Virtual Book Study: Atomic Habits

2024 ~ NEW Year....NEW You! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results Do you dream of becoming a better version of yourself as a leader, spouse, or parent, but know that change can be extremely difficult?  I've been in that exact same place as a principal, husband, and father.  The tips, tricks, and secrets that I learned in James Clear's book Atomic Habits were transformational for me.  Join me, Dr. Tom Webb Principal of Carterville Intermediate School, for a book study on Atomic Habits, to learn how tiny changes can bring remarkable results.  You'll receive the secrets to transformation, collaboration with peers, 14 CPDU hours, 5 Zoom sessions based solely on application of the content, a complete reflection document, and life changing strategies.  Please register and join me 5 Thursdays in a row from 4:00-5:00pm beginning on 1/18 and ending on 2/15. If you are unable to attend a session, please do not register. If you miss a session a $30.00 fee will be issued.
Target Audience: Administrators, Principals, Assistant Principals, Team Leaders, and Department Chairs.  Anyone that plays a leadership role in your school will benefit from this experience.
Dates / Times: Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15.  Participants will be sent virtual link(s) prior to the sessions and must attend ALL 5 sessions to earn 14 pd hours. Partial pd credit will not be given and attendees can’t participate unless wanting/needing pd hours. Participants must purchase the book independently.
Spots are limited for this virtual session.  Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out.
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The Gift of You

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Welcome to 2024...start the year off right by giving yourself the best gift free of charge.  After exploring what well-being and self-care mean, we’ll turn the mirror on you and help you determine what your self-care hygiene and regimen looks like, what helps and hinders it, strategies for making it stick, and above all, connection with like-minded people.  Be ready to choose courage over comfort and come out the other side with a well-crafted plan for your own self-care. Targeted audience: EVERYONE! This event is free thanks to an Area V SEL Grant.
Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out.
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Go-to Models, Methods, and Manipulatives in K-2 (Virtual)

Join Greg Tang in this highly interactive virtual session as we explore the most important strategies and skills in K-2 math. These are the key concepts our kids simply have to master. Is there a way to teach them that lays the foundation for upper math? A way to generalize and apply them to teach other important concepts as well? Math will never be the same!  GREG TANG earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Harvard University and an M.A. in math education from New York University. Greg Tang has taught students of all ages, from kindergarten to college, and has used his problem-solving methods to create successful products and companies across many industries.
A link will be sent out prior to the event date.  Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out.
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Teach Smarter, Not Harder: Harnessing AI Tools for Dynamic Classroom Content Creation

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Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching approach and captivate your students with innovative content? Unlock the potential of artificial intelligence to enhance your teaching materials. As technology continues to evolve, educators must adapt and integrate cutting-edge tools to engage the modern learner effectively. In this hands-on workshop, we will delve into the world of AI-powered content creation, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to transform your teaching materials into dynamic and interactive resources. We will guide you through various AI applications, demonstrating how to leverage them to develop captivating presentations, immersive simulations, personalized assessments, and interactive visual aids that cater to diverse learning styles. Embrace the future of education and join us for this transformative workshop that will leave you well-equipped to inspire and engage your students like never before. Participants should bring a fully charged device to this event. Registrations close 4-5 days prior to the date unless tickets are sold out.
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Empowering K-6 Students: Harnessing the Power of Sentence Stems

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As educators committed to the success of our English Language Learners (ELL) in K-6 classrooms, it is crucial to provide them with effective tools and strategies that foster language development and academic growth. Sentence stems have emerged as a powerful tool in supporting ELL students' language proficiency and overall academic achievement.  In this professional development workshop, we will explore the impact that sentence stems can have on ELL students' language acquisition and critical thinking skills. Through engaging discussions, practical activities, and real-world examples, participants will gain valuable insights and strategies to incorporate sentence stems effectively into their daily teaching practices. This is the second ELL professional learning opportunity in a series of four. If you need professional development hours toward ESL, this PD will count toward your hours. It will also benefit K-6 classroom teachers wanting to create an inclusive and empowering learning environment for all students. Join us as we unlock the potential of sentence stems to empower ELL students on their journey to language proficiency and academic success. Together, we will build a foundation that enables every ELL student to thrive in the classroom and beyond. Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out.
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Supporting Students with IEPs in Your General Education K-8 Classroom

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Free for all
General educators are critical partners in the special education process! Join us as we learn more about high leverage practices that support ALL learners in General Education settings. Learn about the importance of your role in helping identify students with needs, being a partner in the IEP process, and providing data that is critical to students meeting their goals (Appropriate for K-8).
Registrations will close 4-5 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out. 
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10 Techniques to Get Kids Talking (K-8)

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Do you struggle with student engagement? If so, this hands-on workshop offers an inside look at 10 techniques to transform your students into active learners and standout leaders. This is exactly why all K-8 teachers, coaches, and administrators should join in this one-day workshop highlighting 10 collaboration techniques that will take classroom discussions to the next level.
In the book, 10 Techniques to get Students Talking, Dr. Dee Ann Schnautz will highlight low-prep, high impact, research-based techniques that will increase student engagement on a whole new level. Not only will you be exposed to the techniques, but you'll see real classroom footage showcasing the strategies in action allowing you to feel the magic. Additionally, you'll be provided with templates and PDFs so that you can print and use the resources the very next day.
Registrations close 4-5 days prior to the event date unless tickets are sold out.
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Co-Teaching: Essential Planning for the Why, What and How (K-12)

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Free for all
Participants will learn why and how inclusive learning environments are supportive for all learners, and will discuss the models of co-teaching with examples of each model. Additional resources will be shared and a dialogue around potential first steps toward greater inclusion in buildings will be discussed. (Appropriate for all grade levels)
Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out.
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Get The Most Out of K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Want to make your K-8 parent/teacher conferences a success? This workshop is for you! Join veteran educator Kathy Alt and discover how to make the most out of these essential meetings. Learn practical strategies for setting goals, communicating effectively, building relationships, managing challenges, and creating a welcoming environment that supports all families. Ideal for both new and seasoned teachers who want to improve their conference skills and leave a lasting positive impression on parents. Get ready to impress your families and leave feeling confident and prepared for your next conference.   Registration closes 4 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out.
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Leveraging Cultural Differences

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This workshop is free thanks to the IL Masonic Foundation, lunch is provided on site. By acknowledging and valuing diverse cultural backgrounds, educators can devise instructional lessons and activities that contextualize critical content and skills within students’ everyday lives.  Through this process, educators and students learn more about one another in safe, respectful environments that promote pro-social behavior, reduce bullying, spark intrinsic motivation, increase home-school connection and close opportunity gaps through personalized learning.  This session offers strategies that both school leaders and teachers can transfer immediately into their buildings and classrooms to reach and engage learners of all cultures, ages and abilities.   Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event unless ticket sales are sold out.
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