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  • High School CPR Toolkits Available Lauren's Law, enacted in July 2014, requires that all secondary schools provide training in Bystander CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) education as part of the health education curriculum. The Illinois State Board of Education provides a guidance document on this law, available at school_health/guidance-15-06-CPR-AED-secondary-schools150801.pdf .    To help schools with the cost and materials necessary to meet this requirement, Illinois Heart Rescue has created High School CPR Toolkits for schools' use. Each toolkit will include 16 stackable and durable mannequins, two AED trainers, educational support materials including key messaging highlights, and reference materials. Each kit also contains a CPR training DVD that is available in five languages ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2016, 8:53 AM by Mary Ann Quivey
  • Subscribe to our Workshop Email List We already have several workshops planned for our area this summer and are in the process of developing others to offer.  Many of these workshops are free under Foundational Services and offer PD credit hours.  Check our Workshops and Events calendar to see our most current offerings.  You can also sign up for our email list to have the flyers sent directly to you.  Sign up at: 
    Posted Aug 8, 2015, 7:57 AM by Kelton Davis
  • If you are looking for reading passages to use in your K-8 classrooms and have not done so yet, visit the free resource website ReadWorks.orgIf you are already a member or familiar with the website, they recently announced new reading passages and question sets for grades K-8 [Click here to try them out]:70% non-fiction, 30% fiction – based on STEM and social studies topicsCommon Core-aligned question sets consisting of 10 evidence-based questionsLexile leveled to support differentiated instructionAs always, ReadWorks’ resources are research-based, free and meant to be shared with your fellow educators.
    Posted Aug 29, 2013, 9:10 AM by Mary Ann Quivey
  • ROE 45 Projects to be Featured at National Math Science Partnership Conference Assistant Regional Superintendent Mary Ann Quivey and project evaluator Dr. Matt Feldman will be traveling to Washington D.C. in September to present information about our successful Math Connections IMSP grant.  Math Connections was selected from grant projects across the nation be featured in a breakout session featuring systems of high-quality professional development at the National Math Science Partnership Conference.  Numerous teachers from our bi-county region participated in the program over the five summers it was funded.  Every public school district and most private schools in our area were represented.   The project focused on intense instruction designed to increase participant’s understanding of mathematics.   In addition another ROE 45 IMSP Partnership program, TalentSparks3, will be featured as a ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2013, 11:18 AM by Roe Admin
  • PARCC Releases Final Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs July 17, 2013  - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released the final grade- and subject-specific performance level descriptors (PLDs) in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. Performance levels, sometimes referred to as "achievement levels," are the broad categories used to report student performance on an assessment, and the PLDs further describe what that performance means.PARCC's Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) members, spanning K-12 through higher education, will engage in virtual professional development throughout the summer around how to use the PLDs to prepare for the assessments in 2014-15 and ongoing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. All materials used in these educator-created professional development videos and resources will ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2013, 5:36 AM by Mary Ann Quivey
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