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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go." –Dr. Seuss
Join ISBE at one of these engagement sessions to inform how the Illinois State Board of Education will achieve its goals:
GOAL 1: Student Learning
Every child will make significant academic gains each year, increasing their knowledge, skills, and opportunities so they graduate equipped to pursue a a successful future, with the state paying special attention to addressing historic inequities.
GOAL 2: Learning Conditions
All schools will receive the resources necessary to create safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environments, and will be equipped to meet the unique academic and social and emotional needs of each and every child.
GOAL 3: Elevating Educators
Illinois' diverse student population will have effective educators who are prepared through multiple pathways and are supported in and recognized for their efforts to provide each and every child an education that meets their needs.
WHEN: JAN. 13, 5-7 P.M.
WHERE: St. Clair County Regional Office of Education, 1000 S. Illinois St., Belleville
WHEN: FEB. 24, 5-7 P.M.
WHERE: Springfield School District 186, 1900 W. Monroe St., Springfield
Eastern Illinois University's Department of Educational Leadership Announces . . .
NEW VANDALIA COHORT : SPRING 2020
All Classes Held At ROE 3 Professional Center
EARN YOUR SPECIALIST DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (EDS)
33 Semester Hours (11 Total Courses)
Two Courses Each Semester
SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SPRING, 2020. PLEASE NOTIFY EIU-EDS OF YOUR INTEREST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Contact EIU Department of Educational Leadership now to reserve your membership in this NEW cohort (limited to 15 participants)
EIU EDL Office . . . email@example.com
Cliff Karnes . . . firstname.lastname@example.org . . . (217) 581-6672
Nick Osborne . . . email@example.com . . . (217) 581-6667
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Printable Training Schedule - January 2020 through October 2020
Job Openings in Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Districts
The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) recently shared the impact of the Foundational Services funding that was distributed via Regional Offices of Education throughout the State in a variety of professional development programs. A presentation that shows the progress measured in districts participating in those programs can be viewed at https://lists.roe3.org/pd/IARSS_Presentation_2018-07-11.pdf
Many license-holders haven't been in their ELIS accounts since they got their licenses [up to 5 years ago]. Thus, logins and passwords are mysterious combinations that few wrote down.
This isn't a big deal as...
After providing a login (and possibly answer a secret question . . . we've seen this step come and go) . . . Voila! The password is emailed to the license-holder.
Herein lies a problem . . . some districts changed their domain name since 2013. They went from the old "k12.il.us" format to an "org" format. So, if the paraprofessional or teacher registered with an email address that no longer exists, they cannot get their password emailed to them. That means they will have to call the ISBE Helpline
Here are the steps for those needing to call the help line (an automated system with options):
If the stars are aligned and all goes according to plan, the recording will say they have your account pulled up and now you get to wait for a live person.
As always, the ROE Staff is happy to help those needing assistance with renewal and registration! Just give us a call at one of our office locations (see the bottom of this page).
A new law that takes effect July 1, 2019, reinstates the requirement that a school day consist of a minimum of five hours of instructional time, a provision that previously sunset in 2017. Public Act 101-0012 also allows school districts statewide to utilize e-learning days in lieu of emergency days and maintains flexibility for students to engage in career-connected learning outside of the classroom.
ISBE's 2019-20 school year calendar application is now open for submissions in IWAS. Calendars should be submitted prior to the first day of the school year. If additional time is needed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ISBE will provide further guidance on how districts can proceed with instructional day flexibility:
The ROEs of Area 5 have joined together to bring you the necessary academies for renewing your evaluation approval. We have quality presenters who understand your need for material you can USE and not just talk about. See our list of offered academies here
TeachIllinoisis a brand new, 100% online, center for educator professional development. Educators can either self-register, or districts can bulk register their staffs. Upon completion of the material, learners will complete the ISBE Seminar Evaluation Form, after which, the official ISBE Evidence of Completion form will be made available. All e-learning courses are currently free, although in the near future TeachIllinois will start charging a nominal, per-PD-hour fee. New content is added every month, and we welcome suggestions for future courses. Our e-learning platform is robust enough that a PD provider (such as a District) could subscribe and create their own 'channel'.
The Regional Office of Education #3 serving Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette and Montgomery Counties is currently offered on the first and third Fridays of the month in our Hillsboro office as well as on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in our Taylorville office.
The TASC test is a high school equivalency test recognized by the State of Illinois and will assess five subject areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, as well as measure examinees’ readiness for college and the workforce. Passage of the TASC test will provide the same result as passing the GED test - a high school equivalency diploma from the State of Illinois.
A list of the TASC test study materials can be found on TASCTest.com. Questions can be directed to Sarah Huckstead at the ROE #3 Office in Taylorville at (217) 824-4730.
For residents who are interested in a computer-based test, the GED can be taken at various locations. For the ROE #3 area, testing centers are located in Springfield, Centralia and Mattoon. Other testing locations can be found at the website www.GED.com. Interested test-takers are encouraged to work with their local adult education provider at the community college to help prepare for whichever test they choose to take.
207 N 2nd St
Greenville, IL 62246
101 South Main St
Taylorville, IL 62568
101 N. 4th St. Room 204
Effingham, IL 62401
- Vandalia Office -
1500 West Jefferson
Vandalia, IL 62471
203 South Main St
Hillsboro, IL 62049