Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
Become a National Board Certified Teacher
Regional Office of Education #40 is proud to announce we will again be a cohort host site for teachers pursuing National Board Certification during the 2019-2020 school year. This cohort will meet 12 times throughout the school year and is led by a trained National Board Certified Teacher who will guide teachers through the process at no cost. Teachers can earn 24 Professional Development clock hours as they complete their National Board components. If you would like to learn more about the National Board Certification process, here is a narrated presentation (turn your sound up – 15 minutes long): 2019-2020 NBPTS Awareness Presentation - Narrated
The state offers a subsidy to pay for all fees associated with becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (there is a one-time $75 registration fee – this is the only cost a teacher will incur). Apply for the subsidy at this link: https://nbrc.illinoisstate.edu/firsttime/index.php beginning September 5 and ending October 6, 2019. Apply as soon as possible - support sessions begin the week of September 15th!
High School CPR Toolkits
Available to our Schools
Lauren's Law, enacted in July 2014, requires that all secondary schools provide training in Bystander CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) education as part of the health education curriculum. The Illinois State Board of Education provides a guidance document on this law, available at www.isbe.net/pdf/ school_health/guidance-15-06-CPR-AED-secondary-schools150801.pdf .
To help schools with the cost and materials necessary to meet this requirement, Illinois Heart Rescue has created High School CPR Toolkits for schools' use. Each toolkit will include 16 stackable and durable mannequins, two AED trainers, educational support materials including key messaging highlights, and reference materials. Each kit also contains a CPR training DVD that is available in five languages.
Regional Offices of Education (ROEs) via the Illinois State Board of Education will house the CPR toolkits. Individual schools will be able to "check out" the CPR High School Toolkits as needed through the ROEs.
The Carlinville ROE now has the kits available for check out to all of the schools within our district. Please contact the Carlinville ROE office at 217-854-4016 if you would like to schedule training for your high school students
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