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December 2019

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

December 13 @ 8:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm
NIU, Rockford, 8500 E. State St.
Rockford, IL United States
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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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January 2020

Equity & Racial Literacy for School Leaders & Staff to Maximize Student Learning

January 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Wondering how you will provide a staff in-service on implicit racial bias? Start here! Learn to lead your school community through a process that assesses the adaptability of your organization. Model what it means to be a life-long learner as you move from colorblindness to color consciousness in preparing students for a global 21st century world that is far from race neutral. Begin building an equitable learning environment by examining how your personal experiences and attitudes impact your professional practices.…

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Prevent School Violence, Improve Staff Response, Create Safer Environments

January 9, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Eisenhower Coop, 5318 135th St
Crestwood, 60445 United States
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Through a high level of classroom participation and multiple school specific crisis scenarios, participants will learn how to improve their own responses to student escalations and critical events, as well as strategies to train their staff for safer school environments. Crisis response scenarios and exercises were developed from actual school critical incidents for the purpose to improve the crisis decision making of school administrators. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss Crucial Issues to Increase Performance

January 9, 2020 @ 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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Book Study: The Principled Principal – (Session 1 of 3)

January 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online United States

Session 2 - February 7, 2020 Session 3 - March 6, 2020 Co-authors Anthony McConnell and Jeff Zoul will lead participants through a three-part study of their book, “The Principled Principal.” Participants will learn about 10 key principles that guide the work of successful school principals. We will examine each of these core principles, describing what it is, why it matters, and how to avoid the “culture crushers” that can impede progress. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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PSAT/SAT Dive into Data: Using Your Students’ Scores to Drive School Improvement

January 10, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel Collinsville, 1000 East Port Plaza Dr
Collinsville, IL 62234 United States
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Have you ever wanted to know simple, systematic steps to improve students’ PSAT/SAT scores? This academy will tell you the series of steps to dissect your PSAT/SAT data, identify the strengths and weaknesses of your students and schools’ performance, create partnerships with your teachers on what they can do to drive student improvement, and how to educate your parents on what a PSAT/SAT score report contains. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Strategic Planning: Building a District Improvement Plan Through Community Support *NEW for 2019-20*

January 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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This academy outlines the strategic planning process for districts to align their efforts to ESSA, the Illinois Balanced Accountability Model, and Multiple Tiers of Support. Administrators from within the school system will share their story and practical strategies to build an effective approach to the strategic planning process. Participants will be able to analyze and summarize the role of strategic planning and the role it plays in meeting state mandates, school improvement activities, and community expectations; construct and apply a…

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Responding to Crisis: Attending to Mental Health & Wellness in Schools Today

January 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Every school needs a mental health action plan for students, staff and parents. This workshop gives school leaders a framework and the knowledge to create a comprehensive plan and learn more about essential topics such as mental illness, depression, suicidal ideation, intervention and prevention strategies. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Leading Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

January 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Jack Baldermann, 2017 Illinois Principal of the Year and 2018 National Principal of the Year Finalist, has led Professional Learning Community work for over twenty two years as a principal and was mentored by Dr. Rick DuFour. Jack and his team led Westmont High School to become one of the most improved in the state and nation with a 99% overall graduation rate, only 5 drop outs in the last six years, a 100% graduation rate for African-American and Latino…

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Legal Best Practices for Administrators and SRO’s in Responding to Student Behavior and Communicating with Parents

January 16, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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Research indicates that there are almost a half million incidents of violence in our schools annually with more than 1 out of 5 of students in grades 9-12 reporting that they have been bullied. School safety and security is much more than just placing police officers in our schools – it is about connecting with students and parents. The presenter, Dr. Steve Webb is an award winning veteran school administrator, but is also a police officer where he is an…

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