AA#3754 Data Literacy: Achievement, School Improvement & Accountability

St. Clair ROE 1000 S. Illinois Street, Belleville, IL
PDC Member Districts $130.00, Non PDC Member Districts $156.00 (Lunch is included on site) The purpose of this course will be to provide administrators with an in-depth overview of the indicators utilized in the Illinois response to Every Student Success Act (ESSA) accountability system. Included in this workshop will be an overview of the ESSA law, the indicators utilized to designate schools, the requirements of schools designated for targeted and comprehensive support, funding support provided through the Title I - School Improvement 1003(a) Grant, and the requirements of the grant process including the use of the ISBE IWAS portal. In addition, participants will be exposed to the reports utilized for the annual designations available in IWAS. Participants will also discuss school improvement alignment to ensure positive student achievement. Although time will be devoted to those designated for improvement, this academy will be important for every school due to the annual calculation of the summative index score. Time will also be provided for participants to share experiences, barriers to student achievement, successful innovative ideas on student achievement, and communication opportunities for participants to guide stakeholder knowledge in their community PD hours can be issued for attending educators, CEU's can be issued for attending social workers
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Comprehensive Response to Human Trafficking 12.12.22 8:30am-12:30pm

St. Clair ROE 1000 S. Illinois Street, Belleville, IL
FREE for all to attend. This course is designed to increase the participant’s ability to identify and effectively respond to domestic sex trafficking. The audience will gain knowledge of the most common recruitment dynamics and relational dynamics such as strategic grooming. Attendees will learn how to apply this knowledge in effective trafficking response strategies. The presenters will share through lessons learned through their experiences in the field – both successes and mistakes. Risk factors for trafficking victims, demand and typologies of offenders will also be discussed. Additional breakout sessions will include: Collaborative Response to Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation 101 and Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Male Victims.
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Google Classroom Beginner to Advanced! (VIRTUAL)

Have you ever wanted to become more proficient with Google Classroom? Do you want to learn all the hidden features, tips, tricks and ways to make your class more productive and engaging using Google Classroom? Join Google for Education certified trainer David Lerch as he shows how to set up and run your Google Classrooms in the most effective and efficient way possible. Time for Q & A throughout. This training is for all levels of experience and ability
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Ethics in K-12 Social Work (VIRTUAL)

Social Workers are not immune to involvement in the court setting. When faced with this situation, they can feel lost, unsupported, and in the dark. This virtual session is designed to navigate the legal situations in which social workers can find themselves. Topics Include: Types of families that are involved in the legal system Ways social workers become involved in legal cases Reading and understanding parenting plans Subpoenas and depositions Communicating and information sharing with attorneys and GAL's Preparing for courtroom testimony Courtroom testifying- what can I expect Documentation Mandated reporting Legal and ethical issues with technology
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Motivating Today’s Students in Grades 7-12 1.9.23

St. Clair ROE 1000 S. Illinois Street, Belleville, IL
Join OTHS # 203 World Language Department Chair Libby Magee as you will explore different strategies and ideas for motivating our students in today’s world. We will discuss a variety of best teaching practices for a learning environment that engage learners and create positive classrooms to better motivate our students towards success.  We will also use our time to share ideas and collaborate to make this a worthwhile experience for all who attend. Targeted Audience: Grades 7-12 Educators
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SELf “Social Emotional Leadership Foundations”

St. Clair ROE 1000 S. Illinois Street, Belleville, IL
Completing this registration will ensure you are enrolled for all 4 sessions.  Participants must attend all 4 sessions (8:30am-11:30am January 10, February 9, March 23 and April 12). For school communities to THRIVE, a safe, healthy, and supportive climate and culture is essential. The demands placed on school leaders to TRANSFORM the climate and culture of their buildings to incorporate the increased SEL needs of students and staff can be challenging and overwhelming.  Through an SEL grant and partnership with Character Plus our goal is to provide you with SEL-aligned tools and resources needed to create communities where staff and students thrive and can be their BEST SELVES. Will you be one of only 35 leaders in 2023 to join this transformative leadership network to learn and grow collaboratively? SELf Topics for District Leaders:
  • Foundations of Culture (The Power of Narrative)
  • Leading Through Change
  • ABCs: Self-Determination Theory: Autonomy, Belonging and Competence
  • Understanding Self and Others
  • Mission and Vision and Core Values
  • Capacity Mapping People: The Culture Carriers
  • Space/Place/Use of Time
  • Systems, Policies and Practices
  • Creating the New Narrative: Putting It All Together
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Heidy LaFleur – VIRTUAL Social Emotional Learning Alphabet (T) 1.10.23 3:30pm-5:00pm

FREE for all. Each letter of the Social Emotional Alphabet is highlighted. With 26 letters and over 33 practical strategies, they offer SO MUCH CHOICE when learning about trauma, social emotional learning & soft skills. This session of the SEL Alphabet will focus on the Letter T "Tell Them your story - which focuses on self-reflection, self-care and pausing to look at your practices, your why and your values". This is the third of four virtual sessions that Heidy will present. Heidy LaFleur is a vibrant, positive and common sense leader with explosive passion for helping others understand the impact of trauma.  She is an author, forever teacher, former school administrator and most importantly a mother who lives with the trauma cycle with her family.  With her personal experiences being the foundation of her work with kids who struggle with mental health, she has worked with hundreds of kids in need of an understanding, positive and compassionate adult in their lives. She has authored Hop on the Clue Bus - A Common Sense Guide to Leadership and THOSE KIDS are OUR KIDS. Social workers can earn CEU hours for attending.  
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Virtual Book Study She Leads: The Women’s Guide to a Career in Educational Leadership

This 4 week virtual book study will be held on January 11, January 17, January 24 and January 31, 2023 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Through empowering stories and strategies, Authors George and Tolan inspire and wisely encourage women leaders to find their voice, to believe firmly in who they are and to lead with the kind of fire that can’t be put out!  Join in the book study to experience and grow in your leadership journey regardless where you are in your career. Facilitator Dr. Cindy Presnell from Mascoutah #19 will guide you to lead unapologetically with grace and authenticity. The book study will be personal, reflective, and relevant, and it could change how you think about your own leadership.   Note: Participants must purchase the book independently and attend all 4 sessions to earn all 12 pd hours.   
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What’s In a Name? Gender & Sex Issues for Illinois Schools

St. Clair ROE 1000 S. Illinois Street, Belleville, IL

Join attorneys Merry Rhoades and Michelle Basi from Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. for an in-person session discussing the on-going legal challenges K-12 schools are facing related to gender, sexual orientation, and sexual identity.  To help you navigate this ever changing and litigated area of school law, this interactive presentation will focus on recent trends being challenged in the courts about name and/or pronoun changes, student confidentiality, student records and facility usage.

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Building Blocks for an Effective Classroom Community (VIRTUAL) 1.12.23

2023 is here and you still have 5 months of school left, this workshop is a great reminder of how important your classroom community is for each and every student!  It is essential that we create an inviting and welcoming classroom culture that reaches all of our learners. Tools, tips, and tricks to building this foundation for a successful remainder of the year will be discussed. Join special educator, google certified trainer Mae Scott from Triad High School as she leads you in this fantastic session!
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