Attention stressed-out educators... Check out this FREE fitness website: The Darebee Resource @ darebee.com. There are thousands of workouts, challenges, printable cards & posters, adapted for all fitness levels. Focus on self-care, reducing anxiety, fitness & nutrition. A great resource for HS Physical Education as well!
Remote Grading & Assessment Got You Stressed? Join us on January 26 and February 2 for virtual support with Tom Schimmer, internationally known author, speaker, and leading expert in the area of classroom assessment and sound grading practices. Visit www.bit.ly/SchimmerHelp for session descriptions and registration.
THANK YOU to Kylah Poland and Rachel Przewoznik for leading “The Giving Project”, which will provide 150 of our Milligan, Futures, and Foundation families with Thanksgiving boxes of food! Also, a thank you to the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church for your generous donation to help make this possible! We have a lot of love in our community! ❤️
If you were unable to attend yesterdays TearcherReady meeting, we have another virtual meeting planned on November 10th at 3:30pm and 6:30pm. Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! Register for this no cost event at: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0044-0016-1ead837a25bd4f31bf3995b669fc2785
Did you know that Substitute application fees can be refunded by ISBE to you after working 10 full school days on a substitute license? See the below link for more information: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/73-02-Substitute-License-Fee-Refund-Request.pdf
Free Online Course with Brian Mendler: “Motivating, Engaging, and Inspiring Hard to Reach and Uninterested Students in the COVID Era”, October 27, 8pm. Visit https://www.brianmendler.com/ to register!
It’s our 2nd Annual Fall Give Away Time!! We appreciate each and every one of our educators and recognize that this year has been especially hard on everyone working in our schools whether remote or in-person. This year’s drawing is specifically for our Substitute Teachers! We are giving away an Emergency Sub Tub that includes items to make your substituting life a little bit easier and it will include a $50 Amazon Gift Card! For your free entry into this giveaway you must be a substitute teacher in Macon-Piatt County AND 1. Follow us on Facebook 2. Like our Facebook post 3. Comment your best tip for substitute teaching that you have learned 4. Share this post Entries into the giveaway will close on Thursday, October 29th at midnight. The winner will be randomly drawn on Friday, October 30th at 10:00am and notified via email.
Join us for an informational meeting with Dr. Sarah Miller, a representative of the University of West Florida's TeacherReady Program. She will answer all your questions regarding earning a professional teaching license in NINE months! To register: https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/cal1a.aspx?ek=&ref=&aa=&sid1=&sid2=&as=44&wp=218&tz=&ms=&nav=&cc=&cat1=&cat2=&cat3=&aid=I-KAN&rf=
Interested in receiving your LBS1 certification online? The U of I-Springfield is now offering courses that are available in 8 week segments. See the link below for more information! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/958696/UILBS1.pdf
Dreaming of becoming a teacher? Exclusive scholarship opportunity from Weston Governors University! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/950478/Become_A_Teacher_Scholarship_WGU.pdf
Eastern Illinois University/Department of Educational Leadership- Seats are NOW OPEN for Spring 2021 in 'new' Decatur (ROE39) cohort (Richland CC) See the link below: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/947058/MSED_Decatur_ROE_39_Spring_21.pdf
Congratulations to Mrs. Weidner and Monticello CUSD #25. Great to see one of our districts doing so well! https://www.news-gazette.com/business/beyond-the-boardroom-white-heath-elementary-principal-emily-weidner/article_17e3d58d-6156-5aec-8c2d-a9320935cb8c.html
Exciting news! Doug Reeves will be doing two virtual series with NCISC. Moving Beyond Conversations About Race Series & 100 Day Leader Series See the link below for registration information: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/937816/PD_ROE5.pdf
Want To Be A Teacher? There are online programs with teaching certification in as little as 9 months available right now! Contact Dee Williams at email@example.com for more information.
Are you interested in working as a Substitute Teacher in Macon-Piatt counties? Click the link below for more information. https://www.maconpiattroe.org/o/roe39/page/how-to-become-a-substitute-teacher
Discounts now available for new testers to GED and HiSet. For more information, please contact MaryLynn Mann at ROE #39 at 217-872-3721 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Enrollment is now open for the 2020-2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Schools registering before Oct 16th receive a discount. Final enrollment is due December 20, 2020. Scripps will have more information available regarding a virtual Bee in early September.
Short-Term Substitute Training (online) Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:00pm-3:00pm This training will be held online via ZOOM $25 Registration Fee For more info: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/883761/STS_Zoom_Training_Flyer_Sep_24_2020.pdf
License Renewal 2020 - SB 1569 extends licenses up for renewal this year by one year. On September 1st, license cycles will be pushed forward one additional year. Educators will need to register for their year extension. Contact email@example.com for more information.
An excellent book for kids on dealing with stress. Visit https://books.puppydogsandicecream.com/landers/rightnow.fine/07.24.20/?utm_source=JK&utm_campaign=FB_Page_Post.07.24.20&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=1735
Hi-Set Test Dates at Macon Piatt ROE #39 will be Sept 8, Sept 23, Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 10, and Dec 8, 2020. Please visit the following link to register: https://www.iccb.org/adult_ed/illinois-high-school-equivalency/students-test-takers/the-hiset-test/
All Macon- Piatt county public school re-opening plans can be found at the following link: https://www.maconpiattroe.org/o/roe39/page/return-to-school-plans. Any questions may be directed to the individual district.
Please join the DuPage ROE and their partners, Illinois Civics in a 4-part series Courageous Conversations: Race, Equity, Justice and Progress. The series will explore how to have courageous conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the community. Free PD hours are available through the DuPage ROE for Illinois educators. Visit www.dupageroe.org for more information.
All Macon-Piatt school districts are in the process of establishing protocols for the upcoming school year. As of today every district plans to hold in-person instruction.
HiSet Testing now available at Macon Piatt ROE #39 on July 28 and August 11, 2020. Please click on the following for more information on how to register through ICCB: https://www.iccb.org/adult_ed/illinois-high-school-equivalency/students-test-takers/the-hiset-test/
SB 1569 Legislation Guidelines for Licensure: For more information on licensure changes due to SB 1569 legislation that was signed by Govenor Pritzker late last week click here! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/767019/SB_1569_Legislation.pdf
Over 25 hours of FREE online professional development for educators being offered by the Regional Office of Education this summer! Visit our website at www.maconpiattroe.org to register.
Bus Driver Refresher Courses Going Online for April and May Dates. Please contact MaryLynn Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Para Test Exemption during COVID-19. For step by step instructions on how to apply for this 3 year approval click here! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/696800/Paraprofessional_Competency_Test_Exemption_COVID_REV.pdf
Upcoming Online Administrator Academies - click here for more information: https://www.maconpiattroe.org/o/roe39/page/upcoming-online-administrator-academies
Licensure renewal new guidance is out from ISBE. The new guidance is that there is NO CHANGE due to Executive Order 2020-31. https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Lic-Changes-FAQ-4-27-20.pdf
Due to the latest Executive Order, all Bus Driver Trainings scheduled for the month of May are now CANCELLED. We are not rescheduling them at this time. The State of Illinois is developing a plan, and we will pass along any information as we receive it.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is canceling its 2020 national finals due to the pandemic. This year marks the only time since World War II that the Bee has canceled the national finals since the program’s inception in 1925. Our hearts go out to the spellers and their families who have worked so hard in preparation for the Bee. Please visit spellingbee.com for more information.
License renewal 2020 is currently underway! Click here for more information on renewing your PEL license. https://www.maconpiattroe.org/o/roe39/page/elis-license-renewal-2020
The Learning Technology Center of Illinois is hosting FREE virtual workshops with PD hours to Illinois educators! Visit https://ltcillinois.org/events/category/workshop/ to view the course listings and to register.
Secretary of State announces 90 Day Extension Please see full announcement here: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/news/2020/april/200410d1.pdf
EdTech is hosting zoom meetings! One is March 24th at 1pm. Link is below! https://ltcillinois.zoom.us/j/894041082
Check out this slideshow by Rida on designing online learning. She includes some user friendly resources and included a video of Google Classroom! Reach out to her if you have questions! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cZfY6uV_bG_HNyJOlA0pMuykI746wGA4q3H-Q7-Ws3g
Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education #39 will be closed to the public starting Friday, March 20, 2020. Please visit our website for important updates and contact information. We will do our best to serve you online. www.maconpiattroe.org
Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education #39 will be open from 9:00am-12:00pm starting Tuesday, March 17-Friday, March 20. Next week’s office hours TBD. Visit our website for contact information www.maconpiattroe.org
Is your license up for renewal in June of 2020? If so, April 1st is the first date that ISBE allows licenses to be renewed online through your ELIS account. Please see our website at www.maconpiattroe.org for step by step instructions on how to renew your license!
Regional Spelling Bee Qualifiers: -Arnav Kolluru -Katherine Nilles -Isabella Nilles -Maggie Pritts -Makobi Adams -Nate Bivens -Seamus Jordan -Arjay Rosero -Saarah Qureshi
In a response to the growing needs for high-quality CTE programs, Career Connections 2020 will deliver three multi-disciplinary regional conferences throughout the state. Visit www.ilcareerconnections.org for more information.
Earn your Specialist Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Educational Leadership (EDS). Seats are still available for the Summer 2020 Decatur Cohort! Contact EIU now to reserve your spot! email@example.com
Legislative Update: Part 25 Rules are now effective. This change allows most subsequent teaching endorsements to be added to a Professional Educator License (PEL) by completing 18 semester hours of coursework and passing a content exam. This is great news!
Members of the MCFB and their children majoring in an agricultural-related field may apply for a variety of scholarships offered this year. The scholarship application is available on www.MaconCFB.org and must be postmarked by March 1, 2020. Questions? Contact Jennifer Fink at the MCFB office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-2436.
DAAC Grant Request 🎨 The Decatur Area Arts Council’s grant program supports and promotes events that focus on creative learning experiences that center around the arts. Grant request applications are due Monday,February 3, 2020. Qualified applicants include schools and non-profit organizations in Macon County and the towns of Assumption, Clinton, Moweaqua, Pana, and Taylorville. Funds for these grants are made available through the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Ameren Illinois, and Decatur Area Arts Council donor support. Download the Community and Education Grant Program Guidelines and Application online at www.decaturarts.org/grants. or pick it up at the Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water Street, Decatur, IL, or request by phone at 217-423-3189.
ATTENTION TEACHERS grades 4-12 in Coles, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties! Financial help is being offered for schools wishing to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The visit must be between March 23rd and June 30th. Transportation and admission fees covered. Application deadline January 31st! Thank you to the John Ullrich foundation for making this possible!
Attention Pre-K and K educators! Link for scholarship below. Deadline is Friday! https://bit.ly/2QizFyM
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TEACHER? There is a new opportunity to obtain a teaching license within 15 months! The Golden Apple Accelerator Program This program includes a $30,000 stipend, one year residency and training program, job placement and mentoring in the first years of teaching. For more information and to start your application click on the following link. https://www.goldenapple.org/accelerators
We Are Hiring! Part-time Administrative Assistant at ROE #39. Send all resumes to email@example.com
YMCA Monthly Discount Available for Full-Time Macon County Teachers! Contact Abby Helm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 872-9622 x. 147 for questions and more information.
IASA Tax Levy Basics Workshop for Superintendents October 7th at ROE 39. Visit http://www.cvent.com/d/1yqfqd for registration information.
The School of Education will hold its 2019 Tomorrow's Teachers Conference on October 7! This event is for high school students who are interested in becoming future educators. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Millikin's campus. An overnight option is available for juniors and seniors on October 6. Register online at https://millikin.edu/ttcr.
Next Week: Educator's Back to School Luncheon held at Millikin University Campus on August 6th from 11:30am - 1:00pm. Open to ALL Macon/Piatt Educators, early childhood providers and community members.
Next week: Administrator's Back to School Breakfast at Millikin University Campus on August 6th from 7:30-10:30am. They have a great line up of speakers planned. Open to ALL Macon and Piatt county school administrators.