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NIU Hoffman Estates

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5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
815-753-8862

July 2019

***This Event is FULL***Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

July 18 @ 7:45 am - July 19 @ 4:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States

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). Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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September 2019

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

September 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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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School Support Personnel Workshop – PD HOURS ONLY

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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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Collaborative Leadership Coaching *NEW for 2019-20*

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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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Implement ALL Standards with Standards-Based Grading and Learning

September 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Participants will learn how to implement standards-based grading and learning and leave with ready-made resources for in-house professional development. Topics covered will include how to deconstruct standards and develop common language; communication to stakeholders; assessment design; and monitoring student progress. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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October 2019

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You *NEW for 2019-20*

October 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Time management is not the issue. Truly, it is not. This presentation unveils that time management is simply a symptom of one of eight larger issues. Understanding and attacking these issues are key to sustained personal and professional success. This talk is infused with humor and will help everyone identify why they may struggle with optimizing their efficiency and effectiveness. Participants will leave changed and inspired to make immediate changes to their habits and lifestyle. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss Crucial Issues to Increase Performance

October 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Difficult conversations are unpleasant, but they don’t have to be unproductive. Veteran administrator Don Anderson shares techniques on how to make sure difficult conversations yield positive results for everyone involved. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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Student Athletic Programs & SEL: Best Practices for Winning on the Field and in Life *NEW for 2019-20*

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Participants will know and understand the profound short-term and long-range impact that the interscholastic sports experience has on the happiness, well-being, career readiness, and growth of students through the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical learning domains. Participants will critique and identify core beliefs for their school's athletic programs focused on learning domains through a collaborative, community-based organic process; determine desired athletic experience outcomes linked to the athletic program's core values; analyze a data collection instrument to determine the level of success…

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Data Literacy: Using Information to Improve Student Outcomes

October 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Schools are awash in data. Do you know how to classify, locate, access, organize, analyze, evaluate and otherwise leverage data to create meaningful change in your schools? If not, this academy will walk you through these steps and give you skills and tools for making sense of and making use of your data. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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November 2019

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

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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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December 2019

The Power of Why *NEW for 2019-20*

December 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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

Trauma Responsive Practices: Learning, Leading and Connection

March 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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You have to Maslow before you can Bloom. Learn how to better connect with your students who have experienced trauma and stress to better support them and create learning environments that strengthen their growth and achievement. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

March 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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)

March 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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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May 2020

Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training

May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 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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Developing a Professional Learning Organization (PLO) for Increasing School Success Under ESSA

May 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Much attention has been given to the need for Professional Learning Communities while little attention has been given concerning how the board, superintendent, principals, and teachers work collaboratively in a PLC model. This presentation focuses on how the school district can ensure the academic success of all students by utilizing an organizational systemic approach to learning. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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

May 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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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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June 2020

The Legal Rights of Students and Parents: Balancing Best Practices and the Law

June 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 United States
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Amendment Rights, social media use, the changing liability of technology, teacher behavior, handbooks, searches, and bullying are not just "hot topics," they are everyday issues.  This academy talks about all of these and more. Online Registration PDF Registration Form

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