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    Professional Development

    Earn clock hours by attending our Professional Development workshops! We have a variety of workshops with many different topics to suite your needs. Check back often for new and updated workshop days!

    Administrator Academies

    Earn your Administrator credit with one of our Administrator Academies. We have them at both ROE locations. If you would like to host an Academy call our office today to schedule the Academy that will fit your needs!

    Connecting the Dots MAP Teachers

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    Connecting the Dots: Part 2 – Teaching Mathematics in the CCSS Era-INVITATION ONLY @ U of I Urbana Champaign Education Building
    Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm
    • Work alongside university-level mathematics specialists
    • Experience content-intensive (see attachment) professional development to increase knowledge and pedagogy
    • Engage in four follow-up days during the academic year to share results of new strategies and collaborate on refining the work of the summer workshop
    • Commit to participate in the summer workshop for the remaining 2 years of the grant cycle
    • Meet deadlines as determined by data coordinatorContracted participating mathematics teachers will receive:

      $225 per day stipend plus travel at $.54/mile for 10 days

      80 Professional Development Clock Hours

      Math resources and materials

      U of I Parking Pass for the 10 days


    Writing to Read: Middle & High School Teachers @ Urbana Middle School Room 1713
    Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm

    Ariel and Will Durant were right when they said, “Education is the transmission of civilization.” Putting our current challenges into historical context, it is obvious that if today’s youngsters cannot read with understanding, think about and analyze what they’ve read, and then write clearly and effectively about what they’ve learned and what they think, then they may never be able to do justice to their talents and their potential. ISBE Content Specialists will use the Writing to Read research from the Carnegie Corporation by Steve Graham and Michael Hebert to identify the cluster of closely related instructional practices shown to be effective in improving students’ reading. The report groups these practices within three core recommendations in order of the strength of their supporting evidence.  A culminating activity of designing a classroom task and connections to PARCC will be shared. This is a two day event, please plan on attending both days.


    Teaching the 2016 Election and Beyond @ Illinois State University Alumni Center
    Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – Jul 19 @ 4:30 pm

    Join the McCormick Foundation and Illinois Civics Teacher Mentors from the region for a two-day workshop – Teaching the 2016 Election and Beyond. This workshop is designed to build teacher capacity in the practices required for the new law including: discussion, service-learning, and simulations.

    Date: Monday, July 18, 2016 through Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

    Location: Illinois State University Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St., Normal, IL. 61761

    Using the 2016 Election as a backdrop, the workshop will offer attendees: • Strategies for applying new practices in the classroom • Free lesson plans from respected civic education providers • Information on local resources to supplement civics instruction This workshop is FREE! To reserve a spot CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served on both days. CPDU’s will be offered to teachers that successfully complete the two-day workshop. Graduate credits may be available for an additional fee.

    Minecraft in the Classroom @ iHotel
    Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Learn how to let Steve and the Creepers of MINECRAFT bring learning to life as Zack Gilbert presents the game and many accompanying lessons!
    LOCATION: I-Hotel Champaign, IL


    Writing Matters: Middle & High School Teachers @ Urbana Middle School Room 1713
    Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm

    This resource-rich professional development will provide educators with instructional practices to implement the Illinois Learning Standards for Writing.  The Writing Matters website will be used to facilitate the various writing tasks necessary to meet the standards and prepare for PARCC.  Strategies and resources will be shared. This is a two day event, please plan on attending both dates.


    STEM Read Event with NIU @ Danville Area Community College Bremer Room #110, #141
    Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Live literature through a STEAMWorks Read themed field trip experience(hands-on experiential learning with science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), and then collaborate on lesson and assessment development. PERFECT for teachers of ALL grade levels! The book being studied will be Ashfall by Mike Mullen. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

    Registration fee includes light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all materials.

    Co-Teaching: The How, The Why @ ROE 54
    Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    What does it take to begin co-teaching?   This workshop goes through the building blocks needed to develop a strong building process.  It covers such things as what the roles are of general education teachers, special education teachers, how to pair teachers, how to find time to plan, and ends with a deep dive into the five models of co-teaching. Margaret Jobe is presenting.


    FitnessGram Training @ Danville Area Community College
    Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Collaborate with other physical education teachers to develop and expand your FitnessGram program and assessments! Continental breakfast will be provided. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

    The Art of Wellness: Understanding Social and Emotional Wellness – BY INVITATION ONLY @ iHotel
    Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
    SEL Conference @ Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham- Conference Center
    Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm

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