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Thursday, March 5
 

7:30am CST

7:45am CST

Opening Remarks
Thursday March 5, 2020 7:45am - 8:00am CST
Redbird C-D

8:00am CST

9:00am CST

KEYNOTE - Motivating and Managing Hard to Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students
This session is loaded with strategies, techniques, and ideas designed to prevent motivation and discipline problems in the most difficult classrooms. Discover and practice specific strategies and techniques designed to change attitudes and ignite a passion for success.  Discover the number one motivational killer for students.  Learn the biggest thing we can give to our students to help them be successful.  This practical, informative session will transform the lives of your most disruptive students.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Redbird C-D

10:15am CST

DCFS and ROEs Working Together To Serve Students in Care
So often we get tied up in our own regulations between agencies we do not serve students in care properly. How can we overcome these barriers and better communicate to serve our students in care? We have begun the process and can give you information to help you start in your area of the state.

Speakers
MU

Molly Uhe-Edmonds

Deputy Director, DCFS


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Redbird F

10:15am CST

Human Trafficking and At-Risk Youth
Do you know how to spot the signs of human trafficking? Many victims are hidden away, but school personnel may encounter these youth. Our at-risk youth have a higher level of vulnerability to falling prey to traffickers. Although human trafficking crosses national and international borders, it originates in our local communities. Join me and learn how to identify and respond.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Redbird B

10:15am CST

Illinois Law & Policy Updates Impacting Students & Families
Learn about new laws and policies to support students, including public benefits such as food stamps, health care, cash assistance and child care vouchers.

Speakers
AP

Alyssa Phillips

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
MF

Mary Frances Charlton

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Fell A

10:15am CST

Power Struggles Unplugged
This high energy session teaches specifically how to defuse power struggles with any student in any situation at any time with our proven step by step process, the 5 W’s of Defusing.  Discover two words guaranteed to stop mouthy kids in their tracksLearn exactly what to say when removing a student so they want to return to your class.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Beaufort

10:15am CST

TAOEP: Responses to Needs and the Future
West 40's TAOEP Program is a "push-in" program into two high schools in District 209 and two of the feeder middle schools in District 89. Our TAOEP program comes from a place of concern, not consequences. We combat Truancy through support and wraparound services, rather than regulatory efforts. We have also had success adding a Teen Parent Counselor in response to this significant need in the high schools. Please come hear about our successes and join in an open discussion regarding your successes and challenges.

Speakers
ND

Nancy Debre

West 40 ISC


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Redbird A

10:15am CST

Trauma-Informed Strategies: Regulated & Ready to Learn
A positive educator-student relationship is the number one finding for combating the effects of trauma and dysregulated response systems. However, in working with challenging students, we know that they are often the most resistant to engaging in positive, trusting relationships with adults. Key strategies will be presented to support fostering relationships with even the most resistant students, as well as embedding social-emotional and academic practices to support academic learning and emotional regulation in the classroom.

Speakers
LK

Lynn Kalnins

Ogle County Educational Cooperative/Chana Education Center
TC

Terry Camplain

Ogle County Educational Cooperative/Chana Education Center


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Fell B

10:15am CST

Truancy and Students With Disabilities
The purpose of the presentation will be to provide a broad overview of special education and the impact on student attendance. The presentation will include ways in which to incorporate student attendance interventions in an IEP. Participants will be guided through methods to support all students with attendance issues including those with a disability.

Speakers
DO

Deanna Oliver

Kane County ROE
JA

Josh Axelsen

Kane County ROE


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Redbird E

10:15am CST

Truancy Incentive Program
Over the last seven years of my experience dealing with truancy I have created a Truancy Incentive Program (T.I.P.) in our school building. The culture of our school's T.I.P. has shifted and become individualized and group focused. You will learn new and creative ways to offer incentives for your students to show up.

Speakers
NE

Noe Escamilla

Kishwaukee Education Consortium


Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Fell C

10:15am CST

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This presentation will review skills to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
Redbird G

11:15am CST

Lunch
Thursday March 5, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm CST
Redbird C-D

12:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

5 Step Process for Truancy
The 5 step process developed and incorporated by the ROE #33 truancy team. This process is designed to hold students and family accountable for the ongoing issue of truancy in schools as well as the alternative setting.

Speakers
JH

Janine Harkness

ROE 33 RAES Alt School
LP

Lorenzo Pugh

ROE 33 RAES Alt School


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Fell C

1:00pm CST

Illinois State Board of Education – Grant Session Update
This session will provide current ISBE information and technical assistance for Regional Safe School and Truants' Alternative and Optional Education Program (TAOEP) grants. All current and prospective grantees are encouraged to attend.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Redbird B

1:00pm CST

One Size Does Not Fit All
Every student involved with our program has an opportunity to earn credits to meet high school graduation requirements. In addition, students can participate in a work-study course to develop character traits needed in the work environment. During the intake process, information is gathered to determine each individual students’ academic needs while being mindful that many of these students have faced some form of trauma in their lives. Developing relationships that address the “whole” student is necessary to help meet student needs. Students and staff work together to develop transition plans beyond earning a high school diploma.

Speakers
JC

Jerry Calandrilla

Bridges Regional Safe School Program, ROE #11
CM

Cindy Mills

Bridges Regional Safe School Program, ROE #11
MY

Michelle Young

Bridges Regional Safe School Program, ROE #11


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Redbird E

1:00pm CST

Pathways to Teaching At-Risk Youth About Financial Fitness
PARTICIPANTS WILL EXPLORE VARIOUS FREE RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF PERSONAL FINANCE AND ECONOMICS. PLEASE BRING LAPTOPS OR TABLETS TO ACCESS ONLINE RESOURCES AND TO ORDER PRINTED MATERIALS FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR CLASSROOM. (GRADES K-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Speakers
AC

Angell Campbell

West 40 ISC


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Fell B

1:00pm CST

That One Kid
Plagued by severe undiagnosed ADHD and reading difficulties, I began disrupting class in 4th grade. I believed my peers would laugh at me for being “dumb” so I made sure they laughed at me for being “bad” instead. I was defiant, disruptive, and relatively unmotivated. I was “that one kid” that drove my teachers crazy. By sixth grade my academic skills were so below grade level that I was pulled out of school.

Two weeks later in a brand new school I had one teacher dramatically change my life. He did in about five minutes what nobody had done between kindergarten and 6th grade. And the amazing thing is that it is something any of you can do with any of your students immediately! Do you want to know what he did? Do not miss this keynote!

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Beaufort

1:00pm CST

Youth On Their Own: What You Can Do To Identify and Support Them
An unaccompanied youth in a homeless situation may need a home, but what they need most of all is a caring adult who knows what they are going through, what those youths rights under the law are and what resources are available to them. It is our hope that today's objectives will assist you in providing services to these very vulnerable youth. Co-presenting will be a formally unaccompanied youth that was in a homeless situation all through high school. Objectives: • Participants will learn the definition and rights (under the federal McKinney- Vento Law) of unaccompanied homeless youth. (UHY) • Participants will increase their awareness of the why unaccompanied homeless youth are a growing population and the challenges they face. • Participants will become familiar with research and data related to the plight of unaccompanied homeless youth. • Participants will become familiar with resources available to assist unaccompanied homeless youth.

Speakers
DD

Deb Dempsey

Kane County ROE
SG

Syhemia Gray-Cruz

Kane County ROE


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Fell A

1:00pm CST

Black Girl Blues: An Examination of Intra-Racial Bullying - DOUBLE SESSION
Have we evolved beyond the brown paper bag test? What does it REALLY mean to be “black” in America today? As long as there have been African-Americans in the new world, this has been an issue up for debate. But for African American girls, these questions of racial identity and physical appearance – light skin vs. dark skin, straight hair vs. kinky hair, etc. – often manifest themselves in ways that are detrimental to them and to other girls. This media-fueled war rages on in the inner circle of girls This workshop will be filled with “ah-ha moments” that can be taken away and shared for the betterment of school culture. The presenter will also discuss best practices as they relate to teaching and mentoring and reducing suspension rates for African-American girls, along with modeling activities to address this sensitive issue.

Speakers
CS

Carolyn Stron

Thornton Township High School


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:15pm CST
Redbird G

1:00pm CST

De-escalation of Negative Student Behaviors - DOUBLE SESSION
This presentation covers deescalation techniques for those who work with youth who have experienced trauma. These youth can be "triggered" by everyday activities, environment, as well as a number of other stimuli. The primary goal of this training is to give educators the tools they need to help children self-regulate their emotions before they hurt themselves or others. Co-regulation techniques and teaching healthy coping strategies will also be covered.

Speakers
KD

Kari Docherty

Spero Family Services
SW

Steven Winchell

Spero Family Services


Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:15pm CST
Redbird F

1:00pm CST

Trauma-Informed Classroom: Practical Strategies for Regulating Students’ Brains - DOUBLE SESSION
Knowing your students are impacted by trauma is only the first step. Once aware, it is more important to know what to do about it. This session will cover interventions such as brain breaks, fidgets, furniture, student curriculum and service dogs. We will share how we transformed four schools to meet the needs of struggling students. Whether you are an academic, clinical, or administrative staff, you will leave with tangible interventions you can implement immediately. Additionally, we will provide basic information about each brain region along with different interventions that work specifically for that region. By choosing appropriate interventions, targeted at the brain region your students are operating from, you will observe many more short-term successes, and begin paving the way for long term healing.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 1:00pm - 3:15pm CST
Redbird A

2:15pm CST

At-Risk Students Trusting You
Will provide effective communication skills that will insure At Risk Youth to effectively communicate, trust and engage with you effectively in both school and crisis situations.

Speakers
MS

Maurice Scott

East St. Louis District 189
BT

Barbara Taylor

East St. Louis District 189


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CST
Fell A

2:15pm CST

Building A Cooperative Education Program & Motivating At-Risk Youth
This session will present the COOP (Cooperative Work Training) Program which is an alternative school program for your hard to reach students. It will present what a COOP program looks like in the school. COOP is designed for the at-risk youth who are endanger of dropping out of high school in order to motivate them to earn their high school diploma and set them up for a personal plan once they graduate. Different strategies for motivating at-risk youth in the academic environment as well as the work force will be presented. Tools will be shared to reach the hardest to reach students due to the struggles which they are having in their personal lives. The purpose of a cooperative learning environment is to collaboratively work with the stakeholders in the community to educate and motivate the "whole" student. Data will be shared regarding the success of the program, as well as student artifacts and provide different avenues in which to reach the community in order to get involved in the program.

Speakers
KT

Karen Tobin

District U-46
HB

Harry Boland

District U-46


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CST
Fell C

2:15pm CST

C3: Culture, Climate & Connections
We will provide an overview of our work in the district to support at-risk students. We will highlight Operation Hope, a partnership with the City of Champaign, United Way and School District. We will also highlight YES, Youth Employment Services which is a summer internship that provides students access to career exploration and we will highlight ACTIONS: our alternative to suspension program that provides students an opportunity to rebound after making a poor choice.

Speakers
OT

Orlando Thomas

Champaign Unit 4


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CST
Redbird E

2:15pm CST

Hidden in Plain View
Hidden in Plain View is an interactive exhibit where parents and adults will be able to walk through a mock bedroom of a teenager and look for hidden drugs in the room. Informative, Interactive, impactful and educational. This is an umbrella under the Illinois Masonic Student Assistance Program and will launch in 2020. You would be the first to hold this exhibit.

Speakers

Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CST
Beaufort

2:15pm CST

Poetry & Storytelling for Reluctant Writers
How can we get our students to tell their own stories if they struggle with writing or they flat out hate writing? Can writing be fun? This workshop will show you how to connect students of all levels to the writing process by tapping into their own experiences. West 40 Middle School teacher and world renowned poet Tim Stafford will demonstrate a series of lessons that will hook your students and keep them engaged throughout the year.

Speakers
TS

Tim Stafford

West 40 Safe School Middle School


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CST
Fell B

2:15pm CST

Responding to Overdose with Narcan
This presentation will prepare individuals to recognize and respond to an opiate overdose. Attendees will learn about opiates, causes of overdose, and techniques used to respond appropriately.

Speakers
JT

Joe Trotter

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District


Thursday March 5, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CST
Redbird B

3:30pm CST

Membership Meeting
Thursday March 5, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Redbird C-D

7:00pm CST

DJ and Reception
Thursday March 5, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Redbird C-D
 
Friday, March 6
 

7:30am CST

8:00am CST

Attendance Matters: Implementing a Regular Attendance Program
Regular Attendance Program (RAP)- Attendance Specialist's speak on truancy intervention and prevention implementation within Region 3 and truancy referrals


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
Redbird G

8:00am CST

De-escalation Approach with a Trauma-Informed Emphasis
Many of our students bring a lot to the table every day. Knowing your student and developing a therapeutic relationship with a trauma informed approach can change how we become more proactive with students and develop better deescalation skills. I want to share what 20 years of experience has taught me and talk about kids who struggle with emotions and responses to emotions.

Speakers
JC

Josh Corbin

ROE 33 Alt School
JM

Joseph McQueen

ROE 33 RAES Alt School


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
Redbird A

8:00am CST

Hal Bowman
Speakers

Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
Redbird C-D

8:00am CST

HB261: A New Tool for Schools to House Families Who Otherwise Would be Homeless
In 2017, a new state law, House Bill 261, went into effect that provides school districts discretion to use state transportation funding for students who are homeless to pay for housing the family instead. This fosters school and Continuums of Care building partnerships so that a child’s education is not interrupted by homelessness. This session will cover the process of developing and passing the law, share some success stories to date and provide resources that schools and homeless service providers can use to implement the law in their community.

Speakers
TB

Thomas Bookler

North Cook ISC
KS

Katie Spoden

The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County
SI

Sonia Ivanov

Northwest Compass
DS

Dr. Shawn Schleizer

Maine Elementary School District


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
Redbird B

8:00am CST

Using A Data Matrix to Allocate Resources for Struggling Learners
The presenters will guide the participants through the process of creating a matrix using existing student data in order to determine appropriate interventions. This presentation will also cover possible funding options, progress monitoring protocols, Data Meeting agendas and a formula for calculating Academic Return on Investment (A-RoI).

Speakers
LL

Lori Leppert

Forest Ridge School District 142
HR

Heather Rose

Forest Ridge School District 142


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
Fell A

8:00am CST

Compassion Fatigue - DOUBLE SESSION
Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms people in caregiver roles can experience. In this session, we will cover the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and how to address them

Speakers
TS

Tammy Sweet

Spero Family Services


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 10:15am CST
Beaufort

9:15am CST

Exploring the Role of Staff in the Prevention of Student Escalation Behavior
A growing number of students enter school each day from situations that make them ill-prepared to meet success. These students often find themselves in academic and social situations for which they stand little chance for success. As a result many of these students become angry and display disruptive. destructive and aggressive behavior. Educators are increasingly challenged with creating and fostering a school climate and culture that promotes student success and helps provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and regulate their emotional states. This workshop will briefly explore some of the factors contributing to the rise in student anger and aggression. More importantly, it will identify effective prevention and intervention strategies for educators.

Speakers
KW

Kim Warma

Pro-ACT, Inc.


Friday March 6, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am CST
Redbird F

9:15am CST

McKinney-Vento 101
This will be a training for beginners on the McKinney-Vento law.

Speakers

Friday March 6, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am CST
Redbird A

9:15am CST

McKinney-Vento: A Collaboration with Attendance and Truancy To Support Homeless Families
The Chicago Public Schools Office of Student Support and Engagement has combined two of their programs (Attendance and Truancy and Students in Temporary Living Situations) to develop a strategy to address schools with chronic attendance concerns. In a collaborative effort these programs seek to use student level data to target specific student populations that require more intense attendance supports.

Speakers
CB

Chevelle Bailey

Chicago Public Schools
CB

Claire Bohmann

Chicago Public Schools


Friday March 6, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am CST
Redbird G

9:15am CST

Roundtable Discussion: Truancy Court Procedures
This will be a roundtable discussion to share what regions are experiencing in truancy court. We will discuss protocol, successes, areas in need of improvement and more

Speakers

Friday March 6, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am CST
Redbird C-D

9:15am CST

The History and Future Funding for Alternative Education Programs in Illinois
We will present a brief history of the last decade of funding for alternative programs including recent legislation which provided for supplemental appropriations as well as inclusion in the evidence-based funding system. Attendees will hear about the latest legislative efforts focused on taking steps to restore the RSSP and TAOEP grants to their 2009 level, and we will end with a brief look at future legislative efforts in the area of funding for alternative education.

Speakers
MP

Michael Popp

West 40 ISC
JM

John Milosovic

West 40 ISC


Friday March 6, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am CST
Redbird B

9:15am CST

Writing a Mini-Grant for Your Classroom
Nearly every type of school is eligible to receive grant funding. Many schools, however, don’t pursue the funding that is available. Whether this is your first foray into the realm of grants or you’ve applied for (and received) grants in the past, this session will help you draft an effective, efficient grant proposal. The presenters have successfully written and received over $6M in competitive grants for their school districts and look forward to sharing their knowledge with you.

Speakers
LL

Lori Leppert

Forest Ridge School District 142
HR

Heather Rose

Forest Ridge School District 142


Friday March 6, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am CST
Fell A

10:30am CST

KEYNOTE - Teach Like a Rockstar
Speakers

Friday March 6, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Redbird C-D