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January 2020

Collaborative Leadership Coaching *NEW for 2019-20*

January 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 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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Effective Supervision and Evaluation Strategies to Use with Counselors and Support Personnel

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

This academy will provide highly effective strategies and tools to maximize the performance of school counselors, social workers and psychologists. -Understand the unique supervision needs of student support personnel -Increase awareness of the mental health and emotional regulation needs of students and the impact on student support personnel -Gather helpful evaluation techniques and data-gathering measures unique to student support personnel Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Discipline at Work: Practical Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Challenges

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Do you find yourself driving to school hoping all the students behave so you can get some work or teaching done? There are many student behaviors that challenge us and leave us feeling angry, puzzled or helpless to accomplish our goals. Most traditional methods of discipline do not seem to work or change the behaviors. Let's move from traditional methods of discipline to a positive behavior support philosophy. Create an environment of social and emotional security that encourages mutual respect…

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2020 AP/Dean Summit South & The Legal Rights of Students and Parents: Balancing Best Practices and the Law

January 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thelma Keller Convention Center at the Holiday Inn, 1202 N. Keller Dr.
Effingham, IL United States
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The AP/Dean Summit South will kick off on Wednesday, January 29 at Tuscany Winery in Effingham ( 2200 Historic Hills Dr, Effingham, IL 62401) with an Ed Camp from 3:00pm to 4:45pm followed by a reception starting at 5:00pm. On Thursday, January 30, AA# 1415 The Legal Rights of Students and Parents: Balancing Best Practices and the Law will begin at 8:30pm at the Thelma Keller Convention Center and wrap up around 3:30pm. A block of rooms is available at…

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The School Leader as Coach and Evaluator

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

This interactive webinar engages participants in understanding key ideas and best practices in coaching and unpack how leaders can live those practices in their daily work. Participants reflect on their own experiences, build new knowledge, ask questions, and start planning their personal next steps as they curate big ideas from the coaching field and apply them to their own contexts as leaders and evaluators. The pre-readings, handouts and homework provide relevant research and a toolkit to support implementation. Online Registration…

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***FREE*** ECE Essential Leadership Strategies for Adopting the Pyramid Model with Fidelity

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

In this Academy we will discuss strategies to enhance young children’s emerging social and emotional development through the exploration of the multi-tiered Pyramid Models - a systems approach to supporting early childhood PBIS. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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February 2020

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

February 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Regency Conf. Center, 400 Regency Park
O Fallon, IL 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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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss Crucial Issues to Increase Performance

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Difficult conversations are unpleasant, but they don’t have to be unproductive. Veteran administrator Don Anderson shares techniques on how to make sure difficult conversations yield positive results for everyone involved. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Regional Office of Education – Mt. Vernon, 1710 Broadway St
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 United States
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This academy provides fundamental leadership skills, thoughts, and concepts. Designed to introduce the most important concepts that make a school official effective and appreciated. The focus is on building a strong climate that leads to greater achievement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Regency Conf. Center, 400 Regency Park
O Fallon, IL 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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Data Literacy: Using Information to Improve Student Outcomes

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

Schools are awash in data. Do you know how to classify, locate, access, organize, analyze, evaluate and otherwise leverage data to create meaningful change in your schools? If not, this academy will walk you through these steps and give you skills and tools for making sense of and making use of your data. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Trauma Responsive Practices: Learning, Leading and Connection

February 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 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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Restorative Practices: Next Steps *NEW for 2019-20*

February 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Boone/Winnebago ROE #4, 300 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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This interactive learning opportunity is designed to support rural, urban, and suburban educators as they continue to serve the total school community using restorative practices. Since the passage of Senate Bill 100, Illinois educators have embraced a restorative philosophy and the impact it has on a positive school culture. This Academy will review the legal requirements of the law while providing ways to move forward and beyond our initial efforts of compliance. Information for improving and enhancing an effective in…

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Implement ALL Standards with Standards-Based Grading and Learning

February 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701 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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What Went Wrong: How to Avoid Special Ed Litigation

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

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 under both state and federal law. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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