Regional Reporter Rock Island County
Special points of interest: Aurora University Grad Credit Increase Gifted Education Information 2009 Early Childhood Conference Information Sharing a Vision Conference Information Authentic Voices RICE Mini Conference Teaching the Holocaust
Inside this issue: Assistant Regional Superintendent’s
Thank you Joe
Motivating Teacher Success Story
Authentic Voices TRS & Children’s Literature Festival
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Regional Office of Education
Regional Superintendent’s of Schools Message As we begin the 2009-2010 school year, I wish you great success and fulfillment as you educate children in your communities with pride. Welcome Back! It seems only yesterday that summer began and we were all making plans for vacations and family activities. This summer we have had some change at the Regional Office of Education. I was sworn in on July 1, 2009 as the new Regional Superintendent of Schools. Joe Vermeire has retired and is looking forward to spending more time with his family and continuing to assist the educational community of Rock Island County in a different capacity. I look forward to serving the students, parents, teachers and community members of Rock Island County as Regional Superintendent. Our mission is to support you as educators today. I have no doubts we can meet those needs with the talented group of employees we have here Regional Superintendent of at the ROE. Schools are our greatest community resource Schools, James T. Widdop to help young people achieve success in today’s economy. The goal of the Regional Office has been and will continue to be the advancement of our students. Our motto “Moving Education Forward” is what drives us each day as we work with schools to improve. For those of you who do not know me, let me introduce myself. I began my educational career as a teacher and coach in the Stockton School District and then moved to the ROWVA School District. Growing up in the Quad Cities, my wife and I decided it was time to move back and be closer to family and friends. After receiving a Masters degree from WIU, I accepted a principal position in the Aledo School District. Then I moved to Rockridge where I spent six years as a junior high principal. I have been at the Regional Office of Education for the past three years as the Assistant Regional Superintendent. We have many challenges ahead of us, none more challenging than the current budget crisis. The State Board of Education has reduced its budget by $411 million this school year. Many grant programs have been cut ranging from 33% to 100%. These programs allowed for many enrichment programs throughout the State of Illinois and will be sorely missed. Our hope is the State Legislature and Governor Quinn will continue to work and make positive changes for fiscal year 2010. At the Regional Office of Education this summer, we have been very busy with professional development workshops offered in seven counties through our partnerships with the ROE’s in Bureau-Henry-Stark and Henderson-Mercer-Warren. Together, our staff has offered more than 700 workshops to over 5,000 educator participants. We are very proud to offer powerful, new and exciting professional development to our teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, superintendents and custodial staff. We are truly honored to serve you and your communities for the betterment of our students. I wish you good luck for the upcoming school year!
From the Desk of the Retired, But Still Working, Interim Assistant Regional Superintendent Recertification Those teachers and administrators who are due to recertify in 2010 are able to submit their Assurance Statements on the ECS system now. There is a user manual on the left for any educator who needs help. Teachers who are moving from an Initial to a Standard certificate (after four years of teaching experience) must have their district send us a letter to verify their teaching experience and also submitting a Statement of Assurance. Type 73’s If you hold a Type 73 certificate, you need to be aware of the new requirements which began July 1, 2008. You are now able to record your Professional Development. Those educators who renewed in 2009 and/or will renew in the future will need to meet new Professional Development requirements, generally 16 CPDU’s for each year that they are actively using their certificate. School Psychologists and Nurses cannot just use a state license. They will need to record their Professional Development. Provisional Vocational Certificates If you hold a Provisional Vocational certificate, you need to be aware of the new requirements which began July 1, 2009. These will be similar to the requirements for current teachers. You will need to record your Professional Development on the ECS website before you can register/renew your certificate. This requirement will be in effect for those teachers who renew in years 2010 and after. Highly Qualified All teachers, in core area subjects, need to be “Highly Qualified” for each “Core Area” that they teach. Veteran teachers (with one or more years of experience) may still record additional areas, using the point system (HOUSSE). Please check your ECS account to ensure that you have recorded every area in which you qualify. The ECS website now allows the public to search for the certification and Highly Qualified status for all current teachers. Those who are new to a district this year may not yet show up until the Teacher Service record is submitted in January.
O’Flaherty’s Thoughts of the day! “The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who
knows WHY will always be his boss.”
- Diane Ravitch
“Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it!” - Edwin C. Bliss (American Author) 2
Thank You Joe! 40 Years in Education Long-time Regional Superintendent of Schools in Rock Island County, Joe Vermeire, retired June 30th, 2009. Vermeire has worked in the education field for 40 years. Vermeire began his career as a science teacher at Wilson Middle School in Moline. He taught there for 21 years until he was elected Regional Superintendent of Schools in 1990. He was re-elected to that position in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006. Vermeire says he has enjoyed his tenure as Regional Superintendent and says “working cooperatively with school districts and educators to provide direct services and resources to teachers” is one of his most proud accomplishments. During his tenure the Regional Office grew from a 36-thousand dollar budget and three employees to a nearly 5.6-million dollar operation with 54 employees. Most of the money to run the office comes from state and federal grants his office has been able to secure. Another accomplishment Vermeire takes pride in is the creation of professional development programs which offer 400+ workshops in seven counties each year for educators to continue their schooling. Vermeire’s office partners with 13 Child Care Centers to provide preschool programs. These programs have realized a huge increase in the number of students enrolled, thanks in part to the state funded Preschool for All program established in these certified centers. Currently there are 33 Preschool for All classrooms serving 660 children in Rock Island County. The office also partners to provide services through the Birth to Three Prevention Initiative program to 24 children ages 24-36 months. There are 3 BTT classrooms within childcare settings. The Regional Office of Education “Lights ON” Network was established in 2001 under Vermeire’s guidance as he sought initial start up funds from the federal government to create after school programs. In the past eight years, the Lights ON for Learning Community Learning Centers Network has grown from the initial five schools and 1,800 students in two districts to 23 schools in four school districts providing programs and services to over 10,000 students. During this time Vermeire’s office was able to secure more than eight million dollars in 21st CCLC grants to fund these highly successful programs. The Lights ON Network of after school programs demonstrates Vermeire’s philosophy of community schools which engages dozens of community partners that provide programs and services to students before, during and after school. The ROE also runs a homeless program for 308 students and offers truancy prevention services to its ten school districts. When the truancy program began in 1998, the schools referred 261 students to the program. During this current school year, 879 students have received services. There are other programs Vermeire’s office oversees. Over 250 bus drivers get their training at the ROE. GED services are provided in partnership with Black Hawk College to 350 students annually. The office also is the fiscal agent for three Safe Schools programs—one at Arrowhead Ranch, one located at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island and one at the Rock River Cooperative Alternative School in the Geneseo School District.
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In addition to his duties at the ROE, Vermeire has been very active in educational community-based boards and agencies having participated in 46 local and statewide boards and commissions. He has served as Vice President and legislative chair of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, he’s a member of the PBIS State Advisory Leadership committee, he’s been involved in the United Way “Success by 6” program as well the Birth to Work program. Nearly everyone you ask about Vermeire’s tenure as Regional Superintendent mentions nothing but praise for his hard work and dedication. Representative Pat Verschoore says Vermeire has been an outstanding Regional Superintendent and does a good job with the money his office receives. “All of the teachers I meet talk about how smooth the office runs and they say it is easy for them to get their on-going educational hours they need to be certified”. State Senator Mike Jacobs echoes Verschoore’s positive comments. "No matter the issue Joe is always on the side of children. Parents and students alike owe Joe Vermeire a debt of gratitude." During Vermeire’s tenure his office monitored school district construction projects totaling over $70 million dollars. Rory Washburn with the Tri-City Building Trades Council says Vermeire’s professionalism and leadership will certainly be missed. “Mr. Vermeire's work as Regional Superintendent has been one of outstanding service to our local community schools and will be hard to replace”. As a new superintendent in the Rockridge school district, Jack Bambrick, says Joe’s advice and counsel has been invaluable. “He has been a great mentor and a great leader. He is so helpful to school districts, like mine, as we try to make sense of the requirements we get from the state and federal education departments. He makes it easy for all of us to do our jobs”. Bambrick also says Vermeire is a positive leader and it rubs off on all who come in contact with him. Chairman of Rock Island County board, Jim Bohnsack, says Vermeire is a great example of what education is all about. “It doesn't matter what time of day it is; Joe is always willing to help. Joe always came to our County committee meetings every month with great enthusiasm to tell us what is happening with regard to education in Rock Island County. I will miss Joe, but wish him a great retirement. He deserves it!” County board member Steve Ballard says he has admired Vermeire’s “unbelievable” dedication and energy to help children over the years. “He has lived his job 24/7 to help better the children in Rock Island County. Most people just do a job for the benefits they receive, Joe does his job to improve the life of people in his community. That’s a rare person.” Vermeire has worked closely over the years with the Illinois Education Association and has earned high praise from representatives there as well. “Joe Vermeire has been an excellent Regional Superintendent”, says Tammy Smith, IEA’s Region 18 Chairperson. “When others around the state are lamenting lack of support from their Regional Superintendent, I am proud to say that Joe Vermeire is our very supportive ally. He goes above and beyond to promote education in our county.” Jeff Conrad, Region 18’s UniServ Director says Vermeire’s office provides exceptional service to IEA members. “Vermeire has been the catalyst for many projects over the years to improve student learning through partnerships throughout the community and has included the Illinois Education Association. He is someone I admire both personally and professionally.” Joe has been married to his wife Ann for 41 years and has five children. 4
Success Story Motivating Unmotivated Students On July 27, almost 300 teachers and administrators attended a world class workshop entitled “Motivating Unmotivated Students.” The event was the Second Annual Induction Institute sponsored by the Beginning Teachers Matter (BTM) Grant and targeting new teachers, A teacher asks Pat their mentors and administrators in the BTM districts. Pat Quinn, not the a question governor, gave teachers specific strategies and techniques to help every student be successful. He addressed factors that affect student motivation, instructional techniques to help ALL students be successful, changing student behaviors in a positive way, engaging disengaged students, and 10 characteristics of life-changing teachers. Pat knows whereof he speaks. He opened an alternative high school and enrolled 75 drop outs who were - the most disengaged, unmotivated young men in the Milwaukee public schools. Within 2 years 72 of the 75 had graduated- -a 96% success rate achieved as a result of building relationships, sharing control and developing students’ competence. Mentor leaders from the BTM districts welcomed their new teachers and mentors, attended the conference together as a professional learning community, and are now engaged in a number of follow-up activities to implement their learning. Pam Bischoff of Rockridge hosted 60 teachers and administrators, Polly Dahlstrom of Sherrard 46, Faith Carter of Moline 35, LaVonne Peterson of East Moline 30, Sandy Hovonick of Rock Island 23, Diane Fite of Riverdale 22, Jill Colley on behalf of West Central 11, Jennifer Caldwell and Marjorie Henseler of Silvis 10, and Konnie Fry of Eagle Ridge 8. Every teacher received a copy of Pat Quinn’s book Changing Lives, and access to online RtI resources including an online video training “Response to Intervention-Made Easy.” In addition, teachers got access to an online Instructional Practice Inventory to measure growth in their teaching repertoire. Several district leaders have reported that they are using Pat’s recommendations and materials. There is a movement a foot to bring Pat back for a follow up presentation. Thanks to the generous resources of the ISBE Beginning Teachers Matter Grant, Rock Island, Henderson, Mercer and Warren Counties’ schools have enjoyed world class speakers at their Summer Induction Institutes. Last year, Rick Smith presented an excellent session on conscious classroom management to an audience of several hundred.
Pat Quinn and Rock Island County Schools Mentor Leaders Left to right: Sandy Hovonick, Jill Colley, Pam Bischoff, Konnie Fry, Pat Quinn, Diane Fite, LaVonne Peterson, Sheila Burns, Jennifer Caldwell, and Marjorie Hensler 5
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Authentic Voices ( A V ) We have completed a decade of providing growth enhancing groups in the school system, and yearly information packed conferences for young women. We invite you to develop a group in your school. Our purpose is to provide opportunities for young women/ girls to address their particular challenges and conflicts inherent in growing up by developing skills, attitudes, and techniques, empowering them to address about change. This year we welcomed a new Authentic Voice group at Wilson Junior High in Moline. It is facilitated by Kirsten Fowler, Mona Welveart, Susie Smice and Kathy Ybarra. The highlight of this group was the community service project “Paws for a Cause” fundraiser in which they raised $433.25 for the Moline Animal Aid Humane Society. At Jordan Junior High, Betsy Z.-S. helped the girls secure a medical professional as they requested. Mindy King RN did a fabulous presentation on hygiene and personal health, and was then bombarded by thoughtful questions for forty minutes. Ann O’Klock, the Glenview Middle School facilitator, had eight girls attending weekly groups. Their favorite activity was the trust walk. Lisa Bison at Earl Hanson facilitated an AV group with 5th and 6th grade girls. She witnessed the rising maturity level of her girls as they dealt with group dynamics. Shannon Montag at Hampton Grade School worked with the 8th grade girls addressing relationship issues. Moline High School facilitators Joan Olson, Denise VanDaele, Molly Gilbert, Sue Dell, Kim Anderson and Sarah Walas, reported their group’s favorite topics included yoga and stress management and career planning. Carol MackelLingner continues to facilitate the AV group at UTHS, where she helps teen girls to develop healthy relationships. Comments from the girls include (MHS) “After graduation, I’m going to miss AV”. (Glenview) “Can we meet twice a week?” (Jordan) “I loved the nurse who came in. We could ask her anything.” (MHS) “Whoa, I didn’t know there was a group like this---cool.!” Across the district over 200 girls participate in this program. In the past decade over 3000 young women have directly benefited from the Authentic Voices program. Our annual conference was switched from the fall to the spring in our attempt to accommodate the various school calendars. Our theme was “Be Comfortable in Your Skin.” Lyndsay Kane, a RIHS graduate, certified yoga instructor, and actress in Chicago engaged the girls with her vital message and booming voice. Girls commented, “She really made you believe what she said”. Some examples of the break out sessions included, exploring careers and college pathways, the Samba, the Tango, and being active in local politics. This school year the conference is slated for Friday January 29th, 2010. What keeps moving Authentic Voices forward is the generous dedication of volunteers Ann O’Klock LCSW, Erica Hempel Bucy, and Betsy Zmuda-Swanson LCSW. Please call Betsy at 786-3006 or Ann at 762-3931 for more information. Or email at email@example.com.
Teacher’s Retirement System Retirement Security for Illinois Educators The Teacher’s Retirement System and Rock Island County Regional Office of Education are pleased to offer Large Group Benefit Information Meeting September 30, 2009 4:30 PM Moline High School Cafeteria, Moline, IL Teacher’s Retirement System will Provide information about your benefits as a TRS member Describe ways to optimize your service credit prior to retirement Explain the retirement process You do not need to reserve a seat. The meeting will last about one hour. Time will also be provided to answer any questions you may have.
Third through Sixth Grade Teachers Mark Your Calendars Now!!! Children ’ s Literature Festival October 27, 2009 The 27th David R. Collins Children's Literature Festival will be held from 8:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the River Center in downtown Davenport. Third through sixth grade students are invited to attend. Cost is $5.00 per student. Teachers need to arrange at least one adult supervisor for every 4-5 students attending. Festival brochures along with a registration forms will be available soon and will be distributed to schools in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. If you do not receive a brochure or have any questions, please call Connie Huber @ 563-355-7131 or Rochelle Murray @ 563-322-3611. Children's authors and illustrators who will be presenting at the Festival include children’s authors Carol Gorman, Jill Esbaum, Gary Metivier, Mike Mickle, Belinda Holbrook, Duffy De France, Eric Tucker, and Chris Turnipseed. In addition, local magician "Rick Eugene" will perform.
ADMINISTRATORSâ€™ ACADEMY #8846 Induction and Mentoring for the 21st Century Educator Overview This is a condensed version of the previous 21st Century Educator three phase series. It is everything an administrator needs to know to initiate, maintain, and assess an induction and mentoring program. Topics include: historical perspective, learning communities, nurture of the new teacher, mentor's role, selection process, administrator's role, administrator's initial steps, content area standards, and induction program components. Participants will be introduced to best practices and instruments for assessment of induction and assessment resources. Date(s): Fri, Sep 18, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter: Doug Whisker Audience: Administrators and Lead Mentors Cost: $120 Registration Deadline: 9/11/2009 -Also Available#8695 Administrative Academy #542 Induction for the 21st Educator Date(s): Thu, Oct 1, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter: Mary Francis Audience: Administrators and Lead Mentors, District Coordinators Cost: $120 for AA Credit Registration Deadline: 9/24/2009 #8614 Introduction to Evaluation of Certified Staff The module is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of school administrators so they can do a better job of observing teachers in their classrooms. It promotes observation and understanding of teaching behaviors that have been proven effective in enhancing student learning. It provides for learning and practice of skills relevant to the process of teacher evaluation. This is a required course for all administrators and you must attend both days. Date(s): Sep 22 & 29, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Gary Koeller Becky Rowe Audience: All administrators Cost: $180 8 Registration Deadline: 9/15/2009
#8831 Improving Teacher Performance Through Learning - Focused Supervision This workshop will explore the shift from teaching focused supervision to Learning focused supervision. Participants will learn how to promote the growth of teachers toward greater understandings of their students' learning, examine the standards driven protocols for conservations that promote the four C's of professional excellent. Date(s): Thu, Oct 8, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Dr. Don Kacher Audience: Addministrator's and Teachers Cost: $120 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/1/2009 #8806
Fifteen Things that Matter the Most in the Making of a Great Principal #499 The workshop reveals what the most effective principals do differently than their colleagues. Focus will be on 15 areas that the most successful principals do that the other principals do not. Date(s): Thu, Nov 5, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dr. Don Kachur Audience: Administrators Cost: $120 Registration Deadline: 10/29/2009
#8830 Best Practices in Reading Grades 4-8: An Administrator's Guide ISBE #823 Participants will know the basic findings from recent research on reading and how these are translated into best practice. Participants will also learn to use components of the Illinois State Board of Education "Principals Flip Chart" to promote school literacy. Date(s): Mon, Nov 9, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Ros Battersby and Dara Carr Audience: Principals Cost: $120 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 11/2/2009
EARLY CHILDHOOD #8849 Book Club "PLAY" by Lisa Murphy Lisa Murphy's "Play" is being used in classrooms and colleges across the country to reinforce the importance of playing in the lives of children. Playing is vital to the social, physical, cognitive and spiritual development of our children. Yet cries for more "academic preschools!" and demands for higher test scores!" have forced play out of many early childhood environments. "Play" is thought provoking and easy to read. Lisa will talk about the seven things we must do with children each and every day - WHY they are so important. Date(s): Oct 5 & 19, and Nov 2, 2009 Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Central Early Childhood Center Presenter(s): Jodie Atteberry & Angie Torrance Audience: EC teachers, co-teachers, assists., administrators, parent educators, caregivers and parents Cost: $40 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/28/2009
Mark Your Calendars
Keynote: Early Literacy Begins with Rhythm, Rhyme, and Story Time by Mary Jo Huff PLUS a choice of 16 workshops on a variety of critical early care and education topics!
2009 Quad City Early Childhood Conference
Saturday, October 31, 2009, 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Christ the King, 3209-60th Street, Moline, IL Conference brochures will be mailed in September!
For More Information: Contact Denise Rethamel at the Community Child Care
Resource & Re-
ferral by phone at 563-324-3239 x1433 or toll free at 866-324-3236 x1433 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 9
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS #8889 Rock Island County ELL Consortium The Rock Island County ELL Consortium is a network of educators and representatives of interested community organizations collaborating and advocating for the enhancement of education programs and comprehensive services for limited English speaking learners. The RI County ELL Consortium meets regularly to share ELL resources and services; provide the forum for networking with ELL expertise; address education needs of children and youth immigrants new to America; be informed of local issues relating to ELL needs; collaborate education programs and comprehensive services for preschool, K-12, adult; and immigrant populations; such as, American cultural orientation, vocational education; serve as a clearinghouse of ELL information; plan for professional development opportunities for ELL personnel; explore new strategies to address the education needs of ELL youth; and develop shared ELL processes and procedures within the education systems. Dates: Sept. 21, Oct 19, Nov 23, 2009, Jan 4, Feb 8, March 29, April 19 & May 17, 2010 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Facilitator: Maxine Russman Cost: $15 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 9/14/09
Western Illinois University (WIU) bilingual education department worked in collaboration with Stephanee Jordan, Moline School Districtâ€™s ELL Coordinator, to develop an ELL series for classroom teachers who have a student with limited English speaking skills in their classroom. These online professional development modules are self-paced and may be taken at the teacherâ€™s convenience. The cost for this is $115.00 for a year or $55.00 for a semester (18 weeks). Registration is through the ROE. The ROE will then email you an access code and information to get started. CPDU credit will come through Star Online is available. However, there is no graduate credit for these courses. Five modules are available: Workshop ID #
Linguistic, Legal, and Academic Considerations for ELLs
Understand the Illinois ELL Proficiency Standards
Identification and Assessment of ELLs in Illinois
Programmatic Considerations of ELLs in Illinois
Special Considerations of ELLs
CPDUs through Star Online
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (CONT.)
FINE ARTS (CONT.)
#8855 Language and Literacy Development for Second Language Learners This session focuses on understanding how children learn a second language and prepares the teachers with classroom strategies to better support second language learners. We will briefly review stages of second language learning and how to assess the child’s stage of learning. The session will provide participants with concrete literacy strategies to incorporate into their everyday teaching. Photos and examples from several different age levels and classrooms will be shared. Time will also be spent discussing second language learners with special needs, including identification of special needs and strategies for inclusive teaching. Date(s): Sept 16, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Barb Brandt Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers Cost: $40 CPDUs: 4 Registration Deadline: 11/2/2009
Thursdays at the Figge Series Classroom teachers who teach art and art teachers will enjoy and greatly benefit from the artists, lectures, and demonstrations scheduled during Thursday’s at the Figge Series. All events will be held at the Figge Art Museum in Downtown Davenport.
#8903 Contemporary Art in the Walker Art Center Collection Date(s): October 1, 2009 Times: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Presenter(s): Siri Engberg, Walker Art Center CPDUs: 1 Registration Deadline: 9/24/2009 #8904 Teacher Open House: Figge Resources for Teachers Date(s): October 8, 2009 Times: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Presenter(s): Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkins, Melissa Hueting, and Dale Fisher CPDUs: 1 Registration Deadline: 10/1/2009 #8905 Artist Demo and Talk: The Art of Woodturning Date(s): October 8, 2009 Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Presenter(s): Steve Sinner and Binh Pho CPDUs: 2 Registration Deadline: 10/1/2009
FINE ARTS #8887 Primary Importance: A Visual Art Program for Grades K - 2 Primary teachers….are you intimidated by the mess and mystery of teaching visual arts? Do you want to spark your students’ creativity and excitement in art? This hands-on workshop will provide you with visual art knowledge and resources for kindergarten through second grade students. Teachers will learn to incorporate visual arts components in their classroom that will integrate with reading, math, and social studies. You will also receive state standards aligned lesson plans, handouts, and more to take back to the classroom. No artistic experience required, just a willingness to have some fun! Primary Importance: . Date(s): Oct 28, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Barb Brandt Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers Cost: $40 CPDUs: 4 Registration Deadline: 11/2/2009
#8907 Art 21—Art in the 21st Century Season 5 Date(s): October 15, 2009 Times: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Presenter(s): Figge Staff CPDUs: 1 Registration Deadline: 10/8/2009 #8906 American Workshop Prints from the 1950s into the 21st Century Date(s): October 29, 2009 Times: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Presenter(s): Kathleen A. Edwards CPDUs: 1 Registration Deadline: 10/27/2009
Cost for each Figge session: $5.00 to the Figge, Free for Figge members. $15 to the RIROE for CPDU processing. For session descriptions go to www.figgeart.org 11
Differentiated Instruction Professional Development
#8837 Make-it-Take-it: Reading Interventions for the RtI Classroom Providing Tier 1 interventions within the classrooms is an integral part of RtI program. It's challenging to find the interventions, and the added stress of making them can be quite a barrier. Join us for an opportunity to create a variety of materials for use in your classroom. Choose from Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension activities for students in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Supplies will be made available so that teachers will have the opportunity to design and create a variety of reading interventions. Additionally, each participant will receive a flash drive to store and share centers they create. The price of the workshop includes the making and taking of 8-10 activities, which include games, and a CD full of additional materials to create activities for centers. Date(s): Tue, Sep 29, 2009 Times: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Shirley Carlson Audience: K-6th Grade Teachers Cost: $100 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/22/2009
Gifted Education Seminars The Illinois State Board of Education/ISBE has allocated funds to the ROEs to provide professional development to classroom teachers on differentiation instruction for the gifted and talented student. ISBE has designed a state-wide program called the Gifted Education Seminar that will be offered by ROEs during the 2009-2010 program year at minimal or no cost to teachers. This will likely be the only year that this will be available! The goal of the training is for teachers to identify gifted and talented learners, address their diverse learning needs through differentiation instruction. Some of the training will be face-to-face and some will be independent, self-paced using DVD. Teachers will receive two books: Achieving Excellence Educating the Gifted and Talented by Frances A. Karnes and Kristen R. Stephens and Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic and Effective by Bertie Kingore and a DVD. Teachers will have the options of taking the Seminar for CPDUs or for graduate credit. (The graduate credit cost is an additional expense for the teacher.) The ROEs will be scheduling these Seminars at their sites and may also schedule them at the school districts during school in-service days. Information regarding the Gifted Education Seminars will be coming to your districts and schools. For additional information, please contact your ROE Gifted Coordinator: RIROE
Maxine Russman 309/736-1111 email@example.com
Jill Colley 309/734-6822 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dara Carr 309/936-7890 email@example.com
#8823 Visual Phonics Level 2 Visual Phonics are written symbols and hand shapes. The presenter will share examples of successes with Visual Phonics, show more specific applications for the diversity of learners in today's classrooms, brainstorm collaboratively, and create new materials. Bring two phonics, phonological awareness, or phonemic awareness activities to class on the first day. These will be used on day two during the make and take portion of the class. THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS FOR
TEACHERS WHO HAVE TAKEN SEE THE SOUND: VISUAL PHONICS LEVEL 1. This workshop may also be taken for 1 Grad credit through Aurora University at an additional cost of $100 to be paid and paperwork filled out the first day of class. Aurora Course #OEDW 5032.
Date(s): Times: Location: Presenter(s): Audience:
Oct 2 & 23, 2009 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM BHSROE Atkinson Dave Krupke, Mississippi Bend AEA Pre-K - 5th Grade, Reading & ELL Teachers, Speech Pathologists Cost: $125 CPDUs: 12 12 Registration Deadline: 9/25/2009
LANGUAGE ARTS (CONT.) #8819 Fifteen-Methods to Differentiate Instruction in Your Classroom Differentiation is not just today's buzz word; differentiation is a tangible teaching style that brings engaged learning and achievement to everyone in your classroom. Creating a rhythm between whole-class instruction and small group exploration, students share learning opportunities shaped to meet their instructional needs. This workshop will provide practice and extend ideas for differentiating through content, process and product using activities such as Open and Closed Word sorts, Admit & Exit Slips, Productive Thinking, and Generative Mental Models. Even if you have attended a differentiated workshop before, this one is sure to offer new and fun, but challenging and educational teaching tools. Free to Respro Schools and Districts. Date(s): Fri, Oct 2, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dea Conrad-Curry Audience: Teachers and Administrators 6-12 grade Cost: $75 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/25/2009
#8891 Putting it All Together for K-2 Reading Meet the diverse needs of all the learners in your K-2 classrooms! Within the basic structure of guided reading groups, differentiated instruction and literacy activities, learn a plethora of RtI strategies and intervention groups. The session begins with the presentation and demonstration of research-based and classroom-tested strategies. Then, participants get to enjoy the time and resources to create some of the materials necessary for immediate implementation in your classroom. Free to Respro Schools and Districts. Date(s): Tue, Oct 13, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Linda Tobin Audience: K-2 grade teachers Cost: $50 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/6/2009
#8824 See the Sound: Visual Phonics See the Sound Visual Phonics (VP) is a multisensory system that represents the sounds of English in a concrete and visible way, providing a multi-modal way for students to map sound-to-print. VP aligns well with brain-based learning & instruction, and has proven to be an exciting and effective method of establishing the Alphabetic Principle and teaching phonological, phonemic and phonics skills necessary for success in reading, spelling & writing. Since VP is a strategy (not a program), it can be used as both a universal or targeted intervention with the RTI process and is regularly used in General Education classrooms, preschool settings, elementary & secondary Special Education programs, ELL programs, classrooms and itinerant services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, and adult literacy programs. Visual Phonics is also an effective tool for helping students with speech disorders to develop/modify speech sound productions and auditory discrimination skills, beginning as early as age 3. Participants will learn the VP system and appropriate uses of VP with students in various settings and varying needs. Participants will needs to bring a letter/sound or phonics activity to class on the first day- this activity will be used for a required course project to demonstrate implementation. Registration fee includes the cost of Visual Phonics binder. This workshop may be taken for 1 Grad credit through Aurora University for an additional $100 to be paid the first day of class. Aurora course #: OEDW6617. Date(s): Oct 6 & 27, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Dave Krupke, Mississippi Bend AEA Audience: All Educators Cost: $125 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 9/29/2009 13
LANGUAGE ARTS (CONT.) #8818 Twelve Effective Approaches to Building Vocabulary Skill, Grades 6-12 Vocabulary skills are the most significant indicator of academic achievement (Nagy, 1998). Why? Because word knowledge is essential to comprehension and comprehension is essential to success in life and academics. Every encounter we make, written or oral, is an encounter of language and vocabulary. This cross-content workshop will be twopronged. First it will address strategies for direct vocabulary instruction that increase student word banks in all content areas; second, it will address differentiating vocabulary instruction to meet the diverse needs of your classroom population. Free to Respro Schools and Districts. Date(s): Fri, Nov 6, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dea Conrad-Curry Audience: Teachers and Administrators 6-12 grade Cost: $75 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/30/2009
#8850 Motivating Students to Read Motivating students ca be the hardest part of our jobs. We will go through the differences between internal and external motivation and how to apply different techniques with different types of students. Hands-on activities and lots of ideas to take back to your classroom are guaranteed! Date(s): Wed, Oct 14, 2009 Times: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Tara Bahnks Audience: Middle and High School Teachers and Reading Teachers Cost: $40 CPDUs: 3 Registration Deadline: 10/7/2009 #8817 Twelve Effective Approaches to Building Vocabulary Skill, Grades 4 - 6 Think about this: the average kindergarten student arrives at school with a 10,000 oral vocabulary but needs to master a 50,000 to 60,000 word reading vocabulary by high school graduation (Graves, 2006). This is challenging enough without the added difficulties imposed by socio-economic vocabulary differences: the research of Hart and Risely (Meaningful Differences, 1995) shows that children from low income homes may have as much as a 50% gap in the vocabulary they bring to school. How can we build a foundation for vocabulary learning that will scaffold all students to master the kind of vocabulary growth they need to be successful in school? This workshop will prove cross content, grade-level appropriate materials and ideas for building both academic and real-world vocabulary at the intermediate grades. Free to Respro Schools & Districts. Date(s): Fri, Oct 16, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dea Conrad-Curry Audience: Teachers and Administrators 4-6 Cost: $75 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/9/2009 14
LANGUAGE ARTS (cont.) #8705 ISAT Writing Workshop: Unlock the "Secrets" of ISAT Writing Students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 8 will take the 2010 ISAT for Writing. What are the secrets to getting a meets and exceeds score? In this workshop, teachers and administrators will sort through the myths and realities of ISAT Writing. Workshop attendees will receive truthful, up-to-date information about the 2010 ISAT Writing test and will experience hands-on activities that will help them understand the ISAT Writing Rubrics. The focus of this workshop is not to practice scoring ISAT Writing. Instead, we will focus on teaching strategies that will improve students' writing and also improve their scores on the ISAT. Workshop materials will include ISAT rubrics, graphic organizers, student worksheets and sample ISAT prompts that can be duplicated for use in the classroom to improve student writing. This ISAT workshop is presented from the perspective of a former teacher and ISBE Assessment Consultant who is a current member of the ISAT Writing Validation Committee and actually scored ISAT Writing for the past four years. Free to Respro Schools & Districts. Date(s): Wed, Oct 21, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Roni Haller-O'Hare Audience: K-8 Teachers and Administrators Cost: $150 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/14/2009
#8704 ISAT Reading and Extended Response Workshop: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth about ISAT Reading and Extended Response Are you tired of ISAT rumors? Do you want the TRUTH about the 2010 ISAT for Reading and Extended Response? This workshop is presented from the perspective of a former teacher and ISBE Assessment Consultant who has not only written and reviewed passages and multiple choice questions for the Reading ISAT but also scored Extended Response items for the past five years. Teachers and administrators will experience hands-on activities and teaching strategies that will help them embed ISAT test preparation into daily instruction. Workshop materials will include graphic organizers, story maps, worksheets, and sample ISAT reading passages. Roni has 20 years of teaching experience, was an education consultant for the ISBE where she worked in the Assessment Division as the State Coordinator for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. She now serves on several ISBE committees, including ISAT Reading and Writing Validation, ISAT Item Writing and Review, and the State Language Arts Assessment Advisory Committee. Free to Respro Schools & Districts. Date(s): Tue, Oct 20, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Roni Haller-Ohare Audience: K-8 Teachers and Administrators Cost: $150 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/13/2009
#8821 PSAE-The Key to Higher Scores is Reading Skill The ACT and the accompanying WorkKeys assess students' abilities to use reading as a tool for thinking and learning. The reading test explicitly assesses reading skills through four passages-a passage from social science, science, humanities and literature-and the science test too, is essentially a reading test, a critical literacy test. Really, you ask? ACT's 2009/2010 Preparing for the ACT booklet states that "advanced knowledge in (scientific) subjects is not required" (p.9), the science questions" require you to recognize and understand the basic features and concepts related to the provided information; to examine critically the relationship between the information provided and the conclusions drawn or hypotheses developed; and to generalize from given information to gain new information, draw conclusions, or make predictions" (p.9). This workshop will provide strategic methods to teach reading as a tool for thinking and learning in all reading areas tested by ACT focusing primarily on nonfiction reading skills necessary to science and social science. Date(s): Fri, Oct 23, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dea Conrad-Curry Audience: Teachers & Admin. grades 6-12 Cost: $75 or free to Respro Schools & Districts CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/16/2009 15
LANGUAGE ARTS (cont.) #8829 6+1 Traits Writing? ISAT Writing? Why Not Both? For Grades K-2 & Special Ed Young writers need simple focused strategies to introduce them to the writing process and help them transition into ISAT writing in third grade. Six Trait Writing breaks the process into simple teachable sub skills that enable young children. Become comfortable and confident writers. Participants will receive sample lessons to use in the classroom in this one day workshop. Date(s): Mon, Nov 2, 2009 Times: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Judy Trumble Audience: Teachers of Grades K-2, Special Ed Teachers Cost: $90 CPDUs: 5 Registration Deadline: 10/26/2009
#8822 Voweletics Experience the excitement students feel learning with the Voweletics teaching method. Good readers do not simply memorize thousands of words. They have the ability to correctly and confidently sound out new words. Voweletics is designed to supplement any core-reading program and is literally a desktop solution In developing fundamental, decoding skills. This fun, hands-on workshop will show how the hardest part of reading; determining correct vowel sounds in a word, can be made easy and fun to learn. This patent-pending teaching method utilizes proven super memory techniques; multi sensory approaches, left/right brain stimulation and association techniques. Through the use of songs and interactive activities, the Voweletics teaching method puts the "joy into learning-to-read" for both the educator and the students. Voweletics designed approaches, left/right brain stimulation and association techniques. Through the use of songs and interactive activities, the Voweletics teaching method puts the "joy into learning-to-read" for both the educator and the students. Voweletics was designed to accommodate all learners and provides collaborative reading activities for differentiation. Included in the price of the workshop, participants receive oneyear's access to a Voweletics Workshop website to use with their classroom. The website has 22 sets of LOOK & SAY Word Phrases and accompanying sound files for individualized practice to help students improve student progress and print-ready word phrases for take-home practice. Past workshop participants enthusiastically endorse this workshop. Curious to know more about the Voweletics Reading Program? Please visit www.voweletics.com Date(s): Mon, Oct 26, 2009 Times: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Jane Volden Audience: K-2, Resource Room Teachers, Reading Teachers and Administrators Cost: $60 or free to Respro Schools & Districts CPDUs: 2 Registration Deadline: 10/19/2009
#8828 6+1 Traits Writing? ISAT Writing? Why Not Both?? For Grades 3 - 8 Six Trait Writing is not an invention but an inherent part of what makes writing work. It is a process which includes specific strategies needed to develop effective, efficient and excited writers. Each trait is reflected in the ISAT writing rubric but in a general way. Participants will learn how to teach the specifics of each trait: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions to enable students to better apply the ISAT rubric and thus increase ISAT scores in this two day workshop. Date(s): Nov 3 & 4, 2009 Times: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Judy Trumble Audience: Teachers of grades 3-8, Special Ed Teachers Cost: $175 CPDUs: 10 Registration Deadline: 10/27/2009
LANGUAGE ARTS (cont.) #8869 Visual Phonics: An Intervention Strategy A multisensory system that represents the sounds of English in a concrete and visible way, providing a multi-modal way for students to map soundto-print. VP aligns well with brain-based learning & instruction, and has proven to be an exciting & effective method of establishing the Alphabetic Principle and teaching phonological, phonemic and phonics skills necessary for success in reading, spelling & writing. Since VP is an intervention strategy (not a program), it can be used as both a universal or targeted intervention with the RTI process, and is regularly used in General Education classrooms, preschool settings, elementary & secondary Special Education programs, ELL programs, classrooms and itinerant services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, and adult literacy programs. VP is also an effective tool for helping students with speech disorders to develop/modify speech sound productions and auditory discrimination skills, beginning as early as age 3. Participants will learn the VP system and appropriate uses with students in various settings and varying needs. You may take this course for 1 grad credit through Aurora University at an additional cost of $100. East Moline Dist. Teachers may take this workshop free, but if taking it for grad credit they do have to pay for this on the first day of class. Date(s: November 24, 2009 12:15 – 3:30 Times: December 7 3:30 – 5:00 January 4, 2010 3:30 – 5:00 January 11 3:30 – 5:00 January 25 3:30 – 5:00 February 1 3:30 – 5:00 February 8 3:30 – 5:00 Location: Glenview Middle School East Moline Presenter(s): Dave Krupke Audience: K-5 Classroom Teachers Cost: $125 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 11/17/2009
#8826 Bibliotheraphy: Reading and SEL Looking for a way to improve your school's reading scores, get your team to work together, or just want to lead a discussion of a great book in your classroom? This program will present a variety of ways to incorporate bibliotherapy into a counseling, coaching, or classroom setting. Tips on starting a book group, book source guides, sample discussion guides and projects, book buying sources, sample grants, and numerous book suggestions will be provided. Bibliotherapy intervention may be used for many reasons: (1) to develop a student's self-concept; (2) to increase a student’s understanding of human behavior or motivations; (3) to foster a student's honest self-appraisal; (4) to provide a way for a student to find interests outside of self; (5) to relieve emotional or mental pressure; (6) to show a student that he or she is not the first or only person to encounter such a problem; (7) to show a student that there is more than one solution to a problem; (8) to help a student discuss a problem more freely; and (9) to help a student plan a constructive course of action to solve a problem. Bibliotherapy would also enhance the social emotional learning of students, in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education State Goals 31-33, mandated in 2005. These state goals are to develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success, to use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships, and to demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts. Date(s): Thu, Nov 19, 2009 Times: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Lisa Miller Audience: All Educators of Grades 5-12 Cost: $40 CPDUs: 3 Registration Deadline: 11/12/2009
MATH #8865 Making RtI Fit the Middle Grades Mathematics Classroom How does RtI fit into the middle grades mathematics classroom? This workshop will explore the unique challenges of using RtI in the middle grades mathematics classroom, discuss current research, and offer teachers practical interventions and strategies to help all middle grades students achieve success in mathematics. Participants will leave the workshop with an action plan to help guide them through the process and use in their own classrooms. Kathy Felt is a new presenter at RIROE. She has extensive middle school experience, and teaches undergraduate education majors at WIU. She has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences, and has written and reviewed mathematics items for the ISAT math test. She also serves on the Board of Directors of ICTM. Free to Respro Schools and Districts. Date(s): Tue, Oct 6, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Monmouth location to be announced Presenter(s): Kathy Felt Audience: Middle School Teachers of Math Cost: $90 CPDUs: 5 Registration Deadline: 9/29/2009
#8862 Research Based Interventions for Primary Mathematics This workshop will focus on how primary age children learn math and research -based methods for instruction. We will create and practice developmentally appropriate interventions for struggling students that focus on the core areas of the mathematics curriculum. Learn strategies to improve thinking skills and basic knowledge in number sense, computation, place value and measurement. These activities could be used in small groups for children identified by RtI testing. Cathie is a new presenter at RIROE, holds a Master's degree in Math Education from WIU and is a recent retiree having taught primarily first graders for more than 30 years. She is well known in Illinois math circles having served on the ICTM Board of Directors and the editorial panel of NCTM's elementary journal, Teaching Children of Mathematics. Free to Respro Schools & Districts. Date(s): Fri, Oct 9, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Cathie Lewis Audience: PreK-3 grade teachers Cost: $90 CPDUs: 5 Registration Deadline: 10/2/2009
#8863 Research Based Interventions for Primary Mathematics Date(s): Fri, Dec 4, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Monmouth Location to be announced Cost: $90 CPDUs: 5 Registration Deadline: 11/27/2009
#8864 Making RtI Fit the Middle Grades Mathematics Classroom Date(s): Fri, Oct 9, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Kathy Felt Audience: Middle School Teachers of Mathematics Cost: $90 or free to Respro Schools and Districts CPDUs: 5 Registration Deadline: 10/2/2009
#8883 High School Math Teacherâ€™s Round Table Teachers can learn a lot from each other, yet finding time to sit down and share is hard to find. Use this workshop to share, trade, and develop ideas that have already been tired. Math teachers who attend need to bring an idea to share with others. Date(s): Oct 15, 2009 Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): ROE Staff Audience: 9-12 Math Teachers Cost: $10 18 CPDUs: 2 Registration Deadline: 10/8/2009
MATH (CONT.) #8838 Make It Take It: Math Interventions for the RtI Classroom Providing Tier 1 interventions within the classroom is an integral part of an RtI program. It's challenging to find the interventions, and the added stress of making them can be quite a barrier. Join us for an opportunity to create a variety of materials for use in your classroom. Choose from a variety of math concepts for students in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Teachers will have the opportunity to design and create a variety of math interventions. Additionally, each participant will receive a flash drive to store and share the centers they create. Date(s): Tue, Nov 10, 2009 Times: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Ros Battersby and Dara Carr Audience: K-6th Grade Teachers Cost: $100 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 11/3/2009
#8857 Teaching Mathematics across Content Areas Learn a wide array of innovative math lessons to enhance the student's ability to transfer math techniques to other content areas. Learn to help students develop various thinking strategies, tricks and tools to "buy in" on the concept of purposeful instruction to increase student achievement. Learn to challenge and motivate your students in an interactive way. This workshop will be hands on experience. The evening session will help teachers explore internet sources for lesson plans and assessment. On Saturday teachers will participate in activities to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Day One will be from 4:30 - 8:30 PM and Day Two will be held from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM This course is offered for 1 grad credit through Aurora University at an additional cost of $100. Date(s): Oct 22 & 23, 2009 Times: see above Location: Monmouth location, to be announced Presenter(s): Nancy Frakes & Gary ZumMallen Audience: Teachers of grades K-6, Special Education teachers, and teachers of at risk students Cost: $100 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 10/15/2009
#8859 Hands-On Math Workshop Welcome to the home of games, graphs and educational goodies. This is a workshop of mathematical munchies-ideas into which children can sink their teeth. Many instructional aids, which emphasize thinking, will be demonstrated and experienced along with a series of mathematical learning games. The instructional aids used in this workshop can be assembled by the teacher or student and will increase interest and participation. The class will include "hands-on" computer experience as participating teachers explore internet sources for web quests, scavenger hunts, lesson plans and PowerPoint's for teaching math. Day One is from 4:30 - 8:30 PM and Day Two is from 8:30 AM 5:00 PM. This course is offered for 1 grad credit through Aurora University at an additional cost of $100. Date(s): Nov 12 & 13, 2009 Times: see above Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Nancy Frakes & Gary ZumMallen Audience: Teachers of grades K-6, Special Education teachers, and teachers of at risk students Cost: $100 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 11/5/2009
-Also Available#8858 Teaching Mathematics Across Content Areas Day will be from 4:30 - 8:30 PM and Day Two will be held from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. This course is offered for 1 grad credit through Aurora University at an additional cost of $100. Date(s): Nov 5 & 7, 2009 Times: see above Location: ROE Moline Audience: Teachers of grades K-6, Special Education teachers, and teachers of at risk students Cost: $100 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 10/29/2009
#8860 Fraction Boot Camp Randy and Sue Pippen are known for their hands-on methods of teaching mathematics. They are past presidents of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics and actively involved in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Both Randy and Sue were instrumental in the creation of the Illinois Assessment Frameworks and Performance Descriptors. They are national presenters, college professors, and most importantly retired mathematics teachers and department chairs with extensive classroom experience. This workshop will provide 6th -12th grade teachers the tools for engaging their students in hands-on activities that strengthen fraction concepts. Many high school teachers report that hands-on activities strengthen fraction concepts. Many high school teachers report that their student population is extremely weak in this area of mathematics, endangering their success in Algebra. Address the weaknesses with manipulative and activities. Date(s): Tue, Nov 17, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Randy & Sue Pippen Audience: 6-12 grade teachers of Math Cost: $100 free to Respro Schools and Districts CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 11/10/2009
#8827 Cup Stacking Are you looking for a great indoor activity for your students? Cup stacking is great for grades Pre-K through 12 and can be done in the gym or any size classroom. Cup stacking has been proven to improve eye-hand coordination in all age students. Come and learn the skills to become a cup stacking star! Skills will be taught in a simple step-by-step process with demonstrations. Once the basic skills have been mastered you will get ideas on how you can expand into tournaments, relay races, and a variety of other fitness activities. Regional tournaments are also offered for students who would like to take their skills to the next level. Cup stacking can be used for recess, physical education, classroom activities or even fundraising. Each participant will have hands-on training and leave with a new appreciation for cup stacking. Resources will be provided with information on how your school can earn these inexpensive supplies! Date(s): Mon, Nov 16, 2009 Times: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Lisa Miller Audience: All Educators Cost: $40 CPDUs: 3 Registration Deadline: 11/9/2009
PE #8890 Sportstacking (aka Cupstacking) Sportstacking (cupstacking) is engaging for PreK - 8 grade students and can be used at recess, PE class, classroom interludes or even fundraising carnivals. Resources will be provided as well as information how to order or borrow these supplies! Teach your students how to improve their eye-hand coordination by mastering this research based skill. Sue Krismanits Sportstacking unit is her studentsâ€™ favorite. Not only do students enjoy learning the skills of the National Sport (yes, it is a recognized sport!) But they have the opportunity to join after school clubs for fun. Students can opt to compete in the Spring Interschool District Competition as well. She will teach you all about Sportstacking skills in a simple step-by-step process with ample demonstrations along the way. Once you have mastered the basic skills, you can explore ways to expand the activity in games, relays and fitness related fun that the students absolutely love! Why not consider networking with your PE colleagues to launch a regional tournament for students who are ready for another level of competition. Date(s): Oct 29, 2009 Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Franklin School, 5312 11th Avenue C, Moline Presenter(s): Sue Krismanits Audience: All Educators Cost: $40 CPDUs: 3 Registration Deadline: 11/9/2009 20
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT #8892 Writing Your School Improvement Plan The Illinois State Board of Education encourages any Illinois school organizing its improvement plan around state and federal requirements to use the School Improvement Plan Template (found at the Interactive Illinois Report Card website). The use of the template is required for schools new to academic early warning status (AEWS) or changing status from AEWS to academic watch status (AWS). Doug Whisker will assist school-based teams in utilizing the template to develop their improvement plans. The morning will focus on the content and format necessary in each section of the template to write a state-approved plan. The afternoon session will provide teams with an opportunity to work on their plans using the template. SIP teams, including an administrator, may want to attend as a group. Lunch is provided. Administrator Academy credit is available for $120. The fees for RESPRO schools will be covered by RESPRO funding. Date(s): Sep 22, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dr. Doug Whisker Audience: Curriculum Directors, K-12 Principals, Admin, Dept Chairs Cost: $30 or free to Respro School Districts CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 9/8/2009
#8867 Curriculum Directors/ Principals Network Workshop Come join area curriculum people for four networking meetings during the 2009-2010 school year. Each meeting will include a presentation on a relevant topic, time for participant sharing, and ROE consultant updates. The cost of the workshop series will include materials used to enhance the presentations. The September 15 workshop will include an RtI presentation titled "Navigating the CORE Reading Sourcebook.â€? The Sept date is the only date that will go to noon. All other dates are 8-11 AM. Each participant will receive the 826 page Sourcebook (valued at $100) as part of the workshop. Administrator Academy is also available for attending 2 meetings at a cost of $120.00. Date(s): Sept 15, Dec 3, 2009, March 4 and April 28, 2010 Times: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Various and ROE Consultants Audience: Curriculum Directors, K-12 Principals, Admin, Dept Chairs Cost: $100 Free to Respro School Districts unless you are taking the AA Credit CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 9/8/2009
#8842 Understanding Student Data This workshop will help participants learn how to disaggregate and utilize student data for instructional purposes. Participants will use assessment results to diagnose student learning needs and to align and modify instruction. They will also learn to develop plans based on student responses and provide for different pathways based on student needs. (Illinois Professional Teaching Standards #4- Planning for Instruction: and #8 Assessment). THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE BHSROE MENTORING PROGRAM. (Pending Grant money) Date(s): Tue, Nov 17, 2009 Times: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Location: Princeton Prouty Building Presenter(s): Rebecca Rowe Audience: Targeted for 1st and 2nd Year Teachers but open to all Cost: $20 CPDUs: 2 Registration Deadline: 11/10/2009 21
SCIENCE #8852 Ocean Exploration with a Deep-Sea Scientist! Receive a FREE Ocean Exploration Curriculum Book!
Join deep-sea scientist and explorer Dr. Tamara Frank and marine science educator Ruth Musgrave as they share the deep-sea life and ocean exploration curriculum with us! Explore the world of the creepy, glowing, transparent & toothy creatures of the deep sea and bring the ocean to life in your classroom through hands-on activities. Learn more about ocean life, bioluminescence and other adaptations for survival. Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (NOAA-OER), this grant provides training and curriculum to our area teachers for FREE. Through this program, teachers discover how marine science, especially deep-sea topics, artfully encapsulates STEM and other disciplines. Frank will introduce the science of the deep and Musgrave will demonstrate how to bring that science to life using NOAA’s extensive Ocean Exploration curriculum. Each teacher will receive an Ocean Exploration Curriculum Book! Lunch will be provided. Date(s): Fri, Oct 23, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Audience: 6th - 12th grade teachers Cost: $15 CPDUs: 8 Registration Deadline: 10/16/2009
#8851 MORE Science + Language Arts + Math = Improved Achievement Not enough time to teach science and meet all the standards in math and language arts? Use of an interdisciplinary approach can help meet the standards, improve student learning, and bolster ISAT scores in all areas. In addition to the activities that were covered in the original workshop, participants will actively sample additional classroom tested ideas and activities in physical, life and earth science, including topics such as density, sound, and the use of the microscope. You will learn how to use the ROE’s elementary microscope set and become certified to check it out for use in your classroom. All of the activities help students retain the knowledge and skills of inquiry-based science, data collection & analysis, and non-fiction reading and writing. Newcomers will receive the NSTA book Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry. Teachers who attended the previous workshop will receive selections from the children’s literature used with the sample lessons. This workshop has been designed to meet the needs of both teachers who have attended the first in the series or those who have not. All are welcome! Free to Respro Schools and Districts. One graduate credit from Aurora is available for an additional fee of $100. Date(s): Nov 3, 10 & 17, 2009 Times: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dr. LaVerne Logan & Carol Van De Walle Audience: 2nd - 8th Grade Teachers Cost: $100 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 10/27/2009
#8853 Using StarLab in Your Classroom Have you ever wished you could show your students what the stars and moon would really look like at night? Then using the STARLAB Planetarium may be the answer. This workshop will teach you how to set up, take down and maintain the STARLAB Planetarium. You will also learn some basic astronomy concepts and activities related to the rotation of the Sun, Earth, and Moon; the constellations, their major stars and some of the myths and stories related to the constellations; the planets of the solar system. History of astronomy will also be part of the workshop. Activities will also be aligned with Illinois Learning Standards. Participants will receive a copy of the “Universe at Your Fingertips Activity Book.” Date(s): Thu, Nov 19, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Don Powers Audience: All Educators Cost: $100 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 11/12/2009 22
#8901 Teaching About the Human Body This course is an activity oriented session for teachers to learn how to enrich their lesson plans and units relating to teaching about the human body. The use of hands-on activities and internet resources will be addressed. Topics covered include the use of cross-curricular activities in science, math, social studies and language arts. The class will assist teachers to develop and impart critical thinking and problem solving skills in their students. Teachers will complete lesson plans for use in their classrooms. Teachers may choose to take the workshop for 12 CPDUs or 1 graduate credit hour from Aurora University. Day one will be from 4:30 - 8:30 PM and Day two will be from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Date(s): Dec 3 & 5, 2009 Times: see above Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dr. Nancy Frakes & Gary ZumMallen Audience: K - 10th Grade teachers Cost: $125 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 11/25/2009
#8878 Geography and Mountains and IMAX, Too!
Enrich social studies, science and math classroom with ‘real world, hands-on’ activities. Make geography exciting with the addition of mountains and mountain climbing to your curriculum. Resources and hands-on activities will be presented to make your classroom a challenging and exciting place that stimulates student interest and learning. Participants will experience activities that will serve as guiding examples to demonstrate cooperative learning, multiple intelligences and learning styles. Each participant will receive a CD of internet resources to enrich classroom lessons and have a hands-on computer experience to explore internet sources for lesson plans, web quests, scavenger hunts, virtual field trips and PowerPoint presentations. Hands-on activities that will serve as examples for helping students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Participants will also view Putnam’s IMAX movie Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa. One grad credit is available through Aurora University at an additional cost of $100. Day One will be held at ROE Moline from 4:30 - 8:30 PM and Day two will be held at the Putnam Museum from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Date(s): Sep 17 & 19, 2009 Times: see above Location: ROE Moline & Putnam Museum Presenter(s): Dr. Nancy Frakes & Gary ZumMallen Audience: 3rd - 10th Grade teachers Cost: $125 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 9/10/2009
See Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa on Sept. 19 at the Putnam IMAX included with workshop #8878
SOCIAL STUDIES (CONT.) #8888 Exploring Humanitarian Law: (EHL): Respect for Life and Human Dignity This is an international educational program for young people sanctioned by the American Red Cross. The aim of the program is to expose learners to issues of humanitarian law and principles of respect for life and human dignity. EHL provides educators with learning materials and strategies that reinforce and enrich existing educational programs. The lessons are built on historical and contemporary situations. EHL is designed to be aligned with social studies but can also be an integral part of the core academic instruction enriching knowledge, skills and attitudes across the curriculum. Two days is required for this workshop. One grad credit through Aurora University is also available at an additional cost of $100. Day One will be held at ROE Moline. Date(s): Sept. 24 & Nov 16, 2009 Times: 4:00 - 7:00 PM Location: ROE Moline & American Red Cross Building, Moline Presenter(s): Joyce Schoemaker & Karen Clark Audience: 6th - 12th grade teachers Cost: $15 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/17/2009
-Day one is also available on this date as well#8902 Exploring Humanitarian Law: Respect for Life and Human Dignity Same description as #8888. This is just another workshop offering date & time for Day One. Day 2 will be held at the American Red Cross building only on the November date from 4 - 7 PM only. If you are taking this course for grad credit you must attend both dates but can attend day one on either date. Date(s): Sept. 28 & Nov 16, 2009 Times: 1:00 - 4:00 PM Location: ROE Moline & American Red Cross Building, Moline Presenter(s): Joyce Schoemaker & Karen Clark Audience: 6th - 12th grade teachers Cost: $15 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/17/2009
#8880 Geography and Social Studies Enrichment: Roads to Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Teachers will learn to stimulate student learning by developing critical thinking and problem solving skills through the teaching of geography and social studies. A “hands-on” session where teachers learn to create lesson plans that incorporate multiple intelligences, cooperative and diverse learning styles incorporating technology. Exploring internet sources for lesson plans, webquests, scavenger hunts, virtual fieldtrips, and PowerPoints for teaching geography and social studies more effectively in their classrooms. Day will be held from 4:30 - 8:30 PM and Day 2 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. One grad credit through Aurora University will be available for an additional $100. Date(s): Oct 1 & 3, 2009 Times: see above Location: Monmouth location TBA Presenter(s): Dr. Nancy Frakes & Gary ZumMallen Audience: All Educators Cost: $130 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 9/24/2009
#8876 History of Ancient Civilizations and IMAX too! Teachers will learn new ways of teaching Ancient Civilizations through “hands-on” activities where they will learn to create lesson plans to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and address diverse learning styles. Cross-curricular units and lesson plans that include science, math, language arts, social studies, geography and fine arts. The evening class will be a computer experience for teachers to explore internet sources for lesson plans, webquests, scavenger hunts, virtual fieldtrips, and power points for teaching Ancient Civilizations. Participants will also view Putnam’s IMAX movie Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs Teachers may choose to take the workshop for 12 CPDUs or 1 graduate credit hour from Aurora University at an additional cost of $100. Day 1 will be from 4:30 - 8:30 PM and Day 2 will be from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Date(s): Thu, Oct 15 & 17, 2009 Location: ROE Moline & Putnam Museum Presenter(s): Dr. Nancy Frakes & Gary ZumMallen Audience: 5th - 10th Social Studies teachers Cost: $125 24 Registration Deadline: 10/8/2009
SOCIAL STUDIES (CONT.) Teachers Institute on Holocaust Studies Location: Tri-City Jewish Center 3:30 - 7:00 PM CPDUs: 4 The Holocaust Education Committee of the Greater Quad Cities, The Jewish Federation of the QC, and The Rauch Family Foundation are sponsoring the 10th Teachersâ€™ Institute on Holocaust Study to provide area teachers and interested community members with information needed to become more knowledgeable about the events of the Holocaust. Sessions include: Why the Holocaust Happened: A History of Anti-Semitism: Local Liberators/A Book by Me: What All Teachers Should Know about Judaism; Growing Up Jewish; Holocaust History Day Projects; and Complicity in the Holocaust. All participants will receive a Teaching Holocaust Resource Binder Handbook. #8881 Teaching the Holocaust Teachers will learn innovative approaches to curricular design on origins, path, and consequences of racism, anti-Semitism and collective violence. This course offers teachers materials and methods for teaching the holocaust effectively to their students. The course begins with attending the Teacher Institute on Teaching the Jewish Holocaust at the Tri-City Jewish Center on Thursday evening, October 22nd. One grad credit is available through Aurora University for an addition $100 and you must attend the two additional sessions are scheduled to be held at the Rock Island Regional Office of Education, 3430 Avenue of the Cities in Moline. On November 7 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM and November 21 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Date(s): Thu, Oct 22, 2009 Nov 7 & 21, 2009 for AU Credit Times: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM on Oct 22 only Location: Tri-City Jewish Center Presenter(s): Dr. Art Pitz and Terri Toppler Audience: Teachers of grades 3 - 12 and administrators Cost: $15 Registration Deadline: 10/15/2009
#8877 Nature Across the Curriculum The format of this workshop immerses teachers in nature activities emphasizing the application to cross curriculum lessons that incorporate these themes in developing higher thinking skills, problem solving and communication skills. Resources and hands-on activities will be presented to make your classroom a challenging and exciting place that stimulates student interest and learning. Participants will experience activities that will serve as guiding examples to demonstrate cooperative learning, multiple intelligences and learning styles. Each participant will receive a CD of internet resources to enrich classroom lessons and have a hands-on computer experience to explore internet sources for lesson plans, web quests, scavenger hunts, virtual field trips and PowerPoint presentations. One grad credit is available through Aurora University at an additional cost of $100. Day 1 is from 4:30 - 8:30 PM and Day 2 is from 25 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Date(s): Thu, Nov 19 & 21, 2009 Times: see above Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Dr. Nancy Frakes & Gary ZumMallen Audience: Classroom Teachers Cost: $125 CPDUs: 12 Registration Deadline: 11/12/2009
TEACHING SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS Response to Intervention/RtI 2009-2010 Coaching Series (Five Sessions) The Rock Island County Regional Office of Education (RIROE) in collaboration with Black Hawk Area Special Education (BHASED) and the Moline School district received an RtI Coaching grant from the Northern IASPIRE Region. The purpose of the grant is to prepare teacher leaders and coaches to support and facilitate the implementation of RtI in the disDates
Tues, Sept. 15, 2009
8:30 â€“ Noon
Tues, Oct. 20, 2009
8:30 - Noon
Tues, Nov. 17, 2009
8:30 - Noon
Navigating the CORE Reading Source Book: Terry Schuster CORE Assessing Reading Multiple Measures: Terry Schuster To Be Announced
Tues, Feb. 16, 2010
8:30 - Noon
Eligibility Part I
Tues, Apr. 20, 2010
8:30 - Noon
Eligibility Part II
#8885 Session I: Navigating the CORE Reading Source Book For educators at every level, the Teaching Reading Sourcebook is a comprehensive reference about reading instruction. Organized according to the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? and how?), the Sourcebook includes both a research-informed knowledge base and practical sample lesson models and combines the best features of an academic text and a practical hands-on teacherâ€™s guide. Participants will have opportunity to become familiar with this indispensable resource for teaching reading and language arts for the beginning and older struggling readers. The Sourcebook includes 1) Word Structure, 2) Early Literacy, 3) Decoding and Word Study, 4) Reading Fluency, 5) Vocabulary, and 6) Comprehension. Each school building represented will receive one copy of the CORE Teaching Reading Sourcebook ( a $100 value). Date: Tue, Sept. 15, 2009 Time: 8:30 AM - NOON Location: ROE Moline Presenter: Terry Schuster, Northern IASPIRE Coach Audience: Classroom teachers and educators involved in their district RtI plan Cost: $15 CPDUs: 4 Registration Deadline: 9/8/09
#8886 Session II: CORE Assessing Reading Multiple Measures Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures provides a collection of tests for the comprehensive assessment of skills related to reading. These can help the teacher identify why a student is having reading difficulty and determine what the next step in instruction should be to remediate that difficulty. The assessments are intended to assist in determining the instructional needs of all students and in monitoring progress throughout the course of instruction. The majority of the tests are individually administered. Easy-to-follow instructions are given for the administration and scoring of each test along with reproducible record forms. Interpretation is based on skill mastery and comparison of performance among students in the classroom. Spanish assessments are also included for the early grades, where students may be in bilingual programs. Each school building represented will receive one copy of the CORE Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures. Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 Time: 8:30 AM - NOON Location: ROE Moline Presenter: Terry Schuster, Northern IASPIRE Coach Audience: Classroom teachers and educators involved in their district RtI plan Cost: $15 CPDUs: 4 Registration Deadline: 10/13/09 26
TEACHING SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS (CONT.) #8899 Applied Behavior Analysis This workshop will discuss the following topics: Autism Overview: This will give a brief synopsis of Autism (diagnosis, effects on behavior, etc) The ABC’s of Applied Behavior Analysis: What is ABA? What is not ABA? This section will focus on an overview of Applied Behavior Analysis as well as dispelling any fallacies that may go along with the term. Function of Behavior: What is behavioral Function? Why find behavioral function? How do I find behavioral function? This sections will focus on a discussion of the importance of identifying function of behavior and how identifying function is integral in the writing of a good Behavior Intervention Plan. Any plan without function identification is not a plan at all! Writing a Pragmatic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP): What are the components of a good plan? What should not be in a behavior intervention plan? During this portion, attendees will be given copies of good and bad plans. Together, we will discuss each plan’s components. Data Collection Procedures: What data to collect? What types of data collection systems can I use? Why collect data? How do I collect data? ABA relies completely on good, solid data collection. This section will discuss the importance of that data and how classroom managers can collect good, stringent data. Visually Interpreting Data: I have data and a plan, how can I ‘see’ that it’s working (or not!)? A brief overview of using Microsoft Excel and plotting data graphically so that data-based decisions can be made. Using that Data to Guide Decision Making: Graphically represented data should always guide decision making, not choose courses of action based on one person’s opinion. A good graph has no opinion. The graph should always guide the plan. General Treatment Strategies: We will close with some discussions of specific and general strategies that have worked with students with Autism or other Developmental Disabilities. Registration is from 8 - 8:30 AM. Date(s): Wed., Sep 23, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Amanda Brott Cost: $25 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/16/2009
Social Emotional Learning The State of Illinois is on the forefront of a movement to provide social and emotional learning opportunities in schools across the state. The Children’s Mental Health Act of 2003, the first of its kind in our nation, addressed many issues related to children such as teaching the skills kids need to be able to navigate our world successfully. The ROE will be offering an event to inform educators and the community about social/emotional learning and implementation of the strategies to infuse these concepts in our schools and in our community. More and more evidence is emerging to support the concept that providing an environment that is socially and emotionally sound allows students to grow personally and socially as well as academically. We as parents, community, members, and schools must embrace this concept as integral to the development of our children, and thus must be well information on this topic. For registration information please contact Kathy at 309/936-7890. Two dates and locations for this workshop from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM; 6 CPDUs will be offered
TEACHING SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS (CONT.)
#8847 Differentiation Instruction / Meeting Students Needs: Isn't That RtI? Just HOW DOES a teacher specifically design instruction for all students. Learn how to successfully differentiate instruction, including students with special needs in the classroom. Leave with practical, common sense strategies for effectively and efficiently differentiating instruction. This is a repeat of the March 19, 2009 workshop. HOT IDEA ---ALSO SIGN UP FOR PART 2 BEING HELD NOVEMBER 12, 2009 Date(s): Thu, Oct 1, 2009 Times: 9 :00 AM -3 :30 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Lori Johnson Audience: All Educators Cost: $75 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/24/2009
#8874 Technology Director Roundtable Technologists will be provided with current materials in an attempt to keep up to date with technology. A part of each roundtable is an open discussion of what is happening in each district. Date(s): Fri, Sep 18, 2009 Times: 7:30 - 9:30 AM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Jerry Johansen Audience: Technology directors & technology teachers Cost: $0 CPDUs: 0 Registration Deadline: 9/11/2009
Part 2: #8848 on November 12 in Atkinson see pg. 32 under “Other Staff Development”
#8843 Developing Procedures for Effective Classroom Management Based on Harry Wong's framework, this workshop will help participants create classroom procedures to prevent problem behavior and maximize academic instruction time. Participants will complete a selfcheck to analyze their classroom environment and discuss strategies for communicating with students in a supportive manner that promotes mutual respect and cooperation. (Illinois Professional Teaching Standards #5 - Learning Environment: and #7 Communication). THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE BHS ROE MENTORING PROGRAM. ( Pending Grant money). Date(s): Mon, Oct 5, 2009 Times: 4:30 AM - 6:30 AM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Rebecca Rowe Audience: Targeted for 1st and 2nd year Teachers, but open to all Cost: $20 CPDUs: 2 28 Registration Deadline: 9/28/2009
-Also Available#8871 Technology Director Roundtable Date(s): Fri, Oct 16, 2009 Times: 7:30 - 9:30 AM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Jerry Johansen Audience: Technology directors and technology teachers Cost: $0 CPDUs: 0 Registration Deadline: 10/9/2009 -Also Available#8873 Technology Director Roundtable Date(s): Fri, Nov 20, 2009 Times: 7:30 - 9:30 AM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Jerry Johansen Audience: Technology directors and technology teachers Cost: $0 CPDUs: 0 Registration Deadline: 11/13/2009
Look under Math Page 19 #8838 Make It Take It: Math Interventions for RtI
TECHNOLOGY (cont.) Teachers can learn a lot from each other, finding time to sit down and share is hard to find. Use this workshop to share, trade, and develop ideas that have already been tried. Teachers who currently use a SMART Board or teachers who want to learn more about using a SMART Board can attend. Those who are currently using a SMART Board please bring one idea to share with others. Date(s): Nov 5, 2009 Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): ROE Staff Audience: All teachers Cost: $10 CPDUs: 2 Registration Deadline: 10/29/2009
#8872 Exploring Internet Resources for the Classroom Teacher Explore websites on the Internet that have extensive materials already prepared for the classroom teacher. We will then spend time taking those resources and implementing them into your daily lessons. Date(s): Tue, Oct 6, 2009 Times: 8:30 - 11:30 AM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Laura Hall Audience: all teachers Cost: $40 CPDUs: 3 Registration Deadline: 9/29/2009 -OR#8870 Exploring Internet Resources for the Classroom Teacher Explore different sites, such as You Tube, Teacher Tube and discover how to implement them into your daily lessons. Learn how to download from different sites, and then convert them for classroom instruction. Date(s): Tue, Oct 6, 2009 Times: 12:30 - 3:30 PM Location: ROE Moline Presenter(s): Laura Hall Audience: All teachers Cost: $40 CPDUs: 3 Registration Deadline: 9/29/2009
RIROE CLOSINGS Monday, Sept 7, 2009 Monday, Oct 12, 2009 Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009
New Members always welcome! RICE meeting dates for 2009-2010 school year. Join us for a meeting and see why you should become a member.
RIROE Hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday GED Registration & Fingerprinting 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday
Sept. 10 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM at ROE Moline Nov 5 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM at ROE Moline
We are open regular hours through the summer!
April 15, 2010 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM - ROE Moline
#8882 SMART Board Round Table
Labor Day Columbus Day Veteranâ€™s Day
TECHNOLOGY (CONT.) When? Saturday, January 23, 2009 8:30 AM - NOON
RICE Mini Conference
Where? ROE Moline
Cost? $5.00 for members & $10.00 for Non-members TIME
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Registration, refreshments, welcome & FTC selling
Vendors from Brad Kessler, FTC will be avail- FTC Publishing able
9:00 - 10:15 AM Session A
Podcasting with Garage Band
Media from digital still and movie cameras will be incorporated into podcasts. Bring your own mac laptop and follow along with this activity.
9:00 - 10:15 AM Session B
Web 2 Applications VRL Library and WriteIt Live
VRL Library and WriteIt Live
10:15 - 10:30
Take a coffee break and network with fellow educators
You Can Moodle Too!
Overview of how Moodle can be utilized in the classroom setting. It will include real-life examples as well as the potential for its use in the classroom.
Editing digital images is an essential part of many multimedia projects but many teachers and students do not have access to expensive programs like Photoshop. Come learn about a growing number of powerful web-based image editing tools that are free and require no software.
10:30 - 11:15
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R H MO C U M
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Door Prizes & closing
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RICE Board Members
OTHER STAFF DEVELOPMENT #8854 How to Involve the Community with Second Language Learners Through Project Work and Family Participation This session will focus on strategies to increase second language learner family involvement. Examples will be shared of Home/School Projects and strategies to involve families with second language learners that have proved successful. Participants will view classroom documentation of using the Project Approach with second language learners. Participants will also become familiar with ideas for evening parent workshops and new partnerships that can be created within the second language community. Date(s): Thu, Sep 17, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Rebecca Wilson Audience: Pre-K -3rd Grade Teachers Cost: $35 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/10/2009 #8893 McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act-Know the Rights of Homeless Students and Their Families Who are the homeless children in your district? Are you familiar with the definition of a homeless child? District staff should learn the rights of homeless children and their families. Laws require school districts to provide a homeless education liaison to assist homeless children in working with the problems involved in getting to school and staying there. Many times, homeless children and teens face barriers to enrollment such as lost records, immunizations, and physical examinations. The law requires that districts assist with these issues. Homeless children have the right to immediate enrollment, even without school or medical records, and they have a right to stay in their old school or go to the school near where they are staying. All educators play an important role in the life of a homeless child. Come and learn who should be identified and how to identify and assist homeless students and their families. Date(s): Sept 24, 2009 Times: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Kim Sellers Audience: All educators Cost: $0 31 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/7/2009
#8835 Poverty Simulation & Workshop It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day-the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel. Walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by joining us for a poverty simulation in the morning and then to go deeper into the whys and whats of their situation in the afternoon. The simulation allows you the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. The experience is divided into four 15 minute sessions, each of which represents one week in which you must provide for your family and maintain your home. The simulation will occur in the morning from 9 Noon. If you can't understand why people make the choices they do but wish you did, this session is for you. Based on Ruby Payne's work, it will teach you to recognize and understand differences in your employees, students, and/or clients based on socioeconomic group. It takes the guess work out of what your employees or students value, and why they make the choices they do. Lunch is on your own. For more information please contact, Diane Baker at 309/756-9978 or Susan Zelnio at 309/757-5416. Registration at: www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland. Pay via credit card or cash online. If you have questions about registration call Connie at 309/756-9978, extension 10. Cost for this workshop is $15.00 for morning only; $30 for afternoon only or $35 for both sessions. If you are sending 5 or more people per school building cost for both sessions is $25 per person. There is an additional $20 per person if you would like to take this for CPDU credit. Date(s): Wed, Oct 14, 2009 Times: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Location: Deere Wiman Carriage House Presenter(s): Susan Zelnio Audience: All educators CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 10/7/2009 Another great workshop opportunity under â€œSocial Studiesâ€? #8888 on pg. 24
OTHER STAFF DEVELOPMENT (cont.) #8856 Working with Difficult People This workshop will explore some of the differences among us and the ways in which we act or react in various situations. Also explored will be the belief systems which contribute to our behavior. A significant part of the workshop will focus on strategies for interacting with those "difficult people" when they are demanding, stubborn, angry or uncooperative. Date(s): Tue, Dec 1, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Monmouth location TBA Presenter(s): Eldon Partridge MS, NCC, LPC Audience: K-12 Educators Cost: $90 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 11/24/2009
#8884 Fourth - Fifth Grade Round Table Teachers can learn a lot from each other, yet finding time to sit down and share is hard to find. Use this workshop to share, trade, and develop ideas that have already been tried. Fourth and Fifth Grades Teachers who attend, please bring one idea to share with others. Date(s): Oct 19, 2009 Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): ROE Staff Audience: 4th & 5th Grade Educators Cost: $10 CPDUs: 2 Registration Deadline: 10/12/2009 #8848 Differentiating Instruction / Meeting Students Needs Part 2 This workshop is a continuation of a workshop offered March 19, 2009 and October 1, 2009. If you attended either of these dates this workshop will move you forward in the process of differentiating lesson / units. Part of the day will be spent learning how to use "your" lesson/units creatively adjusting them to students learning and thinking styles. Lori will show you ways to change the lessons based on individual students' knowledge, skills, experiences, preferences, and needs. The day will end with some critical and creative thinking. PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING A LESSON/UNIT (OR TWO) AND THE MATERIALS THAT GO WITH IT. Date(s): Thu, Nov 12, 2009 Times: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Lori Johnson Audience: All Educators Cost: $75 CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 11/5/2009
#8841 Writing for Learning and Assessment This workshop will help beginning teachers become familiar with the 6+1 writing traits to design effective writing tasks for instruction and assessment in content areas. Participants will learn to create a variety of learning activities that incorporate writing to allow for student alerting styles, and use a Varity of assessment, including R.A.F.T.S. to evaluate Instructional Delivery ; #4 - Planning for Instruction; #8 Assessment). THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE TO THOSE TEACHERS PARTICIPATING IN THE BHS ROE MENTORING PROGRAM. (Pending available Grant money). Date(s): Tue, Dec 8, 2009 Times: 4:30 - 6:30 PM Location: BHSROE Atkinson Presenter(s): Rebecca Rowe Audience: Open to All but targeted for 1st and 2nd year Teachers Cost: $20 CPDUs: 2 Registration Deadline: 12/1/2009
Part 1: #8847 on October 1 in Atkinson see pg. 28 under “Teaching Special Student Populations”
Look Under “Language Arts” Pg. 17 - #8826 Bibliotheraphy: Reading and SEL Nov. 19th
Exclusion & Aggression Conference The Lodge in Bettendorf September 30, 2009 Registration: Program:
8:00 a.m. â€” 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. â€” 3:30 p.m.
Exclusion & Aggression Conference: Identifying and Intervening in Bullying Behavior Exclusionary and aggressive conduct (Bullying) has led to school violence as well as student depression and suicide. Western Illinois University, the Rock Island Regional Office of Education, and Quad Citians Affirming Diversity (QCAD) are presenting a one-day conference which will address the evolving face of bullying. The featured presenter for the event, Dr. Susan Swearer, a psychologist from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, has done extensive research on bullying and will be presenting on the topic. Break-out sessions will include cyber-bullying which will be presented by Dr. Holly Nikels of the counselor education program at WIU and an overview of the Olweus Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Program by Olweus trainer and licensed social worker, Dan Jens of QCAD. For more information or to register, please contact Non-Credit Programs toll-free at 866-933-8964.
Non-Credit Programs Horrabin Hall 6 1 University Circle Ph: 866-933-8964/309298-1911 Fax: 309-298-2226 Cost: $89 (includes lunch) Who Should Attend? Teachers Principals Deans School Personnel Social Workers School Nurses Psychologists Counselors Those who work with youth 5 Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs), .5 WIU Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and social worker contact hours will be offered for this program.
Increase in Tuition for Aurora University Graduate Credit Beginning Fall Semester 2009
Aurora University has increased the tuition rate for the courses offered through its Collaborating Academic partnership Program ( C APP ) . The RIROE, HMWROE and BHSROE have partnered with Aurora
University ’ s
CAPP for 10 years, and they have made every effort to keep their tuition rates at a modest level through the years. Beginning on August 30, 2009, courses offered for graduate credit in partnership with the ROE through Aurora University will now cost the following:
1 semester credit
2 semester credits
3 semester credits
( no change )
( increase of $50 )
( i ncrease of $75 )
ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CE CREDITS ONLINE & THE ROE’S FIFTH YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP Due to the great response to these courses, the ROE will continue to partner with CE Credits Online for another year. To date, 150 teachers have taken one or more of the classes offered. These will be ongoing offerings through the school year. In order to get these courses for the cost shown, you must register through your ROE. Please do not include the cost of grad credit when you pay for your course. This will be collected through CE Credits Online and you will be prompted at the end of your course to fill out some paper work and pay your grad credit then. For additional information on registration please contact Julie Cox at 309/736-1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org #6714 Giving Directives that Students Will Follow Learn theory, rationale and techniques for giving irresistible directives to students. This quick but powerful 4-step verbal tactic focuses attention on student’s responsibility for his or her own positive outcomes. 1 University credit available Cost: $160 #6715 Stopping Disruptive Behaviors Learn constructive techniques for managing student behavior. This agile verbal strategy causes students to examine their choices and their consequences. 1 University credit available. Cost: $160 #6716 Conducting the Parent Conference Learn persuasive and effective strategies for conducting difficult parent conferences. The 7-step interview will move parents toward becoming committed participants in the solution. 1 University credit available. Cost: $160 #6941 Differentiated Instruction Explore exciting strategies for varying instruction across grade levels to meet diverse learning needs in your classroom. Discover new instructional approaches that will maximize achievement for all of your students. 3 University credits available. Cost: $310
#6717 Foundations of Today’s Classroom and Current Trends in Education Create and maintain effective learning environments for students using important concepts in American education including history, governmental policy, and best practices in classrooms across the nation. Use research and learning theories to help students achieve. Topics of study include early childhood development theories, individual learning differences, research on factors influencing student motivation, traditional versus alternative methods of assessment, and classroom management plans. 2 University credits available. Cost: $240 #6718 Coaching to Improve Teaching and Learning Learn processes of collaboration and communication that ensure quality outcomes for students. Establish mutual purpose and respect. Learn how to use a variety of effective coaching communication skills. Maximize expertise, skills, and talents of coaching partners. There will be opportunity for reflection, practice, observation, analysis and application of skills. Emphasis will be on intentional best practice, celebration of success, planning of future observational episodes and relationship maintenance. 3 University credits available. Cost: $310
#6942 Rights and Responsibilities in the #6719 Coaching to Improve Reading Disciplinary Process This course will focus on the all-important coaching relationship in improving student reading achieve- Based on the values of safety, order, and rights, ment as well as the seven components of success- this course is designed to help school personnel ful programs as the foundation of reading achieve- maintain a safe and orderly environment in an era ment: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vo- of increasing disruption and violence. Learn how cabulary, comprehension, writing about the read- to locate and research the school's discipline poliing and content area reading skills. Through cies, gain an understanding of the legal definitions learning activities, observations of teaching and of force, and contemplate their future reactions as practice and application of skills, participants learn well as rights and responsibilities to campus incihow to establish a positive, respectful, caring, and dents of disruption and physical violence. Learn confidential coaching relationship that allows each how to correctly describe and document these incipartner to grow and learn in a collaborative way. 3 dents. This course is an essential tool for all school personnel. University credits available. 35 Cost: $310 1 University credit available. Cost: $160
MORE CE CREDITS ONLINE Each course is designed using an adult learning model that includes researched-based best practices, video - modeling, job-embedded exercises, and one-on-one instruction. The platform is asynchronous, allowing teachers to work anytime day or night with no “live chats” to log on for. Highly trained moderators experienced in education provide one-on-one feedback. These courses are all for the K-12 classroom teachers! To register for these workshops, fill out the registration form on back and mail along with the fee for workshop. You will receive an email with the access code and information to get started. Grad credit is available at an additional cost; you will be prompted at the end of course and informed of the process on how to apply and pay for grad credit. #8353 How to Read and Write in Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Mathematics The ability to solve problems is a life skill requiring understanding the various components of the problem such as "What do we want to know, what do we already know, how are we going to find out what we need to know and how are we going to explain our solution." Math communication is the ability to pose the problem and explain the solution using words. In this course we will consider this essential question: “How can we create effective classroom learning experiences that will help students solve word problems successfully and describe their solution processes clearly?” The enduring knowledge you will take away from this course will be the answers to this question. You will explore a wide range of instructional strategies for math problem solving and math communication. You will learn to create exciting math lessons that are challenging and achievable for all your students. 3 University Credits are Available. Cost: $310
This year’s scheduling for the Microscope lab pack has begun. Teachers planning to use the 16 elementary microscopes are reminded that they must have formal microscope training. Also, the transporting is conducted by the users. That, is the user picks up the unit where it was last used. You may request the use of the microscopes for up to a two week period. To schedule, please complete the loan request and send it to the Regional Office of Education. NOTE: Cost of repair and/or replacement of damaged equipment shall be the responsibility of the school district. The Regional Office of Education is exempt from any and all liabilities for physical injury resulting from use of the microscopes. DATE: _____________________ SCHOOL DISTRICT: _______________________________ BUILDING WHERE MICROSCOPES ARE TO BE USED: _________________________________ REQUESTED DATES OF USE: ______________________ 2ND CHOICE: __________________ PERSON MAKING REQUEST: ________________________ SCHOOL PHONE: _____________ EMAIL ADDRESS: ________________________________________ PERSON WITH TRAINING: __________________________________ LOCATION OF UNITS FOR PICK UP BY NEXT USER: __________________________________ Rock Island County Regional Office of Education 3430 Avenue of the Cites, Moline, IL 61265 Phone: 309/736-1111 Fax: 309/736-1127
Choices, Changes & Challenges: Meeting the needs of 21st Century Students Despite the efforts of our educators, many of our students still lack the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed in the real world. The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and the Mississippi Bend AEA have invited Dr. Tony Wagner to address the 21st Century Skills needed by students today. Tony has conducted scores of interviews with business leaders and observed hundreds of classes in some of the most highly regarded public schools. In his new book. The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Donâ€™t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need-and What We Can Do About It, and in his presentation Dr. Wagner will explain how every American need to work to overhaul our education system and show examples of dramatically different schools that teach all students new skills. About the Presenter: Tony Wagner has served as Co-Director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is on the faculty of the Executive Leadership Program for Educators, a joint initiative of Harvard's Graduate School of Education, Business School, and Kennedy School of Government. Tony consults with schools, districts, and foundations nationally and internationally and has served as Senior Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
#8875 Choices, Changes & Challenges: Meeting the needs of 21st Century Students Date(s): Thu, Sep 17, 2009 Times: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Waterfront Conference Center, River Dr., Bettendorf Presenter(s): Dr. Tony Wagner, Harvard University Audience: Junior High and High School teachers, counselors, Curriculum Directors Cost: $50 (includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch) Cost is underwritten by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend $65 will include a copy of the Global Achievement Gap Book CPDUs: 6 Registration Deadline: 9/10/2009
STAR-Online Professional Development The RIROE is pleased to announce a new partnership with Western Illinois Universityâ€™s (WIU) Star Online offering a new array of STAR-Online professional development options for teachers. These courses help teachers learn, use and integrate current technologies and address emerging topics in todayâ€™s classroom. Teachers may choose to payment options: $55 per semester or $115 per year and can take as many modules during that period as they wish for CPDUs. They may also choose to take the modules for graduate credit at an additional cost. (However, the ELL modules are not available for graduate credit.)
For more information about Star Online offerings please contact Maxine Russman at email@example.com or by phone 309/736-1111
2009-10 SCHEDULING FOR STARLAB (PORTABLE PLANETARIUM) This year’s scheduling for STARLAB IS NOW OPEN! Teachers planning to use this portable planetarium are reminded that they must have formal STARLAB training and transport the equipment. The new user picks up the unit where it was last used and the StarLab contact person from each school fills out a checklist. To schedule, please complete the loan request and send it to the Regional Office of Education. NOTE: Cost of repair and/or replacement of damaged equipment shall be the responsibility of the School District. The Regional Office of Education is exempt from any and all liabilities for physical injuries resulting from the transportation or use of StarLab.
Today’s Date: School District making the request: Building site where Star Lab is to be used: Requested dates for use:
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Email address: Person(s) with Star Lab training who will be operating the unit: Location of unit for pick up by the next user: Attention: New Requirements for the Use of StarLab! We want StarLab to be in top condition for all of our schools! In order to maintain the StarLab and make any needed repairs, we need to conduct an inventory and, when needed, repair the StarLab. Therefore, we request that the StarLab be returned to the ROE periodically during the school year. If you could drop off the StarLab after your use no later than 4:15 on Thursday or pick it up Monday afternoon, please mark below. ____ Pick up on Monday afternoon from the ROE ____ Drop off on Thursday at the ROE ____ I will not be able to pick it up after Monday or drop it off on Thursday To ensure the working operation of StarLab and maintain the materials included with the use of StarLab, the ROE requires each school to complete a StarLab checklist. Each school must complete and sign this checklist before “handing off” the StarLab to the next school. It is the responsibility of the trained teacher to contact the ROE if any materials are missing or not working properly. If you do not complete this checklist or are responsible for missing items, your school may lose its right to use the StarLab. I understand that I must complete this checklist and will make sure that the teacher trained to use StarLab will be responsible for the set up, operation, and packing of StarLab.
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1. Duplicate as necessary,: one form per person, per workshop. If registering as a team, please have each person fill out a form and send in all forms together. 2. Early registration is encouraged for all workshops. Workshop cancellation is determined by enrollment numbers 7 days before the date of the program. 3. It is suggested that you personally fax or mail your registration to the ROE before sending the registration form to your district for payment to ensure your reservation. Registration may also be filled out online at www.riroe.com Click on “online registration,” fill out the form completely, and click on the “submit” button. 4. Confirmation emails will be sent to the email address indicated on your registration form upon receipt of registration by the ROE. To ensure that you receive this confirmation, please add the email address firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book so that this reminder does not go into your junk, bulk, or spam email. 5. All Aurora University fees and paperwork must be filled out and are due on the first day of any course that is offered for University credit. Checks must be made out to Aurora University for this credit. 6. Registrants will be responsible for all workshop fees unless they have cancelled 5 days before the scheduled workshop. The only exception will be if the workshop is cancelled, in which case all workshop fees will be refunded within a two week period. 7. It is your responsibility to turn in any paper work into your district as well as arranging for your substitutes etc in order to attend any ROE workshop.
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Rock Island County Regional Office of Education, 3430 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265 Phone: 309/736-1111 Fax: 309/736-1127 or Bureau, Henry, and Stark Counties Regional Office of Education, 107 S. State St., Atkinson, IL 61235 Phone: 309/936-7890 Fax: 309/9361111 or Henderson, Mercer, Warren Regional Office of Education, 200 W. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 Phone: 309/734-6822 Fax: 309/734-2452 40 Refunds will be issued only to participants who call the ROE office to cancel (5) working days before the starting date of the program