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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!
    School Finance?! What? How? @ ROE #9 Media Center
    Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Recently retired superintendents who will provide real-world, applicable information and hands-on work to support your budgeting process! Click here to register!

    RttT Regional Network Meeting-Centralia, IL @ Kaskaskia College
    Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Invitation ONLY event for Race to the Top-All District Networking Meeting

    Click here to register!

    RttT Regional Network Meeting-Normal, IL @ Heartland Community College
    Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Invitation ONLY event for Race to the Top – All District Networking Meeting

    Click here to register

    Implementation of the New Illinois Math Standards @ ROE #9 - Media Center
    Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Participants will be able to identify what it means to be fully implementing the New Illinois Learning Standards including Implementation Guides, activities to highlight the Math Practice Standards, PARCC Model Content Frameworks, PARCC Informational Guides, Scope and Sequence alignment considerations, Formative Assessments, Connection to Evidence Statements, Feedback, and ISBE created or vetted resources. Click here to register!

    RttT Regional Network Meeting-Malta, IL @ Kishwaukee College
    Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Invitation ONLY event for Race to the TOP – All District Networking Meeting

    Click here to register

    Digital Formative and Summative Assessments @ ROE #9 Media Center
    Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Freedom Writers Book Study @ Online
    Jan 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    iPad and Mac Essentials: iWorks @ ROE #9 Media Center
    Jan 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am


    Discover how iWorks can help you create, edit, and share using its powerful set of programs — Pages, Keynote, iPhoto, and iMovie. Build beautiful handouts, graphics, and movies for class that leave lasting impressions on students. Teacher and student creation will be the focus of this hands-on workshop.

    Technology Requirements: Attendees must have either a Macbook or iPad with iWork applications (Pages, Keynote, iPhoto, and iMovie) installed prior to attending the event.

    Presenter Biographies

    Danica Norton is the 8th grade ELA teacher at Arcola Junior High. She is in the heart of her fifth year of teaching and coaching cheerleading and volleyball. After this spring semester, Danica will have her Master’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Elementary Education. After attending the Apple Foundations Trainer Academy this summer in Cupertino, California with Bethany, Danica and Bethany have been teaching at “Rider University,” where they have shared their knowledge of iWorks and iLife applications to their colleagues.

    Bethany Wellbaum is a 6th grade teacher at Arcola Elementary School. She is in her fourth year of teaching. Along with teaching, Bethany also serves as the assistant coaches girl’s basketball in the high school. She received her Master’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Elementary Education last May. She completed the Apple Foundations Trainer Academy in Cupertino, California in the summer of 2015 and is currently co-teaching a collegiate course about Apple applications to fellow teachers and staff at Arcola.


    Echoes and Reflections @ ROE #9 Media Center
    Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Echoes and Reflections is a comprehensive Holocaust education program that delivers professional development and a rich array of resources for middle and high school teachers. Echoes and Reflections prepares educators to teach about the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement and critical thinking while providing opportunities for students to see the relevance of this complex history to their own lives. Click here to register!

    Professional Development

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    Providing an integrated approach to professional development and school improvement
    in Champaign, Ford, and Vermilion counties.