An IL-EMPOWER approved learning partner  
Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
November 27, 2018
Tuesday Times Holiday Schedule
The Tuesday Times will be emailed on December 18 and January 8, 2019.
November Feature
DuPage County Students Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children
On Wednesday, November 7, students enrolled at Partners for Success volunteered at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) in Schaumburg. Student sorted, measured and packed meals for needy children in developing countries. The annual field trip allows students to team build while making a global impact by volunteering.
ROE Features
Final Administrator Academy for November

KIDS Virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC), November 29 and December 6
The DuPage Regional Office of Education, in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education KIDS Coach, is pleased to launch PLCs to build background on the Illinois KIDS Assessment. The purpose of these sessions will be to debrief, share ideas and learn more about the KIDS Assessment. Click here for more information and to register.

 Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) On the Road Series,
Flexibility to Define an Instructional Day, December 6 at the DuPage ROE
To help answer questions regarding the “flexibility to define an instructional day,' ISBE is hosting several events including one on December 6 at the DuPage Regional Office of Education from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please click here for more information from ISBE.
New Social and Emotional (SEL) Assessment Guide Released
CASEL has released a new SEL assessment guide from The Assessment Work Group (AWG). The online resource can be found here * and features 23 assessments currently in use and examples of how they are being used. *Please note that supplying contact information is required to receive the guide.
Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
Storylines, an Important Component in the NGSS-Aligned Classroom, December 4
In this workshop participants will build their understanding of the storyline design and structure, examine the role of phenomena within the storyline design and evaluate NGSS-alignment of currently used storylines, or those being developed. Click here for more information.

Investigating Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Play-Based Instruction in Kindergarten and the Primary Grades, December 6
An introductory workshop is being offered in DuPage County to deepen understanding and implementation of developmentally appropriate practice from birth to third grade to improve student outcomes. The focus is on kindergarten and the primary grades. Click here for information.

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 . Click here to register. 

Workshop Series: Program Models That Support High-Ability Learners
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.Plan to attend one or more of the upcoming workshops highlighted on the attached flier to learn more. For more information click here .

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. Mary Biniewicz at if you have any questions and/or are interested in scheduling professional development sessions. Click here for more information.  
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) Fall 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. 
November 27
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
November 29
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
December 18
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
January 9
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
February 12
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
February 25
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800
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