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May 2021

AA #1801 Evaluator Retraining: Gathering Evidence during Observations & Conferencing Using the Danielson Model

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (Academy #1801) This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson’s Instructional Framework in an evaluation setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component level during formal and informal observations; 2. Use evidence, with minimal bias, to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each component in domains 2 and 3; 3. Increase inter-rater reliability in all phases…

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AA #1451 Danielson Domains 1: Planning Preparation and Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1451) This course focuses on Domains 1 and 4 of the Danielson 2013 Framework and is intended for those administrators who have successfully completed Initial Teacher Evaluation required by ISBE. Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in construction and supportive ways. They must also recognize and control for bias when conducting evaluations and determining results. Participants will record data from a…

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AA #2000: Initial Principal Evaluation Training

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$400

Session dates are the following: May 17 and May 18. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA #2000. This two day course will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. This course will provide participants with the knowledge to : 1) identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards and best practices; 2) facilitate a common language and…

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AA #1865: Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Administrators, In partnership with ISBE, the PEAC (Performance Evaluator Advisory Council) has released guidance for Qualified Evaluator Administrator Academies to be held online. Our experienced facilitator will offer this academy with integrity and fidelity as if he/she was conducting a face-to-face training. This academy will consist of pre/post work in addition to the online course itself. Your facilitator will email you any pre/post work needed along with a deadline to complete. The Academy focuses on a high rate of inter-rater…

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AA #3000 Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher and Administrator Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (Academy #3000) This is the one required student growth retraining course for teacher and administrator evaluators who are renewing their designations required to evaluate educators. Participants will learn how to: 1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth; 2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and…

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June 2021

AA #2000: Initial Principal Evaluation Training

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$400

Session dates are the following: June 10 & June 15. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA #2000. This two day course will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. This course will provide participants with the knowledge to : 1) identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards and best practices; 2) facilitate a common language and…

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AA #1865: Principal Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Administrators, In partnership with ISBE, the PEAC (Performance Evaluator Advisory Council) has released guidance for Qualified Evaluator Administrator Academies to be held online (if needed). This academy will consist of pre/post work in addition to the online course itself. Your facilitator will email you any pre/post work needed along with a deadline to complete. The Academy focuses on a high rate of inter-rater reliability using the required performance evaluation ratings. Using case studies, the participants will collect evidence and use…

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AA #2001 Teacher Evaluator Initial Training

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Online, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$425

This two day academy will take place on June 10 & June 11, 2021 This academy will consist of pre/post work in addition to the course itself. Your facilitator will e-mail you any pre/post work needed along with a deadline to complete. All new teacher evaluators in Illinois need to pass the two day Teacher Evaluator Initial Training. These trainings will provide participants with the knowledge to: * identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards and best practices *…

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AA #1374: Implementing A Social & Emotional Learning System-Wide to Improve Student Achievement

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$175

This course will provide participants with the research & tools needed to support implementing a Social Emotional Learning system-wide to improe conditions for learning & student achievement. Participants will: *understand & be able to address the IL standards for SEL; *research various supports implementing SEL into district & school practices; *apply supports for the conditions for learning; *assess current levels of SEL implementation *develop a one-year plan outlining next steps to address implementing SEL system-wide. *PDA will plan for in-person…

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AA #3000 Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher and Administrator Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (Academy #3000) This is the one required student growth retraining course for teacher and administrator evaluators who are renewing their designations required to evaluate educators. Participants will learn how to: 1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth; 2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and…

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AA #1514 – Implementing a Program to Help At-Risk Students Build Resilience

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$175

Administrators will learn how to implement a program to help at-risk students build resilience. With an astonishing amount of evidence from a wide variety of sources, this hands-on session makes the definitive case for employing strategies to build resilience in students. This AA will be held in person at the PDA. Participants will be required to wear their face mask. Individual boxed lunches will be provided. If needed, this Academy will move to online. A Zoom meeting link will be…

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AA #988 Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for School Administrators

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$255

The foundation of professional success lies in understanding yourself, understanding others and realizing the impact of personal behaviors on others. This course provides a non-judgmental language for exploring the different communication styles and behavioral issues across four primary dimensions. The content is designed to help improve communication and to ease frustration and conflict so school administrators and team leaders are more effective in their roles. The course and supporting materials are based on extensive field research and testing by lnscape…

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AA #3775 Coaching 101 for Leaders

June 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$175

Participants will: 1. Be introduced to instructional coaching models that are student-centered and focused on high impact instructional strategies. 2. Learn strategies for developing positive and supportive relationships with instructional coaches. 3. Learn the key indicators for developing a school culture that supports coaching success. 4. Identify the types of essential data that will support the implementation of coaching cycles. 5. Improve their skills in analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of instructional coaching systems. 6. Identify the professional development structures…

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AA #1448 Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Danielson Domains 2 & 3

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1448) Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. Administrators who evaluate teachers must also recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results. School districts in Illinois must provide professional development to administrators to strengthen these skills on a sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3 of the Charlotte Danielson 2013…

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AA #1452 Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Developing Professional Development Plans using the Danielson Framework

June 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1452) Participants will learn how to utilize current evaluation data for all licensed staff to create individual, targeted small group, and school-wide professional development plans. The academy will emphasize the importance of collaboration skills in working with groups of teachers to achieve comprehensive plans. Participants will use Professional Learning Plan (PLP) tools to develop detailed plans aligned with school improvement goals to address defined needs. This academy requires 1 hour of…

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AA #1616: Social Media and Special Education Law

June 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

This course is a detailed review of the laws and regulations relating to use of social media and similar technology in schools, with a specific focus on issues relating to students with disabilities. It includes the implications and use of social media by staff and students during school and personal time, including a review of the relevant laws and regulations, case law, and current legal disputes relevant to those issues. About the presenter: Brandon Wright Brandon K. Wright graduated with…

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AA #1801 Evaluator Retraining: Gathering Evidence during Observations & Conferencing Using the Danielson Model

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (Academy #1801) This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson’s Instructional Framework in an evaluation setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component level during formal and informal observations; 2. Use evidence, with minimal bias, to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each component in domains 2 and 3; 3. Increase inter-rater reliability in all phases…

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AA #1451 Danielson Domains 1: Planning Preparation and Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

June 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1451) This course focuses on Domains 1 and 4 of the Danielson 2013 Framework and is intended for those administrators who have successfully completed Initial Teacher Evaluation required by ISBE. Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in construction and supportive ways. They must also recognize and control for bias when conducting evaluations and determining results. Participants will record data from a…

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AA #3810: School Leadership in a VUCA World. The New Leadership Skill Needed to Navigate the Journey

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$175

Today's world is marked with uncertainty, challenges, & disruption. In the 1990's, the US Army War College developed the term VUCA to describe these situations as challenges to modern military operations. VUCA describes situations marked with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, & Ambiguity. The acronym may have been developed for military situations but is undoubtedly applicable to world situations challenging leaders today. All leaders of any organization live & lead in a VUCA world today. This academy will focus on how practical…

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July 2021

AA #2000: Initial Principal Evaluation Training

July 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$400

Session dates are the following: July 12 & July 13 Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA #2000. This two day course will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. This course will provide participants with the knowledge to : 1) identify and disseminate minimum state requirements, performance standards and best practices; 2) facilitate a common language and…

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AA #3000 Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher and Administrator Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (Academy #3000) This is the one required student growth retraining course for teacher and administrator evaluators who are renewing their designations required to evaluate educators. Participants will learn how to: 1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth; 2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and…

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AA #1452 Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Developing Professional Development Plans using the Danielson Framework

July 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1452) Participants will learn how to utilize current evaluation data for all licensed staff to create individual, targeted small group, and school-wide professional development plans. The academy will emphasize the importance of collaboration skills in working with groups of teachers to achieve comprehensive plans. Participants will use Professional Learning Plan (PLP) tools to develop detailed plans aligned with school improvement goals to address defined needs. This academy requires 1 hour of…

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AA #1448 Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Danielson Domains 2 & 3

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1448) Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in constructive and supportive ways. Administrators who evaluate teachers must also recognize and control for bias when conducting an evaluation and determining results. School districts in Illinois must provide professional development to administrators to strengthen these skills on a sustained basis. This course focuses on Domains 2 and 3 of the Charlotte Danielson 2013…

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AA #1451 Danielson Domains 1: Planning Preparation and Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

July 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Teacher Evaluators (Academy #1451) This course focuses on Domains 1 and 4 of the Danielson 2013 Framework and is intended for those administrators who have successfully completed Initial Teacher Evaluation required by ISBE. Administrators who evaluate teachers must demonstrate a high rate of inter-rater reliability and communicate evaluation outcomes in construction and supportive ways. They must also recognize and control for bias when conducting evaluations and determining results. Participants will record data from a…

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AA #1801 Evaluator Retraining: Gathering Evidence during Observations & Conferencing Using the Danielson Model

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (Academy #1801) This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson’s Instructional Framework in an evaluation setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component level during formal and informal observations; 2. Use evidence, with minimal bias, to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each component in domains 2 and 3; 3. Increase inter-rater reliability in all phases…

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August 2021

AA #3000 Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth

August 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Professional Development Alliance, 2705 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60436
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$200

Teacher and Administrator Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth (Academy #3000) This is the one required student growth retraining course for teacher and administrator evaluators who are renewing their designations required to evaluate educators. Participants will learn how to: 1. Use assessments and measurement models identified by the joint committee in determining the student growth attributable to individual teachers/principals and understand how different types of assessments are used for measuring growth; 2. Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and…

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