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February 2020

**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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**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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March 2020

Building School Leader Network

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on March 4, 2020 at 8:00 am

IL United States

The IPA Building School Leader Network (BSLN) is a year-long leadership development program that provides interactive and action-oriented learning, professional networking, resources, and individual support for third to fifth year administrators. Principals, assistant principals, and other school administrators will benefit from the program. The BSLN offers high level, results-based learning, planning, and action with the guidance and ongoing support of a team of highly-qualified presenters/educators. Dates July 25-26 -  Bloomington-Normal October 20-21 - Peoria January 16 - Bloomington-Normal March 4…

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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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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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Aspiring School Leader Network

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on January 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on March 7, 2020 at 8:00 am

IL United States

The goal of the IPA Aspiring School Leader Network is to establish aspiring school leaders with the mindset, attributes, and network needed to begin to positively impact students, staff members, and communities through educational leadership. Through personal and formal learning experiences, this program will lay the foundation aspiring school leaders need to take on a school leadership position. In addition to technical knowledge of school leadership, this experience will also give future leaders an understanding of the personal and social…

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WELL Summit

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - March 12 @ 4:00 pm
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Broadway
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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An event to empower, connect, inspire, support, celebrate and develop women in educational leadership. Kick off the 2nd Annual WELL SUMMIT by relaxing with new and old friends during the evening reception featuring State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala! The reception will begin at 5:00pm on March 11 and will wrap up at 7:00pm. Registration and a continental breakfast will be available at 8:00am on March 12, and at 8:30am, Jennie Magiera, Chief Program Officer & Dynamic Learning Project Lead with…

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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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**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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The Legal Basis of Student Management

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL United States
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Each school year there are new student behaviors that challenge school officials. This academy focuses on learning the parameters of student constitutional rights and knowing when and HOW to draw the line and prohibit certain student conduct at school. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 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** Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 4:30 pm
National Louis University – Lisle, 850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, IL 62703 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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Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators (AA 1865)

March 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Eisenhower Coop, 5318 135th St
Crestwood, 60445 United States
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The administrative academy seeks to improve interrater reliability in the assignment of performance evaluation ratings for principals. Using case studies, participants will collect evidence and use the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to evaluate and rate principal performance. Participants will use data collected from the case studies and compare the data to best practices for evaluating principals and assistant principals. This data will also be analyzed to prepare administrative and school-level professional development plans. In a collaborative and supportive way,…

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April 2020

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

April 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 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. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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