Bi-County Brief

May 2016

Get 12 PD Hours at Directions Conference

Bi-county educators, you do not want to miss this summer’s Midwest New Directions Education Conference with its top-notch keynote speakers, highly recognized breakout presenters and networking opportunities. For just $289—or $339 for Administrator Academy credit—each day of the 2-day conference, June 14 and 15, will offer two keynote speakers, two breakout sessions, continental breakfast and box lunch and an exhibit hall with over 50 booths at the nearby Gateway Center in Collinsville. Keynote speakers and their topics include Robert Marzano, whose practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are known internationally, “Becoming a High Reliability School”; Todd Whitaker, one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership and principal effectiveness, “Have You Shifted Your Monkey Today?”; Rick Wormeli, who brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to his presentations, “Fair Is Not Always Fair” and Jim Burgett, recognized nationally for his ability to lead, motivate, inspire and teach, “Denting the Universe.” You will recognize leaders of the breakout sessions, too: Grace Dearborn, Tom Schimmer, Donna Whyte, Jennifer Ward and Don Garrett. To register, view the conference schedule and get additional information, visit www.directionsconference.com.

Right Track Truancy Prevention Offers Summer School

Right Track Truancy Prevention program students have two options to recover one semester credit through SWIC this summer: biology, English, pre-algebra, algebra, algebra II and geometry classes from 8:00 a.m.–noon each day at SWIC, Red Bud or Edgenuity courses online with teacher support throughout June. Application packets, which are available from the ROE or your truancy interventionist, are due May 16; students and their schools will be notified of acceptance by May 18. All new RTTP referrals must be submitted by May 6 and prior to application for summer school. 

Is your Illinois Educator License Due for Renewal/Registration in 2016?

ISBE opened the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) on April 1, 2016 for FY16 renewals.  Once an educator has entered his required Professional Development Hours (PDH) he will be able to renew his license through ELIS. The ROE no longer reviews the activities, and your registration is completed immediately. Educators should register their license by June 30, 2016.  After June 30, 2016 all licenses registered through June 30, 2016 are expired. An expired license is only valid for employment until September 1, 2016.  On September 1, 2016 all licenses NOT renewed through 6/30/2016 are LAPSED, the educator is ineligible for employment and a penalty will be assessed. If you are up for renewal in 2016 our office suggests that you DO NOT wait until June. It is our experience that when there is a high volume of traffic on the ELIS website, it can be quite difficult to complete your transaction. For complete renewal guidelines and directions go to http://www.roe45.net/licensure/ renewal-requirements or http://isbe.net/licensure/requirements/toc.htm.  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 19, 2016

Regional Superintendent Education Update Go To Meeting

 

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

May 24, 2016

Graduate Assistants Supporting Science (G.R.A.S.S.)

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 11:30 am

June 1, 2016

(K–12) Classroom Assessments in a Balanced Framework

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

June 2, 2016

The Assessment of Science Meets the Science of Assessment

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

June 7, 2016

Tech. In Action: Using Technology to Engage Students

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

June 7, 2016

Don’t Kick Them Out! How to Manage Defiant Behavior

World Shooting

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

June 7, 2016

You’re Going to Love this Kid: Educating Students with Autism

Waterloo High Auditorium

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

June 8&9, ‘16

(K–12) The Tools Needed to Bring NGSS to the Classroom

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

June 16, 2016

Regional Superintendent Education Update Go To Meeting

 

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

June 21, 2016

The New Social Studies Standards In Action

SWIC Room 123

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

June 22, 2016

(3–8) ELA & Writing Matters: Sentence Structures, Etc.

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

June 28, 2016

(K–5) Writing to Read: Evidence for Reading Improvement

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

June 29, 2016

(K–12) Math Implementation

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

June 30, 2016

(6–12) Writing to Read: Evidence for Reading Improvement

SWIC-Room 123

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Professional Learning Corner

 

 

K–12 Life Science Teachers: Graduate Assistants Supporting Science (G.R.A.S.S.), Tuesday, May 24, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30–11:30 a.m., FREE

Learn how to enhance your students’ science experiences by bringing wildlife ecology into the classroom. Potential topics include Careers in Science, Tracking and Trapping, Wildlife in Southern Illinois and Hunting as a Management Tool.

K–12 Teachers and Administrators: Balanced Classroom Assessments, Wednesday, June 1, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., FREE*

Are you looking for ways to improve student achievement? Participants will learn to use effective feedback to increase student achievement and brainstorm ways that classroom assessments impact what and how students are taught.

K–12 Science Teachers: The Assessment of Science Meets the Science of Assessment, Thursday, June 2, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., $25

This workshop is designed for those who are familiar with Next Generation Science Standards and Three-Dimensional Learning and are looking to create meaningful 3-D assessments.

K–12 Teachers and Administrators: Technology In Action: How Do I Use Technology to Actively Engage Students in the Learning Process? Tuesday, June 7, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., $70

This workshop will cover strategies to maximize the technology you have, FREE web tools guaranteed to keep your students engaged, using Google Slides to build interactive lessons and cost effective tech tools for the teacher on a budget. Bring a laptop or other Internet-ready device.

Educators, Administrators and Adults Who Regularly Interact with At-Risk Youth: Don’t Kick Them Out! How to Manage Defiant Student Behavior, Tuesday, June 7, World Shooting Complex, Sparta, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., $70/Free for TAOEP and RSSP Personnel, Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included

Suspension does not solve or correct negative student behavior! This seminar will empower you to improve discipline practices and correct negative behavior. Led by nationally recognized Dr. Jesse W. Jackson III and limited to 50.

Anyone Who Deals with Autism or Sensory Disorders: You’re Going to Love this Kid: Educating Students with Autism in Inclusive School, Tuesday, June 7, Waterloo High School Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., $66, Lunch Included

In this interactive session participants will learn practical ways to support students with autism spectrum labels and other disabilities within a general education classroom. Register prior to May 7 to receive Paula Kluth’s book free.

K–12 Science Teachers: The Tools Needed to Bring NGSS to the Classroom, Wednesday, June 8 AND Thursday, June 9, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., FREE*

At this two-day workshop participants will learn how to use phenomena to drive instruction, use the crosscutting concepts as a lens for students to make sense of the science and engage students in science and engineering practices.

3–8 Teachers and Administrators: ELA and Writing Matters: Sentence Structures and the Common Core Writing Standards, Wednesday, June 22, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., FREE*

This workshop will provide educators numerous activities to help students develop precise vocabulary and the ability to write 24 sentence patterns, all aligned to the Common Core Standards.

K–5 Teachers and Administrators: Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading, Tuesday, June 28, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., FREE*

6–12 Teachers and Administrators: Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading, Thursday, June 30, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., FREE*

Participants will learn to identify the 3 writing practices that enhance their students’ reading and to locate resources to help with the implementation of the Writing to Read research.

K–12 Teachers: Math Implementation, Wednesday, June 29, SWIC Red Bud, Room 123, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., FREE*

Become familiar with and able to use the Mathematical Practices Implementation Guides and explore activities to highlight the 8 mathematical practices.

*For Foundational Services workshops (those with asterisk), register at http://tinyurl.com/ROE45FoundationalServices. For other ROE workshops, register at www.educationregistration.org/roe45.

THE MONROE-RANDOLPH ROE IS HERE TO SERVE YOU. CONTACT THE WATERLOO OFFICE AT 618-939-5650 OR THE CHESTER OFFICE AT 618-826-5471.

Contents

  1. 1 Get 12 PD Hours at Directions Conference
  2. 2 Bi-county educators, you do not want to miss this summer’s Midwest New Directions Education Conference with its top-notch keynote speakers, highly recognized breakout presenters and networking opportunities. For just $289—or $339 for Administrator Academy credit—each day of the 2-day conference, June 14 and 15, will offer two keynote speakers, two breakout sessions, continental breakfast and box lunch and an exhibit hall with over 50 booths at the nearby Gateway Center in Collinsville. Keynote speakers and their topics include Robert Marzano, whose practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are known internationally, “Becoming a High Reliability School”; Todd Whitaker, one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership and principal effectiveness, “Have You Shifted Your Monkey Today?”; Rick Wormeli, who brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to his presentations, “Fair Is Not Always Fair” and Jim Burgett, recognized nationally for his ability to lead, motivate, inspire and teach, “Denting the Universe.” You will recognize leaders of the breakout sessions, too: Grace Dearborn, Tom Schimmer, Donna Whyte, Jennifer Ward and Don Garrett. To register, view the conference schedule and get additional information, visit www.directionsconference.com.Right Track Truancy Prevention Offers Summer School
  3. 3 Is your Illinois Educator License Due for Renewal/Registration in 2016?
  4. 4 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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