Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
February 13, 2018
Welcome to the DuPage Regional Office of Education’s new e-newsletter, Tuesday Times .
Tuesday Times will be emailed bimonthly and while continuing to be your source for professional development and education news, my hope is that our new approach provides a clean, more organized format. Our goal, as always, is to provide educators with exceptional support and guidance to ensure the best possible education for DuPage County students. The newsletter redesign and delivery shift was made to give readers a consistent resource where information is easy to navigate and registration for offerings can be done quickly.
Center for Professional Learning Update
Our soft opening for the Center for Professional Learning, located at 505 N. County Farm Road, is scheduled for March 2 during the County-wide Institute Day. We look forward to seeing many of you over at the new and improved (and well secured) CPL in the coming weeks, months and years!

Happy Tuesday!

Darlene Ruscitti
Sessions have been filling up as we approach the March 2nd Countywide Institute Day. Please view the updated booklet on our website (see addendum in the table of contents for newest additions). Contact Diane Kucharczyk at dkcharczyk@dupageroe.org to be added to our mailing list for information and to be added to the 2019 offering booklet.
The Administrators' Academy (AA) is a process by which local school administrators meet legislated requirements for continuous professional development.
Teacher In-service for DuPage Educators (TIDE) Spring sessions are now open.
Science Inquiry Workshop – March 2, 2018
A successful inquiry-based science classroom depends on the teachers’ ability to develop students’ understanding and application of argumentation and explanation. Learn more about these practices and the social-emotional aspects of the classroom environments that support inquir y. For more information about the Argumentation and Explanation Workshop click here.
Culture and Climate
Early Childhood Network is Approaching - February 15
These quarterly meetings will focus on best practices, current issues and provide collaboration time. Register here .

Family Engagement Sessions
Family Engagement training sessions by the DuPage ROE provide a foundational level of customized support for school/district teams in developing and expanding school-family partnerships. Please contact Dr. Sharon Frys at sfrys@dupageroe.org if you have any questions and/or are interested in scheduling professional development sessions focused on Family Engagement for your district, school and/or department. Click here for more information.

ROE Partners with Authentic Me : Parent Education ( see flier )
The DROE is pleased to announce our partnership with Authentic ME , a provider of quality parent education material and resources. The goal of this partnership is to help connect schools in the district with education opportunities that support, inform and empower parents. Authentic ME provides workshops and presentations that help parents develop the tools they need to thrive as parents, as well as tools they need to help their children thrive. Read more . Watch video .                                                                                                                      

CASEL’s NEW School Guide to Support Implementing SEL System-wide Now Open  - February 27
Using the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)'s NEW School Guide, this session will provide district or school teams with a conceptual and practical roadmap for high-quality system-wide SEL implementation that can lead to positive district, school, and student outcomes. Particip ants will have access to CASEL’s online toolkit that includes tools to support SEL implementation. Register here . Teams are required. You are encouraged to include administrators, teachers, student services and community members on your team.
Feb. 15
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
April 3
2:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 5
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
April 6
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
April 13
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
April 27
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Conference on Enterprise Excellence - February 22
Whether you’re new to process improvement or are on the path to leading your organization to impressive results, the Conference on Enterprise Excellence highlights best practices, strategies and inspiration for all individuals seeking improvement. Presenters include the leadership of CCSD93 of Bloomingdale, and 2016 ILPEx Silver Award recipient for Progress toward Excellence. ( Register here by February 19 to receive a 25% registration discount using promotional code EDU_25. Please direct event questions to Emily Lee at elee@imec.org.)

Illinois Deep Equity Institute - March 2
As part of the DuPage County Institute Day on Friday, March 2nd, D88 is hosting a Deep Equity Institute at Willowbrook High School with Gary Howard. This opportunity is free of charge and open to both licensed and non-licensed district staff. Register here .

Strategies for Working with Mental Health Issues in a School Setting – March 9
Register here . ( Three free CEUs/CPDUs)
421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800 F: 630-407-5802