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The Shelf-Discovery Club: Transforming Your Bookshelf into Professional Development

Have voice and choice in your professional learning! Earn PDHs for educational books already on your shelf by joining the annual Shelf Discovery Club. Earn up to 26 PDHs!

  • By joining, you gain access to our online book study course until June 30, 2025. Start anytime before March -- the sooner you join, the sooner you can hop into the course!
  • The choice is yours! Complete up to three books before June 30th for a combined total of 24 PDHs (8 PDHs for each book).
  • Yes, you actually get to pick which books you read! Whether you own your book, pick it up at the local library, or borrow it from a friend, you have voice over what you're reading.
  • Complete self-paced course assignments before and after you read to earn your PDHs.
  • Attend our optional in-person Yak & Pak events (1 PDH per event) to discuss what you are reading and swap books with other club members. You can also earn some cool club swag by attending.
**Note that all books must be submitted within the course for approval. Books must be educational/pedagogical in nature.
Event Date 05-07-2024
Event End Date 06-30-2025
Cutoff date 03-17-2025 12:00 pm
Individual Price $80.00
Contact Hours 26 available
Credit Options Professional Development Hours (PDH)
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 is being brought to you in partnership with Mindful Practices, LLC.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDHs. Partial PDHs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 07-01-2024
Event End Date 09-01-2024
Cutoff date 09-01-2024 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Mindful Foundations

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.

Presented by Casey Veitch, GroundED Learning, LLC.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive 7 PDHs. Partial PDHs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 07-01-2024
Event End Date 09-01-2024
Cutoff date 09-01-2024
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 7
Credit Options Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Before the Crisis: Implementing Best Practices in Student Behavioral Threat Assessments - AA #1876

A special 50% DISCOUNT is available for Winnebago County school district enrollees due to the Winnebago County Mental Health Grant! Winnebago County registrants must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive this discounted registration rate of $75 per person!

Illinois state law (105 ILCS 128/45 Sec. 45) requires every school to have a threat assessment team established and threat assessment procedures developed and implemented. This workshop will provide an overview of the new legal requirements as well as provide you with training that is considered “best practice” by the US Dept of Education and the US Secret Service.

Objectives:
By the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the skills and information obtained by implementing the system through hands-on activities and potential threat scenarios
  • Identify specific types of threats, how to develop a student safety assessment and management team
  • Use scripted protocols to handle situations with fidelity, and establish a plan for the reintegration of the student(s) into the school environment

This IN-PERSON course will be held at the ROE 4 Office, Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. Participant will be responsible for the registration fee unless cancellation notice is received by the ROE 4 office within 7 business days of the training. Refunds will not be processed unless this criteria is met.

Registration Deadline: 7/19/24 at Noon!

Event Date 07-23-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 07-23-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 07-19-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 40
Individual Price $150 - A special 50% DISCOUNT is available to Winnebago County educators through the Winnebago County Mental Health Grant. See note in description below to receive the discounted registration fee of $75/person!
Contact Hours 5
Credit Options Administrator's Academy Credits (AA), CEU

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Brave Conversations
Instructional leaders (coaches, team leaders, teachers, as well as administrators) can be the catalyst for transformative growth, but it takes courage to have honest conversations with those we work with. During this presentation, we will discuss how to build trust to foster real change. Prepare and plan for conversations, frame feedback for positive impact together, let's be the change students need. Let’s be brave.
 
Presenter:  Casey Veitch
 
Lunch will be provided
 
 
Event Date 07-24-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 07-24-2024 3:30 pm
Individual Price FREE
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
School Bus Driver Refresher Training

School Bus Driver 2-Hour Refresher Course

Bus drivers are required to take a 2-hour refresher course each year to keep their permit current. Drivers or their district/company must pre-register here with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required at time of registration).

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 07-24-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-24-2024 8:00 pm
Cutoff date 07-22-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00

This event is sold out. We are no longer accepting registrations.

The 3 D’s Simulation: Understanding and Supporting Learners with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

HURRY...Only 10 Spots Available!!

Developer: SLD Team

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Paraprofessionals, and Parents/Families 

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm, 3 hours (in-person only) 

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided 

Join us for an immersive training simulation designed to enhance your understanding of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and to equip you with practical strategies to support individuals with these learning differences. This interactive session will provide participants with an opportunity to step into the shoes of those facing these challenges, fostering empathy and deepening insight into the experiences of individuals with specific learning disabilities. In addition to the hands-on simulations, characteristics of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia will be discussed and practical strategies and interventions will be shared. 

 

Event Date 07-25-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 07-25-2024 12:00 pm
Cutoff date 07-23-2024 8:00 am
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 3
Teacher Evaluator Initial Training - AA #2001

This 2-day ONLINE academy is for educators who are seeking initial training to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. The training aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b).

Pre-work is required for this training and MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO 7/30!! Please be advised you will not be admitted to the class unless the pre-work assignment(s) is completed. 

Presenter: Shay McCorkle

 

Event Date 07-30-2024 8:00 am
Event End Date 07-31-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 07-22-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 12
Individual Price $395.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Administrator's Academy Credits (AA), Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

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. Course credit = 1 AA or 6 PDCs.

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

Presenter: Shay McCorkle

Registration Deadline: 7/24/24 at Noon!

*This is an ONLINE EVENT

Event Date 08-01-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 08-01-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 07-24-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 24
Individual Price $195.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
School Bus Driver Refresher Training

School Bus Driver 2-Hour Refresher Course

Bus drivers are required to take a 2-hour refresher course each year to keep their permit current. Drivers or their district/company must pre-register here with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required at time of registration).

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 08-01-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-01-2024 8:00 pm
Cutoff date 07-30-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00
Workshop: Life Science: Plant and Animal Adaptations and Survival

Dates: Aug 5-7

Times: Times: Monday 8-1, Tuesday 8-12, Wednesday 8-12

Description: Can you see me? I didn’t plant that flower there! Unwrap the secrets of plant and animal survival skills such as camouflage, beak adaptations, seed dispersal and plant protection. Encourage your students to further their communication and critical thinking skills while you get the materials, knowledge, and experience you need to bring hands-on STEM learning to your students in a Makerspace learning environment!

Cost: $25

Graduate Credit available through University of St. Francis

Event Date 08-05-2024 8:00 am
Event End Date 08-07-2024 12:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Contact Hours 13
Comprehension: Moving Beyond Strategy Instruction to Deep Understanding (5-8)

Discover how comprehension instruction can nurture a student's deep understanding of a text, being recognized as the very "essence of reading" (Durkin, 1993). This workshop is designed to provide 5-8 educators with the essential tools to move beyond basic strategy application and foster a deeper connection between the reader, the text, and the activity.

Participants will engage with a variety of approaches that transcend surface-level comprehension, leading students to extract meaning by synthesizing personal experiences with the text.

Join us as we delve into strategies that elevate comprehension, emphasizing the pivotal role it plays in shaping a genuine and meaningful connection between readers and the texts they encounter.

This is a one-day event on August 5, 2024 from 8:30am to 3:30pm. 

Select  DETAILS  (orange box below) for the book requirement and coupon code information!

 

Event Date 08-05-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 08-05-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 08-01-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 60
Individual Price $250.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
The Science of Reading: Day 1 & 2 Bundle (Discount!)

Day one of this workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of reading science (or “The Science of Reading,” as it is widely known) and how it applies to their instructional spaces.  Research will be shared and discussed, but the majority of the workshop will focus on pedagogy and practical applications for embedding SoR-aligned literacy practices and learning opportunities into everyday instruction.  The workshop will be gentle, accommodating, and responsive to teacher needs. Day two of this workshop serves as a closer look into the components of reading and writing development.  Participants will engage more deeply with how the sciences of reading and writing transfers to teaching and learning.  Evidence-based classroom strategies and frameworks for instruction will be shared, and participants will have opportunities to reflect, apply, and plan.

Note: This session is a discounted bundle for both days! Lunch will be provided.

Sign up for just Day 1: https://bit.ly/49H3TS8
Sign up for just Day 2 (Day 1 is required for Day 2): https://bit.ly/4a1Klb4

Presented by Dr. Amy Stewart -- literacy coach and author of Little Readers, Big Thinkers.

 

Event Date 08-06-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 08-07-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 08-02-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 40
Individual Price $130.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
The Science of Reading: An Introduction and Practical Classroom Applications

This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of reading science (or “The Science of Reading,” as it is widely known) and how it applies to their instructional spaces.  Research will be shared and discussed, but the majority of the workshop will focus on pedagogy and practical applications for embedding SoR-aligned literacy practices and learning opportunities into everyday instruction.  The workshop will be gentle, accommodating, and responsive to teacher needs.

This session is day one of our Science of Reading Institute. Lunch will be provided.

Presented by Dr. Amy Stewart -- literacy coach and author of Little Readers, Big Thinkers.

Note: If you would like to attend both sessions on August 6th and August 7th, there is a discounted rate. You MUST sign up for the seperate session "The Science of Reading: Day 1 & 2 Bundle."

Event Date 08-06-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 08-06-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 08-02-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 32
Individual Price $75.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
7th Annual Educators’ Summit: Supporting Youth Exposed to Trauma

Each day, participants will have the opportunity to attend a series of four in-person sessions presented by regional subject matter experts. Topics will include domestic violence, mandated reporting, online exploitation, teen strangulation, and innovative student-centered practices. Participants will also have the ability to engage with interactive self-care stations and network with local service providers. 

All educators, in-school professionals, social service agency staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, and other allied professionals are welcome to attend!

*Opening remarks will begin at 9:00 am. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early for sign-in, parking, and seating. 

Click the "Details" button for more details!

Event Date 08-06-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-07-2024 4:00 pm
Individual Price FREE
Contact Hours Up to 12
Credit Options Professional Development Hours (PDH), CEU
The Science of Reading Level 2: Applications to Teaching and Learning

This workshop serves as a closer look into the components of reading and writing development.  Participants will engage more deeply with how the sciences of reading and writing transfers to teaching and learning.  Evidence-based classroom strategies and frameworks for instruction will be shared, and participants will have opportunities to reflect, apply, and plan.

This session is day two of our Science of Reading Institute. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment for this session is contingent upon previous training in "The Science of Reading."

Presented by Dr. Amy Stewart -- literacy coach and author of Little Readers, Big Thinkers.

Note: If you would like to attend both sessions on August 6th and August 7th, there is a discounted rate. You MUST sign up for the seperate session "The Science of Reading: Day 1 & 2 Bundle."

Event Date 08-07-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 08-07-2024 3:30 pm
Cutoff date 08-02-2024 3:00 pm
Capacity 40
Individual Price $75.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
School Bus Driver Refresher Training

School Bus Driver 2-Hour Refresher Course

Bus drivers are required to take a 2-hour refresher course each year to keep their permit current. Drivers or their district/company must pre-register here with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required at time of registration).

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 08-07-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-07-2024 8:00 pm
Cutoff date 08-05-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00
School Bus Driver Initial Training

School Bus Driver 8-Hour Initial Course

New Bus Drivers are required to attend an 8-hour training course. Pre-register for this course with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required) at the orange REGISTRATION (GROUP) button below. You must be currently employed by a bus company or school district.
Illinois Professional School Bus Driver Training Curriculum: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/busdriver_trainmanual.pdf

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Note: Even if you are only registering one school bus driver, please select REGISTRATION (GROUP). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any school bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 08-14-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-15-2024 10:00 pm
Cutoff date 08-12-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 30
Individual Price $10.00
AA #3640: Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

This administrator academy is designed to support school leaders in understanding the effects of burnout and compassion fatigue that their staff may encounter as the first responders to student trauma. Participants will be provided resources and strategies to use as interventions and/or preventative measures to implement with their staff. Participants will walk away with strategies and tools to prevent or reduce burnout and compassion fatigue as well as leverage current support personnel to develop a system-wide team approach. 

Presented by Casey Veitch, GroundED Learning, LLC.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive 5 PDHs or 1 AA Credit. Partial PDHs will not be awarded.

Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

This course will begin on August 15, 2024

Event Date 08-15-2024
Event End Date 10-15-2024
Cutoff date 08-15-2024 8:00 am
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 5
Credit Options Administrator's Academy Credits (AA), Professional Development Hours (PDH)
School Bus Driver Refresher Training

School Bus Driver 2-Hour Refresher Course

Bus drivers are required to take a 2-hour refresher course each year to keep their permit current. Drivers or their district/company must pre-register here with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required at time of registration).

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 08-21-2024 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-21-2024 8:00 pm
Cutoff date 08-19-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 35
Individual Price $10.00