Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
July 17, 2018
ROE Features
Behavioral Threat Assessment - August 1
Behavioral threat assessment is based on crime and continual reassessment with the goal of establishing relationships with students, as well as determining possible risk enhancers within our schools. Potential indicators, threat assessment teams and threat management options will be discussed. Register here.

Back To School Fair - August 1 at St. Francis High School (see flier)
The ROE, in partnership with the tremendous volunteers and efforts of the DuPage Credit Union, Catholic Charities and other partners, is planning the annual Back To School Fair scheduled for August 1 at St. Francis High School. School supplies, backpacks and school kits will be distributed and several donor agencies will be in attendance to help with a successful start to the new school year. Monetary donations are being accepted and can be mailed to the DuPage Education Foundation (for check memo: Back To School Fair) c/o Diane Kucharczyk, 421 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Click here to view the supply list.

Legal Lite for Teachers - August 7 or 15
Legal Lite for New Teachers will highlight the roles and responsibilities of new teachers. Professional conduct, DCFS obligations, confidentiality issues, computer usage, student discipline, special education obligations, free speech, leaves of absence, and more will be covered in a case study format. Register here.

Central Office Network - August 9
The DuPage ROE is hosting the annual Central Office Networking event to provide all district central office administrative staff members with hot topic inquiries and procedures including, but not limited to: mandated training, IWAS Calendar input, school board, legal issues, Institute Day and registration information. For questions and/or suggestions, please email Diane Kucharczyk at dkucharczyk@dupageroe.org . Register here .
Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
The Administrator Academy (AA) is a process by which local school administrators meet legislated requirements for continuous professional development. Details on the 2018 – 2019 Administrator Academy will be available soon.
Teacher In-Service for DuPage Educators (TIDE) Summer sessions are now open.
Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Trainings at the DuPage Regional Office of Education - August 2, September 6 & 14, October 18 (see flier)
KIDS is an observational tool designed to help educators, administrators and policymakers better understand the developmental readiness of children entering kindergarten.  Read more and register.        

Family Engagement Sessions
Family Engagement training sessions by the DuPage ROE provide customized support for school/district teams in developing and expanding school-family partnerships. Please contact Dr. Sharon Frys at sfrys@dupageroe.org if you have any questions and/or are interested in scheduling professional development sessions. Click here for more information.  
Foundational Services Summer Workshop Opportunities
Math Workshop - Guided Math Workshop K-6 Make and Take - August 3
Want to make some math centers for your classroom? Come join us as you learn about some specific center examples and then have time to capture your ideas and have them ready for your students to use! A variety of Guided Math formats and options will be shared. Supplies will be provided, so bring your content topics for future units and computers. Example centers and ideas will be shared that give organizational and management ideas. Bring a grade level friend to collaborate with. Guided Math is an instructional strategy that meets all level learners in the classroom. Audience: Grades K-6 teachers, instructional coaches and coordinators. For more information, click  here.  

Science Workshops - Creating a Next Generation Science Classroom - August 7
This session builds on the conceptual understandings of NGSS. Participants will engage in a lesson series aligned to the NGSS in order to experience what three-dimensional learning looks like and how learning progressions are designed to build conceptually from K-12. Participants will utilize several resources throughout the session and leave with some classroom ready tools and strategies that can be implemented day one. As adult learners, participants will analyze and reflect upon their experience and discuss the next steps necessary to shift to an NGSS-aligned classroom. For more information, click  here.

Assessment and the NGSS: How to Assess Three-dimensional Learning -August 8
Participants will build an 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. Assessment resources and tools that support evaluation of current assessments and creation of new assessments will also be used and discussed. For more information, click  ​​ here.

Instructional Coaching Workshop - August 21, 22, and 23
Learn to effectively partner with educators to improve professional practice and increase student achievement. Participants will develop an understanding of the roles/responsibilities of instructional coaches while building individual capabilities, communication/relationship skills, trusting and productive relationships, strategies to manage change and handle resistance, and the capacity to help and coach others through difficult conversations. This three-day training is made available through a partnership with Naperville School District 203. For more information, click  here .

Family Engagement Workshop Survival Skills for Teachers: Strategies for Strengthening Family Engagement - August 22, 2018
Learn research-based strategies that will help build relationships with every family by creating a welcoming environment, improving communication with parents of all cultures, and including parents in decision-making. Numerous studies have proven regardless of socio-economic or culturally diverse backgrounds, students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher level programs, attend school on a regular basis, show improved behavior, and develop better social skills. These winning tips and strategies will make your classroom a dynamic learning environment for students based on supportive parent-teacher relationships built on mutual respect and collaboration.  . For more information, click  here
Click on the Network name for more information and to register. 
September 13
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
October 25
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
DuPage Children's Museum Presents: 2018 Teacher Expo - August 29
Teachers, homeschool groups, childcare providers, scout leaders, PTA members and anyone involved with children ages birth - middle school are invited to the first annual free networking and educational event. Exhibitors include Anderson's Bookfair Company, Fermilab Friends for Science Education and Morton Arboreturm. The expo will be held at DuPage Children's Museum located at 301 N Washington St. in Naperville from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Click here to register.
421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800