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February 2018

Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing using the Danielson Model

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Doubletree, 510 E. IL Rt. 83
Mundelein, 60060 United States

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.Register Online PDF Registration Form

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Using the Evaluation to Support Teacher Improvement

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leading and teaching is complex, so it is imperative every educator take seriously their responsibility to continue growing professionally. Evaluators and teachers must view the evaluation tool as a resource for improvement. The academy goals are to assist you in recognizing and utilizing the evaluation process as a formative resource in supporting and building a teacher's capacity to become a highly-effective educator.Register Online PDF Registration Form

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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss Crucial Issues to Increase Performance

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.Register Online PDF Registration Form

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***CANCELLED*** The Aspiring Principals Workshop

February 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States

This learning opportunity provides talented individuals interested in the Principalship an awareness of the comprehensive nature and unique characteristics of the profession. Major topics will include: What aspiring principals should know and be able to do, job hunting skills and techniques, and current education reform initiatives

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Understanding Demographic Changes in IL and Their Impact on Schools

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.Register Online PDF Registration Form

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The Emotionally Intelligent Principal: The Key to Successful School Leadership

February 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Clarion Hotel, 411 S. Larkin Ave.
Joliet, 60436 United States

As a school leader, your emotional intelligence impacts the ebb and flow, the success and failure of your teachers, your students and your school. The 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.Register Online PDF Registration Form

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Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
ISU Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St.
Normal, 61761 United States

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, satisfies the teacher evaluator retraining requirement.Register Online PDF Registration Form

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Practical Guidance on Section 504: Developing a Defensible Plan

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Legal compliance with Section 504 is an important aspect in providing services to students with disabilities. In this presentation, attorney Christina Sepiol will lead you through the eligibility, evaluation, identification and development of a Section 504 Plan. Learn the pitfalls to avoid as well as the sound legal principles that drive this civil rights law.Register Online PDF Registration Form

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

February 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
17th Street Barbacue, 2700 17th St.
Marion, 62959 United States

Restorative practices must begin in the classroom and permeate everything in an educational environment, and it is imperative for reflective and professional educators to understand the significance within a total school environment. This academy will offer practical suggestions for prevention and implementation of restorative strategies that support both students and staff.

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Culture Counts: What Effective Leaders do to Build Leadership Capacity and Increase Student Success

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective administrators are intentional about their leadership in shaping a school's culture to foster student success. In this academy capacity building strategies are identified which will enhance a school's culture and increase student success.Register Online PDF Registration Form

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