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May 2019

What Went Wrong: How to Avoid Special Educ Litigation

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

This presentation will analyze the special education case law and recent legal guidance from both OSEP and OCR to ensure that your school organization can avoid the decisions that ultimately led schools to litigation. Each case will be discussed with a focus on the missteps or omission, including alternative options for action and legal requirements under both state and federal law. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

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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Discipline at Work: Practical Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Challenges

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Do you find yourself driving to school hoping all the students behave so you can get some work or teaching done? There are many student behaviors that challenge us and leave us feeling angry, puzzled or helpless to accomplish our goals. Most traditional methods of discipline do not seem to work or change the behaviors. Let’s move from traditional methods of discipline to a positive behavior support philosophy. Create an environment of social and emotional security that encourages mutual respect…

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Alternative to Suspension: Restorative Practices

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Senate Bill 100 forced all of us to examine our practices related to suspensions and expulsions. While it might have been painful in the beginning, this piece of legislation made a significant – and positive – impact on student learning as well as classroom and school wide disciplinary practices. This interactive learning opportunity is designed to support rural, urban, and suburban educators as they move in the positive direction of restorative practices. As we all look for a silver bullet…

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

May 14 @ 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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The Legal Rights of Students and Parents

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

Amendment Rights, social media use, the changing liability of technology, teacher behavior, handbooks. searches, and bullying are not just "hot topics," they are everyday issues.  This academy talks about all of these and more. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology Integration in your Classroom

May 16 @ 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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Leading Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

The session will focus on how to create a student-centered culture, collaboratively build and get passionate agreement on mission, vision and S.M.A.R.T. goals, and help teachers to achieve high functioning data teams that improve student learning and achievement. This session will give leaders specific ideas and practical tools to improve culture, teacher and team performance and student learning. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Understanding Demographic Changes in IL and Their Impact on Schools

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Explore what the underlying factors are that drive "ethnic succession" better known as "white flight."  Learn successful strategies that help keep entering students from falling behind regardless of their race/ethnicity or social class.  Demographic changes is a certainty in our state preparing for them is what effective culturally responsible leaders practice. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Understanding and Supporting Instructional Coaching: A Toolkit for Administrators

May 23 @ 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…

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