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11/30/2017 Growing Up Wild! Preschool Science Workshop! ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 This preschool/early childhood science workshop will help build on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Teachers will receive an activity guide with 27 field tested, hands-on, nature-based, ready-made thematic units.
10/25/2017 Integrating Technology into your Classroom! Morning Session ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 Learn how to make your classroom come alive with the use of technology. Participants will be introduced to web-based, free resources that can be taken back to the classroom and be put to use immediately. The resources will be cross-curricular and will range from PreK-12
10/25/2017 Integrating Technology into your Classroom! Afternoon Session ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 Learn how to make your classroom come alive with the use of technology. Participants will be introduced to web-based, free resources that can be taken back to the classroom and be put to use immediately. The resources will be cross-curricular and will range from PreK-12.
10/24/2017 EDCAMP for Art Teachers! ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 What is EdCamp? What will my day look like? Unlike traditional conferences , EdCamp presentations are not scheduled ahead of time. Instead, the content is participant-driven, flexible, and decided the morning of the event. EdCampers should come prepared to share ideas, have organic conversations, and start their day of learning by posting session topics to a schedule board. Teachers share their best practices, their challenges and their passions, each listening for key information to enhance their personalized professional development. There is no single expert in the room! The gains from attending an EdCamp are enormous.
09/29/2017 AA #1451 (Domains 1 and 4) Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability, and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. Administrators who evaluate teachers must also recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results. School districts in Illinois must provide professional development to administrators to strengthen these skills on a sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 1 and 4, and is intended to move administrators who have passed the ISBE evaluator training, and who are very familiar with Charlotte Danielson's 2011/2013 Framework for Teaching, from compliance to competency. This course requires participants to preconference, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock pre/post conferences as evaluator, teacher, or observer. Participants will also be expected to have a high degree of inter-rater reliability when they determine a final rating based on the evidence gathered for Domains 1 and 4. This course is one in a series of three courses focusing on teacher evaluator competency requirements
09/28/2017 Out with the Old...In with the New Illinois Social Studies Standards for JH/HS ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 When it comes to junior high and high school Social Studies Science Standards, it’s “Out with the Old and in with the New.” Participants in this JH/HS session will leave with an understanding of both inquiry skills and disciplinary concepts that come together in these new standards to take students to the next level. A portion of the day will be devoted to identifying and developing best practices in civics.
09/27/2017 Project Wild! 2 Day K-8 Cross-Curricular NGSS Workshop! ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 Learn to Integrate Environmental Education, Literature, Math, and Social Science into your existing curriculum with nature as your medium. Teachers will engage in hands-on, inquiry-based, and cooperative learning strategies that encourage higher-order reasoning skills.
09/26/2017 EDCAMP for Foreign Language Teachers! ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 What is EdCamp? What will my day look like? Unlike traditional conferences , EdCamp presentations are not scheduled ahead of time. Instead, the content is participant-driven, flexible, and decided the morning of the event. EdCampers should come prepared to share ideas, have organic conversations, and start their day of learning by posting session topics to a schedule board. Teachers share their best practices, their challenges and their passions, each listening for key information to enhance their personalized professional development. There is no single expert in the room! The gains from attending an EdCamp are enormous.
09/25/2017 Aftermath of a Death in your School Community ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471 In the aftermath of a death, people want information and will look for it wherever they can find it. The death of a staff member or student impacts the whole school community. While some students and staff may be more affected than others, the death needs to be acknowledged by the community at large.
09/25/2017 Electronic Book Study "The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog" Online Participants must: *Purchase their own book prior to the start of the book study. *Read one chapter per week. *Respond to Chapter Guiding Questions each week via a listserv