June 22, 2021


We hope you are enjoying summer break and finding some time to rest, relax, and recharge.

Below, find resources, learning opportunities, and more.


The DuPage ROE is pleased to announce the first group of principals who have been awarded Mini-Grant stipends in the amount of $3,000. The principals earned this award in SY20-21 for successfully continuing their school improvement instructional efforts during this most challenging year.  

  • Jackie Rodriguez, Lowell Elementary School, CUSD 200
  • Steve Diveley, Hadley Jr. High School, SD 41
  • Rosanne Sikich, Elsie C. Johnson Elementary School, CCSD 93
  • Karen Marino, G. Stanley Hall Elementary School, SD 15
  • Brian Turyna, Wiesbrook Elementary School, CUSD 200
  • Korrie McCarry, Cloverdale Elementary School, CCSD 93
  • Joy Sebastian, Western Trails Elementary School, CCSD 93
  • Tim Callahan, Madison Elementary School, CUSD 200
  • Kathryn Schafermeyer, Whittier Elementary School, CUSD 200
  • Kim Roberts, Black Hawk Elementary School, SD 15
We hope you can join us on August 25, 2021 (4:30-5:40 pm) for what promises to be a wonderful virtual learning experience with Kristin Souers, MA LMHC, author of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Environment (ASCD, 2016) and many other publications and articles. Kristen's presentation will focus on effective communication in establishing and maintaining relations. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Registration is open.

The Fall 2021 offerings for TIDE are now available. Click here for listings, and sign up today!
The next required training for short-term substitute teachers will be held on Thursday, August 5, from 5-7 pm. Please share the attached flier with anyone who might be interested.

The Illinois Civics Hub at DuPage County is the leading resource for information on the required implementation of civics classes in Illinois. You can view a copy of the June newsletter here.
Need some PD hours? Illinois Civics is offering professional development credits to Illinois educators through the DuPage ROE. Participants can join live or view a recording post-webinar. Offerings this June include:

-Dr. Melissa Sadin from the Trauma Informed Network will present her four-day "Train the Trainer" workshop this fall. The workshops will be held via Zoom on August 4, August 5, September 16, and a final day in November, TBD. Registration will be upcoming, but mark these dates on your calendar so you can plan to attend.

-Dr. Patracia Graczyk, an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will provide a multi-part series on School Refusal. School refusal refers to students who refuse to go to school or who resist going to school due to emotional issues like anxiety or depression. School Refusal Professional Development for DuPage Educators will be based on the MTSS 3 Tiered Approach.

August 10: For any DuPage educator who plays a major role in school attendance interaction with students, including attendance teams, principals, assistant principals, and deans. This event will provide a broad overview of what is effective for ALL students.

October 27: Elementary only-Tier 2 approach for at-risk students. For anyone from the August 10 group as well as school psychologists.

October 28: Secondary only-Tier 2 approach for at-risk students. For anyone from the August 10 group as well as school psychologists

January 2022 (TBD): Elementary-Tier 3 Chronically Absent Students

January 2022 (TBD): Secondary-Tier 3 Chronically Absent students

Get these important networking dates below on your schedule before your calendar fills up! More networks can be viewed by clicking here.

[Please note: We are planning for many networks to return to the Center for Professional Learning at the ROE in September, with a possible virtual option. However, see the website for exact details. After registering, you will be notified if there are any changes.]
SEL Network (8:30-10 am)
· August 31, 2021 (Tuesday)
· November 2, 2021 (Tuesday)
· February 1, 2022 (Tuesday)
· May 3, 2022 (Tuesday)

· September 28, 2021 (Tuesday)
· December 1, 2021 (Wednesday)
· February 15, 2022 (Tuesday)
· May 12, 2022(Thursday)

PreK-3rd Network (8:30-10 am)
·      September 14, 2021 (Tuesday)
·      November 10, 2021 (Wednesday)
·      February 1, 2022 (Wednesday)
·      April 5, 2022 (Tuesday)

DuPage EdTech Network (Various times)
·      August 5, 2021 (Thursday)
·      September 9, 2021 (Thursday)
·      November 18, 2021 (Thursday)
·      January 13, 2022 (Thursday)

·      September 10, 2021 (Friday)
·      October 1, 2021 (Friday)
·      November 5, 2021 (Friday)
The DuPage County Health Department is partnering with DuPage Medical group to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to kids 12 years of age and older, as well as adults. Please share the this flyer with those in your sphere of influence!

Explore Master of Education programs at North Central College. Admission webinars are held on Tuesdays at 9:30 am on July 13 and July 20. Register here.

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