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Everyday IAR

Illinois Assessment of Readiness: three words that bring anxiety and stress to many educators. What if you were given the resources to develop formative and summative assessments that mirror IAR? We will discuss how you can incorporate IAR-style assessments into your curriculum throughout the year so you can avoid the IAR prep that is crammed into the months of February and March. We will explore the "big ideas" behind IAR prep, provide you with resources to make assessment creation easier, and, finally, allow you the time to create your own IAR-style assessments. You already have engaging lessons and ongoing assessments in your classroom, so join us as you modify, borrow, and restructure the excellent work you are already doing to help your students prepare for the IAR test!

Presented by Elizabeth Hand.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Purchase order instructions: Prior to course enrollment, ROE 4 must have a copy of the approved purchase order on file before the official course start date. If approved PO is not received prior to start date, as a one-time courtesy, ROE 4 will enroll registrants in to the next section of the course. If POs are not received with two course cycles, participant registration will be canceled.

 
 
Event Date 12-09-2022
Event End Date 02-08-2023
Cutoff date 12-07-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 5
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Foundations of Restorative Justice

Participants of this online, self-paced course will learn about the theoretical foundations of restorative justice and understand the value of ritualized relationship building to create a proactive, healthy, and connected culture within their school community. Additionally, explore pratical restorative strategies for classrooms, such as: community building circles, norm-setting circles, restorative conversations, peace circles, and re-entry policies when harm has occurred. If you are new to restorative practices or need additional resources/tools to use with your students, join us!

Materials developed and presented by Kristin McKay from A Just Approach, LLC.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

$25 discounted course rate provided courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 12-09-2022
Event End Date 02-08-2023
Cutoff date 12-07-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Curriculum Leaders Network

The Curriculum Leaders Network is a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas.  We will support curriculum leaders through collaboration on innovation and best practices. It is co-lead by area curriculum coordinators and the professional development arm of the Boone-Winnebago ROE.

 

This session will be online. 

 

Registration Deadline is 12/12/22 at 8:00am!

Event Date 12-13-2022 8:30 am
Event End Date 12-13-2022 10:00 am
Cutoff date 12-12-2022 8:00 am
Individual Price FREE
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
HR Advisory Group

Are you an HR professional or novice with HR duties? Ever want to phone a friend when you don’t know the answer to a complicated situation, question or concern? If the answer is yes, join us! The HR advisory group is a resource on current issues, trends and topics and an opportunity to collaborate as professionals so we have the right tools and information necessary to support our employees.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jamie Watts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the email list and receive the Zoom link. This event is open for HR staff members across all of Illinois and meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Event Date 12-13-2022 9:00 am
Event End Date 12-13-2022 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Community of Practice: Special Educators Cohort

Join us as we explore this month’s high leverage practice/strategy Social/Emotional Behavior Practices. In this session, teacher participants will develop an understanding of the practice to benefit diverse learners, explore connections to the Danielson Framework, discuss classroom implementation, and engage in future focused problem solving to support current challenges in special education classrooms.

Online meeting will be hosted by the Regional Office of Education 47. Registration will direct you to their events system.

Event Date 12-14-2022 3:30 pm
Event End Date 12-14-2022 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
School Bus Driver Refresher Training

School Bus Driver 2-Hour Refresher Course

Bus drivers are required to take a 2-hour refresher course each year to keep their permit current. Drivers or their district/company must pre-register here with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required at time of registration).

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 12-14-2022 6:00 pm
Event End Date 12-14-2022 8:00 pm
Capacity 35
Cutoff date 12-12-2022 7:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Mindful Foundations

In this self-paced course, participants new to mindfulness will investigate and engage with its pillars, and walk away with focused mindfulness practices that will help manage stress & physical/emotional pain as well as improve attention and communication. After all, in order for us to model mindfulness for our students, we must first practice it ourselves.  This workshop is for K-12.

This course runs through Canvas. Users do not need previous Canvas experience in order to participate in the course.  Learners will also receive information on how they can become a member of the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully. PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE THIS COURSE WITHIN 60 DAYS OF REGISTRATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE 7 PDCs OFFERED FOR THIS COURSE. Partial credit will not be awarded. No refunds available.

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Event Date 12-15-2022
Event End Date 02-13-2023
Cutoff date 12-13-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 7
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Tech Takeout: Librarian Edition

We are excited to bring a new edition of our online course, Tech Takeout, to the world of library science! Learn about educational technology applications that will help your students and staff collaborate in effective and creative ways. Participants will have access to training videos, practice samples, and additional resources for Jamboard, Dotstorming, Padlet, and Flip. Join us for this unique and fun professional learning, including a takeout bundle with two surprise gifts inside -- one courtesy of Nunzio's, Loves Park, IL!

This is an online, self-paced course. Participants will have 60 days to complete their course work in full. Partial PDCs will not be rewarded.

Materials developed and presented by Holly Kelly of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

 

Event Date 12-15-2022
Event End Date 02-13-2023
Cutoff date 12-13-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 3
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
The Art and Science of Fine Arts Assessment

The Fine Arts play a vital role in our students’ education and our schools. This online course will help ensure your fine arts programs and students thrive by helping you break down the Illinois Arts Standards and implement authentic and effective assessment strategies. The art and science of a balanced assessment plan will help enhance your daily practices and further support your students’ artistic expression and creative growth!

Materials presented by Jonathan Grice, director of Fine Arts at Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable! Participants can also elect to receive 1 graduate credit from the University of St. Francis. Note that participants will need to apply and meet the requirements through the University of St. Francis independently.

Purchase order instructions: Prior to course enrollment, ROE 4 must have a copy of the approved purchase order on file before the official course start date. If approved PO is not received prior to start date, as a one-time courtesy, ROE 4 will enroll registrants into the next section of the course. If POs are not received with two course cycles, participant registration will be canceled.

 

Event Date 12-15-2022
Event End Date 02-13-2023
Cutoff date 12-13-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $120.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), College Credits Available
Tech Takeout: Creativity Edition

The Google Suite of tools opens up so many possibilities for our students beyond word processing and creating slide shows. During this workshop, participants will look at new strategies for leveraging the full capacity of the Google Suite and other amazing digital tools, all while learning how to effectively distribute and manage these activities through Google Classroom. From creating hyperdocs to creating video with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, we will explore how to leverage Chrome and the Google tools effectively in your classroom. Join us for this unique and fun professional learning, including a takeout bundle with two surprise gifts inside -- one courtesy of Nunzio's, Loves Park, IL!

Materials developed and presented by Ben Sondgeroth of LTC Illinois.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 01-03-2023
Event End Date 03-06-2023
Cutoff date 12-30-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 3
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
From Striving to Thriving: Trauma and the Social Emotional Alphabet

This online, self-paced class features the basics of how trauma impacts the body, brain and behavior. It offers not only an understanding of trauma and what trauma-informed teaching looks like in practice, but over 20 practical strategies to help our traumatized and misunderstood students thrive.

Materials developed and presented by Heidy LaFleur.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive 12 PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable! Participants can also elect to receive 1 graduate credit from the University of St. Francis. Note that participants will need to apply and meet the requirements through the University of St. Francis independently.

$50 discounted course rate provided courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 01-03-2023
Event End Date 03-06-2023
Cutoff date 12-30-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), College Credits Available
Invisible Math Curriculum

Participants will learn about the CASEL 5 and how each component relates to secondary mathematics. Aspects of self-awareness, self management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness will be explored using over 20 helpful resources. Instructional shifts like group work, problem-based lessons, choice boards, goal setting, and feedback in the secondary mathematics classroom will be explored and connected to each of the components.

Materials developed and presented by Sarah Watson.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Registration fee has been discounted to $25, courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 01-04-2023
Event End Date 03-06-2023
Cutoff date 01-02-2023
Individual Price $25.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Teacher Well-Being: Connecting SEL & Self-Care

This self-paced, online course offers support and guidance in the Educator’s journey of well-being through SEL and Mindfulness.  Included are a variety of tips and interactive activities to help you identify your own needs and implement helpful practices to improve your well-being. You will leave with a toolbox of information and simple practices to effectively advocate for your well-being in educational spaces and beyond.

This course is being brought to you in partnership with Mindful Practices, LLC.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 01-04-2023
Event End Date 03-06-2023
Cutoff date 01-02-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Level Up Literacy: Making the Most Out of K-5 Literacy Centers

Do you find managing literacy centers in your classroom stressful?  Do you have students remain in one spot for the whole literacy block because it’s easier to maintain?  Are you unsure of what activities are most effective?  This online, self-paced workshop will demonstrate that movement between centers can decrease behaviors when implemented with effective routines and procedures.  

Materials developed and presented by Elizabeth Hand.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 01-04-2023
Event End Date 03-06-2023
Cutoff date 01-02-2023
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 5
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
School Bus Driver Initial Training

School Bus Driver 8-Hour Initial Course

New Bus Drivers are required to attend an 8-hour training course. Pre-register for this course with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required) at the orange REGISTRATION (GROUP) button below. You must be currently employed by a bus company or school district.
Illinois Professional School Bus Driver Training Curriculum: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/busdriver_trainmanual.pdf

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Note: Even if you are only registering one school bus driver, please select REGISTRATION (GROUP). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any school bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 01-04-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-05-2023 10:00 pm
Capacity 30
Cutoff date 01-02-2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Everyday IAR

Illinois Assessment of Readiness: three words that bring anxiety and stress to many educators. What if you were given the resources to develop formative and summative assessments that mirror IAR? We will discuss how you can incorporate IAR-style assessments into your curriculum throughout the year so you can avoid the IAR prep that is crammed into the months of February and March. We will explore the "big ideas" behind IAR prep, provide you with resources to make assessment creation easier, and, finally, allow you the time to create your own IAR-style assessments. You already have engaging lessons and ongoing assessments in your classroom, so join us as you modify, borrow, and restructure the excellent work you are already doing to help your students prepare for the IAR test!

Presented by Elizabeth Hand.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 01-10-2023
Event End Date 03-13-2023
Cutoff date 01-06-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 5
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Foundations of Restorative Justice

Participants of this online, self-paced course will learn about the theoretical foundations of restorative justice and understand the value of ritualized relationship building to create a proactive, healthy, and connected culture within their school community. Additionally, explore pratical restorative strategies for classrooms, such as: community building circles, norm-setting circles, restorative conversations, peace circles, and re-entry policies when harm has occurred. If you are new to restorative practices or need additional resources/tools to use with your students, join us!

Materials developed and presented by Kristin McKay from A Just Approach, LLC.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

$25 discounted course rate provided courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 01-10-2023
Event End Date 03-13-2023
Cutoff date 01-06-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
HR Advisory Group

Are you an HR professional or novice with HR duties? Ever want to phone a friend when you don’t know the answer to a complicated situation, question or concern? If the answer is yes, join us! The HR advisory group is a resource on current issues, trends and topics and an opportunity to collaborate as professionals so we have the right tools and information necessary to support our employees.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jamie Watts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the email list and receive the Zoom link. This event is open for HR staff members across all of Illinois and meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Event Date 01-10-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 01-10-2023 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
PL Quick Bites: Yoga for Educators

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is a “state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” With some educators teetering on the edge of compassion fatigue and burnout, it's important to create a sustainable personal wellness routine. A regular yoga practice can be part of that routine. Join us for a very gentle, beginner-level class, with the last 15 minutes dedicated to relaxation and discussion.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, and bring water, and must sign an activity waiver in order to participate.  

Participants will also leave with a whole pizza from the community and ROE 4 favorite, Nunzio’s!

Presented by Sarah Rehn.

 

 

Event Date 01-11-2023 4:30 pm
Event End Date 01-11-2023 5:30 pm
Capacity 9
Cutoff date 01-06-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $30.00
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
School Bus Driver Refresher Training

School Bus Driver 2-Hour Refresher Course

Bus drivers are required to take a 2-hour refresher course each year to keep their permit current. Drivers or their district/company must pre-register here with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required at time of registration).

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 01-11-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-11-2023 8:00 pm
Capacity 35
Cutoff date 01-09-2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00