Adolph named Elementary Principal of the Year Rochelle Consolidated District 231 announced Thursday that Lincoln School Principal Justin Adolph has been recognized as the Illinois Principal Association Elementary Principal of the Year for the state’s Northwest Region. Read the entire article at https://rochellenews-leader.com/article/adolph-named-elementary-principal-of-the-year
February Focus on Equity: Understanding Poverty Thursday, February 11th 3:00-4:00 p.m. This is a Click & Go Session! Special Guest Facilitator: Karla Belzer, University of Illinois Extension This series focuses on building equity and access for ALL of our students. This session will help educators to understand and better engage students who are under-resourced in order to create a more equitable learning environment and ensure access to valuable resources inside the school community and in community partnerships.
Another area district opportunity. Regional Center for Change alternative school is hiring for the upcoming school year. Contact Principal, Mark Morris at email@example.com for more information about the paraprofessional position.
More area district openings... Eswood School District #269 is hiring for the upcoming school year. Contact Superintendent, Dr. Michael Shapiro, firstname.lastname@example.org for more about elementary teaching positions; Grades 2 -4.
Continue to follow our Friday posts as we spread the word about more district openings in our area! St. Mary's School in Sterling is looking for a middle school Social Studies teacher and a middle school religion teacher for the upcoming school year. For more information, contact St. Mary's School Principal, Melanie Selmi at (815) 625-2253.
Librarians & School Library Media Specialist Networking Session Wednesday, February 10 (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.) This is a Click & Go Session! Facilitator: Gail Wright We would like to share ideas and information on our changing libraries and schools due to COVID. Come share your ideas and gain new ideas to use in your library and school. Please bring an idea to share!
Register in advance for this webinar: https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hlBRKhvyTDmGuTv0xriJyg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Wednesday, February 10th 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Click & Go Session! Mark your calendars ! Preschool Family Educators Networking Session Facilitator: Krista Peterson This is a Click & Go Session!
Morrison Community Schools has joined ROE 47 & Sauk Valley Community College as a grant partner in the Education Pathway work. The Pathway grant is creating opportunities for students to be college and career ready in the field of education. Morrison High School staff members Cory Bielema, Connie Royer, Jennifer Streets and Jennifer Stevenson have been working with Pathway Navigator, Chanda McDonnell, to build a strong program that is sustainable and prepares students for future careers in education. Jennifer Stevenson, district librarian, along with Morrison students, will be presenting their team based challenge at the 2021 Virtual Pathways for College and Career Readiness Summit on Monday, February 15th. This student panel will be showcasing their dedication to pathway work, to prepare for their future. Register for this conference at www.roe47.org. Morrison High School will also be awarding an education endorsement to a student at the end of this school year. Morrison has been devoted to this process to help their community address the issue of teacher shortage in this area. Pathway work requires dedication and determination in hopes that they can give back to their community in the future.
Virtual Coaching Session #3 BEGINS! Monday, February 8th Pre-registration required by Friday, February 5th. Limited to the first 10 registrants! To register, visit https://www.roe47.org/ 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.
Since 1976, February has been designated as Black History Month. The theme for Black History Month 2021 is "Black Family, Representation, Identity and Diversity".
National School Counseling Week February 1st - February 5th ALL in for ALL Students
Another opening at one of our area schools. Check it out and spread the word! Oregon Elementary School has a PE opening for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested candidates can reach out to Ryan Huels, Assistant Principal at email@example.com or 815-732-5300 ext 2227.
Continue to follow our Friday post as we help promote district openings in our area!
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Mark your calendars for this week's professional development opportunities offered by ROE47.Tuesday, January 26 1. Agriculture Pathway Meeting *Grant funded work. Stipends provided to eligible teacher participants. Please contact Anji Garza for more information.2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Invitations & Zoom link sent to participating schools. 2. ROE 47 Administrator Meeting Thursday, January 28 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Zoom link to be sent via email. 3. ROE 47 Curriculum & Instruction Meeting (Administrators, Curriculum Directors & Instructional Coaches) Thursday, January 28 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday's Instructional Strategy Tip Taken from Math for All Updates Strategies for Creating Rich Math Problems The strategies below* are ways to take routine tasks—like those often found in textbooks—and adapt them so that students have more opportunities to think deeply about the topics they are learning. Provide the answer. Ask for the question. Example 1: Instead of, “Round 5.94 to the nearest tenth," try, "A number was rounded to 6. What could be the number?" Example 2: Instead of, "Find the sum of 3,6, and 8," try, "The sum of three numbers is 17. What could be the numbers?" Example 3: Instead of, "What is the perimeter of a pool whose length is 50 yards and width is 25 yards?" try, "The distance around the rectangular swimming pool at the park is 150 yards. How long and how wide could the pool be?" Ask students to choose the numbers in a task. Example 4: Instead of a problem with all but one of the quantities given, try multiple quantities unknown, such as: "Taylor walked ☐ blocks to school. After school she walked ☐ blocks to the store, and then ☐ blocks to get home. She walked a total of ☐ blocks." Example 5: Use any digits between 0-9 in the boxes to make a correct equation. You may only use a digit once in the equation ☐☐ + ☐ = ☐☐ - ☐ What is the smallest value that could be on each side of the equation? What is the largest value? Ask for similarities or differences. Example 6: Instead of, "Name 3 numbers that are multiples of 5, and three that are not," try, "How are 5 and 100 alike? How are they different? Find as many ways as you can." Example 7: Instead of, "Describe the characteristics of right triangles," try, "How are these shapes alike? ◤▲ How are they different?” Ask for contexts for numerical expressions. Example 8: Instead of “Find the number of plants in a garden with 6 rows of 4 plants each,” try, “Create a real-world question where you might have to find 6x4 to answer the question. Find the product and answer your question.” Ask for a mathematical sentence that includes certain numbers and words. Example 9: Create a sentence that includes the numbers 3 and 4 along with the words “more” and “and.” You’ll have to use some other words too. Provide a real world situation that requires mathematics. Provide areas of ambiguity so students can make choices. Example 10: Instead of, “Use the menu to find the cost of 2 hot dogs and a soda,” try, “You and 3 friends have $50 to spend on lunch. Use the menu to decide what to buy and how much it will cost.”
Due to the current inclement weather and road conditions , the ROE47 office will not open until 10:00am today. Stay safe everyone.
An Important REMINDER to register for our annual PK-20 College & Career Readiness Summit to be held from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021. This year's summit will be VIRTUAL and will feature a dynamic keynote, student panel, networking, pathway presentations, and more! Learn about the pathway endorsement & PWR work in the Lee, Ogle & Whiteside county areas. There will be something for EVERY educator & administrator PK through grade 20! First 50 registrants who attend will receive a stipend. Every attendee will receive a copy on Tom Toney's Pathfinder curriculum to use with their students in the classroom. There will be giveaways and additional swag bags for participants, so join us!!!! #Pathways2021 Register today! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKXuzsgu5_4YlVGdPLtVgv-9yecRQOxP-INsxEc_WudSJHfw/viewform
Another great school in our area is hiring! Check it out! Continue to watch our Friday post, as we help promote district openings in our area. Come join our team at Central Elementary School in Rochelle . We are hiring a 4th grade bilingual (Spanish) teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information contact Celeste Canfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-535-8986 ext. 525.