Beginning May 11, 2020,
the Carlinville and Jerseyville offices will be open
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-2
and Fridays 9-Noon.
(As per Illinois requirements, please wear a mask when visiting our offices.)
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, all employees are working from home
and are available by email 9-2.
Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
Please complete this
ROE #40 Professional Development Needs Survey
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Center: Early Childhood Professional Learning is offering the following professional development opportunities for the month of May.
TEACH PLUS LIVE LESSONS FOR PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
Teach Plus is offering Itsy Bitsy Lessons designed for parents sheltering in place with very young children struggling to balance work and educating their children. These daily, free, online sessions will be led by experienced early childhood educators who will model activities using common household items that parents can use the next day with their young children. They will take questions from parents and provide tips for differentiating for ages from birth to 5 years old. The sessions are organized with Teach Plus in partnership with the Illinois State Teachers of the Year and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Parents can join live each day at 8 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/pg/teachplusIL/videos/. The video recording will also be available at the same site for those unable to participate in the live session.
llinois Agriculture in the Classroom Online Summer Sessions for Teachers
IAITC will be having a series of online teacher training sessions and online farm field trips for the summer. All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Teachers may attend as many sessions as they like at no cost! To receive more information, fill out this form. Before each session, IAITC will send you a reminder email with additonal information and resources. For those who cannot attend in real-time, they will record all sessons and make them available online.
Teacher Training Topics:
Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00 AM
June 2: View From the Cab: An Overview of Illinois Ag in the Classroom
June 9: Legen-dairy Lessons about Milk and Moo-re
June 16: STEM and Leaves: Innovative STEM Lessons with an Ag Connection
June 24: Scrambled States of America: Ag-Themed Books for Every State (in conjunction with the National Ag in the Classroom Virtual Summit)
June 30: The 3-Legged Stool: Finding Classroom Connections with Ag Sustainability
July 7: Plowing Through Our Past: A Look at the History of Ag in Illinois
July 14: Don't Be a Bad Apple: Tasty Apple-Themed Lessons That Pack a Crunch
July 21: Give 'Em Pumpkin to Talk About: Engaging Pumpkin-Themed Texts and Lessons
July 30: The Cultures of Agriculture: Exploring the Diversities of Food and Farming (A Special 5-hour Mini-Conference from 9:00-noon and 1:00-3:00 with help from Illinois Commodity Groups)
Virtual Field TripsThursdays from 9:00-9:30 AM
June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16, 23, 28
Tour a dairy farm, a pumpkin farm in Utah, the Staley Museum, and more! Stay tuned for specifics!
Sign up to receive more information on these summer sessions.
National Agriculture in the Classroom Virtual Conference The National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference will be sharing free virtual workshops June 24 & 25. In lieu of not having an in-person conference, a selection of elementary, middle school, and high school workshops will be offered virtually, free-of-charge. Workshop descriptions are available at https://www.agclassroom.org/conferences/virtual.cfm.
As always, please let me know if I can be of assistance. The best way to reach me at this time is by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macoupin County Agricultural Literacy Coordinator
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