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September 2019

**CANCELLED** Classroom Management Strategies that Support Restorative Practice **CANCELLED**

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Boone/Winnebago ROE #4, 300 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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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.

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**CANCELLED** Implement ALL Standards with Standards-Based Grading and Learning **CANCELLED*

September 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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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.

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

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU, Rockford, 8500 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 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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October 2019

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

October 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 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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Trauma Responsive Practices: Learning, Leading and Connection

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

You have to Maslow before you can Bloom. Learn how to better connect with your students who have experienced trauma and stress to better support them and create learning environments that strengthen their growth and achievement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA3000/3001/3002)

October 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 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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Practical Guidance on Section 504: Developing a Defensible Plan

October 2 @ 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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Leading Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

October 3 @ 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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Before the Crisis: An Introduction to Student Safety Assessment and Management

October 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Students make threats to hurt themselves or others using social media, cell phones or in conversations with peers. This academy offers threat assessment training considered to be “best practice” by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. and the U.S. Secret Service and will enable participants to assess the severity of a threat, analyze the safety of the students and staff, and develop a plan of action to protect them. Valuable resources, including documentation, scripted protocols as well as guidance for decision…

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***FREE*** Five Key Practices for Every Teacher that Works with English Learners

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

The focus of this online academy will be on planning and implementing four research-based effective classroom practices for English Learners (Els). • Increasing knowledge about using big ideas to plan instruction and academic vocabulary building • Implementing prior knowledge activities and effective student interaction • Promoting collaboration among ESL, bilingual, and general education teachers Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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