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March 2020

Building Leadership Capacity Through Teacher Leaders

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

Learn how schools have expanded teachers’ roles and responsibilities and instituted rewards and recognition programs to give teacher leaders new and increased importance in improving classroom instruction and student achievement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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April 2020

**CANCELLED** Creating a Culture of Respect: Strategies to Boost Student Engagement & Motivation

April 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 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.

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School Security: A Proactive and Holistic Approach

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

It is of paramount importance to provide a safe learning environment for students, staff and visitors. Learn the most effective and affordable ways to improve school security and emergency preparedness. Benefit from strategies and resources on topics such as active shooter, video surveillance and grant funding. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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The Emotionally Intelligent Principal: The Key Successful School Leadership

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

As a school leader, your emotional intelligence impacts the ebb and flow, the success and failure of your teachers, your students and your school. This session will use several resources, including the 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership and the 4 Agreements to help you to create a plan to address, improve and maintain your emotional intelligence, as you support teaching and learning within your school. You will also have an opportunity to learn from other participants. It's a fun session…

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

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm
Online United States

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). Participants MUST register at least 10 days before the 1st session to allow time to complete ISBE-required pre-work.

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Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You *NEW for 2019-20*

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Time management is not the issue. Truly, it is not. This presentation unveils that time management is simply a symptom of one of eight larger issues. Understanding and attacking these issues are key to sustained personal and professional success. This talk is infused with humor and will help everyone identify why they may struggle with optimizing their efficiency and effectiveness. Participants will leave changed and inspired to make immediate changes to their habits and lifestyle. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Optimizing Transportation Operations, the Claim Process, and the Safe Transportation of Students

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

The participants will analyze appropriate transportation procedures and transportation claim forms, appropriate management principles in the maintenance and operation of a district’s transportation program to ensure safe transportation of students, and analyze the various means of providing transportation for students to determine the most effective & efficient method, develop programs for the selection and training of staff and outside vendors. This academy is held in conjunction with the Illinois Association of School Business Officials.

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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss Crucial Issues to Increase Performance

April 20 @ 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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What Connected Leaders Do Differently

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Discover the power of creating and growing your personal and professional learning network (PLN) with educational leaders around the world! In this academy, you will learn the eight key behaviors describing what connected educational leaders do differently, how to connect, and why it matters. You will learn about new tools, resources, and ideas that will help you grow as a leader and help you share your school’s story. Learn how to customize professional development for you and your staff so…

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The Evolution of Education: Shifting from Traditional Classrooms to Personalized Learning

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Schools will become dangerously irrelevant if we do not begin to transform at a rate consistent with the rest of society. With the ever-changing demands on schools and students, leaders must be willing and able to challenge the status quo and move from traditional classrooms to progressive and personalized learning. This academy provides practical tips and techniques, but also focuses on the conceptual frameworks and habits of mind that must exist in order to be a leader of personalized learning.…

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Crisis Communication: Prepare, Respond, and Reflect

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Participants will identify the various audiences that need to be communicated with during a crisis or critical incident in the school community; assess their current readiness for communicating in various crisis situations; analyze different methods of communication that can be activated during a crisis or critical incident; and create and critique sample communications to be used before, during, and after a crisis or critical incident. This academy is held in conjunction with the Illinois Association of School Business Officials.

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Restorative Practices: Next Steps *NEW for 2019-20*

April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online United States

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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***FREE*** Three Levels of Support for ELL: Classroom, School, District

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

When English learners receive instruction from ESL, bilingual, and general education teachers in different classrooms, it is essential for these teachers to collaborate and coordinate instruction. Using templates, checklists, and chat discussions, participants will learn useful information and strategies about research-based effective instructional strategies for English learners. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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The Legal Rights of Students and Parents

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online United States

Student speech, search and seizure, social media use, technology, teacher behavior, student handbooks and bullying are not just “hot topics,” they are everyday issues. This Academy discusses these issues and more. Questions are encouraged! Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 4:30 pm
Online United States

The Illinois State Board of Education has granted temporary approval for this course to be held virtually. Individuals eligible to complete #2001 virtually must either (1) require the course for college graduation or (2) require the Initial Teacher Evaluator designation to hold an administrative position in the 2020-2021 school year. Those who do not meet one of these two criteria should register for a face-to-face session. Face-to-face sessions will be held as soon as the state lifts restrictions imposed by…

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