September 2022 Newsletter
Mobile Museum of Tolerance (MMOT)

Three Peoria Public Schools (Richwoods, Peoria High, and Manual High School) will host the Mobile Museum Of Tolerance on Sept 20, 21, and 22.

During this time, classes will revolve through 45 minute interactive presentations on selected lessons dealing with tolerance, civil rights, and anti-hate initiatives. 

The following is the schedule for classes to participate in this experience:

Richwoods High School - September 20  
7:45am-8:25am; 8:30am-9:20am; 9:25am-10:15am; 10:20am-11:10am; 12:45pm-1:35pm

Peoria High School - September 21
8:20am-9:00am; 9:05am-9:45am; 12:50pm-1:30pm

Manual High School - September 22
8am-8:45am; 9am-9:45am; 10am-10:45am; 12pm-12:45pm; 1pm-1:45pm

We are truly grateful to the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the MMOT for providing an opportunity for the students of Peoria Public Schools to participate in dialogue on issues facing our society today.

This opportunity is sponsored by the Peoria ROE #48 in conjunction with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Midwest Region.
New ROE 48 Mobile App

We’re thrilled to announce the new app for Peoria ROE! It’s everything Peoria ROE, in your pocket.

With the new app, you can access events, news updates, and even emergency notifications. You can now choose the push notification groups you'd like to subscribe to within the settings of the app.

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Educator Spotlight
The ROE48 Spotlight Educator for September is Christine Stonewall!

Christine is a Resource 2 teacher at Dunlap Valley Middle School in Dunlap Community #323. She was nominated by a community member who stated that Christine “works hard to give the students experiences that truly bring out their talents and joy. These experiences give them skills they can use for their entire lives. She is a blessing to the community.”
Christine was surprised and humbled to be nominated. When asked about being a teacher, she replied, "Whatever you are, be a good one." ~ Abraham Lincoln 

Congratulations, Christine!! Thank you for all you do for teaching and student learning. 
Safe2Help Illinois
Safe2Help Illinois is hosting a series of Information Sessions for districts and schools to learn about a new school safety initiative, Safe2Help Illinois. This free school safety program partners with districts and schools to prevent bullying, suicide, school violence, or other threats to school or student safety.

RSVP to to receive the meeting link. This event is only for district and school personnel.
Professional Learning
Behavior Threat Assessment Training
Courses and Workshops
Paraprofessional Training
September 29
8:30am - 10:30am
in-person training
Cost: $20

Collaborate and Learn: Educational Technology Applications Workshop
October 18
9:00am - 2:00pm
In-person training
Cost: $40
Earn 5 PDCs
Top 4 Things New Educators and
Long Term Subs Need to Know
Online/Self-Paced - Enroll Anytime
Cost: $30
Earn 4 PD Clock Hours (PDCs)
New Educator Cadre
Year-Long/Meets Once a Month
First Meeting (Virtual): September 22 via Zoom from 4:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: Free
Earn 1 PD credit for attending each session
Book Studies
Book Study: Lifelong Kindergarten
October 3 - November 20, 2022

This online book study will assist educators in understanding the connections between creativity and approaches to learning in school classrooms while reflecting upon their own beliefs and philosophies surrounding student learning and teaching.

Cost: $30.00
Note: You must purchase book on own.
Earn 12 PD Clock Hours (PDCs)
Empowered Educator Book Club
Starts November 1, 2022

Through a partnership with the Regional Office of Education 04, we are able to offer you an EmpowerEd Book Club.

Your membership includes:
-Your choice of book from the book club selections in either the Academics, SEL, or Leadership categories.
-Choice board with 9 activities. Complete 3 activities and receive 8 PDCs

Cost: $79.95
Members have until January 6th to receive their 8 PDCs/CPDUs.
National Board Certification
October 5
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: Free
Earn 1 PDC
Science of Reading
November 7
3:30pm - 4:30pm
.Cost: Free
Earn 1 PDC

Supporting our LGBTQ+ Students
December 6
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Cost: Free
Earn 1 PDC
Social Emotional Learning
Join the SEL Hub Today!
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Social Emotional
Learning Series

One session offered each month
Surrender the One Up
September 21
Understanding and Teaching Children Affected by Poverty
October 25
Interrupting Bullying and Establishing
a Culture of Connection
November 17
More PL Opportunities
Children and Personality Disorders
September 16, 2022
Free CEU Event!
Autism in Education

Professional development and continuing education credits will be provided for each session from Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health.
Remote PD Conversations
Connect. Build. Improve.
Monthly Sessions

Teaching about the Asian American Experience
Free public trainings offered various dates and times

Be sure to scroll down to view their Implementation Resources
Community Events and Resources
September is
43,310 people are without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.
Adventures in Nature
This program was designed to help families find creative ways to get their children outdoors!
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