Hey Google! What's New? Thursday, September 30th Google has made some exciting updates to the apps you use every day. This 1-hour workshop will review what's changed over the summer and provide tips on how to make the new and improved Google Workspace for Education work for you and your students! https://ltcillinois.tfaforms.net/3?eid=a031Q00002BGq09QAD
Friday School Celebration Byron High School had 14 students earn a 1250 composite score which is a top 15% score in the nation. These students were honored at the home football game on September 3. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
The Area 2 SEL Hub will be hosting two informational sessions on Hub programming and the cohort model on September 17th at 3:30pm and September 22nd at 12pm. Please join us for either session to learn more about the Hub! Check out the FAQ and reach out with additional questions. We're excited to work with you!
We had an awesome Virtual Workplace Wednesday experience during our summer learning series. A sincere thank you to all of the businesses and schools participating in Workplace Wednesday. The businesses and schools took valuable time out of their busy schedules to provide a valuable and memorable learning experience for teachers, counselors, and administrators from Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. We sincerely appreciate their efforts to put together this learning experience from the PowerPoints to the videos shared. The teachers, counselors, and administrators who participated in Workplace Wednesday shared their comments and appreciation for the information and knowledge gained from each of the presenters. “Wahl Clipper/MIT: A great partnership between two fantastic institutions “ Brian Bartoz Wahl Clipper - Sudhir Brahmandam, Director Global R&D /WAHL Clipper Sudhir.firstname.lastname@example.org https://us.wahl.com/ “Sudhir's presentation on the product development process was informative, from observation to development to manufacturing and service.”—Brian Bartoz Stahr Media - Janel & Nathan Stahrjanel@stahrmedia.com https://stahrmedia.com/ “Janel and Nathan Stahr would be a wonderful pair to come to talk to students about what it takes to become successful in the business world. They have taken a small business and really grown. What great role models!”—Greer Collins “I learned a lot about small businesses from Stahr Media. At RMS, we have Career Presentations periodically for our Advisory classes. Stahr Media would be a great addition to those visits. Students would benefit from hearing about a career that is based around art and what it is like to be your own boss. “—B. Renkes Donaldson - Amanda Shipp -Amanda.Shipp@donaldson.com Todd Sigel said “Another really informative day from the presenters and they gave us an abundance of information that we can take back to our classrooms to share with our students!!!” Morgan Johnson shared that she “really enjoyed learning about the manufacturing field since I don’t know much about it at all! Dana - Joel Lyman- email@example.com - https://www.dana.com/ “I liked how Joel Lyman (Dana Corp.) mentioned the importance of students being exposed to different types of tools and measurement devices (both digital and analog).” – Kevin Hendley Sandra Bechtel said, “DANA gives me reasons for telling my students that they really do need to learn Geometry!” “I learned “DANA will train on the job, it’s great to get a degree, but that doesn’t mean that you have to get it right away.” –Janet Crownhart
REGISTER NOW! Book Study Begins! October 4th Pre-registration by September 27th is required. https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again by Chase Mielke This hybrid book study (Google Classroom and 2 zoom sessions) will provide educators with an interactive professional learning experience. The Burnout Cure: How can you energize yourself to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching? What specific, immediate actions can you take to enhance your well-being and thrive both on and off the job? Award-winning teacher Chase Mielke draws from his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help you change your outlook, strengthen your determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite your core passion for teaching. Often lighthearted, yet thoroughly grounded in research on social-emotional learning and positive psychology, The Burnout Cure explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for you and for your students. The book describes specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that you can use on your own and with students via classroom lessons and activities. Equipped with these tools, teachers can be their best, so they can give their best to the learners in their care.
As another school year begins, we wanted to introduce the ROE 47 staff, serving Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Make sure to check out our Tuesday posts as we continue to introduce the friendly faces that are here to serve you! Josh Knuth is a new face at ROE 47. Josh has joined the team as Assistant Regional Superintendent. His favorite part of working for ROE 47 is having the opportunity to help other educational professionals and working with a tremendous staff. Josh’s hobbies include boating, hunting and the Chicago Bears! For more information about the services offered visit www.roe47.org
Mark your calendars - Administrator Meeting Thursday, Sept 16th 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Click and Go! Zoom link will be sent via email. Curriculum Meeting Thursday, Sept 16th 11:00 - 12:00 Registration Required - Click Here to Register https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops Zoom link will be sent upon registration
Kelsey Hoeper from Willow House will present on September 28th on building grief-sensitive school communities--this would be a great event for social workers, school counselors and school psychologists to attend!
Please join your friends at ROE 47 as we enter the weekend in a thoughtful state; remembering 9/11!
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6th-12th, and September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Illinois School and Campus Safety Resource Center features both K-12 and Higher Ed pages on suicide prevention, as well as resources on responding to (and coping with) a suicide. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's Promote National Suicide Prevention Month page has various resources available to help promote suicide prevention in your school, district, or university.
Friday's School Celebration Welcome to Central Elementary School in Amboy! This year the school theme is camping, so welcome to Camp Central! Central School teachers & staff are looking forward to a great year! #RegionalOffice47 @RegionalOffice47
New Teacher Cadre Facilitator: Gail Wright, ROE47 Monday, Oct. 4th (3:30 - 4:30 p.m._ Virtual Registration Required - Click Here to Register https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops If you are a new teacher or a teacher in a new teaching area, we have three options of support designed to help you grow professionally and network with other teachers to share and ideas, support and build a network both in your district and outside with other schools to share strategies--instructional, classroom management, remote learning, special education and SEL. More information on the registration page. Free for SIP Members; $250 for non-members. Audience - New teacher, non-tenured teacher, or a teacher in a new teaching area
Safe 2 Help Illinois Online Information Session
REGISTER NOW! Short Term Substitute Training Registration Required - Click Here to Register https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops Monday, Sept 13th (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) Virtual Short-term substitute teacher licenses are now available in the state of Illinois until June 2023. Short-term sub licenses may be issued to individuals who hold an Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or show completion of 60 semester hours of coursework. This training fulfills the statutory requirement that all short-term substitute teachers complete a training program that provides information on curriculum, classroom management. Audience - Individuals who hold an Associate’s degree OR show completion of 60 semester hours of coursework.
Understanding and Addressing Challenging Classroom Behaviors Facilitator: Marcia Mintun, ROE47 (Sept 13th - Oct 1st) Google Classroom Zoom Session: Thursday, September 30th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Asynchronous Course -Registration Required - Click Here to Register https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops This 3-week asynchronous class will introduce or reinforce basic principles of Behavior Management. Based on OCALI's "Addressing Challenging Behavior" video series, week 1 will focus on defining target behaviors and designing behavior intervention plans. In week 2 we will look at several research-based strategies to address disruptive and non-compliant behaviors. For our final week 3, strategies for relationship building, the basis of all effective behavior management plans, will be explored.
As another school year is just beginning, we wanted to introduce the ROE 47 office staff, serving Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties. Make sure to check out our Tuesday posts as we continue to introduce the friendly faces that are here to serve you! This week, we are happy to feature Sherrie Pistole, who serves as the bookkeeper at ROE 47. Sherrie’s favorite thing about working at ROE 47 is her co-workers. In her free time, Sherrie enjoys shopping and watching her grandkids.
The office will be closed to honor Labor Day!
Friday's School Celebration Cool things are happening at Amboy High School in Mr. James Browne's Physical Science and Engineering Technologies class. Pictured below are a 3D nose for a rocket that students built and a mouse trap car created in class.
Friday's School Celebration Amboy School District celebrated the first day of school with student and staff games and team building activities! They are looking forward to a great year! If you would like to share some of the exciting things your school is doing to kick off the new school year, please send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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