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Auditing Existing Co-Teaching Programs: Changes for Student Success AA #1891- Region 2

Speaker Information

Lisa M. Harrod has been the Superintendent of Manteno Community Unit School District No 5 since July of 2013. She is a National Education Consultant who specializes in leadership, Co-Teaching, and systemic school reform. She works with school districts and Regional Offices of Education across Illinois to provide high quality professional development to educators. Her workshops are engaging and focus on practical strategies that educators can implement immediately. Lisa was a finalist for the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year, was named Phi Delta Kappa International Educator of the Year in 2010, Phi Delta Kappa International Emergent Leader in 2008, and received the Steger School District Distinguished Educator Award in 2007. Lisa resides in Manteno with her wonderfully supportive husband, Jason, and her three young children Nathan, Connor, and Karlie.

Description
This academy will focus on providing administrators with tools for continually auditing their existing co-teaching programs. Content will include providing participants with the research or models that promote student success in both the academic and social-emotional realms, and how to identify teaching strategies that promote mastery learning and a high level of engagement for all learners. The academy will contain a balance of lessons from the field, as well as a description of how to serve as a coach to provide critical support and feedback to teams. Participants will leave with the knowledge of the various models of co-teaching, how to design strategies for conflict resolution and how to accurately measure specific outcomes for district programs. Enhanced collaboration and parent communication will be discussed and specific examples will be provided to participants. Participants should be ready to discuss any current programs or plans to implement a co-teaching classroom or program.

Target Audience
Superintendents, Principals, Directors/Coordinators, Teachers

Event Information:

Region 2 Event

August 7, 2018
9:00am – 3:30pm

Rock Island Regional Office of Education
3430 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265

Cost: $50.00

Lunch is included in the $50.00 registration fee.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
9:00 – 3:30 Presentation/Training

An additional fee of $15.00 is required for anyone requesting the Administrator Academy Credit.
Checks for the $15.00 Administrator Academy Credit needs to be made payable to Rock Island County ROE and is only payable on-site.

 

Registration

Registration can be found at the following link: Event Registration Page

By registering for this event, you agree to the following: You are giving permission for the information which you have entered into the registration form to be printed on a participants’ list. The list may be distributed to the workshop/conference participants.

Each registrant receives an official name tag, a careful payment record, and entry into the participant list.
Further you understand that when you register for this event, you are making a commitment to attend the workshop as breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and materials have been purchased for you. If you cannot attend, you accept the responsibility to cancel with the conference registrar Connie Borowski at cjborow@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-1952 .

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Illinois Essential Employability Skills Webinar

The Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework is designed to define and clarify the essential employability skills and provide a standard for the state. Essential employability skills are those general skills that are required to be successful in all sectors of the labor market and are separate from the technical skills attained in career pathways or academic skills such as math and reading. The framework was developed through the collaboration of the Illinois Community College Board; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; representatives of Illinois businesses; local chambers of commerce; secondary, postsecondary and adult educators and professionals; and other important stakeholders.

 

The webinar was held on June 4, 2018

An archived version of the webinar and the materials provided can be found at the following links:

Essential Employability Skills Framework Presentation

Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework Archived Webinar

 

The full text of the Essential Employability Skills Framework and self-assessment guide can be Found below:
Essential Employability Skills Framework

 

Fillable form versions of the self-assessment forms are also available at the following links:

Fillable Program Self-Assessment Form

Fillable Classroom and Activity Self-Assessment

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State Partner Training for the LWIA Realignment Project

A recording of the State Partner Training for the LWIA Realignment Project online meeting from 5/11/18 can be accessed at the following link.  Please note that due to the size of the video file it has been archived as a zip file.  To access the video, you will need to decompress the file by left clicking on the folder and selecting the extract option.  If you have any questions please contact Chande1@ilstu.edu

State Partner Training for the LWIA Realignment Project Archived Meeting Video

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Disability Employment Initiative – Round V Workshop

Description
This workshop will be held to share the strategies employed and lessons learned by pilots sites engaged in the Disability Employment Initiative – Round 5. Local Workforce Innovation Areas and their partners, including special education providers, DRS, secondary and postsecondary education entities are encouraged to attend. Specific topics that will be addressed include the formation and use of Integrated Resource Teams, the development of process maps that identify partner roles in providing services to clients, and the Individual Career Development Plan – a career plan that meets the legal requirements of an Individualized Education Program Transition Plan for individuals with disabilities. Speakers from DEI V pilot sites, as well as national experts, will share their experiences and recommendations to address the needs of individuals with disabilities in gaining employment.

Target Audience
The intended audience for these summits are local Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services staff, staff from Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs), Local Workforce Innovation Area staff, including management and program staff from program contractors.

Event Details

June 12, 2018 – Palatine, IL
This location has been cancelled due to low enrollment

June 13, 2018 – Normal, IL
10am – 3pm (lunch provided)
Radisson Hotel Normal
8 Traders Circle
Normal, IL 61761

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Student Mental Health Issues in Special Education Region 1

Presenter:
Teri E. Engler and Cynthia M. Baasten, Attorneys at Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, a law firm that focuses its practice on the representation of public school districts and special education joint agreements.

Description
This administrator academy is designed to provide participants with essential and updated information about federal and state special education laws, administrative and judicial rulings interpreting these laws and current OCR and ISBE compliance issues, as well as practical recommendations for planning proactively to avoid common legal mistakes that school districts make when making decisions concerning the identification, evaluation, programming, and discipline for students with suspected or known mental health issues.

Target Audience
Special Education Administrators & General Education Administrators

Event Information:

Region 1 Event

June 8, 2018
8:00am – 3:30pm

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1220 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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June 13, 2018
8:00am – 3:30pm

The University Center
1200 University Center Drive
Grayslake, IL 60002

*Please note there is a $70.00 registration fee for all participants
Breakfast and Lunch are included in the $70.00 registration fee.
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast and Event Check-In
8:30 – 3:30 Presentation/Training

 

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An Introduction to Web Accessibility

This webinar introduced participants to the basics of web accessibility by highlighting high priority accessibility issues, self-assessment strategies, and simple solutions to common accessibility problems.  It was delivered on May 22, 2018.

 

An archived version of the webinar and presentation materials can be found below:

An Introduction to Web Accessibility Archived Webinar

 

For materials reference in the presentation please visit the following page:

Electronic and Web Accessibility Webinar Series Resources Page

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Student Mental Health Issues in Special Education

Presenter:
Teri E. Engler is a partner at Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, a law
firm that focuses its practice on the representation of public school districts
and special education joint agreements. Ms. Engler has successfully
represented school districts and special education cooperatives throughout
Illinois in administrative and judicial proceedings, including proceedings
under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
over the years, and is a member of many professional organizations in the
fields of law education.

Description
This course is designed to provide participants with essential and updated information about federal and state special education laws, administrative and judicial rulings interpreting these laws,and current OCR and ISBE compliance issues, as well as practical recommendations for planning proactively to avoid common legal mistakes that school districts make when making decisions concerning the identification evaluation, programming,and discipline for students with suspected or known mental health issues.  This is an Administrators Academy and CPDU’s will be provided.

Target Audience
Principals, Special Education Administrators, Directors of Special Education/Student Support Services, School Social Workers and School Psychologist

Event Information:

Region 3 Event

May 4, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703

*Please note there is a $50.00 registration fee for all participants
Breakfast and Lunch are included in the $50.00 registration fee.
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast and Event Check-In
8:30 – 3:30 Presentation/Training

 

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CTE Academic Advising and Counseling Summer Summit

Description:
During this session participants will identify the four sources of self-efficacy producing actions steps on how to incorporate mindset and self-efficacy strategies into practice. NAPE workshop leaders will assist counselors in realize the potential of each and every student through fostering growth mindset. Bringing all the resources together as participants plan to increase the participation and completion of under-represented CTE students.

Target Audience:
• High School Academic or Career Counselors
• Community College Administrators responsible for recruitment and transitions
• CTE Deans, and Student Service staff

Event Details
June 28, 2018
Radisson Hotel Normal
8 Traders Circle
Normal, IL 61761

10:00-3:00pm (lunch will be provided)

There is no cost, but on-line registration is required.
Fields marked with an * are required

 

 

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Talent Pipeline Solutions – Meeting the Challenge of Supply and Demand

Description
The focus of this roundtable will be to explore business driven talent pipeline solutions that lead to expanding and elevating Rapid Response opportunities. Translating terminology like re-employment, transfer of skills, On the job training, pre-apprenticeships, retraining, upgrading of skills, registered apprenticeships, incumbent worker training, seamless employment and work-based learning into actual approaches to assist local employers and workers to prevent or minimize the impact of layoffs and company closings.

This event is intended to provide information through presentations, networking and activities for anyone who work with dislocated workers through Rapid Response. Economic Development Organizations, Administrators and Board members who are interested in how to incorporate layoff aversion strategies within their local area and on a regional basis are encouraged to attend.

 

Target Audience
State staff from the offices of Regional Economic Development, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Commerce, and Local Workforce Area Teams consisting of administrators, local Board members and staff who work directly with rapid response activities.

 

Event Information

April 17, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm (lunch provided)

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
201 Broadway
Normal, IL 61761

Documents
The following documents are available for review prior to the roundtable meeting:
Department of Commerce Regional Economic Development Map
Workforce Development Rapid Response Map
Workforce Training Quick Facts
Illinois Apprenticeship Briefing Flyer
Requirements for Registering an Apprenticeship Flyer
General Apprenticeship FAQ Document
Customized Training Flyer
Incumbent Worker Training Flyer
On-the-job Training Flyer
Employer-Based Talent Pipeline Training Opportunities Flyer

Presentations
The following Presentations will be used during the roundtable meeting:
St. Augustine College, Institute for Workforce Education Presentation
IDCEO Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Presentation
Expanding Apprenticeships in America Presentation

 

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WIOA Collaborative Business Engagement Regional Workshops

Description

Target Audience

The workshops were designed as professional development for WIOA professional staff.  The content of these workshops was specifically designed for core partner and required partner’s administrators, managers and supervisors involved in working with businesses.

 

Meeting Locations

Northeast (4), Northern Stateline (5), Northwest (6)
Monday,  June 4, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

Wojcik Conference Center
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.,
Palatine, IL 60067

Central (1), East Central (2), North Central (3), West Central (10)
Monday,  June 11, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

Parkland College, D244,
2400 W. Bradley Ave.,
Champaign, IL 61820

Southeastern (7), Southern (8), Southwestern (9)
Friday,  June 15, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

Thelma Keller Convention Center,
1202 N. Keller Dr.,
Effingham, IL 62401

 

Archived Materials

The materials provided at the training session can be found below:

Collaborative Business Engagement Agenda
Business Engagement Dos and Don’ts Handout
Illinois Framework for Integrated Business Services
Illinois Framework for Sector-Based Employer Engagement
Presentation Slideshow
Group Activity

 

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