IPA provides the two-day professional learning for educators who are seeking initial training qualification to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. The two-day academy (#AA 2001) aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b).
The learning outcomes for the two-day academy include:
- Participants will be able to use assessments and measurement models in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers and to understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth.
- Participants will be able to use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected and best practices relative to evaluating student growth, to link teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results.
- Participants will create, in collaboration with teachers, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals.
- Participants will communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers to set goals and improve practice.
- Participants will demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings (i.e., “excellent,” “proficient,” “needs improvement,” and “unsatisfactory”).
- Participants will observe instruction competently in multiple subject areas provided to varied and multiple student populations (i.e., English language learners, students with IEPs, students in career and technical programs, etc.)
- Participants will use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice, to link teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation results.
- Participants will know how to create, in collaboration with teachers, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth and assist teachers in aligning PD and goal-setting to SIP goals.
- Participants will communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers to set goals and improve professional practice.
- Participants will understand sources of personal bias and be able to recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results.
$375 for the 2-day training. Registration also includes a one-year complimentary Aspiring Leader membership in the Illinois Principals Association. Your one-year Aspiring membership will be processed and begin following completion of the two-day academy.
IPA’s training team includes veteran school administrators who have years of experience evaluating teachers as well as developing principals’ evaluation skills. Two of IPA’s trainers were part of the PEAC training development team and many of the resources for the academy were developed by the IPA training team.
Dr. Williams received her Ed.D. degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. After 16 years as a classroom teacher, she began her administrative career as an assistant principal, moving on to principal, director of academic programs and then regional manager. After a decade of working in these leadership roles, Dr. Williams became a Chief Area Officer, and later Network Chief in Chicago Public Schools District 299, where she supervised 28 and 39 school principals respectively. During this time, in 2010, Dr. Williams participated in the initial PERA development for the district, and received certification for the teacher evaluation. In 2012 she was certified as a principal evaluator under PERA. In total, Dr. Williams has evaluated teachers and school administrators for 21 years.
Dr. Williams’ supervisory approach combines professional learning, coaching, and differentiated support to principals and assistant principals. She has designed and facilitated professional development in the areas of classroom management and instructional leadership. Her development interests have been focused mainly on constructive teacher and principal evaluation, and mentoring aspiring principals.
Currently, Dr. Williams serves as an Educational Leadership consultant to school administrators in both elementary and high schools within CPS and suburban districts. She mentors aspiring school leaders and supervises principal residencies while preparing them for the CPS/CLC Principal Eligibility process. In addition, she facilitates workshops for leadership development, classroom management, and strategies for implementing instructional shifts through Common Core State Standards. Dr. Williams coaches in the leadership programs of Teach for America in partnership with Harvard University, National Louis University, and the Illinois Principals Association. In 2016, she became a state-wide trainer for IPA (ISBE) to provide principals with re-certification for teacher evaluation.