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January 2019

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss Crucial Issues to Increase Performance

January 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL United States
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Difficult conversations are unpleasant, but they don’t have to be unproductive. Veteran administrator Don Anderson gives techniques on how to make sure difficult conversations yield positive results for everyone involved. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Discipline at Work: Practical Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Challenges

January 29 @ 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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Practical Guidance on Section 504: Developing a Defensible Plan

January 30 @ 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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AP Summit & Before the Crisis: An Introduction to Student Safety Assessment and Management

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - January 31 @ 3:30 pm
Thelma Keller Convention Center at the Holiday Inn, 1202 N. Keller Dr.
Effingham, IL United States

Day 1 - January 30, 2019 - Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Dr., Effingham, IL Program: EdCamp for Assistant Principals Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm Reception: 5 pm – 6:30 pm Day 2 - January 31, 2019 - Thelma Keller Conv. Center, 1202 N. Keller Dr., Effingham, IL Administrator Academy # 1876 – Before the Crisis: An Introduction to Student Safety Assessment and Management Presenters: Scott Bloomquist & Allison Pierson Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Breakfast and…

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***FREE EVENT*** Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Education

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

Participants will assess their early childhood programs relative to Dual Language Learners/English Language Learners (DLLs/ELs) by using the Program Preparedness Checklist from HeadStart and examining program level policies and procedures for DLLs/ELs. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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February 2019

Book Study: Building a Culture of Trust – (Session 1 of 3)

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Online United States

Trust is the foundational element that takes teams from mere coordination to true collaboration – the kind of synergy and creativity that enables people to be authentic, real, open and transparent, and to learn, innovate and take risks together. Rather than experiencing trust as elusive, in this academy we will learn specific behaviors to establish, restore and extend trust in relationships – resulting in an increase in the speed we are able to achieve results and a decrease in the…

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The School Leaders Guide to Social Media

February 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Regency Conf. Center, 400 Regency Park
O Fallon, IL United States

Social media is the preeminent communication vehicle used in today’s society. Still, schools are reluctant to embrace the new communication reality. This academy helps school leaders overcome the anxiety associated with social media, learn tips and techniques to improve their practice, and develop strategies to leverage social media to engage their staff, students, and community. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

February 5 @ 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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Responding to Crisis: Attending to Mental Health and Wellness in Schools Today

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 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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PSAT/SAT Dive into Data: Using Your Students’ Scores to Drive School Improvement

February 6 @ 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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