Upcoming Professional Development Workshops
Click HERE for a listing of our 2020 SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS! Check back regularly for additional opportunities.
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3609 N. Marx Drive
Quincy, IL 62305
Are you new to using the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment? Are you a current NWEA MAP user but need a refresher? Are you a leader looking to learn more about NWEA MAP to better support your teachers? Then this PD is for you!
In this professional learning session, participants will learn the “what”, the “how”, and the “why” of the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment. Outcomes include: Understanding RIT score and RIT growth, using MAP Teacher Reports and the NWEA Learning Continuum to guide next steps in instruction for students, and setting learning goals to maximize student growth and achievement.
3609 N. Marx Drive
Quincy, IL 62305
During this one day, interactive and experiential workshop, participants will explore the use of challenge in their classrooms. James Nottingham’s Learning Pit will provide a framework for inspiring students to willingly engage in challenging tasks as they take back ownership of their learning. Practical strategies will be shared that will support teachers in the effective use of questioning and dialogue to deepen student learning.
Advanced learners have the capacity to thrive in our classrooms academically and to develop a love of learning. Yet, helping these often academically and emotionally intense learners to develop positive attitudes toward learning can bring unique challenges. Examining the classroom experience through the eyes of gifted learners, participants will explore several instructional tools and strategies to support student ownership, self-efficacy, collaboration skills, and motivation for advanced learners at school and beyond. Participants will also gain strategies for building positive parent/teacher partnerships to support students with advanced learning needs.
The Illinois Accelerated Placement Act requires that schools provide content, grade level and grade level acceleration, as well as early entrance to first grade and kindergarten for students who will benefit. Research shows that acceleration when implemented correctly is a highly effective intervention for advanced learners. Participants will focus on the many types of acceleration, as well as the research supporting acceleration and its benefits for high ability learners. Participants will also explore best practices for implementing acceleration and utilization of the Iowa Acceleration Scale, a research-based tool for making accelerated placement decisions.
This session provides strategies, tools, and resources for creating an inclusive and supportive classroom environment for gifted learners from diverse cultures and backgrounds. In Part 1 of this session, participants will gain resources and strategies to build their toolbox to support differentiation for advanced learners in the classroom. Participants will also practice techniques for developing critical thinking, metacognition, and creative thinking skills. In Part 2 of this session, several classroom strategies to increase rigor, engagement and accountability in small and large-group classroom discussions will be explored. Participants will learn strategies to challenge advanced learners to more deeply and effectively communicate, synthesize ideas, engage in questioning, develop understanding, and evaluate ideas through speaking and listening.
This training will give you fresh, new ideas for those times when you are feeling totally ineffective when working with your students. The lessons are gleaned from seasoned therapists who have worked in residential treatment, foster care and adoption, and outpatient settings and schools. This workshop will make the theoretical practical for professionals working with kids. The lessons shared will make complicated concepts from neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology and research easily digestible and highlight common pitfalls when dealing with attachment issues and complex trauma. This workshop will be presented in a “do this, not that” framwork, pointing out mistakes made even when educators think they are being supportive.
Perfect for Social/Emotional Building Leaders, this hands on workshop will provide the tools and a system for implementing the practice of using this invaluable intervention within your MTSS plan through three major parts:
FBAs: Discovering the mystery behind the behavior
This will be a brief review of the FBA process and template form. Participants will use the FBA tool to assess the Function behind a student’s behavior.
BIPs: Creating a plan for minimizing behavior based on a completed FBA.
Participants will use the BIP tool to match a Behavior Intervention Plan with an already completed FBA.
FBA/BIPs Systems: Using teams and systems to manage this intervention with fidelity.
In this session, we will discuss the new AP resources made available this year, and answer questions about the AP Course and Exam Descriptions. The goal is to help teachers and curriculum directors understand how to utilize the four new resources and to navigate AP Classroom. Teachers will engage in interactive activities to review instructional strategies, create and assign assessments with the AP Question Bank, and examine data from the Performance Dashboard. If teachers have experience with navigating the AP Classroom resources, the workshop will focus on how teachers and curriculum directors are utilizing the Course and Exam Descriptions and take an in depth look at the formative and summative questions.
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.
Other Area Professional Development Opportunities
Professional learning offered by the Center for Educational Initiatives at ISU - Online Impact
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Division of Education offers educational materials and programs for teachers. Click here to find a list of items.
Western Illinois University - Summer Camps 2020! Click here for details!
Illinois Association for Gifted Children - Sharpening Focus on Advanced Learners - June 12 & 13, 2020. Learn More & Register