Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
RNs Working in Schools
September 6th and September 20th
ROE #3 Professional Development Center
A two-day “Workshop for RNs Working in Schools” will be held Sept. 6 and Sept. 20 in Vandalia. “RNs Working in Schools” is a course designed for nurses who do not hold ISBE Professional Educator License endorsed in school nursing.
This workshop provides an overview of all the facets of being a nurse in the school setting since school nursing is a specialization and many nurses entering school nursing from other fields feel overwhelmed when they transition to a position in a school setting. It is a two-day workshop presenting an overview of the legalities of working in schools, nursing responsibilities, overview of special education processes, preparation for emergencies and disaster, application of the nursing process in a school setting, state and national standards of school nursing, and guidelines for running school health offices, and a month-by-month overview of school health services.
The content is delivered by presentations, Q&A, discussions, and lots of handouts and documents for continued use. Continuing education credit is provided to all participants who attend the entire two days and complete the evaluation. This workshop is an annual one provided to help assure that nurses working with schoolchildren are prepared prior to seeking a Professional Educator License in School Nursing. Register at www.lewisu.edu/rn-working-in-schools-vandalia/.
Important: Retired Teachers
ISBE is now offering retired teachers an opportunity to reinstate their license with no penalty through December 31, 2017
If you are retired, and your professional educator license lapsed due to failure to renew, you may reinstate that license without penalty by providing proof of retirement from a state retirement system to the State Board of Education. You must submit a copy of a letter from a state retirement system (on official agency letterhead) confirming your retirement. Your name, IEIN, and date of birth must be included with the letter. Upon verification that you are not working in a position requiring a professional educator license, ISBE will reinstate your license.
The verification letter will be used in lieu of a $500 penalty fee or 9 semester hours of coursework. You will not need to enter any professional development owed or pay any license registration fees.
Letters may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the Illinois State Board of Education at:
Educator Effectiveness Division
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL, 62777
Educator Effectiveness Division
Illinois State Board of Education
ISBE Educator Licensure: Retired Educators
AREA V - Evaluation Re-trainings
Computer Banc Pilot Program
2,000 Computers Available for
2017-18 School Year
Computer Banc is teaming up this spring with Illinois lawmakers and state officials and agencies to help improve children’s access to digital literacy. The pilot program repurposed surplus government computers to provide children access to low cost learning tools at school and at home. Two-thousand $85 computers are available for the 2017-18 school year for Illinois schools for Aug. 1 delivery. Additional computers will be available on a monthly basis on the first of each subsequent month.
All of the computers are warrantied for one full year. The computers provide online web browser access featuring Google Chrome for classroom learning; Testnav functionality for required assessment testing; and offline curriculum featuring more than 1,500 eBooks, Illinois State Museum modules, and early learning educational games.
For more information, visit www.ComputerBanc.org, or contact David Fowler, executive director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (217) 528-9506.
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