Join ROE48 and author Anni Reinking for a 4 week, facilitated online book study of her book “Implicit Bias: An Educator’s Guide to the Language of Microaggressions,” which focuses on the impact of implicit biases, specifically the social emotional and academic development of students. The book study starts Feb 19 and ends March 18, 2023. The cost is only $30 and it includes the cost of the book, which will be delivered to you. Upon successful completion, you will earn 12 PD Clock Hours. Register now at https://peoriaroe.pdx.catalog.canvaslms.com/courses/book-study-implicit-bias
Congratulations to Greg Fairchild, Principal of Banner Elementary School, Dunlap CUSD #323, for being named the IPA 2023 Central Illinois Valley Principal of the Year! Get more information on IPA awards and celebrate all the amazing school leaders at http://ow.ly/Rzxc50MFSbL
We are thrilled to offer this new 10-hour online self-paced course where educators will feel the personal benefits from mindful movement, breath regulation, meditation, and self-massage while they are learning how to integrate mindfulness and movement throughout the daily classroom routine to keep students engaged and focused throughout the day. Participants will receive Self-Regulation Strategies and Classroom Yoga Breaks card/poster sets in black & white and color, access to a comprehensive yoga and mindfulness video library after course completion, and 10 professional clock hours. Register today at https://peoriaroe.pdx.catalog.canvaslms.com/courses/yoga-and-mindfulness
The 2023-24 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship and Sheriff Watkins is awarding one $1,000 scholarship this year to a qualified applicant residing in Peoria County. The Scholarship Application is available on the ISA website under the Youth Outreach tab: https://www.ilsheriff.org/youth-2/. Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than midnight of March 15, 2023.
Did you know that IL was the 1st state to require that the history and contributions of Asian Americans be included in K-12 curriculum? Join ISBE to learn about practical means of implementing Asian American history within the classroom. Register at https://bit.ly/3ja3kuY
Recently, ROE 48 hosted a School Nurse Cadre meeting in partnership with the Peoria Health Department. During the meeting, school and district nurses connected and gained information on current events and upcoming professional learning opportunities.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fzK87a9fRaC_okwVdJmfgQ
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Our January newsletter is now available! View it at https://conta.cc/3XztIx5
The @PeoriaROE48 Educator Spotlight for January is Tracy Strebel from @PrincevilleCUSD! Tracy was nominated by a community member that stated 'Tracy wears so many hats it hard to keep track of everything thing she does for our district. She works tirelessly helping our staff and improving the education of every student in our district. She is not limited to one building or one age group. She makes time for every teacher (PreK-12). She is a positive role model for all of our staff and goes above a beyond keeping our district moving forward. Tracy is a leading force keeping Princeville CUSD #326 innovative practices as a priority. She is always on top of her game and education is passion.' Congratulations, Tracy! Thank you for all you do for teaching and student learning!
GEEO partnering with the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to provide travel grants of $1000 to Illinois-based educators for this upcoming summer. Apply by 1/13/23 at https://bit.ly/3QBOCco
The 9th Annual I've Decided Personal Development Conference is coming up on Friday, February 3rd. You can accomplish whatever goal and dream you have no matter how big and live a fulfilled life! Register now at https://ivedecided.org/our-mission-is-your-success/
ROE 48 was excited to partner with LTC to host a Maker Space webinar for area educators. Participants engaged in discussions and were provided resources around how to lead the role in planning, establishing, and maintaining these hands-on learning spaces for students.
The Bradley University Center for STEM Education invites submissions for presentations, collaborative and interactive sessions at the annual STEM Education Conference on April 22, 2023. Submit your proposal to share exciting, innovative, and effective classroom activities, practices, and programs at https://bit.ly/3QCsGOv
Be sure to join us for our FREE 1 hour webinar, "Creating a MakerSpace" tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11, from 3:45-4:45pm. You can earn 1 PD Clock Hour. Register at https://peoriaroe.pdx.catalog.canvaslms.com/courses/creating-a-makerspace
Join U of I Extension, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell unit for TEACHER TUESDAYS tomorrow, Jan 10 at 5 PM. Participants will get to see the amazing facility and participate in stations where they will engage in activities they can take back to their classrooms . Register at go.illinois.edu/TeacherTuesdays
Join ROE 48 for our free, 1 hour January webinar: Creating a Maker Space. Learn about how to lead the role in planning, establishing, and maintaining these hands-on learning spaces. Register here: https://peoriaroe.pdx.catalog.canvaslms.com/courses/creating-a-makerspace
Do you know an area educator that you would like to nominate for ROE 48's Spotlight Educator? This is a monthly feature where spotlighted educators receive special recognition and a hand delivered gift from the ROE! Complete the form here: https://forms.gle/vCSxt3rgYsQVcTHg6
Start your new year off right by participating in some of the Goodwill's Employment and Digital Skills sessions available this month!
Congratulations to the newly named and renewed Class of 2022 National Board Certified Teachers (some of which are from the ROE 48 area)!! These individuals join a growing community of board-certified teachers—now more than 7,000 strong in Illinois. The ROE applauds your hard work and accomplishment! More information on the Class of 2022 can be found here: https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2022/12/congratulations-to-the-new-and-renewed-national-board-certified-teachers-in-illinois-3/