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***This EVENT is FULL***From Words to Action: Your Response to Racism in Schools

Online

Participants will engage in activities which will allow them to confront the image in the mirror as they respond to historical events around race that have changed our world and impact education. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of racism, privilege and equity through stories, literature, images and facts. The experiences from this session will [...]

Building Leadership Capacity Through Teacher Leaders

Online

Learn how to expand teachers’ leadership roles and responsibilities and give teacher leaders in your school new and increased importance in improving classroom instruction and student achievement. Characteristics that teacher leaders possess, opportunities that can be given to them for leadership; and the knowledge and skills they need to be more effective in their work [...]

A Leader’s Guide to Redefining Engagement

Online

The participant will critique a handful of current practices and analyze learning in their school in relationship to academic engagement, egocentric engagement, and intellectual engagement (i.e., "the powerful task rubric cube"); identify and distinguish types of student (egocentric) engagement strategies (volunteerism, participation, and cognitive engagement) in learning tasks and apply the strategy of "powering up" [...]

***This EVENT is FULL***Social Intelligence: The Swiss Army Knife of Leadership Skills

Online

Participants will identify and analyze the essential constructs of emotional and social intelligence, utilizing key research findings to identify the critical components that apply to leadership competency; evaluate multiple ways to measure their own level of emotional and social intelligence, using findings from those assessments to develop a personal plan for improvement; identify and evaluate [...]

Effective Use of Technology in Schools

Online

This course will focus on the evaluation of technology in the classroom and how it can connect to the Danielson model. It is designed to provide administrators with the ability to walk into a classroom and understand how technology is being integrated into the content rather than being a stand-alone application. The course will also [...]

***FREE*** Five Key Practices for Every Teacher That Works with English Learners

Online

Learn ways to improve programs and instruction for English Language learners. Research-based key practices at the district, school and classroom levels will be shared. Using templates, checklists, and useful tips, participants will receive information and effective strategies to improve ESL, literacy, and content instruction. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

School Support Personnel Workshop – PD HOURS ONLY

Online

This workshop is specially designed to meet the legal needs of school secretaries and office support staff including important annual legal updates. Topics to be covered include: safeguarding and maintenance of student records; residency and student enrollment; managing student medical needs and medication; immunization and health exam requirements; handling money and student account management; and [...]

Mindfulness Practices: Strengthening Student Centered Learning Environments

Online

Are you looking to implement some practices in your school or district to aid in building "Disaster-resilient" students in response to the pandemic? This course will assist participants to lead mindfulness practices in their school to support the development of positive relationships with staff members and students. Participants will analyze the connection between neuroscience and [...]

***This EVENT is FULL***Leading Equity Work in a Majority White School

Online

Regardless of the demographics of a school, all school leaders need to understand their own role in ensuring that their school is an inclusive, affirming environment for all students and staff. Two school leaders of a majority white school in a fairly affluent suburb of Chicago will share their experiences working with students and staff [...]

***This EVENT is FULL****Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

Online

This two-day academy is for educators who are seeking initial training qualification to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. The training aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). IPA will deliver this ONLINE training through Zoom. To participate in the virtual workshop, you [...]

Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

Online

This two-day academy is for educators who are seeking initial training qualification to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. The training aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). IPA will deliver this ONLINE training through Zoom. To participate in the virtual workshop, you [...]

The Principal: Building a Staff, Establishing a Climate, Leading Achievement

Online

Building a cooperative and positive climate is paramount to successful student achievement. There are fundamental steps that need to be considered, and basic leadership skills to be mastered. This academy shares both and allows input on what works. Interactive and easy to digest, this academy provides practical steps to make a difference. Online Registration PDF [...]

What Went Wrong: How to Avoid Special Ed Litigation

Online

This presentation will analyze the special education case law and recent legal guidance from both OSEP and OCR to ensure that your school organization can avoid the decisions that ultimately led schools to litigation. Each case will be discussed with a focus on the missteps or omission, including alternative options for action and legal requirements [...]