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September 2019

Leading a Schoolwide Writing System: A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Literacy Goals *NEW for 2019-20*

September 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Increase student writing proficiency school-wide! Successful writing ability is critical for students to be successful in life and for schools to attain school improvement goals; this academy addresses both. Have fun while engaging in hands-on activities ranging from rubric analysis to scoring student samples to calibrating with colleagues. Participants will be energized and equipped with specific, ready-to-implement tools for easy replication back at their own schools. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Collaborative Leadership Coaching *NEW for 2019-20*

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Leadership coaching involves the development of collegial partnerships in which the coach and educational leader are focused on jointly working together to raise and improve both professional performance as well as student outcomes. Participants will understand how to engage school leaders in collegial, trusting relationships to address and analyze leadership issues or initiatives, communicate collaboratively in outcome-based conversations, provide evidence-based communicative feedback, resources, and support development of goals and a plan of action to improve performance. Participants will also explore…

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Trauma Responsive Practices: Learning, Leading and Connection

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Boone/Winnebago ROE #4, 300 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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You have to Maslow before you can Bloom. Learn how to better connect with your students who have experienced trauma and stress to better support them and create learning environments that strengthen their growth and achievement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Classroom Management Strategies that Support Restorative Practice

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Boone/Winnebago ROE #4, 300 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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It’s a great time in history to be an educator, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges along the way. If consequences alone were the answer, the issues surrounding managing student behavior would have been solved years ago. This interactive learning opportunity will focus on practical and strategic ways to support students and staff in a classroom that is focused on academic achievement, student voice, and restorative practices. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Implement ALL Standards with Standards-Based Grading and Learning

September 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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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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Creating a Culture of Respect: Strategies to Boost Student Engagement & Motivation

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU, Rockford, 8500 E. State St.
Rockford, IL United States
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Learn how to evaluate and implement schoolwide programs to boost student engagement and motivation! Participants will also discover how to transform and enhance the teaching and learning culture of their schools to motivate and encourage students to work in teams! Presenters will give strategies to help school leaders work more effectively with students’ parents, as well as how to create partnerships between parents, teachers and school administrators. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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October 2019

Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (AA1801)

October 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson’s Frameworks in a summative setting. This academy, in combination with administrator academy 3000/3001/3002, satisfies the teacher evaluator retraining requirement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Trauma Responsive Practices: Learning, Leading and Connection

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

You have to Maslow before you can Bloom. Learn how to better connect with your students who have experienced trauma and stress to better support them and create learning environments that strengthen their growth and achievement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA3000/3001/3002)

October 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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When valid and reliable assessment results are used to drive both individual and whole school professional development, schoolwide progress will naturally occur. On-going and supportive feedback ensures teachers and administrators can work together to support a culture of learning and nurture relationships that allow for the development of teachers and students. This academy, in combination with administrator academy 1801, meets the teacher evaluator retraining requirement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Practical Guidance on Section 504: Developing a Defensible Plan

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

This Academy will review the identification, eligibility, and legal factors in maintaining compliance with Section 504 in the school environment. Critical issues and practices will be outlined as it pertains to avoiding discrimination and developing Section 504 Plans that are comprehensive and appropriate. Special emphasis will be on the interplay and differences between the IDEA and Section 504. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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