Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
September 11, 2018
Dear DuPage County Educators,
 
With the 2018-19 school year successfully underway, I am excited to promote a local opportunity for your students, parents and staff to consider attending on Wednesday, October 3, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 
The Regional Office of Education is proud to partner with the DuPage County Workforce Development Division and Lake Park High School to host the 3rd annual Breaking Boundaries event, which focuses on career exploration for women and aims to spark interest in traditionally male career paths.
 
Breaking Boundaries will be hosted at Lake Park West Campus located at 500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue in Roselle. The keynote speaker, Kayleen McCabe of the DIY Network show Rescue Renovation, will kick off the event followed by an Employer & Career Pathway Showcase representing in-demand careers with an emphasis on manufacturing, engineering, logistics, as well as other trades and industries. 
 
Although the target audience is high school and middle school aged female students, this free program is open to all students and families. For your convenience, I have included the event flier and link to registration.
 
If you know anyone interested in joining the  Breaking Boundaries  Employer Showcase,  please share or complete this registration form and return it to Lisa Schvack, Executive Director of DuPage County Workforce Development Division, at  lschvach@worknetdupage.org .

Thank you for your interest and partnership, 
 
Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
Regional Superintenden t
ROE Features
Understanding the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Newly Released Data, September 17
To address the newly released KIDS report, the DuPage ROE, in partnership with the DuPage Early Childhood Collaborative (DECC) will host Terri Lamb from the Illinois State Board of Education. For more information and to register please click here .

Gifted Education Seminar, September 17
Registration for the fall session of the Gifted Education Seminar (GES) is now open. This class was developed to support classroom teachers in their efforts to create an environment to identify gifted and talented learners, address their diverse needs, and adapt curriculum and instruction to promote academic growth. To see details and to register click here .

Guided Math Workshop K-6 Make and Take, September 27
Join us to learn about specific center examples and how to capture your ideas and to be ready for students! A variety of Guided Math formats and options will be shared. Supplies will be provided. Bring your content topics for future units, computers and a grade level colleague so you can collaborate. Guided Math is an instructional strategy to meet all level learners. For more information and to register click here or contact D'Arcy Greenleaf at  dgreenleaf@dupageroe.org.

Why Equity Matters with Dr. Tyrone C. Howard, October 10
The DuPage ROE will host a professional development session with Dr. Tryone Howard, on Tuesday, October 10. The all-day session, "Why Equity Matters," addresses the importance of equity, access, and excellence in today's schools. Dr. Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He is a renowned national speaker and researcher on the topic of equity in schools. This session is open to all educators . For more information click here . For inquires regarding the event contact Anne Roloff at  aroloff@dupageroe.org . For questions regarding registration contact Sandra Hanson at shanson@dupageroe.org .

Short-Term Substitute Teaching Training, October 12
Illinois House Bill 5627 was signed into law on July 1, 2018 and allows for individuals with 60 hours of college credit to apply for a short-term substitute teaching license. The DuPage ROE will be offering training that is required for this new short-term substitute teacher license and MUST be completed PRIOR to teaching on this license. Although not required or developed for regular substitute teachers, the training is also open and available to those educators as well. To see details and to register click here .
Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Trainings at the DuPage Regional Office of Education - September 14, October 18 (see flier)
KIDS is an observational tool designed to help educators, administrators and policymakers better understand the developmental readiness of children entering kindergarten.  Read more and register.

"Civics Hub" Workshop Offerings with Mary Ellen Daneels
From Paper to Practice: Understanding the IL Social Science Standards, September 25
This workshop will showcase how social studies prepares students for college, career and civic life. Participants will experience lessons guided by the new standards and walk away with free resources that embrace the Inquiry Arc. Demonstrating how the new standards have explicit ties to Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Effective Teaching, 21st Century Skills and the Common Core State Standards will also be addressed. Appropriate for grades K-12. Click here to register. Click here to view the complete list of "Civics Hub" workshops.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Site-Based Offerings
Addressing SEL is essential to educating the whole child. Evidence indicates that promoting SEL produces positive student outcomes including improvement in pro-social behaviors and academic gains, as well as a reduction in conduct problems, anxiety and depressive symptoms. Social and Emotional Learning sessions offered through the DuPage ROE provide customized support to districts and schools addressing SEL system-wide. Please contact Marjorie Cave, mcave@dupageroe.org if you have questions and/or are interested in scheduling customized support. Click here for more information.   

Family Engagement Sessions
Family Engagement training sessions by the DuPage ROE provide customized support for school/district teams in developing and expanding school-family partnerships. Please contact Dr. Mary Biniewicz at mbiniewicz@dupageroe.org if you have any questions and/or are interested in scheduling professional development sessions. Click here for more information.  
The Administrator Academy (AA) is a process by which local school administrators meet legislated requirements for continuous professional development.  Unless noted, all Administrator Academies will take place at the Center for Professional Learning (CPL) located at 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.

Please note that ISBE Retraining Academies needed for Teacher/Principal Evaluators are included in the attached listing.
Teacher In Service for DuPage Educators (TIDE) Fall sessions are now open. New cohorts include Reading, Early Childhood, LBS1 (Wheaton and Lisle locations), technology and ESL. Also available are two new Climate Change courses designed to build upon the understanding in the content area of ELA/SCIENCE/RESEARCH around Climate Change.

Please email D'Arcy Greenleaf at dgreenleaf@dupageroe.org for more information.
Guided Math Workshop K-6 Make and Take
Join us to learn about specific center examples and how to capture your ideas and to be ready for students! A variety of Guided Math formats and options will be shared. Supplies will be provided. Bring your content topics for future units, computers and a grade level colleague so you can collaborate. Guided Math is an instructional strategy to meet all level learners. For more information and to register click here or contact D'Arcy Greenleaf at  dgreenleaf@dupageroe.or g
Click on the Network name for more information and to register. 
Date
Network
Time/s
September 14
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
September 26
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 1
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 3
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 19
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
October 24
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 25
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
ILMEA MusEd, September 13
Music educators are invited to attend MusEd, a new and innovative professional learning experience, on Thursday, September 13 at North Central College. Special guest educators will deliver eight, 18-minute content rich talks that will inspire and energize K-12 music educators. ISBE professional development hours and lunch will be provided with registration. Please view MusEd's  website  for session descriptions and registration link.

DuPage Credit Union Classroom Color Grants
The DuPage Credit Union is offering 25 Classroom Color Grants of up to $500 to DuPage County Educators The submission period is August 1 - September 12, 2018. For more information, visit dupagecu.com/colorgrant or contact Amy Brandt at 800-323-2611 or abrandt@dupagecu.com. Click here for grant guidelines.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Workshops - Summer and Fall
The IDNR Division of Education is sponsoring educator workshops for all grade levels. Click here for more information and to register
421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800