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

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Do you need an Administrators' Academy by June 30, 2015?  KIDS has the answer!

Proactively Dealing with Difficult Conversations                         Thursday, April 16, 2015


Designing Common Core Standards-Based Assessments               Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  as a Measure of Student Growth


Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core                                    Monday, June 15, 2015


Leading Major Change in Education:                                           Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  What the Beatles Can Teach Us


Effective Communication Skills & Public Relations                     Monday, June 29, 2015



For more information and/or to register: https://www.kidsroe.org/Registration/WorkshopQuery.php?type=Administrators%27+Academy

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

Click here for more information on our online offerings.


Monthly Newsletters on Common Core

Are you interested in grade level specific information regarding the Common Core State Standards?


The Illinois State Board of Education is creating monthly newsletters for individual grades with helpful information and key website suggestions. Here is the link to the first edition: http://www.isbe.net/common_core/htmls/news.htm. Continue to check back monthly for the new editions!



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