July is National Ice Cream Month. Enjoy the summertime, sunshine and an ice cream cone! Rest & relax ROE 47 educators, you deserve it! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
2 days ago, ROE 47
ice cream
Find out more about the Education Pathways work being done in Lee, Ogle and Whiteside area schools at https://www.roe47.org/page/career-pathways. @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
3 days ago, ROE 47
Student working in the Pathways Program
FROM THE DESK OF: SCHOOL COUNSELOR MRS. MEUMANN Fulton Elementary School Here are some easy summer learning tips: Summer reading should be FUN reading. Encourage your child to read anything and everything that interests him or her. A great way to start the end of the school year is with a special trip to the library or bookstore. Have fun with numbers. Find creative ways to practice math by asking your child to help tally the bill at the grocery store, calculate time, or follow a recipe. Turn off the screens. A little bit of screen time is okay, but too much is not healthy. Monitor and limit screen time in the summer just as you would during the school year. Make art-Let the summer months be when your child discovers that he or she has the amazing ability to create through art. Go outside-Enjoy a bike ride, go for a walk, visit a park, blow bubbles, draw with sidewalk chalk
5 days ago, ROE 47
Summer
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6 days ago, ROE 47
It's everything ROE47
ROE 47 is wishing all the Lee, Ogle and Whiteside area educators a relaxing and rejuvenating summer! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
9 days ago, ROE 47
Summer
Register now for ROE 47's WORKPLACE WEDNESDAY Workplace Wednesday's start July 13th at Constellation – Byron Station (Exelon Generation). You don't want to miss it! This will be especially helpful for middle school/high school math/science teachers and elementary teachers in math/science and special education teachers. It will be a day of hands-on activities and you will come away with lesson plans as well as finding out about jobs in science to guide students in career pathways. Seeing where and how the students will use what they are learning in school and helping you to share the relevance of what they are learning. For the full schedule of Workplace Wednesday's times & locations & to register, click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlIooZAUxoJu9mWLPTgM4NwEiwBKXxNK3IksaZ17GZ7JaRCA/viewform
11 days ago, ROE 47
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Summer—A time to find the Joy, Beauty, and Utility of Mathematics (and get better at it, too!) by Karen Rothschild "When children play with math, without expectations of demonstrating achievement or competence, they too may find the fun and the beauty in math, as well as a sense of empowerment in doing so. " Read the blog here : https://mathforall.edc.org/summer-and-utility-of-mathematics/
12 days ago, ROE 47
Math for All
ROE 47 would like to say thank you to our community partnerships that support the Nexus Program. Over the next few weeks, we will be thanking those partners. Pictured below is LSSI receiving a Certificate of Community Partnership. Nexus is a support program offered by the Regional Office of Education #47 for participating school districts in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. Nexus supports the whole child/children by supporting the whole family. Through personal, respectful, and confidential interactions with a trained Family Support Staff, families create goals geared towards social-emotional needs, school readiness, and overall family well-being. The Family Support Staff connects and helps families navigate local community resources, thus creating a stronger community. For more information about Nexus, visit https://www.roe47.org/page/nexus.
13 days ago, ROE 47
Luteran Social Services
The ROE 47 office will be closed today in honor of Juneteenth.
13 days ago, ROE 47
Office is closed
School Celebration Regional Center for Change Congratulations to the C4C students on their 8th grade graduation! We are proud of you! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
16 days ago, ROE 47
C4C 8th graduates
School Celebration Chana Education Center Lynn Kalnins, Assistant Principal Chana Education Center celebrated the last days of school at the Rochelle Conservation Club with some beautiful weather and outdoor activities fun. Students spent the day catching fish, hiking, geocaching, playing corn hole bags, creating art, water squirters, and more. This was the first whole school field trip that we have been able to do since the pandemic. Everyone was ready to get outside and celebrate the school year and each other!
19 days ago, ROE 47
Chana Education Center
Students playing out side
last day celebration
ROE 47 would like to say thank you to our community partnerships that support the Nexus Program. Over the next few weeks, we will be thanking those partners. Pictured below is Trinity - United Methodist Church of Sterling receiving a Certificate of Community Partnership. Nexus is a support program offered by the Regional Office of Education #47 for participating school districts in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. Nexus supports the whole child/children by supporting the whole family. Through personal, respectful, and confidential interactions with a trained Family Support Staff, families create goals geared towards social-emotional needs, school readiness, and overall family well-being. The Family Support Staff connects and helps families navigate local community resources, thus creating a stronger community. For more information about Nexus, visit https://www.roe47.org/page/nexus.
20 days ago, ROE 47
Trinity
School Celebration Regional Center for Change Congratulations to the C4C Graduates. We are proud of you! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
23 days ago, ROE 47
C4C graduates
Congratulations to Amboy High School graduate, Olivia Miller, who has been recognized as a Golden Apple Scholar through the Golden Apple Foundation. Olivia was involved in the Education Pathway Endorsement Program at Amboy High School and will be attending Illinois State University to purse a degree in education.
25 days ago, ROE 47
Golden Apple Scholar
Workplace Wednesday's You don't want to miss the opportunity ! Mark your calendars : July 13 - Exelon Nuclear Plant CLICK HERE TO REGISTER : https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops In collaboration with Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside County businesses, Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce, Sauk Valley Community College, the Whiteside Area Career Center, the Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Office of Education #47 will again be offering Workplace Wednesdays Face-to-Face Business Visits. K-12 Teachers will visit businesses in varied Career Pathways. This will help in the implementation of Career Pathways to fulfill the requirements of the Postsecondary Workforce Readiness (PWR) Act. K-12 teachers will be exposed to the concepts of Career Pathways, employability skills, ideas for STEM/STEAM lessons (Exelon will provide hands-on science/math activities as well as lesson plans.) and, ideas for project-based learning, and information K-12 teachers need to serve as conduits for providing career information to students and developing application lessons. Workplace Wednesday will help educators learn about the Labor Market in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. Teachers will learn about employer needs and expectations, making connections to help prepare students for career readiness K-12 and across the curriculum. Workplace Wednesdays is an opportunity for the development of partnerships with business and allowing teachers to learn and share with students 21st Century academic and soft skills needed to prepare students to be workforce ready. You will be able to answer those questions of “why do I have to learn this” with workplace examples. Teachers are the conduits for providing career information to students gained from Workplace Wednesdays.
26 days ago, ROE 47
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ROE 47 would like to say thank you to our community partnerships that support the Nexus Program. Over the next few weeks, we will be thanking those partners. Pictured below is First School Bus Company receiving a Certificate of Community Partnership. Nexus is a support program offered by the Regional Office of Education #47 for participating school districts in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties. Nexus supports the whole child/children by supporting the whole family. Through personal, respectful, and confidential interactions with a trained Family Support Staff, families create goals geared towards social-emotional needs, school readiness, and overall family well-being. The Family Support Staff connects and helps families navigate local community resources, thus creating a stronger community. For more information about Nexus, visit https://www.roe47.org/page/nexus.
27 days ago, ROE 47
First School Bus Company
School Celebration Lincoln Elementary School Cami Hartman, Counselor at Jefferson Elementary School, was honored on Friday, May 20th, at a school wide assembly, in which she received the Northwest Region of the Illinois Principal Association Certified Support Person Leadership Award for 2021-2022. Mrs. Hartman has played a vital role in building a successful climate and culture among students and staff members at Jefferson Elementary School. Cami is kind, compassionate, and professional at all times. She works with students on a daily basis when teaching kids how to react, respond, or show resilience in specific situations. She teaches our Social and Emotional Curriculum and supports teachers to continue with follow up lessons, too. Mrs. Hartman always finds time to help support our staff with better ways to serve our students. Not only does Mrs. Hartman support all of our kids with their mental health well being, she has been instrumental in building the Therapy Dog program at Sterling Public Schools, with the first Professional Therapy Dog, Scone, becoming a member of the Jefferson Elementary School Staff. Cami Hartman is a true professional and so deserving of this special award!
30 days ago, ROE 47
Cami Hartman Picture
Cami Hartman
Cami Hartman
School Celebration Amboy High School Congratulations to Amboy High School building secretary, Lori Bickett, on her retirement. Enjoy your next adventure! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Retiring Lori Bickett
Virtual Summer Book Study - REGISTER NOW Why Are We Still DoingThat? Positive Alternatives to Problematic Teaching Practices By Persida Himmele & William Himmele Monday, June 6th - Friday, July 1st CLICK HERE to register : https://www.roe47.org/page/pl-opportunities-workshops The authors provide straightforward, research informed accounts of what makes each of these practices problematic. And they share easy-to-implement instructional, assessment and classroom management strategies you can use to meet the goals those problematic practices are intended to achieve…without the downsides and damage. This book is for K-12 teachers at all stages of their career, including preservice teachers who will be educating the next generation of students. Read it and reflect on it with colleagues. Use it to focus your own inquiry into what is and is not working for your students and to replace ineffective and potentially harmful habits with more positive and effective ones.
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
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School Celebration St. Mary Elementary and Jr. High School, Dixon Congratulations to Sally Renner, who will be retiring this year after teaching at St. Mary Elementary and Jr. High School in Dixon for the past 33 years. @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Sally Renner