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Hillbilly Elegy – A Book Study

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September 2017

Hillbilly Elegy – A Book Study

September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10

In his bestselling memoir, J.D. Vance describes his story of growing up in rural poverty and the plethora of adverse childhood experiences he was able to overcome.   Join us as we discuss several themes from the book and how they apply to the students we see everyday. Participants are expected to purchase their own copy of the book and establish a Twitter account prior to registration.  On Monday, September 25, Dr. Thompson will contact participants explaining the specific requirements of…

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Bringing the ELA Classroom into the 21st Century

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

Technology and classrooms have been evolving each and every year. It is time for ELA Classrooms to continue their journey into the 21st century. This workshop will provide strategies, activities, and resources in order to bring ELA classrooms into the 21st century in order to meet the needs of our students. Participants will need to bring a device to the workshop. The registration deadline is Monday, September 11th at 4:00 pm. Registrations will not be accepted after this deadline. How…

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REGISTRATION EXTENDED: The Epic Elementary Science Classroom: Engaging Students in Real Life Science

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

This fun filled night is going to be full examples and ideas on how to bring science alive in the elementary classroom. It will be packed with labs and lessons that can be implemented tomorrow. Expand your science time outside the pages of a textbook and truly engage students in the wonderful world of science. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, September 22nd at 4:00 pm. Registrations will not be accepted after this deadline. How do I pay the $10…

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Title I Roundtable: We’re Not Alone

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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Free

Curriculum!  Scheduling!  School Wide versus Target Assisted!  IWAS Grants and Reports!  Title I can be in a league of its own and many times only one or two people in the whole district are involved with the program.  While it can be overwhelming and confusing at times, it is such an important aspect of the school district. This networking session will discuss the topics listed above, as well as provide updates from the IATD conference and how to get your…

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Why am I Proficient, Not Excellent?

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

This workshop will take a deep look at the Danielson Framework and the differences between “proficient” and “excellent” levels. Samples of evidence and teaching strategies that educators can use to move toward an ‘excellent rating’ will be shared. Participants will need to bring a device to this session. The registration deadline is Thursday, September 21st at 4:00 pm. Registrations will not be accepted after this deadline. How do I pay the $10 fee for this workshop? You can pay at…

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October 2017

Google Apps for Office Staff and Operations

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$40.00

Learn how to leverage the basic features of Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to streamline procedures and workflows in their schools; identify strategies to improve or reinforce these systems using Google Apps; implement a variety of free Add-ons for Google Sheets and Forms for the creation of school systems; and build a school or team staff intranet website. Participants will need to bring a device to the presentation that can access the internet and Google docs. Course expectations – attend one…

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Clarifying Learning Targets with Students

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

If learning targets are not established each day, valuable instructional time is lost. This workshop will provide multiple strategies for creating clear learning targets and how to share those with students. Participants will need to bring a device to this session. The registration deadline is Thursday, September 28th at 4:00 pm. Registrations will not be accepted after this deadline. How do I pay the $10 fee for this workshop? You can pay at the event. Your school district can be…

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Game Changers: Innovative Teaching Strategies that Will Revolutionize Your Classroom

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

“The Day I Became Harry Potter.” Hamburger Phones. “The Big Green Computing Machine.” What do these seemingly meaningless statements have to do with education? Everything! Come discover how changing the way students respond to YOU can revolutionize your classroom. Author, Monica Genta, will show you how these outside-the-box innovative teaching strategies can add whimsy and motivation to your environment. Most importantly, these ideas work and are bound to be game changers in your classroom.  Mandatory materials for this energetic and…

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Building a Feedback Loop into the Teaching Cycle: Approaches to Diagnosing what Students Have/Have Not Yet Mastered During Instruction

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

Do you use formative assessment in your classroom daily? This session will show you how formative assessment is an integral part of the teaching cycle rather than just an ‘add-on’. Participants will need to bring a device to this workshop. The registration deadline is Thursday, October 5th at 4:00 pm. Registrations will not be accepted after this deadline. How do I pay the $10 fee for this workshop? You can pay at the event. Your school district can be billed…

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Google Basics: Part 1 (Google Drive and Docs)

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

In part one of the four part Google Basics series, we will explore Google Drive and Docs. This introduction to some of the more popular tools in the Google Suite will provide any attendee with the skills needed to use in their Classroom. Along with   basic knowledge of the tools, attendees will also be introduced to strategies and uses for the tools in their classroom. Attend just one or all of the sessions to meet your individual needs. Participants will…

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