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Ron Rohac to Provide Training

October 9, 2007

Ron Rohac to provide training at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. Ron Rohac will provide educators with practical ways to engage students, design lessons and the classroom to meet the varying needs of students, from gifted to students who struggle. Ron was brought in by the State of Iowa in November 2006 to provide support to Iowa's Consultative Model for Collaborative Service Provision. The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency decided to bring Ron Rohac to our area to provide continuing support for AEA 9's collaborative teaching initiative. Ron will provide a series of professional development trainings that build upon one another. The first session will be on November 19th from 8:30 to 3:30. The next two sessions are scheduled for March 17th and April 28th. Interested educators can go the AEA's Solutionwhere to register: http://www.solutionwhere.com/mbaea/cw/main.asp The only cost to participants will be the material and meeting expense fee. The session is open to all educators. Participants did not have to participate in last year's Collaborative Teaching Initiative to attend. Mr. Rohac has been a science educator for 23 years. He has years of experience working with ELL students in a science classroom in the San Bernardino USD. He has extensive background and training in curriculum development, assessment, teacher training, staff development programs and district compliance issues. As well as working for school districts in both Canada and the United States he has worked for School Research and Service as their science director. He helped design science curriculum based upon the California Science Frameworks and a data base of test questions, standard and authentic versions for each of the K-12 curricula. Mr. Rohac is currently working under Dr. David Ramirez at California State University at Long Beach teaching CLAD course, science education classes and SB1969 courses. He is also a private education consultant and has an impressive list of clients that includes a substantial number of school districts in California and 25 other states. It also includes a number of State Departments of Education, OBEMLA, Educational Agencies and county offices. He has been a guest speaker at the National Research Symposium for Bilingual Education, NABE, CABE, CATESOL, CASBE and many other conferences. Most recently he is one of the authors of Houghton Mifflin's DiscoveryWorks science programs for grades K-6. He is actively sought after to work with school districts to consult on program design, teacher training and staff development programs. His training and presentations receive the highest scores. Teachers appreciate is practical approaches to teaching and the success it can bring. For more information contact Georgie Koenig, Head of Professional Development at (563) 344-6487 or email gkoenig@aea9.k12.ia.us or Paula Carter, Staff Development Specialist at (563) 344-6481 or email pcarter@aea9.k12.ia.us.

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