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October 2018

Raising Reading Achievement in the New Age of Assessment

October 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602 United States
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The following is part of the 2018 Illinois Reading Council Conference, thought you do not have to attend the conference to attend this administrator academy. The academy registration is listed in the OPTIONAL MEALS AND EVENTS portion of the registration for the conference. This collaborative session will equip administrators, instructional leaders, and teacher teams with the knowledge and tools necessary to lead their school or district towards an exemplary literacy environment. Participants will: evaluate their current school or district literacy environment.…

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Book Study: The Principled Principal – Session 1 of 3

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online United States

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. Session 2 is 11-2-2018 Session 3 is 12-7-2018.

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Education Leaders Fall Conference 2018

October 21 @ 9:00 am - October 23 @ 12:30 pm
Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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The Education Leaders Fall Conference is shaping up to be a "can't miss" professional development opportunity of 2018 for education leaders. General session speakers include Kim Bearden, co-founder, executive director, and teacher at the Ron Clark Academy, and Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, author, podcaster, and Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District. State superintendent Dr. Tony Smith will also address attendees. Additionally, the very popular IGNITE general session will return, where you'll have an opportunity to hear fast-paced, motivational messages from…

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November 2018

Implement ALL Standards with Standards-Based Grading and Learning

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL United States

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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Classroom Management Strategies that Support Restorative Practices

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

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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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology Integration in your Classroom

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Are your teachers using technology to redefine student learning or simply substituting paper and pencil with expensive devices? This workshop will help you understand the four levels of technology integration and the part that technological skills play in a 21st Century teacher’s instructional toolkit. It will also provide you with tools for evaluating your teacher’s current practices, help you understand how technology fits into a teachers' continuous improvement process, and help guide your school on an effective path toward differentiated…

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

November 16 @ 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 Emotionally Intelligent Principal: The Key to Successful School Leadership

November 27 @ 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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Practical Guidance of Section 504: Developing a Defensible Plan

November 28 @ 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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Understanding and Supporting Instructional Coaching: A Toolkit for Administrators

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

Instructional coaches are all over education and many schools have recently acquired them or grown their program. How do you as a leader help them and the program increase the instructional capacity of your faculty? This session will hone in on those practices that build up your tool box and understanding of the supportive actions administrators can take and how to avoid fragmentation with your evaluation and coaching processes. Coaching can be a major leadership lever for you to drive performance so our hope…

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