New for the 2018-2019 school year, administrators will also have an opportunity to earn their administrator academy credit in an on-demand format. The self-directed learning allows the participant to complete the course online at a time, location, and pace that is most convenient for them. Participants register online (or via fax) and are assigned the course through the Ed Leaders Network platform. A course guide with embedded, written activities and reflections, help guide the learner through the course. Video segments scripted and delivered by content experts engage the participant throughout the learning. Additionally, participants become part of an online learning community with other individuals completing the same course and can network with each other as well as the course presenter. The ELN platform saves the progress of the participant, allowing him/her the ability to stop the course and pick it back up again at another time without losing progress that has already been made. Individuals desiring to complete their annual administrator academy credit via an on-demand course must complete all course requirements by May 15 of the year in which they desire to receive credit. This allows time for the course presenter to review the submitted application/dissemination plan and verify to ISBE before June 30 that the workshop was completed successfully by the learner. Individuals who do not meet the May 15 deadline for submission of course requirements may submit them after that date; however, administrator academy credit for successful course completion will be granted in the subsequent school year.
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