ROE SchoolWorks Events

AA #2001 Initial Teacher Evaluation Training

Feb 21 to Feb 22 
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9 (ROE), 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
This two-day academy is designed for individuals who are seeking initial training qualification for teacher evaluation. This academy aligns to the competencies for Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). Presenters: Jim Owens and Catherine Rosen. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-b1d44953cccb45d4801c48ddffd2426b

Cognitive Coaching Days 1 & 2
Feb 27 to Feb 28 
Days 1-4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching. February 27 & 28 – Days 1 and 2 May 1 & 2 – Days 3 and 4  https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-2d438e49acbd4bcb98b21b2c62e19a03 

Dealing With Difficult People – ROE 9
Feb 27 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
Presented by Topper Steinman, this training, designed for support and clerical staff, will give you the tools you need to deal with all different types of people and situations. Learn de-escalation techniques, communication styles, and ways to polish up your customer service skills. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-0d1b0b35d0524d7589dc8985142b77e1 

AA #1451 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators
Mar 2 
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9 (ROE), 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
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 pre-conference, record data according to the Professional Practice rubric, and participate in mock pre/post conferences as an 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. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-f1622921dc5c40799b8942015049768f

Dealing With Difficult People – ROE 54
Mar 5 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
The Vermilion County Regional Office of Education, 200 College St b, Danville, IL 61832, USA
This training, designed for support and clerical staff, will give you the tools you need to deal with all different types of people and situations. Learn de-escalation techniques, communication styles, and ways to polish up your customer service skills
https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-8fb9b96c7c3249f68b311fa5534c0ae5

Classroom Management Seminar

Mar 6 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
The Vermilion County Regional Office of Education, 200 College St b, Danville, IL 61832, USA

Classroom management is something all teachers struggle with. This doesn’t have to be true! Learn simple, effective, and logical strategies to deal with 80% of your pesky behaviors. You will learn techniques and strategies that work – and don’t cause extra work for the teacher! It’s never too late….you can begin to see results tomorrow. Learn strategies for Creating a safe learning environment for all, Eliminating repeated requests to follow directions, Dealing with disruptive parents, Working and communicating with parents, and Establishing routines and procedures. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-43d8aa65cabf457cbda2adb3622e5153

AA #1451 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators
Mar 7 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM 
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9 (ROE), 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-f2543ed2d3154004924bb396af4baea4

Designing New Questions for Inquiry
Mar 11 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
The new IL Social Science Standards require students to address both essential and supporting questions to scaffold inquiry and learning. Collaborate with colleagues as you discover and engage with resources to facilitate student engagement in questioning. Walk away with free resources that you can use to enhance your own practice. Explicit connections will be made to the Common Core State Standards, Social Emotional Learning and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching. Appropriate for grades K-12. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-9a4b04a6b073491b844cc0c881a383ab

Mediation to Restore Respect

Mar 28 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822, USA

Unresolved conflicts in schools build barriers to learning, including low motivation, lack of focus, and disruptive behaviors that remove students from the classroom. With the passage of SB 100, Illinois school districts are seeking restorative interventions that build positive school relationships and model social skills. Data show mediation as highly effective in repairing relationships and boosting understanding across racial lines. The goal of mediation is to restore the respect so teachers can teach and students can learn. This workshop will share evidence-based restorative mediation techniques for use with teachers and students in Grades K-12. The workshop will show the process of starting a teacher-student mediation program, conducting successful mediations, and collecting and monitoring data to measure the effectiveness of the interventions. The workshop will also show how to use the technique to mediate conflicts between students to stop aggressive and bullying behaviors.  https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-4d0395deebfd4ef58130771fd44a3a08

Empowering Educators to Support English Language Learners

Mar 29 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM 
The Vermilion County Regional Office of Education, 200 College St b, Danville, IL 61832, USAPresenter: Mrs. Beth Hogan We will discuss language learning myths and realities, strategies for building background and context, and techniques for providing comprehensible. This will be an interactive workshop and you will leave with easy-to-implement ideas. Registration begins at 8:00 am with the presentation beginning at 8:30 am. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-8f98539161c34acbbbdcc874f07f102c

AA #1597: Improved Crisis Decision Making for Safer School Environments
Apr 4 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM 
The Vermilion County Regional Office of Education, 200 College St b, Danville, IL 61832, USA
Participants will learn best practices strategy to respond to student escalations, fights, armed assailants, fires, outside emergencies, event planning, and other critical events through scenarios and exercises. This experiential learning course is intended to improve the decision making and actions steps taken by school staff to improve their operational excellence in the Illinois Performance Standards for School Leaders in the criteria areas of II. Leading and Managing Systems Change (A and B) and VI. Creating and Sustaining a Culture of High Expectations (C). Participants will learn how to improve their own response to critical events and strategies to train their staff. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-427aa3acdb5c42efbaaf597c889fca9b

AA #1779: Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth
Apr 16 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM 
The Vermilion County Regional Office of Education, 200 College St b, Danville, IL 61832, USA
This is the one required student growth retraining course for principal and teacher evaluators who are renewing their designations required to evaluate staff. Evaluators will be required to participate in a pre-session webinar that will review Part 50 Administrative Rules as they relate to student growth. Participants will learn how to: Use assessments and measurement model identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth; Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating student growth to link teacher/principal and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results; Create, in collaboration with teachers/principals, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers/principals in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals; and Communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers/principals to set goals and improve practice. NOTE: Participants will have one week following the Academy to complete their A/D component and send their completed E-Template to the presenter for review and comment. Registration begins at 8:00 am with the presentation beginning at 8:30 am. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-58b64244997f44ad846512fb0bc05015

How to Be the Best Teacher for a Child with Autism
Apr 25 
Hilton Garden Inn Champaign/ Urbana, 1501 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-d9a5840240f24a1790dbf3c0da47c66d

Google’s CS First

Apr 26 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
200 S. College St. Suite B Danville, IL 61832

In this hands-on professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Google’s free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum. As part of their CS First initiative, Google has created an entire curriculum along with all the necessary lesson plan resources to help teachers teach these skills to students in grades 4-8.   https://goo.gl/forms/HdZNJAImUJuff2Pp1

Cognitive Coaching Days 3 & 4
May 1 to May 2 
Champaign/Ford Regional Office of Education #9 (ROE), 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
Days 1-4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching. February 27 & 28 – Days 1 and 2. May 1 & 2 – Days 3 and 4. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-2d438e49acbd4bcb98b21b2c62e19a03

AA#1900: Facilitating Student Learning Through the Library
Jun 6 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM 
The Vermilion County Regional Office of Education, 200 College St b, Danville, IL 61832, USA
This course will increase awareness of the impact that an effective library program can have on the school’s culture of learning and will provide a practical framework for identifying specific strategies for school library improvement to support a district’s mission and vision. Participants will use Linking for Learning: The Illinois School Library Standards, 4th edition, to complete a self-assessment of their leadership role and develop an action plan to impact student learning through the school library. This application component aligns with Illinois Professional School Leader Standard 1: Facilitating a Vision of Learning. https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-bc04c1e1c0f847d8a200793d0dd7e6df

AA #1085: Legal Issues in Special Education: Putting Theory into Practice