Big 10, kids edition: The thing I most look forward to once the pandemic's over, Part 2 https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/big-10-kids-edition-the-thing-i-most-look-forward-to-once-the-pandemics-over/article_1602cc65-31ed-5938-ba56-4eecb3e10c9c.html
Job Opening: Testing Health Care Professional (Part-Time) Click on the link for more information. https://tinyurl.com/yxkcvcur
Have you been asked to obtain an ROE #9 Substitute Authorization packet for a new substitute teacher position? Check out the steps here - https://www.roe9.org/page/substitute-teaching-information
ISBE has teamed up with Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for an Art Contest. Submissions are due Feb. 12, 2021. Find more details here - https://www.isbe.net/Documents/2021-Art-Contest.pdf
Coronavirus response | Champaign, Urbana districts prepping for return to in-person learning https://tinyurl.com/y3majcp9
Big 10, kids edition: The thing I most look forward to once the pandemic's over https://tinyurl.com/y4czxcuo
Job Opening: High School Auto Tech CTE Teacher Please click on the link below for more information. https://usd116.tedk12.com/hire/viewjob.aspx?jobid=1079
Job Opening: School Medication Nurse Please click on the link below for more informatoin. https://usd116.tedk12.com/hire/viewjob.aspx?jobid=1087
Champaign School District to return to in-person & distanced learning January 20 https://tinyurl.com/y27rk59u
Coronavirus response | Mahomet-Seymour begins testing for students, staff https://tinyurl.com/y2ncl45y
Here is information for parents on the different types of trainings coming up. In January, Colleen Kaplan, LTC's Remote Outreach Specialist, and Holly Kelly, LTC East Regional Ed. Tech. Coordinator, with be hosting workshops for parents/ guardians on Google Classroom, Seesaw, and ClassDojo. Over 100 parents participate in sessions back in November and will be offering this again to help support your districts and their families. You are welcome to copy and paste the below information to disseminate to your parents/guardians via social media or other communication platforms that your district may have. The links to register are included below, and all sessions are FREE. Happy Holidays! PARENT WORKSHOPS ON GOOGLE, SEESAW, AND CLASS DOJO! Calling all parents and guardians! In January, the Regional Ed. Tech Coordinator, Holly Kelly, and the Remote Outreach Specialist, Colleen Kaplan, with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, will be hosting workshops for guardians and parents on Google Classroom, Seesaw, and ClassDoJo. The same workshop is offered three different times throughout each day to allow for flexibility with parent/guardians' schedules. Through demonstration, parents will learn how to help their student(s) navigate G.C., Seesaw, or ClassDoJo. THE WORKSHOP WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS TO ASK QUESTIONS REGARDING EITHER PLATFORM AND HAVE A CHANCE TO BETTER HELP THEIR STUDENT. PARENTS/GUARDIANS CAN REGISTER AT HTTP://LTCILLINOIS.ORG/EVENTS/ OR DOWNLOAD THE FORM WHERE YOU CAN REGISTER STRAIGHT FROM THE LINKS ON THE FORM. WORKSHOP FORM
School district launches ‘Winter Holiday Meal Program’ https://www.wcia.com/news/school-district-launches-winter-holiday-meal-program/
Job Opening : Elementary Spanish Dual Language Teacher - (2021-2022 School Year) Click on the link below for more information and how to apply. https://tinyurl.com/yb7twxoh
Top of the Morning, Dec. 19, 2020 https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/top-of-the-morning-dec-19-2020/article_c6ee8f5f-9e34-52ef-a5c9-e5d4142278d0.html
Job Opening: Middle School Principal Click on the link for more information and how to apply. https://tinyurl.com/y9kxgxgr
Urbana Park District & Champaign County Camera Club to host annual photography competition https://tinyurl.com/ydc4sce5 Opportunity for photographers.
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Paxton-Buckley-Loda's teacher, Hillary Sawyer, has taken on the brand new role of “remote learning coordinator”. She has been a liaison to our families, provided PD for teachers, has assisted with technology resources and continues to support students who are in-person. Hillary is also our JH Scholastic Bowl coach and has experience teaching EL & gifted populations. She’s a "go-to" among our teacher leaders.
The University of IL has updated their Council on Teacher Education and Subsequent Endorsement page. Information can be found here - https://cote.illinois.edu/current-candidates/subsequent-endorsements
Top of the Morning, Dec. 5, 2020 https://www.news-gazette.com/news/top-of-the-morning-dec-5-2020/article_8060d2df-446c-55b8-b968-0705ff555c8c.html
ISBE PARTNERS WITH LURIE CHILDREN’S AND PEORIA ROE ON MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS FOR ILLINOIS STUDENTS AND STAFF https://tinyurl.com/y382rxe2
Fall 2020 Learning Plans for Districts Responding to the ISBE Survey (PreK-12) UPDATED ON DEC 2, 2020 https://isp.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/fceeacb37da04de4b237ed941dd7d5c4
Sunday Special | How 3 area educators have made it through a difficult semester https://tinyurl.com/yxpwduum
Staff Spotlight - Cassidy Jones, Noel Hatcher, Jackie Walsh and Morgan Williams - Urbana #116 All 4 of these teachers at Dr. King Elementary school have done incredible work preparing remote learning lessons for their students. They are progressive in finding ways to engage all students using a variety of online platforms including Google Slides, Google Classroom, Peardeck, Nearpod, Kahoot, Breakout EDU, etc. They are willing to share their knowledge and model lessons with their colleagues. They have been inspirational to me! It's fun to pop into their classes and see what they are using to keep their students motivated and engaged.
Too young to vote, Centennial junior finds way to play a role in election https://tinyurl.com/y6znal3n
October 29, 2020 is World Stroke Day. Knowing the early warning signs of a stroke saves lives. Educators can find a free toolkit here - https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/stroke-symptoms
School foundation accepting nominations for alumni awards https://www.wcia.com/news/school-foundation-accepting-nominations-for-alumni-awards/
Two area HS students on ISBE Student Advisory Panel for 2020-2021 https://www.isbe.net/Lists/News/NewsDisplay.aspx?ID=1340
High school seniors give advice to younger selves https://www.wcia.com/news/high-school-seniors-give-advice-to-younger-selves/
Beyond the Boardroom: Unity High Principal Phil Morrison Click here for the article https://www.news-gazette.com/business/beyond-the-boardroom-unity-high-principal-phil-morrison/article_4e5d94e5-c1c2-5134-9bc4-af34fc6ca6f6.html
Champaign Schools offers Thanksgiving meals in food distribution https://www.wcia.com/news/champaign-schools-offers-thanksgiving-meals-in-food-distribution/
Chief Information Officer opening. To apply, click on the link below. https://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/126990/Chief-Information-Officer-CIO/job-details
Are you ready to celebrate Red Ribbon Week 2020? Resources are available here - https://www.redribbon.org/. Red Ribbon week runs from October 23 - 31st, 2020. This years theme is Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free.
Please take a couple of minutes to watch the following video for World Kindness Day 2020 - Kindness: The World We Make - Inspire Kindness - https://vimeo.com/367295122
Celebrate National Principals Month with me this October! Check out www.principalsmonth.org for activity ideas. #ThankAPrincipal
International Shake Out Day is Oct. 15, 2020. For information on how to participate and for Shake Out Resources please visit https://www.shakeout.org/
Just a reminder, our office hours are 8:00 - 4:30. We are open to the public by appointment only. Please call 217-893-3219 or email to schedule your appointment. Be advised that you will need to take your temperature upon arrival. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have a fever of 100.4 or higher you will not be admitted to the building and you will need to reschedule your appointment. Visitors will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6-foot social distancing guidelines. We appreciate your understanding.
More kids than ever need glasses for refractive errors. Learn about the different kinds: http://bit.ly/1SJVGgM #ChildrensEyeHealthMonth #screenings #eyeexams #eyehealth #vision
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. To see the recommended immunizations for children from birth through 6 years old please visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf
Guidance from ISBE for return to school for Special Education students. https://www.isbe.net/Documents/SpEd-FAQ-Return-to-InPerson-Instruction-2020630.pdf
Please note that we will be requiring visitors to check their temperature prior to entering the building. Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or those with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be admitted. Information is here - https://www.roe9.org/article/253971?org=roe-9
As we begin to open up our office to the public by appointment only. Please note that visitors will be required to wear a mask. Updated office information can be found here: https://www.roe9.org/article/253971?org=roe-9
The University of Illinois has compiled a list of remote learning resources for educators. https://learnaway.education.illinois.edu/
April 6, 2020--Regional Board of School Trustee Meeting--CANCELLED
April 4, 2020--Initial Class for Bus Drivers--CANCELLED
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, our office will be closed to the public. ROE #9 staff will be working remotely. Please contact our departments by email. Thank you for your understanding. https://www.roe9.org/contact-departments-by-email
The Illinois Reading Council is hosting the 2020 Illinois Reads Book Selection Festival on March 14. Refer to the website for information regarding this event and to see the 2020 selected books. http://www.illinoisreads.org/
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting Youth Preparedness Council applications. The deadline to apply is March 8. Students in 8th - 11th grade are eligible to apply. https://www.ready.gov/kids/youth-preparedness-council
The Regional Office of Education will be closed today, February 14th, 2020.
National School Breakfast Week is March 2 - 6, 2020. This year's theme is "School Breakfast: Out of This World." The USDA has free resources available here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/sbp-materials
The Career Connections Conference is for ANY/ALL educators. There will be sessions for guidance, administration, elementary and middle school. The focus is on Equity, Integration of Core Academics and CTE, Outreach, and Generation Z. Please join us! www.ilcareerconnections.org
We have received a few phone calls from educators who are looking forward graduating in December. The following document will help you to Apply for and Register your PEL once it is in the Completed Program status. https://www.isbe.net/Documents/How-apply-for-Ent-Register.pdf
Thank you to Rep. Ammons, Sen. Bennett and Sen. Barickman for visiting READY today and taking the time to meet with our students about topics important to the kids.
Do you hold a Short Term Substitute License? Learn how you can expand your employment options. Please refer to the PDF on the ISBE website - https://www.isbe.net/Documents/hold-Short-Term-Sub-Lic.pdf
Today, American Education Week celebrates the role of parents in education. http://www.nea.org/grants/19823.htm
The Illinois State Historical Society was founded in 1899 to foster awareness, understanding, research, preservation, and recognition of history in Illinois. Visit their website for information on the Verna Ross Orndorff Scholarship - https://bit.ly/2NI1opN.
Applications are open for Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois. Golden Apple is an Illinois nonprofit that is committed to preparing, supporting and mentoring aspiring teachers. For more information visit - https://www.goldenapple.org/scholars
The Great Water Design Challenge will be held at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 20th. The registration deadline is Oct. 28th. Visit the website for registration and info on teams. https://www.imsa.edu/site_section/problem-based-learning/
The University of Illinois Lab School is looking for a School Counselor. Apply using this link: http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/120279/School-Counselor/job-details
Red Ribbon Week is October 23 - 31. Visit http://redribbon.org/ to get your theme and planning guide, find curriculum ideas, and look for Red Ribbon activities.
In ISBE's Weekly Message on October 1, 2019, Early Childhood educators can find 3 Professional Development Opportunities. https://bit.ly/2n0LcH6 3rd Annual Mastering KIDS Summit Dec 12 - 13 Embedding Structured Teaching Oct 18 Preschool Inclusion Roundtables - Check for dates
Giddy up to your library this September and get a library card! http://bit.ly/LibraryCardSignUp #LibraryCardSignup #LibrariesTransform
To schedule your fingerprinting appointment please contact Bushue Background Screening at 217-342-3042. You can also schedule your appointment online by visiting their website - https://www.bushuebackgroundscreening.com/
Have a great Friday!!!
Rantoul City Schools is looking for a JH Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher. Apply using this link: https://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/119749/Language-Arts-and-Social-Studies-Jr-HIgh/job-details
Welcome back to the second wave of students starting today. Have a great year. #don’tblinkitgoesfast
Here is the direct link to the job opening at Ludlow. http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/119611/56-grade-teacher/job-details
Ludlow Grade School is looking for a 5/6 Grade Teacher for the upcoming school year. You can apply by going to the Illinois Job Bank https://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org.
For technical assistance with the online Employment Application from Frontline Education, please visit their website (https://talent-help.frontlineeducation.com/hc/en-us) or contact the Support Team at 847-475-2283 ext. 1.
Information on the Our First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest for Grades 6 – 12 is available on the ISBE website under Student Opportunities. All entries must be submitted by May 30,2019. https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Weekly-Message-Display-Form.aspx?ItemId=145
Congratulations to the READY students and staff who are featured in Superintendents’ Weekly Message! https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Weekly-Message-Display-Form.aspx?ItemId=142
Today is Earth Day. The theme for this year is Protect Our Species. For more information visit - https://www.earthday.org/campaigns/endangered-species/earthday2019/
Teen Health Week is April 1 - 7, 2019. For information on how to host a Teen Health Week Event, visit the College of Physicians website. https://collegeofphysicians.org/thw
School Lunch Hero Day will be celebrated Friday, May 3, 2019. For information on how your school can celebrate visit the School Nutrition Association website. http://schoolnutrition.org/Meetings/Events/SLHD/
The 2019 - 2020 Bus Driver Training Dates have been posted to our website. You can find them here - https://www.roe9.k12.il.us/bus-driver-training
ROE 9 office will open at 9:30 on Thursday morning. Stay warm and see everyone tomorrow.
Congratulations to Kim Nix on completing her National Dropout Prevention Specialist Certification! http://dropoutprevention.org/people/certification-specialist/
The phone lines are once again working. Thank you for your patience while the problem was being resolved yesterday afternoon.
Currently the phone lines are down. They are being worked on and will hopefully be up soon. You can reach us through e-mail or find the information you are looking for on our website.
Welcome to ROE 9!