Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
Bunker Hill Wolf Ridge History Club
Twenty members of the Wolf Ridge History Club and their sponsor, Mr. Justin Sandbach, visited Springfield on Thursday, April 6th. They had a tour of the capitol where they met with the Illinois State Treasurer and State Senator Andy Manar who spoke to them about government.
After lunch at the capitol, the group was privileged to go to the Lincoln Library and see firsthand one of the original copies of the Gettysburg Address as well as one of President Abraham Lincoln’s own top hats. The trip was both educational and fun for the group.
Midwest Education Conference
June 13 - 14, 2017
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Keynote speakers include:
DR. ANTHONY MUHAMMED served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal, and remains one of the most sought after educational consultants in North America. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. His work has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. In his keynote, “All Means All!: The Rebirth of Egalitarianism,” Dr. Muhammed will explore how equality is the cornerstone of a public school system, and will examine the root causes of the Achievement Gap and the leader’s responsibility to create equitable learning environments.
DR. MIKE SCHMOKER is a former school administrator, English teacher and football coach. He has written five books and dozens of articles for educational journals and newspapers, TIME magazine, and was a regular columnist for Phi Delta Kappan. His Keynote, "Teaching and Leading with Focus: How We Can Accomplish More by Doing Less,” teachers and leaders will learn precisely where schools should focus their precious time and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for the demands of college, careers and citizenship.
Breakout sessions include:
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Trauma Informed Practice for
District Leadership Teams
May 11, Carlinville ROE
This training is an introduction to developing a trauma-informed lens for District Leadership Teams. Using a trauma-informed perspective informs the design and development of supportive educational environments for all students. Participants will be able to summarize current definitions of trauma, recognize the prevalence of trauma, describe the impact of trauma on brain development and consider how to use a trauma-informed lens to support teaching and learning for all staff, students, and stakeholders. Click here for more details and to register.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Ilinois MTSS Network
May 18, Carlinville ROE
This 8-hour course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge, or is in crisis. YMHFA is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. Click here for more details and to register.
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