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KIDS provides staff development and school improvement services to educators through the Boone/Winnebago and McHenry Regional Offices of Education. For more information on our services, click here.

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NGSS for Elementary Educators

Presented by Ronnie Bazan

Phase 1: Next Generation Science Standards Overview
January 23, January 30, & February 6
Must attend all 3 sessions to be considered fully trainined

KIDS Office, 300 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL
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Assistive Technology Conference

Assistive Technology for General and Special Needs Classrooms
In collaboration with the Learning Technology Centers of Illinois and Infinitec

February 8, 20187     8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Giovanni's Restaurant & Conference Center
610 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL
Click here to register.

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"Ditch That Textbook"- Engaging Students with Meaningful Technology

Presenter: Matt Miller

March 1, 2018     8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Giovanni's Restaurant & Conference Center 
610 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL

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Social Science Sessions

Presented by Mary Ellen Daneels, The McCormick Foundation

Information Overload: Current and Controversial Issues and News Literacy Resources for the Classroom (6-12)
February 6, 2018     8:30-3:30
KIDS Office
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Thermometer to Thermostats: Designing Informed Action through Service Learning (K-12) 
April 20, 2018     8:30-3:30
KIDS Office
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Online Professional Development!

Delivered totally online, participants can work anytime, anywhere, 24/7, as  schedules permit. No commuting, no missed classes and no dress code!

  “All of the information was relevant and served its purpose.  The work load was very reasonable and I will look into another (online) credit course!

                            --Jessica Berg, Rockford School District 205

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