An IL-EMPOWER approved learning partner  
Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
Nov. 19, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving
There will be no Tuesday Times next week, so we want to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday!
Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
Responding to School Drug Impairment Calls
Nov. 21
This workshop, led by nationally known presenter Sgt. Bruce Talbot, will review current trends in adolescent drug use and learn how to document symptoms of drug impairment in students and employees. Participants will also learn about the legal issues surrounding school drug use. Register here.

Word Knowledge: Phonics, Sight Words, Fluency, and Meaning Vocabulary (K-2)
Dec. 4
Comprehension is the reading goal, but students need to be able to read the words on the page. Word knowledge is a foundational skill that is critical for emergent and early readers. Participants will learn about research and specific strategies to support their students' development of decoding skills and sight word vocabulary to become fluent readers. Register here.

From Global to Specific: Updating your Behavioral Threat Assessment Team
Dec. 10
This event is intended for members of a school's behavioral threat assessment team, curriculum leaders, School Resource Officers, and others. You’ll learn from legal, content, and research-based experts regarding compliance and legal implications of the new law, going beyond global to specifics, team responsibilities, confidentiality issues, and more. Presenters: Dana Fattore Crumley, partner at Franczek Law Firm and David Young, Behavioral Analysis Unit coordinator at the FBI and nationally-recognized psychology expert in school violence. Register here.

Teacher In-Service for DuPage Educators (TIDE)
TIDE Spring 2020 course listings are now available. Click here for more information.

Dual Endorsement through Lewis University
The DuPage ROE is teaming up with Lewis University to offer literacy and ESL endorsements in just 9 courses. For more information, click here.

School Safety Grant: Mental Health
As you are probably aware, the DuPage ROE was awarded a BJA STOP grant that focuses on multiple mental health trainings. Your staff can take advantage of these opportunities, either as "train the trainers" or for individual growth in 1- or 2-day trainings. See this attachment for more information.
Administrator Academy Offerings
Please join us for a December/January Administrator Academy. Click on any event for more information or to register. Academies are added throughout the school year, so check the DuPage ROE website for additional course offerings.

This six-hour professional learning session is designed for administrators and teacher leaders to advance educational equity in their respective districts and/or schools. Participants will discuss and reflect upon their professional responsibilities to serve all students with an equity lens, while developing tangible, transformative, systemic, and intentional commitments to leverage equity.
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Illinois Association for Gifted Children's 25th Annual SILVER Conference
Feb. 6-8, 2020
The annual IAGC Conference, which will be held in February at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, will offer a variety of sessions by national and local experts in the field of gifted education. Early bird rates available through Dec. 1. Register here.
Countywide Institute Day
Feb. 28, 2020
Sessions will be held in various locations, and participants will choose from a variety of topics that include student behavior, special education, active art, diversity and inclusion in children's literature, executive functioning skills, engineering, and science. More details to come.  
Building Capacity and Curriculum Considerations for LGBTQ+
March 5, 2020
More details to come.

1st Statewide Equity Conference
October 9, 2020
This conference, which will take place at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, will be hosted by the Illinois Coalition of Educational Equity Leaders and the DuPage ROE. More details to come.
Networking Opportunities
Click on any of the networking events below for more information or to register.

Friday, Nov. 22 from 8-10 a.m. at the Center for Professional Learning.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 8-11 a.m. at the Center for Professional Learning.
421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800
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