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.
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- 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
acilitated by Michele Kane, Northeastern Illinois University.
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
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.
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,
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
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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.