October 2022 Newsletter
CareerSpark
CareerSpark was held at the Peoria Civic Center on October 5 and 6, 2022. About 4,200 eighth graders from over 60 public and private schools in the Peoria area came to explore dozens of careers. This expo, sponsored by the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and Junior Achievement, gave many students their first taste of the workforce, as well as got them thinking about what their futures may look like. Many ROE 48 staff participated in this hands-on event with over 400 other volunteers.
DisruptionEDU
2 Day Summit - December 1 and 2, 2022
Using Disruptive Leadership to Unlock Your School's Potential

DisruptionEDU is inviting school leaders to come together at the East Port Banquet and Meeting Center in Peoria to learn about disruptive leadership and discuss and share ideas around unlocking the potential within your school.

Participants will engage in conversation, brainstorming sessions, and will be on the go! Our mission is to inspire disruption and create moments that shift the paradigm for how we see and do school.


In connection with the Peoria ROE, participants will receive PD Clock hours and/or AA credit.
Download our ROE 48 Mobile App

We’re thrilled to announce the new app for Peoria ROE!

It’s everything Peoria ROE, in your pocket.

With the new app, you can access events, news updates, and even emergency notifications. You can now choose the push notification groups you'd like to subscribe to within the settings of the app.
Educator Spotlight
The ROE48 Spotlight Educator for October is Janelle Duncan!

Janelle is a kindergarten teacher at Monroe School. Janelle was nominated to be the Spotlight Educator by a community member who stated that Janelle "goes above and beyond to meet the needs of all of her students.

She utilizes a wide range of instructional strategies that are well-suited to the content being learned and provides explanations and feedback that furthers student learning. The culture of Janelle’s kindergarten class is conducive to student learning and development. She helps students develop skills to work purposefully and cooperatively in groups and independently.
Janelle also goes above and beyond to support other teachers and support staff in the building. She has spent lots of time both during the school day and also outside of the school day working with them. Janelle is a true team player and is always willing to do whatever is best for the school!' Janelle was excited to be nominated.

When asked about being an educator, she replied, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." ~Confucius

Congratulations, Janelle! Thank you for all you do for teaching and student learning.
Professional Learning
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Forgiveness Webinars
Raising Student
Achievement Conference
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