chat and Mediation

Audience: All School Staff
PD Clock Hours: 1
Presenter: Leslie Vigor, Director of Social Emotional Learning/Area 3 SEL Hub
Food: N/A
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Join Leslie Vigor to learn and practice Restorative Chat and Mediation. A look into Traditional Behavior Methods vs. Restorative Behavior Methods will be addressed.  Can be attended as part of the series or as a stand alone PD.

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January 13, 2025 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Evidence-Based Strategies to Support Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in the General Education Classroom (K-12)

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 1.5
Presenter: Illinois SLD Support Project
Food:
Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Navigating support for students with specific learning disabilities can be daunting at times. In this session, our goal is to provide a clear roadmap of strategies tailored for assisting these students within a general education classroom.

We’ll delve into crucial elements of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), shed light on the roles and duties of general education teachers in relation to students with IEPs, and introduce evidence-based practices proven to be highly effective in aiding students identified with specific learning disabilities.

Registration closes on January 9, 2025.

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ROE #1 Worskhop Payment Information

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.