If your license renews this summer, here's a short step-by-step tutorial for renewing on ELIS. Thanks to our colleagues at the South Cook ISC for making it available.
Job Vacancies Available at ASSIST Program
ROE 12's ASSIST Alternative/Safe School Program in Willow Hill has three Support Staff positions available for 2016-2017. Learn more HERE.
Reauthorization of ESEA: ESSA Replaces NCLB
Congress recently re-authorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The latest iteration of ESEA is the Every Child Succeeds Act. ESSA replaces NCLB and promises a significant change to education policy and funding throughout the nation, with specific implications for Illinois. Learn more here.
Last Chance Administrator Academy Announced
Administrator Academy #1531
Cloud Computing: Modern Tools for Modern Schools
Presented By: Mindy Fiscus, Director, Learning Technology Center VI
Cloud Computing: Modern Tools for Modern Schools is a course that introduces school administrators to the concepts of cloud computing, its potential in the classroom, its place in the curriculum, the impact it may place on existing resources, and the legal aspects of shared resources. Participants will learn how to use and evaluate numerous free cloud computing services including data storage and productivity centers. An outgrowth of the course is to determine the role of cloud computing in developing curriculum models that adapt to future trends in education.
This event will be held in Flora (venue to be announced), on Friday, June 10, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Registration cost is $150.
Serving the Students and Educational Professionals of Clay, Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland Counties, Illinois
Can't Afford College? Can You Afford Not To Go To College?
I was recently asked for an interview from WSIU Radio regarding local poverty rates and their impact on the education of the students in our five-county region. That interview, which also includes two other Southern Illinois Regional Superintendents and a former Illinois Teacher of the Year, can be heard here.
between the amount of education and one's earning potential.
Over the course of a lifetime, individuals with a Bachelor’s
Degree make 84% more than those with only a high school
diploma. The disparity is even greater if you widen the scope
to compare high school dropouts to those who earn a Master’s,
Doctoral, or Professional Degree. In that context, we’re literally
talking about a difference of up to close to $3 milliion dollars over
the course of a lifetime! It may be clichéd, but college doesn't
cost...it pays! In order to get to college and be successful there,
you must first build a strong foundation in your PreK-12
education. We're here to help!
Illinois Transitions From ACT to SAT
The Illinois State Board of Education has announced its plans to provide the SAT as the state-funded college entrance exam to all 11th graders. Through this partnership with the College Board, Illinois educators will benefit from an assessment that is not only aligned to state standards, but provides more information than ever before about a student's readiness. Additionally, students will be able to directly connect for free to world-class, personalized online test practice through Khan Academy. Upcoming SAT workshops will be held throughout the state which will provide an overview of the assessments and resources to help administrators, counselors, and teachers prepare for the SAT.