PD Opportunities

Fall Workshops


FY 20 SIP Coop Members (as of 9-1-19):
Amboy, AFC, Byron, Creston, Dixon, East Coloma-Nelson, Erie, Eswood, Kings, Montmorency, Morrison, Paw Paw, Polo, PLT, River Bend, Rock Falls Elementary, Rock Falls High School, Rochelle Elementary, Rochelle Township High School, Sterling

Forrestville Valley, Meridian, Oregon, Steward, LCSEA, OCEC, Bi-County, WACC
If you cannot attend, a cancellation notice should be  given  to the ROE at least  three  days before the  workshop.  Refunds will not be given without a cancellation notice. All workshop monies (if required), including Graduate Credit fees, are due on or before the workshop session. Unless cancellation is received three (3) working days prior to the workshop session, participants are obligated to pay the workshop fee. Workshops are generally contingent on minimum enrollments. All fees will be refunded if a workshop is cancelled. Early registration is encouraged!

Bus Driver Trainings

Initial and refresher courses are offered at a number of locations throughout the calendar year.

View the 2019-2020 Bus Driver Training Schedule here.

To register for a bus driver training, call Jayme Hale at 815-625-1495 or email jhale@roe47.org with the following:

  • Class Date
  • Name of Driver
  • Driver's License #
  • Billing name/address (district/bus company)

Other Professional Development Resources


Illinois Reading First

The goal of Illinois Reading First is to enhance knowledge of effective instructional practices that promote early reading success. Some researchers have proposed that there is a 90% chance that a child who has reading problems at the end of first grade will continue to struggle with reading at the end of fourth grade. Research indicates that early intervention is the key to preventing later reading difficulties.

In this online, self-paced course, you will have four month’s access to examine ways to help children in grades K-3 acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences they must have to achieve levels of literacy that will enable them to be successful through their school careers and beyond. The K-1st Grade course is worth 30 CPDUs and the 2nd-3rd Grade course is worth 24 CPDU’s and are FREE of charge (until allotted subscriptions are used). For more information on the Illinois Reading First online course and Illinois Virtual School, visit the IVS website, and click Educators under Professional Development in the green banner.

To receive an authorization code and directions for enrolling in this updated, self-paced course, e-mail jhale@roe47.org or call 815.625.1495.


CE Credits Online

Regional Office of Education #47 has teamed up with CE Credits Online to provide accredited online classes. The Regional Office of Education and CE Credits Online courses have agreed to have open-ended registration. That means the classes can start and finish at any time. Online courses allow participants to complete assignments anytime, day or night, weekday or weekend, at the convenience of the registrant. All courses are 15 weeks in length from date of registration. Upon successful completion, continuing Professional Development Hours will be awarded, unless graduate credit is applied for from either Humboldt University or Aurora University for an additional fee. (Please be advised to clarify with employing district prior to enrollment regarding acceptance of out-of-state university graduate credit.)

For information, contact CE Credits Online at 888.263.9980. Visit CE Credits Online for registration, course numbers, descriptions, costs and number of Professional Development Hours for completion of each.

For questions, contact bclementz@roe47.org