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Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
January 8, 2019
Dear DuPage Country Educators,
Welcome to 2019 and the second half of the 2018 – 2019 school year. I hope everyone had a chance to unwind and spend time with family and friends this holiday season.

Everyone at the DuPage ROE is ready for 2019 which will be filled with new Administrator Academies, professional development opportunities, TIDE cohorts and our biggest one-day event, Countywide Institute on March 1. Details on our offerings are included in the Tuesday Times and posted to our website and on Twitter. I want to encourage everyone to use #DuPageROE on Twitter when attending our events so we can keep track of everyone’s experiences.

It is my hope that you find the resources provided within the Tuesday Times helpful. It is an honor to serve DuPage County! 


Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
Click on the Countywide Institute Day Workshop Booklet
to learn about workshops being offered on March 1.
January Feature
Partners for Success (PFS) Celebrates Winter Award Recipients

On December 20, Partners for Success (PFS) held its annual Winter Awards program to recognize students who excelled in academics, achieved program completion and graduated in 2018. Congratulations to the following students who completed the Partners for Success program: Penwille Chen, Jaxon Lucas-Bates, Michael Mazzocchi, Erick Ndayishimiye, Kassey Norris, Jurell Smith and Brandon Wester. Graduating seniors included Kevin Branch and Logan Phipps (Pictured with social studies teacher, Joshua Burmeister). Family members were invited to the celebration and students prepared refreshments including a replica of the Partners for Success building made of gingerbread. Click here to view a photo album of the event. Click here to read more about the Regional Safe School program and Partners for Success. 
ROE Features
Administrators' Academy - Start your 2019 right by registering now!!
The DuPage Regional Office of Education offers monthly Administrator Academies for school administrators. Please click here to view the offerings for January. A complete list of academies through June, 2019 is available here.

Short-Term Substitute Teacher Training, January 11
 On Friday, January 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. the DuPage Regional Office of Education will offer the required training for individuals who qualify for a short-term substitute teaching license. The training will take place at the DuPage Regional Office of Education located at 421 North County Farm Road in Wheaton. The cost to attend is $50. Click here for more information and to register for the training.
Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
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 here for more information and to register.

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 here for more information and here to register.

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.
Click here for flier and here to register. 

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 .
  • 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
F acilitated by Michele Kane, Northeastern Illinois University. Click here to register.

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,
February 19
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. 
January 9
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
January 11
D ELL Network
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
January 17
District Technology Personnel
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
January 18
1:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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.
Student Opportunity
Resources for Parents
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421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800
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