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It's That Time Again!
ROE #3 is pleased to announce our upcoming 5-County Teacher Institute. The institute is scheduled for Friday, October 7 at the Pana High School and Junior High School in Pana, IL. Happenings begin at 8:30 a.m. with the opening keynote.
Our keynote speaker for the day will be Dr. John Draper. Dr. Draper’s presentation will refresh your passion for the mission of shaping the lives of young people. We are excited to also offer two additional outstanding speakers, Tom Schimmer and Don Garrett. Mr. Schimmer is recognized as a leader and field expert in the areas of assessment for learning and sound grading practices. Mr. Garrett's goal is to share ideas with teachers that make their teaching day more effective and stress free, encouraging and supporting their efforts in changing the lives of children. In addition to our keynote and featured speakers, we have a vast array of breakout sessions spanning across all grade levels and subject areas.
All teachers in Region 3 - active, retired, public, and private - are invited to share the day with us in Pana on October 7. For more information, call your local ROE 3 office in Greenville, Taylorville, Effingham, Vandalia, or Hillsboro.
The Early Retirement Option (ERO) automatically expired on July 1, 2016. Members have the option of a refund or a rollover. TRS will contact members later this year if they are eligible for a refund and will let them know when they can apply for a refund. Members must apply for the refund. It will not be automatically distributed. Retired members are not eligible for this refund.
PDF Newsletter: Please Read The TRS Topics & Report ~ Summer 2016 Issue For Details!
ISBE has scheduled a second series of listening tours to meet with members of the community to ask for input on the State’s draft plan. The draft plan will be released in late August and can be accessed at http://isbe.net/essa.
Tuesday, September 20
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Effingham CUSD 40
Effingham High School
1301. W. Grove Ave
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments on the draft plan.
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In striving to offer more adults without a high school diploma an opportunity to obtain an equivalency credential, the Regional Office of Education #3 is pleased to announce that we will begin offering the paper-based version of the TASC test this September.
The TASC test is a high school equivalency test recognized by the state of Illinois and will assess five subject areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, as well as measure examinees’ readiness for college and the workforce. Passage of the TASC test will provide the same result as passing the GED test - a high school equivalency diploma from the state of Illinois.
The TASC test will be offered at the Regional Office of Education #3 in Hillsboro on the first and third Fridays of the month, unless otherwise posted. The first testing date will be Friday, September 16. The test that will be offered at the Hillsboro office will be in pencil-and-paper format.
For more information on the TASC test and/or to schedule a test, go to www.tasctest.com. All other questions can be directed to Sarah Huckstead at the ROE #3 office in Taylorville at (217)824-4730.
For residents who are interested in a computer-based test, the GED can be taken at various locations. For the ROE #3 area, testing centers reside in Springfield, Centralia and Mattoon. Other testing locations can be found at the website www.GED.com. Interested test-takers are encouraged to work with their local adult education provider at the community college to help prepare for whichever test they choose to take.
Job Openings in Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Districts
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