AA #3670 Leading with Collective Efficacy: How to Empower Your Schools to Thrive

300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, IL 300 Center Dr Suite 100, Vernon Hills, IL

Participants will learn how to apply the work of John Hattie's high impact strategies to improve school climate, foster relationships among all staff, increase the focus on learning and how to create a culture of sharing the learning load among staff. This session provides opportunities to implement collective efficacy at your school which leads to […]

$195.00

AA #3828 Leading Positive School Culture: Prioritizing Self-Care, Staff Wellness, and Compassion Resilience

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

In the first component of this academy, school leaders will learn the importance of self-care while building their understanding of the role they play in creating a culture that supports staff wellness. School leaders will come to the course having completed the Professional Quality of Life Scale. Time will be dedicated to building a foundational […]

$195.00

AA #2000 Principal Evaluation Training for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

This 2-day course will cover all aspects of principal evaluations, including professional practice and student growth data. AA #2000 requires pre-work to be completed prior to the first day the course meets. Participants must attend both days of the course and complete the required Application for Dissemination for each day to receive credit for AA […]

$400.00

AA #2001 Teacher Evaluation Training

Virtual or In-Person TBD

This two-day Academy is designed for individuals who are seeking the Initial Training Qualification for Teacher Evaluation. All new teacher evaluators in Illinois will need to pass AA #2001 on the topic of Initial Teacher Evaluation training. This training replaces the existing initial teacher evaluation training provided through Growth Through Learning CEC & TeachScape and […]

$400.00

AA #3813 Culturally Responsive School Leadership: Moving from Theory to Practice

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

First coined in the early 1990sa "cultural responsiveness" is a phrase that has become part of the educational lexicon but not a part of the fabric of educational practice. Seen as the antidote to the hyper marginalization of students of color and growing achievement disparities that plague our schools few understand what culturally responsive leadership […]

$225.00

AA #1448 Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators (Part 1 of 3)

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

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 […]

$200.00

AA #3640 Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Is Your Staff At Risk?

300 Center Drive, Suite 100, Vernon Hills, IL 300 Center Dr Suite 100, Vernon Hills, IL

This course is designed to support school leaders in understanding the effects of burnout and compassion fatigue that their staff may encounter as the first responders to student trauma. Participants will be provided resources and strategies that can be used as interventions and/or preventative measures to implement with their staff. At the end of the […]

$195.00

AA# 1696 Effective Intercultural Communication in a Globalizing World

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

Participants will:1) examine different aspects of their individual cultural identities (race, gender, nationality, linguistic affiliation, etc) and reflect on how these aspects affect their interactions with others; 2) be introduced to specific dimensions of cultural variability (individualism/collectivism, high - context/low-context, power distance, time orientation) and their effects on intercultural encounters; 3) explore techniques for effective […]

$225.00

AA #1801 Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (Revised 2016)

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

This course will allow participants to learn effective skills and strategies for using Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks in a summative setting in order to more effectively: 1. Identify evidence at the component/element level during formal and informal observations; 2. Use evidence to effectively rate staff on the levels of performance for each domain; 3. Acquire strategies […]

$200.00

AA #1616 Social Media and Special Education Law

Vitrtual 19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL

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 […]

$225.00