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Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
June 18, 2019
Preparing for the 2019 - 2020 School Year
Our DuPage Regional Office of Education administrators and service providers are busy planning for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Details for workshops, events and network dates are being finalized and details will be shared in August. The Tuesday Times will take a brief vacation in July and return in August. Below are a few speakers and workshops that have been confirmed so please mark your calendars!

Legal Lite for New Teachers, August 6 or 14
This workshop 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. Click here to register.

Central Office Networking Event, August 8
The annual Central Office Networking Event, hosted by the DuPage ROE, provides district central office administrative staff members with information on hot topics and procedures including, but not limited to: mandated training, IWAS Calendar input, school board, legal issues, Institute Day and registration information. Click here to register.

Cycles of Inquiry Offered by the DuPage ROE in the 2019 - 2020 school year!
The DuPage ROE is proud to continue to offer workshops on the practical applications for implementing Cycles of Inquiry. Details on registration and programming will be confirmed and shared in August. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gail Fahey at
Dr. Bill Daggett, September 16
Dr. Bill Daggett is the founder and chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education.  

Dr. Tyrone C. Howard, October 22
Dr. Tyrone Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Howard also serves as Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Details are pending on Dr. Daggett and Dr. Howard's presentations and will be shared in August .
Special Announcement from The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University (NBRC)
NBRC has announced the formation of the National Board Candidate Cohort for the upcoming cycle. Click here for more information on the program.
Jump Start Sessions for National Board Candidates will be held at:
  • West 40 on Wednesday, July 10 and Wednesday August 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • DuPage ROE on Thursday, July 11 and Thursday, August 8 from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Monthly National Board Candidate Cohort Sessions at West 40
  • September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 15, 2020, February 12, March 11, April 14, and May 5 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Monthly National Board Candidate Cohort Sessions at Hadley Junior High School
  • September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19, January 30, 2020, February 27, March 26, April 30 and May 7 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Summer Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification, June 26
School district personnel are invited to attend this free workshop to learn how to identify those who may need help with a mental illness, effectively communicate with them and connect them to appropriate professional help. The workshop is made possible through funding secured through the ROE's BJA STOP Grant. Click on the photo for more information. Click here to register. 

Initial Teacher Evaluator Training,
July 17 - 18, July 30 - 31, August 6 - 7, August 13 - 14
The DuPage Regional Office of Education is pleased to present the new Teacher Evaluator Training 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.

We are excited to provide this opportunity through a partnership with AIR-Midwest Comprehensive Center. Beth Ratway and Mary Ellen Daneels will share the work of a year long project they have been engaged in with IA, MN and WI to create performance based assessments aligned to standards for inquiry projects. There is a $50 fee to attend by anyone who travels to the workshop will be reimbursed for mileage through AIR. Mileage forms will be available at the workshop for participants.   Click here to register.
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), July 22-24
The DuPage Regional Office of Education is pleased to announce a summer SIOP class to be offered July 22 - 24. SIOP is an ISBE approved, research-based training designed to assist mainstream classroom teachers in working with English learners. This sheltered language approach supports English learners’ academic progress in content area subjects while enabling them to acquire and strengthen their skills toward greater English language proficiency. For more information and registration link, click here .
Google Certification Bootcamp, August 5 and August 13
Spend some time this summer strengthening your Google skills! In partnership with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC), the DuPage Regional Office of Education is offering Google Certification bootcamps to help prepare educators for certification exams (not included). Level 1 covers Google for Education fundamentals, and Level 2 covers Google for Education Advanced topics. These workshops are beneficial for all educators or school personnel that would like to learn how to use Google tools more effectively. Taking the certification exams is optional and not required to attend. It is recommended that participants take level 1 before 2. The cost is $35 per bootcamp, with PDHs and lunch included. Space is limited so sign up today. Registration links are provided below. Please email Nicole Zumpano for more information at

Director of Special Education Program
TIDE is offering this new endorsement program with Lewis University. It is designed for an individual with a LBS1 license as well as an administrator endorsement. The courses required for the program can be completed within one term. This endorsement cohort is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019 and will be completed by winter break. Click here for more information.

Please email Sarah Johnson for more information.
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
In May, PAT continued its efforts to raise awareness of healthy lifestyles by hosting a Family Group Connection centered around the children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar . The book promotes healthy eating, teaches children about colors, fruits, numbers, days of the week, and the concept of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Families enjoyed readings of the book in both English and Spanish, read by our friends from the Addison Public Library. In addition, families were able to make true connections to the book as they engaged in activities that promoted learning around movement, colors, fruits and healthy eating.
Be sure to check back in August for the full list of 2019 - 2020 Network offerings
Resources for Educators, Summer 2019 (Click on tabs below for more information)
Resources for Parents
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