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October 2018

Before the Crisis: An Introduction to Student Safety Assessment and Management

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, 62701 United States

Students make threats to hurt themselves or others using social media, cell phones or in conversations with peers. This academy offers threat assessment training considered to be “best practice” by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. and the U.S. Secret Service and will enable participants to assess the severity of a threat, analyze the safety of the students and staff, and develop a plan of action to protect them. Valuable resources, including documentation, scripted protocols as well as guidance for decision…

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Education Leaders Fall Conference 2018

October 21 @ 9:00 am - October 23 @ 12:30 pm
Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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The Education Leaders Fall Conference is shaping up to be a "can't miss" professional development opportunity of 2018 for education leaders. General session speakers include Kim Bearden, co-founder, executive director, and teacher at the Ron Clark Academy, and Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, author, podcaster, and Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District. State superintendent Dr. Tony Smith will also address attendees. Additionally, the very popular IGNITE general session will return, where you'll have an opportunity to hear fast-paced, motivational messages from…

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PSAT/SAT Dive into Data: Using Your Students’ Scores to Drive School Improvement

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Have you ever wanted to know simple, systematic steps to improve students’ PSAT/SAT scores? This academy will tell you the series of steps to dissect your PSAT/SAT data, identify the strengths and weaknesses of your students and schools’ performance, create partnerships with your teachers on what they can do to drive student improvement, and how to educate your parents on what a PSAT/SAT score report contains. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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ESSA: School Accountability Under Illinois’ Plan

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

This course will help participants to identify and define the academic and school quality indicators that comprise Illinois' new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Participants will examine the seven standards and components that comprise the research-based Quality Framework for successful districts and schools, and compare and contract summative tier designations and Illinois Empower system of support services. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Standards-Based Assessment & Reporting

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Participants will learn how to implement standards-based grading and learning and leave with ready-made resources for in-house professional development. Topics covered will include how to deconstruct standards and develop common language; communication to stakeholders; assessment design; and monitoring student progress. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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November 2018

Developing a PLO for Increasing School Success Under ESSA

November 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL United States

Much attention has been given to the need for Professional Learning Communities while little attention has been given concerning how the board, superintendent, principals, and teachers work collaboratively in a PLC model. This presentation focuses on how the school district can ensure the academic success of all students by utilizing an organizational systemic approach to learning. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Family Engagement & Student Attendance: Meaningful, Ongoing Involvement in Schools

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Learn to assess parent engagement and analyze student attendance. Specifically, this academy will help administrators identify school-wide initiatives to boost student attendance, decrease truancy and increase parent involvement. Strategies will be given that help administrators work more closely with stakeholders to create partnerships and increase engagement between parents/guardians, community members, teacher, students and administrators. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Legal Best Practices for Deans, AP’s and SRO’s in Responding to Student Behavior and Communicating with Parents

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States

Research indicates that there are almost a half million incidents of violence in our schools annually with more than 1 out of 5 of students in grades 9-12 reporting that they have been bullied. School safety and security is much more than just placing police officers in our schools – it is about connecting with students and parents. The presenter, Dr. Steve Webb is an award winning veteran school administrator, but is also a police officer where he is an…

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Leading Profesional Learning Communities (PLCs)

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

The session will focus on how to create a student-centered culture, collaboratively build and get passionate agreement on mission, vision and S.M.A.R.T. goals, and help teachers to achieve high functioning data teams that improve student learning and achievement. This session will give leaders specific ideas and practical tools to improve culture, teacher and team performance and student learning. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Leading Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

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