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February 2020

Trauma Responsive Practices: Learning, Leading and Connection

February 26 @ 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. Join Stanley Leone, author of “No Place Like Hope,” and Bhavna Sharma, superintendent of Diamond Lake School District, to synthesize information about trauma, apply research concepts about how trauma affects the brain and learning, and trauma’s connection to student learning engagement. Online Registration PDF…

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**CANCELLED** The Power of Why *NEW for 2019-20*

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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Good questions are better than good answers. They engage people to think about what is important and why. This session explores the use of questioning and deep thinking to foster an inquiry-based culture. Leaders who ask questions increase their capacity to adapt and can transform a school into one that is visionary and participatory by empowering staff and students.

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Leading with Justice for All: Are You Prepared? LGBTQ Sensitivity, Bias, and Response

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Mission statements often state that we value all learners, meeting their individual academic and social-emotional needs to make them life-long learners. We view students through our personal lens that often can unintentionally be filtered by bias. This is often the case when we encounter students who we have difficulty relating too because their story and identity is not what we are familiar with or can relate to. This Academy will offer the opportunity for you to reflect upon leading with…

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

February 28 @ 8:00 am - February 29 @ 4:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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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This Event is FULL ***FREE*** Five Key Practices for Every Teacher that Works with English Learners

February 28 @ 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). This course will focus on: • Increasing knowledge about using big ideas to plan instruction and academic vocabulary building; • Implementing prior knowledge activities and effective student interaction; and • Promoting collaboration among ESL, bilingual, and general education teachers

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March 2020

Standards-Based Assessment & Reporting

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online 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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***FREE*** ECE The Foundation of MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) in Early Learning Environments

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

This academy will help provide guidance on ways to effectively create an evidenced-based Multi-Tiered System of Supports to promote successful academic and behavioral outcomes for young children in any learning environment. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

March 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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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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Family Engagement and Student Attendance: Meaningful, Ongoing Involvement in School

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Learn to assess parent engagement and analyze student attendance. Specifically, this academy will help administrators identify school-wide initiatives to boost student attendance, decrease truancy and increase parent involvement. Strategies will be given that help administrators work more closely with stakeholders to create partnerships and increase engagement between parents/guardians, community members, teacher, students and administrators. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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The Emotionally Intelligent Principal: The Key Successful School Leadership

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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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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**This Event is FULL** Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm
Roosevelt University, 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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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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** This Event is FULL** Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (AA1801)

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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.

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology Integration in Your Classrooms

March 17 @ 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 teacher’s continuous improvement process, and help guide your school on an effective path toward differentiated…

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**This Event is FULL** Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA3000/3001/3002)

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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.

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Women in Leadership: Learning, Leading, Living! *NEW for 2019-20*

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Join us for an inspiring, motivating and important academy to learn about Women in Leadership: Learning, Leading and Living! There is a disproportionate number of female leaders vs. female teachers. This is a topic that is relevant to all educators- how do we grow and support our female leaders? Leave the academy with tangible and practical ways to build your PLN, support others in the field and gain a greater sense of work-life blend. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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