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Upcoming SOWIC Events:


SOWIC Academy Sessions 2014-2015

Who: All Staff (District Employees and SOWIC Employees)
Where: SOWIC Main Office
1207 N. Larkin Ave, Joliet
Cost: FREE
RSVP to or call 815-741-7777

Next Generation Science Standards: “Where do I start?”
This workshop is designed to support staff as they interpret and implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Staff will be provided an overview of the new science standards. Through a collaborative process participants will engage in activities around understanding Scientific and Engineering Practices, Cross Cutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas.

Common Core Measurable IEP Goals and Excel
8:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

This workshop will focus on writing measurable IEP goals connected to the Common Core in both academic and functional areas. Participants will also be introduced to ways to use Microsoft Excel to monitor student progress and create graphs to facilitate di scussion and creation of goals at IEP meeting. Participants should bring a computer with them to this workshop.

Transition Plans: Creating Student Centered Plans
12:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

This workshop will focus on the essential elements needed to deve lop a comprehensive transition plan. Participants will walk through all required components of a transition plan and where all the pieces fit within EasyIEP. Learn strategies to effectively involve the student and parents to create a comprehensive and me aningful plan. Participants will leave with a transition toolbox ready to use in their district.

Successful Integration of Technology in the Classroom
1/21/15 OR 4/13/15
8:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.

This highly interactive workshop will focus on using iTechnol ogy, websites, and Google Drive to ensure that teachers don’t have students “power down” when they come in the classroom. Participants will learn strategies to integrate technology in meaningful ways throughout the day. Participants will have an opportun ity to practice using various tools to make implementation in the classroom user friendly for both students and staff.


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