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Teacher Well-Being: Connecting SEL & Self-Care

This self-paced, online course offers support and guidance in the Educator’s journey of well-being through SEL and Mindfulness.  Included are a variety of tips and interactive activities to help you identify your own needs and implement helpful practices to improve your well-being. You will leave with a toolbox of information and simple practices to effectively advocate for your well-being in educational spaces and beyond.

This course uses Canvas as its learning management system with module requirements and prerequisites. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days in order to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded.

Event Date 10-05-2022
Event End Date 12-12-2022
Cutoff date 10-03-2022
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Nurse Network

The Nurse Network meets quarterly to provide opportunities for school nurses across Illinois to connect, ask questions, discuss, and receive support. Join us and Dr. Sandra Martell, Public Health Administrator for the Winnebago County Health Department, to stay up-to-date on hot topics and get your questions answered!

If you are interested in attending multiple Nurse Network meetings, please register for each one seperately. Zoom links will only be sent out to those who are registered before the day of the event.

Meeting dates:

  • October 5th
  • November 30th
  • February 8th
  • April 5th
Event Date 10-05-2022 3:30 pm
Event End Date 10-05-2022 4:30 pm
Cutoff date 10-03-2022 8:00 am
Individual Price Free

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

McKinney Vento Act: Knowing and Implementing the Law
Did you know?
  • A youth who experiences homelessness is 87% more likely to drop out of school
  • Homelessness in early childhood is associated with poor classroom engagement and poor social skills in early elementary school
Event Date 10-06-2022 11:30 am
Event End Date 10-06-2022 12:30 pm
Cutoff date 10-04-2022 9:00 am
Individual Price FREE
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

HR Advisory Group

Are you an HR professional or novice with HR duties? Ever want to phone a friend when you don’t know the answer to a complicated situation, question or concern? If the answer is yes, join us! The HR advisory group is a resource on current issues, trends and topics and an opportunity to collaborate as professionals so we have the right tools and information necessary to support our employees.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jamie Watts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the email list and receive the Zoom link. This event is open for HR staff members across all of Illinois and meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Event Date 10-11-2022 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-11-2022 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Communities of Practice: Special Educators Cohort

Join us as we explore this month’s high leverage practice/strategy Collaboration. In this session, teacher participants will develop an understanding of the practice to benefit diverse learners, explore connections to the Danielson Framework, discuss classroom implementation, and engage in future focused problem solving to support current challenges in special education classrooms.

Online meeting will be hosted by the Regional Office of Education 47. Registration will direct you to their events system.

Event Date 10-12-2022 3:30 pm
Event End Date 10-12-2022 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Navigating the Computer Literacy Standards

Starting in the 2022 school year, schools will be responsible for educating their students in computer literacy per the new computer science standards developed by ISBE. Join Ben Sondgeroth in this session to explore what computer literacy is, the K-12 Computer Literacy Knowledge and Skill Continuum, and how you can bring computer literacy into your classroom. We will explore how both new tools and some you may already know can be utilized to fulfill these standards!

Presented by Ben Sondgeroth with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

Registration Deadline: 10/10/22 at 3:00 pm.

Event Date 10-13-2022 8:30 am
Event End Date 10-13-2022 1:30 pm
Capacity 35
Cutoff date 10-10-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price $40.00
Contact Hours 4
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Online Educational Technology Roundtable

An open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. Open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools.

Note that this event will be offered in-person and virtually. You should select your preference when you register under "How Will You Attend?".

Event Date 10-13-2022 1:00 pm
Event End Date 10-13-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Mindful Foundations - Online, Self-Paced Course

In this self-paced course, participants new to mindfulness will investigate and engage with its pillars, and walk away with focused mindfulness practices that will help manage stress & physical/emotional pain as well as improve attention and communication. After all, in order for us to model mindfulness for our students, we must first practice it ourselves.  This workshop is for K-12.

This course runs through Canvas. Users do not need previous Canvas experience in order to participate in the course.  Learners will also receive information on how they can become a member of the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully. PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE THIS COURSE WITHIN 60 DAYS OF REGISTRATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE 7 PDCs OFFERED FOR THIS COURSE. Partial credit will not be awarded. No refunds available.

 Anytime Learning Library

 

Event Date 10-14-2022
Event End Date 12-19-2022
Cutoff date 10-12-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 7
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Tech Takeout: Librarian Edition

We are excited to bring a new edition of our online course, Tech Takeout, to the world of library science! Learn about educational technology applications that will help your students and staff collaborate in effective and creative ways. Participants will have access to training videos, practice samples, and additional resources for Jamboard, Dotstorming, Padlet, and Flip. Join us for this unique and fun professional learning, including a takeout bundle with two surprise gifts inside -- one courtesy of Nunzio's, Loves Park, IL!

This is an online, self-paced course. Participants will have 60 days to complete their course work in full. Partial PDCs will not be rewarded.

Materials developed and presented by Holly Kelly of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

 

Event Date 10-14-2022
Event End Date 12-19-2022
Cutoff date 10-07-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 3
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
The Art and Science of Fine Arts Assessment

The Fine Arts play a vital role in our students’ education and our schools. This online course will help ensure your fine arts programs and students thrive by helping you break down the Illinois Arts Standards and implement authentic and effective assessment strategies. The art and science of a balanced assessment plan will help enhance your daily practices and further support your students’ artistic expression and creative growth!

Materials presented by Jonathan Grice, director of Fine Arts at Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive 12 PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable! Participants can also elect to receive 1 graduate credit from the University of St. Francis. Note that participants will need to apply and meet the requirements through the University of St. Francis independently.

 

Event Date 10-17-2022
Event End Date 12-19-2022
Cutoff date 10-14-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $120.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), College Credits Available
Addressing Trauma in Schools: Intensive Strategies for Student Support Staff

In this session, participants will review how trauma impacts the brain in greater depth, expanding on how students may present in the school environment in response to trauma or dysregulation. This will include dissociative (withdrawal) reactions, defiant (acting out) responses, and problems with executive functioning. We will also discuss concrete strategies support staff can use to de-escalate, ground, and regulate students while avoiding re-traumatization or disciplinary action. Goes into more detail on therapeutic strategies that can be used on an individual or group basis, addressing behavior, emotions, and negative beliefs/thoughts.

Prerequisite: Participants must have attended an initial trauma training. This may include Trauma 101; Trauma, The Brain and Learning; or Chaos to Calm.

Registration Deadline: 10/14 by 12:00 pm.

Event Date 10-17-2022 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-17-2022 11:00 am
Cutoff date 10-14-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), CEU
Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model - AA #1801

This is one of the Teacher Evaluator Professional Practice academies that needs to be taken for Retraining of Teacher Evaluators. This AA must be paired with AA 3000 to fulfill the entire retraining requirement.

This academy will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting.

Presenter: Chris Collins

Registration Deadline: 10/17/22 at 3 pm.

Event Date 10-19-2022 8:30 am
Event End Date 10-19-2022 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 10-17-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price $195.00
Credit Options Administrator's Academy Credits (AA), Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Curriculum Leaders Network

The Curriculum Leaders Network is a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas.  We will support curriculum leaders through collaboration on innovation and best practices. It is co-lead by area curriculum coordinators and the professional development arm of the Boone-Winnebago ROE.

Registration Deadline is 10/18/22 at 8:00am!

Event Date 10-19-2022 8:30 am
Event End Date 10-19-2022 10:00 am
Cutoff date 10-18-2022 8:00 am
Individual Price FREE
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Psychotropic Medication Use in Pediatric Patients

During this online two-hour training, we will explore the common medications in pediatric psychiatric care. We will discuss the different medication classes (SSRIs/SNRIs; ADHD treatments; aggressive and defiant behaviors), as well as the side effects (both the good, bad and ugly). Finally, we will discuss ways to access care, and what we can do to manage and monitor medication over time. Training will be targeted for school nurses, counselors, social workers, school psychologists, and clinicians.

Presenter: Courtney Forman, InHome Medical Group

Training provided FREE, courtsey of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 10-19-2022 3:30 pm
Event End Date 10-19-2022 5:30 pm
Cutoff date 10-17-2022 3:00 am
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Restorative Practices for Educators

Restorative Justice Practices is an evidenced-based tool for creating happier, more cooperative and productive human beings. Positive behavior change happens when those in a position of authority do things with people, rather than to them or for them. The aim of Restorative Practices is to develop community and manage conflicts by repairing harm and restoring relationships.

Presenter: Heather Hall

Training provided FREE, courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 10-25-2022 8:30 am
Event End Date 10-26-2022 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 10-21-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
PL Quick Bites: Yoga for the Classroom and For You

Learn how the brain and body respond to Yoga and Mindfulness techniques, and more importantly, how to use those techniques to help your students. The first part of the session will focus on using techniques in the classroom to help students, and the last 15 to 20 minutes of the session will focus on some self-care strategies and practice for yourself.  You will also receive a slide deck of ready to use yoga and mindfulness activities. 

Come for an hour of quick learning and leave with dinner for you and your family courtesy of ROE 4 and Nunzio's, Loves Park! 

Presenter: Sarah Rehn

 

Event Date 10-26-2022 4:30 pm
Event End Date 10-26-2022 5:30 pm
Cutoff date 10-24-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Instructional Coaches Network (ONLINE)

This session is ONLINE only via Zoom.

Vince Lombardi, Sheryl Sandburg, Brene Brown, and Ted Lasso: what do all these individuals have in common? While their titles and expertise may be different, they are all coaches - helping those with whom they work become the best versions of themselves. Everyone needs a coach - and who better to support coaches in our school systems than other coaches?

Registration Deadline: 10/26/22 at 8:00 am

Event Date 10-27-2022 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-27-2022 10:30 am
Cutoff date 10-26-2022 8:00 am
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Tech Takeout: Creativity Edition

The Google Suite of tools opens up so many possibilities for our students beyond word processing and creating slide shows. During this workshop, participants will look at new strategies for leveraging the full capacity of the Google Suite and other amazing digital tools, all while learning how to effectively distribute and manage these activities through Google Classroom. From creating hyperdocs to creating video with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, we will explore how to leverage Chrome and the Google tools effectively in your classroom. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Unique and fun professional learning including 2 surprises - one courtesy of Nunzio's, Loves Park, IL!

This course is part of ROE 4's Anytime Learning Library. 

Anytime Learning Library

Event Date 10-31-2022
Event End Date 01-02-2023
Cutoff date 10-24-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 3
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Foundations of Restorative Justice

Participants of this online, self-paced course will learn about the theoretical foundations of restorative justice and understand the value of ritualized relationship building to create a proactive, healthy, and connected culture within their school community. Additionally, explore pratical restorative strategies for classrooms, such as: community building circles, norm-setting circles, restorative conversations, peace circles, and re-entry policies when harm has occurred. If you are new to restorative practices or need additional resources/tools to use with your students, join us!

Note: This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive 6 PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded.

$25 discounted course rate provided courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 10-31-2022
Event End Date 01-02-2023
Cutoff date 10-27-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
From Striving to Thriving: Trauma and the Social Emotional Alphabet

This online, self-paced class features the basics of how trauma impacts the body, brain and behavior. It offers not only an understanding of trauma and what trauma-informed teaching looks like in practice, but over 20 practical strategies to help our traumatized and misunderstood students thrive.

Anytime Learning Library

Event Date 10-31-2022
Event End Date 01-02-2023
Cutoff date 10-27-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), College Credits Available

PLEASE NOTE: The Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education will be closed Friday, October 7, 2022, (staffing) and Monday, October 10, 2022, in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Thank you!