An IL-EMPOWER approved learning partner  
Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
February 5, 2019
Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS)
Releases IL-EMPOWER Video

In late January, IARSS released an informational video (link below) announcing Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service Centers as IL-EMPOWER approved learning partners. To find out more about how the DuPage Regional Office of Education can assist with school improvement, please contact, Assistant Regional Superintendent for Educational Leadership, Dr. Anne Roloff at or 630-407-5776.
Countywide Institute Day, March 1

The DuPage Regional Office of Education's annual Countywide Institute Day is Friday, March 1, 2019.

The day offers an array of workshops, professional development opportunities and events on a wide variety of educational topics. Please click on the document to view the catalog and to register.

Please direct inquiries to Vicky Amaro at or 630-407-6080.
February Feature
DuPage Early Childhood (DECC) Legislative Lunch and Learn

On January 24, state legislators and school superintendents met to share information and learned more about the DuPage Early Childhood Collaboration (DECC). The event included a tour of Educare of West DuPage, an overview of DECC including a presentation of The State of Early Childhood Education in DuPage County and an open discussion. DECC was established in 2015 by community leaders with the vision to “ensure that every child enters kindergarten safe, healthy, ready to succeed and eager to learn.”

ROE Features
Measuring Student Growth in Social Studies, February 13
How should student growth be measured in the Social Sciences? Participants will engage in an inquiry with colleagues and explore important questions relating to assessments. Examine performance based assessment practices that not only measure, but enhance student learning. Evaluate open source assessment tools that can be adapted for your classroom. Appropriate for grades 6-12. Click here for more information and to register.

Early Childhood Network Professional Learning Opportunity, February 20
The DuPage Regional Office of Education will host the Early Childhood Network meeting on February 20.  Valuable presentations will include information regarding the  Parents as Teacher’s program and the  Teaching Pyramid framework that integrates positive behavioral support through promoting nurturing relationships, creating high quality learning environments, targeting social/emotional skills, and supporting children with challenging behaviors. For more information and to register click here.

Administrators' Academy - Start your 2019 right by registering now!
The DuPage Regional Office of Education offers monthly Administrator Academies for school administrators. A complete list of academies through June, 2019 is available here .
  • Feb 13 AA 1865 /(RESCHEDULED FROM 1/30) Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
  • Feb 14 AA1115 / Building Trusting Relationships with At-Risk Students
  • Feb 27 AA988 / Interpersonal Team Communication for School Administrators - Revised 2016

Short-Term Substitute Teacher Training, March 6
Due to popular demand, a fourth workshop has been scheduled. Click here for details and to register.

Teacher Evaluator Training, April 29 - 30 and May 13 - 14
The DuPage Regional Office of Education is pleased to announce the upcoming new Teacher Evaluator Training (AA # 2001), which replaces the former Growth Through Learning modules. Upon completion of the two-day training, presented by Dr. Catherine Berning and Ms. Jill Bullo, participants will be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. For details and to register click here .
Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
Gifted Workshop(s) Series:
Program Models That Support High-Ability Learners
Facilitated by gifted specialists from Northwestern's Center for Talent Development
One-size-fits-all approaches to identifying and serving gifted students are increasingly poor fits
for schools with growing diversity. Contemporary views of gifted education and talent
development recognize that ability is multifaceted and malleable and that “gifted students” are
extremely diverse in their backgrounds and learning needs.   For more information click here
  • February 12 - Best Practices and Programming for High-Ability Students
  • March 12 - Pre-assessment and Differentiation: Adding Rigor to Instruction Randee Blair)
Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted/Talented Learners, April 11
F acilitated by Michele Kane, Northeastern Illinois University. Click here to register.

ISBE Gifted Education Summer Seminar - June 10
This course will consist of 45 hours of self-paced independent study. In addition to the resources included, shared Google folders will contain a course calendar, assignments, rubrics, and resources. Options for online collaboration and discussion will also be scheduled. All participants will complete journal assignments and a final project. To click here to register.

DuPage ROE Workshops on Visual Arts Standards
The DuPage Regional Office of Education will offer three professional development sessions focused on the Illinois Learning Standards for Visual Arts. As we work to meet the needs of all learners, we will be offering two sessions. February 25 and April 3 will be for participants who are not familiar with the Visual Art Standards, or the inquiry approach to learning. February 22 will be for participants who are familiar with the new Illinois Visual Arts Standards and would like more information about the inquiry approach to learning and the unit structure of DOK. Please click here for more information and to register for this training.  

Elementary Principal Group, February 12
The Elementary Principal Network Group meets on Tuesday, February 12 from 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Lester Elementary School in Downers Grove. Elementary principals are encouraged to attend! Contact Anne Roloff at  if you have any questions.

First time at the DuPage ROE: Two special math workshops on one day,
February 19

Illinois Music Standards Professional Development Sessions, February 21
The DuPage Regional Office of Education is proud to present two half-day sessions on
February 21 focused on the Illinois Music standards. Participants may register for
one half-day session or both sessions depending on professional needs. Please note the
descriptions below. Click here for more information and to register.
  • The Illinois Arts Standards for Music (2017) (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)This session provides an overview of the standards, including ideas for practical application and suggestions for aligning current classroom practice to the new standards This workshop is for the participant who is not familiar with the art standards, or the inquiry approach to learning.
  • From Standards to Assessments: (12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Once you have a basic understanding of the new Illinois Arts Standards, what comes next? This session will review the standards and then focus on the next steps in creating a quality curriculum that includes well designed assessment. This overview of assessment development will also provide the tools and an opportunity to create or revise your own assessments that will align directly to the new standards and accurately assess student learning – and even student growth.
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) Spring 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 for more information.
Click on the Network name for more information and to register. 
February 7
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
February 8
D CCD Network
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
February 11
Instructional Coaches
1:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 12
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
February 20
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
February 21
T echnology Facilitators
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
February 25
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Resources for Parents
Resources for Educators
421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800
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