Check out these openings in Sterling Public Schools!
Librarians & School Library Media Specialist Networking Session Wednesday, January 20 2:30 - 3:30 p.m - 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! Check out https://roe47.org/ for the zoom link.
Mark your calendars! Tuesday January 19th from 3 PM to 4 PM INFORMATIONAL PANEL FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN Please join us for this panel presentation to be held via ZOOM. (Visit https://roe47.org/ for the zoom link) This panel of providers is coming to you to discuss services provided and supports for you and your family during the Remote Learning process and after. We ask your participation and input at the end of the session so that we better support you and your family during the education process of your children. Topics include: The Regional Office of Education provides many services to families including Family Educators, Parents as Teachers, Truancy, and Homeless support Presented by Krista Peterson, Assistant Director of Professional Learning , Regional Office of Education #47 Special Education Rights During Remote Learning and the Return to In-Person Instruction. Presented by Mike Shea, Staff Attorney, Equip for Equality Overview of NICIL services and specifically what you can do to assist parents in the IEP process Presented by Emily Witt, NICIL Youth Coordinator and Special Projects Coordinator Florissa overview and option for participating in a Tips for Supporting Your Child in Remote Learning Presented by Laura Gumbiner, Florissa Clinical and School Psychology Intern. Bi-County Special Education Coop School Psychology Predoctoral Intern. Building Strong Illinois Families Presented by Karla Belzer, Family Life Educator University of Illinois Extension
The registration for our February 15, 2021 VIRTUAL College & Career Readiness Summit is open for registration. This is a PK-grade 20 event - ALL educators and administrators are invited to attend! We are excited to announce Tom Toney as a keynote speaker. He will present “Building a Clear Path: Insights and Practical Steps for Helping Students Discover Their Path Forward.” The first 50 people to register and attend will receive a stipend for the day. The first 100 registrations will receive FREE resources for Tom Toney's KUEST Student Leadership curriculum and tools. A flier for this event is attached. Register for this event here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKXuzsgu5_4YlVGdPLtVgv-9yecRQOxP-INsxEc_WudSJHfw/viewform
Students' first steps in engaging with the Xello program are completing surveys that allow them to identify their learning styles and future paths. The first survey students participate in is the Matchmaker Interest Quiz. The career-match assessment pairs student’s interests directly to careers, allowing students to see exactly why a career is a strong match or not. Following that the students will identify their favorite Career Clusters. Students can review the Career Clusters and save their favorites in the About Me tab. Students can also see their recommended career clusters and filter their career list by cluster when exploring their options. After students have identified their favorite Career Clusters, they will do more exploration with their personal interests. . They can select from predefined lists in categories like Science & Technology, Arts & Culture, and Clubs & Organizations, or they can enter their own. For more information about Xello, contact your school counselor.
Check out these 15 Essential Strategies in Teaching Math from We Are Teachers. "Being intentional and using creative approaches to your instruction can get students excited about math. These 15 essential strategies in teaching mathematics can make this your class’s best math year ever." https://www.weareteachers.com/strategies-in-teaching-mathematics/
Have a great week from your friends at ROE 47!
Friday's School Celebration Amboy Junior High School Submitted by Ms. Yvonne Vicks, Teacher & ELA Instructional Coach Amboy Junior High started this school year utilizing the Significant 72 philosophy. The idea behind Significant 72 is for the first three days of school, we place a priority on developing relationships within the classroom, putting "connections before curriculum." When AJHS came back from winter break, we wanted to revisit this idea with a Significant 24. We spent all day with the same kids focusing on strengthening those relationships with various team-building activities that included reflecting on the first semester, setting goals for the rest of the year, and learning how to support each other. The students were then tasked with developing a plan that would positively change our school community, similar to "pay it forward." Each classroom came up with its own plan. We saw plans that ranged from an anti-bullying program to using mealworms to recycle styrofoam, to filling people's buckets with positive words of encouragement and/or compliments. We are excited about the ideas that the students came up with and are setting our plans in motion!
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Virtual Pathways For College & Career Readiness Summit! Monday, February 15th (8:30am - Noon) To register visit roe47.org
Don't forget to register for the Youth Mental Health First Aid event. You can use this link to register: https://forms.gle/KCKE1fB7tfyFhrLa9.
All school districts have access to support services for the benefit of the educational needs of students who's family is in a transitional living arrangement. For more information please reach out to Deb Foust at (815) 625-1495, ext. 113.
Please check out the new fire drill requirements. You can access those through the ROE's website at: https://roe47il.sites.thrillshare.com/page/covid-19.
We've updated the Full Referral Form. You can click this link to access this form: https://5il.co/mwsu.
Happy Holidays! GED classes at Wallace and the Rock River Center will not be held December 21st -January 1st. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 5th.
Remember Fingerprinting hours are going to be changing for the winter holiday. The office is open 8-4. Stop by and see us!
Check out the November C4C newsletter: https://5il.co/nhwl.
We just uploaded the new December Newsletter. You can use this link to access the articles: https://roe47il.sites.thrillshare.com/browse/177100.
Mark your calendars! Tuesday, November 10 *6-12 ELA Networking Session 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Click & Go Session! Facilitator: Stacey Dinges & Krista Peterson *6-12 Math Networking Session 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Click & Go Session Facilitator: Anji Garza
REGISTER NOW! A book study you don't want to miss! https://sites.google.com/a/roe47.org/roe-47-professional-development/ October 14th book study begins! Pre-registration by October 12th is required. Practicing Presence by Lisa J. Lucas This hybrid book study (Google Classroom and 3 zoom sessions) will provide educators with an interactive professional learning experience. Practicing Presence is a book to help teachers more successfully manage the frustration of feeling overwhelmed. It is filled with ideas, exercises, checklists, personal anecdotes, and practices educators can use to reframe and establish a mindset that will enhance focus and engagement in the classroom.
Congratulations to Aaron Sitze, Northwest Region Teacher of the Year! Aaron teaches Social Entrepreneurship at Oregon High School in Oregon Community High School District 220. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NF0z3LRmpQ&feature=youtu.be