Networking sessions this week! Thursday, March 11 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ROE 47 Administrator Meeting Zoom link to be sent via email. Click & Go Session! ROE 47 Curriculum & Instruction Meeting 10:15 - 11:15am Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82732591459
ROE 47 is recognizing International Women's Day! Monday, March 8, 2021
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REGISTER NOW - Arising Legal Issues Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Thursday, March 11 (1:00-2:30 p.m) Register at www.roe47.org / Pre-registration required by March 8th. This presentation covers arising legal issues impacting school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic. School closures, hybrid models of learning, and virtual instruction are presenting a myriad of issues for educators and administrators with significant impacts on both employee and student issues. This presentation will highlight the legal framework for grading, promotion, retention, attendance & truancy considerations during these unprecedented times. The presentation will also include an update on vaccination considerations, FFCRA leave benefits, and a review of RIF procedures, requirements and related bargaining issues for certified staff and educational support personnel. Attendees can expect a discussion of practical considerations and approaches as well as a question and answer session addressing these areas as well. *Zoom link will be provided with the email confirmation*
Check out the full article, Using Word Walls in Remote Mathematics Classrooms by Cristian R. Solorza, in the Feb. 2nd Math for All update for facilitators and principals. Mathematics is full of specialized vocabulary and technical terms, and becoming familiar with mathematical language is an important part of learning in this subject. Word walls are valuable tools that teachers can use to support students’ use of mathematical language as they express their thinking when speaking and writing.
Anji Garza, Kim Suedbeck (ROE EMPOWER Coach), Dr. Lynn Gibson (Paw Paw Interim Supt.), and Eve Phillips (Paw Paw Principal) presented to the ISBE Education Policy Planning Committee on Tuesday, March 2nd. The group was asked to share Paw Paw's experience with high quality, continuous school improvement planning within the district since fall of 2019. Highlights included the teachers' commitment to: Two-way communication Focus on research, beliefs & core values Using a systems lens Sustainability & accountability Commitment to teacher leadership The power point will be shared on the Paw Paw School District and ROE 47 web page in the coming weeks.
From EdSystems | NIU Center for P-20 Engagement | Advance Illinois NIU College of Education/SEPI Partnership Northern Illinois University’s College of Education and Education Systems Center at NIU announced new incentives for Illinois students graduating with the College and Career Pathway Endorsement (CCPE) in Education. Starting immediately, accepted students with the endorsement are automatically advanced as finalists to receive select scholarships and to participate in the college’s innovative Educate and Engage program. Download the fact sheet for students and families. This announcement makes NIU the first postsecondary institution in the state to offer currency to high school students for the CCPE. In December, EdSystems announced a similar partnership with Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois, which is automatically advancing any applicants who have earned or are on track to earn the CCPE to the final stage of the application process. Additionally, HB2170, also known as the Education Omnibus bill, includes an update to the Illinois’ Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship to offer funding to students graduating with any of the pathway endorsements (Article 120).
Virtual Coaching Session #4 BEGINS! Begins Monday, March 8th Pre-registration required by Friday, March 5th. To register, click here It’s personal training for your teaching practice! An instructional coach is a dedicated partner for teachers, providing evidence-based practices that improve teaching and learning, so students everywhere can be more successful. As coaches, teachers, and administrators everywhere are adjusting to the new normal, we’ve adapted our coaching PD to make it accessible and impactful in work-from-home environments. Each month, ROE 47 Office of Professional Learning will offer a virtual 5-week virtual coaching package completed in 30-minute sessions, led by one of our ROE team members. Any teacher is eligible to request instructional coaching services: novice, veteran, long-term substitutes; all grade levels; all content areas; any district. Our coaching program focuses on best instructional practices and remote learning strategies for any content area and any grade level and is grounded in best practices. All virtual coaching services will take place via Zoom.
Yoga and Mindfulness in the classroom for Elementary Students Presenter Jordan Turner, Challenge to Change Thursday, March 4 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Click & Go Session! Teachers will be led through a self-care piece for themselves and then a yoga/mindfulness lesson that has to do with the Social Emotional Standard: Self-Awareness. Within this lesson teachers will do a lesson as though they are the students and will leave the webinar with tools to take back to their classroom to incorporate yoga and mindfulness.
March is 'Music in Our Schools' Month! Turn up the music, CELEBRATE!
SUBSCRIBE to ROE 47's YouTube channel & check out the Social Emotional Learning Series! Listen to recordings of local experts as they discuss the important topic of Social Emotional Learning! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNazWdWIyGDdgc7FzsbCfa3qZdVID-fr9
International Women's Day Celebration
Parents & Community members...MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
SAVE THE DATE - 04/19/2021 MINDFUL PARENTING Implementing Mindfulness Techniques with Parents During Home Visits Presented by Karla Belzer Family Life Educator University of Illinois Extension 9:00 am – 11:00 am EVENT DESCRIPTION: Children reflect the nervous systems of adults around them – including parents, caregivers, teachers, and others. To create mindful environments and mindful interactions, we must first focus on your own experiences. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity. It has a variety of research-backed impacts including reduction in stress, improvement in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, enhanced parent-child interactions, and increased focus. In this training, we will focus on cultivating your personal mindful practice, examine the fundamentals of mindful parenting, and explore strategies to implement mindfulness in your home visits. REGISTRATION LINK: https://forms.gle/nTo2MGGeKif37gqo6
Did you miss the 2021 Virtual Pathways for College and Career Readiness Summit? If so, let's fill you in... Area educators from local school districts and the surrounding areas along with faculty members from Sauk Valley Community College attended the first ever virtual College and Career Readiness Summit on Monday, February 15th. Keynote speaker, Tom Toney, creator of the Kuest Student Leadership program, shared his vision on a course of action connecting past, present and future choices, that help students develop their own personal pathway. A panel of education pathway students shared their experiences as they pursued an education endorsement. Breakout sessions allowed attendees to explore many different components of the pathway work; including team-based challenges, 60 hour work experience, mentor teacher responsibilities and career exploration K-12. The Pathway work continues in many local school districts. The next steps in the Pathway work include building a culture of common goals amongst all stakeholders including K-12, post-secondary educators and industry professionals. For more information about the opportunities available in the Pathway program check out https://www.roe47.org/page/career-pathways or contact Pathway Navigators Heather Waningerat firstname.lastname@example.org, Chanda McDonnell at email@example.com or Stacey Dinges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's not too late to sign-up! Mark your calendars! Click & Go Session! February Focus on Equity: Promoting Access for Special Education Students Special Guest Facilitator: Math for All Thursday, February 25th (3:00-4:00 p.m.) This series focuses on building equity and access for ALL of our students. This session will help educators to understand and better engage special populations of learners in order to create a more equitable learning environment and ensure access to valuable resources inside the school community and in community partnerships.
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Monday's Fun Fact: Did you know that George Washington was born in Virginia on February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar which moved Washington's birthday a year and 11 days to February 22, 1732.