Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools
September 25, 2018
Dear DuPage County Educators,

I am pleased to announce that late last week, the Illinois Association of Regional School Superintendents (IARSS), which includes the DuPage ROE, was approved as an IL-EMPOWER service provider in all three areas: Governance and Management, Curriculum and Instruction, and Culture and Climate. It will be an honor to continue to work with our DuPage school districts as we prepare our students for college, career and beyond. We look forward to being a key component in your school improvement plans. Information will be featured in an upcoming special edition of the Tuesday Times. In the meantime, please feel free to contact my office with questions. 

Thank you for your dedication to the students of DuPage Country!
Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent

P.S. Below are links to special events in October: 
Special Features
Short-Term Substitute Teacher Training and Administrators' Academies
Short-Term Substitute Teacher Training, October 12
Calling all DuPage County school districts who need to increase their pool of substitute teachers! The DuPage ROE is offering the required training for this new short - term substitute teacher license. This training MUST be completed PRIOR to teaching on this license. Although not required or developed for regular substitute teachers ,  the training is also open and available to those educators as well. Click here for more information and to register. Contact D'Arcy Greenleaf at dgreenleaf@dupageroe.org for additional information.

Upcoming Administrators' Academies
The first three courses in October are highlighted below which includes a new* offering regarding the use of video interviewing. All three academies will be held at the Center for Professional Learning. Click here for more information.

October 2: How Schools Can Use Video Interviewing Technology to Make Better Hiring Decisions* NEW
October 9: Strategies to Successfully Implement Change to Best Practice Initiatives
October 11: Improved Crisis Decision Making For Safer School Environment
ROE Features
Spotlight on Adolescent Health, October 3
Join other youth serving professionals in learning about the health challenges facing DuPage County adolescents. Participants will learn how to make data-driven decisions to make a positive impact on students and the community.
Click here for more information and to register.

Truancy Referral and Procedures, October 4 (Full), October 9 (Full) October 18*
*Due to high demand an additional date has been scheduled
The training includes legislative and Illinois School Code correlation, interface with ESSA, School Report Cards and policy; referral process inclusive of interventions, documentation, administrative hearings, court; ISBE, Individual Optional Education Plan (IOEP); Attendance Improvement Mentoring (AIM); Active Parenting Education and trauma-informed continuum. In order to continue to complete chronic truancy referrals to the Regional Office of Education, a district representative needs to attend one of the workshops. Attendance by multiple district personnel is encouraged. RSVP to Raquel Wadsworth at rwadsworth@dupageroe.org . Click here for more information.
Why Equity Matters with Dr. Tyrone C. Howard, October 10
This all-day session, "Why Equity Matters," addresses the importance of equity, access, and excellence in today's schools. Dr. Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He is a renowned national speaker and researcher on the topic of equity in schools. This session is open to all educators . For more information click here . For inquires regarding the event contact Anne Roloff at  aroloff@dupageroe.org . For questions regarding registration contact Sandra Hanson at shanson@dupageroe.org .
Professional D evelopment & Learning Opportunities
Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Trainings at the DuPage Regional Office of Education - October 18
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.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Site-Based Offerings
Evidence indicates that promoting SEL produces positive student outcomes including improvement in pro-social behaviors and academic gains, as well as a reduction in conduct problems, anxiety and depressive symptoms. Social and Emotional Learning sessions offered through the DuPage ROE provide customized support to districts and schools addressing SEL system-wide. Please contact Marjorie Cave, mcave@dupageroe.org if you have questions and/or are interested in scheduling customized support. Click here for more information.   

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 mbiniewicz@dupageroe.org 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 dgreenleaf@dupageroe.org for more information.
Get Inspired: Science & Engineering Practices 2 & 3, November 5
Develop practical ways to increase the effectiveness of teacher and student use of models and model-building in the classroom. Participants will also explore ways to make scientific investigations less rigid, and more authentic and meaningful, without sacrificing a lot of class time. To see details and to register click here .
Brush Up on Science & Engineering Practices 6 & 7, November 19
Participants will revisit the requirements that satisfy Science & Engineering Practice 6, Constructing Explanations & Designing Solutions, and Practice 7, Engaging in Argument from Evidence, while exploring numerous ways to modify current curriculum to incorporate them. To see details and to register click here.

Click on the Network name for more information and to register. 
September 26
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 1
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 3
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
October 3
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 19
(at SASED)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 19
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
October 22
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 24
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 25
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
421 North County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 P: 630.407.5800
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