Archive: Professional Development

Classroom Culture 101

Starting the school year strong with a positive classroom culture increases time on-task and instructional minutes. This session will provide you with ready-to-use strategies that can be modified for all grade levels/contents in the areas of intentional classroom layout, establishing classroom identity, and implementing effective classroom routines and procedures. Participants more

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 more

School Staff Wellness Celebration & Showcase

Join us for an opportunity to reflect, celebrate, and recover from a tough school year! Participants will learn about wellness resources & strategies from a variety of community providers and ROE staff. Engaging activities & experiential learning will focus on practices that can enhance both your personal and professional experiences more

LGBTQ Youth Community Education

Join Youth Outlook the first social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to the support of LGBTQ+ youth. They work with 6 counties in the Chicago suburbs, offering drop-in centers for youth, parent support, and community education. Come learn helpful ways from the presenter on how to support the youth more

Family Calming Kit Make and Take

Join us for a fun hands-on event to make your own sensory putty. You will also be introduced to other calming skills and receive handouts. All families and community members welcome! Facilitated by Monique Shaw, LSW, QMHP, DeKalb County Regional Office Of Education

Spring Early Learning Summit 2022: Building Community

Spring is here! Our theme for Spring Early Learning Summit is Building Community. This event is open to all professionals working with children ages 0 to 8 or working with families with young children. Join us to network and collaborate with other early childhood professionals about building community with the more

Family Tips for Body and Brain Balance

Join Jordyn in a discussion on what families can do as a unit for their body and brain. Facilitated by Jordyn McCarthy, LCSW at NM Behavioral Health

SEL & Equity: Systemic Supports for Embedding Both In Your Building

This session will introduce systemic supports that foster schoolwide conditions that promote social and emotional growth for all students. These supports include opportunities to build trusting relationships, welcoming learning environments, consistent routines, engaging teaching strategies, culturally-relevant practices and authentic family and community partnerships. Facilitated by Miriam Ojaghi, Ed.D, Educational Consultant, DeKalb more

Refresh, Renew, Rejuvenate!

Join Christine to learn helpful skills for rejuvenation in your everyday life. These skills will be interchangeable within your work and home life. Facilitated by Christine Maxwell, LCPC, Ben Gordon Center