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July 2019

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

July 18 @ 7:45 am - July 19 @ 4:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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). Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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**Registration is Closed** Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 4:30 pm
Chicago State University, 9501 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60628 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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Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

July 30 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 4:30 pm
WIU-Quad Cities (Moline), 3300 River Dr
Moline, IL 61265 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. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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August 2019

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

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

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

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, 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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Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA3000/3001/3002)

August 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, 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

August 7 @ 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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Responding to Crisis: Attending to Mental Health & Wellness in Schools Today

August 8 @ 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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September 2019

Leading a Schoolwide Writing System: A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Literacy Goals *NEW for 2019-20*

September 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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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 specific, ready-to-implement tools for easy replication back at their own schools. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Collaborative Leadership Coaching *NEW for 2019-20*

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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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