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IPA Heaquarters

2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States

October 2019

Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (AA1801)

October 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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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. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA3000/3001/3002)

October 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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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, meets the teacher evaluator retraining requirement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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School Support Personnel Workshop – PD HOURS ONLY

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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This workshop is specially designed to meet the legal needs of school secretaries and office support staff including important annual legal updates. Topics to be covered include: safeguarding and maintenance of student records; residency and student enrollment; managing student medical needs and medication; immunization and health exam requirements; handling money and student account management; and personal liability protection. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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November 2019

Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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This two-day academy is for educators who are seeking initial training qualification to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. The training aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). Participants MUST register at least 10 days before the 1st session to allow time to complete ISBE-required pre-work. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Leading a Schoolwide Writing System: A Common Sense Approach to Achieving Literacy Goals *NEW for 2019-20*

November 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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Increase student writing proficiency school-wide! Successful writing ability is critical for students to be successful in life and for schools to attain school improvement goals; this academy addresses both. Have fun while engaging in hands-on activities ranging from rubric analysis to scoring student samples to calibrating with colleagues. Participants will be energized and equipped with specific, ready-to-implement tools for easy replication back at their own schools. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Strategic Planning: Building a District Improvement Plan Through Community Support *NEW for 2019-20*

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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This academy outlines the strategic planning process for districts to align their efforts to ESSA, the Illinois Balanced Accountability Model, and Multiple Tiers of Support. Administrators from within the school system will share their story and practical strategies to build an effective approach to the strategic planning process. Participants will be able to analyze and summarize the role of strategic planning and the role it plays in meeting state mandates, school improvement activities, and community expectations; construct and apply a…

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Restorative Practices: Next Steps *NEW for 2019-20*

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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This interactive learning opportunity is designed to support rural, urban, and suburban educators as they continue to serve the total school community using restorative practices. Since the passage of Senate Bill 100, Illinois educators have embraced a restorative philosophy and the impact it has on a positive school culture. This Academy will review the legal requirements of the law while providing ways to move forward and beyond our initial efforts of compliance. Information for improving and enhancing an effective in…

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January 2020

Legal Best Practices for Administrators and SRO’s in Responding to Student Behavior and Communicating with Parents

January 16, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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Research indicates that there are almost a half million incidents of violence in our schools annually with more than 1 out of 5 of students in grades 9-12 reporting that they have been bullied. School safety and security is much more than just placing police officers in our schools – it is about connecting with students and parents. The presenter, Dr. Steve Webb is an award winning veteran school administrator, but is also a police officer where he is an…

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February 2020

The Power of Why *NEW for 2019-20*

February 27, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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Good questions are better than good answers. They engage people to think about what is important and why. This session explores the use of questioning and deep thinking to foster an inquiry-based culture. Leaders who ask questions increase their capacity to adapt and can transform a school into one that is visionary and participatory by empowering staff and students. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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March 2020

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

March 5, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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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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Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

March 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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This two-day academy is for educators who are seeking initial training qualification to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. The training aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). Participants MUST register at least 10 days before the 1st session to allow time to complete ISBE-required pre-work. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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April 2020

Creating a Culture of Respect: Strategies to Boost Student Engagement & Motivation

April 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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Learn how to evaluate and implement schoolwide programs to boost student engagement and motivation! Participants will also discover how to transform and enhance the teaching and learning culture of their schools to motivate and encourage students to work in teams! Presenters will give strategies to help school leaders work more effectively with students’ parents, as well as how to create partnerships between parents, teachers and school administrators. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Collaborative Leadership Coaching *NEW for 2019-20*

April 30, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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Leadership coaching involves the development of collegial partnerships in which the coach and educational leader are focused on jointly working together to raise and improve both professional performance as well as student outcomes. Participants will understand how to engage school leaders in collegial, trusting relationships to address and analyze leadership issues or initiatives, communicate collaboratively in outcome-based conversations, provide evidence-based communicative feedback, resources, and support development of goals and a plan of action to improve performance. Participants will also explore…

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May 2020

The Legal Basis of Student Management

May 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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Each school year there are new student behaviors that challenge school officials. This academy focuses on learning the parameters of student constitutional rights and knowing when and HOW to draw the line and prohibit certain student conduct at school. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

May 29, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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A positive School Culture is the secret sauce of for excellence for both students and staff. Culture Counts! Mindset: Our beliefs play a critical role in the quality of our teaching and learning experiences. Our mindsets could either hinder or help us be our best selves. The good news is mindsets are changeable. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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June 2020

Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (AA1801)

June 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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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. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

Find out more »

Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (AA3000/3001/3002)

June 5, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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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, meets the teacher evaluator retraining requirement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

June 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
IPA Heaquarters, 2940 Baker Dr.
Springfield, 62703 United States
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This two-day academy is for educators who are seeking initial training qualification to be legally qualified to conduct evaluations of licensed personnel. The training aligns to the Illinois School Code competencies defined by Administrative Code Part 50, Section 50.420 (a-b). Participants MUST register at least 10 days before the 1st session to allow time to complete ISBE-required pre-work. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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