Behavior Management for the Little Learner (K-3)

St. Clair ROE
Our Littlest Learners have so much to learn while at school and oftentimes behaviors get in the way of that! Come to this workshop to hear some classroom friendly ways to help with behaviors for the entire classroom as well as for some of the little guys and gals that need an individual plan as well. When the appropriate management strategy is utilized, it improves behavior and social/emotional health. This is a great workshop to learn some new strategies and share what is working in your classroom as well! Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event date unless tickets are sold out.
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

St. Clair ROE
Free for all - lunch will be provided on site Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN? The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: • Assess for risk of suicide or harm • Listen nonjudgmentally • Give reassurance and information • Encourage appropriate professional help • Encourage self-help and other support strategies WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE? The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, parole officers, etc.).
Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out.
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You, Me, and the Child with ADHD 

St. Clair ROE
Come learn how ADHD is perceived by all of those involved in educating kiddos in K-5 with this neurodivergent disability (including the child). Having a better understanding of how this disability impacts the child, the teacher, and the parent can positively influence your interactions with them and that improves their successes and social/emotional wellbeing. Additionally, you will learn multiple strategies that can work to strengthen the student's executive functioning abilities within the classroom. Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event date unless tickets are sold out.
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Sensory & Communication Strategies for the K-12 Classroom

BASSC Board Room 2411 Pathways Crossing, Belleville, IL
Note - this workshop will be held at BASSC - Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative 2411 Pathways Crossing Belleville 62221 (in the board room). BASSC Occupational Therapist Amanda Terstriep and Speech Language Pathologist Victoria Corporon will facilitate an introductory level workshop that will focus on the what, why, and how of sensory processing and its impact on learners in the classroom. Attendees will learn what sensory processing is, why it is relevant to learning, and how to implement sensory support strategies for neuro-diverse learners in the classroom. In addition, how to support communication with a proactive approach and when a student is experiencing dysregulation. Educators will receive practical strategies and resources they can embed in their current classroom routine. Participants will participate in both a whole group informational and breakout sessions within this training.  Suggested Participants: teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, school social workers, and other school support staff.   Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event date unless tickets are sold out.  
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Unleashing K-5 Mathematical Minds: Nurturing Productive Struggle in the Elementary Math Classroom

St. Clair ROE
In this engaging and interactive workshop, educators will explore the significance of productive struggle as a catalyst for cognitive growth and mathematical proficiency. By investigating the latest research and pedagogical insights, participants will gain a profound understanding of how well-designed struggles can enhance problem-solving skills, resilience, and critical thinking in their students. Educators will leave equipped with a repertoire of strategies to intentionally design and implement activities that promote productive struggle in their elementary math classrooms. Join us on this journey to transform challenges into opportunities for mathematical growth and empower your students to embrace the joy of learning through the art of productive struggle. Registration will close 4-5 days prior to the event unless tickets are sold out.  
Get Tickets Free – $75.00 40 tickets left

Maximizing Impact: Making the Most of Your Core Content Blocks in K-5 Math and ELA

St. Clair ROE
Unlock the potential of your instructional time in this dynamic session tailored for educators seeking practical strategies to optimize their time during core content blocks. This will help ensure that every instructional minute contributes significantly to student learning in both mathematics and English language arts (ELA). Participants will leave with time management strategies and engaging activities and routines that maximize their efforts and impact student learning. Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event date.
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“6-12 NGSS Decoded: Elevating Secondary Science Education with AI-Powered Planning”

Wolf Branch Middle School 410 Huntwood Rd., Swansea
This workshop will be held at Wolf Branch Middle School (library) 410 Huntwood Rd. Swansea. Time will be given for lunch (on your own).
Join Mascoutah # 19 Grant Project Director Jeanine Sheppard as you will unlock the potential of AI tools to unravel Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for educators in grades 6-12. Delving into the translation of standards into clear learning targets and success criteria, this workshop will empower teachers to create dynamic activities aligned with their students' needs. Through collaborative discussions and interactive exploration, educators will discover how AI can revolutionize their science curriculum and instruction. Participants must bring a fully charged device to this session.
Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event date unless tickets are sold out.
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Book Study: Equipped for Reading (Virtual)

This virtual book study will provide all teachers with a clear understanding of how the brain learns to read, and how to address the needs of struggling readers of all ages.  In addition, provided within this book are “One Minute Activities” for phonological awareness, which can immediately be put to use in all K-8 classrooms. Author David A. Kilpatrick shares, "In recent years, scientists have made great strides in understanding how children learn to read, as well as how to prevent and correct most reading difficulties. However, the American Federation for Teachers, the Journal of Learning Disabilities, and School Psychology Review have all highlighted the fact that these findings have not become widely known or used in our schools. The book Equipped for Reading Success is designed to summarize these research results in a clear and easy-to-read manner, bringing K-8 teachers up to date on these exciting findings."

 Through 5 weekly virtual meetings, we will read and discuss the research shared in the first half of this book through the use of guiding questions.  During the last week we will work on how to assess for, and utilize, the one-minute phonological awareness activities included.

5 Zoom meetings from 9:30am-10:30am on 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, and 7/30 with assigned weekly readings. IMPORTANT: For each zoom - you will need manipulatives to use such as tokens, Unifix cubes, small erasers, etc. on hand to use for activities. Chapters 1 and 2 will need to be read prior to our first meeting on 7/2. Note - please do not sign up for this virtual book study if you are enrolled in any other summer pd that would conflict with these dates/times. There will not be any make-up sessions, registered participants are expected to attend all sessions and complete the work as outlined to earn the full 15 pd hours (partial pd hours will not be issued). Missing a session will result in a $35.00 invoice.

As stated by The Reading League, Equipped for Reading Success provides “appropriate phonological awareness assessment for ages 5 to 105.” While there is a strong emphasis on grades K-5, strategies for students in grades 6-8 and all K-12 struggling readers can be applied within this book.  For teachers of students in grades 6 and up, Equipped for Reading Success will help you uncover and address holes in the reading foundations of your middle school students, which will positively impact their reading comprehension. Spots are limited, registration closes 7 days prior to the event.  Participants will have to purchase the book on their own. The link will be sent by Erin Connolly prior to July 2, 2024.
Get Tickets Free – $125.00 25 tickets left

Gingerbread in July? K-12 STEAM/STEM Galore!

Bellevue Park Stone Lodge Pavilion 401 Bellevue Park Dr., Belleville, IL
Note this workshop will be held at the Bellevue Park Stone Lodge (401 Bellevue Park Dr. Belleville)
Join us for a fun-filled, hands-on, and festive K-12 STEM/STEAM workshop presented by Jan Wiggs and the Belleville Gingerbread Committee.  Participants will learn how to incorporate STEM/STEAM lessons and activities into building and creating a small gingerbread house to take home.  Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring decorating items if you wish. STEM/STEAM handouts will be available and will also be sent electronically to participants.
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Effective Strategies for Classroom Management and Engagement

St. Clair ROE
Join retired educator Kathy Alt as you prepare for the 2024-2025 school year!  This interactive workshop will provide participants with tried-and-true methods of classroom management, ensuring a conducive learning environment for all K-8 students.  Participants will be introduced to a variety of teaching strategies designed to promote high levels of student engagement, leading to improved classroom management. Walk away with a toolbox of techniques and approaches that you can immediately implement in your classroom to foster a more engaging and productive learning environment. Registration closes 4-5 days prior to the event date unless tickets are sold out, participants will be given time for lunch (on your own).
Get Tickets Free – $110.00 35 tickets left