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The School Leader Paradigm: Becoming (While Doing)

Online

School leadership matters. We know this. But, school leaders must lead themselves well first in order to lead others effectively. This is why the IPA created the School Leader Paradigm – a comprehensive school leadership framework that not only accounts for the work school leaders do but also the critical competencies and attributes school leaders [...]

***This Event is FULL*** Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators (AA 1865)

Online

This administrative academy seeks to improve interrater reliability in the assignment of performance evaluation ratings for principals. Using case studies, participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to evaluate and rate principal performance. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for [...]

***This Event is FULL*** Initial Principal Evaluation Training (AA 2000)

Online

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

***This Event is FULL*** Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA 3000)

Online

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. TEACHER EVALUATORS – This academy, [...]

**CANCELLED** Leading a School-Wide Writing System: A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Literacy Goals

NIU Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville

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 [...]

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 [...]

***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 [...]

The Principled Principal

Online

The role of school principal is one of the most challenging and the most rewarding in education. The Principled Principal ten guiding principles of effective school leadership, using stories and real-life examples to make them relevant and applicable. You’ll learn what to prioritize and what to eliminate from your to-do list, how to empower your [...]

Building Bridges: Engaging Students at Risk Through the Power of Relationships

Online

Teaching is much more difficult than it used to be. This lament is common among teachers and administrators. Sometimes this sentiment is founded on mounting paperwork and professional responsibilities. Other times, it is a result of the ever-changing bureaucratic requirements of the job. But the most common reason for this complaint is student behavior. When [...]

Student Athletic Programs & SEL: Best Practices for Winning on the Field and in Life (Course 1)

Online

Participants will know and understand the profound short-term and long-range impact that the interscholastic sports experience has on the happiness, well-being, career readiness, and growth of students through the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical learning domains. Participants will critique and identify core beliefs for their school’s athletic programs focused on learning domains through a collaborative, community-based [...]

Leading for Equity: Cutting Through the Clutter of Differences

Online

Explore what the underlying factors are that drive “ethnic succession” better known as “white flight.” Learn successful strategies that help keep entering students from falling behind regardless of their race/ethnicity or social class. Demographic changes is a certainty in our state preparing for them is what effective culturally responsible leaders practice. Online Registration PDF Registration [...]

Collaborative Leadership Coaching

Online

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 [...]

**CANCELLED**Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators (AA 1865)

Online

This administrative academy seeks to improve interrater reliability in the assignment of performance evaluation ratings for principals. Using case studies, participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to evaluate and rate principal performance. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for [...]

**CANCELLED**Initial Principal Evaluation Training (AA 2000)

Online

This academy is for educators who are seeking initial training qualification to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of principals. IPA will deliver this ONLINE training through Zoom. To participate in the virtual workshop, you must have Internet access, a web camera, a microphone and a Google account. To be eligible to attend, you must [...]

***This Event is FULL*** Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA 3000)

Online

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. TEACHER EVALUATORS - This [...]