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Teacher Evaluator Initial Training - AA #2001

This 2-day ONLINE academy is for educators who are seeking initial training to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. The training aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b).

Pre-work is required for this training and MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO 4/18!! Please be advised you will not be admitted to the class unless the pre-work assignment(s) is completed. 

Presenter: Shay McCorkle

 

Event Date 04-18-2024 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-19-2024 3:00 pm
Cutoff date 04-10-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 12
Individual Price $395.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Administrator's Academy Credits (AA), Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

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 04-22-2024
Event End Date 06-21-2024
Cutoff date 04-18-2024 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), College Credits Available

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

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 04-22-2024
Event End Date 06-21-2024
Cutoff date 04-15-2024 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 3
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

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.

 

Event Date 04-22-2024
Event End Date 06-21-2024
Cutoff date 04-18-2024 12:00 pm
Individual Price $120.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), College Credits Available

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Empowering Teacher Leaders for School and Student Success - AA #1159

School districts and school buildings across the state are recognizing the benefits of formalizing teacher leadership programs to improve instruction and student achievement. Participants will learn how schools have expanded teachers' roles and responsibilities and instituted rewards and recognition programs to give teacher leaders new and increased importance in improving classroom instruction. They will also explore the leadership characteristics and skills that successful teacher leaders must possess and how to initiate a teacher leader culture in one's school.

The mandatory pre-work and post-work time has been estimated at 3 hours.

Registration Deadline: April 12th at Noon!

Event Date 04-23-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-23-2024 12:00 pm
Cutoff date 04-18-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 12
Individual Price $200.00

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

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 04-24-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-24-2024 8:00 pm
Cutoff date 04-22-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00
Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model - AA #1801

This is one of the Teacher Evaluator Professional Practice academies that needs to be taken for Retraining of Teacher Evaluators. This AA must be paired with AA 3000 to fulfill the entire retraining requirement. Course credit = 1 AA or 6 PDCs.

This academy will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting.

Presenter: Shay McCorkle

Registration Deadline: 4/26/24 at Noon!

*This is a ONLINE EVENT 

Event Date 04-30-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 04-30-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 04-26-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 24
Individual Price $195.00
Contact Hours 6
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. (The address 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 05-01-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 05-01-2024 8:00 pm
Cutoff date 04-29-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00
Educational Technology Roundtable

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

 

Event Date 05-02-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-02-2024 12:00 pm
Cutoff date 04-30-2024 8:00 am
Individual Price Free
Teacher Talk with Mandy: Unlocking Young Minds - Thinking Routines for Elementary

Come have a chat with Mandy! The need for fostering critical thinking skills in our youngest learners has never been more crucial. This session delves into the transformative power of thinking routines designed specifically for the elementary classroom. Participants will explore a variety of routines that not only engage students but also create a culture of thinking and inquiry. From "See-Think-Wonder" to "Chalk Talk," these routines are more than just activities; they are the building blocks for developing lifelong learners.

Mandy Froehlich's professional path began as an elementary teacher who loved technology. As the story goes, she became incredibly burnt out long ago when there were no pathways to healing. Nobody wanted to talk about sad teachers, or so she was told. Now, Mandy Froehlich’s goal is to help other people and advocate for policy change. She strives to be the mental health advocate that she needed years ago.

Registrants will receive an emailed Registration Reminder 2-3 days prior to the session that will include all details including the Zoom link for the session. Hope you can join us!

 

Event Date 05-07-2024 3:15 pm
Event End Date 05-07-2024 4:15 pm
Cutoff date 05-02-2024 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free (registration offset by the Area 2 SEL Hub)
Contact Hours 1
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 05-08-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 05-09-2024 10:00 pm
Cutoff date 05-06-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 30
Individual Price $10.00
Fluency Doesn't Mean Fast! (Grades K-1)

Explore the crucial role of fluency as the bridge between decoding and comprehension in grades K-5, while recognizing that fluency is not solely about speed but encompasses a blend of accuracy and expressive reading.

Participants will dig into the intricate components of fluency—accuracy, rate, and prosody—through hands-on activities and modeling to grasp how they collectively serve as the linchpin connecting the foundational skill of decoding to the higher-level cognitive process of comprehension. 

This is a one-day event on May 14, 2024 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Select  DETAILS  (orange box below) for the book requirement and coupon code information!

Registration Deadline: May 12th at Noon!

Event Date 05-14-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-14-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 05-12-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 60
Individual Price $250.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Fluency Doesn't Mean Fast! (Grades 2-5)

Explore the crucial role of fluency as the bridge between decoding and comprehension in grades 2-5, while recognizing that fluency is not solely about speed but encompasses a blend of accuracy and expressive reading.

Participants will dig into the intricate components of fluency—accuracy, rate, and prosody—through hands-on activities and modeling to grasp how they collectively serve as the linchpin connecting the foundational skill of decoding to the higher-level cognitive process of comprehension. 

This is a one-day event on May 15, 2024 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Select  DETAILS  (orange box below) for the book requirement and coupon code information!

Registration Deadline: May 13th at Noon!

Event Date 05-15-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-15-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 05-13-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 60
Individual Price $250.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Teacher Talk with Mandy: Leveraging AI for Wellness

Come have a chat with Mandy! Explore the transformative role of artificial intelligence in mental health. This session delves into how AI can offer personalized strategies for tackling procrastination, suggest coping mechanisms, and assist in self-care and mindfulness practices. This webinar promises actionable insights into improving emotional well-being in educational settings.

Mandy Froehlich's professional path began as an elementary teacher who loved technology. As the story goes, she became incredibly burnt out long ago when there were no pathways to healing. Nobody wanted to talk about sad teachers, or so she was told. Now, Mandy Froehlich’s goal is to help other people and advocate for policy change. She strives to be the mental health advocate that she needed years ago.

Event Date 05-15-2024 3:15 pm
Event End Date 05-15-2024 4:15 pm
Cutoff date 05-10-2024 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free (registration offset by the Area 2 SEL Hub)
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 05-15-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 05-15-2024 8:00 pm
Cutoff date 05-13-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00
Fluency Doesn't Mean Fast! (Grades 6+)

Explore the crucial role of fluency as the bridge between decoding and comprehension in grades 6+, while recognizing that fluency is not solely about speed but encompasses a blend of accuracy and expressive reading.

Participants will dig into the intricate components of fluency—accuracy, rate, and prosody—through hands-on activities and modeling to grasp how they collectively serve as the linchpin connecting the foundational skill of decoding to the higher-level cognitive process of comprehension. 

This is a one-day event on May 16, 2024 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Select  DETAILS  (orange box below) for the book requirement and coupon code information!

Registration Deadline: May 13th at Noon!

Event Date 05-16-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-16-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 05-13-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 60
Individual Price $250.00
Contact Hours 6
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 05-22-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 05-22-2024 8:00 pm
Cutoff date 05-20-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00
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 06-01-2024 8:00 am
Event End Date 06-01-2024 10:00 am
Cutoff date 05-30-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00
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 06-01-2024 11:00 am
Event End Date 06-01-2024 1:00 pm
Cutoff date 05-30-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00
Scholarship Applications Available

The Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association is currently accepting applications for the Blanche J. Martin Scholarship, the Fred Kunz Memorial Scholarship, and WCRTA Secondary Education Scholarships. Please visit their website at www.winnebagocountyrta.org and click "Unit Info" or stop into the Regional Office of Education to pick up an application or for more information.