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February 2018

I’m an Elementary Teacher and I Teach Science(ish)

February 26 @ 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

Elementary teachers are awesome! They are responsible for so much curriculum it can be hard to get it all in. How do they get it all done? Science usually gets pushed to the side and students are missing out on opportunities to learn and explore this essential field. Come discover how science is not really just a subject, but more importantly a way of thinking. Demonstrations, experiments, labs, and hands on activities during this session will prove how science can…

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Engagement through English Language Arts

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

As students have more and more access to technology, teachers are struggling with providing engaging learning opportunities in the classroom. This session will explore strategies, tools, and resources to increase student engagement with writing, grammar, informational texts, and literature. Participants in this workshop will walk away with lesson plan resources to be used in their classroom. Please bring a device to this session. The registration deadline has been extended to Tuesday, February 26th at 4:00 pm. Registrations will not be…

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Title I PLC

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

During this networking session, title educators will discuss: Scheduling Assessments to determine qualification and show progress Information from the ESSA Conference The registration deadline is Friday, February 23rd at 4:00 pm. Registrations will not be accepted after this deadline. This presentation will include a catered lunch. How do I pay the $10 fee for this workshop? You can pay at the event. Your school district can be billed following the event. ** To cancel your registration, please contact Katie O’Dell…

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March 2018

Incorporating SAT Style Writing in the Classroom

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

As teachers are stressing about preparing students for the SAT in April, along with the regular classroom demands it is imperative that we incorporate this test prep into our regular curriculum. To adequately prepare students for the writing portion of the SAT, students must be able to analyze an argument and explain the author’s effectiveness. This session will explain how to utilize the wildly popular “Article of the Week” assignment to help prepare students for the test. During the workshop,…

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What Time is It? GAME TIME! Quick and Easy Learning Games

March 6 @ 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

Get your game face on for this ridiculously engaging session that will get you feeling like a kid again. We know students love the following: competition, candy, and crazy fun! Why not combine all 3 for this intensely entertaining session where you can learn some new games that are bound to get your kids learning and loving your subject? Say goodbye to your Jeopardy power-point and come get some fresh ideas that will lead you to educational victory. The registration…

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Building and Ground Maintenance Staff Professional Learning Opportunity

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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Custodians and maintenance employees are the “guardians of the school environment” for students, staff and the community. This is why meaningful and multi-tiered professional development and networking opportunities should be available for these professionals.  This is the first session the Regional Office of Education is holding and will be more of an open-floor for discussion. Dr. Mattingly and Dr. Thompson will also be available to discuss Health and Life Safety Inspection guidelines. Time will also be provided at the end…

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Engaging Students in Social Sciences (Grades 6-12)

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$15.00

The new Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science emphasizes the use of inquiry in the classroom. In addition to discussing what inquiry is and why it's important, the morning session will focus on how to engage students in the social sciences through the use of a five-stage inquiry process. As each stage is discussed, a variety of strategies will be provided. The afternoon of this full-day training will provide teachers the opportunity to begin incorporating what you've learned into your…

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Learning Targets: Getting the Most our of Class Time

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

Establishing clear learning targets can make the best use of valuable instructional time. During this workshop, participants will: practice creating learning targets and explore multiple ways to share these with students, discuss how to use rubrics to communicate learning targets, discuss ways to use examples of strong and weak work, and learn how to match assessments to targets. Participants will need to bring a device to this session. The registration deadline is Friday, March 9th at 4:00 pm. Registrations will not…

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Integrating Technology into the Classroom

March 15 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

Teachers attend workshop after workshop learning about new tools or resources that can be used in their classrooms but often, upon return, find it difficult to implement. During this workshop, teachers will bring lesson plans or entire units from their own curriculum and will work to integrate technology into their own plans. Teachers will be provided resources for a variety of assessments and/or activities. This training is meant to allow teachers time to work on implementation of technology resources. Participants…

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Formative Assessment Strategies for the 7-12 Classroom

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
ROE #11, 730 7th Street
Charleston , IL 61920 United States
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$10.00

Curious as to how you can quickly and efficiently assess your students’ knowledge and understanding of your content? Struggling with how to then drive your instruction based off the results? During this workshop, teachers will be able to create their own formative assessments to take back and immediately implement seamlessly into their own classrooms and curriculum. Teachers will have time to discuss formative assessment, model and participate in formative assessment, and then have time to create their own assessments that…

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