Developing a Strong School, Family and Community Partnership, January 24
Join us for an incredible learning opportunity to more deeply understand the importance and role of Family and Community Partnerships. Learn ways to create community partnerships, share hands-on ideas to assist your school district in developing a needs assessment and begin to build your action plan for Family and Community Engagement success. Click
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Pictured is the School District 45 Board of Education and Superintendent Anthony Palmisano with workshop facilitator, Adrienne Johnson during their workshop on December 6. Board member, Mrs. Degnan shared the following on Twitter: "Thanks for the amazing Family Engagement School Board Workshop. So much to think about - so much we can do!"
“Successful Parenting” Curriculum Training For School Personnel, January 28
This workshop will be conducted by “Successful Parenting” authors, Jacqueline Rhew, LCPC, CADC and Robin Boggs Choquette, PsyD. The "Successful Parenting" workbook will be provided to all participants. Click
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Assessment and the NGSS:
How to Assess Three-dimensional Learning, January 29
In this workshop, participants will:
- build their understanding of three-dimensional assessment through application of the Next Generation Science Standards;
- obtain greater knowledge of three-dimensional assessment that will support more effective assessment methods to better understand the level at which their students are understanding science concepts; and
- engage in tasks that will help them identify the three-dimensions within an assessment and how they are used together to assess conceptual understanding.
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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- January 15 - Introduction: Program Models; Acceleration
- 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.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Leadership Network Meeting, February 7
Leaders in SEL will have the opportunity to collaborate and explore topics related to SEL and assessment, SEL and equity and SEL and Adult Competencies. Attendees will register for two conversation sessions at the meeting.
- What Does it Mean to Have an Integrated Approach to SEL and Equity?
Facilitator - Ashley Robertson, Coordinator of Social and Emotional Learning and Student Equity, Community Consolidated School District 59
- What Do Districts and Schools Need to Know When Selecting and Using SEL Assessments? Focus will be on SEL assessment recommendations and using the New Social and Emotional (SEL) Assessment Guide.
Facilitator - CASEL, Jeremy Taylor, Director of Assessment and Continuous Improvement
- What Do Districts and Schools Need to Know and Do To Address Adult SEL?
Facilitators – Ruth Cross, CASEL Senior Consultant, and Marjorie Cave, DROE SEL Service Provider
First time at the DuPage ROE: Two special math workshops on one day,