Archive: Professional Development

Hacking School Discipline Book Study

In this three part series, participants will explore the 9 ways to create a culture of empathy and responsibility using restorative justice. Specific examples and strategies for classroom implementation will be shared. Hack 1-3 on 10/26/23 Hack 4-6 on 11/16/23 Hack 7-9 on 12/7/23 The first 5 registrants will receive a FREE book. Facilitated by more

Quick and Simple Brain Breaks for Any Grade Level

Using brain breaks in the classroom is both essential and doable. These short breaks encourage the brain to become more engaged by using small bouts of mind/body challenges. Brain breaks have been proven to improve cognitive skills, increase brain activity and encourage social and emotional growth. They can also be more

How Brain Science Impacts Classroom Management

Based on the book No-Drama Discipline, we will engage in a discussion of how the brain develops and impacts appropriate expectations and responses related to children’s behavior in the classroom. We will cover ‘big emotions’ in the classroom, along with everyday issues. Applicable to all grade levels. Facilitated by Chris Kipp, more

Harnessing AI as a Teacher’s Companion Part 2

In this session, we'll shift our focus from understanding AI to exploring how it can become an invaluable ally for educators. Discover practical applications, strategies, and real-world examples of how AI can empower teachers, enhance the learning experience, and streamline administrative tasks. Join us for insights that will help you more

What’s the deal with Artificial Intelligence in Education? Part 1

Join us for the first part of our two-part series, "What's the Deal with Artificial Intelligence in Education?" In this session, we'll delve into the fascinating world of AI, uncovering its background and demystifying how it works. Get ready to embark on a journey that unveils the transformative potential of more

Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Learning Moves That Matter

What's the "Talk Back Strategy" and how can it help our students persist in learning? Participants will explore the main tenets of the Zaretta Hammond book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain while learning key "learning moves" that support brain responsive teaching & learning. Facilitated by Miriam Ojaghi, Educational Consultant, DeKalb more

Play is the Way!

Don't miss this opportunity to get your creative juices flowing! Join us as we explore a wide variety of loose parts materials. Participants will engage in solitary and then small group active play with opportunities for reflection and discussion. The intent is for this to be a mindful and rejuvenating more

Educator Spirit Day!

This event is for ALL staff who work with children in our schools and early learning settings. The DeKalb ROE recognizes that being an educator is a stressful job. In order to provide the best environment for the students, educators need stress management and their own social emotional care. This is more

Restorative Practices in the Classroom K-5

If you are ready to enjoy coming to school again, this workshop is for you! Join us for the foundational basics of using restorative rather than punitive practices in the classroom. The session will include fun (yes, fun!) experiential exercises for community circles, regulation strategies, and conflict resolution techniques that more

‘We Got This’ by Cornelius Minor, Book Study

Join us as we explore this book and discuss "equity, access and the quest to be who our students need us to be." We will explore ways of authentically listening to students and how to meet them where they are. Cornelius Minor identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can help more